Dio parts links/ideas/suggestion thread

K-Tiger

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Eh, I think it's too small to be properly scaled for a 6" figure, but maybe just a little too big for a 1:18 figure.

The announce table looks like it's scaled for 9", Remco-style figures.
 

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I don't need any SW stuff, but that site has some very fair prices considering the size of the pieces...

Really? I think they should be about half that. But I'm not into SW stuff either. $7 for a flat door? Figure out opening 2-piece doors, and $7 is worth it for the plastic and engineering. But as one piece? Nope.
 

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Think about the amount of resin used...now think about how much is used in the much smaller pieces we buy that are almost as expensive...
 

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I'm not sure, but this seems like the right place to post this...
I'm building a couple dumpsters and a shipping container for my work in progress, and though I'd share the dimensions I came up with.

20' Dry Shipping Container
L= 13 3/16"
W= 4 3/4"
H = 6"

4 Yard Runoff Dumpster
L = 4 7/16
W= 3 1/8
H (back) = 3 1/2"
H (front) = 2 1/2"

2 Yard Standard Dumpster
L= 4 11/16"
W= 2 1/4"
H= 1 7/8"

Hope these help someone! And please, if I have a measurement wrong, let us know!
Cheers
 

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I like someone to come up with a decent throne for 4" figures

bonus points for a sw emperor's throne. (There is one in POTF but I don't really want to buy 3 throw away figures for 1 dio piece, that's attached to the base.)

After looking at the Hija Aliens base, The idea of designer figure stands could make some caster a nice profit. (Looking at my fighting 118th figure stand also) Something that adds to the dio.

EDIt: I'm looking for a good throne for Cobra Commander (As I don't like the attempts I've made at building one.)
 
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I know it's not an emperor's throne, but saw this at FYE and almost dropped the money on it. Hopefully it goes on sale soon - says it is 7" tall and fits 4" figures.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/19...e=&network=g&gclid=CL2-i73n8MICFewF7AodAFMA-w

 

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Emperors throne, get the Hallmark ornament. He is removable with some effort (glued on), perfect throne and perfect scale. I left my emperor in the throne. He looks better than any Hasbro Palp. The eyelet thing on top to hang it unscrews out.

 

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Both those thrones work great for 4" figures. I have both. The GoT one is VERY fragile and the tips of the swords break very easily. I broke almost all of mine when we moved.

There is also some good thrones in the Imaginext line. They will need some painting and some work to make them a good Cobra Commander throne though.

Its not as huge as those other 2.


There is also the Shao Kahn throne. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Throne-Mortal-Kombat-Exclusive-Action/dp/B007Z7QZK0"]Amazon.com: Shao Kahn Throne and Arena with Shao Kahn Mortal Kombat Exclusive Action Figure: Toys & Games@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B-69%2BDCSL.@@AMEPARAM@@51%2B-69%2BDCSL[/ame]


The Chap Mei Viking ship also comes with a nice throne. This one might be a challenge to get here in the US though.

The new Castle Grayskull also comes with a throne. This one is a little big for 4" figures but Cobra Commander does have an ego problem...
 
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for $70 you can get this custom throne.



and a vintage Castle Grayskull throne. These are pretty cheap on ebay. will still need some work though.


Playmobile has some good thrones that might work. I don't know for sure about these though.

 
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I found a water that is beads of a silicon type substance that you heat up on the stove...relatively easy, but almost worthless when it comes to foam dios...heat melts the foam too much.
 

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There's another water substance I've used to a level of success. It's a form of "EZ water" that comes in two separate containers you have to mix together and then pour in. It dries clear, but I added some green paint for the coloring.
 

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Rex you are directly responsible for me signing up for Pinterest..and after the email I received letting me know my friend Matt Morelock is now on Pinterest, probably him as well...
 

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Rex you are directly responsible for me signing up for Pinterest..and after the email I received letting me know my friend Matt Morelock is now on Pinterest, probably him as well...
Unfortunately. I didn't know I had to sign up to actually view stuff.

Sorry fellas. I told you, I hate the site. You didn't used to have to sign up to view shit, they only did that in the last year or so. Goddamn annoying.
 

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Next time I'm in HB I'll have to go look. I know there are dollhouse filing cabinents, but they may not work. I lucked up with the shaker pie safes.

Need to keep an eye out for a banker's lamp as well.
 

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A filing cabinet would be pretty easy to make from cardstock. Maybe even print a picture of a filing cabinet face and glue it on?
 

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Here you go KT. I could not locate the filing cabinet I have. I think it is in a box I cant get to right now. But maybe some of these types might work for you in some manner.
 

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It says that Lundby stuff is 1:18, but so knows if that's accurate? It's also in Dutch so...

But the funny thing is, the Cheeky Monkey store they list, is literally a mile from my house. So I'll try and check it out on Saturday, because they're closed by the time I get home.
 

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Want! But not the stupid figures.

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