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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Apr 2017, 08:19

Finished! Some of the worst figures painted by one of the forum's worst painter doing his very worst with them! And while washing I saw I hadn't painted the Brits alike! :mad: :mad: :mad: Let's say they made their own uniforms. :-D Anyhow, I sent them on their way and of course they took a shortcut and added the mailman and a knight to their number. But the shortcut was through the haunted backstreets of Hobbyton:

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and that was too scary so I send them in a box:

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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 11 Apr 2017, 14:58

Susofrick, your parade looks great! Why do you tease yourself so hard? I like the group in blue at the back more than the read-coated guys at the front.
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Apr 2017, 15:21

Thanks for your support Mr. Andrea, but I have seen the figures up close. :oops: No, they DID have their clothes on!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: It was pretty frustrating to aim with the brush on the button, hit the button with the brush and on the way back with the brush shake a little so the paint got in the wrong place. Not once, but on all of them. And not just when I tried buttonpainting, but everything I painted got wrong. Well, I will soon get rid of them. :-D And they will join the parade with other figures. But I won't stop painting! I have more figures to paint so I will start a new project after Easter. :-D
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Apr 2017, 16:22

A Magic Moment Gunnar, and Spiders included too. A well thought out presentation before their final send off, and such a large contingent of olde fellows from the yesteryear of toy time play.
Well done. :thumbup: You can relax now. BB
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Posted by FredG on 11 Apr 2017, 16:41

Susofrick wrote: It was pretty frustrating to aim with the brush on the button, hit the button with the brush and on the way back with the brush shake a little so the paint got in the wrong place.


That's why I occasionally change from a brush to a cocktail stick for buttons :P
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Posted by MABO on 11 Apr 2017, 19:49

Hello Gunnar,

I also like your parade. Andrea is right, you should not blame yourself so much. You are a great supporter of the GBs and therefore I am really grateful.

I like you blue and red columne and I will do my best to build them a worthy base.

And to all the others who are not yet ready: Please send a proof of life. Why not posting a WIP picture in the other section. I would love to see what up at your workshops.

Time is running :sweatdrop: :winky:
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Posted by Marvin on 11 Apr 2017, 20:43

Susofrick wrote: And not just when I tried buttonpainting, but everything I painted got wrong. Well, I will soon get rid of them. :-D And they will join the parade with other figures. But I won't stop painting! I have more figures to paint so I will start a new project after Easter. :-D


:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: Well done, Gunnar, I think these are another excellent contribution, I love the Swedes and in my opinion any man that tackles a battalion of Airfix soldiers should be awarded a medal for painting valour. To paraphrase those Punk pioneers The Sex Pistols; "Never mind the buttons"

And remember, when it comes to Group Build parades, the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. :coffee:
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Apr 2017, 09:26

Thanks! Stupid me! :-D Been painting A LOT with sharpened tooth-picks, but never thought about using them for buttons. Thanks for the support! Now I'm done with this year's groupbuild (almost :-D ) and have started another project! :-D http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20443
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 Apr 2017, 09:30

FredG wrote:That's why I occasionally change from a brush to a cocktail stick for buttons :P


I also use cocktails while painting :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 12 Apr 2017, 13:27

Mr. Andrea wrote:
I also use cocktails while painting :mrgreen:


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Posted by MABO on 23 Apr 2017, 20:50

Ok folks this weekend three entries arrived here:

Gunnars great March of Brits and Swedish Infantry with some special figures and also from Italy Giovannis Austrians. Thanks so much.

After taking this picture Konrad delivered the Strelets Highlanders as well. I did not managed to take a picture, so I refer to his picture.

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Thank you very much, great entries...
:occasion: :camera: :notworthy: :occasion: :beer: :camera: :notworthy: :notworthy: :camera: :camera: :beer: :occasion: :occasion:

So the situation is like this:
I have the entries from:

Paul, Great Britain
the first figures from Sascha, Germany
Marvin Great Britain
Arekmaximus, Poland
Dykio, Netherlands
Michael Roberts, France
Gunnar, Sweden
Giovanni, Italy
Konrad, Germany
my first entries are ready as well


Edwardian, Great Britain
Remco, Netherlands
have mostly finished their entries

and
Peter, Belgium
Dirk, Germany
Michael, Netherlands
Santi, Spain
Dalibor, Croatia
Erik-Jan, Netherlands
Mai Strac, Italy
Mr. Andrea, Italy / Togo
PeachPiz, Philippines
Eugenij, Russia
Bluefalchion, USA

are still working.

It would be really great if the friends still working on some figs would post a small update to let me know whats up all around the world. I will start with the bases and I am really interested in the status signal.

So wield the brushes and take some pictures. Time is running and we have May in just some days, :winky: :winky: :winky: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :camera: :camera: :camera: :mrgreen:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Apr 2017, 14:06

There is nothing worse than silence, when one is expecting good news. BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Apr 2017, 14:34

BB--

Your impressive array will arive with Jan, safe and sound. I can feel it in my bones.
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Posted by gbvarese on 24 Apr 2017, 20:37

Dear Mabo,

I'm glad to see that you received the Austrian and that they have been included in the Parade.

Giovanni.
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Posted by Erik-Jan on 04 May 2017, 19:48

i finished painted, these figures are on the way to their comrades for the parade. (actualy they can arrive any minute now)

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Posted by Marvin on 04 May 2017, 20:36

Magnifique! Très bon, Erik-Jan! :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 04 May 2017, 21:53

And they arrived here today, wonderful work Eric-Jan. :wave: :notworthy:

Thank you for such a great number of figures for the Group Build 2017.

This means for the actual situation:
I have the entries from:

Paul, Great Britain
Sascha, Germany
Marvin Great Britain
Arekmaximus, Poland
Dykio, Netherlands
Michael Roberts, France
Gunnar, Sweden
Giovanni, Italy
Konrad, Germany
Erik-Jan, Netherlands
my entries are ready as well

Mr. Andrea, Italy / Togo
has send his entry, it is on the way to me.

Remco, Netherlands
Peter, Belgium
Dirk, Germany
Dalibor, Croatia
are still working.

and
unfortunately I did not hear anything from
Edwardian, Great Britain
PeachPiz, Philippines
Eugenij, Russia
Mai Strac, Italy
Santi, Spain
Bluefalchion, USA

knock, knock? :eh: :mrgreen:

Keeping in mind, that I have to build the base it would really be nice if you could give me some updates and send your figures real soon. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Go on and do not stop facing the finish line!
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Posted by MABO on 12 May 2017, 07:45

Hello folks!

this is the last call!


This weekend I will start the assembly of the Parade-Diorama! So please send me a message what is the status of your work and if I still can count you in. Some have already done, but it would be nice to have final messages. I would like to do my best to create something, which is fair for the wonderful entries already waiting here, but this will at least take some time.

On the brushes and let Fedex do the rest!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 12 May 2017, 09:58

Last year I promised Dad to bring some extra light to shine on the groupbuild parade this year.
So since wednesday I have this 800watt daylight softbox here in my livingroom.
I will bring it to Arnhem to hang it on top of the Parade Diorama so people can clearly see them and photograph it without using flashlight.

MABO how long will the parade become? :eh: Can you estimate that? I might get a second light for the tail of that parade.
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Posted by FredG on 12 May 2017, 19:29

MABO wrote:On the brushes and let Fedex do the rest!!!!!!!!!!! 8)


Other postal delivery services are available :yeah: :-D
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