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Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:08 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

Remember Jim Darlack's CCC honorable mention custom centaur Abusson, you may have wondered how it was made. Well, he's written up a How-to article on this and other custom centaur techniques. I have to apologize to Jim - it was actually written up a while ago and I forgot to post the link.

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Bruce

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:01 am
by Forestboy
Great article, although I don't plan on splitting open a house soon. :wink:

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:21 pm
by Blue Moon Knight
Nice tutorial! Maybe someday I'll have enough horses to do this. I need cavalry though.

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:08 pm
by Albatross_Viking
Yes, thats a really nice tutorial!

Forestboy wrote:I don't plan on splitting open a house soon.

I really hope so. But if you should decide to split one open, please dont take the one i live in :wink: .

A_V

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:44 am
by J_MAN
Forestboy wrote:Great article, although I don't plan on splitting open a house soon. :wink:

I build centaurs like this - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/579956/brick-battles. It give me the opportunity to have centaurs without losing any of my horses.

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:20 pm
by Forestboy
Albatross_Viking wrote:Yes, thats a really nice tutorial!

Forestboy wrote:I don't plan on splitting open a house soon.

I really hope so. But if you should decide to split one open, please dont take the one i live in :wink: .

A_V


*Smacks forehead* Oh, sorry! I meant HORSE not HOUSE :oops: . Oh the joys of miss typing something.. :D

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:22 am
by Rick-Ricks
*Smacks forehead* Oh, sorry! I meant HORSE not HOUSE :oops: . Oh the joys of miss typing something.. :D

Who is Miss Typing? :D
On topic: this article is great, I like how he's compiled a list of other techniques, not just his own.

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:24 am
by Frank_Lloyd_Knight
I really like the look of these in the tutorial. This would be my alternative idea, though, based on the "old-school" brick horses from the yellow castle. Disadvatage: blocky looking. Advantage: A six-year old kid could build them without tearing up his other toys.

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--FLK

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:44 pm
by Rubberchickenknight
I did this once, and instead of taking the horse apart, I just cut off the head, sanded it down, and glued some studs on the top. It worked okay, but I haven't taken any pics yet.

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:58 pm
by jdarlack
If you would prefer not to mutilate your horses, but want something more than a brickbuilt centaur, check this out.

Mariann Asanuma of the Modelbuildingsecrets' Blog recently posted about Brickworld 2010. In it, she included some pics of new Brickforge prototypes, including what looks like a new custom centaur body:

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Check out the blog post / flickr link for pics of more brickforge prototypes!

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:08 am
by Kevin1990
jdarlack wrote:If you would prefer not to mutilate your horses, but want something more than a brickbuilt centaur, check this out.

Mariann Asanuma of the Modelbuildingsecrets' Blog recently posted about Brickworld 2010. In it, she included some pics of new Brickforge prototypes, including what looks like a new custom centaur body:

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Check out the blog post / flickr link for pics of more brickforge prototypes!



DEFENTLY a great piece. would love for it to be sold

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:56 am
by Lamanda2
Great article! But wow! That BrickForge prototype looks awful promising. I'll have to get a good amount of those one they're out! :)

~Amanda

Re: Howto article by Jim Darlack - centaurs

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:45 pm
by Athalus
That centaur body looks awesome, as do the other items in the picture. Brickforge keeps making interesting parts, apart from the usual weaponry!