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Postby barefootabe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:40 pm

so im wanting to make an armoury/diaroma for one of my figures but im wondering how do i attach the weapons to the diaroma walls? and still make them removable? so far all i can figure out is useing mounting putty to hold them in place :-k
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby shapp » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:49 pm

could you get those super tiny magnetic strips? they are super thin and you could just glue them and put a dot of paint over?
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby bobtheodd » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:01 pm

What are you gonna make the walls out of? I might have some ideas for you.
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby barefootabe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:10 pm

i was thinking of using some of that foam board you get at the craft stores.


i mainly want to display swords,axes, spears and knives..so i dont see how i could use a magnet on weapons that small and thin. thanks for the ideas guys :D
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby bobtheodd » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:30 pm

barefootabe wrote:i was thinking of using some of that foam board you get at the craft stores.


i mainly want to display swords,axes, spears and knives..so i dont see how i could use a magnet on weapons that small and thin. thanks for the ideas guys :D

You could try stick pins, for sewing, but you'd need to know where you would want them. Then you would just hang the weapons on the pins, like a rack.
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Postby barefootabe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:46 pm

those pins that are "t" shaped? thats a good idea..i was thinking small finishing nails but those pins would work better..you could turn the heads vertical so it acts as a small weapon hook
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby bobtheodd » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:12 pm

The T shaped one or standard would work nicely.
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby barefootabe » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:23 pm

great idea bob, thanks :D
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby bobtheodd » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:49 pm

I would suggest placing the items, drawing around or placing the pins, then paint it up. Almost any pins or nail(with heads cut off) put in at an angle would work. The other I would suggest is small pieces of twist ties(especially if your going for a fence/mesh background/wall. Like a fenced cage or some such.
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Re: action figure armoury

Postby Patraw » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:20 am

You can bend the pins into "L" shaped, 90-degree angle cradle-like brackets too, which would keep them from falling off the walls better than straight or slightly angled pins would.

Depending on the character you're making the armory for, and how much work you want to put into it, you could do something more classy like gun cabinets too.
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