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1 OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:07 am

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I believe everyone here knows me.  That's either good or bad.  I've been collecting 1:6 since 1998 when I discovered the ULTIMATE SOLDIER modern military offerings from 21st Century Toys.  I collected pretty much everything military for a while, but focused on primarily modern military.

Then around 2000/2001 my 1:6 collecting focus and niche changed . . . 1:6 female figures.  I started with GI JANE and COOL GIRL/CY GIRL figures and never looked back.

Today, my focus is primarily 1:6 female figures across a variety of genres and themes.  I still collect some modern military figures (mostly from DAMTOYS) and other eras if it hits my fancy.

I'm not the easiest person to get along with online.  I am very opinionated, crass, blunt, etc.  However, you'll always know where I stand up front.

Glad to be here.  I participate mostly on a few Facebook 1:6 discussion groups and the OSW.

That's it.

#discussion

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2 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:33 am

I'm a classicist and historian who has spent the last twenty years making replicas and reconstructions of ancient weapons and armour and using them for experimental archaeology. I have run out of space and thought that I could make the same stuff in 1:6. At this scale I can have a whole platoon set up in the space I needed for one full sized display.

Initially I made miniatures as a way to get rid of all the left over materials from my full-sized projects. The best results went in my display cabinet and the kids got the rest to play with. After doing that for a while my friends started asking me to make things for them too. Then someone said that I could make some money selling this stuff so I set up a little Etsy shop to make some pocket money.

It is giving me enough income to drop back to part time work, which lets me spend more time on projects that interest me. I was looking online to see what the market was doing and stumbled on One Sixth Warriors where I found some very talented craftsmen. It is a great community for sharing ideas. Now they are migrating over here and I followed along.

I'm not really interested in collecting figures. I'm more interested in kitbashes and tips on how to adapt real-world items for 1:6 modelling. I'm currently saving up for a good quality 3D printer so I can experiment with it.

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3 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:14 am

Hello ALL Bad Wolf-787 (ok I like DOCTOR WHO) here but many of you here may know me better as Baddog-787 on OSW & MWD.

I am from South Dakota, literally the middle nowhere, LOL you know the home of Mt Rushmore, the Sturgis motorcycle rally.

In the mid 90's when I was in in a local mall book store I seen a Boris Vallejo calendar which led to fantasy art books which led to Mcfarlane
 Spawn 6 inch figure.(Twisted Fairy Tales, Biker chick) And a few years later (Summer of 2004) when I was coming in for dinner from work
(I had a really nice office a 950 Versatile) I stopped and picked up the mail where I found a junk toy catalog. (Entertainment Earth)

What's this another Toys R Us type catalog? And I almost threw it away until I spotted the M FOR MATURE READERS ONLY disclaimer
which peaked my curiosity, OMG very interesting catalog and on the last page I found Babes with Weapons (BBI CY GIRLS Destiny & Electra) and the rest is history.

Now looking back on the whole thing I really should have thrown away that catalog. LOL

At this time I have over 150 figures,33 motorcycles & hundreds of weapons.


thank you Bad WOLF-787

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4 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:59 am

Tis I!! The one and only Shovelchop81!.... who has no idea how to change his avatar! Very Happy   Been quite busy here I see building this site, very nice!
Oops, forgot the intro thingy as I know everyone here and just filled out my profile info! Got over 1,000 1/6 figures built half of them mostly from scratch, I love using random stuff I hoard and find dumped outside my house but will invest in head sculpts and particularly complicated clothing that are beyond my skill set. I love mechanical builds mostly so I do a lot of armour and MECHA like stuff but do the odd historical piece now and again. I also build airguns in tandem with my 1/6 builds and love motorcycles, used to build them too!

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5 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:33 am

Hey all. Daniel here. On OSW I went by danhk93, and ostfront43 on different WW2 boards. My main interest is WW2 ETO, but have gained an interest TEOTWAWKI type figures and to a lesser extent modern. Been in the 1/6th hobby since 21st Century had the carded sets and when DML entered in 1999, took off from there. I have around 200 figures, and several vehicles. 1/6th is a great hobby and now a new place to play!!!!

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6 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:51 am

Pontiacivan here. Former PC repair tech and Science Fiction fan.
Most of my work revolves around an actual story I wrote as a younger man, which I am trying to realize parts of in 1/6.
I like to throw humor into the mix, mostly the juxtaposition of robots and humans, or occasionally the bad guys and the oblivious.
It's all for fun with me.
My work is cartoonish in style and I make a lot of my own props, but I am in awe of true artists of the craft (cough...Shovelchop81...cough ).
Many others of you will know my love of your work by my positive comments.
I try to use the " Thumper" principle, though I will occasionally call out commercial products if they exude a certain lameness.
Feel free to tell me when my work is subpar, even for make believe, as I take most criticism well.
I consider myself a great sounding board and an outside the box thinker, so f you ever get stuck on a way to do something, I will gladly offer my ideas.
Where you go with them is up to you!
Here's to a better online 1/6 experience for us all!

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7 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:32 am

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Hello All. Stryker2011 checking in. Been collecting since a tot in the 60s. Started with what toys we could actually get, then moved on to books and movies (still have some old Laser Discs). I've moved in and out of collecting toys over the decades, but always manage to come back to 1/6. About half my collection is bashes (some customs), and I'm currently working on getting my Man Cave/workshop in order to do more of my own. I wish I had room for some dioramas, as I find a lot of what people post amazing, and it looks fun. Hope to get some photos up in the future. Greetings to everyone who's managing to find their way here.

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8 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:54 am

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Rogerbee here,

More of a part time collector and basher than I used to be. Money was the reason, and partly still is. I'm moving to the North of England in the near future and once settled I'll see how much money I have left and what I can spend it on.

In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through you guys and encourage your creativity

CHEERS!

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9 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:57 am

I just like to build stuff, hence my love for remote controlled toys.

I also love me some sixth scale figures. Got my first GI Joe in 1964 and still have him. We've shared quite a few memories through the years. He's now got a bunch of friends, but he's still my boy. I can't look at him, standing in his corner of the shelf, and not smile. He makes me feel good and reminds me that there was time when nothing mattered but our next adventure. Joy, pure and simple.

Eventually, it stood to reason that I'd combine my love for sixth scale with the passion for building RC. It's the only scale I work in now, and has been for the last good many years.

I look forward to sharing some of my creations with you guys.




On another note, I sincerely hope OSW either comes back (gets fixed) or that its members transition here. I've built a healthy amount of respect for many of the folks on that forum and will miss them and their contributions to the the hobby desperately. Moreover, the wealth of creation and innovation that's been posted there through the years is immense and priceless. To lose it is inexcusable and would summarily call for the asswhooping of those responsible. That notion does not apply to the administrators there. Those guys work hard to keep the place running, but seem to be fighting an uphill battle. My hat is off to them.

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10 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:09 am

dadrab wrote:I just like to build stuff, hence my love for remote controlled toys.

I also love me some sixth scale figures. Got my first GI Joe in 1964 and still have him. We've shared quite a few memories through the years. He's now got a bunch of friends, but he's still my boy. I can't look at him, standing in his corner of the shelf, and not smile. He makes me feel good and reminds me that there was time when nothing mattered but our next adventure. Joy, pure and simple.

Eventually, it stood to reason that I'd combine my love for sixth scale with the passion for building RC. It's the only scale I work in now, and has been for the last good many years.

I look forward to sharing some of my creations with you guys.




On another note, I sincerely hope OSW either comes back (gets fixed) or that its members transition here. I've built a healthy amount of respect for many of the folks on that forum and will miss them and their contributions to the the hobby desperately. Moreover, the wealth of creation and innovation that's been posted there through the years is immense and priceless. To lose it is inexcusable and would summarily call for the asswhooping of those responsible. That notion does not apply to the administrators there. Those guys work hard to keep the place running, but seem to be fighting an uphill battle. My hat is off to them.


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It's OK if there is no respect for me.  I know I'm usually a black sheep of the 1:6 herd.

Wink Razz

I comprehend the frustrations of the admins at the OSW, but I feel some of it is also bitterness right, wrong, and indifferent.

Good to see you here.

"Home" is what we choose to make of it.

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11 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:27 am

DeltaForceChung wrote:

PSST . . .

It's OK if there is no respect for me.  I know I'm usually a black sheep of the 1:6 herd.

Wink Razz

I comprehend the frustrations of the admins at the OSW, but I feel some of it is also bitterness right, wrong, and indifferent.

Good to see you here.

"Home" is what we choose to make of it.



I've no axe to grind with you, man. The past is just that...

Are we radically different? Yep, and there's no harm or foul. Or, it could be that we're not so different at all when the trappings are removed.

In any case, I'm working on my judgementalism. It's a character flaw that no one can change but me.

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12 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:10 pm

Im a 20+ year High school history teacher and been a 1/6 collector for some time. Like many of you, i started with Gi Joe, 21st century, and Dragon. My collection is mainly historical figures( I have 3 large display cases of historical figs, a dragon sherman,and a WWI tank, in my classroom!!) and films. In my part time ive directed a Mexican folk music ensemble for 23years(www.sonjarocho.com)
, and im the artistic director of Art Figs(www.artfigs.com)

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13 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 pm

Hey all.  I'm ReverendSpooky.  My life is pretty much about weirdo art, rock & roll, cats & whiskey.

I've been an avid toy collector for must of my life, and when I got the itch to start doing custom/kitbashed figures, 1/6 seemed the way to go.  The wealth of parts and accessories available was a big part of the appeal, but the fact that 1/6 figures used such a multi material approach is what really sucked me in.  Plastic bodies, fabric clothes, metal parts & accessories.  There just seemed to be limitless potential, and I tumbled head first into the 1/6 world.

I think I found OSW while I was researching how to build something in 1/6.  And I found this community full of people making incredible figures, fantastic work, people who were so willing to discuss their projects, share their knowledge, encourage each other.  For years it's been such an incredible source of information, inspiration, and a motivation to improve my own work.  I loved the diversity of what I could see people making.  Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, kitsch/retro, superheros.  Tips and tricks.  Brilliant uses of everyday finds that could be transformed into perfect pieces of 1/6 accessories. I'm not even a fan of most military stuff as a genre, but was regularly excited and awed by the craftsmanship that would go into a lot of people's 1/6 military figures, and what I could learn from them and apply to my own work.

While it's a shame that there have been so many issues over there lately, this forum seems such a great opportunity to start something new.  I already see a lot of my favorite people from OSW here (and yes, that does include you DFC) and I couldn't imagine a better crowd to kick off this endeavor.  I'm looking forward to seeing what the 1/6 world has coming, especially projects from many of you here.  I've got a ton in the works I can't wait to share with you all.

And if nothing else, I look forward to never having to hear on here how "this used to be better when it started out as an all military themed forum."  Whatever 1/6 madness you've got, bring it on.

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14 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 pm

ReverendSpooky wrote:... & whiskey.

You've got to try a bottle of this...if you haven't already.

Smooth as silk with a wonderful finish.

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15 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:17 pm

dadrab wrote:
ReverendSpooky wrote:... & whiskey.

You've got to try a bottle of this...if you haven't already.

Smooth as silk with a wonderful finish.


Then I will DEFINITELY keep an eye out for it. Just read a few tasting notes, and that sounds fantastic. Maybe I'll have to treat myself and pick up a bottle tonight...

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16 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:42 pm

HELL YEAH!

HARD liquor and 1:6 figures!

You can't get better than that.

Then again . . . naked women serving hard liquor and 1:6 figures!

BRING IT ON!

Wink

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17 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi I am scalawag, also known as Paul.

I am 48, and live in Eastbourne East Sussex in the UK.  I was a CBT therapist for 25 years but retired 3 years ago due to ill health, so now I do paperwork for an Auto Motive engineer.

I have 40 od years of model making behind me, ranging from Model Railways to 120mm figures and of course 1/6 scale figures.

I got into 1/6 scale stuff from actually doing another hobby of mine, 1/16 scale RC tanks.  I saw 1/6 RC tanks at some of the events I went to with my smaller rc tanks and liked what I saw.  I didn't want to get into the RC side of it, but I did start collecting 1/6 figures.  To start with that was just modern military type figures, but then I also started to bash and collect WWII Deutches Afrika Korps figures and static vehicles.
I have also been a pretty much life long Star Wars fan and had my interest re ignited when I went to see Rogue One, so of course I now also have a growing collection of 1/6 Star Wars characters too.

Great to meet everyone here, and heres to the future Wink

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18 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:09 pm

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Welcome aboard, Scalawag. Nice to see more and more familiar “names” joining the fray.

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19 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:06 pm

DeltaForceChung wrote:HELL YEAH!

HARD liquor and 1:6 figures!

You can't get better than that.

Then again . . . naked women serving hard liquor and 1:6 figures!

BRING IT ON!

[smiley]https://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/smiley]

Yeah, 1st day and I’m already getting whiskey suggestions. This may just be the superior forum....

Sent from Topic'it App

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20 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi All,

I've been in this hobby since seeing the the 21st Century Toys Armed Terrorist figure way back in the '90s. Not sure why it drew me, maybe something about how unusual it was for a figure back then. I think of myself primarily as a kitbasher and customizer, but the stupid amount of money I spend on MIB figures suggests I'm just kidding myself. I have a tendency to get excited about a custom project, spend lots of time planning it out, figuring out solutions, and hunting for the raw parts, then promptly lose interest once everything is ready to go. I guess I enjoy the creative part and the hunt more than the execution. Anyways, I'm into all sorts of figures, but primarily ones based on pop culture (movies, comics, sci-fi, etc) and modern military.

I hope this is the start of a successful and popular home for 1/6 on the web!

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21 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:04 pm

Glad to see some familiar names here. I've been collecting 1/6 and other toys for a very long time. I also do quite a bit of customizing. I like all genre and subject matter that has to do with one sixth. I've lately been doing some western stuff.
I can't wait to see how this forum grows. Oh, and yes I'm pissed about getting locked out of OSW!

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22 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:14 pm

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More familiar folks. Welcome aboard, Gents.

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23 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:27 am

dadrab wrote:
ReverendSpooky wrote:... & whiskey.

You've got to try a bottle of this...if you haven't already.

Smooth as silk with a wonderful finish.


DeltaForceChung wrote:HELL YEAH!

HARD liquor and 1:6 figures!

You can't get better than that.

Then again . . . naked women serving hard liquor and 1:6 figures!

BRING IT ON!

Wink



DFC, will you settle for sexy 1/6 scale women and hard liqueur?

Dadrab, perfect suggestion.  I grabbed the  non-specific "Very old" (I read the one labeled 15 year was the previous edition of this) and was not disappointed. So gentle and smooth, very subtle sweetness, with some great tobacco notes.  Your whiskey recommendations are gold from here on out.

Gonna pour myself another glass and get back to work on a 1/6 Weapon X helmet that I'm hoping to finish this weekend.

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24 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:42 am

Howdy howdy howdy.
PickleMunkey here!

I'm a 29 year old from the Canadian Maritimes, and I've been into 1/6 since I first saw 12" GI Joes and Ultimate Soldier stuff when I was a kid. The first time I went into a Toys 'R Us I saw Ultimate Soldier in all its glory and fell in love.
Then I saw Dragon figures online and had my mind blown.

I collected and played with them for years.
Then I got into customizing.
Then I got into photographing.

I found The Sixth Division, as NBTrav, and eventually made it over to OSW.
My main focuses include Vietnam, The ETO of WWII (mostly Battle of The Bulge), Sci-Fi (Aliens, Star Wars) and a number of other things.

I also dabble in 1/10 and 1/12 scale figures (Star Wars Black Series, Marvel Legends, etc...)

Looking forward to having fun times with you folks.

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25 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:25 pm

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Welcome aboard, PickleMunkey.

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26 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:59 pm

Hey PickleMunkey, great to see you here Cool

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27 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:23 pm

Hello there fellow 1:6 enthusiasts.

I'm PitViper here and at OSW, where I've been a member for nearly 15 years (it'll be 15 this September to be exact).

I'mm 55 years old and have worked in healthcare since the late 80's in NYC, Maryland and Puerto Rico.  

Started collecting in 1998 when I bought my first 21st Century Toys Modern Infantry carded set and an Ultimate Soldier carded figure in PT gear.  I was literally blown away when I started reminiscing of the GI Joes of my childhood.  To this day I remember my first order from that awesome outfit called Good Stuff To Go, the box had every single 21st Century modern carded uniform and weapons set.  I still have figures wearing those.  Then over the years I started collecting DML, BBI, Soldier Story, DAM and others.  Pretty much alternate between periods of buying only boxed figures and bashing, but it has always been modern military.  I have a handful of Vietnam figures, but that's about it.  Never got bitten by the WWII bug.

Thanks a lot to Striker2011 for the invitation to join you all.  Wished I'd made the Dirty Dozen, but I was bit too late.  Looking forward to sharing in this marvelous hobby of ours with all members.


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28 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:31 pm

PitViper wrote:Hello there fellow 1:6 enthusiasts.

I'm PitViper here and at OSW, where I've been a member for nearly 15 years (it'll be 15 this September to be exact).

I'mm 55 years old and have worked in healthcare since the late 80's in NYC, Maryland and Puerto Rico.  

Started collecting in 1998 when I bought my first 21st Century Toys Modern Infantry carded set and an Ultimate Soldier carded figure in PT gear.  I was literally blown away when I started reminiscing of the GI Joes of my childhood.  To this day I remember my first order from that awesome outfit called Good Stuff To Go, the box had every single 21st Century modern carded uniform and weapons set.  I still have figures wearing those.  Then over the years I started collecting DML, BBI, Soldier Story, DAM and others.  Pretty much alternate between periods of buying only boxed figures and bashing, but it has always been modern military.  I have a handful of Vietnam figures, but that's about it.  Never got bitten by the WWII bug.

Thanks a lot to Striker2011 for the invitation to join you all.  Wished I'd made the Dirty Dozen, but I was bit too late.  Looking forward to sharing in this marvelous hobby of ours with all members.

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Glad to see you here with us!

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29 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:32 pm

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Hey, hey. Welcome, PV. Glad you made it.


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30 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:33 pm

Welcome aboard Everyone! The more the merrier.

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31 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Hello friends!

It's just recently that I got into the 1/6 scale toys, primarily because of Phicen/TBLeague. I always had this image in my head that 1/6 scale toys looked like old, plasticy GI Joes or Barbie and Ken dolls, but seeing how modern technology and toy making techniques have made it possible to create realistic looking toys, I was attracted and very much intrigued.

Normally I collect 6 inch scale or 1/12 scale things, but after being exposed to the wonders of 1/6 scale toys, I fell in love and I started buying them little by little. Although I love both 6 inch and 12 inch scale toys, one thing I found to be very fun to do with the bigger ones is the ability to change their clothes and even buy separate headsculpts. It's very different from the smaller scale toys because with the smaller scale ones, the outfit is part of the sculpt. There's no flexibility there in terms of changing outfits. With the 1/6 scale toys, it's possible to dress them up with whatever you can find as long as it fits!

When I buy toys, usually the reason behind it is to satisfy my need to have characters from my childhood back. I did have a lot of toys as a kid, but I lost interest when the Atari 2600 and NES video game consoles showed up. It's just now as an adult that I am once again exploring the joys of toys! My interests usually include horror characters, Japanese cartoons or characters, celebrities and sometimes movie or game characters. I also like "original" no-name characters because they allow me to give them their own identity.

One part that I enjoy when it comes to collecting toys is writing reviews of them and also making up little stories about them in picture/toy comic form on my little site. I guess this is the "new" way I play with these toys now, unlike when I was a kid when I used to physically make those little 3 or 4 inch tall Superman and Brainiac toys fight by physically controlling and "mashing" them. I remember I even used to make them fight in a basin full of flour so that when Superman would punch Brainiac downwards from the "sky", Brainiac would fall and make a crater where he landed! These days, I wouldn't dare do that to the 6 inch and especially the 12 inch stuff due to their prices. Fortunately, with the power of Photoshop and After Effects, it's easier to manifest my imagination via enhanced pictures.

One of my goals when it comes to the 1/6 scale toys is to someday create my own custom items. Maybe not clothes because I certainly don't know how to sew (although I'd love to learn!), but I can sculpt 3D objects and even entire characters on the computer. I only need a 3D printer but they are still quite expensive. Fortunately the prices are somewhat going down and the functionality of the available technology for home use seems to be improving as well. I also want to experience hand painting custom heads and accessories. I can't use an airbrush because I don't have the proper space for that here where I live, so I'll have to do it the old fashioned way and hopefully learn and improve as I experiment more.

My other goal is to become a better toy photographer and to understand how to compose shots better. Playing with lights, making shadows land where I want them, controlling depth, all of those things sound very interesting to me and toys in dynamic poses make the perfect subject. Of course, that also means I need to find a decent camera soon because the one I've been using for years is this Nikon CoolPix thing that I got from Walmart during a sale lol! That reminds me of the times when I used to attempt to take a picture of a giant moon, only for it to show up as a tiny little dot!

That's it from me now, have fun! Here's 2B from the game Nier Automata Smile

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32 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:52 pm

Thanks for the invite......

I used to be known as "Raiden" on most forums that didn't use my real name. Menwithdolls, Rebelscum, OSW, etc....

I've been doing the toy thing since I can remember....started off with the Star Wars toys in the late 70's that I can remember.....I am sure I had others, but those are what I remember the most. Getting that huge Death Star playset. Even have the rare blue Snaggletooth still! Always collected toys and action figures throughout my life. Had been a comic book guy for awhile. Almost got into drawing.....Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, Luis Royo were all big influences. But still toys is what sucked me in. Got into customizing 12" figs in the late 90's and then found Cy Girls and it all changed for me. That and being online 24-7. So now at 43, I'm considered one of the "old school" generation of 1/6th of the modern age. Still into action figures of all kinds but always come back to 1/6th.

Had a pipe dream fallback option that if I never made it as an artist, I was gonna open a comic book store. That may yet still happen, but in the last 5 years or so I've really wanted to open my own toy store specializing in 1/6th. Boxed and part outs similar to places I used to shop like Good Stuff to Go, Monkey Depot or Toy Anxiety. So finally in 2017, I made that a reality and opened up an online store. The link is at the bottom. I specialize in all kinds of styles, brands and genres......always looking to add more as well to help everyone get what they're looking for. What I may lack in knowledge of what this one is called or that one is called, I'd like to think I make up for in customer service, which I think is SORELY lacking in the world of 1/6th shops these days. Another big reason I wanted to open up shop. It's nice to know there's a real person who's willing to help when you need it.
So fingers crossed.....I may get that brick & mortar store opened this or next year, including comics. And then I'll be carrying Hot Toys and Sideshow so that's always a plus.
So if you're looking for something, please stop by and see what we have......if I don't have it, ask!


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33 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:19 pm

Me and Raiden | Perfect Figures Toys go way back.

I met him when I joined OSW and MWD back around 2000/2001.  We've been through a lot over the years as 1:6 collectors.  I even tried a few times to talk him out of entering the 1:6 business.  When he finally launched his business, I was very happy for him.  He's one of very few who EARNED my TRUST, business, and friendship through consistent integrity, service, and transparency.

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34 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:43 am

ReverendSpooky wrote:



DFC, will you settle for sexy 1/6 scale women and hard liqueur?

Dadrab, perfect suggestion.  I grabbed the  non-specific "Very old" (I read the one labeled 15 year was the previous edition of this) and was not disappointed. So gentle and smooth, very subtle sweetness, with some great tobacco notes.  Your whiskey recommendations are gold from here on out.

Gonna pour myself another glass and get back to work on a 1/6 Weapon X helmet that I'm hoping to finish this weekend.

I'm very glad you're enjoying it. I sort of "fell into" it about two years ago and have been hard-pressed to give it up.

So, a bottle of one of my favorites and a figure in the same photo??? REALLY???

You've got me, man. I might have to blow that up for a poster in my playroom.

NICE.

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35 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:17 pm

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dadrab wrote:I might have to blow that up for a poster in my playroom.

NICE.

That’s actually a pretty cool idea. There’s been more than a few figure pics that I’ve kept in a folder on my computer as reminders of just how many talented and creative people we have in this hobby; it would be kind of cool to have them displayed as artwork.


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36 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:50 pm

Welcome all!  Love seeing everyone  I recognize coming over from OSW.  And it looks like a few new names popping up here as well.  Welcome to the party! You're in good company here.

dadrab wrote:I'm very glad you're enjoying it. I sort of "fell into" it about two years ago and have been hard-pressed to give it up.

So, a bottle of one of my favorites and a figure in the same photo??? REALLY???

You've got me, man. I might have to blow that up for a poster in my playroom.

NICE.

Ah, glad you dig it!!  Having a bit of fun on Friday night.  A good drink and some action figures, and I couldn't be happier.  If I could return the favor, I'd recommend Journeyman's Silver Cross.  They're a smaller distillery out of MI, but I think they're becoming fairly widely available.  Really unique, richly woody and one of my absolute favorites, it's one of my top recommendations.  

Stryker2011 wrote:That’s actually a pretty cool idea. There’s been more than a few figure pics that I’ve kept in a folder on my computer as reminders of just how many talented and creative people we have in this hobby; it would be kind of cool to have them displayed as artwork.

I will say, I love good toy photos.  While a lot of time, it's great to just get good clean pics of a project, so you can really appreciate the figure itself (especially in the case of customs), there are a lot of dynamite photographers out there taking beautiful photos of figures of all scales, many of them well worthy of print.  I know there are a few who have actually done really cool art books (I actually did a small book run of figure photos for a little art show I was in a few years back) and there are some great people on instagram who's entire account is just amazing toy photos.  There's even a guy https://www.instagram.com/hrjoe_photography/?hl=en who teaches a workshop on toy photography and digital editing. I've seen some great photographers on OSW, often WW2 guys, who have done some truly gorgeous photo shoots. We have so many great customizers among us, and we have a lot of guys who take great pictures, but I'm always surprised we don't see more people really focused on toy photography among our community.

I will say, the majority of toy photographers I see do seem to photograph smaller scales.  Which is crazy, because as all of us here know, 1/6 is obviously the superior option (mostly kidding, but kinda not...).

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37 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:57 pm

Hi everyone.


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38 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Welcome aboard Andrew!

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39 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Andrew! Welcome on man!

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40 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:21 pm

thI missed you OSW guys quite a bit. Good to be back


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41 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:56 pm

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Welcome aboard, Andrew. We’re starting to fill the ranks. Pretty soon, the Dirty Dozen may turn into a platoon.


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42 Finally Made It on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:04 pm

Hi, I think I've gotten things set up, finally. Glad to be here- you can blame Gubernator since he invited me.

My involvement with the hobby started the Christmas GI Joe was first introduced. I had to wait until Christmas Day to see what he actually looked like because I had only seen photos of him in the Sears Christmas catalog. He instantly became my favorite toy, and I kept my Joes and Jeep until I left home for college. I never saw them again... and frankly never had an interest in the small action figures.

One day I was in Barnes And Noble when I noticed a display of boxes with "Master Collector" on them. I couldn't believe they brought my friend back! I bought the Marine- he looked just like the Joe I got that Christmas Day so long ago. Then Joes started showing up at other stores, and before I knew it, I was playing again! I was amazed at how much better the new ones were. I loved to buy 21st Century carded uniforms to upgrade the Joes (I had never heard the term "kitbashing" at that time). My very first on-line transaction was an order from Cotswold to buy replacement Jeep parts for one that I picked up in a thrift store.

Things are so much better than they were back then! Now we even had GI Jane- I got the paratrooper and the helicopter pilot (I upgraded her helmet with the one from the GI Joe Door Gunner), and made her the official pilot of my 21st Century OH-6. Cy Girl AJ Macleod was the very first figure I pre-ordered (from Small Blue Planet, I believe).

Female figures have added a whole new dimension to my hobby. I still buy male figures, but I really love to create female characters. For some reason I was never able to create female characters in any of the writing classes I took in college. Female action figures changed that for me, I have no idea why, but I'm really glad they did.

My hobby has coalesced around my "sagas" which sort of ties all of my hobby interests together: the figures, some rudimentary set building, vehicles, writing and photography. My interest is modern era figures, but I still buy some WWII stuff- some of it is just too cool to pass up!

Eventually I found my way to OSW and MWD (and a smaller community called Figurevore). All of those sites have been through many changes and crises. Hopefully OSW will survive, but I hope this new, fresh site continues to thrive regardless.

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43 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:43 am

Welcome aboard onesixthwarrior! Indeed I also received a personal invite from GF last week to check out the place and I'm
really glad I did.

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44 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:53 am

@onsixthwarrior, welcome, sir. Really glad to have you.

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45 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:03 am

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Welcome onesixthwarrior, and to Peter the Painter for joining the ranks.


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46 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:39 am

Hello all,
Many thanks to DFC for inviting me to the group via Facebook.  I was known as Odysseus in OSW but decided for a metamorphosis as MarkEl here as it’s a fresh and optimistic start to a new group.   Into figures since childhood in the 1970s with GI Joe, Big Jim, 6 Million Dollar Man, Evel Knievel, Action Man, etc.  Off and on superficially into various figures and collectibles over the decades, but I jumped in deep to 1/6 again in the last couple years. Addicted and going broke.  ;-).  No specific niche other than liking various cool things including seamless, some military, some fantasy, some superhero, whatever appeals.  I’m a head sculpt junkie, and that’s what I appreciate most about the hobby.  Always keen to see what others are doing to be inspired by ideas and appreciate others’ creativity.   I’m not naturally artistically gifted but like to try to give things a go.  Really enjoy the sociology of collecting and the community aspect.  I like that this group is willing to be more eclectic and open without niche constraints.  I’m dual UK-US and have moved back and forth over life. Currently in SE Greater London area.  Cheers y’all.  Looking forward to the group!

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47 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:04 am

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Welcome aboard to all our new members, whether with old names or new, or a whole bunch of them (looking at you, MarkEl). Wink


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48 New member Brassco on Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:03 pm

Hi, just joined today upon invitation from Gubernator Fan.

My first forum was onesixthwarriors. I joined last year June, but was collecting figure around Oct 2016. My first encounter with 1/6th was actually way back, when Phicen first released their first generation seamless figure. However, due to the lack of clothes or accessories, I stopped after 2 figures. Never did i imagine this hobby to have gain such diversity, now anything is possible.

There is learning curve along the way to do this hobby, but it's the forums that sparked something new in my interest that raised the level of my enthusiasm. To share knowledge, pictures, thoughts etc.

I hoped this forum will grow, and will be more opened than the previous forum i frequent. (for example, i can do posts on political figures without worrying deletion from administrators)

Cheers!

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49 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:38 pm

brassco wrote:Hi, just joined today upon invitation from Gubernator Fan.

My first forum was onesixthwarriors. I joined last year June, but was collecting figure around Oct 2016. My first encounter with 1/6th was actually way back, when Phicen first released their first generation seamless figure. However, due to the lack of clothes or accessories, I stopped after 2 figures. Never did i imagine this hobby to have gain such diversity, now anything is possible.

There is learning curve along the way to do this hobby, but it's the forums that sparked something new in my interest that raised the level of my enthusiasm. To share knowledge, pictures, thoughts etc.

I hoped this forum will grow, and will be more opened than the previous forum i frequent. (for example, i can do posts on political figures without worrying deletion from administrators)

Cheers!

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Glad to see you made it here.

I understand what you mean about political figures, but "discretion is the better part of valor".

I've been meaning to post/share this for the longest.

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50 Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:13 am

Welcome aboard brassco it's good to see you here!

Do I need to down size my signature photo?


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