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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Mar 2017, 08:50

I cannot see the difference! ;-) Oh, must mark the day in my calendar so I remember to wear my FIGZ-tshirt!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 07 Mar 2017, 14:22

Susofrick wrote:I cannot see the difference! ;-) Oh, must mark the day in my calendar so I remember to wear my FIGZ-tshirt!

It's British humor, Susofrick, so it can difficult to understand it. :yeah:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 09 Apr 2017, 12:13

Hey Guys, a little update here:

The special figure is now in production, a photo will be placed soon ;-)
Update: Photo in this post, and figures arrived :yeah:

On this moment I have had confirmation to be on FIGZ:

Bring and show
# Peter
# Jan and Söhnke (BFF parade)
# Micheal
# Konrad
# Erik Jan
# Dirk
# Sasha and David
# Markus
# Andreas
# Pieter
# Mr. Cryns
# Remco
# Barry

Shops
# FIGZ
# Miniatuurwereld.nl
# Wendy's miniatures
# Life Color
# Imaginative Miniatures
# CCGwinkel.nl
# Jan Frankema

Demo/workshop
# Saïma - 3D
# Mr.Cryns - Foam houses workshop

Gamers
# Ludwig van Dijk - Arnhem 1944
# Hired Guns
# The walking dead : Deadzone & All out war
# Jasper & René
# Karel Vellheuer
# Murphy’s Heroes: From Dusk Till Dawn
# Six Shooters Amsterdam
# Mantic pathfinder NL

I will update the list when I got new info.

I heard in Belgium is also a wargame event at the same time,
and it is a holiday, so I need a few extra of you guys out there to make a nice day :mrgreen:
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 26 Apr 2017, 09:09

Hello all,

The Figz 2017 workshop will be FOAMBUILDING.

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It starts at 13:00 hours so even mr. Robert from France will not mis the beginning.
And it will not take as many hours as last year's tree building so the concentration curve will be suitable for MABO too.

Peter wrote:Foam buildings it is for me! And there will be "vlaai" again this year!

Your vlaai can be at the middle of our foam blocks table. Don't eat the wrong piece.

MABO wrote:I need a house for the tree of my wife

MABO and Peter, you can post a picture here, representing the kind of building you like to build. So I can think it over, collect the right kind of foam and prepare a little bit.

Dad do you need some pictures and supporting text for publicity at facebook/internet?

Das_Dirch wrote:1/72 human figure sculpting would be great
Zed1 wrote:Figure modelling sounds quite well.

Zed1 and Das Dirch I am sorry about this years' choice. We move figure sculpting to 2018 and there is a reason for that: Dad wants to invite 'Styrofoam Gott' Gerard Boom next year and there should not be two foam sessions in one day.

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Posted by Susofrick on 26 Apr 2017, 09:44

Looks like a great theme for a workshop! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Apr 2017, 11:08

Building made of foam? Nah... If you plan to make house made of cake next year then count me in (and then you can call me Hansel) :xd:
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Posted by Peter on 26 Apr 2017, 11:39

As Diana needs a house for her tree, she can make a choice! ;-)

The vlaai will be served at the end of the show and not during your workshop! I don't trust you on that Mr C! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Susofrick on 26 Apr 2017, 11:52

Sorry Peter, The Phantom and Diana left their treehouse years ago. It is still there, but they don't use it anymore.
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Posted by MABO on 26 Apr 2017, 22:13

These are good news. I will think about a building, and I will also talk to my wife if she wants to be part of the workshop.
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Posted by MABO on 04 May 2017, 07:23

I have discussed the topic with my wife and each of us would like to build a Normandy stone house. Is this ok for the workshop manager?
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 04 May 2017, 10:30

MABO wrote:I have discussed the topic with my wife and each of us would like to build a Normandy stone house. Is this ok for the workshop manager?


Yes, that sounds ok. Those have great masonry structures. Will these be 20th century houses?
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Posted by mickey mouse on 04 May 2017, 16:27

I would like to build a ww2 Dutch house, or a pillbox. Would that be possible?
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 04 May 2017, 17:16

Hey Mickey Mouse,

The pillbox is perfect of course because the structure of fine foam is much like miniature concrete. I will show you how to hollow out such pillbox, so you can have figures or equipment inside, if desired.

A 20th century Dutch house has two difficulties:
First of all the tiny bricks. Thats a lot of accurate work but with the finest kind of foam we will achieve a result thats acceptable for you I hope.
The second difficulty is the same as with MABO's Normandy house: how to make the modern window frames & styles. That can not be made in foam so additional material has to be used like wood, paperboard, plastic or pre fab windows&doors. Pressing the window frame into soft putty with a square tool is another option. But the workshop will be too short to demonstrate all of these techniques. But at least I can help you start that day.
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Posted by MABO on 04 May 2017, 22:29

Mr. Cryns wrote:
Yes, that sounds ok. Those have great masonry structures. Will these be 20th century houses?


The houses should fit to the history of the D-Day. So they do not need to have great masonry structures. In this part of Normandy the houses are plastered as well. Often greater stones are in the corners of the buildings.

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Posted by MABO on 04 May 2017, 22:32

But of course we can also work on a topic you have choosen. I think I could build as well a Tyre-house!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 04 May 2017, 22:38

Mr. Cryns wrote:Hey Mickey Mouse,

The pillbox is perfect of course because the structure of fine foam is much like miniature concrete. I will show you how to hollow out such pillbox, so you can have figures or equipment inside, if desired.

A 20th century Dutch house has two difficulties:
First of all the tiny bricks. Thats a lot of accurate work but with the finest kind of foam we will achieve a result thats acceptable for you I hope.
The second difficulty is the same as with MABO's Normandy house: how to make the modern window frames & styles. That can not be made in foam so additional material has to be used like wood, paperboard, plastic or pre fab windows&doors. Pressing the window frame into soft putty with a square tool is another option. But the workshop will be too short to demonstrate all of these techniques. But at least I can help you start that day.

Perhaps a ruin is perfect to start with? It doesn't requires much window frames, nor requires rooftiles.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 04 May 2017, 23:04

I vote for Asterix buildings :mrgreen:

Thanks Mr. Cryns for the update.
I am sure it will be a fun worksop again :yeah:

Today also the figures arrived, so the reservations will be save!
I will put them in the small bags soon!
Then they will be ready for sale ;-)

Next weekend I will make a post on Facebook to promote the FOAMBUILDING workshop at FIGZ.
This year the first sunday of June is also a Holliday, and in Belgium there is a 2 days wargame event as well. So let's hope that won't work agains us...

Ohw and for the guys who want to buy a new T-shirt, please make a reservation so I can order them on time. No new design, but the famous white "Nappie" or the black "FIGZ too far"
Just sent me a PM with your name, Size, and black or white version.
White: 10 euro, and Black 15 euro

If you come to FIGZ and you're not on the list, let me know!
I will update the list again, and make a name sign for the table for you!

Thats all for now folks.
Looking forward to the next FIGZ!!!
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Posted by Kekso on 05 May 2017, 08:43

My vote goes to build Trump Tower model :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 05 May 2017, 18:07

mickey mouse wrote:Perhaps a ruin is perfect to start with?

:-D :-D :-D
No no, Mickey, think constructive, not destructive ;-)
A simplification of a two floored Dutch house will be fine to start with.
And that counts for Miss and Mr. MABO too:

MABO wrote:of course we can also work on a topic you have choosen.

Nono, we do a simplification of a Normandy house: I think the last picture is a good example of what all of us should make that day: A two floored rectangular house with two chimneys. Its pretty difficult to cut that out of one single block of foam and so its perfect for the learning process, even for myself.

Kekso wrote:My vote goes to build Trump Tower model

Well this is such a great news! We finally will meet you Kekso! Welcome to Arnhem. Welcome to The Netherlands. :yeah:

Dad's Army wrote:I vote for Asterix buildings

Well that should not differ that much from the other houses. In fact that is a great subject: rough walls and primitive straw roofs. A perfect choice for a single foam block house.

Thanks for all the subjects you planned and realized already, for Figz, Dad! :-D

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You'r a good manager. :yeah:

Dad's Army wrote:If you come to FIGZ and you're not on the list, let me know!
I will update the list again, and make a name sign for the table for you!

If you have one or two meters of exposition table left for me, I will bring some 1/72 figure sculpts, home casted ancients ships and rubber moulds to exposit the process of making homemade models.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 05 May 2017, 19:10

Mr. Cryns wrote:
:-D :-D :-D
No no, Mickey, think constructive, not destructive ;-)

Well yes, but i need ruins also for the Oosterbeek area. :xd: :xd: :xd:
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