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  • We visited: 14. Festival Svet V Malem - Pivka 2022
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    We left Zagreb around 7 am and arrived at half past 10 in Pivka, Slovenia for the 14th Festival Svet V Malem.

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    After registering and setting up our exhibits, we re-parked the car according to the organizers' instructions and used the time before the competition to visit the Museum of Military History and pleasant and surprisingly cheap coffee.

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    MARKO: After the opening, my appointment for an eye coloring workshop soon followed, which I did at the invitation of our Slovenian friend from Miniatures.si, Bineta Logra. I used the miniature Eyes of the Danish company Nordlys Miniatures.

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    After the workshop, we went on a tour of over 500 works by more than 160 miniaturists and modelers from 6 countries. In addition to sightseeing, we also chose the Best of Show by UMS Agram. Eventually the choice fell on the Westfront 1918 bust of Italian miniaturist Pietro Todar. In addition to that bust, he had other notable works (like Dr. Frankenstein).

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    KRUNO: Although I didn't know until the last minute whether I would join the UMS "Agram" expedition in the campaign on SVM, I admit… it was great. The location of the Museum of Military History was a great idea, because the exhibits of the museum exhibition became the backdrop of the competition, which created an interesting contrast. The hosts were very kind and well organized, I did not notice any major problems with the schedule or organization. The workshops were appropriate and interesting, and the offer of models and materials caused salivation and awakened Gollum in me. I was also surprised by the number of visitors.

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    KRUNO: It was interesting to watch so many different models and ideas in one place. Of course, some of them were more "cool" than others, but all of them showed the effort and love for the hobby. Special to me were those who told a story of their own. He could watch them for hours and imagine what was going on, what the miniatures were talking about or why they were in such a state, what they had all survived. It was interesting to watch the models in the junior competition and remember their beginnings… in the last century. I definitely recommend a visit to the next SVM, especially if it will be held at the same location. And I will try and do something until the next competition that will be able to compete at least to some extent with the quality of the exhibits.

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    GORAN: What impressed me in this visit is the fact that our neighbors manage to cash in on everything, including the memories of the former common state. Regarding the competition itself, it was done correctly, although 1-2 categories of figures would no longer be out of place. The level and number of exhibits was quite good for a competition like this, so we made nice friendships and contacts with several fellow miniaturists. From the organizational point of view, the only thing that didn't suit me personally was the fact that the awards ceremony was held in a cramped space with a lot of echo, which is why we couldn't hear or understand much. This shortcoming can be seen through the fingers, given that there was a significant downpour just before the award, but I have the impression that it would be held in the same space regardless of weather conditions. All in all, a nicely filled one-day trip, crowned with a medal in the K-1 category, some purchased material, and beautiful memories.

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    Overall, there was a lot of socializing, good food, but also medals (the total number of members of UMS "Agram" won pleasantly surprised us) as well as good shopping.

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    Visit our FB gallery for more images from the event!

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    Krenuli smo oko 7 ujutro iz Zagreba i stigli u pola 10 u Pivku u Sloveniji na 14. Festival Svet V Malem.

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    Nakon registracije i postavljanja naših izložaka, preparkirali smo auto prema uputama organizatora i iskoristili vrijeme prije početka samog natjecanja za razgledavanje Muzeja vojne povijesti i ugodne i začuđujuće jeftine kave.

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    MARKO: Nakon otvorenja, ubrzo je uslijedio moj termin za radionicu bojanja očiju koju sam odradio na poziv našeg slovenskog prijatelja iz Miniatures.si, Bineta Logra. Iskoristio sam minijaturu Oči danske tvrtke Nordlys Miniatures.

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    Po završetku radionice, bacili smo se na razgledavanje preko 500 radova od više od 160 minijaturista i maketara iz 6 država. Uz razgledavanje, birali smo i Best of Show by UMS Agram. Na kraju izbor je pao na bistu Westfront 1918 talijanskog minijaturiste Pietra Todara. Osim te biste, imao je još zapaženih radova (poput dr. Frankensteina).

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    KRUNO: Iako do zadnjeg trena nisam znao hoću li se pridružiti UMS „Agram“ ekspediciji u pohodu na SVM, priznajem… bilo je odlično. Lokacija održavanja, Muzej vojne povijesti je bila odlična ideja, jer su eksponati muzejskog postava postali kulisa natjecanja što je stvaralo zanimljivi kontrast. Domaćini su bili vrlo ljubazni i dobro organizirani, nisam primijetio neke veće probleme sa satnicom ili organizacijom. Radionice su bile primjerene i zanimljive, a ponuda modela i materijala izazivala je slinjenje i budila Golluma u meni. Iznenadio me i broj posjetitelja.

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    KRUNO: Bilo je zanimljivo gledati toliko različitih modela i ideja na jednom mjestu. Naravno neki su mi bili više „fora“ od drugih, no kod svih se vidio uloženi trud i ljubav prema hobiju. Posebni su mi bili oni koji su pričali neku svoju priču. Mogao bi ih satima promatrati i maštati što se događa, što minijature pričaju ili zašto su u takvom stanju, što li su sve preživjele. Zanimljivo je bilo gledati i modele u juniorskoj konkurenciji i prisjetiti se i svojih početaka… u prošlom stoljeću. Svakako preporučam posjet na idući SVM, naročito ako će se održavati na istoj lokaciji. A ja ću do idućeg natjecanja pokušati i napraviti nešto što će barem donekle moći konkurirati kvaliteti izložaka.

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    GORAN: Ono što me je impresioniralo u ovom posjetu jest činjenica da naši susjedi sve uspijevaju unovčiti, pa tako i sjećanja na bivšu zajedničku državu. Glede samog natjecanja, bilo je korektno odrađeno, iako 1-2 kategorija figura više ne bi bila naodmet. Razina i broj izložaka je bio dosta dobar za ovakvo natjecanje, te smo ostvarili lijepa prijateljstva i kontakte sa nekoliko kolega minijaturista. Sa organizacijske strane, jedino što mi osobno nije odgovaralo jest činjenica što je dodjela nagrada odrađena u skučenom prostoru sa dosta jeke, zbog koje dosta toga nismo mogli čuti niti razumjeti. Ovom nedostatku se može progledati kroz prste, obzirom da je bio znatan pljusak neposredno prije dodjele, ali sam dojma da bi se ista održala na istom prostoru bez obzira na vremenske uvjete. Sve u svemu, lijepo ispunjen jednodnevni izlet, okrunjen medaljom u K-1 kategoriji, nešto kupljenog materijala, te lijepe uspomene.

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    Sveukupno bilo je tu puno druženja, dobre klope, ali i medalja (ukupan broj koje su članovi UMS „Agram“ osvojili nas je ugodno iznenadio) kao i dobar šoping.

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    Posjetite našu FB galeriju sa još pregršt fotografija sa natjecanja.

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    Marko Paunović, 17th May 2022
  • Agram Group Build Project #4 (part 6)
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    In this series of articles, we will follow our Goran, Kruno, Dalibor, Nino, Jelena, Domagoj, Borna and Marko in making a diorama / game board for the side game Full Tilt from the '90s. The board and miniatures are part of the new UMS “Agram” project called Agram Group Build which was created so that more people could participate in one joint project at the same time and learn something with fun. No prior knowledge or experience is important. With our experienced miniaturists, everyone will learn something.

    Although there was no plan to work on the terrain, Marko caught some time between instructions and put the base layers on the base. He started with a thatched roof on which he put a base coat of ocher paint and after drying put a wash of darker shades.

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    After that, he put the basic layers of paint on the texture of the earth, in two shades.

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    He was accompanied in the hobby section by Kruno, Bero, who came from Hamburg, and Jelena, who came from Seattle.

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    Bero was on the "receiving end" of the instructions and painted BB and Malifaux figures, Kruno cleaned the trees he swiped from Sljeme, and Jelena painted the audience for our project # 4.

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    In parallel with the hobby section, a demo was held at the Heavy Gear Blitz. Goran explained the basic rules of the game to Domagoj.

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    And during that time, 40k was played on the mezzanine!

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    If you are interested in participating, contact us at ums.agram@gmail.com! We meet every Wednesday from 18-22h in KD ZZTK on Trg žrtava fašizma 14.

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    U ovoj seriji članaka pratit ćemo našeg Gorana, Krunu, Dalibora, Ninu, Jelenu, Domagoja, Bornu i Marka u izradi diorame / igraće table za prateću igru Full Tilt iz ’90.-ih. Tablu i minijature rade u sklopu novog projekta UMS „Agram“ pod nazivom Agram Group Build koji je nastao kako bi više ljudi sudjelovalo istovremeno na jednom zajedničkom projektu i uz zabavu nešto i nauče. Nije bitno predznanje niti iskustvo. Uz naše iskusne minijaturiste, svi će nešto naučiti.

    Iako nije bio plan raditi na terenu, Marko je ulovio nešto vremena između instrukcija i stavio je osnovne slojeve na teren. Počeo je sa slamnatim krovom na koji je stavio osnovni sloj oker boje i nakon sušenja stavio wash tamnije nijanse.

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    Nakon toga stavio je i osnovne slojeve boje na teksturu zemlje, u dvije nijanse.

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    Društvo u hobby sekciji su mu pravili Kruno, Bero koji je potegao iz Hamburga te Jelena koja je pak potegla iz Seattle-a.

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    Bero je bio na “receiving end” instrukcija i bojao je BB i Malifaux figure, Kruno je čistio drveće koje je upecao na Sljemenu, a Jelena je bojala publiku za naš projekt #4.

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    Paralelno sa hobby sekcijom, održao se i demo u Heavy Gear Blitzu. Goran je Domagoju objasnio osnovna pravila igre.

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    A za to vrijeme se na mezaninu prašio 40k!

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    Slobodno se na ums.agram@gmail.com javite ako ste zainteresirani! Nalazimo se svake srijede od 18-22h u KD ZZTK na Trgu žrtava fašizma 14.

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    Marko Paunović, 2nd May 2022
  • Rebasing your 25mm based minis to 32mm bases – FREE STL!
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    By changing the rules in GW games, there has also been an increase in the radius of the bases on which the pieces come. Since a lot of players have based figures according to older rules, a problem arises. How to change the bases, and to be simple and without potential damage to the figures.

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    Therefore, we designed a base insert that fits the existing smaller base. The free stl can be found here. Feel free to download and use it for your armies!*

    The following is a short tutorial on how to rebase your figures on the 40k Ork example. Glue your existing base into the insert. Then fill the hole with air drying clay (as in the pictures) or some putty. Add the texture as on the original base, paint and place the vegetation as you used before.

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    And that's it. Your figure is rebased and there is no difference!

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    *thanks to our club friend Zlatko Grom who made the stl!

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    Promijenama pravila u GW igrama, došlo je i do povećanja radijusa baza na kojima figure dolaze. S obzirom da puno igrača imaju bazirane figure po starijim pravilima, dolazi do problema. Kako promijeniti baze, a da bude jednostavno i bez potencijalnih oštećenja na figurama.

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    Stoga smo dizajnirali bazni umetak u koji stane postojeća manja baza. Besplatan stl se nalazi ovdje. Slobodno ga downloadajte i koristite za svoje vojske! *

    U nastavku slijedi kratki tutorial kako prebazirati vaše figure na primjeru 40k Orka. Vašu postojeću bazu zalijepite u umetak. Potom popunite rupu glinamolom (kao na slikama) ili pak nekim putty-em. Dodajte teksturu kao i na originalnoj bazi, obojajte i stavite vegetaciju kakvu ste i prije koristili.

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    I to je to. Vaša figura je prebazirana i ne vidi se razlika!

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    * Hvala našem klupskom prijatelju, Zlatku Gromu, koji je izradio stl-icu!

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    Marko Paunović, 2nd May 2022
  • We visited: Moson Makett Show 2022
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    We arrived around 9:30 in the morning, starting from Sopnica in the eastern part of Zagreb around 5 in the morning, we would have left earlier, but I turned off the alarm just in time.

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    A cheerful five-member crew of which only me and the road leader Josip went with the intention of participating and exhibiting at the show, he brought home and wallpaper for the animated picture, while I brought one bust, 3 figures and eyes from a miniature painting workshop from February .

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    The hall is quite an impressive building called the United Foam Manufacturers Arena (UFM), so we accidentally parked a little too far from it, as we were guided by navigation via address rather than actual location. It was already very crowded from the early morning, but despite that, we successfully completed the process of registration and submitting the model for trial and competition in 10-15 minutes.

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    Given that this is one of the two largest model-miniature competitions in Europe, the space where exhibitors sold hobby equipment and models was, to put it mildly, impressive. There was really everything, from a variety of tools, models, models, busts, paints, brushes, glue, etc. The exhibition space itself was organized in two locations, side by side. The already mentioned UFM Arena, as well as the school next door.

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    I only discovered the said school on Sunday, but I was really impressed with the amount of exhibitors they placed in the classrooms, ground floor and first floor of the school.

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    Among other things, I was fascinated by something that, despite considerable interest, is almost impossible to buy in any form in Zagreb, and that is wooden stands for busts and figures (plinths). I took myself and Marko a few pieces, it’s always a welcome purchase.

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    As for the exhibited models from a miniaturistic perspective, the quality of painting was really enviable, and at first I was convinced that our best miniaturists would not easily get medals, but in the meantime I learned that the way of judging is such that every exhibition satisfies the judge the criterion for a bronze, silver or gold medal, he really gets that medal. This seems fairer but also requires significantly higher costs due to the possible number of medals required.

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    I took the opportunity to give a few gifts, primarily to Miklos Bute as one of the organizers and Zoltán Budavári, the owner of Buco Model Base, this little token of attention consisted of our bag containing one of our monographs and homemade cherry liqueur, made with love by my mother.

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    I also met Bine Logar from Slovenia, our dear friend and welcome guest and exhibitor at Black Queen.

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    Then, with Marko's wholehearted help, I set out on the challenging task of awarding our Best of Show as voted by UMS Agram Medal. This was not an easy task considering the already mentioned high quality of paintjobs.

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    However, in the end, we unanimously decided to award it to Roberto Del Cima, because of the extraordinarily painted bust of a woman in a war environment, which at the time of writing this text has a lot of weight and meaning.

    Roberto is a very kind and approachable person, who tirelessly and superbly paints miniatures, even on the show itself.

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    We attended the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon. I can proudly say that several Croatian and Agram miniaturists and modelers have won notable awards. The organizer also thanked us in front of the full hall for the gifts, which I consider an extremely nice gesture on their part.

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    Finally, I would like to mention the considerable "catch" of the purchased goods from the show, in addition to the already mentioned wooden stands, I bought a few busts - The bootsman, Mexican Outlaw (to me personally the most impressive of all because of the details on the face), Zombie Knight Anu, who loves the subject), Crabcather, and Samurai Daimyo. I also bought a Renault Alpine A110 model on a smaller scale for a very affordable price considering the quality of the model.

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    In addition to the mentioned items, I also bought the entire collection of miniatures from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise at Brother Vinnie's stand, thus rounding off the already meaningful and fulfilling weekend.

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    Došli smo oko 9-pol 10 ujutro, krenuvši sa Sopnice u istočnom dijelu Zagreba oko 5 ujutro, krenuli bismo i ranije, ali sam taman u pravo vrijeme ugasio alarm.

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    Vesela peteročlana posada od koje smo samo ja i vođa puta Josip išli s namjerom sudjelovanja i izlaganja na show-u, on je ponio kuću i pozadinu za animiranu sliku, dok sam ja ponio jednu bistu, 3 figure i oči sa radionice bojanja minijatura iz veljače.

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    Dvorana je dosta impresivno zdanje zvano United Foam Manufacturers Arena (UFM), te smo zabunom parkirali malo predaleko od nje, jer smo se vodili navigacijom putem adrese, a ne stvarne lokacije. Već od ranog jutra je bila velika gužva, no unatoč tome smo kroz 10-15 minuta uspješno završili postupak registracije i predaje modela na suđenje i natjecanje.

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    Obzirom da je ovo jedno od dva najveća maketarsko-minijaturistička natjecanja u Europi, prostor gdje su izlagači prodavali hobi opremu i modele je bio, blago rečeno, impresivan. Našlo se tu doista svega, od najraznovrsnijih alata, maketa, modela, bisti, boja, kistova, ljepila i sl. Sam izlagački prostor je bio organiziran na dvije lokacije, jednoj pored druge. Već spomenuta UFM Arena, kao i škola odmah pored.

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    Spomenutu školu sam otkrio tek u nedjelju, ali sam ostao uistinu impresioniran količinom izlagača koje su postavili u učione, prizemlje i prvi kat škole.

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    Između ostalog mi je oko zapelo za nešto što, unatoč znatnom interesu, u Zagrebu gotovo i nije moguće ni u kakvom obliku kupiti, a to su drveni stalci za biste i figure (engl. plinth-ovi). Uzeo sam sebi i Marku nekoliko komada, to je uvijek dobrodošla kupnja.

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    Što se izloženih modela iz minijaturističke perspektive tiče, kvaliteta bojanja je bila na doista zavidnoj razini, te sam isprve bio uvjeren da naši najbolji minijaturisti ne bi lako došli do medalja, ali sam u međuvremenu saznao da je način ocjenjivanja takav da svaki izložak koji zadovoljava sudački kriterij za brončanu, srebrnu ili zlatnu medalju, tu medalju doista i dobije. Ovo se doima pravednijim ali iziskuje i znatno veće troškove zbog eventualnog broja potrebnih medalja.

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    Iskoristio sam priliku da udijelim nekoliko darova, u prvom redu Miklosu Buteu kao jednom od organizatora i Zoltánu Budaváriju vlasniku Buco Model Base-a, taj mali znak pažnje se sastojao od naše vrećice u kojoj se nalazila po jedna naša monografija i domaći liker od višnje, izrađen s ljubavlju od strane moje majke.

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    Također sam sreo i Bine Logara iz Slovenije, našeg dragog prijatelja i rado viđenog gosta i izlagača na Black Queen-u.

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    Zatim sam, uz Markovu svesrdnu pomoć, krenuo u zahtjevan zadatak dodjeljivanja naše Best of show as voted by UMS Agram medalje. Ovo nije bio nimalo lak zadatak s obzirom na već spomenutu visoko postavljenu ljestvicu kvalitete bojanja.

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    Ipak, na kraju smo jednoglasno odlučili istu dodijeliti Robertu Del Cimi, zbog izvanredno pobojane biste majke u ratnom okružju koja u trenutku pisanja ovog teksta ima itekakvu težinu i značenje.

    Roberto je vrlo draga i pristupačna osoba, koja neumorno i vrsno boja minijature, čak i na samom show-u.

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    U nedjelju popodne smo nazočili dodjeli nagrada. S ponosom mogu reći da je nekoliko hrvatskih i Agramovih minijaturista i maketara osvojilo zapažene nagrade. Također nam se organizator pred punom dvoranom zahvalio na donešenim darovima, što smatram izuzetno lijepom gestom s njihove strane.

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    Na kraju bih još spomenuo nemali „ulov“ kupljene robe sa show-a, pored već spomenutih drvenih stalaka, kupio sam i nekoliko bisti – The bootsman, Mexican Outlaw (meni osobno najdojmljivija od svih zbog detalja na licu), Zombie Knight (posebno za Anu, koja voli tu tematiku), Crabcather, te Samurai Daimyo. Također sam i kupio Renault Alpine A110 model u manjem mjerilu za sasvim pristupačnu cijenu uzevši u obzir kvalitetu modela.

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    Osim spomenutih artikala, također sam na štandu Brother Vinnie-ja kupio cijelu kolekciju minijatura iz franšize Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, čime sam ionako sadržajan i ispunjen vikend dostojno zaokružio.

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    Goran Krunić, 26th April 2022
  • Agram Group Build Project #4 (part 5)
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    In this series of articles, we will follow our Goran, Kruno, Dalibor, Nino, Jelena, Domagoj, Borna and Marko in making a diorama / game board for the side game Full Tilt from the '90s. The board and miniatures are part of the new UMS “Agram” project called Agram Group Build which was created so that more people could participate in one joint project at the same time and learn something with fun. No prior knowledge or experience is important. With our experienced miniaturists, everyone will learn something.

    Marin decided to use this Wednesday to work on his two figures for the audience. "Two young ladies gathered near the stream and began preparations for the knights' tournament. They will certainly not stay clean and hungry, but whether they will catch a knight is another story. We'll find out when they finally get some paint on. "

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    While Marin used the workshop time to work on the audience figures, Marko gave his lectures. This time it was the thatched roof.

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    And this is what the lectures look like:

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    For a change, someone did paint the figures though. Dalibor made his four horses into an agreed scheme. "I painted the horses classically. Basecoat, wash, highlight and details. White and yellow were painted using Contrast colors. “

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    In the end, all the texture was placed on all parts of the terrain (except the bases for horses that will get their bases when the team that paints them brings everything :D )

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    If you are interested in participating, contact us at ums.agram@gmail.com! We meet every Wednesday from 18-22h in KD ZZTK on Trg žrtava fašizma 14.

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    U ovoj seriji članaka pratit ćemo našeg Gorana, Krunu, Dalibora, Ninu, Jelenu, Domagoja, Bornu i Marka u izradi diorame / igraće table za prateću igru Full Tilt iz ’90.-ih. Tablu i minijature rade u sklopu novog projekta UMS „Agram“ pod nazivom Agram Group Build koji je nastao kako bi više ljudi sudjelovalo istovremeno na jednom zajedničkom projektu i uz zabavu nešto i nauče. Nije bitno predznanje niti iskustvo. Uz naše iskusne minijaturiste, svi će nešto naučiti.

    Marin je ovu srijedu odlučio iskoristiti za rad na svoje dvije figure za publiku. “Dvije mlade dame su se skupile blizu potoka i započele pripremu za viteški turnir. Čiste i gladne sigurno neće ostat, ali dal će upecati viteza, to je druga priča. Saznat ćemo kada stave malo boje na sebe.”

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    Dok je Marin koristio vrijeme radionice za rad na figurama publike, Marko je držao svoja predavanja. Ovoga puta na redu je bio slamnati krov.

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    A kako predavanja izgledaju:

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    Za promijenu, netko se ipak bavio bojanjem figura. Dalibor je zgotovio svoja četiri konja u dogovorenu shemu. “Konje sam farbao klasično. Basecoat, wash, highliteovi pa detalji. Bijela i žuta su farbane pomoću contrast boja. “

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    Za kraj, postavljena je sva tekstura na sve dijelove terena (osim baza za konje koji će svoje baze dobiti kada ekipa koja ih farba sve donese :D )

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    Slobodno se na ums.agram@gmail.com javite ako ste zainteresirani! Nalazimo se svake srijede od 18-22h u KD ZZTK na Trgu žrtava fašizma 14.

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    Marko Paunović, 25th April 2022

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