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New Article: Triangular Shields and Stickers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:39 pm
by SavaTheAggie
Hey all,

A new article has been added to our How-To section. Feel free to check it out.

Feedback on any article is always appreciated.

--Anthony

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:10 am
by Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Wow thanks for the article! This was just what I needed! :D

I have several questions, though:

First, is there anyway to make stickers removable and reappliable without ruining the sticker and shield/torso?

And, what cheap/free program would you recommend for image editing?

Thanks! :wink:

Re: New Article: Triangular Shields and Stickers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:31 am
by footsteps
SavaTheAggie wrote:Hey all,

A new article has been added to our How-To section. Feel free to check it out.

Feedback on any article is always appreciated.

--Anthony


Excellent article. I especially appreciate the details on pixels and dpi's, and for supplying the templates.

Do you know of an online supplier of quality sticker paper to print out shields (and torsos)?

Thanks,
Alan

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:52 am
by LEGOFREAK
This is exactly what I was looking for when I posted my question on the shield size. Now I know why I didn't get a reply - You covered everything and more in your article! :D
What a great article.
The templates are fantastic (I especially like "Nightmare"), and I can see how they would be a lot of work to do!
Well, thank you for your long hours of work, they are well appreciated![/img]

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:04 am
by armothe
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I have several questions, though:

First, is there anyway to make stickers removable and reappliable without ruining the sticker and shield/torso?


If you use sticker paper, you can apply, peel off and reapply.

-A

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:15 am
by Troy T. Moore
WOW!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: Thank you for a invaluable contribution to the Castle fans here! Great work, very informative!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:18 am
by David Girard
That's fantastic
That's exactly what I was talking.
All are at the same place.

Thanks a lot :D

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:48 am
by David Girard
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:46 am
by SavaTheAggie
David Girard wrote:In the same way you made the CrossedAxeShield, I made 2 others for lions and falcons. They are like to the lions and falcons torso.

The .psd are here for those who are interested
http://www.inorchestral.com/David_Girard_Lego/

You can put them with yours SavaTheAggie. They are modified from yours. :wink:


Hey David, I'm real sorry. After looking at your lion shield design, I realized I had goofed with the claws of the lion. I've since updated my files online.

--Anthony

Yes - very cool !

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 10:10 am
by gerkenz
I thought about making crusader shields on my own it some weeks before... and now : you've done it and all of them are very realistic !

thnx !

just one little mistake in linking "Wolfspack design sans teeth" has the normal thumbnail/picture and the normal has the "teeth" !

see ya,

btw: watch the orders at bricklink.com :shock: :wink:

Re: Yes - very cool !

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:59 pm
by SavaTheAggie
gerkenz wrote:just one little mistake in linking "Wolfspack design sans teeth" has the normal thumbnail/picture and the normal has the "teeth" !


I'm not sure where the error is. The original official Wolf Pack design has a pair of teeth, and my custom does not ('sans' means without). Was there an official release of wolfpack shields without teeth? All of mine have them...

--Anthony

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:54 pm
by architect
Hi Anthony,

Thank you for your article. It is well written and a wonderful resource for the community. Now we must all run to bricklink and buy up shields!

Ben E.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:11 pm
by Tedward
Cool article but what I really want is more/different torsos. Any chance of a simliar article on that subject? (Yeah, I admit I am just too Megablocks lazy/afraid of math to try to calculate sizes and ratios for printing.)

shields

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:58 pm
by Magnus
Wow, this is great!

A couple of questions:

When Iiprint out the designs, the parts which are supposed to be black end up being white. The dark grey, say on the "evil" forestman shield comes out dark grey, but the black comes out white. My printer is full up on black ink, do you know what the problem is?

Am I printing out correctly?

I rightclick on each image and "save picture as". Then I save these images and paste them into a word document, where I can get them the right size. It seems to work well, except for the black. Any ideas?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:18 pm
by Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Tedward wrote:Cool article but what I really want is more/different torsos. Any chance of a simliar article on that subject? (Yeah, I admit I am just too Megablocks lazy/afraid of math to try to calculate sizes and ratios for printing.)


Well, for starters, the bottom of a minifig torso is exactly 1.5 cms, while the top is 1 cm.