Custom Cultural Markers

A forum for discussion of anything to do with modelling for Field of Glory, including figures, painting, basing, terrain, buildings, uniform research and more.

Moderators: hammy, Slitherine Core, Field of Glory Moderators, Field of Glory Design

pezhetairoi
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 305
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:31 am
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Custom Cultural Markers

Post by pezhetairoi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:54 pm

I've been working on some new cohesion markers (in between playtesting and real work). Thought I'd show you folks.
I run an architectural model making shop (http://www.monolitham.com/), and one of my machines is a powerful laser cutter/engraver.
Yes, that's right. After a hard day at work of making models I like to relax by making models.

I've made myself 2 sets of markers for Field of Glory. They are all 30mm by 20mm, by about 6.5 mm tall (1/4inch).
The first set: "Persian Cuneiform" for my LAP army. The markers are designed to look like clay tablets.
Image

The second set: "Ancient Greek" in beveled marble. This is for my Alex Mac. Army.
Image

I'm working on some other ones: Arabic, Gothic, Celtic and Latin.
Any other suggestions?

pezhetairoi
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 305
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:31 am
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Post by pezhetairoi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:34 pm

I've done up a few more: Latin
Image


And Celtic
Image


And Arabic
Image


And Gothic
Image
My Architectural Model Making Business
http://www.monolitham.com/

pezhetairoi
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 305
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:31 am
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Post by pezhetairoi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:35 pm

And here they are in their "raw" form.
They've been removed from the laser cutter, sanded, and cleaned with compressed air.
Image
My Architectural Model Making Business
http://www.monolitham.com/

Mehrunes
Master Sergeant - U-boat
Master Sergeant - U-boat
Posts: 517
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:21 pm

Post by Mehrunes » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:09 pm

These are great! You're selling them?

ShrubMiK
1st Lieutenant - 15 cm sFH 18
1st Lieutenant - 15 cm sFH 18
Posts: 824
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:37 am

Post by ShrubMiK » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:51 pm

I would certainly be tempted to buy some...

pezhetairoi
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 305
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:31 am
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Post by pezhetairoi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:32 pm

Thanks guys. I could sell them.
I didn't know if anyone would be interested in that sort of thing. I thought I'd get some feedback first.

What would people like?
Unpainted -- (this is a model making hobby after all) approx $20 CAN for 6 of each FRAG, DISR and BROK (total 18 counters)
Painted -- probably more than $20...

Well If you want some, navigate to my website and email me.
But some suggestions about what else to make could be posted here and I'll see what people want.
My Architectural Model Making Business
http://www.monolitham.com/

expendablecinc
2nd Lieutenant - Elite Panzer IVF/2
2nd Lieutenant - Elite Panzer IVF/2
Posts: 705
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:55 pm

40mm wide?

Post by expendablecinc » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:43 am

These look great. Are they still in development or as is? 40mm wide is IMO the best width for fog markers (for 15mm troops). It makes them the same width as a base so they look more like a part of the BG they are with rather than an untidy marker. One of the reasons for game designers trying to get away from markers in general. The on table loook.

Cheers,
Anthony
Anthony
NeoAssyrian, Spartan, Scythian, Later Seleucid, Parthian, Thematic Byzantine, Latin Greek, Later Hungarian

HereWego
Corporal - 5 cm Pak 38
Corporal - 5 cm Pak 38
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:23 pm

Post by HereWego » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:03 am

Suberb work! :)

I would take some too!!!

berthier
2nd Lieutenant - Panzer IVF/2
2nd Lieutenant - Panzer IVF/2
Posts: 685
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:01 am
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Contact:

Post by berthier » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:48 am

Those look outstanding. E-mail sent.
Christopher Anders
2019-2020 GCC Coordinator
http://bloodsandsteel.blogspot.com/

Strategos69
Lieutenant Colonel - Elite Panther D
Lieutenant Colonel - Elite Panther D
Posts: 1375
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 10:53 pm
Location: Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Post by Strategos69 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:04 am

Those look great! Well done!

atatnet
Corporal - Strongpoint
Corporal - Strongpoint
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:37 am

Post by atatnet » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:16 pm

Nice! How thick are these markers?

pezhetairoi
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 305
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:31 am
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Post by pezhetairoi » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:27 pm

They are 1/4" thick, about 6.5mm.
My Architectural Model Making Business
http://www.monolitham.com/

Mehrunes
Master Sergeant - U-boat
Master Sergeant - U-boat
Posts: 517
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:21 pm

Post by Mehrunes » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:27 pm

Hmm, I like the 40mm width suggestion, will you try it?

But I also like the markers you showed in one of your AARs (it was in the beta section IIRC).
It was the reversed technique with the text standing out of the base, which were based and flocked like the miniatures bases.
Perhaps you could do this ones with the different fonts, too?

This way you could get the markers as similar as possible to your miniatures.

Can you say how much roughly the postage to continental Europe will be?

pezhetairoi
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Staff Sergeant - Kavallerie
Posts: 305
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:31 am
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

Post by pezhetairoi » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:38 pm

Yes, 40mm by 20mm is possible. It means there would be more room for text in some cases.
I have no idea what postage would be to Europe. I will look it up somehow.

Its looking like $20 CAN for a set of 18 unpainted markers, and $45 CAN for painted ones.
(six of each, DISR, FRAG, and BROK).

I will investigate shipping (should be cheap, they are very lightweight) and paypal options this week.
If you want some now, please go to my business website and send me an email.

Any suggestions for other cultural styles?
My Architectural Model Making Business
http://www.monolitham.com/

Mehrunes
Master Sergeant - U-boat
Master Sergeant - U-boat
Posts: 517
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:21 pm

Post by Mehrunes » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:06 pm

Hmm, central asiatic (maybe something like written on a piece of hide?), east asiatic (letters with many curves on something like bamboo paper?) and some crude dark age medieval. Surely South American (on something like a golden plate?)

atatnet
Corporal - Strongpoint
Corporal - Strongpoint
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:37 am

Post by atatnet » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:07 am

Lashed-together bamboo sticks for Japanese?
Chinese scrolls for Chinese?

Irmin
Administrative Corporal - SdKfz 232 8Rad
Administrative Corporal - SdKfz 232 8Rad
Posts: 157
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 12:45 pm

Post by Irmin » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:24 pm

Viking runes ??

expendablecinc
2nd Lieutenant - Elite Panzer IVF/2
2nd Lieutenant - Elite Panzer IVF/2
Posts: 705
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:55 pm

Post by expendablecinc » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:56 pm

pezhetairoi wrote:...
Any suggestions for other cultural styles?
hieroglyphs for egyptian armies
Anthony
NeoAssyrian, Spartan, Scythian, Later Seleucid, Parthian, Thematic Byzantine, Latin Greek, Later Hungarian

Misericordia
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 3:50 pm

Post by Misericordia » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:05 pm

I would be very interested in an Arabic set. Please let us know when they are available for sale.

hazelbark
General - Carrier
General - Carrier
Posts: 4957
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:53 pm
Location: Capital of the World !!

Post by hazelbark » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:02 pm

I think you sell could quite a lot of these. I have been switching over to dead figures, but your stuff looks very cool and cost effective.

Post Reply

Return to “Modelling”