Jan 17 2012

More Roman Props

roman props

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

roman props

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.

roman props

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

roman props

another ebay find: a Poseidon/Neptune statue.

roman props


Jan 16 2012

Roman Props from my Sponsor

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

Roman props
A little Venus home altar.

Roman props
Mithras relief.

Roman props
Relief showing a hairdresser scene

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


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.

birkenstock

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.

birkenstock

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

birkenstock

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.

birkenstock

birkenstock

birkenstock

birkenstock

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

birkenstock

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

birkenstock

“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.

birkenstock

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 21 2011

Lamborghini Gallardo

Here are some pictures of my 1/6 scale Lamborghini Gallardo. I found it on ebay.

Lamborghini Gallardo


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.

duiven

duiven


Oct 8 2011

The Best Friend…

Little Dunedin got a new dog. It’s an Irish Wolfhound manufactured by Leonardo Collection. Irish Wolfhounds are my favorite dog breed and it’s a very old one, so I can use the dog in my Memento Mori comic as well. Here’s a quote from wikipedia about the dog:

The breed is very old; there are suggestions it may have been brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC. [...]
Ancient wood cuts and writings have placed them in existence as a breed by 273 BC. However there is indication that they existed even as early as 600 BC when the Tectosages and Tolistobogii Celts sacked Delphi. Survivors left accounts of the fierce Celts and the huge dogs who fought with them and at their side. They were mentioned by Julius Caesar in his treatise, The Gallic Wars, and by 391 BC, they were written about by Roman Consul, Quintus Aurelius, who received seven of them as a gift to be used for fighting lions, bears, that in his words, “all Rome viewed with wonder”.

irish wolfhound


May 28 2011

Museum of Natural History?

Today I went shopping, looking for material for the Rome project. By sheer chance I found this dino for a nice price. The bones will look good in a desert diorama I think.

dino

dino


Apr 17 2011

Intermodellbau 2011

On Wednesday I visited the Intermodellbau in Dortmund. It was the same like the last years The same exhibitors showing the same exhibits. If you haven’t been there before, it’s really worth to visit the fair. It’s impressive to see all the dioramas and vehicles. But if you know the fair, it’s enough to visit it every couple of years.

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And you won’t find a lot of 1:6 stuff there. There are only a few figure dealers around, but anyway I found some small props.

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You can see more pictures on the AFD-Board


Apr 10 2011

Coca Cola Guitars

At the moment you can find a set of four 1/6th scale guitars on ebay for just around 15,-€
A Gibson Les Paul, a BC Rich Mockingbird, a BC Rich Warlock and a Gibson that looks a bit like a Les Paul Double Cutaway

guitars

The guitars are copies of the Resaurus PickUps released in 2000. Yankee from the AFD-board bought a set and gave me the two Gibsons as a present.

guitars

I wasn’t happy with the blue-yellow spraying of the Les Paul, so I changed it into a Les Paul Gold-Top. On the right side you can see the original Resaurus guitar for comparison. Coke did some little changes on the guitar, probably to avoid license problems, I guess.

guitars

The second guitar has a similarity with the Gibson/Epiphone B.B. King Lucille, but the body is thinner, more like a Les Paul Double Cutaway, but symetric.

The quality does not reach the Resaurus line, but 15 Euro for a set of four is an unbeatable price.


Mar 21 2011

What I Bought in Duiven

I can’t show the props I bought for the figure competition, because the figures will be published anonymously and showing some props would be a bad spoiler.
So there are only two things left to show, the Triad Toys Alpha lady and the little piggy. Here they are:

duiven