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Postby marakoeschtra » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:45 pm

E of Alshire wrote:Where'd you get the bandanna?

I got it from a German Bricklink store.
(I'm not sure if I can post direct links to BL stores here, so I won't)
Every now and then, parts in special colors appear on Bricklink; so was this green bandana. :wink:
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Postby Scnicker » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:08 pm

Green Bandana comes from a Forestman Set. It was something like "River Crossing" or something. It ain't a "special" color, but a hard-to-find item.
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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:54 pm

Scnicker,

The "minifig hat rag" came in green in Forestman's Crossing, and is somewhat rare. However, as far as I know, the bandana around his neck is not from any set. We've seen a lot of odd color minifig accessories lately that seem to be official molds but don't seem to come from any sets. I'm actually waiting on a Bricklink order with a black beard myself.

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Postby Scnicker » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:22 pm

Oh! I thought we were talking about the "hat rag" when you guys referred to something else. My bad :)
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Postby marakoeschtra » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:46 am

OK, here's the next character, a shepherd:

Image < click for the full-sized picture

The sheep are actually an incarnation of the original design by Ley Ward;
I updated them with mini-slopes as heads and minifig hands as tails.
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Postby Slobey » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:40 am

marakoeschtra wrote:OK, here's the next character, a shepherd:

Image < click for the full-sized picture

The sheep are actually an incarnation of the original design by Ley Ward;
I updated them with mini-slopes as heads and minifig hands as tails.


I really like the sheep. I also like that you acknowledge your inspiration too.

In fact I just looked through your folder and I have to say I'm a huge fan, the detail in your MOCs is amazing :D
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Postby wunztwice » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:51 pm

I like that his is pretty much all brown, it's very peasant-y. The sheep are neat too, I like this design because they really look about the right size. AND you included a staff! Keep it up, I like these figs so far!
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Postby eNiGMa » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:21 pm

The shepherd is my favorite so far. And the sheep are great, too!

Can't wait for more. :D
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Postby smcginnis » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:00 pm

Cool figs. In the fisherman one, are those fish Light Grey or Pearl Silver? Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that the green bandana comes in one of the keychains.

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Postby Dunechaser » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:52 am

The shepherd is definitely my favorite so far. :)

Keep 'em comin'! :wink:
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Postby Moroder » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:17 am

Hey, cool sheep design! The size fits the minifig-scale perfectly. I just don't think of that face as a shepherd's face, but that's just me. Still, a great work!
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Postby marakoeschtra » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:46 am

smcginnis wrote:Cool figs. In the fisherman one, are those fish Light Grey or Pearl Silver? Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that the green bandana comes in one of the keychains.

~smcginnis

The fish are actually flat silver, another special part-color combination.
For the green bandana; I'm not sure if it appears in any keychain; I checked it on Bricklink and couldn't find any.

And here's already the next character,
a blacksmith with his apprentice:

Image < click for the full-sized picture

Now this one has some optical illusion going on; I thought it would look more realistic if the blacksmith was holding his hammer with two hands instead of one, so I disconnected one of the arms from his torso and took the picture under an angle.
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Postby wunztwice » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:04 am

They look great, I love the heads you've chosen, and I'm always a fan of the brown 'capes/aprons' (I have four). The deal witht he disconnected arm works well. However, I do have a few criticisms.

First, I've done some metal working simelar, I guess, to what is being pictured and I have never held the hammer with two hands. It's a one hand job as far as I know.

The other thing I see is that even with 'gloves' on, the metal should be too hot to hold. I use different types of 'wrenches' to look like tonges.

But like I said, I do like them, and I can't wait to see more of your figs!
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Postby Moroder » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:29 am

wunztwice wrote:First, I've done some metal working simelar, I guess, to what is being pictured and I have never held the hammer with two hands. It's a one hand job as far as I know.

The other thing I see is that even with 'gloves' on, the metal should be too hot to hold. I use different types of 'wrenches' to look like tonges.

I was thinking about these issues too... but the arm "illusion" is still a great feature! Very clever.
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Postby JoshWedin » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:02 pm

wunztwice wrote:First, I've done some metal working simelar, I guess, to what is being pictured and I have never held the hammer with two hands. It's a one hand job as far as I know.

The other thing I see is that even with 'gloves' on, the metal should be too hot to hold. I use different types of 'wrenches' to look like tonges.

But like I said, I do like them, and I can't wait to see more of your figs!


I have done some blacksmithing too. I like the two handed effect (may have to steal that) but if the smith needed two hands, he's a wimp. :) Red hot metal is actually quite soft, if you strike it that hard, it will kind of squish out. Most striking is relatively gentle (strike firmly but one handed). Now that apprentice...he's one tough cookie! Even with gloves on, there is no way I would grab a red hot bar! But then he is an apprentice. :) Just some minor criticisms, you do great work!

I am really liking all the figs in your series, keep it up!
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