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    • January 4, 2018 11:18 AM EST
    • What a coincidence that Ken should say that. Yesterday I received a registered letter from the SPKC (Society for the Prevention of Kindness to Chickens) reminding me that this place is limited to one "Rooster" by international law. Now ain't that the darnedest thing you ever heard of?

       

      It also included a great recipe for chicken and dumplings.....

    • January 4, 2018 3:43 AM EST
    • ONE rooster is about all this place could handle......................

    • January 3, 2018 8:44 PM EST
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    • January 3, 2018 7:45 PM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      I know your already doing him ...but you could do a crazier version ... for another prize ..you did say it's easer doing them together.. 

       

      I thought Rooster was crazy enough already, you probably mean a more sane version.

      Mick

       

    • January 3, 2018 8:31 AM EST
    • I know your already doing him ...but you could do a crazier version ... for another prize ..you did say it's easer doing them together.. 

    • January 2, 2018 1:55 PM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:
      Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

       If anybody else would like to be the punching bag for one of my projects 

       

      I volunteer Rooster.... 

       

      Well... I think I will just sit here and wait for Sean to catch up. Maybe I will go read that really cool thread titled "Boomer's Prize Figures for Mik's 2018 Build Challenge" ......

    • January 2, 2018 10:28 AM EST
    • Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

       If anybody else would like to be the punching bag for one of my projects 

       

      I volunteer Rooster.... 

       

    • January 1, 2018 7:32 PM EST
    • Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

      Well I certainly learned a lot from this project. The most important is a great way to give a figure eyeglasses.....

       

       

           Big deal. I won't be impressed until you give them contacts.

       

    • January 1, 2018 1:43 PM EST
    • Well I certainly learned a lot from this project. The most important is a great way to give a figure eyeglasses. I am going to try a few variations with that on some of my 1/20.3 figures later this year. I am equally impressed with how much more difficult it was to paint details in 1/24th scale. I would have thought that was a non-player but I feel there was much more effort involved than expected. That said, I think the low definition to the detail was a significant factor.

       

      At .25 $ each these figures are good cheap fodder for those of you leery about using more expensive models for improving your kit-bashing or custom painting skills. If you have been thinking about jumping into this aspect of the hobby then the price is a good reason to try. I will be using some of these figures as the basis for this year's Mik prizes. We will see how that goes.

       

      The only real drawback I see with these figures is the limited number of poses and  body part sources. I think it would be worth customizing a few of the men's heads for casting to help provide variety. I do not think I will bother with casting arms or legs as the cost and work load is greater than just buying a big sack of the plastic figures.

       

      My thanks to Aaron for letting me use him as a crash test dummy. He only cried a little. If anybody else would like to be the punching bag for one of my projects (complete with derisive comments) message me and I will put you on the list. Just remember Boomer's rule #1: You are here for my entertainment.

       

       

    • January 1, 2018 1:07 PM EST
    • Love them! Looking forward to giving them a good home :)

    • December 31, 2017 11:15 PM EST
    • Excellent!  You didn't have to have the lens of his glasses that clean, sometimes they get dirty.  Happy New Year to all!  Especially Aaron and his "sweetie pie".

    • December 31, 2017 10:03 AM EST
    • Well here you are Aaron.

       

       

      Worked really well. I think it is a pretty good rendering of Aaron. Mrs Boomer thinks it looks more like Steve Landesberg from the "Barney Miller" TV show.

       

       

      Done. In the mail to Aaron next week.

    • December 31, 2017 7:30 AM EST
    • They look awesome Boomer!! Very impressed! Can’t wait to see them finished!

    • December 30, 2017 5:40 PM EST
    • Painting done. Onto Aaron's glasses.

      I have tried a few different methods for doing eye glasses and none are great. To look right they need to be transparent. For this latest effort I cut a strip out of some acetate packing material. From that I trimmed out two lens shapes and used an exacto-knife to shape them to match each other. Last I glued them onto Aaron's face by filling his eye sockets with white glue. Hopefully it will dry clear.

       

       

      If this works all I will have to do is glue and paint the nose bridge and  the temples.

       

       

      Final results tomorrow.

    • December 30, 2017 10:43 AM EST
    •    Those are really good. I couldn't do that. Sweet.

       

       

    • December 30, 2017 6:46 AM EST
    • You've out done yourself again Boomer

    • December 30, 2017 3:02 AM EST
    • If the figures don't fit on his private car, they can always be used on his wedding cake...................

    • December 29, 2017 8:40 PM EST
    • Actually that is a good idea John. A little blush might be just the thing.

    • December 29, 2017 8:34 PM EST
    • Got Peach or rose for her cheeks?

      Oh yeah Bravo! Great job well done.

    • December 29, 2017 5:41 PM EST
    • ...three hours and a lot of frustration later (two new curse words were invented and I guarantee I do not have a nice smile at this point) Aaron is done except for glasses. I think he looks pretty good. The beard was the worst part as I kept getting it to heavy. On the upside the "Greg Brady" look does not seem to be a problem. Sweetie-pie still needs a little wash but I need it to be very light. Just enough to bring out the shape of her face without darkening the flesh tone. Not sure weather to use dark gray or rust red like I did on Aaron.

       

       

      Hope to finish this project tonight.