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Discussion in 'Modelling' started by KJ Jr, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member

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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Some people have way too much time on their hands! :)

    Kinda neat though.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Talk about to much time. Does this guy have a job? Does he live in the basement of his parents' house? This "hobby" must take all of his time.
     
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    Yeah, he has a job...He works at the local Sherwin Williams.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I hope he gets paint for free.
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    quite talented in fact, I wouldn't mind having one in my home.
     
  7. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I just went to Toy's R' Us, bought 52 buckets of toy soldiers, emptied by bank account, got divorced, moved in with my parents, grabbed some TV dinners and cheetos, now what? :confused:
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'm going to be a stick in the mud on this one. I don't really like these all that much.

    He stuck tons of army men to a board in a grid pattern, then blew up WW2 photos to distort the pixels and overlayed them on the toys, then painted said colored square pixels over each army man. Basically it's paint by numbers on army men. He could have painted over tic-tac boxes, or glow-sticks or anything. The plastic armymen as a canvas doesn't seem to be necessary, I'd rather just have the army men in their original color on the wall. At least make a cool pattern with the army men, but this just seems to be someone using a math & computer technique as faux art.

    I'm certainly no art critic, so maybe these are amazing, but I just don't see the "art." I'd much rather have a page from a Commando war comic hanging on my wall.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Unfortunately, we live in an age where virtually anything can be called "art". :rolleyes:

    Sorry KJ, but I tend to agree with Otto. I would have been more impressed if he had bought multicolored plastic army men and made the images freehand. At least that would have required a certain amount of talent.

    BTW, I had no idea that you can now get them in "jumbo" size, sorta like shrimp.
     

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