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    Default Paint a Penny

    I got this idea from a post by yrret, so kudos to him.

    How about a painting competition to paint a penny? It doesn\'t matter what kind of penny you use (American, Canadian, English...), but prime it, paint it up, and then post it on CMON with the name \"paint a penny\". All entries are due by new years eve. And all the entrants can judge which is best (it may not do so well with people who don\'t know about the competition). No prize involved, just a little something that\'ll amuse the cashier next time you buy some more minis.

    So go and paint your penny!

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    intersting! i haven\'t seen many flats done here.

    may as well flood the place with them!
    um australia doesn\'t make pennies any more. do i have to get an old one?

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    any bit of coinage will do, as long as there\'s detail enough to paint!

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    A penny eh? Hmmm, I think I will use one of those pennies that are flattened with those cool machine thingies! That would be fun!:flip::bouncy:

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    We could possibly make this into the next round of the \'Boring into Art\' thread.:D

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    Default I will paint mine NMM Copper

    With NMM Copper highlights.

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    I\'m priming mine black, giving it a heavy dry brush of copper colours and chesnut inks. I will be aiming for \'realism\'

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    :]“a penny for your thoughts”.....sounds intriguing, can we build a base for it?:)

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    Originally posted by wiccanpony
    :]“a penny for your thoughts”.....sounds intriguing, can we build a base for it?:)
    Whatever you want, as long as it\'s in the spirit of the competition :)

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    hmm i think we all need to get out more!! sounds like fun though. may give it a try - it\'ll be different

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    There are several interesting designs among the one cent euro coins. Check them out here: http://www.wiskgenoot.nl/eurodiffusi...jes/1cent.html

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    Default a penny saved is a penny earned...

    Very clever idea.

    I may have more pennies around the house than I do miniatures....

    Plus, I have been using my hard earned money to actually buy more miniatures, when all along I could have painted the money instead!! What have I been thinking!!lol

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    Default well

    In Denmark, as far as I know, this actually constitutes a felony, since you\'re abusing \"the King\'s coin\"...
    I don\'t know the penalty for it... and I don\'t much care... just thought I\'s mention it :)

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    Originally posted by NetSapiens
    In Denmark, as far as I know, this actually constitutes a felony, since you\'re abusing \"the King\'s coin\"...
    A law that probably dates from the days when coins were made of precious metals, and some people would file the edges down and then spend the coins, keeping the gold/silver dust... I think that\'s also why coins have a texture on the edge, or are polygonal instead of round. I think in the US it\'s legal to mutilate money in any way you wish (hence the penny-stamping machines), but it ceases to be legal tender once you do so, so trying to spend it is similar to counterfeiting.

    Make sure to give your pennies a good vinegar bath before painting, money is really filthy after all. Remember that the next time the sub shop person keeps their gloves on to give you your change *shudder*

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    Default It\'s even sadder than that I am afraid...

    Originally posted by No Such Agency
    A law that probably dates from the days when coins were made of precious metals, and some people would file the edges down and then spend the coins, keeping the gold/silver dust... I think that\'s also why coins have a texture on the edge, or are polygonal instead of round. I think in the US it\'s legal to mutilate money in any way you wish (hence the penny-stamping machines), but it ceases to be legal tender once you do so, so trying to spend it is similar to counterfeiting.
    You are lucky not to have Royalty! I understand it is technically an offense in the UK to deface any image of the Monarch. Might suggest potential rebellious or republican tendencies. Of course no-one gets done for it now as the Post Office would be guilty every time they franked a stamp:D

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    hey guys what do you think about the euro coins?
    I really like this French one, which almost has some kind of fantasy feeling over it :D



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    ???soooooo if one of my kidlets swallows a penny, does it come under the abusing the King\'s coin??:D

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    @ Corvus, I was thinking the exact same thing!

    I like this one:

    It\'d be fun to do something with that kind of detail. You could also paint the sky dark and moody, with a full moon or something. I\'m going to begin my entry today (sadly I\'m just stuck with boring old Lincoln) So don\'t you all just stand there making smart remarks, have a go! It can\'t take too long :)

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    i think over here it counts as treason for defacing the queens image. it should be ok as it\'s not permanent

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    Well, if this comp is anything like the Boring Marine one, I think we\'re all gonna forget about in a bit, and the one person to actually complete it will win......in other words, I may actually win!!! Whoooo!!! :D

    In Canada, we\'re stuck with the boring ol\' queens head on one side, but I\'m thinking it might be fun to attempt the maple leaf on the other.....

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