What are your favorite greebles ???

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What are your favorite greebles ???

Post by artic316 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:47 pm

:?: What is everyone's favorite / preferred source of greebles ? I am curious to what others use for detail parts, main components etc. Although I am no expert in building like some of you guys, I find dollar stores a good start for the grebellion creations usually the toys or party supply section. :D They are cheap and plentiful. Hopefully we can all help each other with new ideas and inspiration. :8)

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Post by fritzthefox » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:00 am

I find my son's toy boxes very helpful. He has accumulated a lot of broken toys over the years, which I often cannibalize once they are discarded. Also, lego has many interesting specialized shapes these days.

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Post by Wug » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:28 am

Broken toys from flea markets and thrift stores. Water guns. Broken headphones. Cheap kits from vendors at model contests.

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Post by ptitrainrouge » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:25 am

pen parts, old electronic devices, toys, underside of model trains, pearls and beads , and so on...

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Post by E-Dub » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:11 am

I've used Gundam parts and pieces to good effect.
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Post by EVApodman » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:48 am

1/72 tank kit parts.
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Post by Andrew Gorman » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:37 am

Years ago I picked up a bunch of solid plastic doll eyes at a fabric store- styrene hemispheres 2, 3 4 5 and 6mm across. Cheap and useful for all kinds of things, especially covering up ejector pin marks. I haven't run out or seen any more since. NOPE- I checked AliExpress:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-510 ... eLevelAB=5

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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:13 pm

Look up Darice Clear Domes, but, good luck, as their website is a useless swamp.

I'm fairly pleased with these:

http://www.brightsidecrafts.com/store/m ... right-fill

This is 12oz (340 grams) of 7mm mini-domes or half-spheres, available in assorted colors, I am using the clear. How many is 340grams of this? Dunno, but lots! I filled up a Ziplock Quart Freezer bag when I decanted the store hanger bag in my hobby area.
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Post by SpaceRanger1 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:29 pm

HO-scale model railroad detail parts, especially steam and diesel locomotive details. Also 1/72 armor photoetch,
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Post by SpaceRanger1 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:56 pm

Andrew Gorman wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:37 am
Years ago I picked up a bunch of solid plastic doll eyes at a fabric store- styrene hemispheres 2, 3 4 5 and 6mm across. Cheap and useful for all kinds of things, especially covering up ejector pin marks. I haven't run out or seen any more since. NOPE- I checked AliExpress:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-510 ... eLevelAB=5
Look for "google eyes" at craft stores. These are clear hemispheres in different sizes with black plastic "pupils" inside. They can be used as-is and painted over, or the flat back sanded off and the pupil (which is just a little black plastic ball) removed. Left clear, they make great observation windows/domes. The "pupils" also have their uses.
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Post by blakeh1 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:11 pm

I've been collecting some 3-D metal earth stuff using the coupons for Michael's and Ac Moore.

Some pretty cool photo etch bits
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Post by Zubie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:00 pm

nobody said sprues?
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