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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Quantumsurfer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:04 am

Yeah, the new ones are glued. I have a friend who bought them anyway and attempted to boil the glue away or some such thing. Said he found the idea/process online. As I recall, it was mostly successful.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:30 am

We shall see. Certain glues become real brittle when frozen, too. It purely depends on what type.

Failing that I have a Dremel.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Ben-Jammin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:36 am

Just won this on ebay:

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For a grand total of $5.57.

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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:32 pm

Not bad at all (I know nothing about computer games, sorry, but I do know a good price when I see it).

Meanwhile the postie has been (yeah they can turn up any time before 7pm these days - whatever happened to Royal Mail service when first post was before 8am and second post before mid day?) and I got my BrickArms order from Minifigforlife with a free green M60-type HMG thrown in. I like freebies, even if they are that horrible green colour. :mrgreen:

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I got 5x Lever rifles, the Spy gun set, plus that free green thing.

Sweet.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby IVhorseman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:04 pm

If you want to make that anubis head into a mech, I strongly suggest making the head part of the main torso, building a cockpit to go inside, and attaching arms, missiles and legs directly to it. If you go much bigger, you're gonna run into some serious weight issues.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:19 pm

Yeah I was thinking that the Anubis Mech would need to be Mr No-Neck with the cockpit in the chest area. We shall see once I have enough parts to make it...
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:10 pm

pkbrennan wrote: that horrible green colour. :mrgreen:


It's pretty awesome if you had one of those toy soliders Toy Story jeeps, you can just attach it and you have an armed jeep ready to go.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:34 pm

Keldoclock wrote:
pkbrennan wrote: that horrible green colour. :mrgreen:


It's pretty awesome if you had one of those toy soliders Toy Story jeeps, you can just attach it and you have an armed jeep ready to go.


I modded the back of one of the Pharaoh's Quest cars to take it. :D

Seriously though, I think Minifigsforlife gives a free sample in a colour like that with bigger orders so you might order copies of them in more useful colours - good marketing ploy, as now I'd like a couple in a very dark grey.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Nitewatchman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:09 pm

Ben-Jammin wrote:Just won this on ebay:

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For a grand total of $5.57.

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NICE!

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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:32 pm

pkbrennan wrote:Seriously though, I think Minifigsforlife gives a free sample in a colour like that with bigger orders so you might order copies of them in more useful colours - good marketing ploy, as now I'd like a couple in a very dark grey.


As far as I know, it has always been Brickarms policy to throw in a free thing for every twenty five bucks of stuff you order. Its how I got a lot of the neat stuff they won't just sell off the site, like camo-paint weapons and glow in the dark stuff.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:06 pm

Then Minifigsforlife, as a UK supplier, must be continuing the policy as $25 worth of stuff costs around £10-£12.50 here even before VAT.

I like this policy even though it might cost me more in the long run... :wink:
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Apollyon » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:20 pm

Bought some nice shelves and put them on the wall today. Finally, i have a place to put my mocs and sets on display/storage.
And the glas desk below the shelves is for building, playing and hosting forum battles for an indefenite amount of time.
It's so good to have your own hobby room, yay!

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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Bragallot » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:29 pm

I have even more shelves, one is taken by my CD's, the other by a crapload of books, the final one by a crapton of books belonging to my sister which she claims she can't find space for :fist:
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Apollyon » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:30 pm

Oh, i have plenty of shelves in my room filled with books and cds. And no obnoxious siblings living with me. :-)
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:44 pm

I wish I had a room for a workbench :(

I tried to convince my mother to let me set up in the guest room but she doesn't want sawdust and machinist's oil everywhere :fist: I even offered to cover up the floor and the first five inches of the wall with some plastic that we could remove when we do have guests, but nope, apparently a cheap tarp & some tools in a room that is only used maybe three times a year is still far too much of an eyesore to tolerate!
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