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Need tips in stuff you could use for decorating Displays or really cool backdrops for your photos?

Brotip:
Go for Fishtank or Terrarium Decoration.

Srsly, its cheap, it looks fantastic. Its the best you could do.

type in Fishtank deko at amazon and i'll guarantee you - you won't stop until you reached the final page. from postapocalyptic endtimes decoration to egyptian setting, jungle, fucking spongebob. Fishtanks got everything.

Brotip number 2:

Cutouts and Papercraft. if you're going for displays set indoors, like a livingroom or something. you can, based on your papercraft skills, printout pretty much everything with a normal printer. the walls are basic and should be always done this way. also Carpets, posters, paintings. whatever. level 2 would be cubic stuff, like TVs,cupboards, or obviously: tiny cardboard boxes for your Metal Gear Setting. level 3, if you're really skilled: even a couch or a sofa can be done with papercraft. just lookup tutorials on youtube. its not as hard as it seems.

And the most obvious one would be Dollhouse stuff based on the scale you're working with.
there are official Playsets for Nendoroid, but Sylvanian Families stuff works just PERFECT for Nendoroid. it's the same chibi stylized look.
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>>6470736
*decor, not deko.
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>>6470736
>Fishtank deko
too expensive imo.
I wanted to do exact thing but...i dont know.
like for example picrelated anchor woul look awesome with my skeleton pirate but it costs like 1 regular action figure.
id rather buy an action figure or a smaller toy than a decoration this expensive
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>>6470858
theres great fishtank decor for 5-10 bucks. i can't speak for that specific anchor, but most of the stuf i gathered was really cheap. though, i know there are some more pricey ones (And by more pricey, i mean at a pricepoint of 30 bucks max.)
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the fishtank thing is a really cool idea anon.
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>>6470736
It have been a while since we have this kind of thread

As for tips I would like to add this as a Brotip 3
check in YT for DIY diorama tutorials, some things like floors made of popsicle sticks, or making some room walls with construction board paper or similar materials are really easy, it could need a little practice, but it isn't rocket science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD0dWxGbYEk
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>>6471194
Neat
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>>6470885
Nah, the dude above is kinda right. I went to my local pet store about a month ago cause I had this exact idea, but the coolest fishtank decos were the priciest, and some of those pushed up above $100. These things apparently get surprisingly pricey...
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>>6471194
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te22QqidB4g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_0Y5p-0uG4
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Check thrift stores, I find some cool things occasionally, including fishtank decorations sonetimes.
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>>6472481
Oh I almost forgot, 3D City puzzles are fucking rad for kaiju/giants, and you can find those for cheap at thrift stores too. I got one of the ones that makes a big foam new york neigborhood for 5$.
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>>6472195
I keep meaning to do shit like this.

I've gotten Re-ment stuff. Hooked on that shit. I've also browsed antique and more kitschy thrift stores for used doll furniture.

I usually go to craft stores for supplies to make miniatures like this, but I guess a dollar store might have random shit you can re-purpose too for cheap.

I don't have too many Nendos, but I guess those Calico ones would work for them. Always ignored them because I thought they were too small for 1:12 and even 1:18 Joes. It works for the chibi Nendos.
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>>6470736
>Fishtank or Terrarium Decoration
Whelp. I know one that can go with my anime figures.
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I find some craft stores have miniatures for holiday or even summer decorations. The trouble is they are random scales.
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I bought some wood boxes with separators as impromptu shelves for my random bits and pieces.
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>>6472589
Are those Mage Knight or the really short lived D&D minis?
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>>6472617
D&D. Friend of mine was liquidating them for $1 a piece so I decided to take them on and rework them when I have time for a tabletop session.
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>>6472589
where those sweet mini waifu pillows from?
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>>6470736
you know, this kinda thread is really something that /toy/ should have more often.

let's try to share the little knowledge I have.

Calico critters/Sylvanian families (they're the same thing, the first is just the american name for the brand) are great non only with Nendos but with Cu-poches too.
here's a link (not mine) to an imgur filled with photos of poches and nendos with small accessories (especially sylvanian), for comparision and references.

>http://imgur.com/a/kmnUZ

Also there's a guy on the Nendo thread that's acquiring Michael's small halloween decorations for a diorama, and they look pretty good.

>>>6467498
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also searching for "dollhouse furniture" on Aliexpress allows to find a lot of interesting, cheap accesories.

Sadly that's all I have for now.
really great thread idea OP, but i think the first page needs some work if you want this to be a continuing general.
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This tip is not quite so good for background decor like furniture, but due to size variations still check it out if this applies to you.

Anyone who had playmobil as a kid and still has them, go through your stuff. Due to the stylized proportions of the figures the accessories they come with run a massive gambit of scale proportions but I they will fit in the hands of most 1/12 scale figures. Stuff like cups, utensils, etc usually are perfectly sized, weapons can be hit or miss and a good number of those aren't that detailed anyway but the old pirate pistols would look great with a bit of touch up paint.

And the best part is anyone who had playmobil as a kid knows there was no shortage to the number and relative accuracy of the accessories. I got a great beer keg and steins complete with overflowing froth inserts that I use sometimes.
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Seconding Playmobil! The pieces are often very nice quality, too. Picture is a Playmobil pool by Kenksiri on MyFigureCollection, which can be a great place to look for prop inspo.
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>>6473611
what nendo is that .
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>>6473729
This apparently - https://myfigurecollection.net/item/270123#tab/official/date/8/1

Not sure if the surprised face is from a different set though?
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Something I haven't done but would like to, is make a relatively small shadowbox diorama. Using some clever optical tricks they can give the illusion of depth, and if kept slim enough could be hung from a wall like a framed picture.
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Copied from "Dollhouses and Dioramas" by Robert Schleicher.
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>>6476985
>>6477044
Do you have a PDF of this book?
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>>6477140
Seconding this
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>>6470736
THANKS, OP!

I have been thinking about a diorama set for some of my toys.
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>>6477140
>>6477172
Sorry, all I've got is the 1980 paperback. The price isn't too bad used on ebay and amazon, and there's a 1990 edition that I haven't seen. Aside from that, I'd encourage anybody who is interested in miniatures to have a go at making their own pieces. The materials don't have to cost that much. One can start with something small and simple, gradually learning and building skills as they go. I'm still an amateur but it's a rewarding hobby. This woman does a good job showing the crafting process.

http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com/
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>>6477283
Np man, glad i could help!
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>>6477384
Neat
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>>6472565
The major stores are best checked in person but a lot are roughly about 1:12 I think. I love all the Halloween stuff that Michael's and JoAnn's has for dioramas. I've picked up some for my Halloween display.
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>>6480913
Very cool
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>>6473134
>http://imgur.com/a/kmnUZ
Really helpful link, thanks anon
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I have the pose skeleton toilet, is the Calico Critters/Sylvanian Families one bigger?
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>>6495458
I think so
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>>6473611
Why would her skirt be lifted up when shes flipping her shit over stone dong? Seems a bit crass
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>>6473611
Any idea on what that water effect is? Was it shooped in or is it something else?
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>>6473134
Goodwill can be a really good random source for scenery props. Checking the little figurine and woodwork aisles can have some good results. Don't have pics, but I found some palm trees, a spooky halloween tree, ceramic hay bales, a spooky wooden shed with a door (meant to originally hold wine bottles or something), a 1/12 wood and fabric rocking chair, and a 1/12 cabinet.
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Anyone know of anything that works as mech bays/ hangars?
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>>6509801
https://www.amazon.com/Kotobukiya-Frame-Modeling-Support-Mechanical/dp/B01H575PHI/ref=pd_day0_21_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PY8J3W26K8WMNSCZQKQH
Bandai also did a whole ton of parts like this, but most of them have inflated to the 40-100 dollar price range. Really wish I had known about them when they were affordable.
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>>6509801
>>6510072
H-Hangar line from Wave. The octagons(pictured here) are still in stock at various sites like HLJ etc, though I think the basic ones are gone.
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>>6517106
>(pictured here)
Agh I always do that shit
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