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Peter Day 114/11/2017 14:01:28
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Hi Jim

Yes I saw those, but I after my PayPal account was hacked twice via my eBay account I no longer go there.


Steve Jones 1214/11/2017 17:11:17
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I see you have picked another figure modelled on your good selflaugh. Great to see you mixing it up a bit. Make sure you dont get the helmets mixed up. A gladiator with a picklehaubel is not a good lookface 20. Look forward to the next update


joe strenko14/11/2017 17:14:34
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Glad to see your back at it Mr Day (or P Diddy as some call you in certain circles face 20). Cant wait to see the progress and finish on this one..

PS the netting idea is spectacular and I know that you'll pull that off with no problem

Peter Day 115/11/2017 17:28:52
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Steve - Well, when you only have to look in the mirror....This chap will be helmetless, so no danger.

Joe - Thanks for looking in. It's the man above who calls me P Diddy!

Spent a couple of hours traipsing around the shops looking for cocktail tridents - no luck. Scratch it is.


Dave S 415/11/2017 21:23:43
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Brass wire?

I expect the points will be the difficult part. Could always make them cylindrical as opposed to flattened.

Dave S 415/11/2017 21:32:15
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This is a crappy photo, but it shows the Pegaso Retiarius I did years ago, which has a trident with cylindrical points, not flattened.

Maybe that helps - maybe it doesn't.


Peter Day 115/11/2017 21:52:02
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That's a nice looking figure Dave.

I actually found an online vendor of trident cocktail sticks this afternoon - £1.99 for twelve. Promptly ordered, and fingers crossed.


Dave S 416/11/2017 17:15:43
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Good luck!


Sjors Greut16/11/2017 18:40:15
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Hey Peter,

Nice to see you have yet another masterpiece in the making .

As you have almost build/painted all of the 1/16 figures Miniart has to offer: What is your take on the most beginner friendly of them all? (building wise)



Peter Day 116/11/2017 19:00:03
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Dave - Thanks!

Sjors - Hi. I'm ready to get on with this one now.

Minart need a lot of work to put together, but if you're used to having to do that with other kits, then that shouldn't be a problem. Avoid the Grenadiers as they are over-engineered (eight parts for the shako alone) and difficult to put together. Ditto the Samurai. The Gladiator is OK, but too simplistic (a rush job I think). I would recommend the Greeks and Romans - all variants of two basic kits, but fairly easy to build. Miniart don't provide building instructions, and all of their kits do need to be put together in a logical sequence, so dry runs are essential.

Sounds like you're ready to push the boat out...


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