Ren Needs More Help!

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by BazookaJo, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Okay, should be done by the end of the week.

    As such, just need 3 Beta builders to give it a dry run.

    So if you're interested simply PM me with your email addy.



  2. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Ren Plans complete :)

    Ren Hoek kit now complete, just (very bare) instructions to do.

    No takers for a Ceta build as yet (not Beta as previously stated), but no probs as in no mad rush to release - having plenty fun with my new prototype model (and no it's not Stimpy) :cool:

    It may help you to know however that the Ren kit is only 7 pages and is probably my easiest model yet to build. He also makes a great pal for Marvin (he's the same height minus the helmet and looks like he could exist in the same universe).


  3. telman

    telman Guest

  4. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Cheers Telman :thumb:

    I'll try scratch some basic instructions together and get them along with the kit to you Fri/Sat.

    Best regards


    BTW Ren stands 11.5" tall - here's a pic of the new dynamic duo together :mrgreen:
  5. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Kit ready to go.

    Okay Telman and Amazyah

    Plans and instructions now complete, but for some reason publishing to pdf from Corel is whacking up the file size tenfold :confused:

    Add that to the fact that I'm on dial-up and it means I'll have to wait till I get into work before I send them your way (it's only about 2Mb in total, but a real pain without Broadband - even browsing this forum is like wading through internet treacle).

    So fingers crossed you should receive them tomorrow.

    Best regards and thanks again.

  6. jaeike

    jaeike Member

    Do you have the full version of Acrobat? What about Distiller? If so, you should be able to get your PDF file down to a managable size.
  7. CrimosnBronxs

    CrimosnBronxs Member

    I will Test for you been waiting to test this for sometime now ever since I seen it on your web site my bro has gone crazy asking me if it is ready for building yet He's mad on Ren and Simpy

    As they say Happy Happy Joy Joy

    email is
  8. rowiac

    rowiac Member


    Ren looks great:thumb:. I can't wait for you to release it. I hope you have Stimpy planned for the future.

  9. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    OK, got 'em!

    Look out world, here comes the Renster!:twisted:

  10. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    No probs - kits uploaded and on their way.

    As for the pdf, I simply create by publishing to "pdf for web" from Corel.

    Usually this causes a good reduction in the file size, but I reckon what might be happening is that dotted lines (for the folds) are not exporting as single lines that are dotted, but as a series of small lines, thus increasing the number of objects significantly...

    Anyone have any ideas - I can send the Corel file if anyone wants a play.


  11. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Cheers Russel

    BTW - Pretty busy ATM, but at some point I must to do a happy helmet as an accessory - and don't ever let me forget it :mrgreen:


  12. jaeike

    jaeike Member

    Hmm... do you have Photoshop or an equivilant? You might be able to open it up in there and fiddle with the resolution a little to get it down. Though the down side to that is that you can only do that one page at a time and by bringing it into a program like Photoshop, your art becomes bit-mapped instead of vector. Another option could be to try to print the file as a postcript (.ps) or .eps file. I doubt that they be any smaller, but if it is at a managable size to email, I have Distiller, and could, in theory, create a smaller PDF with that.
  13. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Cheers J

    As you say either way I lose the vector format, which is what's keeping the original Corel file size low (a tiny 118kb).

    Like I say, I'm fairly certain that it's the dotted lines that are doing the damage - still at just over 1Mb it's workable.

    Regards and thanks

  14. CrimosnBronxs

    CrimosnBronxs Member

    Got them today and busy with it now looks great
  15. bluedragon

    bluedragon New Member

    do you still need any ceta builders? I would love to do a test build for you. Awesome work by the way:thumb:
  16. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    You can never have too many Test Builders :mrgreen: (well you probably can, but 4 is well within the limits of acceptibility).

    Plans on the way.

    Best Regards

  17. bluedragon

    bluedragon New Member

    files recieved :thumb: Thank you so much I will start this model later tonight and get as many pics of the process as I can. Thanks again:mrgreen:
  18. jaeike

    jaeike Member

    Oh well. 1MB is pretty managable. I look forward to seeing the final version. I just finished building your Marvin and I am throughly impressed with the engineering that went into it. Bravo! And Ren is looking to be another masterpiece. :thumb:
  19. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Pirate Beta Tester.

    It's been brought to my attention that one of the Beta testers has uploaded the model to Rapidshare, or has at least sent the model to someone who has.

    It's unfortunate that this has happened.

    I can definately discount Amazyah, but can only speculate as to which of the other Beta builders it was.

    It annoys me that a model that will be released very shortly free of charge has been leaked when changes still need to be made :cry:

    Can I ask whoever it was who shared or uploaded the file to track down the uploader and take down the link.

    As it is I will have to be more careful about who I am prepared to send files to in the future, which is a great shame as some new members with just 1 or two posts have done awesome jobs for me in the past.

    Sad Regards

  20. rowiac

    rowiac Member


    I hope that this unfortunate occurrence doesn't discourage you from designing models. I have not personally built your Marvin the Martian model, but I plan to build Ren as soon as you have officially released it.

    It's amazing that some people would be so impatient to get something that will be offered for free in the near future.

    Keep up the good work!


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