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    • April 1, 2018 4:08 PM EDT
    • "Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources..."

       

      If I posted them, they wouldn't be secret.

      Oh my, the last 2 cells are twitching, oh no! brain cramp.

       

       

      Unfortunately, those don't appear to be draft horse poses. Perhaps better in a coral next to your wagon ... none of them looked resigned to pull.*

       

      *animal resources@copyrightdaughtnot

    • April 1, 2018 2:52 PM EDT
    • A couple days ago, I bought a pair of horses from Just Plain Folks while at ECLSTS. $35. Seems quite steep, but they're Safari brand, and nicely detailed / painted.  And I need a nice team for an ore wagon I want to make.

       

      But, for garden variety horses... I was poking around and saw that Walmart offers a dozen plastic horses. These appear to have much less detail & paint quality than the Safari horses I bought. And no scale is stated. However, for $36 +$11 s/h, maybe they're looking purty good.

       

      https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dozen-Assorted-Standing-4-in-Plastic-Horse-Toy-Figures/199056397

       

      Digging deeper though, the same set can be had by the seller for $13 + $5 s/h. And they declare the size to be about 4.5" long, which is good enough for me. 

      https://ustoy.com/toy-horse

       

      So I just ordered a couple sets (24) for $31 total. I'll let you know whether or not this was a tragic mistake....

       

      Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources...

       

      ===>Cliffy

       

       

       

    • February 4, 2018 11:46 AM EST
    • Includes most scales except 1:29.  No 1;13.7, either.  Still, pretty good.  

       

      Bookmarked.

    • February 4, 2018 10:30 AM EST
    • My monkey brain is full....I cannot be taught anymore.

       

    • February 3, 2018 10:38 AM EST
    • Nice find Devon.  Thanks for sharing. 

       

      Maybe Boomer can learn some new tricks from that article .

       

      EDITED: To make sure Boomer knows I am just yanking his chain. Howdy Boomer. [URL=http://www.sherv.net/][IMG]http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hello/waving-hi-text-smiley-emoticon.gif[/IMG][/URL]

    • February 3, 2018 9:14 AM EST
    • Came across this site on making people. Really good info for those of us that are people challenged. Here

    • January 5, 2018 7:38 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      ONE rooster is about all this place could handle......................

      What about a Maynard?

       

    • January 4, 2018 11:18 AM EST
    • What a coincidence that Ken should say that. Yesterday I received a registered letter from the SPKC (Society for the Prevention of Kindness to Chickens) reminding me that this place is limited to one "Rooster" by international law. Now ain't that the darnedest thing you ever heard of?

       

      It also included a great recipe for chicken and dumplings.....

    • January 4, 2018 3:43 AM EST
    • ONE rooster is about all this place could handle......................

    • January 3, 2018 8:44 PM EST
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    • January 3, 2018 7:45 PM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      I know your already doing him ...but you could do a crazier version ... for another prize ..you did say it's easer doing them together.. 

       

      I thought Rooster was crazy enough already, you probably mean a more sane version.

      Mick

       

    • January 3, 2018 8:31 AM EST
    • I know your already doing him ...but you could do a crazier version ... for another prize ..you did say it's easer doing them together.. 

    • January 2, 2018 1:55 PM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:
      Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

       If anybody else would like to be the punching bag for one of my projects 

       

      I volunteer Rooster.... 

       

      Well... I think I will just sit here and wait for Sean to catch up. Maybe I will go read that really cool thread titled "Boomer's Prize Figures for Mik's 2018 Build Challenge" ......

    • January 2, 2018 10:28 AM EST
    • Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

       If anybody else would like to be the punching bag for one of my projects 

       

      I volunteer Rooster.... 

       

    • January 1, 2018 7:32 PM EST
    • Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

      Well I certainly learned a lot from this project. The most important is a great way to give a figure eyeglasses.....

       

       

           Big deal. I won't be impressed until you give them contacts.

       

    • January 1, 2018 1:43 PM EST
    • Well I certainly learned a lot from this project. The most important is a great way to give a figure eyeglasses. I am going to try a few variations with that on some of my 1/20.3 figures later this year. I am equally impressed with how much more difficult it was to paint details in 1/24th scale. I would have thought that was a non-player but I feel there was much more effort involved than expected. That said, I think the low definition to the detail was a significant factor.

       

      At .25 $ each these figures are good cheap fodder for those of you leery about using more expensive models for improving your kit-bashing or custom painting skills. If you have been thinking about jumping into this aspect of the hobby then the price is a good reason to try. I will be using some of these figures as the basis for this year's Mik prizes. We will see how that goes.

       

      The only real drawback I see with these figures is the limited number of poses and  body part sources. I think it would be worth customizing a few of the men's heads for casting to help provide variety. I do not think I will bother with casting arms or legs as the cost and work load is greater than just buying a big sack of the plastic figures.

       

      My thanks to Aaron for letting me use him as a crash test dummy. He only cried a little. If anybody else would like to be the punching bag for one of my projects (complete with derisive comments) message me and I will put you on the list. Just remember Boomer's rule #1: You are here for my entertainment.