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  1. #1
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    1/6th Geocacher

    Geocaching involves using a handheld GPS reciever to locate a cache hidden by someone else. (A cache being a container (ranging in size from an Ammo can to a film canister or even smaller) containing a log book for finders to sign and, if space allows, small items which can be traded). Anyone can hide a cache (as long as they make sure they have permission from the landowner) and then post the GPS coordinates to one of several dedicated websites. Other people can then copy the co-ords to their own GPS and try to locate the cache. If they find it, they sign the log book, and if they want to, swap a trade item for something of their own. I came across a geocaching website by accident and thought I’d have a go. So far I’ve found 10 caches. As the secondhand GPS I got of Ebay seems to be a 1:1 version of the Hot Toys version that came with some of their HALO figures, I was inspired to do a 1/6th version! Hope you enjoy the pics!!

    OK not far to go


    It should be right around here.... somewhere!!


    Ah-ha!! What's under here?


    Yes!! Found it!!


    I've made the 1/6th cache double as a 1:1 cache (all be it a very small one!!) so it contains a rolled up logsheet, a pencil and a badge for the first person to find it... I just need to find a good place to hide it!!





    The patches and Geocache label were printed off from various geocaching websites.

    Thanks for looking
    Cheers
    Greg

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    Very, very clever.

    A 1/6 first to the best of my knowledge.

    Too cool.

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    Way cool. I used to do this with my buddies, though they being rock/free climbers, always hid theirs in scary high up places for other fellow climbers to find. Fun adventures in nowhere though.
    There are actually a half dozen caches around my neighborhood, but I've always let them be.
    Always do your best in everything you do, and live on, happy. - Aya

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    Greg...Cool bash!! and HELLO to a fellow geocacher!!

    Here's a 1/6 scale cache I hid a couple years ago:

    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...e-3dbc8b3ca1bf

    Mark (AKA mmdals1 at Geocaching)

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    Very unusual topic for a figure. Nicely done!

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    Hi Mark
    Nice looking Cache... shame Herbie seems to have wandered off!! Unfortunately, it's nearly 4000 miles from my home location or me and my 1/6th cacher would pay it visit!!
    Cheers
    Greg

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    Nice bash here. Nice to see a civi bash on occasion!

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    Very cool Greg, you always come up with very creative bashes!
    -mike-

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    Yes, GeoCache is good fun.

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    Looks great!

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    Very cool subject for a 1:6 rendering. I really like the 1:6 stickers; great touch. Whoever finds that cache will be fortunate indeed!

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    That is pretty cool. I went geocaching with a friend once. Still tempted to get a GPS to do this.

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