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  • What's great about the whole booze bottle issue, is I found a website that shows you how to make your own:

    https://www.thespruce.com/make-minia...tons_nip#step2



    Another thing I've been doing is a process called "Retrobrighting". Some of my older Stormtroopers and Cobra dudes have yellowed over the years. I took a clear plastic jar w/ lid, place your figures in it and fill with hydrogen peroxide. Screw on the cap and let it sit out in direct UV sunlight. How long depends on how bad the yellowing. Week and a half later, I have 20/40 year old Stormies that look absolutely brand new !.



    I LOVE these channels, they've helped me out so much !!:



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    • I've been looking all over Ebay and Amazon trying to find a cheap AT-AT, and almost none of them are affordable. But I'm going to keep trying.


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      • Meanwhile at the DSA Toy Theater in 2017.....
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        • Deslock
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          Hey guys !, Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Haven't worked on it much here just lately, as we've been doing massive renovations to our home. We've remodelled our front yard and had three loads of river rock put down for our front gardens, and had someone come over with a bobcat and completely smooth out our backyard to make a family area/firepit, and a playground for our son. I just had to put the Toy theater on a small break until we get all of this done in time for our sons birthday.

          RaTix has contacted me about this, and we're going to work on a way of making this a feature for the DSA website, and not have it buried in the forums. I'm sorry I've not been able to work on this more, but I work nights, and the baby sleeps usually until 12 in the afternoon, and then I have to get ready to be at work at 4:30pm, then I usually work until 10 or 11pm, rinse wash, and repeat. Daz and myself never get any time together as she doesn't get home until 4pm. I would kill to get some time off !.

          But I will work with RaTix and make a hard concrete time and way this is going to debut on the DSA site. We'll keep ya'll updated.
          I miss the old shout box.

      • Daz told me that I can purchase an AT-AT, I just can't really find a cheap one, or one that doesn't need serious repair. But I'm still looking. I don't even want to think about how much money I've sank into this, but It's so damned cool. My son is going to be set for toys for his entire life !. My friends have already warned me that I'm going to have to put a lock on my studio door to keep him out of everything !. And that's not a joke. I did get a sad suprise ona few of my items. It seems over the years some of the plastic has become extremely brittle being over 30 years old. I picked up Serpentors Air Chariot, and it lterally broke into pieces in my hands. But I did repair and reinforce it. The gun on my trouble bubble broke off, as well as a few pieces on my Cobra Stun. I did get the new Tie Striker, and the new Falcon, which was priced at originally $130.00, and thanks to a friend I scored it for only $30 !. I also repaired the electronics on my old Falcon, and got them working again. I did have a DSA HQ set done, but I just didn't like the size, it was just too small. I want a main base with a parking lot, check points, and so on, not just one simple building. I have almost all the furniture, which has been the hardest part up till now. I think I only have a few pieces left to stain and polyurethane, as it's much cheaper to buy the furniture unfinished.

        While RaTix's mansion is HUGE, it's actually almost too small to take proper pictures in, so I've had to make separate sets for his bedroom, kitchen, etc. The same for the DSA HQ, as ya'll saw with the barracks picture I posted. I even have a DSA Mess hall with a complete kitchen, food, and accessories. I do have the Quick-E mart facade, but I don't have the interior done yet. I've just been able to work on it bit by bit, and when I can afford it. For the battlegrounds/outdoor sets, my main board has over six different kinds of grass powder on it to make it more realistic. And the trees have been a challenge. For the street set I still haven't been able to locate a light pole in the proper scale, so I'm just going to make one.


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        • I'm going to finish the DSA Spaceport today, since the temp is over 100 degress outside, too hot to work outside on our back yard. Good incentive to finish it today, and clean up and organize my studio. More new toys to sort out and label. I really need to finish up the Bar set also. I just got all the different bottles, which was holding me up. Can't have a bar, with nothing for everyone to drink !. lol .


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          • I think we might all legit die from old age before we see this
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            • I'm starting to think the same thing.
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              • Feels bad man....
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                • Deslock will finish the sets, then realize he forgot to create any stories. Then being as he is, will insist on creating enough stories for a full 22 episode season before starting any shooting. He'll eventually have creative differences with himself along the way, which will result in a writers strike from the right half of his brain. After 12 months of intense negotiations to resolve the issues and another 3 years of solid writing work, we will maybe, just maybe, finally see it.



                  "Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know how best to undermine you; tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know which I must force you to face; tell me what you cherish most, so I will know what to take from you; and tell me what you crave, so that I might deny you."
                  ?Darth Plagueis

                  "Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me."

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                  • Originally posted by RaTix View Post
                    Deslock will finish the sets, then realize he forgot to create any stories. Then being as he is, will insist on creating enough stories for a full 22 episode season before starting any shooting. He'll eventually have creative differences with himself along the way, which will result in a writers strike from the right half of his brain. After 12 months of intense negotiations to resolve the issues and another 3 years of solid writing work, we will maybe, just maybe, finally see it.
                    lol this is too funny...... and very accurate
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                    • Deslock
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                      Things are in the works guys, working with RaTix now to solve some issues. I'll post more after we've talked.

                  • Things are in the works guys, working with RaTix now to solve some issues. I'll post more after we've talked.


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