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Old March 6th, 2019, 12:53 AM
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Project: Paper Standees

Hi folks. A while back I posted asking if any paper standees for heroscape units existed, and though the answer was no, there was some interest in that project. I'd like to check if that interest is still around, and if so, organize a community effort.

I think such a project would be greatly beneficial to the game and community. Having a comprehensive paper standee archive would have multiple benefits:

  • Fielding multiple squads of units (or single heroes) that are extremely expensive now, such as squads in the later waves or Aquilla's Alliance.
  • Inexpensively demoing the game to new players without carting around boxes and boxes of expensive collector's items.
  • Right now, due to the cost of the game, the barrier to entry is high enough that the only people who truly get into Heroscape are people who were into it when it was active. High-quality printable standees would lower that barrier to "access to a print shop and twenty bucks to print out all the units in the game, and some cutting and taping"
  • More kid friendly - no danger in showing your younger family members the game if it's in paper form. Nothing to be stolen or broken, aside from terrain, but that can be ameliorated by AOTP boards or mats.
Of course, a downside is depth of the "figures" and visibility when considering ranged attacks, but I feel like that's a concession you'd simply have to make.

What I'd want for this project are people to help me with taking quality photos of the official units (placed against a white background for ease of photo editing), or helping me find existing pictures of sufficient quality. One picture per unit - all the squad members could even be in the same picture. I'm aware that there is a gallery of small .gifs of the units, but I feel as though they are a bit too low quality for my purposes, and those pictures only work for "medium 5" units. I can definitely do part of this myself, but the only camera I have access to is my iphone 5s....not exactly the height of quality.

Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping me with this project.


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Updtae 11/6
These are figures I have photos of, they have asterisks:


As an aside, if you want to help edit images, hit me up!


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Re: Interest Check: Paper Standees

I'm bumping this thread because I've moved, leaving my collection behind, and now more than ever I'm feeling the usefulness of this project.

Would anyone be willing to help me with this? All a volunteer would need to do is take a decent picture of the unit and send it to me via discord or email, and I'd take care of the editing.
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Old November 5th, 2019, 08:42 AM
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I'm bumping this thread because I've moved, leaving my collection behind, and now more than ever I'm feeling the usefulness of this project.

Would anyone be willing to help me with this? All a volunteer would need to do is take a decent picture of the unit and send it to me via discord or email, and I'd take care of the editing.
Very cool project! I can certainly see the value of this. Perhaps you should reach out to the guys making the 3d prints of Heroscape figures since they are already photographing each and every figure at a high resolution in order to create a 3d mold? I bet they have a large inventory of photos already.
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Old November 5th, 2019, 11:34 AM
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I did reach out - the photos they had they deemed unsuitable and taking a picture of the 3D model left a lot to be desired.
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Re: Project: Paper Standees

I suggest using the trifold so the paper minis will have depth.

Like this:

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That’s definitely an option for the single-spaces figures, but I don’t know if the 2-spaces would work.
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Re: Project: Paper Standees

I've considered working on a project like this for C3G. I don't have a ton of photoshop skill or time though, so it's always been on the backburner.

Good luck though, I think this is fantastic.
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Thank you! I just contacted Troll and Toad to see if I could use their images for a free, non-commercial project. I’ll post here when I get an update.
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I did reach out - the photos they had they deemed unsuitable and taking a picture of the 3D model left a lot to be desired.
Taking a picture of the model didnt' work?
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I did reach out - the photos they had they deemed unsuitable and taking a picture of the 3D model left a lot to be desired.
Taking a picture of the model didnt' work?
Sorry, I meant to message you - close up, the hexscape models looked...not good. I'm not sure if I was doing it wrong or downloaded the wrong thing (I downloaded the most recent pack from you) but it looked not ideal. I wanted to see if I could get some pictures of the minis before I fell back on those.


EDIT: Well, shoot. The 4th MAss figure I looked at was just a jumble of polygons. That looks a lot better.
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I did reach out - the photos they had they deemed unsuitable and taking a picture of the 3D model left a lot to be desired.
Taking a picture of the model didnt' work?
Sorry, I meant to message you - close up, the hexscape models looked...not good. I'm not sure if I was doing it wrong or downloaded the wrong thing (I downloaded the most recent pack from you) but it looked not ideal. I wanted to see if I could get some pictures of the minis before I fell back on those.


EDIT: Well, shoot. The 4th MAss figure I looked at was just a jumble of polygons. That looks a lot better.
I had to adjust the brightness and contrast, but here is a 4th:


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Re: Project: Paper Standees

I know they are not high resolution, but if you shrink them down to tabletop size I'm not sure you'll notice the difference.
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