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Army Men Around the House.
GarethM
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:15 PM UTC
I've written a couple reviews for the site but haven't been doing so in a while since I been busy with my own stuff.

I originally got into this hobby thinking I'd start building dioramas, but as it happened, my main focus when I first started was figures. I had a bunch of ideas for dioramas, but never built them, and instead painted figures, and later vehicles that suited my interests. I gradually veered into gearing my model building around my photography hobby and taking photos of my models engaged in different activities. I've been doing this for a while now and I've really enjoyed combining the two hobbies. For obvious reasons I've found Masterbox figures in particular to be ideal for my purposes, although Miniart, ICM, Zvezda have been incredibly useful to me as well.

You can find my work at armymenaroundthehouse.ca
https://www.instagram.com/armymenaroundthehouse/
https://www.facebook.com/armymenaroundthehouse/







I've also started taking a series of Film Noir themed photos, since that genre peaked shortly after world war two, and there are a pretty good selection of 1:35 scale civilians for me to work with.





I've found lately for the noir stuff in particular that building scenery and using it much the way film sets would be built in the studio at the time to be a very practical approach.
panamadan
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:32 PM UTC
Love this!
vettejack
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 01:57 PM UTC
Kinda has that Mickey Spillane feel to it...
TankManNick
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Joined: February 01, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 02:38 PM UTC
That brought a laugh. NOT what I expected at all! Very inventive.
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 02:44 PM UTC
That's you?!? I've been following this genius for a few years on FB.




obg153
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Joined: April 07, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 02:52 PM UTC
"And now, for something completely different," takes on a whole new meaning. Very creative!! Thanks for sharing!
GarethM
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 28, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 04:11 PM UTC
@kosprueone Yep that's me.

Oh yeah, the cop in the second to last photo is converted from ICM's American WW1 set.

Kevlar06
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 05:20 PM UTC
Very creative! I got a good laugh out of it, especially the banana peel booby trap! Keep it up, if there’s one thing we need right now, it’s a good laugh.
VR, Russ
Doodeck
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: August 15, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 05:45 PM UTC
Dude!!!!
Just woke up, took a sip of a first morning coffee, opened this and laughed so hard that I almost choked!!!
I love it!!!
Dioramartin
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Joined: May 04, 2016
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 02:09 AM UTC
Brilliant! We sure need this kind of imaginative left-field stuff especially when it’s amusing too. I can’t see why these shouldn’t be counted as Dioramas - they’re figures in settings after all…and what settings!
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Love your work! Those noir shots are stunning. But what museum did you raid for that ancient 3.5" floppy disk?
Tojo72
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 06:06 AM UTC
Great pics, brings back memories of playing with my army men around the house back in the 60's
terminators
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 07:02 AM UTC
Very cool !
tcpyro6
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:14 AM UTC
The cassette tape killed me! Very good sir!
GarethM
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 28, 2015
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:03 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Love your work! Those noir shots are stunning. But what museum did you raid for that ancient 3.5" floppy disk?



I work at a garbage dump.
SteelEagle
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:25 PM UTC
Really like your images. Very creative and fun. Great Facebook page too!
GarethM
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 02:38 PM UTC

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Love your work! Those noir shots are stunning. But what museum did you raid for that ancient 3.5" floppy disk?



I work at a garbage dump.



I actually find alot of props at work.




justsendit
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Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 03:14 PM UTC
I love this series! Please keep it up! 🤣🍺

—mike
BlackWidow
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
Wonderful!
And that "angry" looking cat in the first photo somehow remembered me of the Big Marshmellow from the Ghostbusters movie ....

Keep it up, mate!
AgentG
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 03:16 PM UTC
Wonderful work!

G
GarethM
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 11:17 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I honestly have alot of fun with these.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 02:51 PM UTC
Brilliance!
If you were my neighbor and this whole COVID thing wasn't going on, I'd buy you a pint right now!