Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Texturing Cobblestones Street Map #2

Overview of the work in progress.

Close-up view of the street textures.

Return to the Cobblestone Streets Map #2

I'm taking a break from my Library model to revive this project. The only thing I could salvage was the curbstones layer, but that's better than starting all over from zero. To make the working files manageable, I reduced the resolution to 200dpi, which is probably what I would have ended up doing with the final map anyway. I'm using a different type of street paving than the one I did before. I've added a bunch of detailing and weathering on the streets -- dung, drains, rubbish, discoloration, pitting, wagon tracks, cracks. I'll post a work-in-progress shot a little later.

So I'm just about done with the streets textures and will start on the "empty lots" textures next -- I can probably do that in a day. I'm hoping to have this ready to release this Thursday, and then I'll get back to work on the Library. We'll see! (I may still hit my PC's memory limits before this map is complete, but I'm hopeful.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Work begins on the Library

The Library is my next project. This is a big model standing 13" tall (not including the chimneys) and sits on a 6" x 6" ground piece. Lots of fun optional gribblies (steps, dormers, balcony, chimney). My white paper test model went together pretty smoothly. I've finished writing up the instructions booklet and I'm moving right along with texturing.

What sort of textures do you want to see on this one?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Another preview of Steampunk Building No. 1

Here's another look at tomorrow's model kit.

Steampunk Building No. 1 preview

South-west view showing optional snow layers. This model kit will be available tomorrow.