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Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Hohoho! It's that time of the year, when shovelling snow turns into a good excuse to build some snow sculptures! Anyone up for a challenge, this happy season?

First out, a quick Dwarf head:



And old ones from previous years:











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Made in us
Kid_Kyoto






Probably work

I'd love to, but we only got heavy snow once earlier this year, which translates into about two inches, give or take. It sucks because when I was a kid we'd have enough snow to build actual snow tunnels. On the other hand, I just went to the post office today without a coat on, and I'm kind of considering a walk later because it's so nice out. GOOD THING THIS IS NATURAL AND NOTHING BAD WILL COME OF IT.

I'm moving for an area further away from sea level sometime next year, which means I can probably road trip to snow year around. We should do this again next year!

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Made in us
Exalted Beastlord




Snow... hmm. I remember that. Our yearly blizzard isn't due for another month yet.

Efficiency is the highest virtue. 
   
Made in nl
Nihilistic Necron Lord





Look I make balloon animal

Those are some pretty cool sculptures.
I wish I lived in a place where they get snow. All the snow we get here is a tiny layer of one or two centimeter on one or two days in the year.

А сегодня, что для завтра сделал Я?
But today I don't feel like doing anything... 
   
Made in us
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator




Elverson, PA

Yeah, we only got one snow this season so far. I want more so badly...

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Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Cheers folks, I hope you get your deserved good dose of snow. It's so fun! And we should do this every year.

And then they were two:


   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Those are pretty nice ! How much time did you spend to sculpt them ?

   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Wow, impressive work!! Do you use any tools other than a shovel?

...and now who gets to jump on it

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Made in nz
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

But it doesn't snow on christmas, christmas is always wonderful sunny weather, perfect for bbq


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Ill use ice cubes


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thats not snow though...

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Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Cheers, folks! I've not counted, but by far most of the time goes to shovel a snow pile together, buildin an ever longer ramp until it's big enough. The sculpting is rather quick.

I only used a shovel, my gloved hands and (for reach) a long rod to to some details. Metal shoehorns can also be used, and various garden tools.

Thaw gets to jump on it!

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Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






We don't get snow here in SD, but I imagine you all will understand when I describe how horrid the Christmas weather is today! It's absolutely frigid at sixteen degrees AND it's pouring rain; we've gotten 0.08 cm of rainfall already! Truly, I'm sure you all have better weather.
   
Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Ouch! Bad weather for Christmas.

Can you trust an elf?

The icy and lumpy snow made this one tricky, and pulled down the quality drastically, as well as having it end up way too thin. Still, it's a face.


   
Made in us
Potent Grey Knight Librarian





Fort Worth, TX

Very nice. Best I can do is a snow angel.

"Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
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Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Just not as good as the Dwarfs, but then as an Elf I suppose it never could be!
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

I'd honestly try and out do your sculptures bUT this winter in Michigan has been the weirdest I've ever seen in my life. There's literally no snow here, I still see my grass, and usually I'm looking at a couple feet of snow.

Damn that global warming! *shakes fist at sky*
   
Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Cheers! The snow is currently too frosty and lumpy to be much good for detailwork. It would not have been advisable to attempt teeth with such material:


   
Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






That is seriously great work. It would be my favorite, but there is no dwarf riding its back.
   
Made in nz
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

That's awesome, very nice, also a great idea, but i would have to travel to the top of a volcano to get the closest to snow in any season. ( Which i could do if this thing takes off ) lol

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Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Thanks! Haha, volcano time soon?

A plague of Dwarfs!


   
Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Fimir and Orc:



Dwarf head Tetrarchy carved out of icily lump and gravel-filled snow. Not good material:

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Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Snow is melting fast, but here is a comic police dog in snow for a young member of the extended family:


   
Made in nl
Nihilistic Necron Lord





Look I make balloon animal

Wow. You still have snow? It is already like summer over here. Yesterday was like 17 degrees and I even got a bit of sunburn.

А сегодня, что для завтра сделал Я?
But today I don't feel like doing anything... 
   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Love the "child for scale" pic . Amazing work!!
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Yea you get an exalt for that! Very cool
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

Haha, thanks a lot folks!

It is that time of the year! Snow has finally come in droves. Days and days of shovelling and skiing has ensued. Blissful.




   
Made in au
Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

I live in east-coast Australia.
Where it hasn't snowed in thousands of years.

My last snowman.

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






At least you have rain...
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

A right dapper bucket of water!

Crude snow dinosaur lying down, finished just as rain and thaw set in. Lamp post for scale:


   
Made in us
Member of the Ethereal Council




USA

 Karak Norn Clansman wrote:
A right dapper bucket of water!

Crude snow dinosaur lying down, finished just as rain and thaw set in. Lamp post for scale:



Have you considered reading about the Dorset culture (I know you like your history bits) cause I looked at that and immediately thought of this;



I was reading about some Viking related stuff earlier today and saw this image. Your snow lizard immediately made me think of it.

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Made in se
Dakka Veteran




Sweden

@LordofHats: Thanks for the tip! I devour all things history and natural science, so I'll definitely look into it.

Step family for scale:


   
 
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