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  1. Dude, these are terrific. Love your work on them....

    Dude, these are terrific. Love your work on them. The train is awesome, the Vorlab is Terry Gilliam awesome!

    Nice work!
  2. Wow, these are really rad. Nice work. I love all...

    Wow, these are really rad. Nice work. I love all of the details.

    You UK guys are mad-good builders.

    Can't wait to see them painted up!
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    Make sure you make some molds before you paint...

    Make sure you make some molds before you paint them... some of us are really going to want a set of these. (ME first!)

    I'd support your KS, private sale, or whatever.
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    Bulldog! These are super cool! What are you...

    Bulldog! These are super cool!

    What are you making them out of? (for your sculpts.)

    Are you planning on casting them out of resin?
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    Dear Bulldog - I absolutely love your Rivet...

    Dear Bulldog -

    I absolutely love your Rivet Wars paint jobs. Your shading, distressing, and highlights are really fantastic.

    Please consider making us a step-by-step tutorial on how you do...
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    Inspiration: Great Martian War

    I thought that this was pretty inspiring... the Great Martian War.

    Made from real WWI footage:


    http://vimeo.com/107454954

    Alien invasion be a cool possible game variant, too!
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    Hey guys, thanks! Yeah, Ted, you can post this...

    Hey guys, thanks!

    Yeah, Ted, you can post this elsewhere... please just link up my original blog post, if you would:
    http://blog.steamcrow.com/rivet-wars-mountaineer-monument/

    Thanks much!
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    Mountaineer Monument (Mighty Jaxx)

    Hi guys!

    I knew the moment I saw the Mighty Jaxx Mountaineer toy that I wanted to make it into a monument for my Trench Table.
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    Here's an update on the Jeep - paint! 32078 ...

    Here's an update on the Jeep - paint!

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  10. And yeah, that diver is really terrific. I can...

    And yeah, that diver is really terrific. I can imagine a unit of them rising up out of a river, or a sewer system in a ruined city.
  11. Well, Ted's are at least referencing something...

    Well, Ted's are at least referencing something historic, rather than copying/referencing the Rivals art. The super-deformed style was around decades before RW and Rivals.

    I'm pretty sure that...
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    I just use a micron .005 fineline marker to line...

    I just use a micron .005 fineline marker to line most of my models.

    Again, it looks garish on a big photo of a tiny mini; looks really good in real life. (At least to my bleary eyes.)
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    Finally, I got my Treasure Hunter finished. I...

    Finally, I got my Treasure Hunter finished.

    I paint these with an admittedly heavy hand (and heavy black outlining) but I find that they look better on the battlefield this way.

    I'm always...
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    I met this fella last weekend at the Alamo City...

    I met this fella last weekend at the Alamo City Comic Con, and I (coincidentally) took his photo so that I could paint some of my Allies in French colors. I haven't done my research yet in terms of...
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    Not bragging, but mine came in today, as...

    Not bragging, but mine came in today, as scheduled. (And yeah, they are really fantastic.)

    I really hope that all of yours come in quick-like!
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    Ah, these are really cool. I love seeing other...

    Ah, these are really cool. I love seeing other terrain stuff that folks are making. Yours are really great! Nice job!
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    I spoke too soon, and got my tracking number...

    I spoke too soon, and got my tracking number today. Should be here on the 26th of Sept. I guess I have a few days left to paint wave 1. :)
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    Still waiting for my tracking number. (US).

    Still waiting for my tracking number. (US).
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    Hey, is my Trench Table worthy of being added to...

    Hey, is my Trench Table worthy of being added to this list?:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?55862-Steam-Crow-s-Trench-Table

    Thank you!
  20. Thread: Workshop

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    Nice job! These are really cool!

    Nice job! These are really cool!
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    I'm most excited to paint the Red Baron. I'm...

    I'm most excited to paint the Red Baron.

    I'm ALMOST done painting my core set... so I'm as slow as dirt. I figure that I'll get Wave 2 done when the next RW KS ships!

    :soldier:
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    That looks terrific, Ted! Congrats! Can't wait...

    That looks terrific, Ted! Congrats!

    Can't wait to see some photos with real folks!

    Have a great Gen-Con!
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    WIP Toy Jeep Conversion

    Hey guys!

    No posts for a while... been very busy with conventions.

    Hey, ever since the RW KS started, I've wanted an awesome Jeep. Then, Ted goes and shares this drawing, which makes me want...
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    I like that Ted doesn't have to rush these in the...

    I like that Ted doesn't have to rush these in the middle of a Kickstarter; he can take the time to make the designs "just-so".

    Really great!
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    Nice job! I really like these and can't wait to...

    Nice job! I really like these and can't wait to build some of my own.
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    I like em! Nice job!

    I like em! Nice job!
  27. Thread: My décors

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    Nice job! I really love seeing the figures in...

    Nice job! I really love seeing the figures in environments like yours. Great work!
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    Great job! I *love* terrain boards and I really...

    Great job!
    I *love* terrain boards and I really like your sand bags.

    Reminds me that I need to finish mine... :curl-lip:
  29. Great job! Tasty color schemes, too! I'm still...

    Great job! Tasty color schemes, too! I'm still grinding on my Blight army, when I find the time.
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    Wow, nice job. I like the subtle brown pipes with...

    Wow, nice job. I like the subtle brown pipes with the grey. Very nice.
  31. Splendid! I like the red uniforms on the...

    Splendid! I like the red uniforms on the monowheel! Nice shading, too!
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    Good job, keep going! Remember too, that these...

    Good job, keep going! Remember too, that these are going to be seen at 2 feet or more... they'll all start to look good at that distance... and together!
  33. I was considering converting an old Lionel train...

    I was considering converting an old Lionel train (a common one from the 80's) into a RW supply train. My dream is to incorporate some tracks into my tile-set, for... well... just because. :)
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    Wow, super cool! I love the added detail/emphasis...

    Wow, super cool! I love the added detail/emphasis of this scale!

    - Daniel
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    Thank you, Ted! Okay, I just got these loaded...

    Thank you, Ted!

    Okay, I just got these loaded up into our store:
    http://www.steamcrow.com/search?q=rivet+wars
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    Agreed! Your figures all look magnificent,...

    Agreed! Your figures all look magnificent, Bulldog. Super nice!
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    This is great news! I like that it's a totally...

    This is great news! I like that it's a totally optional system. You like the board game? Play as a board game.

    You into wargaming and terrain (like me), play it as a wargame.

    I'd really like to...
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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback. It seems...

    Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback. It seems like painting this many figures all at once is really an exercise of patience. But, I knew if I painted each one individually, they wouldn't look like...
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    Steam Crow's Painted Rivets

    I've been watching a bunch of films about WWI, which influenced me to make my Rivets nice and dirty-like.

    I figure that this unit has been woefully underfunded; when new soldiers arrive, they just...
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    WWI Film List

    I like learning more about WWI, especially in the form of movies.

    It's nice to see the trenches, uniforms and vehicles in motion, even if war is grim and depressing. (It's definitely inspiring me...
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    These all look awesome! Love the eyes, too!

    These all look awesome! Love the eyes, too!
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    Really nice job, Bulldog. Great details.

    Really nice job, Bulldog. Great details.
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    I'd love to see a Ruska Rasputin-like hero. (Mad...

    I'd love to see a Ruska Rasputin-like hero. (Mad monk). Maybe he could be a wandering healer of some sort, and very hard to kill?
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    I lost the exact measurements, but it's just a...

    I lost the exact measurements, but it's just a tad over 6 inches square for the base, and 6.5 inches tall... if I got the measurements right. They're on one of the eBay listings.
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    Dang it! I had to go and order some of those...

    Dang it! I had to go and order some of those backdrops. They are too cool!
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    Super cool! Love seeing the other accessories...

    Super cool! Love seeing the other accessories too... Nice job!
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    Super cool figure; hopefully we'll be able to...

    Super cool figure; hopefully we'll be able to find a way to snag one!
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    Ah, thank you guys! I love making art and sharing...

    Ah, thank you guys! I love making art and sharing it around.
  49. Really nice. That cycle is a challenge (for me)...

    Really nice. That cycle is a challenge (for me) to paint!
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    I've always been fond of these types of tanks,...

    I've always been fond of these types of tanks, especially the side-turret kind like this:

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    This one is a brute:
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    Thanks for checking it out, and for your...

    Thanks for checking it out, and for your comments.

    I don't speak German, so I guess I got excited in my translation. (Fixed in the initial post.)

    That said, I too like the use of "Allies"...
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    Thank you! Ted and I have been talking about...

    Thank you!

    Ted and I have been talking about me releasing these as official licensed art. When I get the 100% go-ahead from Ted, I'll post them into the store.
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    Blightun Uber Allies

    Hi there!

    Inspired by Rivet Wars and Ted's great work, I made a parody of this German propaganda poster to go along with my Uncle is Watching You print.

    I've been inspired by propaganda art for...
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    I like the dust and the colors as well; but I...

    I like the dust and the colors as well; but I especially like how you painted the rivet's eyes. Nice and beady.
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    The armored car is amazing. Please don't make me...

    The armored car is amazing. Please don't make me sculpt a crappy home-brew one for myself. :)
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    That's an awesome find, hithero! Thank you!

    That's an awesome find, hithero! Thank you!
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    I totally forgot about the transfers coming in a...

    I totally forgot about the transfers coming in a future wave. Awesome!
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    Me, I just used Rustoleum flat spray-paints....

    Me, I just used Rustoleum flat spray-paints. "Army green" camouflage and a Rustoleum grey primer. That said, I'm not an "expert" painter by any stretch of the imagination.
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    Water based decals would be rad. I've been...

    Water based decals would be rad. I've been looking for other WWI and WW2 decals, so I don't have to hand-paint numbers on everything.
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    Future Figures I'd Love to See

    Okay Ted, I don't know what the rules implications would be, but I'd really love to see some other figures in both/all armies:



    Dead Rivet (sprawled out face down maybe) - Awesome for dioramas...
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    Exactly, super glue works great for me!

    Exactly, super glue works great for me!
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    I like the pink trim, white gloves, and their...

    I like the pink trim, white gloves, and their death-defying attitude. Gentleman pilots, each and every one!
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    Nice and clean! You make them look bigger than...

    Nice and clean! You make them look bigger than they are.

    I like the simple metal bases too. I can't decide whether or not to add texture to them.
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    > This may be a silly question, but, why not just...

    > This may be a silly question, but, why not just hold the base?

    Can do. But this allows me just a little more platform to use one hand to steady the other. Rotating the fig is maybe a tad easier....
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    Washers in the base trick

    So, I'm FINALLY getting around to painting my Rivets. (swore I wouldn't start until most of my trench table was mostly finished.)

    Anyway, I was delighted to find that metal washers fit so nicely...
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    I agree, I think that it 1) looks great, and 2)...

    I agree, I think that it 1) looks great, and 2) the addition of the yellow on the feet really helps. As does the addition of the hero.

    I like how you distressed the yellow paint, too.

    I JUST...
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    Oh man, another great example of painting. NICE...

    Oh man, another great example of painting. NICE JOB!

    Your bases are cool too.

    I've been planning on painting my gas cans red too, even if that isn't historically accurate. (I have no idea.)
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    I made my tiles the size of the tiles that come...

    I made my tiles the size of the tiles that come with the game... I did it that way because it's easy to estimate movement since I already have a guide in the tile size. (Without having to paint a...
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    Fabulous Ostrich! I like his rusty backside....

    Fabulous Ostrich! I like his rusty backside. Looks like he's really been in the field.

    Please tell us how you did your rust effect.

    (And if I need to delete my post to keep it clean, just let...
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    Peoria, Arizona.

    Peoria, Arizona.
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    Wow, those are awesome! Nice job on the flesh......

    Wow, those are awesome! Nice job on the flesh... I figured that painting those faces would be a pain in the butt!
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    It would be fun to make one of these, Bubo! Nice...

    It would be fun to make one of these, Bubo! Nice job!
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    I had briefly considered painting mine in black...

    I had briefly considered painting mine in black and white... as if they were like the old WWI film reels and b/w photography of the era.

    Inspired by no small part to the amazing Nosferatu table:...
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    Hey Jayce, don't be intimidated! Your process...

    Hey Jayce, don't be intimidated! Your process photos really helped me make my table, and got me inspired - I really appreciate that. I can't wait to see yours finished!

    Ted - Thank you! I just...
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    The bronze looks especially good on this one!...

    The bronze looks especially good on this one! Can't wait to see a tank! (And I can't wait to start painting mine!!!)
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    I really don't know if I have the right to sell...

    I really don't know if I have the right to sell the Uncle Rivet art as a product. (I do make my entire living from selling prints and artwork, so there's that.)

    It would be neat to sell a few...
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    Thanks, Ted! Keeping content rolling will make...

    Thanks, Ted! Keeping content rolling will make this thing grow and vital.
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    Oh, that's a fun idea!

    Oh, that's a fun idea!
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    Thanks, guys! Yeah, I figure that eyeballing...

    Thanks, guys!

    Yeah, I figure that eyeballing it would be easy enough.

    With all of the trenches on a grid, it's not too hard. We're gaming for fun, so tournament perfection isn't necessary.
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    Steam Crow's Trench Table

    Hi there!

    Ever since I saw and pledged for Rivet Wars, I knew that I just had to have a 3d trench table for the game. (Never mind that trenches are just duckboard ditches.)

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    I started...
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    Nice job! I like how they look a bit terrorized!...

    Nice job! I like how they look a bit terrorized! The stress of the great war is... well... great!
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    That's a TON of stuff. If they did go with...

    That's a TON of stuff.

    If they did go with retail boxes, AND they weren't all done at the same time, that's a LOT of shipping. Half of our pledges would go to shipping.

    There were a couple...
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    Oh neat! Nice job!! I can't wait to start...

    Oh neat! Nice job!! I can't wait to start painting mine.

    Love that you added tracks for that many-ton wheel.
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    Ah! Now I'm with you, WTFGamer!

    Ah! Now I'm with you, WTFGamer!
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    Thanks, guys! I'd like to do a poster for the...

    Thanks, guys!

    I'd like to do a poster for the Mad Arch Duke, though I don't know what he looks like just yet. I'm going to make miniature version of the Uncle poster for my trench table (in...
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    Uncle Rivet Fan Art

    Hi there, my name is Daniel (aka "Steam Crow").

    I don't really ever do fan art, but I wanted to illustrate an Uncle Rivet poster for my own game table. (I do a lot of art posters over at...
  87. Those look really great! Good job!

    Those look really great! Good job!
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    I'm in the same boat. I don't want to start...

    I'm in the same boat. I don't want to start painting them, until I'm ready to paint one whole army at once.

    I'm wondering about the sockets and the damage counter slots; will paint in there make...
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    Figure Feedback

    I just wanted to thank Ted and CMoN team for RW. You guys have done a fabulous job.

    Ted! The figures are so awesome!

    I really love:

    the casts - no 3d printing striations. Nice and crisp.
    ...
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    Mine FINALLY came. Rolled into Phoenix on Tuesday...

    Mine FINALLY came. Rolled into Phoenix on Tuesday morning... I was sure that I'd get the package by Wednesday, but no-go.

    On a side-note, the figure are tiny-cool. Really, really happy with them.
  91. Thanks Ted! I guess that my big 3d terrain...

    Thanks Ted!

    I guess that my big 3d terrain table will be usable, for these larger multi-player games!
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    Thanks for the reply, and sorry about life...

    Thanks for the reply, and sorry about life getting in the way. It happens sometimes.

    Looking around, I found that the tiles ought to be 24 or 25 cm square. (The game will ship with 25cm tiles, so...
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    Hey Justin! What size are your overall tiles?...

    Hey Justin!

    What size are your overall tiles? (Foam + mdf squares.)

    Or Ted, do you have the approximate 4x4 tile size? (I've searched around, but didn't find that.)

    Thanks much!
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    Super cool! I can't wait to paint this thing....

    Super cool! I can't wait to paint this thing. (I'll have to watch some tutorials about painting tanks... I've mostly just painted figures thusfar.)
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    Thanks for sharing! It's awesome to see the real...

    Thanks for sharing! It's awesome to see the real models in action. (And that board is beautiful!)
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    It's really cool to see the grunt with the other...

    It's really cool to see the grunt with the other figures. Thanks, that really helps with understanding the scale, since we've mostly just seen them with other Rivets.
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    These are fantastic!

    These are fantastic!
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    Ted, what software do you use?

    Hey Ted!

    I was just wondering what software do you design your toys in? What's the process?

    I love the style of your work. (Vinyl toy + a little art deco.)

    So excited for this project; keep...
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    I also really like the "punch fist"; super cool,...

    I also really like the "punch fist"; super cool, and a nice way to make the figure more dynamic.
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    Terrific! Nice work!

    Terrific! Nice work!
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    Wow, that's fantastic Ted. The headlights are...

    Wow, that's fantastic Ted. The headlights are really great, and your balance of detail to "toy" ratio is really superb.

    We can tell that you're not coasting... really nice work!

    One thing that...
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