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Unread 05-19-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Dio parts links/ideas/suggestion thread

thought i'd make a thead to post any sightings of cool dio pieces you might come across...or ideas for things that work in dios...

theres some cool stuff here that MR pointed out...the best IMO being the cooler


Scratch Supplies:

http://www.hobbylinc.com/model_railr...ratch_supplies


Casting/Repro stores:

http://tofujesse.com

Www.taterbotsdomain.com

http://urbanrevtoys.com

http://raginspoon.com

http://starwarsgeek.ecrater.com

http://legionfourteenproductions.com/Shop/index.php

http://shop.theangelforge.com/main.sc

http://vortiouscustomaccessories.ecrater.com

http://onyxphoenixproductions.ecrate...eywords=&srn=0

http://hunterartworks.ecrater.com/

http://castingcave.ecrater.com/category.php

http://www.marauderinc.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/

Online stores:

http://ecardmodels.com/product_info....oducts_id=1575

http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYMB-13

http://www.build-a-rama.com/index.shtml

http://www.acmoore.com/search.aspx?c...&showall=false


Ebay sellers:

http://stores.ebay.com/Automotive-Di...p2047675.l2563

http://stores.ebay.com/RTs-Custom-Di...4.l1513&_pgn=1

http://myworld.ebay.com/flatheads_ga...id=p4340.l2559

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-18-1-20-1-12-1-8-1-9-1-16-decals-eyes-Figures-B-/180900350921?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid% 253D111000%2526algo%253DREC.CURRENT%2526ao%253D1%2 526asc%253D27%2526meid%253D2970853109710769369%252 6pid%253D100033%2526prg%253D1011%2526rk%253D2%2526 sd%253D170888194295%2526 - waterslides


Printables/tutorials/decals:

http://www.paperbrick.co.uk/index.php?action=home - brick printer

http://www.cobrastickers.com

http://www.mayang.com/textures/

http://www.printmini.com/printables/ph.shtml

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showfla...Number=3950666



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Unread 05-19-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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The cooler and flatscreen are cool, but nothing else does anything for me. The counsels and the like are too SW for my uses.


I tell you what, Rex needs to start selling dio walls on the side. Just the carved bits, let the end-user do the painting.
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Gotta' agree with KT on Rex doing walls. He could pump out a bunch and let people do the rest. His company could be GayerDesignStudios.

If that dumpster wasn't so much of a pain it would be a great seller too. Maybe just build some kits for people to put together or just sell the instructions.
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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #4
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not to take away from MRs homo building business, but, the walls are so ridiculously easy to make its silly...at least the brick ones...the stone jungle one looks like it took more skill...

the dumpster i agree would be nice in, at the very least, kit form
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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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while a bit pricy, this guy has TONS of cool stuff...i really like the box fan for no particular reason

http://stores.ebay.com/RTs-Custom-Di...4.l1513&_pgn=1
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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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not to take away from MRs homo building business, but, the walls are so ridiculously easy to make its silly...at least the brick ones...the stone jungle one looks like it took more skill...

the dumpster i agree would be nice in, at the very least, kit form
Yeah, granted you have easy access to material.

I don't, and i don't mind throwing a little cash his way if all i have to do is paint the goddamn things.
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Unread 05-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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Few sites i like to look at that sell dio stuff.
http://ecardmodels.com/product_info....oducts_id=1575

http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYMB-13

http://www.build-a-rama.com/index.shtml
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Unread 05-21-2011, 11:26 AM   #8
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good links medd!

those print outs look surprizingly good...so much so that until i read more, i didn't know they were print outs...
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My thoughts too. Although I still am unsure if i could fold them to get them that perfect. I figure 1 misfold and your screwed. But I definately want to try.
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Dang, Medd, those are some killer links. Prices are decent too, compared to the absurd eBay pricing on similar items.

I have been looking at eBay to find some bits here and there, but the sellers should be slapped for the prices they ask. $10 for a can of paint? It's ridiculous, but I guess they're making money off some poor saps.

I love Marauders, but they just don't have everything. Thanks for the links.
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I tell you what, Rex needs to start selling dio walls on the side. Just the carved bits, let the end-user do the painting.
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Gotta' agree with KT on Rex doing walls. He could pump out a bunch and let people do the rest...

If that dumpster wasn't so much of a pain it would be a great seller too. Maybe just build some kits for people to put together or just sell the instructions.
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the walls are so ridiculously easy to make its silly...at least the brick ones...the stone jungle one looks like it took more skill...

the dumpster i agree would be nice in, at the very least, kit form
Haha, thanks guys. Also, thanks for the company name, Blood.

To be honest, I'd love to sell the damn things, but it's just so time-consuming and I've got no room to store all the material. Just having those big-ass pink foam boards stored somewhere is a space issue for me right now.

I'm sure I'll eventually "cycle through" some of the older walls once I've shot enough with them, but that'll take awhile before I get there, considering I've really only shot one dio so far. When/if it comes to that, I'll post them here first, though.

As to the brick walls, yep, exactly what Eddie said. It's pretty easy to make the things, if you're doing one or 2 for yourself (and if you can get ahold of the material, too)... But mass-producing them would be kind of tedious, especially the brick walls. To be honest, doing the jungle walls took about 1/3 the time as one of those longer brick walls. More "battle-damaged" or freehand walls are much easier than the tiny bricks, which are mind-numbingly tedious to do if you don't have windows or doors to break up the wall. Getting the pattern to repeat geometrically is much tougher than something that's less structured.

If I could make a kit that could be cast somehow, I'd happily make the dumpster, too, but I think it'd be too cumbersome to cast without making it more modular with pegs and whatnot so that it could be cast in sections and assembled.

I'm actually surprised that SDS is making those consoles for as "cheap" as they're selling them. I'm buying at least one of each this PO so I can add them into dios, but I am curious to see how they made them for casting. If it wasn't too hard, I may see about making a dumpster kit to send to them.
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I'm getting ready to lighten my load, so I want to sell my excess weapons, helmets etc, plenty of good dio/custom fodder so I'll post pics soon and try to sell em here first as to "keep it in the family"
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another good spot to get good dio stuff is in craft stores Minature's sections. AC Moore carries Cans of soda/Beer 6 packs for 2 something online, instore its same price for 2 (don't ask me why)But anyway they have great tool sets, bottles, shovels, knives, etc that are just about perfect for 1/18th
http://www.acmoore.com/search.aspx?c...&showall=false In store has way more stuff than online but is more expensive, But the website always has a 40-50% off coupon for one item instore so always download one of them from site before going.

Timeless Miniatures is the name of the company that makes most of the stuff.


edit - One last one, great background textures. - http://www.mayang.com/textures/
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Couple of casters/sculpters:

http://onyxphoenixproductions.ecrate...eywords=&srn=0
http://hunterartworks.ecrater.com/

Place to get some prints for dioramas:
http://www.printmini.com/printables/ph.shtml

You want to add all that stuff to the first post Eddie? There are some decent links and we can sticky the thread for reference.
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yeah, i'll try and take some time today to add them all the first post for organization...good ider
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http://hunterartworks.ecrater.com/

is the one you asked for that did the B.A.T. attachments. But it looks like Blood posted it a few posts before.
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[QUOTE=Meddatron;16759]Few sites i like to look at that sell dio stuff.
http://ecardmodels.com/product_info....oducts_id=1575
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sweet link indeed

here's some more dio items from slayer studios

http://slayerdesignstudio.3dcartstor...-Dio_c_86.html

http://slayerdesignstudio.3dcartstor...ster_c_66.html
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http://hunterartworks.ecrater.com/

is the one you asked for that did the B.A.T. attachments. But it looks like Blood posted it a few posts before.
yup, thats the one, and yup, MB did indeed post it already...guess i missed it somehow looking at the other ones he posted
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It's cool that people on the internet will cast and mold things like heads compatible with hasbro figures and such, in fact I'd be all over it if they were simply able to make some head sculpts a little cheaper than five dollars. But do you know what I think would be just as cool? If we could find a caster who can make extra hands for gi joes, unimax, and old 21st century toys figures alike. I know I'd love to have a lot of extra hands for my Germans and US marines alike, and a few of my Joes need them too. Helmets and other military hats would be pretty cool too.
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Hands hats and such you say. look here.
http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/...ewCat&catId=10

They also have heads, full kits, weapons...etc
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Yeah, but who wants to wait a year and still not have product or a refund?
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Yeah, but who wants to wait a year and still not have product or a refund?
Yea, I like their stuff but honestly won't deal with them anymore. I had to wait a month for "in stock" items so I would never even consider ordering something that needs to be cast. Sucks too because there is nice product but a poor attitude towards people once they are not happy. Kind of like smalljoes.com occasionally.
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That sux, I heard he sometimes takes a while, but had no idea he had a bad attitude about it. that blows because i do often look at their stuff and have often thought of buying some stuff. Oh well.
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Well if it's in stock you just have to wait but if it needs to be cast it could take a while. He says he's a one man operation so things take time. If you don't mind the wait go for it but if something goes wrong don't expect any professional response for the most part. I've gotten three different reasons why my order took so long before. I could have cared less but just be up front.
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