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Over Labor Day Weekend, our repository server gained sentience and walked away.

It's back and said it just went for a walkabout and didn't mean to cause any distress. What is interesting though, is it will neither confirm nor deny the existence of these "motorheads" we've heard about.

Thank you all for your concern, and batteries.

The motherboard manufacturer sent a replacement part and we have put the repository server back together. We are back up and running and will now continue our regularly scheduled programming. (please pardon the pun)

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Hi everyone! I'm tiding myself over until November 2015 with occasional commissions. This first one is a celebration of the eventual appearance of Jet Amago from the worst of Hurricane Yolanda (aka Haiyan), family intact. More details at his commission page. Jet has done a lot of commissions for CoH players over the years. The 3 he did of Airhead previously all turned out very funny. Airhead's sidekick Knitwit jumped at the opportunity this time:

If anyone gets way bored you might colour these lines and flats, but I do plan to do it myself... slowly.

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Yay! Be Well! Fireheart

Yay!

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*stays tuned*

*stays tuned*

I actually tried responding a few days back, but the forums didn't let me :(

Check my Deviant Art page for more artz!

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Very nice! Like the artists

Very nice! Like the artists style.

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http://fc03.deviantart.net

I still haven't finished coloring the Knitwit picture above, I got distracted by a tiny Airhead.

Because Titans also come in "very very small grey".

Image links to a bigger picture. Edit: red boots by popular demand!

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Lego Airhead? That's awesome!

Lego Airhead? That's awesome! Did you actually make that?
All he needs now are red shoes.

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A Lego hero is very cool!

A Lego hero is very cool!

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LEGO Airhead does indeed

LEGO Airhead does indeed exist! His current hands are dark grey, lightened digitally. I'm sourcing a lighter pair. He doesn't have a face or stripes yet, but I have my designs ready and I have been studying my decal options. I need to buy decal materials for a laser printer that default to white for the vest and clear for the face. His current vest is printed on paper and attached with cheap glue - at least it means printing is sorted. His red shoes - I should have thought to edit the image! - will be painted on, requiring a primer and a varnish too.

There's a whole industry around LEGO minifigures that I did not know about before I began. I found a lot of custom soldiers based on the world's armies, but no particular focus on custom superheroes beyond official ones. Perhaps I just haven't found those sites yet. I already have most of the parts I need to build Knitwit, Duffer, Geezer, Auntie, Baku Fu and Kenning, as well as a couple of other-peoples' heroes. But completing the makeover is a whole 'nother playground.

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Airhead, it's great to see

Airhead, it's great to see that you're still a genius multi-artist, willing to try new stuff, all in the hopes of discovering the perfect Airhead.

Now, don't forget the super-shoes! *grin*

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Airhead wrote:
Airhead wrote:

..................His red shoes - I should have thought to edit the image! - will be painted on, requiring a primer and a varnish too...............................

Fireheart wrote:

............Now, don't forget the super-shoes! *grin*....................
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I know right?

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Don't let the angels steal

Don't let the angels steal them! ^_^

Foradain, Mage of Phoenix Rising.
Foradain's Character Conclave
Avatar courtesy of Satellite Nine.
If you can't see an image I've posted, please let me know!

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I used to be disgusted now I

I used to be disgusted now I try to be amused

Nice :)

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My last comment was a line

My last comment was a line from a song // in case it came out all wrong // Diddly-dong.

Next we have Kenning! My extrapolation-prone mad scientist has been faithfully rendered in plush by Layla ! I love the tattoos, and the special patch on its bottom. The artist has a truly joyful imagination. Posing Kenning next to a "Wakie" the CoH players all know, as well as the artist's avatar herself, is a pick-me-up every time I see it.

This has come at the perfect time to make a difference. Layla could use a Wakie right now with a major set-back happening in her life. Show your support for her brilliant designs and share the joy at her Etsy shop online. Another, and very cuddly, way to keep the City of Heroes spirit alive!

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Dangit, I've wanted a plush

Dangit, I've wanted a plush character from Layla almost since the first one I saw, but I'm barely above water myself.

In addition to her Etsy Shop, Layla has a DeviantArt Page with pictures of her many Delightful plush creations.

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She also makes winter

She also makes winter scrapper hats in the most awesome of colors.

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Those are very cool COH craft

Those are very cool COH craft items!

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agreed! love the different

agreed! love the different mediums people work with and the imagination/skill the utilize to make things happen. :)

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I see the Scrapper hat is no

I see the Scrapper hat is no longer in the store but plenty of other cool stuff there now. Makes me wish I lived in a colder country. Here's a quick link to another one of Layla's masterpieces (I do like to imagine the little blue critter with the pink hair is making the dolls):

Duffer was a shield/kinetic tank in City of Heroes. Not the most practical tank, but fun to watch. He used Shield Charge, some sort of medium-range kinetic punch, Haste/recharge and some Knockdown procs to cause chaos and hold aggro from a distance. Sort of like a cannon ball. Great in corridors where he could pile the bad guys up in a corner.

Can't wait for CoT.

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Interesting concept and a

Interesting concept and a snazzy costume!

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Geezer scores an owned ghoul!

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It's my old villain Geezer, returning from exile as his new city takes shape. But a new life of cynical opportunity is last on his mind when he meets the inhumanity of World War I, Istvan Czernin thineself! Istvan hails from "The Interminables", written by Paige Orwin. Paige's co-conspirator plangkye has produced many beautiful images of characters and scenes from the book. And now I have one too, drawn by one of his creators! I love everything about it. Traditional style fits old school costuming, and expressions so wonderfully candid. Not to mention the ghost's unique character design.

The artist is currently open for commissions on DeviantArt. I also highly recommended the novel on another thread. Hopefully it is just the first of many more!

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"Villain Controller looking

"Villain Controller looking for MMO"

I just learned to sew gloves, cape, pants and hat, all in time for a Christmas party. I also semi-successfully sewed a mask and found a shortcut for pirate boots using socks with good elastic. Voila, it's Madcap, my favorite villain since the 80s!

Hopefully his fame will be restored by appearing as a movie villain of Deadpool...

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Do you still do character

Do you still do character drawings ?

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I could try. My drawing

I could try. My drawing skills are much worse than my sewing skills. I sometimes provide a thumbnail as a guide for a real artist. My thumbnails have been very embarassed by the spectacular results but they're still happy for me.

The pictures above are by Jet Amago and Paige Orwin's friend, Plangkye. The plushies are both by Layla. Artist links above. I assembled the Lego fellow and Madcap.

Other much more capable artists on this part of the forum have been taking requests. I'll take on your request if you're okay with a possibly horrific result. If so let me know what you have in mind :)

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Merry Christmas party from

Merry Christmas party from some nemeses sharing beer and bubbly!

Upgrades this year to the mask. Kinda lucky to have relevant Christmas party themes two years in a row (Heroes and Villains; Disney Company). Maybe next year they'll declare an "original character" theme. Otherwise I can always have my Christmas right here, online :)

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