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Island Statues and Toy Boats

Discussion in 'UHall' started by TullyMars, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. TullyMars

    TullyMars Sage
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    I have a vendor filled with island statues and toy boats from my aquarium.
    Of course no one is buying these long forgotten items even at the paltry 499 gold price.

    So I am looking for creative suggestions to do with these.
    Perhaps something humerous, perhaps something that will lead to a tall tale (think...great easter island stone head invasion of 2012) or something that would make someone smile with a screenshot.
     
  2. gunneroforgin

    gunneroforgin Slightly Crazed
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    Have you checked to see if they have turn in point value?
     
  3. TullyMars

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    sadly they do not have turn-in value.
    Of course I didn't confirm but just went off the posted lists...and a few posts when the "clean up" thing came about that were upset that they had no turn-in value.
    I should add that along with my collection of island statues and toy boats...I have plenty of fish bones as well.
     
  4. OvenBird

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    I think it was Louis XIV who staged naval battles in a pond out behind his palace, that might be kind of fun. Black Pearl and cotton for cannonballs and explosions maybe.
    Or a gulliver's type situation, you could pin down severed heads and leather armor with something like a gnarled staff for rope, make it seem like the ships have tied down a giant or are dragging him through the water.
    Might be fun to panel a whole marine-themed room with them, or maybe an accent wall.
    I'm interested in seeing what you come up with.
     
  5. G.v.P

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    Perhaps you could throw the toy boats overboard somehow so when people sail around theyll see a tiny fleet in the ocean ;)
     
  6. OvenBird

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    I'd set sail to see that.
    I know people are making optical illusion houses with docks built into them. You could build a very small dock.
     
  7. Shelra

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    I personally love the old school aquariums that you can make yourself, there are different styles out there.
    Here are a few links for you:

    Classic Aquarium Tutorial
    Staff Created Homes and Gardens - This aquarium is sweet!!
    Castles and Courtyards

    You can make your own Easter Island, but I think it would take a whole floor to do it.
    I think it would be great to build something with them and a story around it, perhaps something with a 'Lost World' feel to it if you incorporate the boats.

    Good Luck, I'll be curious to find out what you do!
     
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    I had too many of those as well. One day I made my entire home, ruins, looking like Easter Island and Stonehenge combo using several of the Island statues, using water tiles, fire tiles, gray tiles in bits and pieces, like archeological dig sight, etc. all over the place.

    Then another time utterly bored, lol used the isle statues as chess pieces, with some of the old masonry statues as pawns rooks etc. and tossed in some new gargy masonry statues, for other chess pieces.

    But the Stonehenge Easter Isle combo I once did was cool,
    all looked hauntingly like some abandoned lost tribe of humanity sort of house plan.

    Too bad though lately all I get off my aquariums are stupid waterlogged boots and the darn fishing poles, atm I would like to get some isle statues again or the cooler huge shells. I may end up tossin my aquariums back in the bank considering weeks on end now all we get is junk for our aquarium rewards, not EVEN the statues lately ! BAH !
     
  9. TullyMars

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    Well some good ideas, and I will let you know what I come up with.
    I am breaking out the natural dyes to see if they work on either item.
    If the dyes work, well perhaps you will see a rainbow army of big heads and rainbow naval fleet attack the floating emporium or something.
    But I fear that only tokuno dyes or other special dyes might work, in which case the cost of my amusement might be too high and I would have to scrap it for a cheaper 5 second laugh.