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About Deviant Artist Mike McDermottMale/United States Group :iconpapercraft-corner: PaperCraft-Corner
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I usually try to keep posts on my dA account strictly related to my models and various projects, but I've found myself in need of a larger sounding board than biased online reviews. As the title states, my iPod (160gb 7th gen classic) recently died on me, and given that it's out of warranty, I'm looking for a replacement/alternative.

Since high school, I've gone through maybe five or so iPods, and in my experience, they typically barely out last their 1-year warranty. On top of that, the one time I did have a legitimately defective in-warranty device, dealing with Apple's customer support was akin to pulling teeth.

So I'm curious as to what the populous here at dA uses for their on-the-go musical needs; does anyone actually use anything other than Apple? (die hard Apple-fanboys need not reply ;) )

TL;DR - What would you recommend as an iPod alternative?
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Nothing... :(
  • Playing: Dead Island

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Mike McDermott
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Current Residence: USA
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Personal Quote: There's no problem that can't be solved with the proper application of explosives

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latios-and-latias Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday sos it's late but I was busy so I hope u had a great day and been out with friends XD  
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
it was good, thanks!
latios-and-latias Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD ur welcome
Gaboris Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the great work. :D
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you from the US!
yagyag Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Happy yeariversary!!
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
adrian1997 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :la: :la: :la:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
thank you!
adrian1997 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
ChasingDoves Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
xXGrimm666Xx Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hey been looking for a fallout maria pdf or pdo and I can't find one if you can make one i will be forever in you gratitude :p
Samandra-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D hi! i just voted to get that two scoops badge, and saw your comment, and your icon! lol i totally know what your icon is from! nice! well, i just wanted to tell you that i noticed your icon! have a good day!
yagyag Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I have a question about what I can do to increase the durability of the papercrafts I make. While I understand that they are made out of paper and are therefor more fragile than, say, molded plastic, I am wondering if there is a way to keep them from being crunched by but the lightest touch, so that I may possibly cosplay, or at least have a little fun with them.

On the shotgun, I found that having a coat of super glue helped it keep it's shape so that I could hold it, and putting extra stuffing in the stock kept it from getting crushed. Though for a number of reasons, this won't work for ones I want to do in the future. Are there any methods for, say using a resin on either the inside or outside of the paper (normal printer paper is all I have right now) that will give it a nice hard shell? Or at least one that is stronger than the paper on its own?

billybob884 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Aside from using cardstock (basically thicker paper), nothing I've ever really tried. Pretty much everything I've ever built was display-only. I've heard of people using spray-resin to coat their models, but I can't really give any personal advise, sorry!
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