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New Article: Minifig Torso Designs and Stickers

Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:51 pm

Hey all,

A new article has been added to our How-To section. Feel free to check it out.

Feedback on any article is always appreciated.

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Postby David Girard » Mon Nov 10, 2003 5:32 pm

Again fantastic job Anthony !

I like specially all the variations on peasant torso and the yellow forestman torso.

I think i'll use them on my MOCs. :)
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Postby Dragon Master » Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:59 pm

Your work is great...but :( No DM torsos :( oh well. I guess I could put the shield image on one of the toros.

Great Work,

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Torsos and shields design

Postby Javier Teulon » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:43 pm

Anthony, your article is great. Very good job.

Thanks a lot


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Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:03 pm

Dragon Master wrote:Your work is great...but :( No DM torsos :( oh well. I guess I could put the shield image on one of the toros.

Great Work,

Dragon Master


I'm not going to lie to you. The three dragon master torsos, seen here:

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Are among my least favorite castle torsos that LEGO ever made. I don't know if it's the dark color contrast between red and black, or maybe because the figs came with different colored legs. But I think the main reason why I never liked them was because of the 'cartoony' dragons the torsos had on them.

Personally when I want to make dragon figs, I stick with the red or blue scale mail that the Black Monarch was so fond of.

Perhaps I will make one or more of these torsos, but for now I'm taking a break.

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Postby Jojo » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:42 pm

Hello!


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Does Scott Runyan know that this picture represents a wrong figure? The blue arm seems to be turquoise. And compared to the blue leg I think it actually IS turquoise...

Are among my least favorite castle torsos that LEGO ever made. I don't know if it's the dark color contrast between red and black, or maybe because the figs came with different colored legs. But I think the main reason why I never liked them was because of the 'cartoony' dragons the torsos had on them.

Indeed. With the release of this line TLC entered the gates of Cartoon Castle World. It wasn't even neccessary to make minifigs cartoonesque because for me they are cartoon characters for themselves.


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Postby Bricksidge » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:01 am

Impressive work as always, Anthony. They are all amazingly accurate as well. From the Dark Forestman straight to the Jedi, they're all winners. I've already started seperating 'figs into piles to see how many I can sticker up. Now all I need is a new printer....
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Postby Troy T. Moore » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:43 pm

Wow!! :shock: :shock: This is a real resource that you have laboured to provide the community with! Once I figure out how to print them I will be on my way....

I am technologically challenged. What program do I need to print out the PSD's I downloaded? Can I print out a whole page with several different torso's on it? I know to most of you this sounds ridiculous, but I am not real computer savvy! Thank you.
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Postby architect » Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:32 pm

Hi Troy.

This depends what image programs you have. PSD's are photoshop files. These are good to download if you want to modify Anthony's designs. Otherwise, the .jpg files should do fine. If you have an editing program, like photoshop, you can copy and paste multiple shields to make a large image. Then you could print out a sheet of shields. If you have a pc, you could do this in paint, but that might take some time. I hope this helps you :D

If not, there are people here who can tell you what to do much better than I can.

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Postby LEGOFREAK » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:04 pm

Anthony - once again you have astounded with the sheer volume and attention to detail! Great job! I am now in the process of making a city guard for my castle - maybe they should be nicknamed Sava's Bunch?

Troy - I usually paste the design into paint to work with, save it, and then insert that picture into a word document. then you don't have to save a huge bmp to print.
you can also copy the image in word and paste multiple times for many shields and torsos.

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Re: New Article: Minifig Torso Designs and Stickers

Postby footsteps » Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:06 am

SavaTheAggie wrote:Hey all,

A new article has been added to our How-To section. Feel free to check it out.

Feedback on any article is always appreciated.

--Anthony

Hey, Anthony.

Nothing like reviving an old thread.

I have a question regarding the colour swatches jpg that you supplied with your article. Obviously they are meant to be the equivalent of TLC colours. I don't have sophisticated tools to work with (MSPaint and Irfanview), so I'm having real trouble trying to replicate these custom colours for editing usage in MSPaint.

Can you post the specs for each colour?

I've created my first tan peasant customs using your SW torso designs, and I followed your suggestions to create Orient Expidition torsos. To do a real good job, though, I need to get better colour matches. Can you help?

Alan

PS Outstanding articles, BTW, every one of them.
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Postby Draygen » Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:29 am

I really appreciate all the work you put in Anthony. I've used quite a few of your torsos and modified some for my own use. If it wasn't for that article I'd of never known the freedom i know now.

One small note and im not sure if its just me. Tried to DL that Scorpion Oval shield and I keep getting some error from it. Broken Link? Or something on my side?
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Postby Formendacil » Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:48 am

Whoa!

I almost thought this was a new thread!

I was wondering...

Where's the link? I wanna see the new designs.

Then i saw the dates.

I was both relieved (Ikros has not been put on hold) and disappointed (no new torsos).
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Postby MaxiVisVires » Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:11 am

Gah I got all excited for no reason. :?
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Postby Luís » Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:43 pm

You did never saw the thread.
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