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29 November 2029 @ 12:16 am

I guess you are here for the Action Figure Theater, right?

At the moment we do have lists of Stargate comics , Torchwood comics , Doctor Who comics, Arrow comics , Star Trek comics, Sherlock comics and John Barrowman comics .

And here is the list of all my customized actionfigures.

And my fanfiction masterlist

Hope you like it here! If you do, please leave feedback.
Have fun!
08 October 2015 @ 03:50 pm
Yay! I made second place with my entry for the competition theme "books" in the "Sixth Scale Universe" Facebook group!!

The entry announcing the winner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SixthScaleUniverse/permalink/786595608116690/

The album with all entries (winner was number 9): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.771460259630225&type=1

October's theme will be Noirish (Black & White, sepia, old-style)

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A beautiful video from Big Chief Studios, showing all the stages of making figure heads in 1:6 scale. From sculpting to making a cast to painting. I like especially the time-lapse of the sculpting - showing how many stages it goes through until it is seen as a perfect capture of the actor. Big Chief is the only distributor I buy from, they make "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock" figures, and the faces are so real and wonderful.

I can't even start to imagine how to sculpt something like that. I had a hard time already with the Hamlet naked feet - whenever the top looked good the bottom looked awful, and when I had corrected that, the top was totally out of order again... I went through a few rounds of that. But it looks like they harden the face first before adding the hair? That would help I guess. Still, needs a lot of patience - and a steady hand.

Check their stuff out here: http://bigchiefstudios.co.uk/

Both the fourth and the original (brown suit) Tenth Doctor are sold out now, but a new Ten in blue suit is in the works and can be preordered.

Nice music in the video as well and very fitting. I'm glad I was able to watch it - last time they posted a video of how the figures get assemlbed in China German GEMA had blocked it because of the use of music.

Video link in case the embedding doesn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wY4Z0YbgV8

02 October 2015 @ 01:23 am
For all my newly found miniature friends - you know who you are! These pictures were taken last Summer when cowgrrl and other friends were visiting me. It was the weekend of our annual city festival and each year they have a steam model exhibition.

Watch the video and click the LJ cut to see many detailed pictures. Basically, it all moves and works! The drilling machine was drilling holes, and there were chippings falling from that machine in the middle all the time. Everything you see is handmade.

Not all pictures are mine but I am allowed to use them.

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This friending meme is for all sorts of creative folk – amateurs and professionals alike – and all sorts of creative works. If you’re not much into creating on your own, but still interested in others’ works, you’re welcome too!

This way to the meme!
Title: Sick
Series: Scotty had seen Kirk feverish, sick, drunk, delirious, terrified, overjoyed, mad...
Author: dieastra
Beta: Thank you tardisjournal for your help!
Rating: T
Category: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Scotty, Captain Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy
Word Count: 1.240

Summary: This is a series of standalone one shots for each word of the quote (from the episode "Turnabout Intruder"). More chapters for the other words will be added when the muse allows.

Part 1: "Sick". On a mission gone wrong, Scotty has to care for the sick captain until the cavalry arrives.


SCOTTY: I’ve seen the captain feverish, sick, drunk, delirious, terrified, overjoyed, boiling mad. But up to now, I have never seen him red-faced with hysteria.


It was the last day of a so-far uneventful mission. The Tantalons had been friendly, generously allowing Scotty to study their technology for as long as he wanted to. They had installed a shield that spanned over their city, going kilometers into each direction, like a huge snow globe. Outside that shield, their planet was a dead wasteland. Inside, they grew all they needed to live.

The shield kept out the deadly beta radiation. It also somehow prevented anyone from beaming in.

It was penetrable though, so the three of them had beamed down outside, wearing protective suits, and then made their way to the city by foot. They had been welcomed with open arms and given quarters for the duration of their mission.

And then, on the evening before they intended to depart, it all went horribly wrong.

The evening had started so well, with a huge feast, and lots of food and drink. Scotty had indulged himself happily. The beautiful woman keeping him company was an extra nice touch. He didn’t pay much attention to the captain, who was over in another corner with a beautiful woman of his own.

Even Spock had loosened up a bit, as far as he could tell. After all, they deserved a break once in a while.

Understanding among nations was well under way when he heard a sudden shriek from the general direction of the captain. Scotty untangled himself from Varna – that was her name – and rushed over.

Spock beat him by a second and then they both had to watch, horrified, as Kirk retched up purple leftovers of his meal. It seemed to take forever until the nausea subsided and he exhausted let his head fall back on a pillow a helping hand had provided.

Scotty was glad that Spock was there. Give him a piece of technology to take apart and put back with a tight deadline looming over him, and he dealt with it no matter what. But seeing someone suffer made him always feel helpless.

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Next: “Feverish & Delirious”
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26 September 2015 @ 05:02 pm
In the audio commentary of “Star Trek - The Motion Picture” they talk about a cut scene where McCoy had resigned and was now treating wildcats in a park, and Kirk came to persuade him to come back.
I wanted to create that!
The white “chair” you see at the left side? That’s from when you get pizza, they put it inside so the lid is not on the pizza. Perfect size. The "cage" is something you get when buying fruit.

The original scene in the movie then went like this: Dammit Bones, I need you

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25 September 2015 @ 12:33 am
The new "Arrow" season starts on October 7th (as well as "American Horror Hotel", I will be so busy) so I need to get back into the mood. Just a quick something. Oliver Queen borrowed the easel and equipment from Vincent van Gogh Do you see now why I need a Neal Caffrey figure?

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I don't often recommend fic, one has to be really outstanding for me to do so. So please believe me that this one is. I was just searching for a little whump bedtime story, and stumbled about this gem.


Rated: T
Words: 13,468
Summary: It's no secret that Jim Kirk will lay down his life for his crew. An alien race is holding five of Jim's crew hostage and he has to bargain to set them free. But all he has is himself. So what is he willing to sacrifice? Life, liberty, or limbs?

So yes, there is a bit of whumping going on, but this is not the central part of the story. The central part is the relationships between Kirk and his team, which are all written spot on, and there are short flashbacks for each one of them, and the end is so moving that it made me indeed cry. Which is a first for a whump fic.

The writing style is superb, each word where it belongs, slowly building up the pressure, until the end where not only Kirk crumbles, but the reader does as well.

So, if you are a fan of the young new Enterprise team of the Abramsverse, go read it. That's an order. And if you prefer the old team, read it anyway.

Funny side note, I only just yesterday watched the first new movie in full (after having given up the first time after only ten minutes and after grumbling all the past weeks and months about how these movies are cold and only special effects and that they don't make me feel anything etc. etc. but now they suddenly do) and this is the first story I actively sought out with the new team, while with other fics previously trying to read them with the old team in mind (which not always works).

I see the author has a list of White Collar fics as well. If they are as good as this one, I am surely checking them out. But not tonight.
I just had a little bit of fun ;)

And I bought those metal beads a while ago with no idea for what to use them. I just liked them. They were PERFECT for the eggs of the Horta! http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/0/04/Horta_eggs.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110626044024&path-prefix=en

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20 September 2015 @ 08:28 pm
I can as well! Usually my fics are much shorter, but this one has 10 pages and over 3000 words. Just waiting for the beta and then it will get posted.

Thank you tinnny !

go to the 7th page of your current WIP, and copy/paste 7 lines starting from the 7th on the page

“If you have something to say, then say it! Then I’ll decide what happens to you.”

All of a sudden, all the fight seemed to drain out of Spock. His shoulders fell slightly and his eyes went back to look at a far distance. His voice sounded tired when he asked, “Permission to speak freely?”

“Permission granted.” Jim was curious what would come next.

“You were not just simply in love with Rayna. You were totally smitten. Time was running out. The longer we waited to bring the ryetalyn on board, the more in danger were all the sick people on this ship. We should have left immediately, yet you deemed it necessary to get into a fight over a girl you barely knew...
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Here was part 1/2: Big Anniversary picnic! Part 1/2

And this is part 2/2. All pics behind the cut.

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And so we leave them to their privacy - wait, what are Uhura and Scotty doing there?!?

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17 September 2015 @ 11:11 pm
I thought it was supposed to be bigger on the inside - but while I was in London recently I found two that were smaller on the outside. And only now looking at the picture I noticed the "Bad Wolf" LOL

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