[Groop] New member here with a custom Groo figure

Tone Tone at cranksgiving.net
Tue Mar 24 14:33:51 PDT 2009

            Very nice work. I know there was someone out there who made
a Play Mobil version of Groo along with Rufferto. That was pretty cool
too. I think I have images of it somewhere buried on my computer's hard
drive, but I do not recall the original web URL.
            My wife also made me a Groo and Rufferto figure using a
technique called felting. Felting is basically where you take bunches of
colored fibers, preferably wool/felt, and stab them into another bundle
of fibers or a piece of fabric using a specialized needle with barbs
down its length. The coarse fibers tangle into each other and become
more and more dense, and you can shape them depending on how much you
stab into them. It is a very tedious process, and my wife pricked
herself numerous times. I posted links to the images of my wife's
creation, which were on my old web server. Unfortunately, in January I
switched to using a new domain name and server, so I have not had time
to upload all my old files to it. :-(
            I assure you the felt Groo and Rufferto definitely look
cool. Others in the Groop, who saw it, can probably vouch for it.
However, something they can not offer sincere praise to yet is another
felt Groo felt figure my wife has been working on, which no one has seen
photos of. This time she is making The Minstrel for Groo to have a human
companion. To embellish it a bit more than the previous figures, which
were fully formed of felt, she actually is using small jingle bells on
The Minstrel's jester hat. For those wondering what form she will be
putting on the end of his musical instrument (I always forget what
exactly it is supposed to be. a lute?), she is going to attach a
bicycle. The bicycle was my request, which should not come to much
surprise to those in the Groop, who somewhat know me. For those who do
not. I live in York, PA and when Sergio attended the Baltimore Comic-Con
last year I actually biked there and back. That was a total of about 114
miles, many of which I had to ride in the dark so I could be at the Con
with enough time to see Sergio's panel's and stuff.
            Again, cool work Luke. Are all those custom minimates from
that site your creations? Those are pretty nice. Are you into Halo 3? I
noticed the Master Chief minimate. I am on Xbox Live under the gamer tag
"Tone 8" if you are ever up for some play and see me on-line. Thanks for
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