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Campaign :: Improve your figures!
easyco69
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 11:15 PM UTC
I'm in.
35th-scale
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 02:57 AM UTC
The one area I really suck at so yeah, count me in. I definitly need to improve.

Would 1/35 scale dinosaurs count?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 03:13 AM UTC
Alright, i submitted a request Let's see what happens!



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The one area I really suck at so yeah, count me in. I definitly need to improve.

Would 1/35 scale dinosaurs count?



There are 1/35 dinousaurs?


cdharwins
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 03:17 AM UTC
Cool idea, count me in. I've had a couple of diorama ideas in my head forever, but my figures always look like garden gnomes and department store manequins. I'd like to practice changing figures' poses as well as painting.

Chris
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 04:10 AM UTC

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I'd like to practice changing figures' poses as well as painting.

Chris



Great idea! the preparation work for a figure can really make or break it! Im gonna fiddle a bit with cloth and straps for my build
cdharwins
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 06:17 AM UTC

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Alright, i submitted a request Let's see what happens!



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The one area I really suck at so yeah, count me in. I definitly need to improve.

Would 1/35 scale dinosaurs count?



There are 1/35 dinousaurs?





Let me join Johan in asking :" There are 1/35 dinosaurs???"
cdharwins
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 06:19 AM UTC
Leave it to Tamiya:
https://www.google.com/search?q=1/35+dinosaurs&biw=1267&bih=731&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=u381VILQMfW1sQTr-ICADw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Live and learn.
35th-scale
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC
There are and pretty nice too. I've been working on the Raptors. This poor pic shows one in relation to a 1/35 figure


Thinking of a sci-fi type dio of dinos versus modern soldiers
ironelf
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 08:04 AM UTC
This is a terrific idea. I'm in!
noddy927
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 08:30 AM UTC
I will join have mucho figs to paint so sounds good to me.


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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 10:15 AM UTC
I'm in.

2 boxes of German soldiers and 2 of American.

Regards

Alvaro
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 10:36 AM UTC
Curious as to if you are proposing any special attention to the 'improving' aspect beyond the actual practice of building more figures? Despite improving over the years I'm never happy with faces, for example. I read these wonderful methods of doing eyes, but in the end I'm putting blobs on a tiny area and usually end up doing them over so many times I finally give up and call it 'good enough'!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 10:47 AM UTC



Hah, awesome. I'd say if anyone wants to do dinosaurs go for it! At the end of the day the techniques involved would be similar to painting any other figure



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Curious as to if you are proposing any special attention to the 'improving' aspect beyond the actual practice of building more figures?



Well, the main idea was to have a group build where we could share tips and tricks and improve by getting good feedback on each others work. So I guess the focus should be more on encouraging new techniques and to try out new things rather than "just" finishing. But I feel that is kind of hard to put into the rules.
But i'm open for suggestions!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 11:03 AM UTC
I had envisioned the construction, modification, upgrade and painting aspect and how better figures can improve armor/soft-skin/diorama/vignette settings — not just the stand-alone style. I've already got that iron in the fire. My 2cents (US).

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 05:17 AM UTC
I need the practice, I'm in!
TankManNick
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 05:24 AM UTC

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Well, the main idea was to have a group build where we could share tips and tricks and improve by getting good feedback on each others work. So I guess the focus should be more on encouraging new techniques and to try out new things rather than "just" finishing. But I feel that is kind of hard to put into the rules.
But i'm open for suggestions!



Sounds good! I think this may well become my first foray into 'campaigning' - yea!
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hello Johan,

That sounds like a really good idea.
I initially thought by reading the title of the campaign that it was focus on improving/scratchbuilding stock figures, which could have been also very interesting. I'll try out something with either Dragon or Masterbox figures with some improvements.
So count me in !
Julien
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 06:56 AM UTC
Signing up.
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC

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Hello Johan,

That sounds like a really good idea.
I initially thought by reading the title of the campaign that it was focus on improving/scratchbuilding stock figures, which could have been also very interesting.



Ah, I see.

I had an idea about the improvement part. Maybe everyone joining should type up a small "mission statement" on what they would like to improve? Better eyes, scratchbuilding, repose, faces etc. etc.

Think it could give an additional dimension to the campaign and also make it more interesting to watch the final results!

/J
Disith
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 11:42 AM UTC
Yeah count me in as well desperately needing to get some major practice in when it comes to my figures. So looking forward to this
I think I'll try a couple of stock figures and a couple of modded figures and see how it goes.
kapoybana
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 11:54 AM UTC
Is 28 mm okay?
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 07:37 PM UTC

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Is 28 mm okay?



No, I would like to keep it to scales associated with the armor we build. 28mm is tabletop gaming to me
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 07:52 PM UTC

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Hello Johan,

That sounds like a really good idea.
I initially thought by reading the title of the campaign that it was focus on improving/scratchbuilding stock figures, which could have been also very interesting.



Johan

Sounds like a good idea to me. I should not be short of choice - I recently did a spreadsheet of all the kits in my stash and came to the conclusion I have about 800 individual figures to assemble and paint!

Regards

Rob
I had an idea about the improvement part. Maybe everyone joining should type up a small "mission statement" on what they would like to improve? Better eyes, scratchbuilding, repose, faces etc. etc.

Think it could give an additional dimension to the campaign and also make it more interesting to watch the final results!

/J

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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:57 AM UTC
Cheers Rob! Btw, i love your build in the Flak campaign. Bad ass!
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:12 PM UTC
Campaign approved.
Changed the dates, also check the rules.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Enlist HERE !!!