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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 15 September, 2019, 07:41:42 pm »

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 15 September, 2019, 10:58:18 am »
...a pretty good model of Igor from the Persona video games :D

I have no idea what you're talking about but thanks!

Meanwhile, I'm quite happy with some recent progress on Blackblood* - now just deciding between inset eyepatch versus one at the same level as the ‘snake’ eye (which I love - just soooooo Blackblood).  Will try and get the rest of these done in the next week or so but it depends whether I can maintain the momentum.

* I had many, MANY attempts at that damn cap before I was happy - took a lot more effort than Feek's tam o'shanter...

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 14 September, 2019, 12:18:31 pm »
Started on Mongrol, mainly as a way to avoid dealing with Blackblood’s cap.  Not sure I’ll stick with the squared-off head but it might sit okay among the variety of forms of the other members of the crew.  It’s a start, anyway…

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 12 September, 2019, 08:42:27 pm »
I had a minor brainwave about something else I got stuck on (Hammerstein’s chin guard thing) so dug this out again - think I might be getting somewhere so there’s a remote chance I might get further with the Meknificent Seven-ish than I thought.  Still tweaking Hammerstein but I’ll  get back to Blackblood’s hat soon I guess…

(I start with the heads since most of the character is tied up in that part of the design; if I can’t get that right I’m generally doomed.)

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 11 September, 2019, 04:22:00 pm »
You’re all far too kind!  Just to bore you all some more to make up for being slack in recent months…  Tried a longer leg / shorter body Stickleback and preferred that so moved it on a bit more.  Not perfect but this one is fiddlier than expected - I tried to adjust the back of the tailcoat where the spine attaches but went around in circles for an hour before opting for my original solution.  Not 100% sure about what I’ve got here so far but I’ll plonk some arms on and see how it looks.  I’ve got a few more characters to try and get finished over the next few weeks so I’ll drop some progress shots and ask for advice…  Not sure which characters I’ll focus on; some are a lot harder than others (I more or less gave up on Blackblood’s cap but will revisit it soon).

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 10 September, 2019, 03:19:56 pm »

It’s been a pretty quiet year for me Lego-wise but I’ve had a few characters, at various stages of development, lurking in the background.  Having messed around with various options for Stickleback’s spine (see below) I eventually settled on the one that seemed to work better than most.  Requires a longer back than I’d like but it looks okay overall I think, so I’ll get this finished and built in time for the now traditional Christmas round-up.  Not quite sure on a colour-scheme (I could just try this in greyscale) or the final details so any suggestions are very welcome!  I might reduce the front body length to allow for longer legs, maybe...

Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 18 June, 2019, 10:57:17 am »
We’ve finally joined the Switch party…  After a month-long research cruise with some marathon Mariokart sessions (onboard Wii-U) it became impossible to resist any longer. 

Mainly looking for cooperative games for the boys to play (and me, if I can get chance), so we’ve gone for Mariokart 8, Mario tennis and Mario Oddessy so far - plus Runner3 and Final Fantasy IX (will probably snag VII before long since I loved that to bits back in the day).

I guess Zelda is top of the list for the next game to get…

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 24 April, 2019, 01:03:35 pm »
Wow, two incredible double splash pages in a row, nice! MacNeil's blocks of black and white create a powerful image and Weston's art is so creepy and detailed, both amazing. Congrats!

Thanks!  Chris W has done three pieces for the sketchbooks (Kano in 2013, Don Uggie in 2014 and now this) and they're all absolutely glorious.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 24 April, 2019, 01:00:57 pm »
Wow. That's been really well looked-after. It's a miracle all that Letratone hasn't a) discoloured, or b) just peeled off.

Lovely page.

Yup - lovely page indeed! (Although as a kid the idea of anyone but Bolland inking Bolland was like fingernails down a blackboard.)

Is the Letratone that prone to aging badly?  I think the earliest artwork I have with it is a McMahon Cursed Earth page (Prog 66) and that's still looking great...  I guess it's partly down to how the art's been stored / handled / displayed.

Classifieds / Re: Selection of original artwork on ebay
« on: 23 April, 2019, 12:35:00 pm »
Christ on a bike… I wish I had the spare cash for several of those!

Me too. That Block Mania page is just glorious...  I considered selling my McMahon Cursed Earth page recently but came to my senses once the fact I'd never be able to replace it sank in.  Ah, for a few hundred quid and a time machine, eh?

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 23 April, 2019, 10:42:11 am »
Thats so cool! Nice one Ming!

Thanks, Wiggz - I know you'll love this latest one from Chris W as well - would look great side-by-side with your Blitzspears piece...  I'd love to see a one-off Nemesis story rendered in glorious B&W Weston-vision.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 05 April, 2019, 01:58:39 pm »
While reading the last couple of episodes of Grey Area it finally popped into my head that BEM probably stands for Bug-Eyed Monster... Or does it?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 March, 2019, 09:18:14 am »
Scott Walker...   Time to put Scott 2 on tonight, methinks (not that I ever need an excuse).

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 22 March, 2019, 10:29:30 am »
I love the weathering on that. Colin is just an astounding artist. We are so lucky to have him.

Yeah, Colin is an outstanding artist and seeing his less-is-more approach first-hand is just a joy.  Deceptively simple and I love it to bits.

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