Sunday, 5 June 2011

FIGZ Meeting - a fun day out :-D

Well it seems Photobucket has decided that if you upload more than two or three pics  a year then your bandwidth gets exceeded...well stuff them, I´ll go elsewhere.
My apologies for the lack of pictures in some previous posts...they will return or I will have to replace them all manually using a reliable picture storage facility.
Anyway, yesterday I didn´t post because I was at the FIGZ meeting in Holland all day, and great fun it was too.
I met loads of friends and got to know a few more people.
For me there was a suprise, as I got first prize in the dio section with this;
For me this is really nice, as the dancing children are sculpts of my own children, the tamborine player is a sculpt of my wife and the lute player is a sculpt of me :-D
Many thanks to Benno and all who organised the FIGZ event, to all who came and made it a greta day out and many thanks to Alex who sculpted this wonderfull set :-D

Hello to Iowa Grognard...he says on his blog Iowa Grognard, 
"Iowa Grognard's Wargame Blog. Information and discussion pertaining to Miniature Wargames."
He´s got some great ideas, the one about making ploughed fields I shall definately use...

28 comments:

  1. Lovely dio Paul! Well deserved award!

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  2. Awesome Paul.You will be very very happy.

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  3. Well done Paul, they look excellent. It must be quite the ego boost to get a prize for a miniature version of yourself too...

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  4. I'm not surprised you won - that's something special, colourwise and for the arrangement too. Even the subject makes it pretty unusual. I like it a lot.

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  5. Wow, well done!!! I agree with Porky, it's quite unusual despite the medieval type, a change from bloody/barbarians dioramas.

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  6. A well deserved award.
    I forgot about the event. :(.
    Didn't even know you live in the Netherlands

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  7. That's a beautiful diorama. No dancing skeletons as in the medieval art work. Congratulations.

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  8. Congratulations old boy, a well deserved award.

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  9. Hi Paul,
    nice job.
    But... is there a problem with your blog? or maybe with my PC. can't see the pictures on the previous topics.

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  10. Congratulations on the award. Sure is a lovely dio

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  11. Paul: Well-deserved award; the piece is simply lovely and lively. Regards, Dean

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  12. Congratulations, well deserved sir.

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  13. Thanks :-D
    @ Hein...I don´t live in the netherlands...nearby though :-D
    @Apa...photobucket says I´ve gone over my bandwidth this month...that went bloody fast, so they have blocked all the pics as a way of convincing me to go pro and part with money..well they can lick my backside...I´ll use other hosts and spread the pics about.
    Cheers
    paul

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  14. I allready said congrats to You Paul, but I do it again; CONGRATS!!!!
    It was nice meeting you again ;-)
    About uploading pictures I'll send you a PM (you know where ;-))
    @Hein: shame on you!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  15. Congratulations and it looks just great!

    Christopher

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  16. Congratulations - well deserved indeed. I think you could have won prizes with many of the goodies you post here!

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  17. Way to go that's' a great piece

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  18. Well Done Paul. It is good to see judges picking something besides a battle diorama.

    Image hosting sites can be annoying. I am glad I have spare capacity on my domain host to use as an image vault when posting elsewhere. I only have to argue with myself.

    Cheers,

    Will

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  19. Ah ha! I knew it!
    This what painted minis do when no one is around to see them.. explains things like missing car keys... very rare to get them caught on film frolicking. Of course there will be many who doubt the authenticity of the photo, but there always are.

    Photobucket is odd.. they gave me unlimited space, not sure why, but its appreciated of course. I also got a notice saying I was approaching the limit of my storage... not sure how you get close to the limit of unlimited.

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  20. Well deserved indeed.
    But IS there another site where we can see more pictures? Maybe this show will be a must-see for next year ;)

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  21. What a delightful diorama! And to get giving it with you and yours depicted like this must have been a real blast. Glad to see your blog is really taking off and agree with Photobucket - the reason I never used them too!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  22. Nice one Paul, well done for the win!!!

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  23. Nice dio and congrats for the award !

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  24. Thanks everyone :-D
    I´ve never won anything before..certainly not in bod painting or whatever.
    Hopefully the event will be held next year and I will definately be going...I also found there´s a camping place nearby so I´ll go for the whole weekend...PROST!! :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  25. Congrats, Paul and absolutely deserved. A beautiful work!

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  26. Thanks :-D
    The sculpts from Alex were 50% of the win IMHO...they are soo nice and a real pleasure to paint
    Gruß
    Paul

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