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201OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:46 pm

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Welcome Ovy! Thank you for your kind words on my Dwarf thread, if you like custom armour which you seem too and are already very good at! You might want to check out my armoured wraiths here (they're Hobbit inspired not LOTR so each is different and there's a 20" Sauron too). Great idea using skeletons as a base for custom zombies!! They look really promising too!

http://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t89-marathon-lotr-th-wip-custom-builds-reaper-rider-wraith-redone-finished

http://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t466-my-finished-20-inch-sauron-from-the-hobbit-with-throne-palantir-weapons-light-up-sound-features

This should have links to all the others as there are nine different ones:(just updated it so it does)

http://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t312-my-finished-lotr-th-gondorian-numenorean-wraith-9-of-9-dol-guldur-battle-version#5667

202OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:27 pm

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Welcome aboard, Ovy. Some cool looking figures.


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203OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:38 pm

Ovy

Ovy
Thanks guys!

gubernator:
The cheap stormtroopers look quite nice, thanks! It might fell easier to use paints on one of them instead of an expensive Premium Collector Figure.

chop:
I never paid much attention to the ring wraiths, but your customs are quite insane, I had to stop myself from reading/viewing all the threads at once. I have many questions about materials and techniques , but I will come back to you when I am finished. xD

204OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:59 pm

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Ovy wrote:Thanks guys!

gubernator:
The cheap stormtroopers look quite nice, thanks! It might fell easier to use paints on one of them instead of an expensive Premium Collector Figure.

chop:
I never paid much attention to the ring wraiths, but your customs are quite insane, I had to stop myself from reading/viewing all the threads at once. I have many questions about materials and techniques , but I will come back to you when I am finished. xD

No probs Ovy, ask away when you're ready, there's a lot to go through there and that's a tiny fraction of my work Wink .

205OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:24 am

dadrab

dadrab
Welcome to the board, Ovy.

Come on in and stay for a while. Visit the bar. First round's on me.

206OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:02 pm

turkeyshot


Hi all.

First of all I'd like to extend a huge thanks to the admins for trying to keep the community together in the aftermath of the fall of OSW. Good work guys! I am happy to see so many familiar names of many of the people that I came to know and respect over at OSW pop up here as well.

As some of you already know, my primary interest in this hobby is weapons customising. Though I only have a couple of figures in my collection, I probably have a couple hundred weapons - most of which are custom and highly-modified pieces, including quite a few one-of-a-kind pieces. Unfortunately I have not had all of my collection in one place for a few years. I travel a lot for work and most of my stuff is in storage on a different continent. Life and work keep me pretty busy, but I still manage to find a little time now and again to work on my builds.

I have taken a number of commissions in the past to build a range of custom weapons for fellow hobbyists, but my current circumstances mean that I am not in a position to accept any more commissions until my circumstances change again.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's work to continue to learn from y'all.

Cheers,
Jason (aka: turkeyshot)

207OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:08 am

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
Founding Father
Welcome aboard, Jason. Glad you could find your way here. Feel free to share your custom weapons here even if you showed them over at the Old Site.


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208OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:56 am

dadrab

dadrab
Howdy, Jason.

So glad you could join us. I remember seeing some of your work over at OSW and it's excellent. Feel free to post up any and all creations as you please.

Make yourself at home and stay a while.

209OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:08 pm

Ephiane

Ephiane
Welcome , Welcome All !

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210OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:52 pm

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
'ello all! Registered some time ago but didn't post up to now.

211OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:04 pm

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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jaztermareal wrote:'ello all! Registered some time ago but didn't post up to now.

Make yourself at home! Smile


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212OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:00 pm

dadrab

dadrab
Please...


...come on it and have a seat. Glad to have you.

213OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:05 pm

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Thanks buddies, happy to be here Smile

214OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Glad you could make it, Jaz. Welcome to the “new” madness.


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215OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:34 pm

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Stryker2011 wrote:Glad you could make it, Jaz. Welcome to the “new” madness.

I think of it more as a passion... an expensive, never ending, crazy passion

216OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:29 pm

BAD WOLF-787

BAD WOLF-787
Indeed, Welcome All!


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217OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:30 pm

Peaches

Peaches
LOL, reading this thread, I realize I'm probably going to be with a bunch of guys again Razz  Hello!  I am a doll collector, yah, like the cat lady, I'm the doll lady Razz  I really love realistic dolls, thus my getting into these seamless Phicen/TBleague figures.  I've got 3 full 1/6 girls and I instantly fell in love with the up and coming 1/12 scale seamless girl doll.  She's too adorable!

I also got the Evan Peters Quicksilver set.  That boy is so adorable, I couldn't resist.  I'm going to need more boys in the future now Rolling Eyes  I'm really going to need more money!  So yah, hello Smile

218OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:07 pm

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
Founding Father
Welcome aboard, Peaches. And don't worry, there are a couple other ladies here, so you won't be ENTIRELY "alone". We welcome all types of collectors here (primarily 1/6, yes), but we're looking into getting something going for 1/12. Feel free to post your work. As you can see from exploring the site there are those that are purely collectors, those that are kit-bashers, and those that are a bit of both. We're a small community still, but I like to think we're a pretty good bunch.


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219OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:24 am

Peaches

Peaches
Looking around the forum threads and I see ya got tons of talent here! Amazing stuff, and I've only scratched the surface!

220OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:47 pm

BAD WOLF-787

BAD WOLF-787

Indeed Welcome aboard Peaches!


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221OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pm

ReverendSpooky

ReverendSpooky
Hi Peaches and welcome on ! You're in good company here.


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222OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 am

ravrohan


Hello Smile I'm not only new here but to the hobby as well. For years I've done customs of other kinds of models, mostly mecha and starships. Recently I tried looking for figures of people to represent characters in the stories I write and found Tbleague/Phicen and how customizable they can be

I'm looking at the suntan o9c I think it is as my first body since its one of the curves bodies out there, and I have trouble seeing a lot of difference between them so I go by what I read.

Anyway before I ramble on to long glad to be here and take care! I can promise many questions to the hobby vets!

223OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:52 am

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
Founding Father
ravrohan wrote:Hello Smile I'm not only new here but to the hobby as well.  For years I've done customs of other kinds of models, mostly mecha and starships.  Recently I tried looking for figures of people to represent characters in the stories I write and found Tbleague/Phicen and how customizable they can be

I'm looking at the suntan o9c I think it is as my first body since its one of the curves bodies out there, and I have trouble seeing a lot of difference between them so I go by what I read.

Anyway before I ramble on to long glad to be here and take care!  I can promise many questions to the hobby vets!

Greetings and welcome aboard. Feel free to ask away, and check out some of the sticky threads if you haven't done so. Sometimes you can find the answers to your questions if you do a search here. Good luck on the TBLeague/Phicen front; they are a blast to work with, but they can also be very frustrating.

1. They stain easily: be sure to soak any darker clothing you get for them in a water/distilled vinegar bath (24 hrs); then a soapy water soak (another 24 hrs) -- then rinse thoroughly and smooth them out on paper towels -- if there is still color leaching onto the paper towel, repeat the process until there is no longer any leaching.

2. Get some corn starch or baby powder -- these things are food grad silicone and have a layer of one or the other on them. If you have to wash the body for any reason, you need to reapply a thin layer of powder to them as they are very sticky without it. And they attract lint like you wouldn't believe -- so have something on hand to remove the lint without removing too much of the powder (if you can), but you still might have to reapply some.

3. Vaseline or cellophane wrap to get clothes on them is very helpful -- particularly arms and legs need to be wrapped.


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224OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 am

BAD WOLF-787

BAD WOLF-787

Hello ravrohan and Welcome aboard!


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225OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:25 am

ravrohan


Thanks for the welcome and the advice! Very Happy I'm copying it into a doc file for reference later Smile

226OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:21 pm

Peaches

Peaches
Thanks everyone Smile And hello @ravrohan Very Happy

227OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:12 am

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Hey everyone, it’s great to ‘meet’ you all here! Smile

I just found this thread and figured I might as well introduce myself (but brace yourself, it's a long one, lol... )

I’m an American living in the UK, married to a Yorkshireman. I have a background in art history, literature, historical linguistics, and medieval studies, and have previously worked in an art museum as an assistant to the curator of decorative arts. It’s been a little while now, but I also used to do some reenactment and living history (mostly Viking and Anglo-Saxon eras) in the UK and Scandinavia. And prior to that, back in the US, I was an avid equestrian, though again, it’s sadly been a while. These days I spend a lot of time hiking in the Yorkshire Wolds with my husband and our two wolfdogs:

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me and my fur-kids

When it comes to the 1/6th stuff, I’m still quite ‘new’. I’d only ever been a lurker at OSW, and only a fairly recent-ish one at that (over the last year at most). Like many though, my interest in this sort of thing has always been there since I was a kid, albeit manifesting in different ways, whether it be my childhood fascination with dollhouse miniatures, to historically accurate American Girl doll accessories (it was the 90s, lol), to creating elaborate backyard dioramas with my sisters as settings for our toys, to the most prized possessions of my childhood….my Breyer horses. Wink

Fast forward through the years, through several back and forth overseas moves, getting married, then moving house countless times in the last decade, ending up with two crazy fur-kids, and well… until fairly recently, I didn’t really have the time or space for collecting, or for elaborate arts and crafts projects (not to mention the funds, lol). I have, however, been extremely active in online fandom over the last two decades, and especially in the last ten years or so. No matter what fictional stories, characters, or pairings I’m into at a given time, I love to pay homage to them via writing extensive meta-analysis, fanfiction, and creating various other types of fanworks. For years now, this is how that sort of residual childhood urge for imaginative play has manifested – via my participation in online fandoms. It has become an essential part of my life, and one that can be very therapeutic for me.

That said, there are also times when involvement in fandoms can cause me great stress (and distress). As is pretty obvious by now, I am huge SW fan, but in Dec. 2015 I was left incredibly upset and devastated by the first of the so-called ‘sequel’ films – so much so, that for many months afterward I felt cut adrift, and honestly thought that Star Wars was lost to me forever. I was beyond distraught and depressed by the whole thing, as Star Wars is something that has been precious to me since childhood and which I associate strongly with my own sense of spirituality and with my bond with my father.  It look many months of reflection and analysis, along with an intensive re-watch of the REAL saga (aka the Prequels and the Original Trilogy), along with The Clone Wars animated series, to help me get to place where I was able to fully re-immerse myself in the Galaxy Far, Far Away again, and come to understand and feel staunch in how I personally define Star Wars , and what it means to me.

[**NOTE: this is an extremely sensitive subject for me, and one I’d rather not get into here, so I ask people to respect my wishes not to discuss the sequels or anything related to that side of things. I'm really neurotic about spoilers and try to avoid knowing anything and everything about Disney's live versions of Star Wars, as almost ALL of it upsets me WAY too much (other than Rogue One, which was great, lol). I’m only sharing this to give context so people will understand why I approach collecting and customization in the way that I do.]

Once I came to that place of understanding, I began to heal a bit more. It was during this time that I started a Star Wars sideblog on tumblr as a safe space for me to share my ‘feels’ about all of it. In order to have a constant stream of original content for my blog, I eventually began taking pics of some of my small 3.75” figures, and likewise started collecting in earnest again. So, for the past few years I have been focusing mainly on the traditional 3.75” figures (both loose and carded), as I was living in a tiny house in the countryside, and had only a small Ikea wardrobe/cupboard in which to store everything.  Aside from a few ‘higher end’ figures (namely, the Anakin and Padme 6 inch S.H. Figuarts that were released back in 2017, and a couple Kotobukiya figurines), I hadn’t ventured much into other scales, let alone the more expensive 1/6 stuff. But then came the announcement of the Hot Toys Anakin figure….and so it began. ;D

Anakin Skywalker is one of my all-time favourite fictional characters, and the main focus of my collection. There was NO way I was going to miss out on that one!  But I couldn’t justify purchasing it outright, so I did the pre-order with a payment plan thing. I finally received it this past summer, only to find out a few days after it arrived in the post that….we had to move house! This unexpected and stressful house move ended up taking up a huge chunk of time and energy during the latter half of this past year (2018). It also meant that, instead of unboxing him and displaying him, I had to immediately pack away my Hot Toys Anakin (along with all of his smaller fellows) into plastic storage bins, with no idea of when I’d finally be able to unpack them all and set them up again. : (

Now, I have this thing where, if I have a figure or doll of a character in a certain scale, I NEED to have a companion for him/her. I cannot abide them being all on their lonesome. Since there weren’t any other Hot Toys characters from the same era out yet, I had already for a while been researching how to potentially create some companions for him. All my other Anakin figures have, at the very least, a Padme figure (sometimes several), and an Ahsoka to keep them company (‘Anakin and his ladies’, as I call them, lol). So, my aim for a while now has been to do the same for the 1/6th scale.

Something that complicated matters further was that, around the same time, right before the house move, a friend of mine had very kindly offered to send me this cute 11” Ahsoka doll. But then, I was faced with yet another conundrum: now, I needed to find some companions for *HER*. Razz  Again, there weren’t any other dolls from that ‘line’  that were from the same era as her or who were wearing the right costumes to match her, so I became determined to find, customize, or even make a more stylized, animated version of Anakin and Padme to go along with her, as well.

To try to sum up an already way-too-long story: rather than just putting aside my action figure obsession until my house move was complete, like a crazy person I instead embarked on several projects DURING this time. To cope with the stress of it all, I’d go online and read up on customizing advice on forums and search endlessly for the right 1/6 parts and materials.  And even though our house move is now complete, I still don’t have a proper display area or set up for my figures just yet, so they remain packed away in storage boxes. Well, other than the ones I’ve been slowly, gradually putting together over the last couple of months. Very Happy

So, ironically, even though I was really depressed about the house move at first, in in the long run it actually spurred me to finally get started on something that I’d long been only just dreaming about – customizing dolls and figures. (I can't bring myself to use the word 'kitbashing', as honestly it fails to adequately capture the essence of what this hobby means to me.)

And while I’ve now gotten heavily into 1/6 scale figures (and am very much enjoying it so far!), I still don’t necessarily view them as the ‘be all and end all’ of collectible items. My main reasons for getting into them are that a) there was a void in my collection that needed to be filled, b) 1/6 parts are some of the most readily available and easy to customize for SW figures, and c) I love that you can use ‘real’ clothes and gear on them (as opposed to trying to sculpt them onto the smaller figures, which never really looks all that good to my eyes, no matter how skilled a customizer one may be).

So, even as I have come to appreciate the immense appeal of 1/6 figures, I still don't necessarily view them as ‘the epitome’ of all figures or scales. I still love all my tiny little 3.75” figures and will always have a soft spot for them. I just happened to get into 1/6 scale recently out of sheer necessity and due to availability. Likewise, my approach to 1/6 is not solely about ‘realism’ – obviously, if I am putting together something that needs to work with a Hot Toys figure, for example, then of course I will be aiming for that same kind of hyper-realistic style. But since I currently have projects relating to both the film versions *and* the animated versions of several of these characters, the levels of realism I am going for with each varies greatly.  I also still love things like dolls, for instance, and sometimes my preferred aesthetic is to try to combine the better qualities of dolls (such as high quality, detailed female garments, etc) with the aspects of action figures I prefer (such as the more realistically-scaled and more articulated bodies, etc).

Admittedly, for a while now I have been quite hesitant to share too much about my various WIPs on any of the forums. In part because of the Star Wars issue – outside of my close fandom circles,  I have avoided bringing up that subject in public for years now, as I do not like to risk discussing SW with people I do not already deeply trust. But I was also concerned that I would probably not ‘fit in’ in the 1/6 world – not because I’m female (as there are plenty of other female posters), but because my approach is not quite as…focused on 1/6th figures as it seems to be for many, and I felt that perhaps my take on it would be seen as somehow ‘lesser’.  I participate in this hobby mainly for the same reasons I participate in fandom in general – to express my love for my favourite characters and stories to the nth degree. But after encountering some delightfully unique takes on this 1/6th stuff here (ReverendSpooky and Ephiane’s work have been particular highlights thus far!), and receiving a very warm welcome indeed, I am starting to feel more at ease. ^.^

That said, I still feel little a bit shy about sharing my pics here, as I don’t have any fancy backgrounds or dioramas, and my camera is literally just a crappy phone. Not to mention that most of my figures are works in progress at best. These projects are also extremely personal to me, and I'm doing them largely as a sort of 'art therapy' for myself, rather than to meet some kind of hobby 'standard'. But as soon as I have something that I feel is worth sharing here (and can get up the guts to do so), I will. Smile

So, thanks everyone who has so far been extremely patient and helpful to me as a relative newbie here. You’ve made it a very pleasant experience so far, and I am grateful.  cheers


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228OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:27 am

jaztermareal

jaztermareal
Welcome! nice to see another UK member here Smile do not be shy, I have never had particularly good backgrounds or even bothered to take decent photos, it is the 1:6 goodness that counts!


(P.S. I am not a fan of the Star Wars sequels, especially TLJ, but I did enjoy Rogue One and Solo)

229OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:05 pm

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Skywalkersaga, first let me say Thanks for sharing your story. I don’t think you are as alone as you might think that this type of hobby is therapeutic, or a chance to relive elements of one’s childhood. I’m a man in his 50s who’s seen his fair share of gruesome reality, and now diminishing health, but throughout it all collecting (whether figures of all sizes, comics, books, movies, whatever) has always been a big part of my life, and one of the few things that has helped to maintain not only my sanity, but my happiness.
There are many levels of customizers/kitbashers here, and on other forums, and I’m glad you found yourself willing to join in and participate with us. I hope that someday you will share your work, and not be too concerned whether it lives up to any pre-conceived standards. We’re a pretty open bunch. I’ve watched other boards become very narrow in focus and standards, but I like to think we’re a more receptive group toward varying styles, levels of skill, interests, etc. Not everyone is a master at detailing, weathering, backgrounds, dioramas, or Photoshop (Hey, I pretty much just described myself), and some people have been at this a VERY long time. If you get a chance, check out some work from Peter the Painter, Lynkhart and DonDeG (all members here), just to name a few — they are some of the more experienced customizers, and each of them has very different styles and techniques. Some of our more frequent posters you are already familiar with.
I got back into 1/6 myself — after a ten year hiatus— for many of the same reasons as yourself. And mainly because it’s ten times easier to work at this scale for someone with advancing arthritis and dwindling eye-sight (if things get any worse — I’m going to have to go back to mannequins); that, and as you mentioned, the prolific amount of available accessories. It’s a whole new ball game in 1/6 than it was 20 years ago — or 50 — and with all the great artisans available for hire, the sky’s the limit.
Enjoy yourself here, ask any questions you want, and know that it’s not unusual to be intimidated by those with a higher skill level (we all had to start somewhere); we’re all here to help each other have fun, advance the hobby, and give tips and advice where needed (or asked for).


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230OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:18 pm

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
jaztermareal wrote:Welcome! nice to see another UK member here Smile do not be shy, I have never had particularly good backgrounds or even bothered to take decent photos, it is the 1:6 goodness that counts!

(P.S. I am not a fan of the Star Wars sequels, especially TLJ, but I did enjoy Rogue One and Solo)

Thank you -- it is indeed good to meet someone from the UK here. I get the impression the UK 1/6 world is quite small.... and from even just my limited experience, I also have found it can be difficult to find almost ANYTHING that one needs (loose materials/accessories wise) that is actually located in the UK. The amount of items one has to import can be.... depressing, lol.

And re SW, it's always nice to know one is not alone on that score. I stopped watching the 'sequels' after TFA, and swore off knowing anything about the rest of them if possible, so less said about the particulars, the better. Wink BUT, I totally agree about Rogue One, it was just an all around good movie, and what is more, I felt it was respectful to the spirit and the overarching themes of the (original) main saga. When it comes to the Solo film, I cannot comment as I haven't seen it... after TFA's complete destruction unforgivable treatment of Han's characterization, I simply am unable to trust Disney with that character (or any saga character) ever again. But I've heard from others that it was enjoyable, and for their sakes I'm glad it was, even if I have no plans to ever watch it myself. : )

Stryker2011 wrote:Skywalkersaga, first let me say Thanks for sharing your story. I don’t think you are as alone as you might think that this type of hobby is therapeutic, or a chance to relive elements of one’s childhood. I’m a man in his 50s who’s seen his fair share of gruesome reality, and now diminishing health, but throughout it all collecting (whether figures of all sizes, comics, books, movies, whatever) has always been a big part of my life, and one of the few things that has helped to maintain not only my sanity, but my happiness.

Thanks so much for the kind words, Stryker! (and for reading through my novel-length ramble, lol!)

It's always good to know that there are others out there who understand.... I often start feeling like I'm just being silly or something, but I do feel that being able to have some means of 'escape' into one's own uniquely assembled 'happy place' now and then is invaluable. And to likewise be able to share it, at least occasionally, with others is even better. :')

Stryker2011 wrote:There are many levels of customizers/kitbashers here, and on other forums, and I’m glad you found yourself willing to join in and participate with us. I hope that someday you will share your work, and not be too concerned whether it lives up to any pre-conceived standards. We’re a pretty open bunch. I’ve watched other boards become very narrow in focus and standards, but I like to think we’re a more receptive group toward varying styles, levels of skill, interests, etc.

Very true that there are different levels -- and different areas of focus -- with this hobby. And like with any art or craft, it's never a good idea to start comparing oneself to others (especially when you're just starting out!), as you just start to feel down on yourself. Far better to compare yourself to yourself...and just constantly strive to improve to one's *own* standards (easier said than done, though Razz).

And however narrowly-focused other sites might be or have become, thus far I've found this board to be very warm and welcoming. Nothing against other sites, but it wasn't until I found this place that I felt comfortable enough to de-lurk, lol.

Stryker2011 wrote:Not everyone is a master at detailing, weathering, backgrounds, dioramas, or Photoshop (Hey, I pretty much just described myself), and some people have been at this a VERY long time. If you get a chance, check out some work from Peter the Painter, Lynkhart and DonDeG (all members here), just to name a few — they are some of the more experienced customizers, and each of them has very different styles and techniques. Some of our more frequent posters you are already familiar with.
I got back into 1/6 myself — after a ten year hiatus— for many of the same reasons as yourself. And mainly because it’s ten times easier to work at this scale for someone with advancing arthritis and dwindling eye-sight (if things get any worse — I’m going to have to go back to mannequins); that, and as you mentioned, the prolific amount of available accessories. It’s a whole new ball game in 1/6 than it was 20 years ago — or 50 — and with all the great artisans available for hire, the sky’s the limit.

Wow, that's great that you've been into it for so long (even with the breaks). But I'm very sorry to hear of your health struggles... and sincerely hope that it won't affect your 1/6 enjoyment too much. <3

It's so true that there have been immense improvements over the years... even as just a bystander, I have only recently realized just how far this area has advanced. Before the past year or so, my impression of 1/6 figures was mainly of somewhat sub-par stuff like some of the older Sideshow-style figures (or worse). I had been completely out of the loop and (embarrassingly) had no idea even what Hot Toys even was until I saw the Anakin figure... let alone the fact that there was the option to customize such things! Razz

As I started to look into it more, I became even more impressed by the idea of unique customized figures (whether via commissions from skilled artists or modified by oneself). I already loved to drool over one-of-a-kind collectible dolls (ooak doll repaints, etc), so it was pretty incredible to realize that the 1/6 action figure world was into that too. I'd had this impression for a while that most collectors preferred their figures to be as 'mint' as possible, which is a mentality that I, as a conservation-minded person, can completely empathize with in some ways, but which I have also found can easily become quite limiting as well.

Thank you for drawing my attention to the works of those members, I will definitely check them out. ^.^

Stryker2011 wrote:Enjoy yourself here, ask any questions you want, and know that it’s not unusual to be intimidated by those with a higher skill level (we all had to start somewhere); we’re all here to help each other have fun, advance the hobby, and give tips and advice where needed (or asked for).

Thank you again for the kind encouragement. : )


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231OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 pm

doodlehobby


Hey all, seems I missed this thread. Another OSW member, not an old member though and mainly collect Phicens/TBL, some Hot Toys and other 1/6 figures that I find interesting or peaking my interest. I do some small kit bashes and don't really customize much. I do collect other things as well and rotate between interests and seem to be back into the 1/6 collecting cycle. LOL

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Stryker2011

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I know I said it before, but I’ll say it again. Welcome aboard, doodlehobby. Glad you could make it. There’s quite a few of the Old Site members here, as you have probably seen. Please feel free to share your collection, and I hope you enjoy your time with us.


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233OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:00 am

Pontiacivan

Pontiacivan
Hello to everyone I have not yet greeted!
I'm Pontiacivan, known to my Pugs as "The Daddy".
I'm a huge Sci Fi fan and I love Robots and Post Apocalyptic themes, but I enjoy so much more too, like Fantasy,Horror and even reality based stories.
I'm n and out at times, battling health issues ( I'm too young to be chronically I'll) and I have WAY too May W.I.P.s, mostly because I feel like I should be well enough to work on all of them.
I mostly work on small Sci Fi based props at the moment, because I get frustrated when I have to leave a project for too long. I'm getting better though and I hope to assemble all my goodies into a decent diorama and photoshop to need day.

234OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:12 pm

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Lovely to meet both of you ! Smile


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not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man."

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235OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:36 pm

ravrohan


Welcome to the boards Pont Smile

236OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:44 am

Pontiacivan

Pontiacivan
ravrohan wrote:Welcome to the boards Pont Smile
Thanks Ravrohan! I'm actually Honored to be a Founding
Father here, I'm just behind in greeting new members, and wanted to give a mini update.
I think it's nice to welcome people when they join....in fact, greeting them just like you did is perfect!
Thanks for wanting people to feel welcome!

237OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:02 am

Parabellum


Hi everyone! My name is John aka Parabellum. I started collecting 1/6 scale not long ago (2015). For the most part I am a comic and action figures collector. I was happy to discover that you guys like to take the figure out of the box, lol. My first purchase was Hot Toys John Matrix from Commando, I have been hooked ever since. There are extremely talented and creative people on here! Thank you having me and I look forward to learning from all of you.

John

Here are the figures I already own.
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238OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:05 am

Parabellum


Here’s the rest. I didn’t like the guns The Punisher came with so I bought ones that I think where more suitable.
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239OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:46 am

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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Welcome, John. And you have a very nice collection coming together already. For what it is worth, I too was hooked by an HT Terminator figure.


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240OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:36 am

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
A very warm welcome to you, Parabellum! Smile  I love your Punisher figure, along with the upgrades! And your Kyle Reese and Arnie's are great -- if I show them to my husband, he will be so envious. Wink

I completely feel you on the taking the figures out of the box thing -- I've been collecting smaller action figures for a while, and I've always preferred loose figures or unboxing my figures. With some rare exceptions, I could never fully embrace the whole keeping figures permanently 'on cards' or whatever. At least with 1/6, you can always put them back in the box to store them if you need to keep them safe.


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not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man."

Focusing on the Prequels, Clone Wars, and Original Trilogy eras (NO 'sequels', thanks!)
https://the-far-bright-center.tumblr.com/

241OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:07 am

Stryker2011

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Founding Father
Welcome to the madness, John. You’ve got a nice collection already.


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242OSF Member Introductions . . . - Page 6 Empty Re: OSF Member Introductions . . . on Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:42 am

ravrohan


Welcome aboard the boards! Nice collections, it's fun imaging a shoot out with those characters.

Far away from me, where I can watch via hidden cameras with no exposure to stray bullets xD

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BAD WOLF-787

BAD WOLF-787
Welcome aboard everyone!


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Parabellum


Thanks guys!

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