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Colin YNWA

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #525 on: 28 December, 2018, 07:11:27 pm »
Up to this point I've avoided being a cheeky git and copying these. Lego Metta Lawson and Kill-a-Man-Jaroo may well have just broken me... I'm sorry for steeling... well assuming I get of my lazy arse to do so...

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #526 on: 28 December, 2018, 07:26:02 pm »
Up to this point I've avoided being a cheeky git and copying these. Lego Metta Lawson and Kill-a-Man-Jaroo may well have just broken me... I'm sorry for steeling... well assuming I get of my lazy arse to do so...

I'd be delighted if you want to take a crack at any of these, Colin! (The same goes for anyone else.)  I can supply a Stud.io file and / or parts list and also have a crack at providing a set of instructions, so just let me know if you want anything.  The easiest way to make the dream a reality is to get the parts required through Bricklink (that's what I do anyway: Stud.io design > Bricklink parts list > order through sellers via there).

Anyway, I'll continue with the CATT but it's going to take a while...

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #527 on: 28 December, 2018, 09:07:11 pm »
Lawson's braid is lego genius!

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #528 on: 29 December, 2018, 03:53:14 pm »
Lawson's braid is lego genius!

Thanks, DDD!  The braid was the main focus when I started Lawson; I knew if I got that right (or half-way acceptable) the rest would be easy.  There's usually one feature that I feel I need to get right if there's any hope for the character to work and it's a nice brain-straining excercise to figure out stuff like this.

Meanwhile, work on the CATT progresses - probably about half way done now I think - and the boys have been making suggestions for what I should do next (a few options; some easy-ish, some definitely not).

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #529 on: 04 January, 2019, 10:51:46 am »


I've done the front legs (twice) and am now approaching something I can bear looking at.  I had a plan early on and it all worked in my head but then reality kicked in and scales don't match so compromise is inevitable.  Still, getting there.  A fun challenge and one that makes me wonder about some other possibilities a bit.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #530 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...


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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #531 on: 10 September, 2019, 03:58:42 pm »
Looks suitably freaky.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #532 on: 10 September, 2019, 04:05:52 pm »
Delightfully awful!

In another world you'd be getting snapped up by lego proper to produce these so they are commercially available instead of the ubiquitous POP figures.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #533 on: 10 September, 2019, 04:13:24 pm »
Dunno how I missed your mounted Metta, but I think your art has reached new hitherto-undreamt-of heights there. 

Stickleback is lovely too, but now you need the whole sick crew... best of luck with Mr Lugs & Mr Peepers and Ms. Scarlett!

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #534 on: 10 September, 2019, 04:15:00 pm »
Natch, I’m now going back through this thread, and just remembered I have a Billy Half a Bricklink order sitting around, with Strontium Dog figures in. Argh. *hovers over BUY link*

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #535 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).




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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #536 on: 11 September, 2019, 05:07:43 pm »
Arh Ming you are a work of wonders... or is that your works are wonderful... dunno but works either way for me.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #537 on: 11 September, 2019, 05:20:29 pm »
Always in awe of your genius Ming  :o
I fully expect to see these in the xmas prog - don't let us down!  :thumbsup:

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #538 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.)




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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #539 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…