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Proposed figure GB
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:07 AM

Figures are a modelers nightmare for many people, but this does not have to be the case. They are no different than any other model subject, it's all about practice, skill development, techniques and patience. Wether you want to specialize in the genre, or just produce something to help dress up another model, figure modeling can be very rewarding. Figures are my favourite subject although I'm only an average figure modeler, but I'm much better at them than aircraft or cars, so I have entered some GB's related to those subjects in order to take me out of my comfort zone. The result? I have had my frustrations, but I've also had a lot of fun and excellent support from other modelers. I have learnt new techniques, refined some old skills and learnt about new products and how to use them.

So I'm putting out feelers for a figure GB in 2023. Wether you are an experienced figure modeler, or have never tried one, it dosen't matter. This is an opportunity to share and/or learn new skills in a subject that many modelers avoid, or feel that they are no good at.

The proposed start date is December 1st 2022, finish is 30th November 2023. There are no limits on scale, period, or genre. Fantasy, Sci Fi, historical what ever. Busts are also welcome. Crossovers are also good. 

The main idea is to have fun with a subject that some may think is not fun at all.

Dodgy

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:38 AM

I like figures! Count me in!

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     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:59 AM

You know, just recently my wife asked, "How come you never add people to your airplanes?" I honestly didn't have a really good answer. As I thought about it, I realized that I never really attempted any figures beyond the (very) few pilots I've added to my cockpits. Why haven't I? I guess I'm one of those I'm-No-Good-At-Figures guys.

Well, since my conversation with my wife, I have decided I should try a figure or two.  I think I'll start small, in my preferred scale of 1/48. Maybe a small vignette.

So, count me in. I figure (See what I did there?) this GB will be a good place to give my first plastic humans a try. 

-O

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:52 PM

John 3:16 KJV

I like figures! Count me in!

 

Good on yer John.

Dodgy

 

 

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:55 PM

Hey O, if this gets of the ground you are definitely in mate.

Dodgy

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Posted by knox on Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:11 PM

If this is a go, then please count me in for one, or two, or three. 

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Posted by sprueman on Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:15 PM

I would enter.

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:23 PM

No problem Knox.

Dodgy

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:27 PM

Thanks Sprueman. That makes 5 of us. If we can pick up a couple more it'll be a goer.

Dodgy

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:38 PM

I'm in and in Honor of Dodgy I'll be doing this one

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:47 PM

That one's cool, keavdog!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 15, 2022 6:31 PM

Dodgy: I'm not the greatest figure painter but I try. I'd like in on this if you push though with it! 

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6:45 AM

KD, great to have you aboard. "In honour of Dodgy", wow.... I think I'd better clean up my act a bit then.Big Smile

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6:48 AM

Gamera

Dodgy: I'm not the greatest figure painter but I try. I'd like in on this if you push though with it! 

 

Fantastic Gamera! As for the "not the greatest figure painter" bit, I well remember your entry in the Steampunk GB, bloody awesome.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6:56 AM

Ok folks, that's seven of us, (dare I say the magnificent seven),........ maybe not. But with 7 starters I'm going to call this a go, so will set the GB post up in the morning. If you can let me know what you are going to enter I'll get the roster happening. If you're not sure, I'll just list your name with TBD.

Thanks fella's it's going to be fun. Don't know if we can out do Bakster on the banter, but we'll give it a shake. I'm going to call the GB 'Go Figure'.

Dodgy

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Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:05 AM

Hi Dodgy,

I'll have a go at this; finished my first figure recently leaving a lot to be desired, approaching figures as a bit of fun in a new direction. Bought some more figures recently so this is very timely now to decide on which, will let you know.

Joe

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:40 AM

Hmmm... I might just take you up on this one.

Chad

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:05 AM

Count me in, I'll come up with something from my stash....most likely 90 or 120mm

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1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - DONE (GB)

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 7:46 PM

Dodgy

 

 
Gamera

Dodgy: I'm not the greatest figure painter but I try. I'd like in on this if you push though with it! 

 

 

 

Fantastic Gamera! As for the "not the greatest figure painter" bit, I well remember your entry in the Steampunk GB, bloody awesome.

 

 

Thanks! I thought it was pretty good too and then got destroyed at our IPMS show last weekend...

That's awesome John, I love that figure- looking forward to seeing him painted up. 

Dunno what I'll enter. I picked this up about three years ago and got really frustrated on cleaning up the seams and having to figure out some way to replace the scales where I sanded them out. I really need to back to it- only painting done is some primer on the seams. 

And I picked up a pile of 90mm or so figures from AliExpress a few months ago. They're great figures and pretty cheap running from fifteen to twenty US bucks. Here's a few that I'd assembled, this gives me an excuse to get some of them painted. 

  

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:28 PM

OK I'll throw in as well.  I also have a bunch of figures across a wide range of genres, from WW I aces to anime characters.

I don't build a lot of figures.  But when I do, I have fun:

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:38 PM

I was hoping you'd jump in Real G! 

I hoped you'd bring some awesome anime stuff but Judge Bananaaa is pretty cool too! 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 10:16 PM

Yep Gamera, I think the GB theme is a great chance to stretch those model skillsets.  Judge Banana really speak to me (but it's all gibberish, so I have NO idea what he's saying).

On the anime side, I have been steadily collecting those Plamax figures, mostly the Macross characters.  I'd like to finish them in the "cel-shaded" technique that emulates animated 2-D art.  Never tried it, but I have seen on-line builds that look fantastic.

Also, for those who love old comics/horror, X-Plus from Japan is going to release a 1/8 scale injection plastic figure of Vampirella.  When I saw the product photos I assumed it was being done by Moebius or Polar Lights due to the subject and scale:

Vampirella Jose Gonzalez Edition (Plastic model) - HobbySearch Gundam Kit/etc. Store (1999.co.jp)

Perhaps a liitle risque for the forum, but the kit is based off of a well known iconic illustration.

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:00 AM

Est.1961

Hi Dodgy,

I'll have a go at this; finished my first figure recently leaving a lot to be desired, approaching figures as a bit of fun in a new direction. Bought some more figures recently so this is very timely now to decide on which, will let you know.

Joe

 

G'day Joe, great to have you on board! That's just what this GB is going to be about, fun. Looking forward to seeing your choice of figure.

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:03 AM

Mopar Madness

Hmmm... I might just take you up on this one.

 

Hey MM, great to see you here!

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:06 AM

All look great Gamera. So sorry to hear about your steam punk figure, is it repairable?

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:10 AM

Fantastic Real G. Love the Judge!! The Vampirella fig looks great too.

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:18 AM

Welcome aboard Drums! I think I'm going with a 90mm Poste Militaire Prussian Uhlan.

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:24 AM

Ok folks, thanks for all the great responses. I'm declaring this GB a goer and will now set it up formally. It'll be called the 'Go figure' GB.

Cheers

Dodgy

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:42 AM

Dodgy

All look great Gamera. So sorry to hear about your steam punk figure, is it repairable?

 

Sorry, my mistake - not literally destroyed but after I set the figure down on the table a dozen or so people showed up with much better figures. I had hoped I'd get at least a third place and didn't place anywhere. Oh well, I'm happy with it in any case....

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