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WARNING: This web site contains language and images which may be unsuitable for children and adults who disapprove of unsavory stuff. In fact, underage trespassers may be shot on sight. (Sorry, but it's the only way to protect the kids.) Because I do care, here's a link to a WWW caponizer. Or you can whine about it to me.

Last modified: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:12 AM

This is a scrapbook of stuff I've made, mainly 1:6 scale figures/dolls. None of it's for sale; however, if you like to make things, you might find some useful tips or inspiration here. It's a big, sprawling site that grows by ingesting my articles. As they're digested, the articles end up in index categories to help you browse by area of interest. Remarkably, this website never poops... which explains why it's gotten so bloated.

 

The sequential record of articles (WASSUP) is listed below and is the most frequently updated index. I eventually get around to filing those project articles under category indexes. SCI-FI and MEDIEVAL are mislabeled and are really more general collections of fantasy projects and articles set in the future and distant past.GI-JOE is where everything else goes, along with reviews and external links to hobby resources. STAR WARS is where this site started; customized 3-3/4" action figures. PG-RATED shows my transition away from Star Wars figures and a brief attempt at Garage Kit sculpting, before I began working almost exclusively in 1:6 scale. GFX is a collection of printable 1:6 scale documents. BONHAM showcases some incredible work by an amazing artist; I'm honored to be able to host his work here. I've forgotten what other indexes are for since they're so infrequently updated.

 

JIMBOBWAN'S BOERD
My latest experiment with interactivity fuses the old "Remarks" section with the Guestbook; Leave comments, see WIP previews, read the blogstuff.

 

 

 

2012: IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
2013: DON'T THEY KNOW IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD?

  • 09/26/13 Matorro Jagdtiger Another big tank destroyer; a modding project using Clark TK-22 and Benedini TBS-Mini boards.
  • 08/08/13 Turnigy 9x Transmitter/ER9X Firmware A truly amazing value, especially if you're considering moving on from your old Spektrum DX6. Tips on how to set it up for a Tamiya DMD and mapping the Clark TK-22's left stick functions to switches.
  • 08/01/13 Lighting, Servo-Controlled Machine Gun (and More) Added great green gobs of greasy, grimy, gopher guts to page 2 of the Elefant article. The fun never stops (until it does)
  • 07/11/13 Elefant Article, Page 2: Installing Limit Switches for Elevation Control To turn off the elevation motor when the barrel reaches the ends of its travel.
  • 07/07/13 Hooben Elefant Jagdpanzer From eBay, an expensive built-up kit that I proceeded to gut and "improve".
  • 06/29/13 New Guts for the Pzkpfw IV (More RC tank stuff) Replaced the old innards with a Clark TK-22 board. It feels like a virgin again...
  • 06/13/13 New Guts for the Tiger Another addendum to an old RC tank article. ElMod out, Tamiya DMD in...
  • 05/27/13 Finishing Touches on the Heng Long Pzkpfw IV Since the world ended in 2012, there's nowhere to put newer stuff. This is an addendum to an old radio-controlled tank article. I finally painted the sucker...
  • 12/30/12 Medieval Lite Comments for the end of the year as we know it.
  • 09/22/12 Strat 11 A Lucite plastic guitar/boat anchor.
  • 09/20/12 Strat 10? Yet another partscaster, assembled from a new Warmoth body, a solid rosewood neck, EMG SAVX pickups, with Guitarfetish's SRV Exciter and Crackpotz "Stack in a Jack" circuits.
  • 09/17/12 Gretsch BST-1000 She ain't much to look at and gets little respect, but she's a fine player...
  • 07/17/12 Wah Wha Wau Bow Wow Yoy Yoy Wah wah pedals, for guitars, natch...
  • 07/01/12 Number 9 Oh boy, more guitar stuff! Another partscaster, using the YJM body from Strat 7, an Eric Johnson maple neck, Callaham narrow bridge, David Allen's Dover single-coil pickups, and an S-1 switch & Superswitch, wired up "Nashville" style.
  • 06/10/12 Rickenbackers Not to be confused with the WWI ace-- Guitars, of course...

 

2011: THE YEAR WE GOT TIRED OF STUPID ACRONYMS (TYWGTOSA)

  • 12/30/11 Exoto's Diecast Chaparrals and More Outrageously detailed stuff, for the fan of really cool stuff...
  • 12/30/11 SF3D Ma.K Mania 2011, Part 3 Femfigs and Furniture - a Slight Digression (part 4 is on hold, pending something interesting to write about)...
  • 12/30/11 SF3D Ma.K Mania 2011, Part 2 Starting the 1:6 Nitto Fireball project, to be finished someday(?)...
  • 12/30/11 SF3D Ma.K Mania 2011, Part 1 Some (mainly) 1:6 stuff that I finally got around to uploading...
  • 10/01/11 DinoMania 2011 - Part 4 Garage Kit Dinos; Blanco's 1:35 Giganotosaurus, Geene's 1:35 T-rex...
  • 08/28/11 DinoMania 2011 - Part 3 Tamiya 1:35 Dinosaur Diorama kits; Pterosaurs & Parasaurolophus...
       09/03/11 Updated with Oviraptor...
       09/04/11 Undated with Hypsilophodon...
  • 08/15/11 DinoMania 2011 - Part 2 Tamiya 1:35 Dinosaur Diorama kits; Brachiosaurus & Raptoresque; a rare modeling article that rediscovers things that I've probably talked about a zillion times before...
  • 08/06/11 DinoMania 2011 Heck, who doesn't like dinosaurs? Dinostoreus makes some cool ones.
       08/18/11 Updated with Tyrannosaurus...
  • 08/04/11 AquaMania 2011 Another personal interest, totally unrelated to guitars or the original focus of this website. What can I say? I like fish, but I don't like to eat 'em.
  • 08/04/11 Les Pauls (LP) The acquisition of another Les Paul prompted me to write this article (started in April) about my "regular" Les Pauls, mostly from Gibson's 2007 "Guitar of the Week" (GOTW) series.
  • 02/27/11 Frackin' Cylon Strat (FCS) Aluminum body chrome plated Partscaster with a graphite neck and active bass, mid and treble controls...
  • 01/23/11 Rat 2 Circuit in an Ibanez RG2550Z Super Strat (R2CIAIRSS) Another long-winded article about stuff that no one cares about...
  • 01/15/11 Sustainiac Installation in an Ibanez S-Series Guitar (SIIAISSG) Fry ma hide! My Ibanez S420 sustains for .416666 days without an amp...

 

 

2010: TWO YEARS UNTIL 2012

  • 12/18/10 Ibanez Super Strat, Part 2 My RG2550, about as "Partscaster" as you get in the world of Ibbies...
  • 12/01/10 2010 Roundup of STUFFDOM A "Wazzbinup" of all those missing updates, cleverly grouped under the umbrella of "DOM" (or "dumb")...
    • 12/01/10 2010 RCDOM RC, meaning "Radio Controlled"-- micro heli & buggies...
    • 12/01/10 2010 BEERDOM Kegerators and homebrew...
    • 12/01/10 2010 GUITARDOM Leslie in a stompbox, Ibanezeses, Nekkid girl carving...
  • 02/05/10 Mondo Guyver 3 Those zany recasters from the Land of Fighting Kites...
  • 01/23/10 Mondo Guyver 2 When you're burned out on Alien stuff, it's time to post some filler...

 

2009: I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M STILL DOING THIS

 

2008: THE YEAR WE MADE QUESO

Rest In Peace, Chris Chulamanis
January 10, 2008

 

2007... zzzzzzzzzz (Ten Years After)

 

HUH? IT'S 2006???

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, IT WAS 2005

 

IT USED TO BE 2004

 

WHAT WAS UP IN 2003

 

WHAT WAS UP IN 2002

 

WHAT WAS UP IN 2001

  • 12/29/01 1:6 SAFS, Part 3 These pages are filling up waaay too fast; a moron's guide to painting... (updated 12/30/01)
  • 12/26/01 1:6 SAFS, Part 2 Article mitosis; the arms, the legs, the hatch... (updated 12/27/01)
  • 12/16/01 1:6 SAFS A possible/impossible (?) conversion project... (updated 12/22/01)
  • 12/15/01 Sci-fi Hardsuit 4 Sheesh! This ain't over yet??? (updated 12/18/01)
  • 12/10/01 Small Stuff A BTW tool-talk article; chucks, buttons, zippers & eyelets...
  • 12/07/01 Hasbro's Super Articulation Joe A review; Hasbro again proves that Joe is worth dumping some development money into... (updated 01/01/02)
  • 12/02/01 Sci-fi Hardsuit 3 Deconstruction, more downside detailing as we ooze closer to the the finality of painting... (updated 12/14/01)
  • 11/23/01 Sci-fi Hardsuit 2 A new page to start Phase 2 of the project: Detailing... (updated 11/30/01)
  • 11/23/01 SF3D/Maschinen Krieger Background material; a quick look at some of the Nitto models... (updated 12/22/01)
  • 11/03/01 Sci-fi Hardsuit A continuation of the Via Borracho project or the start of a new dead end? Time will tell...
  • 10/28/01 Via Borracho, Episode 2 Drill dangerous old boy! It continues...
  • 10/18/01 Playboy's Playmate of the Year, Victoria Silvstedt She finally came. So... what were you expecting???
  • 10/15/01 Takara's CY Girl - Cutie Honey Review of a bit of Japanese esoterica...
  • 10/15/01 Via Borracho Another face of Eve... (Danger: Boobs ahoy!) (updated 10/27/01)
  • 10/11/01 DML's Eve 2.0 I said I wouldn't buy one but I lied...
  • 10/02/01 Huaca Juaca I guess there's more to life than buying toys? If produced commercially, this would be a real shelf squatter...
  • 09/24/01 Hasbro's Weapon Tech Hey, more reviews! Shop Til U Drop. As Barbie sez, "Spending money is fuuuuun..."
  • 09/21/01 BBI's F-15C Cockpit Yet another review, just in case you're considering getting one for your F-15 pilot... (updated 09/21/01 ;^)
  • 09/19/01 Dragon's F-14 Pilot Another review, just in case you're considering getting one for your F-15 pilot...
  • 09/13/01 BBI's F-15C Pilot A review, just in case you're considering getting one for your F-15 cockpit... (updated 09/16/01)
  • 08/17/01 Real Doll 2020, Part 2 Ongoing project notes for Galbot, split into two parts for your browsing convenience... (updated 08/17/01)
  • 08/07/01 Thumbnail Index to Some Projects It's a retarded idea I've had for a long time. Someday I may get around to some serious housecleaning...
  • 07/28/01 Review: Future Klink of Stalag 1300? Since we're doing robot stuff, here's a lite Neo Henshin Cyborg piece...
  • 07/24/01 Real Doll 2020 An unfinished slacker's project...
  • 07/24/01 Review: Volks Neo Guy What kinda name is Neo Guy anyway? Sheesh! I guess it beats "Neo Fella" though...
  • 06/22/01 Review: Volks Neo Base Model It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, but the site isn't entirely dormant...
  • 05/28/01 Lindsey Goes Metal A quickie costuming thing, pandering to those who like boobs behind mesh...
  • 05/17/01 Minerva After much blood, sweat & tears, page 3 of the Athena project (updated 05/26/01)...
  • 04/28/01 Athena Page 2 of the Barbra Underwire recycling project, with a more substantial "elephant part" (updated 04/30/01)...
  • 04/21/01 Barbra Underwire, Recycled Recycling the only blond female figure that I've ever made... Hey, some of my best friends are blond! (Danger: NIPPLEAGE!) (updated 04/27/01)...
  • 04/01/01 Generic Fantasy Warrior: Part 4 The Finale... Could it finally be over? We'll see about that... (updated 04/02/01)
  • 03/24/01 Mondo Guyver Don't get excited. It's just a bunch of pictures of Max Factory's model kits. Pure filler...
  • 03/21/01 Air Power A rare tool-talk article; Before Viagra, there were penile implants. But this article's about air compressors...
  • 03/15/01 Generic Fantasy Warrior: Part 2 The Spectacle... Just what you've been waiting for. See Jimbob spend money OTA... (updated 03/28/01)
  • 02/23/01 Jacqueline 21st Century Toys' new "Ultimate Soldieress" figure...
  • 02/23/01 Generic Fantasy Warrior First installment of what could be a long, drawn-out and boring project. Text-heavy, to get you in that mood... (updated 03/14/01)
  • 02/15/01 Neo Eve Dragon's new "Ultimate Soft Skin" figure...
  • 02/14/01 Artie Livia Gets a Whole Buncha Bones... Articulating a skeleton (updated 02/18/01)
  • 02/07/01 Yellow Submarine's Collectible Items, Part 2 More on the Mauser, the MP28 & MP41...
  • 02/05/01 Get Real Girl A review of a fairly obscure but relatively recently released femfig...
02/02/01 *Livia Gets The Bone This is what you were waiting for, right? (Danger: NUDITY!) (updated 02/04/01)
01/28/01 *Livia's Stuff A second page to show off her "stuff" (no, not that stuff)...(Danger: NO NUDITY!) (updated 02/09/01)
01/26/01 *Livia If you like nekkid horny big-legged women, this one's for you... (Danger: NUDITY!)
  • 01/12/01 More Bull It's the project from the cusp of the millennium, brought back to comatose state with very minor updates. It now resides on two pages, and this is page 2... (updated 1/13/01)
  • 01/09/01 Yellow Submarine's Collectible Items No figures this time. Just big & little guns...
  • 01/03/01 Freakie Frankie A look at Sideshow Toy's variations on a theme... (updated 1/7/01)

     

WHAT WAS UP IN 2000

  • 12/28/00 Bull What I meant by "bigger"...(Danger: NUDITY!)
  • 12/26/00 Lilith's Vacation in Hell A few more pix...
  • 12/20/00 Lilith A Devil Gal with big horns... (Danger: NUDITY!)
  • 12/18/00 Sean the Ripper From Sean, taken from the Guestbook: A look inside the JAKKS Pacific dolls...
  • 12/17/00 Pat 30581401 A look at the Selena/Kelly dolls...
  • 12/14/00 BBI's Dream Gals Wow, I invented these, right after inventing the Internet (CY Girls revue)... (updated 1/7/01)
  • 07/26/00 Minx The Amazon complainer from Hel...
  • 07/16/00 What i Did This Summer Some filler pics shot in a synthetic natural setting...
  • 06/24/00 Little Brother Hey, it's cute lil' Annie Skywalker!
  • 06/13/00 Here's Lindsey It's hard to follow in the footsteps of all those entertaining articles I've posted recently, but I try... (updated 06/17/00)
  • 06/06/00 Where's Eve? Since Winona's been reviewed to death already, another one can't hurt... (updated 06/10/00)
  • 06/02/00 Skinned Figures A wordy discussion prompted by a submission in the Guestbook ... ( Uh... What Was the Question Again? updated 06/07/00)
  • 06/02/00 Golden Crane Creativity Award An opportunity to point out the existence of my obscure "vanity page" (which is supposed to be different from the rest of the site). Wow, you can now read my article from the defunct "Go Figure" magazine too, woo hoo!
  • 05/24/00 Base Model A look at Volks' Base Model figure doll thingamawhachacallit...
  • 05/20/00 Spring Cleaning Another type of customizing: Customizing the workroom... (updated 05/23/00)
  • 05/10/00 Inside SSSSAM As promised, an inside look at 21st Century Toys' new "Super Soldier" figure...
  • 05/05/00Mattel Slayer? Still coasting, but here's a critical look at 21st Century's much-anticipated "Super Soldier" figure...
  • 04/27/00 Cherry Tarts As penance for my current burnout phase, I've added an update to this article. You can't have too much of a good thing...
  • 04/15/00 Demon Lord Hey, the script called for one of these... (updated 04/24/00)
  • 04/13/00 Added the new subindex "GFX" (across the top) for downloadable & printable graphics. Also, be sure to check out David Williams' revised (04/14/00) Lucky Strikes graphic and new matches: He's a mad tweaker (just like me)...
  • 04/11/00 Little Sister Before the proliferation of cable and Microsoft's font, it was fashionable to call gals like this "Aerial", "Arial" or "Ariel". I call her "Alor of the Littlecups", and now you can see what she looks like below them... (updated 04/12/00)
  • 04/11/00 Ssssmokinnn' David and Kyle submitted downloadable graphics of the Green Luckies version, while I try to find an elegant way of editing the revision into the original article...
  • 04/08/00 Little Sister The new Frazetta-ish gal... (updated 04/09/00
  • 04/08/00 Ssssmokinnn' Some new downloadable graphics for the "Dirty Dave" article, submitted by David Williams. Kewl...
  • 04/06/00 Formative Slayer? We're on a roll, so why not? From the folks who brought you Barbie, behold Max Headr...Steel!!!...
  • 04/01/00 Dragon Slayer? Taking a break from the project, so here's an article about the new SOTW figure...
  • 03/29/00 No Guts, No Glory What happens when you eat too many rare Rib Eyes? Find out... (updated 04/05/00)
  • 03/16/00 Primal Man Primal World continues. Sheesh, I'm tired of putting these nekkid boobage warnings on articles (updated 03/25/00)...
  • 03/13/00 *Something Old, Something New Part 3: "This Is Not Jo Momma's Barbie Doll" (sorry, due to the "adult" theme, you have to access it through the first page)...
  • 03/11/00 "I Make Movies With Joes" A guest submission which shows another fun and creative thing you can do...
  • 03/07/00 *Something Old, Something New A new or an old project, depending on how you look at it (updated 03/09/00; part 2)...
  • 03/04/00 Francis Tavares' Bond One of the perks of being an "Image Depot"...
  • 03/04/00 Ron's Tanker Helmet A guest submission which epitomizes the spirit of customizing at its finest...
  • 02/28/00 Cherry Tarts And now, for something completely different...
  • 02/27/00 Dirty Dave 4 Leggings: Sorry, but I jumped the gun and wrapped the "pop quiz" up early so we could move on to other things...
  • 02/24/00 Dirty Dave 3 Split for further expansion & faster loading: Third page of the customizing project- Walkie talkie...
  • 02/19/00 Dirty Dave 2 Second page of the customizing project- Jacket, buttons, patches, smokes...
  • 02/11/00 Dirty Dave Customizing Dragon's WWII 1st Infantry "Dave"- belt, leggings, helmet, Tommygun...
  • 02/08/00 Shadow of the Dragon A long, pictureless article about the impact of the Big Boys on customizing (yawn). Pass on this one...
  • 02/05/00 Evabeth Continued Continued... The article was getting longish, so it reproduced asexually. Fishnet Hose & Heels (updated 02/06)...
  • 01/29/00 Evabeth Continued... The Millennium is an illusion. Time flows linearly and continuously. An article about painting...
  • 01/22/00 Mattel's Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra Y'know, like a doll review? Sort of a follow-up to the last thing I worked on, way back last year before I threw my brain onto a live grenade...
  • 01/22/00 Luciano-Pierfrancesco-Hill WWII--Italy. Nothing new from me, but some pic submissions I should have put up last year...

 

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