Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Discussion about the Geocaching Australia web site

What do you want for this years theme?

Poll ended at 10 September 11 12:54 pm

Frogs
60
20%
Piggy banks (any shape)
24
8%
Other garden ornaments (gnomes included, but not frogs)
14
5%
Nature (Plants preferably plastic, rocks, dog poop, etc)
10
3%
Lego (individual pieces, collections, fully assembled kits)
14
5%
Pots and Pans (kitchen themed)
7
2%
Rocket in your Pocket (starship / outer space themed)
10
3%
Zombies / Graveyards / Undead / Vampire /Werewolf (Halloween style)
31
10%
Glow in the Dark (solar lights, GitD painted, LED light)
26
9%
Pet Toys
10
3%
Christmas Decorations (Santas, Baubles, etc)
11
4%
Shoes
13
4%
Keyrings / souvenirs from your location
8
3%
Vehicles (not your own car, matchbox, etc)
12
4%
Real world moving items (cows, horses, sheep, bikes, wheelchairs, etc)
6
2%
Eclipse tins (you vote for this I'll ban you)
9
3%
Faeries (mushrooms, toadstools, faeries, goblins, trolls, NO gnomes, etc)
40
13%
 
Total votes: 305

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by MakkyBrown » 16 September 11 12:24 pm

What about a Tiddalik the frog type pathtag? Could do the aboriginal dot painting fill for the frog?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiddalik

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soemthing like this amzing art by Natalie Bateman?
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or other indigenous artists:
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=frog+ ... CA8Q_AUoAQ
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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by caughtatwork » 16 September 11 12:40 pm

Dot style art (which I did think of) is troublesome.

A pathtag is effectively an outline which is then filled. i.e. Between each color there must be a line of base metal. Think of a kids colouring in book. Black outlines that you then fill in.

As pathtags are die struck in metal, the outlines need to be made into a die. There is a minimum thickness the die will support. There is no hard and fast rule for how thick this is, it depends on who does the blueprint.

Suffice to say that for a bunch of small dots as you would expect to see on a dot art painting, the outline of each dot would be relatively thick and detract from the design.

I like the idea, but I don't think it works.

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by MtnLioness » 17 September 11 10:40 pm

It might if the 'dots' were raised and in the metal the tag was made of and the recess behind filling in around the 'dots'.

Maybe.... :|

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Post by caughtatwork » 17 September 11 11:16 pm

The you get single color dots. ala the GCA pathtag.
Multiple coloured dots are too small to fill.

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by SamWalkers » 18 September 11 12:14 pm

Below is an example of a very small dot. It is evidently possible but the background metal becomes the dominant colour.
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http://www.pathtags.com/community/publi ... p?id=10592

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Post by MtnLioness » 18 September 11 4:39 pm

You mean This one?
Had to pull out the macro lens for this

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by PrincessDiala » 18 September 11 10:29 pm

caughtatwork wrote:The you get single color dots. ala the GCA pathtag.
Multiple coloured dots are too small to fill.
Have you seen trippys idea?
The China factory can do amazing detail, I have this one in my collection.
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Works much better with silver though.

(Have you noticed during blueprinting they now have PMS colours? *thumbs up* Doesn't show on the pathtags profile page though..)

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by Renroc » 21 September 11 12:15 am

fluffyfish wrote:frog and a cache?

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With some modification this could work very well. But don't ask me to modify it coz I don't hold any qualifications in that skill set.

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 21 September 11 4:56 pm

Quick question.

Is there a limit to the amount of caches we can enter?


i only wish i was kidding. i need to stop having great big ideas..

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Post by caughtatwork » 21 September 11 5:20 pm

bubbles_baby123 wrote:Quick question.

Is there a limit to the amount of caches we can enter?


i only wish i was kidding. i need to stop having great big ideas..
The strict answer is no.
The practical answer is are you willing to archive them when they go missing?
A better answer is are you OK with 100 identical plastic frogs being distributed from a bucket in front of your house or are you looking to capture a different experience for each frog you release?

With the increase in interest from 1st to 2nd to now, 3rd year, not every cache released will get a pathtag. I am not made of money and simply cannot afford $300 or $400 for tags, plus another couple of hundred for postage. I know this is not your intent, just putting it out there.

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Post by Bronnie_1990 » 21 September 11 5:30 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
bubbles_baby123 wrote:Quick question.

Is there a limit to the amount of caches we can enter?


i only wish i was kidding. i need to stop having great big ideas..
The strict answer is no.
The practical answer is are you willing to archive them when they go missing?
A better answer is are you OK with 100 identical plastic frogs being distributed from a bucket in front of your house or are you looking to capture a different experience for each frog you release?

With the increase in interest from 1st to 2nd to now, 3rd year, not every cache released will get a pathtag. I am not made of money and simply cannot afford $300 or $400 for tags, plus another couple of hundred for postage. I know this is not your intent, just putting it out there.
Excellenttt..

I was planning to make about 20 or so frogs, to release all over the place :)

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by covert » 21 September 11 5:36 pm

bubbles_baby123 wrote:Excellenttt..

I was planning to make about 20 or so frogs, to release all over the place :)
Where is the +This or Like button when you want it ?

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by budgietas » 21 September 11 7:54 pm

And I thought I was going overboard putting 4 out. O well more shopping for frogs

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by Laighside Legends » 21 September 11 10:13 pm

Any guesses at what the total number of frogs will be? :D

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Re: Moving Cache Race 2011 / 2012 - Theme Poll

Post by Rigger64 » 21 September 11 10:19 pm

Laighside Legends wrote:Any guesses at what the total number of frogs will be? :D
100

Hey Just a thought Are we going to get a Frog Emitioicon????????????????

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