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1 Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm

I'm tapping in to the combined intellect, experience, and knowledge here with a question: Has anyone seen for purchase or have any suggestions on how to make a 1/6 rocks glass?



It seems simple, and I don't know if I just can't find something with the right diameter to start with, but I can't find any online, or seem to be able to get the look right myself.  I always prefer the type with a heavy bottom like the pic above, but I'm flexible considering. Curious if anyone has any suggestions.

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2 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:57 pm

Maybe some plastic tube with clear glue filling the bottom as a base?

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/clear-glue-300ml/631506-1000

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3 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:36 pm

JohnByng wrote:Maybe some plastic tube with clear glue filling the bottom as a base?

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/clear-glue-300ml/631506-1000

That certainly seems feasible.


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4 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:53 pm

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I feel your pain. So many things don't exist or exist but are not available (or affordable) in this scale -- though I suspect it might be worse in other scales. It might be possible to construct these from scratch, but they do exist. I have picked up a couple somehow, and am not sure from where. An eBay search did not turn up anything useful (the closest match was THIS or THIS -- so they might have been from Re-ment). At any rate, here are the ones I have. One comes with a removable drink (and came with a stirring rod, ice bucket with removable ice, and prongs), the other has the drink permanently inside and has little salt crystals along the rim (margarita time?).





Maybe this helps, maybe it only makes it more frustrating...


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5 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:33 pm

Yeah GubernatorFan, those are right in line with what I'm looking for. It's crazy that they're so hard to find. I figured they'd be easy to grab on Etsy or eBay, but know, you might just have the only set in existence.

JohnByng, I was thinking along the same lines, but it's been tricky to get right. Straws are too thin a plastic, but it can't be too thick either. And then the diameter has to be just right. I've tried a few things, and for 1 reason or another, it just never sells the look. I was hoping someone had done it, seen a tutorial, or otherwise had a way to save me from buying a bunch of sizes and doing a lot of trial and error.

If I do go that route, any suggestions on where I can get clear plastic tubes in a variety of diameters?


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6 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:54 pm

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ReverendSpooky wrote:If I do go that route, any suggestions on where I can get clear plastic tubes in a variety of diameters?

For clear plastic tubes this small, you either need really clear straws, or maybe some of those tubular composite stand elements that come with Jiaou Doll bodies.


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7 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:49 pm

GubernatorFan wrote:For clear plastic tubes this small, you either need really clear straws, or maybe some of those tubular composite stand elements that come with Jiaou Doll bodies.

That’s brilliant...


Perhaps another option might be Bic pen casings (if you can find some that are not beveled).  If possible, that might be a relatively inexpensive route, and not too terribly tedious.


This actually reminds me of a time when I made a bunch of 1:18 scale beer bottles using a bag of clear Light Bright pegs, LOL.  

Good luck, brother.


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8 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 am

Go to the grocery store and buy your girl some flowers...

Stop laughing...

The flowers (around here, anyway) come with the stems in a small plastic tube with water. They're about three inches long.

Like this:


Now, get a tubing cutter from any auto parts store or home center

Like this:



Cut the tube in about half inch lengths and set them on a piece of wax paper. Take your hot glue gun and put a little in the bottom of each cut tube to simulate a bottom.

Should be pretty convincing.

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9 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:11 pm

dadrab wrote:Go to the grocery store and buy your girl some flowers...

Stop laughing...

The flowers (around here, anyway) come with the stems in a small plastic tube with water. They're about three inches long.

Like this:


Now, get a tubing cutter from any auto parts store or home center

Like this:



Cut the tube in about half inch lengths and set them on a piece of wax paper. Take your hot glue gun and put a little in the bottom of each cut tube to simulate a bottom.

Should be pretty convincing.

1st off, will be buying a tube cutter asap, since that will make my life easier in a ton of ways.  Then I'll have to swing by the grocery store with a 1/6 hand to see how the scale looks.  But might just do the trick.  And I'm sure the girl will appreciate flowers. Thanks for the suggestion. If it doesn't work, I may wonder around the craft store this weekend holding a 1/6 hand up to things to see what looks right in scale.  

Whenever I get something that works, I'l raise a newly made 1/6 glass in your honor.  I already have a bag of miniature ice just waiting.

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10 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:03 pm

Some really great ideas here!  You can also buy glass tubing, use a torch to soften the edges after you cut them (I wonder if the pipe cutter would work on glass?  I kind of think it would!) For the bottoms, I'd still use hot glue, unless you really want clear, then there is always clear resin?

In such a small size, I'd think they'd be pretty hard to break too Smile

Interesting: borosilicate glass -

Video on how to cut it:

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11 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:48 am

Some very smart insights in here!

Sorry I'm much more basic due to my lack of good tools at home (I think I should really invest on a dremel)...

I have bought a few rocks glasses from the brand "rolodapi" in the past, it was on machinegun, sadly they are out of stock, they still have the beer glass but not the whisky...

1/6 translucent beer glass

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12 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:11 am

Thank you all for suggestions!

Peaches, I'll be honest, I try not to work with real glass too much. Cutting it, and dealing with powdered glass clean up is just more than I want to deal with. It's a great suggestion, and those are actually the right diameter, but I'm going to try to stick with plastic.

Blackpool, how you tempt me with Machinegun! They always have a ton of stuff I don't see anywhere else, but their shipping to the US is brutal, so I always pass. I'd probably do it if they still had the whisky glasses though.

Figured out last night that a 1/2 inch diameter looks perfect, and I dug up some old 1/2 inch plastic vials I should be able to chop up. I'm going to swing by the craft store this weekend to see is I can get some of that clear glue JohnByng mentioned (resin always seems to yellow over time, so I want to explore other options). I'll definitely post results if they're good.


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13 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 am

Feel free to send me a shopping list if you want, I already do it for a couple of friends who are in California and the other in Ontario, personally I save all shipping cost from their site as their office is in Paris, I usually pick up my orders directly there.

Except for a fully boxed figures, all the stuff I have sent to my friends never cost more than 15-20$ in shipping, way better than machinegun Razz

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14 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:03 pm

blackpool wrote:Feel free to send me a shopping list if you want, I already do it for a couple of friends who are in California and the other in Ontario, personally I save all shipping cost from their site as their office is in Paris, I usually pick up my orders directly there.

Except for a fully boxed figures, all the stuff I have sent to my friends never cost more than 15-20$ in shipping, way better than machinegun Razz

Holy crap, that such an amazing offer! Yeah, I may take you up on that in the near future (I NEED to behave myself for a bit after Christmas). Seriously, thanks so much.

Jealous they're so close to you! Is it an actual brick & mortar store or just that they let you pick up orders there? I'm right outside NYC, and there's nothing left of that kind of caliber for 1/6 shopping. There used to be a few great stores years ago, but it's been pretty barren for a long time now.

Just curious to ask you, have you ever been to the Musée Miniature et Cinéma in Lyon? I think it's a few hours from Paris. I've wanted to go for years, and they have work from Charles Matton and Ronan Jim Sévellec, both of whom I love. Huge inspirations.


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15 Re: Rocks Glasses? on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:20 pm

How about the mini glass jar wishing bottles, but turned upside down. Or using a clear cast epoxy of the glass jar mold ?

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