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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Apr 2019, 06:47

Well Hi Remco, I hope you and all the guys have a very enjoyable day at FIGZ 2019. Above all a safe day. As for :coffee: myself i cannot drink in celebration of the actual day, :cowboy: but he will be getting,
:sst: well plastered on that day.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 11 Apr 2019, 07:34

Hello Mr C.

Nice to hear from you.

I can not make this but would have loved to have participated.

Seeing you and the sculptors at the Dioramica was like watching magic.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Dad's Army on 14 Apr 2019, 12:39

I hope I can join, but always a busy day for me... but I will try to take part of this workshop!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 14 Apr 2019, 22:17

Hi Remco
I plan to come to Arnhem. I would like to bring my castle, its inhabitants and the outsiders. Do you still have space for « bring and show »?
Also I would love to participate at the sculpting workshop
This year’s exhibit looks like being cool again
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Posted by Dad's Army on 24 Apr 2019, 18:37

Hi Michael,

It's again a honor to have you at FIGZ, and I put you on the B&S list and the workshop list.

CU@FIGZ

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Posted by MABO on 24 Apr 2019, 22:16

By the way: Is there once again a "Special FIGZ Figure"?
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Posted by Dad's Army on 24 Apr 2019, 22:28

MABO wrote:By the way: Is there once again a "Special FIGZ Figure"?

Yes there will be, there is someone working on it... ;-)
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Posted by Konrad on 25 Apr 2019, 05:23

Dad's Army wrote:Yes there will be, there is someone working on it... ;-)

Who can that be? ;-)
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 25 Apr 2019, 22:22

Konrad wrote:Who can that be? ;-)


If I had to guess, I think it might be one of the finest figure-makers in all of...Eastern Europe? :D
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Posted by Wiking on 25 Apr 2019, 22:36

Bluefalchion wrote :
I think it might be one of the finest figure-makers ...

Hegemony ?
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Posted by Cryns on 30 Apr 2019, 17:18

Bluefalchion wrote:I am unable to attend FIGZ this year, but will be there in spirit. This workshop topic is exactly what I have been looking for. If anyone is able to film it and put it on YouTube I think it would be a hit.


Dear Bluefalchion,

Thanks for your interest in our workshopsubject this year.
Your request for making a video of the workshop will be, I am afraid, a difficult if not impossible task though... I think.
Our objects are so small, its hard to see them at all. :eh:
The process of making them can only be caught on film by having a camera with macro-lens 5 to 20 centimeters from the subject... which makes it impossible for half of the workshop members to see what is going on.

I think our beloved member MABO can tell you all about this. He once made an very effective and useful video about sculpting a figurine for the Cröbern diorama. I bought that video ten years ago which was my very first introduction into figure sculpting in our scale.

http://www.fuhrmann-figuren.de/video/modellwelten5.htm

But you are welcome for a personal workshop as soon as the age of your children allows you to visit Amsterdam.

Michael Robert wrote:Also I would love to participate at the sculpting workshop


Michael I look forward to meet you again.

C M Dodson wrote:Seeing you and the sculptors at the Dioramica was like watching magic.


Thank you so much Mr. Dodson.

MABO wrote:By the way: Is there once again a "Special FIGZ Figure"?


After this year you can make it yourself! :-D

poky wrote:as always I will try to make it and somehow miss it anyway


Poky I don't think the workshop is much of your interest since you are much ahead of most of us when it comes to sculpting, but I think it would be nice indeed if we can finally meet you.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 30 Apr 2019, 21:19

Cryns wrote:
Dear Bluefalchion,

But you are welcome for a personal workshop as soon as the age of your children allows you to visit Amsterdam.


There's no way I could say "no" to that!
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Posted by Dad's Army on 05 May 2019, 16:00

If there will be more members who will be at FIGZ and show there work, please let me know so I can put your name on the list (and get you a table in the Bring & Show section)

Just 4 weeks from now...
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Posted by Beano Boy on 05 May 2019, 23:18

Four weeks, my, my how time does fly by us all. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 May 2019, 08:21

Looking forward to a lot of pictures!
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Posted by Dad's Army on 06 May 2019, 21:00

Susofrick wrote:Looking forward to a lot of pictures!

Me to :mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 11 May 2019, 10:33

List updated on page 1 of this topic.

If you like to come, and you're not on the list, please let me know so I can update the list and make space reservations!
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Posted by Cryns on 22 May 2019, 11:58

TOOLS FOR THE FIGURINE SCULPTING WORKSHOP

For those of you who planned to participate in the workshop figurine sculpting at FIGZ 2019, I must recommend to bring the most important tool yourself:

FLAT COLOUR SHAPER SIZE 0 STIFF :
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The colour shaper is a rubber brush for sculpting putty, compound and clay.
You need the smallest and stiffest one, which is black and size 0.

Strangeley enough, it is very difficult to find it anywhere for sale :eh:
The only way I know of how or where to buy it, is at the online shop Green Stuff World from Spain:

http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/sculp ... black.html

Fredericus Rex' online shop sells them, as far as I can see, only from size 1 and up. Which is big for our scale. Artists-supply shops only sell even bigger ones. I bought some 'Stiff' black colour shapers from a Chinese company which turned out to be much too soft. Usually the 'Soft' ones are grey in stead of black. The colour shapers usually come in sets of five, of which you mostly need the flat one. So try to get a FLAT STIFF BLACK COLOUR SHAPER SIZE 0 before you come to the workshop. If you don't have one in the end, you can use the old ones of mine which may be completely worn out, too big or too soft.

Of course you need many more tools but those you will not need constantly so do not buy new ones, just bring them in case you have them at home already:


A flat colour shaper, a metal dentists sculpting tool and a flattened, pointed pin or needle on a grip:
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Flat and round thongs and a wire cutter:
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Scissors, a needle on a grip, nail file, micro file and hobby knife:
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THE WORKSHOP STARTS AT 11:00 O' CLOCK

I look forward to see you at FIGZ 2019.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 May 2019, 14:29

This is a very exciting topic, and I am not even able to attend this year! I went down the list of what I had for tools, and what I would need. Those who can go are the lucky ones.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 May 2019, 15:34

And all the Special figures are packed, looking forward to next week!

see a short impression here
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