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Guindyloo last won the day on November 14 2017

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About Guindyloo

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    Xenomorph Queen
  • Birthday 08/22/1982

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    I like xenomorphs, painting minis and goblins.

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  1. Thank you very much, Derek! My thoughts for Painters were that it would score Silver as well, so I'm glad to see we're in agreement. It's a great illustration that using all of the right colours and putting them in the right places, makes for a gorgeous high quality tabletop paint job, but not a Gold medal. If you would've only included the smaller pictures, I would've thought Gold, but the up close view provided a more critical view. I especially appreciate the insight into the other criteria as that gets a little fuzzier for me. I was less sure of how she would rate in Open because the resculpting work you did to convert her is so well executed, I wouldn't have even known you converted her without your WIP thread. I know that one of the comments for Open is for people to do more difficult/ambitious conversions to score higher though, so it's good to see that even a very well-executed simple conversion is still a simple conversion and won't get you those extra Difficulty points. Thank you, again, for taking the time and going into so much detail. This is very valuable insight that I'm sure I'll reference back to a lot in the future.
  2. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I'm so confused. Is this just the most roundabout way of asking what city I want to move to?
  3. What gorgeous colours! Yes, please! I think that would be very valuable information.
  4. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Daily? No parts. I usually try to glance at this thread but I even do that in spurts. I generally just pop in here and there, leaving devastation in my wake.
  5. Guindyloo

    50293: Bonnie, Muumuu Zombie

    Nice, I love those blues! Personally, I like that you didn't go for the usual route of hopelessly grimy. It makes sense with the sculpt anyway - the cloth isn't all tattered and shredded aside from the hole in the back nor is her skin all torn up, so makes sense to me that you wouldn't make her all filthy.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    What if I just take the money and run?
  7. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    HAHA NO. I'm a Millennial; I use my smart phone, Google and desperation.
  8. To be honest, Doug, I just scanned the article to get the major bullet points. I can't set up adblock on my work computer so I find most articles pretty unreadable these days with how many ads they've jam-packed into everything. I have ADD and when all that nonsense is flashing at me and paragraphs are literally moving to make room for more ads, I just can't even. That being said, I know you don't like a moral argument, but some people find them more compelling than others and when you're writing an article that is partially asking people not to buy things they love based on the pop culture they love, I can understand going in that direction. But like I said, I didn't read the entire thing so I can't reasonably defend that issue. I'll take your word that it was too heavily handed.
  9. Here's an article written by an IP lawyer on that exact subject: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/06/10/artists-alley-art-theft-and-copyright-law-a-lawyer-speaks-to-bleeding-cool/ (Just a heads up, there are a lot of ads on this page.) TLDR version is it's not legal, artists shouldn't do it and fans shouldn't buy it.
  10. Guindyloo

    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    So funny thing...I assume you mean the octopus mug. When I bought that, I was at the mall with my work friends and one of them was looking for something for her little girl. I LOVE aquatic life and saw that mug and fell in love and was like "Is it a crime for me to get this even though I don't know what it's from?" My coworkers just looked at me. "He's from Finding Dory!" and I was like "Ok?" They couldn't believe I hadn't seen the movie. They did think that I would like the octopus though. So I bought it without having seen the movie or knowing the character name just because I liked it. I have since seen Finding Dory and do like Hank quite a lot, so I think it evened out.
  11. Agreed, I think it's going to be really easily taken down from kickstarter. I just think in the longterm and overall for the company, they just picked a fight that they're not only not going to win, but I imagine they're probably going to get entirely crushed. I think it mostly depends on how grumpy it makes the mouse. I think if they'd just put up the kickstarter, it'd be as simple as having kickstarter pull it and a C&D letter to stop them from selling them through other avenues. Nice try, better luck next time. But registering them, that's a completely different intent and that's what makes me think this is likely to push further than a C&D.
  12. It's filed in bad faith. They were well aware of what they were doing and they thought registering their blatantly stolen work would give them a leg to stand on. I don't think it will, especially not against the notoriously ruthless Disney, I think it'll make things worse for them. In my not professional opinion, the filing with the UK copyright office is very intentional fraud. The thought process behind intentionally stealing someone else's work and then having it registered... I think it's really gross and I really think this is going to go very, very poorly for them.
  13. Wow I don't like that response at all.
  14. I've been seeing updates about this on facebook. They are very blatant about directly copying faces. "Compass Captain' Mad Brother" is Nicholas Cage, "Compass Captain' Drunken Brother" is Steven Tyler and "Octoman Pirate" is Sir Anthony Hopkins. They shared the exact pictures of the actors that the faces were copied from. I don't think there's anything wrong with being inspired by and using the facial features of real people, but they were very obviously marketing it as "Here's a Steven Tyler as a pirate figure!" Just doesn't seem right to me all around. It's a shame because I think the sculpting is really beautiful and well detailed, but those are some murky, murky waters they're sailing those pirates in and I think it's well past my comfort level.
  15. Guindyloo

    01416: Sophie in Cat Costume

    Thanks again, I'm really glad y'all like her! I mean, I would call them Halloween colours, but sure, if you're into colour theory, that's cool too. Yes! Paint all the Halloween things!