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Found Objects: Hobbycraft eggs on sale

Started by Weaver, November 20, 2009, 04:49:25 PM

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Radish

I used to pick screws up from the floor at Wilkos when I worked there as it was a useful chat up line when talking to attractive ladies....

"Do you want a screw?"

But, also, suitably designed/sized/shaped screws are ideal for Aether Screw propulsion systems ;D
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NARSES2

In your Timewarp gear you colud probably pick screws up outside Wormwood Scrubs  ;D :wacko:
Decals my @r$e!

lancer

Quote from: NARSES2 on April 06, 2010, 07:29:52 AM
In your Timewarp gear you colud probably pick screws up outside Wormwood Scrubs  ;D :wacko:

That's if he hasn't been hauled inside first..
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Weaver

Quote from: NARSES2 on April 06, 2010, 07:29:52 AM
In your Timewarp gear you colud probably pick screws up outside Wormwood Scrubs  ;D :wacko:

Thanks - now I have a mental image of Radish, in his RHS gear, bending down to pick up screws.... anyone got any mind soap?  :o
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
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- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Here's a good one:



This is from a jar of curry sauce. I can't remember the brand, but it should be easy to spot in the supermarket because it has this plastic pot clipped to the top of the jar lid proper. The pot hold a quantity of dry spice mix which you stir fry the meat in for a few minutes before adding the sauce. I'm thinking this could be a good 1/72nd Gerry Anderson control room, with the wider bit painted opaque and the narrower bit as the 360 deg windows. Although it looks like there's a moulding pip in the middle of it, this is, in fact, completely smooth on the outside, so it should polish out. Only trouble is, it still smells of curry!  ;D

(Mind you, it was good curry.... :thumbsup:)
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Quote from: Radish on April 06, 2010, 02:07:33 AM
But, also, suitably designed/sized/shaped screws are ideal for Aether Screw propulsion systems ;D

Platerboard fixings of this general ilk are good, because they have a particulary big thread, more like a real ship's screw:



There are plastic/nylon equivalents too.
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

NARSES2

I bought some of those in plastic today  :wacko:
Decals my @r$e!

lancer

Already got a ton of those plaster board fixings to put me shelves up with
If you love, love without reservation; If you fight, fight without fear - THAT is the way of the warrior

If you go into battle knowing you will die, then you will live. If you go into battle hoping to live, then you will die

Radish

Yeah, I bought some big plastic ones too. Just fixed them in place....probably do a destroyer next. Gods this is fun. :thumbsup:
Once you've visited the land of the Loonies, a return is never far away.....

Still His (or Her) Majesty, Queen Caroline of the Midlands, Resident Drag Queen

Weaver

#24
Rare visit to Tesco brought a bumper crop today:

1. The Party Football Bumper Pack. EIGHT of each of the items shown for £4. The black disc is the whistle, the spinner/fan is nicely moulded (no section to the blades, but hey...) and the clacker balls are reasonably true spheres. You can also get the same pack in a Cars (the animated movie) theme in different colours.







2. Helix are jumping on Mapad's designer-desk-gizmos bandwagon. This Disc Eraser has a deeply cool 3-piece telescoping plastic cover with "batman's Mudguards" written all over it. It's symetrical about it's rotational plane too, unlike some of the Mapad stuff. These are £1.15 each or two for £2.





3. THis is the almost equally funky Disc Sharpener, complete with opening cockpit canopy. Unlike the Eraser, these are available in a variety of colours with differently tinted clear bits (no clear ones as far as I could see though. Again, it's symetrical. These are £1.15 each or two for £2.

"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Had another found object pig-out at the local cheapo shop (cheap thrills....) the other day:


1. Triangular highlighter. Can't remember the price but everything was peanuts. Obvious UFO/space applications, or maybe an alternative AWACS "saucer"?:






2. Novelty mushroom pencil sharpeners. ;D Nice collection of shapes when broken down. There were also piggy-shaped ones but I (unlike, no doubt, others) couldn't see a use for them:






3. Papermate double highlighters. Got four of these: you can break them down and re-arrange them into a number of good engine pod/gun pod shapes ideal for space fighters:








4. Pack of ten cable identifers for £1.09. Good little dome/turret shapes:






ALSO



This is the chassis of my dead CD player:



Having followed PW's wargames scenery thread with interest and followed a number of links, it strikes me that this could make an ideal section of industrial zone. Pity then, that I don't actually do wargames, but I might make it up anyway at some point.

"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

GTX

Perfect starting point for this I should imagine:



regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Weaver

Hmm - you know I've got a V-22 and an X-32.....
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Quote from: Weaver on February 13, 2010, 04:41:40 AM
Eggciting news: for Easter, Hobbycraft are doing "fillable eggs", which are hollow plastic egg shapes, approximately 70mm x 50mm, in various garish colours. The intention is that you decorate them fill them with sweets and give them to kids but to hell with the kids, the modelling possibilities are obvious, particularly since tne bottom half is a pretty good dome.

Best bit? Packet of 12 = £2.00......... :wub: :thumbsup:

By an amazing coincidence, they're doing these again (probably slightly dearer) at the moment - spooky huh?  ;)
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Gotta love Tescos.... All this stuff is a quid or so each.

Firstly and possibly bestly, I SWEAR somebody at Maped is a whiffer:



Unlike some of their previous thangs it IS symetrical, and at least one translucent piece is smoke rather than coloured. The other one comes in a variety of shades. It breaks down like this:




Next up, you may remember the Helix "Batman's mudguards" eraser? Well they now have a similar pencil sharpener which is simpler, but probably more useful for it. The "canopy" hinges nicely too:




Not to be outdone, Tesco's own brand have come up with this eraser/sharpener combo. Probably not as funky as the other two, but still useful:






And lastly, cheapo mini highlighters. Nothing clever, but they are good "photon torpedo" shapes:




If you can't make a space fighter out of that lot, then you're on the wrong website..... :wacko:
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman