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    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Considering the unique styles of the Army, I’ve always seen it as more of a mercenary type look. Grabbed what’s to hand, specialise, rigs, webbing, etc.

      Also, when Sgt. Grinner made his designs, he specifically kept in mind the cosplay scene, so all of them are doable with materials most people have to hand or are cheaply available online.

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      OVERRULED!

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      Oh my that is goddamn gorgeous!

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Don’t see why not. I mean, depends on the monitor and cabinet dimensions, and space for you to run cables.

      Could use monitor stands on the back, screw them into the cabinet.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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       Top notch, Nessie!

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Welcome back, Janey. You HAVE been missed.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Holy Thread Revival, batman!

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Comrades, the Great Toy Soldier Survey has come to an end and we couldn’t be happier!
      Thank you all for your responses and your constructive comments. We’re gonna process this data at HQ and you can look forward to new things coming from Toy Soldiers Unite!
      As promised six entries have been randomly selected and have been contacted to receive goodie bags, and one person to receive the coveted Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon!
      Again, thank you all, and we shall continue marching forth, to our Utopian Playland!

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      What those hints and types are aiming at is in regards to general youtubers without a hook, as you can tell by those who are repeatedly on the trending page.

      Content creation means after all you have to think about content, and to start with it’s best to aim for a niche, an area in which you have interest or experience and that you can share with an audience.

      You need to decide WHO your audience is. A particular age group? A particular sub culture, like cyberpunk, metal music, diy, fiction, facts, etc?

      Youtube has a good guide called a Playbook, which helps you guide you through best practices. Some of it may be relevant, some not.

      A big question you have to ask yourself is who are you doing this for and why? Is it for yourself because you enjoy it? Do you want to go down in youtube fame? Perhaps you genuinely want to educate and entertain. This question you’re gonna ask yourself every week, and every time you get a creative block.

      And time scale. It’s going to take a long time and a lot of personal investment from writing, editing, reshooting, uploading, sharing. Forget any illusion of hitting it big, as that’s all behind the scenes marketing which is another thing you’ll need.

      As for general tips:

      – Good description. One paragraph description, links, credits, merchandise.

      – Thumbnails. Make a couple of templates in GIMP/Photoshop, vary them, and upload them. It’s the thumbnail that’ll pull in people.

      – Interact with commenters…. INITIALLY. To create a following, you need to make your followers feel like they’re appreciated.

      – Intro and outro, and I don’t mean theme song or end credits. Straight off the bat, say what the video is gonna be about, 15 seconds. Try not to fall into the ‘Youtube voice’ category => “Hey guys, I’m so&so and welcome to my channel where I do this and this.” like for example at the start of EVERY GODDAMN MINECRAFT VIDEO. Just launch straight in. “How do we do this? Like this.” 

      Outro: Call to actions genuinely work. Not just telling them to subscribe, like, share, etc. Tell them why. “Just starting out, so any likes would be appreciated, and share with anyone you think this could help.”

      These are basics that my brain has vomited upon you while suffering from lack of sleep. Hopefully some will help.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      @Caledonian said:
      The invite url seems to be broken or expired.  

      Link has now been updated

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      All of his stuff is on youtube anyways, and the DVD’s were given away for free, so I don’t think anyone will be taking you up on your offer I’m afraid.

      I in fact still have the ISO files for both versions of the DVD.

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      @Sgt. Voltor YJ said:
      I.D. Card Generator won’t let me download my I.D. card.  

      Just had a quick check and it seems to be working fine. Usual troubleshooting applies:

      1. Make sure you right click on the image and select “Save image as” once it’s been generated

      2. Check that your browser is up to date, or use a different browser

      3. To complete the ID card, you need to hit the green ‘cropping’ icon in the image toolbar. Don’t work unless you do that.

      If none of the above works, try again later, maybe the server is being a nuisance.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Congratulations Chicago’ians. Your new division thread can be found here.

      This thread will now be locked.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Update – 02/01/2017

      The time has come to retire the IRC Channel that is #toysoldiersunite. It has served us well for many a year, but Discord has surpassed it in ease of use, features, and convenience. No more shall we be subjected to a dozen join/leave announcements, netsplits, or apps that make no sense.

      Just in case, I will ensure that the channel remains registered and owned, but I can’t see us using it much in the future again.

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      (Topic moved to G.A.M.E.)

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