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Re: [Icehouse] Pyramids in mono/bulk

  • FromMichael Kohne <mhkohne@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 1 Mar 2009 17:24:59 -0500
If you want to try hardware store paints instead of hobby store
paints, look at Krylon. They have a plastic primer that lets you put
normal Krylon colors onto plastic. I've used it for once or twice with
no trouble, but never on something this small.

Mono stashes: I know that whatever didn't get converted to Treehouse
sets got sold off, because I bought some at the time (The nice folks
at Loony Labs were kind enough to announce the transition and give us
some leeway to buy mono stashes). If you can't find mono stashes
anywhere else, you're gonna just have to buy sets. On the plus side, I
would bet that you could sell of any excess mono stashes you were left
with on Ebay without taking a loss.

If you are just going to paint them, then you might look at pink
treehouse - it's the only available mono-colored stash, and the bulk
pricing starts at 6 units, unlike the 10 units of the treehouse sets.
On the other hand, that doesn't get you the exact colors you might

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM, David L. Willson <DLWillson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> How do I buy pyramids in bulk?  How do I buy mono-stashes?  I know that I can buy 5 Treehouse kits, but I started with Xeno, and I don't want to have both cyan and blue, they're just too close in color to be useful, IMHO.  In case I actually get an answer to the first question, here's the next:  Has anyone painted the plastic pyramids?  Spray or brush?  Any hedzups for me?
> The first idea I want to try is to paint up a gold set of skeletons (http://home.att.net/~kerry_and_ryan/Dcp_0259.jpg), with red, solid-lead pyramids inside them for weight.  I think that'd rock.
> Actually, that's the second idea.  I've already started on the first, and will post a link to pictures when I get it done.
> Aside:  Does anyone know how to search a mailman archive?  I'm sure what I asked is a FAQ, but I don't know how to search the ML archive to avoid re-asking it.  Similarly, does this ML have a FAQ?  Is that a FAQ?  Why do we (not this list, but ML's in general, still use mailman, when it sucks so badly when compared to BBS/Forum type discussions?  Why isn't the FAQ, if there is one, linked from the ML's information page?
> -- David
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Michael Kohne