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GubernatorFan

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Thank you, Moonbase Alpha Male! I agree, there is so much one can find, and there are different jewelry and bead lines that lend themselves to finding useful items for our hobby. There's another one with the word "poet" in its name that is also useful sometimes. Most of the little books are in the "Fairytale" line.

I was thinking of "Cleo" when I got the scarab -- bought parts of that set -- or better yet some custom that looks more Egyptian. A good high-end/detail Egyptian custom would be really hard to make, actually, but maybe one day.

The sixth-scale motorcycles -- at least the ones I saw -- need actual headlights to be added, at the very least. The Barbie Harley is actually a far superior alternative, if one can find it for a decent price (been awhile since I got mine). And of course there are various other model or radio control versions.

Thank you for the heads up and photo of the lifeguard chair. It is not exactly what I would imagine, but I like it, and will pick one up if and when I see it. Might even look if it is available online.


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Stryker2011

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Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:.
BTW Gubernator Fan, since you've done some great Beach shots, you might like this Hobby Lobby Lifeguard chair.  There's a set of beach themed decor but I think they only display them Seasonally -- I got mine July 2016 and I think (don't quote me) that they did bring them back last year so they may be showing up again soon.

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Oh man! I have to get one of these. I've been wanting to do a beach diorama for ages.


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Moonbase Alpha Male

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GubernatorFan wrote:Thank you, Moonbase Alpha Male! I agree, there is so much one can find, and there are different jewelry and bead lines that lend themselves to finding useful items for our hobby. There's another one with the word "poet" in its name that is also useful sometimes. Most of the little books are in the "Fairytale" line.

Yeah, "Poetic Spirit (by Bead Treasures)" is the other line you're thinking of.  (I didn't know that off the top of my head, but I take a quick pic of everything incoming so I searched my log for HL).

Trips to Hobby Lobby stand out because I only get there 2 or 3 times a year so I note the changes.  One area that has diminished quite a bit is the Resin Decor.  They used to have a whole line of Egyptian that was 1/6 usable.  Also some great Resin Cowboy/Western stuff with some 1/6 usable pieces, like barrels, coasters shaped like wagon wheels, western crosses and a saddle paperweight.

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GubernatorFan

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Yes, they do have a huge selection of crosses still. But I need to be more diligent to find many of the cool things you have collected there -- if and when they are still available. While I have gotten myself used to checking the beads and jewelry for useful items, I am generally far less good at keeping in mind the bigger stuff.


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ReverendSpooky

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Oh man, you guys are going to drive me back to Hobby Lobby! I really try not to, as I'm not so fond of the company itself (lets just leave it at that) but man, the temptation is far too great sometimes!

I picked up those passports too! They look perfect. I've been trying to find a use, but all my 1/6 customs are set in either a post apocalyptic wasteland, or a magic centered alternate reality world (although I guess that would still work) so they're still waiting to get worked into something. That lifeguard chair is so great, and now I want one too (have to keep an eye out) and the resin decor looks so slick in a western setting.

No pics, but I've found little treasure chests in the back decor area, drawer organizers or bins that make great shelves, and boxes that make great industrial work desks or tables. I even got a rusty looking soap dish that I'm going to use for a sink.

Dammit Hobby Lobby, I just can't quit you!


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Moonbase Alpha Male

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ReverendSpooky wrote:Oh man, you guys are going to drive me back to Hobby Lobby!  I really try not to, as I'm not so fond of the company itself (lets just leave it at that) but man, the temptation is far too great sometimes!  

...  Dammit Hobby Lobby, I just can't quit you!

Hobby Lobby wouldn't like you saying "Dammit"! Twisted Evil    and talking about "temptation"! Evil or Very Mad I suspect I know what you're talking about, and I have my own concerns in that regard (probably sharing yours) but yeah, let's leave it at that.

GubernatorFan

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While I may not sympathize with some of their politics/practices, it's not going to keep me from purchasing from them. They were the only dedicated hobby shop in town, and I am used to them. They closed, and even though it is the same distance, I still instinctively go to another one of their stores instead of a Michael's.

ReverendSpooky -- if you have several pairs of the passports, you could make them a little heap in a corner... discarded relics of a bygone age in your post-Apocalyptic world.


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ReverendSpooky

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GubernatorFan wrote:ReverendSpooky -- if you have several pairs of the passports, you could make them a little heap in a corner... discarded relics of a bygone age in your post-Apocalyptic world.

Holy crap, that's a great idea! I'm totally using that.

http://reverendspooky.com

Moonbase Alpha Male

Moonbase Alpha Male
GubernatorFan wrote:While I may not sympathize with some of their politics/practices, it's not going to keep me from purchasing from them. They were the only dedicated hobby shop in town, and I am used to them. They closed, and even though it is the same distance, I still instinctively go to another one of their stores instead of a Michael's.

ReverendSpooky -- if you have several pairs of the passports, you could make them a little heap in a corner... discarded relics of a bygone age in your post-Apocalyptic world.

I shop at Hobby Lobby because I believe that when you’re buying items that you need for a display, any moral differences with the seller are totally irrelevant, and you do whatever it takes, even if it’s immoral or even illegal. Guess who I learned that from: http://www.newsweek.com/christian-hobby-lobby-bible-museum-stole-713321

In a post-Apocalyptic narrative like ReverendSpooky's, it would actually be kind of ironic if one of the first things resurrected by the emerging territorial gangs was paper passports -- kind of a "Postman" concept. Just spitballin'


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GubernatorFan

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ReverendSpooky wrote:Holy crap, that's a great idea!  I'm totally using that.

By all means, feel free!


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Moonbase Alpha Male

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GubernatorFan wrote:The sixth-scale motorcycles -- at least the ones I saw -- need actual headlights to be added, at the very least. The Barbie Harley is actually a far superior alternative, if one can find it for a decent price (been awhile since I got mine). And of course there are various other model or radio control versions.

Pictures in this thread are still live, I think:  http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/848450-welded-metal-motorcycles-hobby-lobby.html

GubernatorFan

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Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:Pictures in this thread are still live, I think:  http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/848450-welded-metal-motorcycles-hobby-lobby.html

Thanks for the link. They do clean up nicely, or at least you made it work. Smile


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Moonbase Alpha Male

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For pictures of four possible 1/6 Turntables / Record Players, FYI see the thread https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t127-barbie-debarbiefied post #26. Those pics wd fit as well or better in this thread but we were specifically talking about Turntables in that DeBarbefying thread.

BAD WOLF-787

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I stopped by our local Hobby Lobby just a few hours ago but unfortunately I couldn't find the mini passports or the coins I'm not sure if our
 store does not carry them or they were just sold out although I find the mini backpack a few weeks ago.

@ Gubernator Fan: That sixth-scale looking motorcycle from Hobby Lobby that you talking about did it look like a custom chopper with red
 paint?


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GubernatorFan

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BAD WOLF-787 wrote:I stopped by our local Hobby Lobby just a few hours ago but unfortunately I couldn't find the mini passports or the coins I'm not sure if our
 store does not carry them or they were just sold out although I find the mini backpack a few weeks ago.

@ Gubernator Fan: That sixth-scale looking motorcycle from Hobby Lobby that you talking about did it look like a custom chopper with red
 paint?

Hi BAD WOLF. No, the motorcycles I saw (some of them about sixth scale, some smaller ones too) were a copperish/bronzish color and had no actual headlight (other than the cup for one). More like the one in the first two photos of the OSW thread. I think this is the online listing:

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decor-Pillows/Accent-Pieces/Black-Motorcycle-Metal-Decor/p/38680


The passports and coins are from the Explorer line of jewelry in the beads and jewelry section. If you can't find them in your store, here are the online listings:

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Beads-Jewelry/Mixed-Media-Jewelry/Embellishments/Mini-Coin-Bezel-Fillers/p/80870696

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Beads-Jewelry/Charms-Pendants/Charms/Blue-Gold-Passport-Charms/p/80654178

Hope this helps!


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Moonbase Alpha Male

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Package (card) looks like this:  

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BAD WOLF-787

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GubernatorFan wrote:
BAD WOLF-787 wrote:I stopped by our local Hobby Lobby just a few hours ago but unfortunately I couldn't find the mini passports or the coins I'm not sure if our
 store does not carry them or they were just sold out although I find the mini backpack a few weeks ago.

@ Gubernator Fan: That sixth-scale looking motorcycle from Hobby Lobby that you talking about did it look like a custom chopper with red
 paint?

Hi BAD WOLF. No, the motorcycles I saw (some of them about sixth scale, some smaller ones too) were a copperish/bronzish color and had no actual headlight (other than the cup for one). More like the one in the first two photos of the OSW thread. I think this is the online listing:

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decor-Pillows/Accent-Pieces/Black-Motorcycle-Metal-Decor/p/38680


The passports and coins are from the Explorer line of jewelry in the beads and jewelry section. If you can't find them in your store, here are the online listings:

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Beads-Jewelry/Mixed-Media-Jewelry/Embellishments/Mini-Coin-Bezel-Fillers/p/80870696

https://www.hobbylobby.com/Beads-Jewelry/Charms-Pendants/Charms/Blue-Gold-Passport-Charms/p/80654178

Hope this helps!

Thanks for 411 on the mini passports and the coins and it does help and I will look into it, yep that's not the same one I seen a few years ago
although I have seen that one.


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ReverendSpooky

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Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
GubernatorFan wrote:While I may not sympathize with some of their politics/practices, it's not going to keep me from purchasing from them. They were the only dedicated hobby shop in town, and I am used to them. They closed, and even though it is the same distance, I still instinctively go to another one of their stores instead of a Michael's.

ReverendSpooky -- if you have several pairs of the passports, you could make them a little heap in a corner... discarded relics of a bygone age in your post-Apocalyptic world.

I shop at Hobby Lobby because I believe that when you’re buying items that you need for a display, any moral differences with the seller are totally irrelevant, and you do whatever it takes, even if it’s immoral or even illegal.  Guess who I learned that from:  http://www.newsweek.com/christian-hobby-lobby-bible-museum-stole-713321

In a post-Apocalyptic narrative like ReverendSpooky's, it would actually be kind of ironic if one of the first things resurrected by the emerging territorial gangs was paper passports -- kind of a "Postman" concept.  Just spitballin'

Lol. Yeah, when i'm on a mission for a project, any moral resolve gets really shakey. I worry the lengths I'd go for certain project pieces...

I totally dig the passport idea, like you needing some sort of papers in a gang's territory. But in my world, no way they'd be reusing pre-fall passports. They'd probably be made of car parts and human skin, or some other horror.

http://reverendspooky.com

Kukolka

Kukolka
I love the umbrella sword and its lady's whole ensemble!

The best 1/6 flowers I've found are Mulberry Paper Flowers from wildorchidcrafts.com. Some varieties only come in too large sizes, but the open roses, rosebuds, sweetheart blossoms in 8-10mm sizes, and the 15mm aster daisy work in scale.
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Mulberry Paper Flowers by Kukolka, on Flickr

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GubernatorFan

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Very nice flowers and vases, Kukolka. In fact, the whole scene, figure included.


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Series of posts on sixth- or near-sixth-scale musical items transferred from different thread:

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:Yeah, sorry. Yes it is. Because Reverend Spooky is totally The Man on 1/6 music subjects, and the Radio Kings rock, I wanted to give him a complete answer with a better pic of the Running Press compared side by side to a couple of other 1/6 turntables I have, that I'm trying to find in my stuff. Reverend, if that delay made it seem I was ignoring your straight-forward question, I apologize.


Turn, Turn, Turn… (A Tale of 3 Turntables + 1)

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#1 Reverend Spooky was inquiring about the Running Press Table, though he may have already got one by now. Anyway for general interest here’s a better pic. $12.95 US. It comes with 3 LPs and each one plays a different 30 seconds of music, which doesn’t mean much to me for picture-taking purposes. I erroneously assumed they would actually spin (which would show as a nice blur in a pic) but they don’t. I think the turntable itself works in scale but the actual records look too big in the figure’s hand.

#2 From the World’s Smallest” Series, @$8 US. Unquestionably it is too small. Otherwise it would be just perfect. Nicely detailed. The record spins, a “strobelight” lights up. I am trying to remember if anybody ever made a record player, for kids maybe, that was smaller and played 45 rpms only. If so this could be a 1/6 version of that. It spins fast enough for 45 rpm.

#3 Rolling Stones Portable Record Player ornament. I have this but I can’t find it. Fun! It spins, plays Gimme Shelter. I was torn about converting it from a Rolling Stones promo item to a more generic portable record player. SO I made a plain cardboard insert for the lid, and put white tape on the front. Now I can have it both ways – or I could, if I could just find it. I believe they made similar ornaments for Elvis Presley, maybe others.

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#4 This is one that I don’t have, I wish I did. It was a Hallmark Christmas Ornament in 2016 but it was sold out everywhere before Christmas, so I couldn’t find one when I got my general run of Ornaments for 1/6 on Boxing Day that year. Like the Running Press it detects different “records,” these being Christmas-sy. Scale seems good but I haven't had one in hand.
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GubernatorFan wrote:Nice alternatives. Thanks for showing them off, MBAM.

ReverendSpooky wrote:Damn MBAM, thanks for posting these! I did order the running press one, and it came in yesterday. And I completely agree with your assessment, that it's perfect looking in scale, even if the records look oversized. I tried it with one of my records, and it looks so good. I'm definitely going to do a dark brown wash on the base to get the wood grain to pop. The center spindle is a little big to fit my records, so I may either drill my records out a touch, or replace it with a thinner metal rod. The platter is bigger than the record, but that's not really uncommon. I may replace it with something smaller, but I really could leave as is. Over all, it's EXACTLY what I wanted when I made my own, and I'm so happy with it. Really appreciate the heads up on it.

The world's smallest really does look great, and I do remember there being those kids players for 45s back in the day. That Rolling Stones one is super cool too! Give Me Shelter may be my favorite Stones song , so bonus! I know you can't find it now, but do you remember, size wise, how it scaled against the rest? It is quite cool.

The Christmas one is delightfully retro, although the reindeer on the front does kinda detract from it's uses. I remember someone on OSW mentioning a few years ago Hallmark doing an ornament (I think for Downtown Abbey) of a phonograph, but I never found in store. If it's the one I found googling just now, it might not have been to scale anyway.

Stryker2011 wrote:Cool record players. Thanks for sharing.

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
ReverendSpooky wrote:Damn MBAM, thanks for posting these! I did order the running press one, and it came in yesterday. And I completely agree with your assessment, that it's perfect looking in scale, even if the records look oversized. I tried it with one of my records, and it looks so good. I'm definitely going to do a dark brown wash on the base to get the wood grain to pop. The center spindle is a little big to fit my records, so I may either drill my records out a touch, or replace it with a thinner metal rod. The platter is bigger than the record, but that's not really uncommon. I may replace it with something smaller, but I really could leave as is. Over all, it's EXACTLY what I wanted when I made my own, and I'm so happy with it. Really appreciate the heads up on it.

The world's smallest really does look great, and I do remember there being those kids players for 45s back in the day. That Rolling Stones one is super cool too! Give Me Shelter may be my favorite Stones song , so bonus! I know you can't find it now, but do you remember, size wise, how it scaled against the rest? It is quite cool.

The Christmas one is delightfully retro, although the reindeer on the front does kinda detract from it's uses. I remember someone on OSW mentioning a few years ago Hallmark doing an ornament (I think for Downtown Abbey) of a phonograph, but I never found in store. If it's the one I found googling just now, it might not have been to scale anyway.

Oh man, don't get me started on phonographs now. The Downton Abbey ornament one works well. It may be very marginally underscale but phonographs weren't all a standard size, and it probably helps that phonographs are more remote to us than record players, historical, never a part of our day to day experience. Oh gosh, depressing thought, that's probably how "kids nowadays" relate to the record players. The most common phonograph for 1/6 would be from the "brass pencil sharpeners" series, and isn't bad. The horn looks credible so that phonograph only looks small if you look closely at the record area. There is also a phonograph made by ReMent or one of those "gashapon foods" companies, but that one is definitely too small.

I remember the Stones portable record player being perfect -- slightly less wide than the Running Press but a bit taller, and of course the lid is permanently up. I always take a "scale demo pic" of incoming items so I don't know why I didn't. It will turn up for sure -- one of these days I'll be in my basement and move Jimmy Hoffa's body and there it will be.

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:John Constantine shows you the Pencil Sharpener Phonograph; and here's a pic of the Downton Abbey Christmas Ornament (though I screwed up to the extent there should always be a figure for purposes of logging in a scale pic."

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Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:.
While we're on the subject, you'll probably appreciate this ornament. I also have a whole series of mini juke boxes, but they're too small to use (I have a couple of full size 1/6 ones too). This Hallmark ornament works perfectly because it's just the right size to be on a Diner tabletop.

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GubernatorFan wrote:Very nice items, Moonbase Alpha Male. They certainly add detail and depth to any sixth-scale environment. But it occurs to me that this is the Barbie thread... and we turned away poor BAD WOLF from posting non-Barbie stuff here as opposed to the Useful Items thread. But you were answering questions and one thing led to another, I know... Wink

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:I'll stop now. OK, just one more music related pic for you - here's a sample of my 1/6 musical instruments.

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GubernatorFan wrote:Wow... well, double wow -- I didn't expect to be taken that seriously. But I meant this is a whole concert team you have assembled here, MBAM! What are these figures anyway?

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
GubernatorFan wrote:Very nice items, Moonbase Alpha Male. They certainly add detail and depth to any sixth-scale environment. But it occurs to me that this is the Barbie thread... and we turned away poor BAD WOLF from posting non-Barbie stuff here as opposed to the Useful Items thread. But you were answering questions and one thing led to another, I know... Wink

Sorry, you're right of course. Should I delete anything? Technically some of the instruments, mike stands etc shown in the last pic are Barbie items. The pianos were made for doll use, and part of the drums was (ugh) from a Justin Bieber doll set.

ReverendSpooky wrote:Both of those phonographs are a lot of fun. But that tabletop Jukebox!!!! Holy crap, I need to start hunting for one immediately. Those have always had a big place in my heart. I'm from New Jersey, pretty much the mecca of 24 hour diners, and spent a lot of late nights flipping through these little table top jukeboxes. And the scale looks spot on. Damn, so excited just seeing that's out there!

GubernatorFan wrote:
Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:Sorry, you're right of course. Should I delete anything? Technically some of the instruments, mike stands etc shown in the last pic are Barbie items. The pianos were made for doll use, and part of the drums was (ugh) from a Justin Bieber doll set.

No, no, it's fine. I would never ask anyone to delete something (or delete it myself) unless it is truly inappropriate -- I do make suggestions sometimes but even that seems to hurt people's feelings (different instance, not this). It's just we have to be fair overall. But also in fairness, you were following up on ReverendSpooky's question. Besides, this includes Barbie items as you pointed out (I thought I recognized one or two). If it wasn't for the context, this could have been moved into the appropriate thread, but it's fine as it is.

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
GubernatorFan wrote:Wow... well, double wow -- I didn't expect to be taken that seriously. But I meant this is a whole concert team you have assembled here, MBAM! What are these figures anyway?

The figures are all versions of Captain Action, Doctor Evil. One is my actual childhood one from 1967. A couple of the others are from the 1998 Playing Mantis version and the rest are from the 2011 version. Obviously it's a Collage so I don't have that crazy many.

Call this a Teaser from my eventual music-themed Post. I've actually done a little booklet about the 50 year career that these guys have had in the music industry, as the Evil Band. They're a little like KISS, a little like the Dead, and little bit like Forrest Gump because they've been everywhere and met everybody.

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:OK, here's a full on Teaser for this project -- Front Cover, Back Cover and some concert photos. Fully belonging in this thread because the set up is the Hannah Montana doll's Concert Stage (actually two of them combined). There's quite a lot of Barbie stuff in the overall project.

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ReverendSpooky wrote:What an awesome project!!! That band just kills me, and of course, I love the nod to The Clash cover.

Also, just ordered that Hallmark tabletop Jukebox on EBay. 100% needed one for St Crow's Loft, although the prospect of doing a Fallout style 50's diner is quite appealing...

Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
ReverendSpooky wrote:What an awesome project!!! That band just kills me, and of course, I love the nod to The Clash cover.

Also, just ordered that Hallmark tabletop Jukebox on EBay. 100% needed one for St Crow's Loft, although the prospect of doing a Fallout style 50's diner is quite appealing...

You will love it. It lights up, it plays music (which doesn't matter for photo purposes I guess) and it has movement in that the "pages" actually flip. In fact you can actually select different music by pressing the letter codes at the front. Awesomeness squared. I hope I didn't lead you to spend too much but I think you will find it worthwhile. Look forward to seeing it turn up in something.

Thanks for the comments on the Teaser for the Dr Evil Band. I'm most grateful you mentioned the Clash reference because the project contains dozens of music and pop culture references, some obvious and some very well hidden, so I hope people will find that amusing. There's a lot of narrative hidden or implied in the pics. You may tell from the back cover that I started this concept back in 2014 (at Christmas) so it's been a long time coming. The problem for me is that I still haven't done a couple of fairly complex photoshoots for it (like "the Evil play the Egyptian Pyramids '78" and "the Evil go to Sturgis") and unfortunately because the whole thing is laid out like a booklet, the incomplete gaps will be obvious. I have decided now however to just put it out there even with a few gaps -- partly because I figure here in OSF, "we're among friends," and people should be ok with that as a work in progress. May I say, I am nowhere comparing myself to your excellence but it was your Radio Kings repost that made me want to get this out there (along with the fact I showed off my pic with all the instruments, and the ball rolled from there).

ReverendSpooky wrote:
Moonbase Alpha Male wrote:
ReverendSpooky wrote:What an awesome project!!! That band just kills me, and of course, I love the nod to The Clash cover.

Also, just ordered that Hallmark tabletop Jukebox on EBay. 100% needed one for St Crow's Loft, although the prospect of doing a Fallout style 50's diner is quite appealing...

You will love it. It lights up, it plays music (which doesn't matter for photo purposes I guess) and it has movement in that the "pages" actually flip. In fact you can actually select different music by pressing the letter codes at the front. Awesomeness squared. I hope I didn't lead you to spend too much but I think you will find it worthwhile. Look forward to seeing it turn up in something.

Thanks for the comments on the Teaser for the Dr Evil Band. I'm most grateful you mentioned the Clash reference because the project contains dozens of music and pop culture references, some obvious and some very well hidden, so I hope people will find that amusing. There's a lot of narrative hidden or implied in the pics. You may tell from the back cover that I started this concept back in 2014 (at Christmas) so it's been a long time coming. The problem for me is that I still haven't done a couple of fairly complex photoshoots for it (like "the Evil play the Egyptian Pyramids '78" and "the Evil go to Sturgis") and unfortunately because the whole thing is laid out like a booklet, the incomplete gaps will be obvious. I have decided now however to just put it out there even with a few gaps -- partly because I figure here in OSF, "we're among friends," and people should be ok with that as a work in progress. May I say, I am nowhere comparing myself to your excellence but it was your Radio Kings repost that made me want to get this out there (along with the fact I showed off my pic with all the instruments, and the ball rolled from there).

$17 with shipping, which is a straight up steal. It was a drop everything and go buy it now kinda purchase when you showed it. Man, your collection of 1/6 pieces that weren't intended for 1/6 is awe inspiring. Be careful, I may start asking you weird "was something like this ever made in 1/6" kinda questions.

I'm so glad you did end up posting the work in progress shots! The whole project is so fun. The alien looking band is such a trip, and the fact that they have this really retro look already lends itself so well to the classic rock feel. And I'm not sure if the white flowing shirt was from the original Doctor Evil, but its somehow a perfect fit for both 60's rock guitarist or 60's super villian, which kinda cracks me up for a lot of reasons. I'm really looking forward to seeing it as a whole, when it is finished, because it's a really cool project.

What is the 1st photo in reference to (I bet Dadrab would have seen it immediately)? I feel like with the pose, and that specific photo effect, it's on the tip of my tongue.

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I'm so glad you did end up posting the work in progress shots! The whole project is so fun. The alien looking band is such a trip, and the fact that they have this really retro look already lends itself so well to the classic rock feel. And I'm not sure if the white flowing shirt was from the original Doctor Evil, but its somehow a perfect fit for both 60's rock guitarist or 60's super villian, which kinda cracks me up for a lot of reasons. I'm really looking forward to seeing it as a whole, when it is finished, because it's a really cool project.

What is the 1st photo in reference to (I bet Dadrab would have seen it immediately)? I feel like with the pose, and that specific photo effect, it's on the tip of my tongue.

Chapter One is up now, I'm dying for your comments. You are never going to believe what that white flowing shirt is. That's an actual Seinfeld "Puffy Shirt"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qWFSBqAxR4 It originally came with the DVD set of that particular season of Seinfeld. It fits 1/6 OK, though it doesn't close at the back. Pic #1 isn't specifically anyone (unless unconsciously) but it's meant to be in the spirit of "Crawdaddy" magazine, which was Rolling Stone's poorer freakier cousin in the day.

Any questions you may have about out-of-left-field potential 1/6 items, I'll be glad to answer if I know. In case it should be something you don't want to reveal in advance to readers of Radio Kings or whatever, feel free to PM me, or I can give you my real world email.

Stryker2011 wrote:Lot of cool music stuff. Very nice,


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Nice floral arrangements, Kukolka. I was just at Hobby Lobby today before another dreaded doctor visit, and found a couple items of interest, but only one for 1/6 scale use. I picked up the only lifeguard chair, the one pictured earlier in this thread, that they had on hand. It’s a little short, but still really nice; they had a lifeguard chair lamp that would be much more suitable size-wise, but I didn’t really want to spend $70 just to use the chair tower part. $7.00 on sale for the version shown here earlier.


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This trestle tower is another Hobby Lobby find I liked.  Got this about a year ago.  It's metal decor, like those motorcycles, but easier to use "realistically" because it is a simpler structure.  Cost was $13.50 with a coupon.

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Nice tower, Moonbase Alpha Male! I really should pay more attention to these sections of Hobby Lobby. And since we've been talking about Hobby Lobby and flowers, they do sell these real (I think) dried flowers which also have some potential. It's an old photo, but Thor 2.0 offered some to Sif for the International Day of the Woman last year:

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Nice photo. I like his short robe and belt. And... Aww, how sweet.


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Stryker2011 wrote:Nice photo. I like his short robe and belt. And... Aww, how sweet.

Why, thank you kind sir. Looks like I should bring these photos over too some day. Or reshoot. I put those together. And much of what went into them was also from Hobby Lobby: the red robe has pieces of gold duct tape and gold fabric marker design (based on actual Viking or Anglo-Saxon art), while the belt is a bunch of different brass or copper beads on a wire.

Here's another: them having drinks...
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GubernatorFan wrote:Nice tower, Moonbase Alpha Male! I really should pay more attention to these sections of Hobby Lobby. And since we've been talking about Hobby Lobby and flowers, they do sell these real (I think) dried flowers which also have some potential. It's an old photo, but Thor 2.0 offered some to Sif for the International Day of the Woman last year:

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It is indeed a nice picture, very good in its mood and detail and using the flowers.  Well done.  I didn't look at the flowers at Hobby Lobby maybe because I know Michaels never has anything small enough.  Dried flowers really are very good when they are in scale like yours.

Here's some flowers in cloth and plastic.  Small ones at the left came with a 1/12 Swamp Thing.  All the central ones (cloth) came from a Canadian Dollar Store (not Dollarama) including the baskets sold separately.  The ones at the right on the Barbie stand were mostly ripped out of groupings of larger scale flowers, that are often interwoven with these smaller flowers for variety.

Note: cloth flowers made by these guys: https://www.ugarit.com/img.php?imageFile=ZN3560N-02.jpg

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Thank you, Moonbase Alpha Male! And I like your tiny flowers too. I have picked up one little set (maybe from Michaels), but haven't really run into too many options small enough for sixth scale. As usual, your Canadian stores seem to lend themselves very well to the needs of our hobby. If you like them, the little dried Hobby Lobby flowers are in the jewelry/beads/charms area, among a line that has some cork and metal and glass items (some of them plain and intended for customization). I can't remember the name, and although I have an unopened little container of the flowers, now that I need it I can't seem to find it. In the Hobby Lobbies I've been to, they are displayed next to the Vintaj chains and things.


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This trestle tower is another Hobby Lobby find I liked.  Got this about a year ago.  It's metal decor, like those motorcycles, but easier to use "realistically" because it is a simpler structure.  Cost was $13.50 with a coupon.

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Whoah! I can see some uses for one of those. I better go today, since tomorrow they will be closed.

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Pontiacivan wrote:Whoah! I can see some uses for one of those. I better go today, since tomorrow they will be closed.

Glad you like it.  I'm not sure if this is currently available,  I didn't see one last time I was at HL.  My pic has a decent image of the barcode so if you have a phone or tablet, they may be able to scan it and check inventory.  It could otherwise be kind of a hard item to describe to them.  Good luck.


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Incense burner surfboard, miniature book off eBay, & that lifeguard chair (Hobby Lobby) posted in here earlier.

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A easy & quick way to make a cool looking table.

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They can make cool display tables for your figures weapons. The bottom part is Dragon Oil Warmer from Walmart for $5.00 & the top part is a piece of glass from a 3x5 photo frame.

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Or use two 2 Dragon Oil Warmers and a 5x7 piece of glass from a picture frame for the top.

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Or maybe a custom glass desk for your figures useing two 2 Dragon Oil Warmers and a 5x7 piece of glass from a picture frame for the top.

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Thank you for posting, Stryker and BAD WOLF. These are some really nice finds.


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Ah man, so much 1/6 goodness! Kukolka, those flowers look great.  And I think I may have a pair or 2 of those boots!  Is that a Volks or Obitsu body?

Moonbase Alpha Male, that trestle tower is really cool, and you've got me wanting one too.  And your Cthulhu flower shrine just wrecked me.  

Stryker, I need a lifeguard chair too!  You seemed skeptical on the size, but I think it looks perfect.  Not only is it really making me long for some warm weather, but I'm getting tempted to put together some sort of atomic beach photo shoot.  

GubernatorFan, good to see your classic Norse Thor over here on the new board, showing some respect on International Women's Day.  And him kicking back with his drinking horn makes me glad I have a cocktail in my hand right now.  

And BadWolf, that's a great use for those dragons!

Damn, Hobby lobby was not on my list of errands today, but now I wish I'd have stopped in.  Although I probably spent plenty today on a tabletop saw and a whole ton of wood.  Tomorrow's all about jumping into a big new 1/6 project.

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Ooohh. Sounds like this could be another good one, Reverend. Looking forward to the next awesome Radio Kings dios.


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shazzdan wrote:No Hobby Lobby in Australia Sad

Sorry, mate. They do have an online store, as well. But I'm sure shipping would be a killer (if they even ship overseas), assuming you could even find something you'd like that way.


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Shazzdan, while it is possible that some of the products carried by Hobby Lobby were specifically created for them by whatever company, I would imagine that finding the name and make of an item would be sufficient to do (if nothing else) an eBay search and order it from somewhere else. So you can at least browse the Hobby Lobby store and note items you want to pick up and haven't seen before.


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The problem is that you need to see and handle the items. There is no way to tell whether an item is suitable for 1:6 from a photo. Most online shops list the dimensions of the packaging, not the item itself.


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shazzdan wrote:The problem is that you need to see and handle the items. There is no way to tell whether an item is suitable for 1:6 from a photo. Most online shops list the dimensions of the packaging, not the item itself.

That is very true. Well, that's why we post these images here; and if you need to know about specific dimensions, I am sure that everyone would be as happy to give them to you as I would. Though there's nothing like checking an item out for yourself.


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