WOW!! I'm visually impressed with your musically inspired assortment. Just need a few scale band members but after a bit, they'd probably break up.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:08 AM
I had a Hofner Bass for many years until disaster struck it. I bought one (right handed) with a cut out on the body back in 1966 for $365 with a hardshell case. I played it for years and it was as light as a feather, unlike the Precision Bass I have now. I was jamming with a friend who played keyboards one day and when we took a break, I leaned the Hofner against the piano bench. The guitar fell on the floor and the neck broke right off of the body as it was glued on, not bolted. I had tried getting it fixed at a guitar repair shop but the action was never the same. The strings were about a half inch or more above the fretboard where it joined the body and no amount of adjusting was ever able to lower the strings any closer to the fretboard. I wound up getting my P-Bass after that and eventually canned the Hofner. I do miss it.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:57 AM
I'll be adding as much cool stuff as I can find detailed dimensions on... Fender Jaguar, Music Man Albert Lee, Music Man Sterling Bass, a Rickenbacker 360 etc. I'll prolly even make a fiddle, an upright bass and, wait for it... a Banjo! (somebody once told me the definition of the phrase "perfect pitch" is when the banjo doesn't hit the sides of the dumpster as it's thrown away )
also working on a generic drumkit as we speak.
Sorry to hear about your Hofner, Rich
Edited by SlotDaddy1963, 03 July 2014 - 09:58 AM.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:43 PM
Just saw this for the first time. Wow! I am impressed! That is ultra cool!
Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:46 PM
Hi guys and gals!
been awhile since I updated so..
I've been a little under the weather but I feel a bit better today (So Far...)
I may end up going an entirely different direction on constructing these next time but so far so good
Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:10 PM
as an ex blues and rock guitarist i love what your doing with all of the instruments. in the seventies i made a few miniature fender guitars out of wood but only got as far as finishing and painting the bodies i never got to the detail parts as i just lost interest in the project i wish i knew what i did with those bodies. it would be fun to finish one of them. you are doing a spectacular job and i will be watching your progress.
Edited by jerseyjunker1, 20 July 2014 - 05:11 PM.
Posted 20 July 2014 - 07:21 PM
I have a few of these guys and gals left from an earlier project and I've got my ear to the ground trying to find more:
but they are getting pretty scarce and therefor pretty expensive
Edited by SlotDaddy1963, 20 July 2014 - 07:32 PM.
Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:59 AM
These are really cool. If you were depicting a scale life drawing class, at least you'd have all of the models.
Where in the world did you find these guys?
Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:17 AM
I was looking around the vendors area at a local IPMS show several years ago, back when I dabbled in military models and lucked up and found these in 1/32 scale... they were kinda pricey even then, around $25 per set. I couldn't pass em up. I shot my whole kit budget on a set of each. Now these things are even more expensive... eurorailhobbies.com has them at $45 US each.
I found out later that Preiser makes them in several scales, from 1/22.5 (true G scale) down to 1/48. Even down to HO I think but the smaller ones are one piece figures The picture don't do them justice. And to an extent they really are multi-pose. (any male left leg will mate up to any male right leg etc... )
The diorama I had in mind when I bought them never actually got off the ground but with a little cigarette paper and putty you can clothe them any way you want.
Thanks for the interest and comments
Posted 21 July 2014 - 03:17 PM
Prieser Catalog numbers= 45 900 Adam, 45901 Eve
going price 53.99 each