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    Leaves for your Base or Dio

    I picked this up at Michaels in the scrap booking aisle.
    Looks like the right size for 1/6, and the best thing you can use real leaves.
    ''It is man's perdition to be safe when he ought to die for
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    Interesting find!

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    For the past two years I have been looking for a punch like that, and in all of the Michael's, Lewiscrafts and even scrapbooking stores I've searched through, I've never found one! Grrrr.

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    Damn! Great find, Boot!

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    Man you need to be careful when you put stuff like that on here. It's Sunday morning about 11:30 or so and I'm making plans to run errands this afternoon. Now I've gotta include a run to Michael's in there as well.

    Whether we do so actively or not, I've got to believe we all build them in our heads at least (it's how I "think" my self to sleep at night). Now with posts like yours we move into the "active" phase. While innocent enough, you need to consider that there are indeed problems that are in fact generated when you offer up information such as this.

    For example, my lawn. Screw it. It can wait. Bugs need to eat too. Not only that, if I wait until next week to rake the leaves, I have (an excuse) as I now have more of an assortment of leaves to choose from no?

    If ya have any idea how to sell this to the wife I'm all ears. Weather-wise, this is the day to do it. Let me know if ya come up with anything.

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    Great punch! I've never seen one in that shape!

    Thanks for the info!

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    they are available on ebay too, i might get one or two myself. Pretty cool and easy way to fill the floor of a dio realistically.
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    Yeh, I was wondering that little cutter was 1/6th in scale. Been seeing these type of stampers at my local Michales. They have Oak, Maple and another one. Cool fine! Awesome! Now I know it close to 1/6th scale.

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    Here's what they look like


    I found one a few months ago, and by using different color leaves you can achieve a good look. Also, you can make a more realistic leaf by cutting the leaf shape on the veins on the leaf. This gives you some relief on the scale leaf.
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    That's great, Boot! Thanks for the info!

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    Damn clever!!! Well done.

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    Wow....cool idea! I can't wait to get me one of these handy devices!! It's so hard to look at things in 1:1 scale without thinking how to convert it to 1:6 and you've done a great job! Keep up the imagination!

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    Very nice idea!
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    because of the pics...i couldnt resist and went out and brought one.thank you for the inspiration and cant wait to add it to my next Dio. had great fun finding and punchin out leaves...
    thank you again

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    looks great! anyone have a brand name or link to ebay auction?

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    very creative.

    scrapbooking isles can be a goldmine for 1:6th hobby.

    one suggestion if i may, i would try aligning the punch along the middle of a vein, where it forks out into smaller veins so that the 1:6th leaf has a more realistic veining to it. that way, the mini-leaf has a large vein running down the middle with maybe a couple of forked out veins if youre lucky. just a thought.

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    Ahhhhhhh Just FORK it already...will ya?? LOL
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    Dude, I'm going to Hobby Lobby. . . NOW.

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    try 'leaf punch' on the bay, loads of different shapes...

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    I have that also... cool idea

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    These are available in jumbo and regular sizes. Anyone know which is the best fit to scale?


    Thanks!

    (another new guy)

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    The small one, the large is way out of scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skip1_6
    The small one, the large is way out of scale.
    Thank you.

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    The leaf cutter works very well on aluminum foil as well. The best thing about this material is that you can easily scribe veining. Doing this gives each leaf concaves and convexes that make it look more realistic than if were cut out of paper.
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    Very nice! I like the way you added the leaves to your wall dio.
    looks like I am going to have to hit the roads and go visit my local Micheals store.
    I wonder if the craft section of Walmart has these as well? I'll have to go and look.

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    I wish I had a Micheals in this on horse town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skip1_6
    The small one, the large is way out of scale.
    So you guys think that the leaves would be in scale at 1/2 an inch?

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    Where I can find?

    In Barcelona I do not know where it(he,she) might find a machine like that ¿in Internet?

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    Search for "leaf punch" on eBay to find some of these.

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