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    Star Trek Miniature Maker 2.0

    The marvellous Mechanical Star Trek Paper Miniature Maker 2.0

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    Some of you may remember an old site of mine where you could construct Star Trek paper miniatures by dragging the relevant arms and props on to the bodies at the top of the page. I recently, finally retired that site in favour of version 2.0 with significantly better art, a higher resolution and a menu based construction method instead of having to drag several screens up

    You can find it here:

    http://www.crowstuff.co.uk/temp/MiniMaker2/index.html

    I know Modiphius are planning on producing some lovely Trek minis. This isn't as cool, obviously but might do if you need a swarm of crew members in a pinch.

    Things to note:

    It takes about 30-40 seconds to load so you'll just have a blank, dark blue screen for that period. Please be patient.

    The page has a fixed window resolution of 1200x700. This is so that the figures are displayed at the correct resolution to print at 300dpi. This means you will need a monitor resolution big enough to be able to display the screen properly.
    I may try and reduce this later on for folks who don't have high-res monitors.

    The minis, when printed at 300dpi will be 32mm tall. You are, of course at liberty to rescale them to any size you wish.

    This is still very much a work in progress - a First draft if you will - so I understand it looks like ass. The UI is placeholder but should serve it's purpose for now.

    It should be self explanatory to use: Click the buttons on the left to bring up the menus on the right and click the item you want in the menu on the right. Job done.

    I eventually want to implement a save/load and a print function but that's way out of my depth at the moment. For now, when you have a character you're happy with either use 'print screen' and paste into an art package of your choice for printing or use something like Snips in Windows to screengrab.

    Fold the figure in half and glue. Either fold the bottom tabs up as a base or cut them in to a tab if you have those fancy slot bases for paper miniatures.

    I've taken pains to make sure the figures are symmetrical. However, there's many a slip twixt cup and the lip, so my suggestion is to cut close to the figure and then either leave a white border or colour it in with a black sharpie.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, problems, feedback in general, please do let me know. It will be warmly welcome.
    However. Please read the following first before you do:


    Things I intend to include:

    The answer to the question that starts, 'Are you going to include...?' Will almost always be met with the answer, 'Yes. Eventually.'
    All uniforms and costumes from all eras of Trek. I will start with the duty uniforms as a priority and add to them from there.
    Communicators, PADDs, tricorders in the hands and on the shoulders and belt.
    Facial hair
    Blue, green and red skin colours.
    Most, if not all humanoid races.
    A nicer looking UI

    Finally here are some TOS era minis that I generated by spamming the Random button:

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    This looks really cool. I tried it, with some human and Betazoid officers from two eras. And they worked really well. I even did our bald Android officer and he looked pretty good.
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    I have now added the Enterprise Duty uniform to the mini maker.

    Enjoy

    Wayne

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