Jun 18 2012

Gregorio Armeno Props

Here are the props I bought on Via San Gregorio Armeno.

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Roof tiles

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Barrels

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An old woman head sculpt with glas eyes

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Some food. Love the olives

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Prosciutto

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Pollo.


Jan 17 2012

More Roman Props

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I found the Lupa Capitolina in 1/6 scale on Ebay. I removed the twins, because they were an addition of the Renaissance. Until recently it was widely acknowledged that the statue was an Etruscan work dating from the 5th Century BC. New research results gave a very precise indication that the statue was manufactured in the 13th Century.
Nevertheless I will use the statue.
Cicero mentions a statue of the she-wolf as one of a number of sacred objects on the Capitoline that had been inauspiciously struck by lightning in the year 65 BC.
Then the wolf was possibly the medieval copy of a damaged, Etruscan sculpture

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I found this head on a toy fair in Cologne. Doesn’t she look a bit like Agrippina Minor? The column is a candleholder. It was a present from Husy Husemeyer.

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I found this little Satyr on Ebay a couple of month ago.

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another ebay find: a Poseidon/Neptune statue.

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Jan 16 2012

Roman Props from my Sponsor

Here are the Roman props from my sponsor (Römer-Shop)

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A little Venus home altar.

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Mithras relief.

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Relief showing a hairdresser scene

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some papyrus book marks showing the Julio-Claudian dynasty. I think they will look nice as a wall decoration.


Jan 2 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #8: Bomb Detector Robot & EOD

My #8 is the Bomb Detector Robot from Black Box Toys. And as a nice addition I found an EOD from Dragon on ebay.

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Maybe I’ll do a 24like actioncomic one day.


Dec 31 2011

Top Ten 2011 – #9: Rolleiflex

Here’s my #9 of this year’s shopping:medium format camera, the classic Rolleiflex from ACI.

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Me and my MiniMe we love taking pictures. So, the camera was a nice addition to the prop collection.


Dec 30 2011

Top Ten 2011 – #10: Birkenstock Collection

#10 goes to the Birkenstock Collection by Bandai.

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I love such exact miniatures. And the sandals are simply amazing and are 100% identical to the originals. The only drawback, they could be a little bigger. It would have been nice, if Bandai also had released some pairs of sandals for male figures.

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See my review here.


Dec 6 2011

Birkenstock

The 1 / 6 Girls felt that a girl can never have enough shoes. Now here is a little review of the Birkenstock sandals from Bandai.

The range includes 6 models. You’ll get them as a set of 6, but you can order a single pair as well.

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I ordered on ebay in Hong Kong. The set took me € 16.71 plus 5.81 shipping. A very good price performance ratio for 6 pairs of sandals I think.

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They come in very true to style small 1/6 shoeboxes. Unpacked they look like this:

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birkenstock

I’m really impressed by the richness of detail. The foot bed, the label, the sole, everything exactly matches with the 1 / 1 models.
As in the 1 /1 world the sixthscale ladies have different sized feet. The girls from Triad Toys Otaku have too big feet. They definitely don’t fit them. All in all the sandals are rather small and cramped. That’s no problem, if you want to use them only as a part of decoration in a diorama. But let’s see, who can wear which sandals.

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Universally applicable is the “Madrid” model. This fits almost all standard types such as Cy Girls, S1-Triad Toys and Hot Toys.

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A little more difficult it is already the model “Ibiza” It needs a slim foot. They fit easily ZC Girl Eve.

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“Arizona” needs an even smaller foot. The length is okay, but they are too tight around the foot to get into it. They can be worn by female Dragon figures.

All other models do not fit first. Unless the figure has really small feet, like The Obitsu figures.

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If you have some extra feet, you can grind them for the closed models “Davos”, “Boston” and “Arizona”
Then you can also make these models suitable.

The model “Gizeh” has a toe strap like flip-flops and therefore they are only good as a prop in the decoration.


Oct 16 2011

Duiven 10/2011

Yesterday I went with Andre (McGee) to the Actionfigurado in Duiven. It was nice as always to meet the folks from blogs ‘n’ boards. And as always I spend more money than actually planed. Here’s what I brought home from Duiven: The DID Writing Table, a M4 Case from GoGoGo, (I’ll use this one as a stage case) The Bits & Pieces Set from Shrunken Head Studios and a Phicen Seamless Body.

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duiven


Oct 16 2011

Found on Ebay…

…a fireplace and an Einstein bust.

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Feb 18 2011

Bomb Alert

Some new props for the 24 project.

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A Box with a bomb

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The Black Box Toys EOD Bomb Detector Robot