LuxorV

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  1. LuxorV

    Best paints?

    For starters, you could check the EB MCW Color Matching Paint Database; it's a bit old now, but it may well include info you are interested in.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    Just a reminder, as we are in the Minifig Customisation Workshop. Please, keep the discussion in this thread about the actual topic: Monochrome minifigures. Personal opinions on other, possibly very sensitive, matters, even when associated with official LEGO sets should not be vented here, as they do not concern the customisation aspect. I'm sure there's a place in our vast forums where this discussion would be more on topic (if there's a lack of a specific thread about the set, Community comes to mind). Thanks everybody.
  3. Hi BrobaFett, I just checked the Templates Index, and, unfortunately, could not find what you're looking for. I can point you to the Leaf Clone Trooper by commdr neyo, which has the side of the arms and legs shape in it. Maybe you can use that as a base for your designs, at least? Best of luck with your projects.
  4. Starting today, I'm posting the new Theme Decal Indexes for the MCW. They will include all of the decals posted here by various EB members in the time. The first one is the CASTLE Decals Index. This thread is meant to be a way for you users to let me and the rest of the Staff know if you had any problems using the Indexes (for example, you found broken links). Please do not post here to ask us to add your decals to the Indexes. We will periodically update them taking the decals from the normal MCW threads. Have fun and please always remember to give creadit when using those decals LuxorV
  5. Very nice figures with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing.
  6. It's not included in the first table in this thread nor in the Pantone Colors linked in the post above yours (as it does not appear in the list it's based off), but you can find in Hinckley's second post (with a minifig hand as example).
  7. I used to print it at 3,72 cm (length) per 3,78 cm (height). Might need adjusting a bit on account of personal taste and actual design of the decal.
  8. TUTORIAL: How to print decals (using MS Word) You just fond a super-cool decal and want to use it on your LEGO minifig’s torso or other elements? This tutorial teaches you how to print custom decals using MS Word. What you need: 1. A decal you want to print (oh well, that’s quite obvious) 2. PC with MS Word 3. Printer 4. Paper (be it normal printing paper, white decal paper, clear decal paper or other) Disclaimer: this tutorial is made by a MS Word user. All other similar text editors will work well with it, as long as they support the options needed for the basic steps. This is not meant to promote MS programs in any way. Step 1: Open your Internet browser and surf to the page containing the link to the decal you want to print. In this example, we go to EB MCW and choose one of the recent decals. Step 2: Open the link/go to the decal page, and save the decal on your hard disk by right-clicking on the image and choosing ‘Save as’ from the menu. Step 3: Open a new document with MS Word. Add the image to the document by selecting ‘Insert/Image from file’. Or use the small icon on the Image toolbar. Step 4: Browse your hard disk until you find the folder where you saved the decal. Select the right file, and then click on ‘Ok’. You successfully added the image! Step 5: Bring up the ‘Image Format’ window by double clicking on the image. This is the fundamental passage: most decal makers already set the decal size to the right height and length for printing. Nonetheless, you may want to check it out before you print them. Here you can find the right values for printing various types of decals (H – height, L – length; measures in millimetres): Torso – H. 13 , L. 15.5 Face – H. 5-7 (min-max), L. depends* Triangular Shield – H. 18.5, L. 15.6 Oval shield - H. 29.1, L. 16.4 Fabuland Torso front – H. 8.5, L. 17 Fabuland Torso back – H. 16, L. 17 1x1 Tile – H. 8, L. 8 (other tiles are just multiples) Also for non-international scales users, a minifig torso dimensions are: Hight- .51 inches Lenght- .61 inches (Thanks to Macoco for these) * the L of a face decals depends on the design on it; usually, if you just resize the H, and keep the proportions, it will work good. If anybody has other info to share on this subject, please post them below and I’ll add them to the list. Step 6: Print the decal. If you want to try making a decal yourself, have a look at our Tutorials section of the Minifig Customization Index. LuxorV
  9. [REVIEW] 40450 – Amelia Earhart Tribute With this Gift With Purchase (GWP) set, LEGO continues the “Tributes” theme first started in late 2020 with the set 40410 – Charles Dickens Tribute. Set Information Name: 40450 – Amelia Earhart Tribute Theme: Tributes (Bricklink lists it as Airport) Year: 2021 Pieces: 202 Minifigures: 1 Box size: 25,7 x 14 x 6 cm Weight: 357 g Between March 6th 2021 – March 14th 2021 you get this GWP if you spend over the $99 / €99 / £99 threshold, all themes. “My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow’s planes.” – Amelia Earhart As far as I can tell looking at Amelia Earhart’s biography, this set’s release date could be a reference either to the year 1921 when she purchased her first plane (a second-hand Kinner Airster biplane painted bright yellow later nicknamed "The Canary"), or to Amelia Earhart’s first try at a world flight, which began on 17th of March 1937, though the plane depicted here, as well as the date and map on the side of the box undeniably honour her nonstop solo transatlantic flight in 1932 (May 20). In the end, I may be overthinking it and the release date is not that important. EDIT - According to the LEGO website, the set is meant " Help children celebrate International Women’s Day 2021". Anyway, let’s get started with the set review. The front of the box shows the iconic Lockheed Vega 5B Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo transatlantic flight in 1932 on a display base with Amelia herself strolling next to it on a cloudy hill-ish backdrop. The red sealing wax-like emblem in the top right corner reminds us this is a one-off special set, and this time it sports Amelia Earhart’s name and profile. It would seem we can expect more special sets from this Tributes theme in the future. Just like with Dickens’ and the Women of NASA Ideas (another tribute set in itself), LEGO has decided to go for a skin tone on the figure, to have a more realistic portrait of an actual human being. The back of the box shows a comparison between the LEGO model and a schematic of the actual plane, some details and a close-up of Amelia Earhart’s minifigure, in nostalgic sepia tone, all of which is superimposed on a time appropriate geographic map spanning the Atlantic Ocean. The top of the box sports the classic 1:1 shot of the minifigure included in the set, along with the aforementioned map. The side of the box makes clear that, as already said, this set is a tribute to Earhart’s transatlantic flight of 1932, what with the date and the repeated Atlantic Ocean period map. The box is tightly packed; no wasted volume here. Inside, we find three bags numbered 1 and two Wedge 16 x 4 Triple Curved for the plane model … … two bags with the number 2 on them, with the parts for the stand and Amelia Earhart’s minifigure … … and, finally, the instructions manual and a sticker sheet complete the loadout. Unfortunately, the booklet came with a slightly bended corner. There’s a small collection of new colours and/or rare parts in this set: two oar/paddle head pieces in Light Bluish Grey, four rare red modified 1 x 2 plates with handles on ends, four red round tile corner 2 x 2 macaroni (which only recently started to appear in just 2 other sets), four semi-rare (and last seen in 2019) Black round plate corner 6 x 6. The only printed element (excluding minifigure parts) is the Dark Bluish Grey round tile with hole and rotor blade pattern in use since 2015. The first pages of the instruction booklet contain a very brief biography of Amelia Earhart, accompanied by the same graphics elements we already saw on the box art. As keen viewers will have already noticed in a previous picture, the booklet is (or will be) available in a collection of languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese) on the LEGO.com site. The building process and the instructions are pretty straightforward, though some interesting techniques are employed. As you can see in this picture, there’s an extensive use of bricks with knobs on the sides to construct the tail fuselage of the plane. Though I have checked a number of archive photos and some footage of Amelia Earhart, as far as I can tell, she never had a LEGO minifigure’s proportions… That said, the designers did a good job at capturing her usual aviator clothing style, often completed by the leather helmet and googles, as can be seen in her Smithsonian exhibit. The only possible complaint I can foresee from some is the use of plain Medium Nougat legs; a dual mould or a boots’ printing could have completed the look, some may say. On closer inspection, it turns out that Amelia Earhart usually wore flat shoes (Night at the Museum 2 notwithstanding), so the figure is pretty accurate in this respect, too. In the end, we have a new torso, with printing on both front and back, and tan hands, while the exclusive head has only one print/expression. The build starts with the rear section of the fuselage, where a number of brackets and modified bricks with knobs on the sides give it a good level of sturdiness, while allowing for a reversed studs position on the lower side. Next come the wings; a nice amount of detail in the shape is achieved with just a handful of wedge plates. By adding the landing gear, tail fin and the propeller/engine block, we complete the model. I especially like the clever use of the modified plates to build the supporting struts for the nacelles. The oar/paddle heads are very effective as propeller blades, also. Keen readers will notice a trio of black parts under the cabin section; those are actually part of the display support, as we’ll see later on. The base is quite large and sturdy, mainly thanks to the three Tan 6 x 2 bricks in its bowels. A (quite thick) front pillar and some tiles complete the base, along with the tile for the sticker bearing the name of the model. Putting the Lockheed Vega 5B and Amelia Earhart on the base, we get the completed set. It's a nice little display model. In this picture we can see how the set looks with stickers applied: the amount of detail is really good for its scale, and they complete the model. I really like the idea of tribute sets dedicated to historical figures like this one. It reminds me of the old planet sets from Star Wars, only here the models can be the focus, and therefore be even better looking. The set includes a few spare parts, all of which are common. This set was provided for review by The LEGO Group, but all opinions and contents shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review are from 'LuxorV' and are not meant to represent the LEGO Group official views. Final Thoughts: So is this set worth it for you? Playability: 7/10 – Obviously you're not going to play as much with a display set as you would with a play-set (duh!). Still, once removed from its stand, the Lockheed model is quite fun to swoosh around. The main con is you cannot put the minifigure inside to pilot it. Building Experience: 8/10 – The build uses quite common parts, but in clever ways to capture the peculiar shape of this plane. Design: 8/10 – Again, the set designer(s) did an excellent job at capturing the shape of the Lockheed Vega 5B, and Amelia Earhart’s figure is very accurate to the actual photos we have of her. Also, while I usually do not like stickers, I have to admit they are essential in portraying the plane’s original look. It would be most excellent if these were replaced by printed parts, though. Aesthetic: 9/10 – It’s a very nice display model which, also thanks to its red colour, will stand out in your collection. The pose of the plane is also very nice. My only possible complain is that I think the front support could use something of a diet and be a bit slimmer. Minifigure: 9/10 – As discussed above, the minifigure is very accurate to the pictures and footage we have of Amelia Earhart. Price: 8/10 – It’s a nice set in itself and a must have for any aviation and Amelia Earhart enthusiast. The set value is around $20 / €20, and I think it’s worth it to place an order to get it. Verdict: 8/10 – If you like display sets and planes are your thing, this is a great set to honour one of the aviation pioneers. Moreover, if you are interested in the start of this line dedicated to relevant historical figures, you would not want to miss it!
  10. Thanks. Indeed, we always hope to have more printed parts. I especially like printed maps, too. As I wrote in the review, it's a very nice set, both aesthetically and historically. If you have something in your wishlist, this would be a good time to buy it and also get a good value out of the GWP.
  11. Check out the Review of the next GWP set: 40450 - Amelia Earhart Tribute. Click the picture to have a good look at this new set in the Special LEGO Themes Forum!
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    Microfig Customs

    As the author has not been active on EB since October 2014, I would not expect that they are. Moreover, we have a dedicated subforum for buying and selling items. I see you're quite new to our community, but you'll find that asking people to sell you something ouside of it is not considered polite here, on top of being against the Site Guidelines you subscribed to upon singing up.
  13. Hello, ChipTheBuilder, and welcome to Eurobricks. I just checked our Templates Index, but I could not find what you're looking for, sorry. Maybe some of our resident decal designers will be able to help you, though. In the meantime, it could be nice to see what you're working on, so you could maybe share your customs in a thread in here, and evem open an introduction therad in the Hello! My male is... subforum.
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    Looking for star wars decals!

    Hello, Slinky44, and welcome to EB. Since you are new to this community, you might want to introduce yourself by creating a thread in the Hello! My name is... subforum. On the subject of SW decals, have you checked our very own STAR WARS Decals Index, yet? You may find what you're looking for already exists in there. Of course, in case you're looking for other designs, you may also try and put a request in the Decal Wish List thread, and some of our talented contributors could pick it up. Best of luck with your projects.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    You should not use the attachment option to post photos on EB. It is designed for smaller files like avatars. For bigger files/photos, you should use a photosharing site (like Flickr, Instagram and the like) and deeplink from there. We have some tutorials on how to do it (follow the links in Holodoc's or my signature), but I fear they are mostly outdated now.
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    Ed, Edd, n Eddy decals

    Unfortunately, samthelegoman1 last visited in 2010. In any case, I'd be interested in seeing an update to these designs, too.
  17. Hello, Legohunter21. You seem to be new to our forums, and possibly to this kind of community as well. Let me give you some information. First of all, it is polite to introduce yourself in the relevant section, before asking for some sort of service, wouldn't you agree. I suggest you head to the Hello! My name is... subforum and start meeting our members. Secondly, you can head to the Decal Wish List thread to ask our designers for help with your decal projects. Using someone else's thread for your personal requests is not the best policy. Unfortunately, I won't be able to take the request myself, as I have not been active in the decal making sector for years now, nor do I have much time for it. You can, however find some interesting Indiana Jones decals in the Licensed Decals Index (just scroll down till you get to Indy). Maybe you'll find that what you're looking for already exists. Lastly, I'd like to see your completed project when the time comes, so continue being active on our boards, having fun and contributing to them!
  18. Hello Monte Gardner, and welcome to Eurobricks and the Minifig Customisation Workshop. It is usually a good practice to check the date of the last post in an older topic before reviving it. This topic has been inactive for more than 6 years. Furthermore, the OP has not been active on Eurobricks since 2015. I'm sure you'll find more recent topics to contribute to.
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    How do I create a signature?

    You should be able to edit your signature following this path: select "Account Settings" from the drop down menu in the upper right corner of the page --> you should have now access to a Settings page where you can pick "Singature" from the left-hand list --> create and save your signature.
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    Sheriff Torso Decal?

    I think there's a problem with the above link: it links to this same thread. We do have an older version in the Western Decals Index...
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    Doctor Who Decals

    Hello Oscar76, and welcome to Eurobricks and the Minifig Customisation Workshop. As you may already know, it is not considered polite behaviour to necro-post in a thrad that's been inactive for a long time (more than 9 years in this specific case). Please, search for more recent/current discussions in which to ask this kind of questions. Anyway, you'll find tutorials on how to design decals and which programs to use, and more, in our Minifig Customisation Workshop Index and Guidelines thread, particularly the Inkscape Tutorial and the TUTORIAL: Designing torso prints in Adobe Illustrator could be good starts. I hope you'll find useful information on these boards and will share your designs and customs with us in the future.
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    Purist Superhero Figures

    We already have a thread for Purist TV/Movie Figures and one for Purist Movie/game figures, along with ones for Purist Star Wars Figures and Purist Mighty Micros Figures. As said, they are used way less than this one, but they do exist. Were you thinking of other categories?
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    Decal Wish List

    There are these torsos from the Fantasy Era: Custom Troll #1 by Thrash Custom Troll #2 by Thrash Custom Troll #3 by Thrash Custom Troll #4 by Thrash Custom Troll Lady #1 by Thrash Custom Troll Lady #2 by Thrash
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    Ed-209 Decals Mirror Request

    Just a Heads-up, as I fixed all ED-209 designs links I could find. Please, let me know if I missed any.
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    Ed-209 Decals Mirror Request

    I do have backups for the disigns he posted here on EB and which are included in our Indices. I'll try to find the time to fix the links to a new repository as soon as I can.