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Posted by Old Wolf on 07 May 2017, 19:15

By the way. I ll come too. But don t know if for the whole day. Cause its the holy weekend with my son
Happy to see you all again
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Posted by Dad's Army on 08 May 2017, 09:09

Old Wolf wrote:By the way. I ll come too. But don t know if for the whole day. Cause its the holy weekend with my son
Happy to see you all again

You where already on the list ;-)
Nice to see you again!
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Posted by Konrad on 08 May 2017, 15:09

Old Wolf wrote:Happy to see you all again

Really all? ;-)
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 17 May 2017, 11:28

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FOAM HOUSE WORKSHOP TOOL LIST

For those of you who like to join the foamhouse workshop at Figz 2017, here is a list of tools you should bring yourself:

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The 25mm wide blade slide cutting snap off knife is the most important tool of all and you need at least two brand new sharp blades with it, otherwise the foam surface will get damaged. The 25mm size knife may be difficult to find in shops. If you order it online today, you will have it in time.
I use the Stanley snap off blade cutter dynagrip 25mm myself.
Cost: 13 euro's.
There are also smaller sizes like 18mm and 9,5mm but that smallest one is useless for our massive foamblocks. The 18mm knife is fine for very small buildings. Of course its all about the length of that knife blade, not its width.

Apart from that you need:
- soft pencil (bleistift) for both drawing on the foam and engraving it
- transparent ruler (lineaal) to measure the rough shape on the foamblock
- screw driver medium size with flat head to sculpt foam surface
- small hobby knife for cutting windows and hollowing inner side of the building

And if possible bring also:
- a small square (winkelhaak) to measure the corners (not in the picture)
- large nail file (with foam or paper base) or grinding block to smoothen foam surface
- cutting board 30x40cm or larger to protect our tables

Don't forget to bring some pictures of the building you like to make.
And for the styrodur beginners amongst you I can recommend to start with a simple building.

Example of a house been cut out of one single block of styrodur foam WITHOUT the use of an electric thermo cutting wire machine:

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Posted by Marc the plasticsfan on 23 May 2017, 12:33

One day I will make it over the channel to see all you good folk and your wonderful work.

But in my absence, I wish you all a happy and successful day.

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Posted by Tom71 on 25 May 2017, 08:30

Wish you all a nice event - I can not come
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 May 2017, 08:32

A shame Tom, you mis all the fun!

I am looking forward to it, just a few nights of sleep....!!!!
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Posted by Konrad on 25 May 2017, 08:44

Unfortunately, I can also not come. :(
My nephew has confirmation.
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Posted by MABO on 25 May 2017, 09:09

Konrad wrote:Unfortunately, I can also not come. :(
My nephew has confirmation.


That is a joke, I hope... :shock:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 25 May 2017, 12:18

@Konrad, I am doing my best to be there and you are not coming? Take your nephew with you.
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Posted by Konrad on 25 May 2017, 13:00

I'm really sorry.
The first FIGZ without me.
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Posted by MABO on 25 May 2017, 13:21

That is really a sad coincidence. I think a lot of members would like to see the Roman Legion, you have buildt. :(
I have a chance to see it during the year, I still hope, but a lot of the others have to wait until next year.

But positiv: Mr. Andrea tries to come. :-D
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 25 May 2017, 14:19

I wish I could make it and meet all you fine fellows and learn some masterful modeling techniques! Such a long trip from Seattle USA is not in the cards this year with my second son soon to be born. When the boys are a bit older, you'll see the three of us at FIGZ. (And their mom).
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 May 2017, 19:30

Konrad wrote:I'm really sorry.
The first FIGZ without me.

Sorry to hear this, I will miss you my old friend... :(
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Posted by mickey mouse on 25 May 2017, 20:37

Mr. Cryns, I'll bring along my scratchpen and pencil. But i don't have a square.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 May 2017, 03:59

You can use a model box for a square, i think there might be a few around.
Watch out for those blades they can fly off. One nearly had me eye out,and I jest not.
Safety Officer Paul, could attend. I`ll supply the boxing gloves! :mrgreen: BB
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Posted by Dad's Army on 27 May 2017, 11:31

The special figures are all ready for sale, I did just (with some help of my GF) put them all in the bags.
Here is how they look this year:
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Looking good, isn't it?
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Posted by MABO on 27 May 2017, 11:54

I take two, like every year!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 28 May 2017, 13:36

Old Wolf wrote:By the way. I ll come too. But don t know if for the whole day. Cause its the holy weekend with my son
Happy to see you all again

Perhaps you can come with your son? Maybe he likes it.
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Posted by Zed1 on 29 May 2017, 19:31

Sorry chaps, but I will not be able to attend the show this year. :(
There are some circumstances that will unfortunately keep me away from joining you so pls have fun and have a great day. I hope that possibly next year I'll be back aboard. :neutral:
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