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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 December, 2019, 04:58:07 pm »
...if Scotland does join the EU, there would have to be a hard border with England. Fun times.

Hadrian's wall 2.0?

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 13 December, 2019, 04:53:24 pm »
I believe there is a new series in the works with Tiernan Trevallion on art duties. Looking forward to seeing it.

Ooh, that sounds good.

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 13 December, 2019, 04:44:01 pm »
Helium was great and I'd forgotten there'd been such a long intermission since the first series ended; I wonder if/when it'll be back?

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 December, 2019, 02:17:49 pm »
Is a move to proportional representation likely at this point?  Or will that be quietly buried since it's unlikely to work in favour of the current government?

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 December, 2019, 11:21:46 am »
I'm heading back to the UK for Christmas but I've rarely felt so low at the prospect of a visit...  I'm just left shell-shocked.  We all live in our little bubbles / echo chambers so news and views are strongly filtered but I really hoped that this one would have gone differently.  I guess there are a lot of angry, frustrated people out there who thought that this result will leave them better off but having seen the trajectory of things like food banks, child poverty and homelessness under the Tories I think the vast majority are just going to be shafted even harder than previously.

Next election, if it's just a two party race, I think the ballot paper should just make it simple and offer a choice between 'an attempt to lessen inequality and make the place better for all' and 'fuck the poor' and let people put their mark where their conscience lies.

Having lived in various parts of the world for too long I'm not even eligible to vote in UK general elections any more - not that its would have made any difference, given the scale of the outcome.  The UK's not been home to me for a long time but it's never felt so distant as it does today.

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 09 December, 2019, 03:11:30 pm »
Someone did a Landraider!

Yeah, we saw that back in 2015 (page 20); impressive stuff.  Would go well with the Laz-saw thing at Mutie Rushmore!

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!

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.

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:

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!

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.

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!

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!  :)

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.

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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9th -   Gail Nedry
10th - RoboMonkey147
11th - Gail Nedry
12th - RoboMonkey147
13th - Gail Nedry
14th - RoboMonkey147
15th - Colin.ynwa
16th - Super Surfer
17th - Jayzus B Christ & Eddie Hitler
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22nd - The Monarch
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24th - EVERYONE!

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