Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DSL Ironworks Facebook group.

If you're interested, the home of DSL Ironworks on Facebook is moving to a new Group, as opposed to a Page.  You can find it here - DSL Ironworks on Facebook.  Basically, I decided on the move to a group to allow a bit more functionality, and as a place to consolidate all of the information for DSL Ironworks and this blog.  I'll still be making occasional updates here, but most information will be coming out through either the DSL Ironworks blog or Facebook group.  If you've been following me here (or just stumbled across me), I'd urge you to check out those two places.  By way of celebration, I'll be releasing a few goodies through the FB group over the next few weeks.  I hope to see you all there!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Work in Progress

Just a couple of shots of WIPs for future DSL Ironworks products.  More info is available at the DSL Ironworks blog.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Latest project...

Over at the Ironworks, I've been working on some ideas for deckplans using vector graphics...the basic premise is to have one page able to produce battle maps in a variety of scales (15 mm, 25 mm, or whatever suits you).  This is a mockup of the first test bed, a Kankur-class Frontier Courier, 200 dtons.  Both sets of maps (single page overview and 15 mm battlemap) were produced from one single page pdf using adobe acrobat X.  The battlemap measures roughly 22 inches by 34 inches.  I'm also working on putting together the 25 mm version, which totals 24 pages total.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Learning curve...

I put up a new cover pic for the DSL Ironworks Facebook page.  There was something about it that bothered me a bit, and I couldn't put my finger on it until Wayne (Scarecrow) Peters pointed it out - the lighting was fairly screwed up.  Hat tip to Wayne and Andrew Boulton for sharing some tips to help improve the pic. The top was one version of the original, the bottom the revised version.  The problem was the light was from the wrong angle, and the shadows were way too light.  I definitely like the revised version better.  I'll be revisiting this pic at some point when I have more time.