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    Lazy Susan for Grayskull?

    Anybody know where to get a lazy susan like the one used for Grayskull at NYTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    Anybody know where to get a lazy susan like the one used for Grayskull at NYTF?
    I was thinking the same. Need one that is low, slow moving, and stable.
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    you can't get any more slow moving than manual. i'm going to go to lowes/ other hardware store with the dimensions and go to the counter/kitchen area to see if they can help.
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    I am sure a place like Bed, Bath, and Beyond will have something.
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    i think this will be big enough ... not sure exactly what the dimensions are but it should be to hard to find/buy/make:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Lazy-Susan...item3cc7b23ac9
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    but that is just for the tray and not the "turn table" if i'm reading it correctly.

    searching lowes....

    the metal turn table runs $10 for 12' and the tray $10 and up in relation to size.

    one review says it's used for their 100 lbs plasma tv. so i'm sure if you find a large enough tray for cg to sit on then this will work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stprime View Post
    but that is just for the tray and not the "turn table" if i'm reading it correctly.

    searching lowes....

    the metal turn table runs $10 for 12' and the tray $10 and up in relation to size.

    one review says it's used for their 100 lbs plasma tv. so i'm sure if you find a large enough tray for cg to sit on then this will work just fine.
    your correct ... my bad. If anyone can tell me how large the turn table needs to be, ill get you all the price for it and a link on where to get it from.
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    well according to the review, if the 12" can rotate a 100 lb tv that will be just right, cg won't weigh near that so it will turn with ease. in fact, you may be able to purchase an even smaller one.

    for your tray you will either need one just large enough circumference for the castles area or if you want to have surface to pose figs on it will need to be larger.



    so the question is a) what's the area of the castle and b) what specific purpose will the tray serve?
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    Here is a 16" Lazy Susan from Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=17815873
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    I was trying to figure out the math for this myself. It seems like it's at least 20 inches from end to end when closed, so it'll have to at least that large of a square. But you'll probably want larger than that so you can set up a battle scene around and in it. You're going to have to build a big honkin' piece of furniture to display ir right.

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    I've been thinking about this too. I want to find/buy/build a piece upon which to display my Castle Grayskull on a Lazy Susan or something, and I haven't sat down and figured the dimensions we'll need to allow for. Having the castle opened will make it quite large indeed. I wonder if Scooter or the Horsemen could get the measurements of that piece of furinture they had for us.

    Anyone here a handy-type who could figure this stuff out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I've been thinking about this too. I want to find/buy/build a piece upon which to display my Castle Grayskull on a Lazy Susan or something, and I haven't sat down and figured the dimensions we'll need to allow for. Having the castle opened will make it quite large indeed. I wonder if Scooter or the Horsemen could get the measurements of that piece of furinture they had for us.

    Anyone here a handy-type who could figure this stuff out?
    looks like you will need a lazy susan thats about 24 -26in x 24-26 in .... at NYTF, they had a square one which is easier to build than a round one and even at that size you will still have a small overlap depending on where on the peice you place the playset as seen here:

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    This could be attached to a base board of your own design.
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    Good thoughts/suggestions guys. Thanks. I'm going to wait until I have the castle in-hand to more accurately determine what I'll need to get. I'd really like to display it on the lazy suzan as I think it's the perfect way to show both the outside and inside of the playset.
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    Still no base dimensions on this thing? I'm dying to get to work on my lazy-susan before it arrives.


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    I'm not getting one, but I have built displays for all sorts of stuff, Model RR, 3-3/4" joes, star wars etc...

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    24" turn table, they have battery operated ones on Amazon.
    laminated plywood, I'd go with a half sheet, 1/4" thick
    Staplegun w/ 1/8" staples
    3' X 3' Swatch of fabric, color and texture of your choice.
    Spray adhesive

    Cut the plywood and size you like, but square in shape. As long as the turntable is centered underneath, it will spin just fine.
    Place the turntable upside down and measure the sides until you have it place dead center. Trace the turntable on the back of the plywood.
    Drill small pilot holes into the plywood as close to the edge of circle in the inside of the line. Note: before drilling, insure placement will not damage or interfere with the turntable's turning mechanism.
    Place the turntable back on the plywood inside the circle you made and secure it with duct tape, I would use a 2" gap between them.
    Using the pilot holes as a guide, use 1" wood screws to secure the board to the turntable.
    Clean off the board with a wetnap, best thing ever.
    Spray adhesive lightly over the top of the finished base, then cover with the cloth. Smooth with you fingers, or use the edge of a clean scrap of wood.
    Flip the whole unit over and fold over excess material and secure with staples 1" apart along all four sides. Trim to 1/2" from staples.

    When you place your castle on it, you want to put it as close to the middle of the turntable as you can to avoid tipping.
    This is exactly how I built a engine house for my Dad's Train Layout. The whole set-up was 18' X 9' and split into 5 sections. The only difference was I then placed more adhesive on the cloth and sprinkled sand on it for a realistic train yard look. I hope this helps you guys. And FWIW, if any of you have any questions about this kind of stuff, I've been building displays like this since I was 8, I'm now 41.
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    The Castle is actually bigger in person than online. So get something at least 3 feet wide.

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    Personally, I'd do 42" squared. Leaves room in the front and the inside for a dio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmiro View Post
    Personally, I'd do 42" squared. Leaves room in the front and the inside for a dio.
    Where'd you get that dimension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes0217 View Post
    Where'd you get that dimension?
    42" will be too big. Stay with 36" diameter (that's the dimension i'm using by eyeballing the Castle in person). This will be enough to display the Castle and display figures around it.

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    Scott did an actual measurement session on youtube. And that's just what I personally would use. If it were me, I'd slap that badboy on a table and build a dio. But not everyone has that kind of space. It's all relative to what you requirements are vs your constraints. I don't have any space issues, so my display when finished will have terrain, water features and eventually both Grayskull & Snake mountain. And I just wanted to throw this out there. A buddy of mine and I are putting together a mat for CG to sit on. right now, we are working through cost, size and design. ATM we're trying to color match the stones.
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    Now that I have my Grayskull in hand, here are the actual dims in case anyone is wondering. I've given up my lazy susan for now as the circle will just take up too much space.

    grayskull_revised_dims.jpg

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