Big Lots - cheap trees!

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:10 pm

AWESOME!

even cheaper and varying sizes!

no Menards near me :(
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by Vegomatic » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:48 pm

I looked at Big Lots several times in the last month... lots of Christmas stuff, but never found the trees.

Today I was at Menards. They have their Christmas stuff in. They had packs of similar trees (different label, but they looked the same) at similar pricing. :)

Then I saw this pack:
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16 Trees for $4.99. :shock:
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The minis used for scale are 25mm... they are OLD, but they were handy.

Because the packaging is soft, some of the trees were a little smooshed in a place or two, but most were perfectly fine... pretty sure they are fixable, but it really isn't as noticable once the snow is removed.

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:20 pm

I am honored to have earned the acclaim of so many furry friends

i will endeavor to be worthy

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:27 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:15 pm
hey - look at me - i am tech savvy ;)
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by zenako » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:20 am

Yup, every spring I make a pass thru the local craft shops (AC Moore, Micheals, etc.) and check for clearance items that sometimes are items like these. If nothing else those clearance buys provide cheap fodder for experiments in making stuff. Just like the post someone made last year about the Tiki hut tops that are an almost perfect fit for 4" tower builds. Sometimes you just got to look beyond the local hobby store for some goodies. (Clearance items for fish tanks can have some useful stuff as well!).

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:09 am

i tried flaking it off - figuring it was some type of flocking, but it is pretty stuck on

just soaked it in a coffee cup and then put dishwashing liquid on it and brushed it a bit
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viola - summer time trees!

guess i will pick up some more - these would look awesome in city builder as manicured garden
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by Papa_Stevie » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:51 am

kitenerd wrote:
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wish they had them without snow

Sometimes its just a plaster on them and it can be washed off for snow-free trees

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by William » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 pm

kitenerd wrote:
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This bad boy still works:
Of course it does, you could throw an old phone against a cinder-block wall and they still worked. ;)
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00 pm

hey - i learned something new!

I am old enough to remember when phones where actually used to make calls - and no one needed an instruction book that was 300 pages long to know how to use one ;)

This bad boy still works:
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by astolat » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:33 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:15 pm
i seem to have an orientation problem with images i email myself from my phone

any smart people know how to get around this?

this is a test - i opened it renamed and resaved - lets see if that works
FWIW, the issue is that whenever you take iphone photos with the camera app oriented wrong, it helpfully hides this from you by saving orientation info in the EXIF data and displaying it based on that data. Any program that doesn't read the EXIF data will display it wrong.

If you open the file in pretty much any image editing program that displays it correctly and just re-save it (if you need to change it somehow to get it to save, you can rotate it around 360), it'll keep the correct orientation. Preview works on Mac.

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