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Campaign :: Improve your figures!
Motives
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 444 posts
Armorama: 428 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 06:16 AM UTC
Hi everyone!
A few of us were talking and the idea for a figure building/painting campaign popped up. The goal is to build, paint and finish one or more figures and by doing so improve our skills so that we at least don't have to feel embarrassed when placing them next to our great looking tanks. Anything above that (appearance wise) is bonus!

IE. Let's have fun, try to learn from each other and improve those figure crafting skills!


As far as rules go i thought this could be kept really casual:

1. Photos: Start of build, in progress & obviously a photo of the final product into the campaign gallery

2. Any figs are fine: Plastic, resin, white metal etc

3. 1/48 - 1/16 scale. The idea is to get better figures to accompany our armor. Any larger than that feels like it will become a solitary.

4. Figures can be used in other campaigns even if submitted into this campaign. They don't need be exlusive

5. Time period... a year? (feels long but time flies)


So, what do you all think... Ready to grab the optivisor and get cracking?!

Any input or feedback is more than welcome!

/Johan


erichvon
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: January 17, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 06:23 AM UTC
I'm definitely in! I build more figures than vehicles as I've always got a diorama idea bouncing round in that melting pot I call my head. I'm already signed up for a couple of campaigns and this should fit in nicely. Anyone who's seen my dios knows there's always a pile of figs in there and I really could do with improving my figure work.
ejhammer
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Michigan, United States
Joined: June 10, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 06:26 AM UTC
I'm in. Got six sailors to do for a 1/35 LCM-3 / diorama build, plus a few US Army medics.

EJ
ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 06:53 AM UTC
Im in love putting figures on my tanks just not that good at painting them
1967er
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 12, 2012
KitMaker: 224 posts
Armorama: 201 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:01 AM UTC
Hi,

do zombies and survivors and such figures count for this campaign?

In that case I would be in - otherwise not...

Cheers
Thomas
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:03 AM UTC
I'm with Karl and Sal. ... What's a diorama without figures? Count me in!
rolltide31
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:30 AM UTC
I'm definitely inn. Need the practice

dave
Murdo
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 25, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:43 AM UTC
Sounds a great idea!

I'm in.
Chapman
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Illinois, United States
Joined: November 20, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:50 AM UTC
Great idea and yeah count me in. I wanted to focus on figures for the winter so this gives me extra motivation.
panzerbob01
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: March 06, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:51 AM UTC
Haven't done any figures for, oh, about 43 years, now!

Maybe it's time to try my hand again (if only I can find or feel it! )! So... this does sound interesting.

But... There IS a "Figures" Forum that this seems best suited for? (And nothing I know about prevents us tread-heads and wheel-fans from shifting over to that forum just as freely as we visit amongst "campaigns", "armor", etc.)

Bob
AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC
I'm in always room for improvement and ideas.

Al
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 22, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 09:02 AM UTC
Already said I'm in...
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 444 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 09:20 AM UTC
wow, nice turnout so far!

Thomas: I think any figure is ok, go for zombies

Bob: You're right. However I thought that the format of a campaign would make it a lot easier to keep it all in one place and to stay motivated. Of course, a ribbon helps as well



oliver
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Beersheba, Israel
Joined: August 26, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 09:33 AM UTC
I am in could use the practice
Thudius
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 22, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 09:55 AM UTC
I might be tempted if I can squeeze the time in.

Kimmo
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: October 21, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 11:46 AM UTC
I'm in for some figure improvement!
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 12:33 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I'm always up for doing some figures. How many figures are we talking about? Count me in!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 02:29 PM UTC
I enjoyed Matt's Boots On the Ground Campaign and have a few figures I could use for another one....so I'm in.
wedgetail53
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 02, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 06:41 PM UTC
Count me in.

Regards

Rob
erichvon
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:20 PM UTC
There you go Johan. More than the ten required
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: October 15, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 07:29 PM UTC

Quoted Text

There you go Johan. More than the ten required



Definitely! I'll go ahead and submit
1967er
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 12, 2012
KitMaker: 224 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 08:02 PM UTC
Hi Johan,

Only to be on the safe side:

Count me in!

As soon as I have finished the zombies I am working on, I will post a picture from the unpainted figures which I want to use for this campaign.

Cheers
Thomas
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: July 17, 2013
KitMaker: 310 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 08:25 PM UTC
Do you think you could make an exception for braille scale? I'm planning on scratch-building/ heavily modifying a few figures to serve my 88mm Flak in 1/72...
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 444 posts
Armorama: 428 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 09:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Do you think you could make an exception for braille scale? I'm planning on scratch-building/ heavily modifying a few figures to serve my 88mm Flak in 1/72...



Sure, Could be interesting to see what can be done in that scale!


Rule update:

1. Photos: Start of build, in progress & obviously a photo of the final product into the campaign gallery

2. Any figs are fine: Plastic, resin, white metal etc

2.1: Any type of figure is OK, does not need to be soldiers. I would even allow animals. If anyone can whip up a great looking horse in 1/35 that would be awesome!

2.2: Minimum amount of figures required is 1. No upper limit.

3. 1/72 - 1/16 scale. The idea is to get better figures to accompany our armor. Any larger than that feels like it will become a solitary.

4. Figures can be used in other campaigns even if submitted into this campaign. They don't need be exlusive

5. Time period: Six months
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: December 31, 2013
KitMaker: 338 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 11:03 PM UTC
I suck at figures,,,,so I'm in.