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Chaotic Good
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PostSubject: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 10:21 am

Hey, a month early, but you can never be too early with Christmas... Wink
Anyhoo, these little guys are my recreations of the advent calender people I've still got on order. There are a few differences, but they were made with no parts from the calender itself. Enjoy 'em!

First up: the maiden.

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Next, the jesters (you can never just have one):

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And, finally, the witch.

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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 1:51 pm

Those are awesome, Chaotic! The advent calender looks great with all the new figures, but you just turned it up a notch. Very Happy Also, are the jesters still a WIP?

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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 1:53 pm

I guess those ones are finished now. Thanks for the feedback: I'm going to enter this into a Classic Castle Contest on Christmas Day, just to reinforce the point.
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 10:08 pm

Did you make the decals yourself?

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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 23, 2008 3:28 am

Wow! Is that girl torso from the 09 sets?
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 23, 2008 9:16 am

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Did you make the decals yourself?

Yep. Designed, printed, and applied by me.

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Wow! Is that girl torso from the 09 sets?

Actually, it's the girl torso from the advent calendar in a sense: it's the design drawn over and applied as a decal, as I hadn't gotten the advent calendar when I made them.
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 23, 2008 2:06 pm

What program do you use to make the decals? Unless thats your big secret.

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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 23, 2008 2:28 pm

Nope, no secret. Drawplus4...and Photoshop 7.0. I've heard Paint.net's good enough for colours though.
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 23, 2008 7:53 pm

Chaotic Good wrote:
Nope, no secret. Drawplus4...and Photoshop 7.0. I've heard Paint.net's good enough for colours though.

Yes! I have all of those things! You must be a good artist if you can make those decals. I'm hoping to do water slide myself, but time and money are preventing me from moving on at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 23, 2008 8:52 pm

Ah, well. Water-slide's quite easy if you can get the right tools, experience and know-how. Try the Fine Clonier for buyable water-slide decals and his forums for tips and tricks on application. I pretty much taught myself, but his instructions were great.
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptyWed Nov 26, 2008 5:31 pm

Do you own the Castle Advent Calender? Because I thought they're not sold in America. Unless you live in a different country, correct? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptyWed Nov 26, 2008 6:31 pm

Oh, yes. Try living in the home of tea and see what it does to your wallet... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySat Nov 29, 2008 4:18 pm

Ha ha... Glad to have you here! I hope our community grows large,spread the word! Also do you ever do waterslide or are these just.....
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySat Nov 29, 2008 4:43 pm

These are waterslide, just using white paper rather than clear. I'm working on asking Kam or TriUmp to print them for me on their ALPS Printers so I can use clear on dark torsos, so that'll be a lot better.
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PostSubject: Re: Merry Christmas!   Merry Christmas! EmptySun Nov 30, 2008 4:41 pm

I like the detail on the witch, its like the detail from the scarecrow minifig in Batman.
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