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I managed to get an eyeful of Frank's advent image (and now it's burned onto my retinas).  I suspect the Greggs product placement may have been the cause of its removal; Pete's generously proportioned steak bake might just have been too much for some to swallow, I fear.

Sterling efforts all round so far!

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Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 03 December, 2019, 01:39:02 pm »
Really enjoying this; didn't go in with any expectations or pre-judgement and it's been a very enjoyable series so far.  Makes me want a Top Ten series now, but I'll happily settle for a re-read.

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General / Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2019!
« on: 02 December, 2019, 06:18:01 am »
Wishing you all a very Merry ABChristmas!

Snow Angel:





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I'm speechless, Pete... You raise the bar every year (and are an awfully hard act to follow).  Bravo!

Lovely festive image, Steve - I guess that's your Christmas card design sorted this year!

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Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 21 November, 2019, 02:46:28 pm »
I've had no Prog (in Norway) for ages, then today the latest three turn up at once...  Weird.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 21 November, 2019, 11:09:39 am »
Good luck everyone.

Here's where I stand up from the back row and start applauding, shaolin_monkey.  I struggle to get involved in discussions like this because I start fuming and then it's hard to focus my arguments but it's a joy to read your thoughtful posts and the follow-up material.  Bravo!

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Not that it really matters but the Norwegian items don't appear to be in Norwegian, unfortunately; the Slaine book looks like it's in Dutch and the Durham Red is Danish (alphabet is the same as Norwegian so easy to mix them up).  Just when I thought I'd found some quality Thrills in the younglings' native tongue - bah!  :)

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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 19 November, 2019, 12:00:59 pm »
Ah, right, didn't realise these were based on an existing range. Shame!

Lego brought out a range of 'Brickheadz' characters (Batman, Hulk, Iron Man, etc. plus some other movie tie-in stuff like Jack Sparrow / Salazar) and at some point (two years ago!  p27) I thought I'd use some bits that we had lying around to attempt something like this for some characters from 2000AD*.  A lot of people have done something similar with other themes (and done it better than me, I'm sure).

* Mainly as a bit of fun / technical exercise / indoctrination of our younglings.


OK, another question (to which I'm sure I could get the answer by reading the thread :)) - do you publish the plans anywhere? And is it easy/cheap to order the right bricks?

Read the thread  :lol:

I don't publish plans anywhere but can stick digital files and rudimentary build instructions on Dropbox or similar for anyone wanting them (use of these may involve some trial and error / reverse engineering but I don't have time / need to do high-end instructions since, for the most part, only I'm making these).  The software I use to put these together (alongside physical bricks for test-builds of some elements) is free and well worth getting: Stud.io.  Using digital files for any characters I've done in Stud.io, it's easy to create a parts list and purchase the necessary bricks through Bricklink, from a huge range of sellers worldwide...  Read the last few pages; there's probably some more information about this side of things there.  Bricks (especially used) are relatively cheap; postage costs can be more of a factor.


EDIT: what Bolt & IP said.

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General / Re: 2000 AD Advent Calendar SIGN UP thread 2019.
« on: 18 November, 2019, 02:38:29 pm »
1st - Pete Wells
2nd - ming
3rd - Eamonn Clarke
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10th - RoboMonkey147
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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 18 November, 2019, 10:37:27 am »
Didn’t spend a long time on this but it was pretty enjoyable to mess around with.  As Number One Son pointed out it’s not really very Brickheadz-like but there’s not much point doing a flat-faced Klegg, and I’d already departed from strict adherence to the form with stuff like GBH and Garp the Barp.  My only aim with these things is to try and capture the characters as well as I can within certain size constraints (and limiting myself to whatever bricks and colours are actually available*).  Not 100% sure how the Klegg will balance but a few extra bricks added to the jetpack would fix any problems I think.  Fun to add a Klegg to Cal and Fish; might have to consider attempting Walter now…  (Maybe; can’t really see Walter working in this style but then I’ve said that before about other characters.)








* Making custom transfers for Rogue’s biochips seemed like a worthwhile departure; I’d potentially do the same for stuff like GBH (Dead) and a better Ace Trucking logo, or for a Dredd badge, I guess.

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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 11 November, 2019, 07:44:27 pm »
Truly zarjaz! Now he needs some Nazi Babies and Big Barry Penge to fight. And maybe Sensitive Klegg for emotional support (Although how you represent the heart of a poet in Lego...)

I wasn't planning on a Klegg just yet (on my to-do list for next year) but made a start anyway...  Hard to resist, really.  Based on this I think a Sensitive Klegg version should be doable.


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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 10 November, 2019, 02:18:33 pm »
Frank and Aimee join the ranks… (Impossible to get Nixon (or Frank) done quite how I'd like but these always involve a degree of compromise.)


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General / Re: 2000 AD Advent Calendar SIGN UP thread 2019.
« on: 10 November, 2019, 11:01:42 am »
Yay!

2019 Messageboard Advent Calendar

1st - Pete Wells
2nd - ming
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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 09 November, 2019, 08:30:18 am »
Truly zarjaz! Now he needs some Nazi Babies and Big Barry Penge to fight. And maybe Sensitive Klegg for emotional support (Although how you represent the heart of a poet in Lego...)

Big Barry Penge definitely needs an attempt and if I can do a regular Klegg (Grampus, f'rinstance) then a sensitive one might be manageable.  They're on the list!  I'm surprised I haven't run out of steam on these but they're such fun to work on and there's just so many great characters to play with.

Meanwhile, some hot biochip-transfer action this morning... Tiny tweak needed, just to trim a little more off edges of the transfers, but these go onto the 2x1 tiles pretty well.  (Will need to order bits for Rogue at some point, but wanted to get these done first.)


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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 08 November, 2019, 11:01:23 pm »
These almost come across like a Muppet Babies take on the ABC Warriors.

Yeah, for the most part they have the cutesy dial turned all the way up.  Not really intentional, just how things turned out but pretty much the only way to make these work I guess.

Meanwhile, I've chipped away at Frank a bit more.  Lacking various scruffy details I'd have liked to have added but the limitations are what they are at this scale (the round tan tile at the front of the foot is supposed to be his toe poking out of his boot).  Adding Aimee soon, hopefully.



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