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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 10:22 a.m. PST

Now that I'm able to sit for longer periods of time I thought I would like to come up with some posters for SF, PA and other alternate history games (perhaps even zombies!).

My purpose is for these to be shared freely among all gamers. I might not be able to return to most of my gaming and modelling tasks, but I can live vicariously through yours. :)

Here is the first 3 posters, of what I hope will be many more. Enjoy and please let me know if the lettering, artwork and weathering comes through well when printed down to your figure size/scale.

Dan
PS. If you have any special requests or suggestions, please let me know also. Thanks.

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Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Very sharp.Very depressing but very well done.

Stryderg17 May 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

Nice. How about election posters:
A vote for Chang is a vote for Change!

Propaganda posters:
Loose lips decompress ships (image of a star ship)

And product posters:
Sola-Block Sun Screen, Now SPF 2750

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 11:28 a.m. PST

Great stuff!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

Here's a combo of the variants I have so far:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

Terrement,

Local resistance leaders, I like that!

Though those would probably be more monochrome, due to their lack of sophisticated printing capabilities, wouldn't you think?

Perhaps something like this below?

Dan
PS. This might even work for an alien invasion too, right?

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Timbo W17 May 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Keep Calm and Carry on?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

Lol. Keep calm?

Dan

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 May 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Maybe some inspiration rom the Twilight Zone Episode "Two"?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

Is that the one with Bronson and Elizabeth Montgomery (where she almost looks like Linda Fiorentino)?

Dan

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP17 May 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

That last guy looks hungry AND cold…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 4:16 p.m. PST

Lol. Very!

Dan

Twoball Cane17 May 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

Those top ones are red dawn scary….

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 1:55 a.m. PST

At some level, I think I want to show the printing tech resource setback both sides would suffer (not to mention paper shortage). That's probably why my posters are starting to look a lot like some of those of the Monroe Republic:

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Dan

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member18 May 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

"Cannibalism will not be tolerated"

"Obey"
"Consume"
a.k.a. They Live style…

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

"Cannibalism will not be tolerated"

OK, that is brilliant.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

"Cannibalism will not be tolerated!"

Maxim, that is indeed pure genius!

Dan
PS. Perhaps cannibalism and body trophies, such as heads, hands, fingers, etc?

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member18 May 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

People…

People who eat people…

Are the luckiest people….

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

How's this?

A grouping of aged but colorful mundane posters printed with all of today's graphic equipment.

But then, they are partly pasted over with less esthetic posters and notices produced by the invaders and local collaborators (local govt).

And then these are partly covered by resistance flyers and spray graffiti.

How would that look?

Dan

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 10:16 p.m. PST

After this-

"PS. If you have any special requests or suggestions, please let me know also. Thanks."

I was going to say that "You might get more than you bargained for" but, I was beaten to the post by the requests… grin

I await the results of this thread with interest. thumbs up

Duck

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 10:20 p.m. PST

Further to your suggestion though, a couple of variations on the "Danger Mines!" (or "Danger UXO") theme, in ten or fifteen languages…

Not being greedy, just an idea.

Duck

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 12:00 a.m. PST

How's this message from collaborator Governor Ben Dover:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:39 p.m. PST

Ok guys. What do you think of this homage to both Terminator and Charlton Heston?

Dan

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 1:21 a.m. PST

Guys,

I added a couple more, including one of Maxim's suggestions:

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I hope it meets with your approval. :)

Dan
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UsmanK20 May 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

Not bad. You can slightly strengthen the Marxist component, writing something like this:
"Comrade, be conscious! Do not give in to animal instincts!"
"All to fight cannibalism!"
"Comrade, remember – cannibalism – the path to degradation!"

Twoball Cane20 May 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

Love the Connor poster.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 11:02 p.m. PST

UsmanK,

Marxism and its absolute control of production is what led to widespread cannibalism in 1920s Soviet Union, again in 1933, and then the exact same thing later in 1960s Peoples' Republic of China:

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Dan

UsmanK21 May 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

Hello, Cacique Caribe!

Well, cannibalism was not welcomed – it was shot for this.
I just brought a few changed standard Soviet slogans (like "All to fight typhoid" or something like that).

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

How about, "NEVER eat a comrade (or fellow proletariat)".

Or, perhaps, "IF you must eat someone, make it a capitalist". :)

Dan
PS. By the way, I've added a couple of other ones to the folder:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

How's this?

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Dan

UsmanK21 May 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

Hello, Cacique Caribe!

The first slogan ( "NEVER eat a comrade (or fellow proletariat)") is quite suitable.
"Capitalist" – will not do. In the Soviet "poster language," the "сapialist" is a very fat man in a dress coat, with a cigar and a cylinder.
Here, in meaning, either an appeal to consciousness (implied proletarian consciousness) or a severe warning.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

UsmanK, I'll come up with something with the first slogan then.

Thanks!

Dan

Elenderil24 May 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

Those are really good, and chillingly believable. How about some rumour control posters? Or blaming the resistance for poor living standards. On the lines of "Terrorists are taking your future. The resources we waste fighting them could be used to make your life better. Shorten the fight tell us who they are".

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

Ooo, good idea!

QUESTION -

What size should a typical propaganda-size poster be for 28mm and for 15mm?

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

Well I'm kinda getting that question answered here:

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For example, this iconic 1942 poster was originally produced as a 40" x 29" sheet:

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For based 15-18mm figures the poster would be half an inch tall or so. More or less double that for "28mm".

Dan
PS. I would imagine that those made by a resistance group would be plainer and printed in smaller dimensions. Soon I should have enough variants to combine all of them onto a single printable sheet:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

NOTE: I Googled "miniature propaganda posters", and found some poster combos that others have already put together and that I don't need to do again.

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https://warosu.org/tg/thread/30111850

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Check out the ones at the very bottom of these pages:
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And these could be glued on and weathered, to show all the leisure time and products that past generations enjoyed:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

@Elenderill: "How about … blaming the resistance for poor living standards. On the lines of 'Terrorists are taking your future. The resources we waste fighting them could be used to make your life better. Shorten the fight tell us who they are'."

How do you like this one then?

Dan

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War Monkey25 May 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

How's this for a wanted poster?

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By the way, this is what the posters were supposed to look like before the Red Dawn remake replaced the Chinese invaders with North Koreans:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

I started looking at some of the "Fallout" Vault Boy stuff and created some of my own using bits from different public domain clipart.

Creepy enough for you guys?

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Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member30 May 2017 2:40 p.m. PST

Ben Dover…heh heh! Another instance of an actor getting into politics?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

Lol. What better name for a collaborator, right?* I was waiting to see who would pick up on that. :)

Dan
* Quisling would have been harder for some to figure out.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 11:58 p.m. PST

Hey guys,

What do you think of these minefield signs?

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War Monkey07 Jun 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Very nice works for me! thumbs up

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Doug,

Check out this website:

https://www.psywar.org

It has examples of PSYOPS going back to the Spanish-American War. Lots of posters, illustrated leaflets, etc.

Dan

Apache 608 Jun 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

These are great. In case you are looking for more ideas!

Resistance is not futile. Take the fight to them
(with a picture of armed man and woman standing over destroyed robot).

Don't take the blue bill. Fight for her future! Over the picture of a cute child.

The future is ours! Report homo sapiens to the authorities.

Report to the indigenous population processing center. Food and medical care awaits you there. You will be assigned a position in the reconstruction corps. Diligent efforts are honorable and will earn you a position in the new order.

Apache 608 Jun 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

The Minister of Truth reminds you that Socialist Solidarity and support of the War effort is the only way to ensure freedom and peace."

"Report the double plus ungood. Oldspeak means death."

Apache 608 Jun 2017 1:43 p.m. PST

Ape does not kill ape.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

Apache 6,

Great ideas, all of them! Thanks.

"Resistance is not futile. Take the fight to them
(with a picture of armed man and woman standing over destroyed robot)."

I think I may have the perfect robot image for something like that. :)

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 12:04 a.m. PST

Guys, you really should take a look at all the weirdness at this website:

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Tons of good ideas for making some really twisted posters. :)

Dan

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