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    Man Doll IS a bizarre term - BUT, so are potty, crap and pee pee ( Skypilot777 - good words those ) When I tell the folks at my work that I collect and customize dolls or MAN DOLLS they look at me like I must be kidding ( and then they potty there pants ) In this, I think that it can be difficult to grasp the motivation and reward behind any hobby or area of specialization unless you are directly involved in it or can at least connect to it on some level ( I have a friend who is an avid painter and sculptor who could care less than not about 1/6 scale anything but who thinks that the level of artistry displayed by the members of this board is amazing and inspiring... as far as she's concerned you guys are the bees knees when it comes to creativity and skillfullness - I give her another month or so before she'll be embarking on her own collecting/bashing carreer ) Which brings me to why I really love and appreciate this board and it's members... It's because of the commonality of interest and creative impulse that seem to drive, motivate and bond us all. I think that our hobby is productive, progressive and exciting - not to mention completely great - it's something that I have enjoyed and revered from early childhood to the present ( still a kid at heart - comprehending the worth and value of words like: POTTY, CRAP and the ever illustrious PEE PEE - Skypilot, keep your eyes peeled for a band called: Poo Poo Pee Pee Pants out of the San Fransisco Bay Area ) This is what I most enjoy about my visits here; the energy, the imagination, the connection... and it is why this board has become a frequent stop and an intregal part of my daily routine - where I come to be motivated and inspired and IMPRESSED... So my most earnest thank yous to all who share, submit, gripe, whine, look, lurk, post and praise.

    -Mike
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    Because it keeps me out of trouble? If I spent the money I spend on my 1/6th habit, on something less desireable like women, booze, or fast cars, I'd be divorced, broke, and homeless.

    This seems like a better alternative.

    It may not seem like it, at least not here, but I spent about a year lurking at the Sixth Division, while I soaked up knowledge, read a lot of resource material, worked on my bashing techniques, figured out how to use my digital camera, and got a feel for how the board operated.

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    I hate it when I go to school to show off a bash and some girl says " oh look, a boy playing with a barbie!" Stupid kid.
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    I'm here 'cause PD is my dad and he says I have to be here. He says I'll learn how to be a real man with ya'll. But he won't let me have any beer, I prefer salted in the shell peanuts to pretzels, and he says hooker is a nickname for mom (he and mom sure spend alot of time behind closed doors discussing my behavior). Sheesshhh ...

    Karl

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    Odds bodkins! Dost mine ears deceive me? A question of mandollhood?

    Thus didst speak biowolf:
    Can I quote you in my next article?
    And then , most readily didst reply the hurlhound: Feel free, goode biowolf. Let the whole world know that we ancient bravos do most rightwise choose to pass our time in the construct most sublime, of mandolls of martial bearing, arrayed, like men of war. And let them howl, knowing that their "serious commerce and politic", is but a fool's errand, and deceives us not. For in the unwinding of all this, is our last post, which lies in the clay, and they shall go to it bitter and unfulfilled, whilst I shall greet it with a smile, knowing I have made the most of it all!
    You are
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    Mike...put the crack away.

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    Knave and lackey!

    Back to your toolery, oh Master of Tiny hats!
    You are
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    All this time I thought it was true, and now I'm sure... I AM the only sober one around here!
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    yoouuuuu meeeaaaannnn yaaaaaa commmmmm, hhhhhurrrrr ssoober. *thump* blacks out from 2 bottles of whisky
    Sometime life hands you a bowl of lemons it's your choice to make lemonade or suck on it.

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    I like it here cause the OSW is accessible from from prison all over the world!

    On a more serious note, The comradarie, creativity & ability expierenced or expressed by the OSW members is the real reason I am still active in the 1/6th community.

    I've been around since the beginning when there were less then 12 of us talking about our Mandollies. We had absolutely no idea that our little group of malcontents would balloon into the community you now see today. This board has spawned numerous others that carry on the tradition of like minded people gathering together to share there enjoyment of all things 1/6th.

    This is your community folks, So get busy bashing and let's see some 1/6th love!

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    This board keeps me from going broke. My main focus is WWII and when I look at all the modern bashes that you guys churn out I realize I'll never meet that grade and shouldn't bother, so I'm not tempted to spend the money on new modern figures
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    I enjoy visiting here because...

    Because it keeps me out of trouble? If I spent the money I spend on my 1/6th habit, on something less desireable like women, booze, or fast cars, I'd be divorced, broke, and homeless.
    couldn't have said it better m'self, thanks usmcwayne.

    been a member for some time now, i started as a lurker then finally had something useful to say. more often than not though i'd rather keep the posts to a minimum.

    i think the reason why i hang out here is just that, i can hang out here and be comfy with everyone around. the inspiring work, the witty reparte, the informative discussions, it's like a big break room full of couches and lazyboys and you get to play with mandolls! even when i go on vacation, after i check my email, i usually find time to go on an OSW break.

    mike

    p.s. in all my years with this board i have never partaken in pretzels, beer or hookers. i like buffallo wings, ice tea and... ok hookers but i rarely have any money for them due to mandoll purchases. it's more like ramen noodles, water and the mini magazines that came with the dml mre sets.

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    I like this place & my Mandolls because.....................

    OSW is the BEST & Friendliest place l know for 1/6th

    Also one of the Best for Customs/Bashes & assistance site`s l know of too & what`s more truely International too.

    It`s just great to think that we`re all in this for the same reasons & there`s a Great place to call home for all the similar minded folks to meet/greet,trade,swap ideas,push creativity,etc.

    It`s a pleasant place to call HOME (my 1/6th one at least......LOL)!!

    Ja
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    I don't post that often because many times I would just be repeating what someone else already said.Enjoy the talent here and the variety of stuff posted here.If I have something worthwhile to add, I will.

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    this board is great 'cos of the bashes, the 1:1 picture references and the posting members who're all insane. me included.

    plus, its nice to see other people who collect. helps show i'm not the only one nuts about this. helps to see there are crazier people than me!

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    yup chenry, we are all insane playin with mandollies and hiding in drywall and wooden caves, hiding from the destructive powers of the evil sun!

    but really, I come here because it's a haven where I can talk with other people and share my interests and questions with other people. CRAZY people
    James

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    i like visiting here ,its because it keeps me updated on all military action figures and enjoy the numerous pictures that are posted here,and most of all and the most important,that I am not alone
    aton ni

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    I like being here cause, I`ve got nothing else 2 do, no were else 2 be, and every 1 here is 2 damn kool

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    I love it here! I've made some really good friends through trades and I just have a great time reading about and looking at all the amazing figures!

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    Why I keep returning here:

    - Marvellous Bashes!!!
    - Cool Dudes!!!!
    - Tutorials, and How-To's (haven't really been there yet)!!!
    - Trades!!!
    - Galleries!!!
    - Lotsa topics!!!
    - I like to have my jaws hanging open (an addiction to awesome bashes)!!!
    - and let's say the other 1/6 forum I go to left a sour taste in my mouth........

    'Nuff Said!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1delta10tango
    ...my wife and kids think I'm a little crazy to be collecting "man dolls". (I am pushing 40) This board proves I'm not the only one a bit obsessed with this hobby.
    That about sums me up!

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    "Mandoll"...yeah, ok. Since it sounds like "Mandom" (Charles Bronson movie) then it's OK coz' the guys a real epitome of an action figure. LURKERS? Now that's funny. I've always thought lurkers were the kind who joined a porno sight and just looked and downloaded pics, vids, and such from the sites. Guys here aren't lurkers, they're just L-A-Z-Y IMHO.

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    OK, be nice to the lurkers, they don't hurt anyone. Poking a sleeping dragon's never a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCCHET92_96
    I like this place because here I am a Dictator who likes to edit members posts than ban them....................Oh wait thats what that guy says I do...............honestly its because here I am accepted with my mandolls.................mandolls sounds kinda wierd though???

    It's not weird...all in the enunciation: MANdoll

    I love it here, but my girlfriend thinks we're all weird, but everytime I show her a pic on site or I finish a figure she is in awe of the
    MANdoll MASTERS

    See Chet it works!!
    "Other people's illusion of safety does not supersede my human rights." -Gabe Suarez

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    i like it here because every one is helpufull and knows alot more about 1/6th scale stuff than i do..... and i like the open market!!

    Thanks guys
    -David K.

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    Great forum and glad to be part of it, excellent bashes, excellent advice and great for people like myself who are fairly new to the hobby.

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