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Re: United Cutlery's - LOTR & The Hobbit - Movie Props!

That is the one I bought and then within a month promptly sold to Guardian Wolf for the same price I paid...about $100. When he asked why I was selling it, I replied, "I thought I wanted it, and then realized that because I knew what those swords really were, I could never see this as a Barrow...

Re: Google Chrome Issue

All I use is Chrome on all of my Android and Windows devices and have no issues getting here. I still get logged off from my phone and tablet all the time, but no other issues. It's their latest version of Chrome. Blocks us for not having SSL. I'm investigating how to get us that ASAP without break...

Google Chrome Issue

Hey all, Just became aware (because it happened to me) that the site is no longer accessible via Google Chrome. Still works on other browsers, but until I have the time to sort it out (know the issue, just involved) we're not available on Chrome! Please pass along to any members having issues gettin...

Re: Upgrade 6/1/2021

Good afternoon, all! I've removed the forcing of a specific style on all board members. If you want to switch between one style and another, you can do so through your User Control Panel and Board Settings. This should help folks using tablets/phones try different styles to see what works best for t...

Re: Login Issue

I'm back in... I for a moment, thought GW decided to sneak a hostile takeover under the guise of a forum update! :P Bwa ha ha. Curse my sudden but inevitable betrayal. I'm able to login via my laptop, but not my phone. Even after clearing history/cookies, etc. :( Hmm, the cookie clear fix worked on...

Login Issue

Good morning all! For folks having login issue, please clear the cookies on your browser. This should completely resolve the problem for you. If you want to avoid clearing all cookies (this will likely log you out of all sites), then you can go about clearing just the cookies for our site: https://w...

Re: Upgrade 6/1/2021

Hi Gw. Thanks for all your work. I look at the forum from an iPad. In the top right hand corner is usually the icons showing messages etc, then my tag. After the upgrade, I can’t seem to be able to go to my messages and no icons for it exist. I logout out and back in, shut down the page and came ba...

Upgrade 6/1/2021

Good afternoon, all! We're going to be taking the boards down starting early morning EST on June 1st, 2021 (Tuesday) to apply some upgrades. They'll be brought back up as soon as possible, but it may not be until the following day. We may be losing our current styling for a short time. We'll make ev...

Re: Sword Hangers

This is just a prototype of sorts---I intend to take it down and sand/stain all pieces. Given the cost of lumber these days I won't be doing many of these, but luckily my collection is small enough that I shouldn't need too many. Great start! To help make the screws less noticeable, you could use a...

Re: Sword Hangers

Well! Some months later and after much mulling I wanted to come back to say that I took your advice! While they will likely not come as close to being as gorgeous as your setup, I'm giving the French cleat approach a try and I'm happy with the results thus far. FC.jpg This is just a prototype of sor...

Re: Sword Hangers

Damn that's beautiful... While I'd love to do something like that and would likely be able to skill-wise (not nearly as amazing as yours, but passable... :P), I don't have much up front time. Currently my entire sword collection is resting on the guest bed as my former office is now the kiddo's play...

Sword Hangers

Hey folks, I've ditched my UC plaques to mount weapons directly on the wall (with a 3/4" board stretching the length of the wall). The idea being to minimize the number of holes I'm punching in the wall and reduce the wall real estate the plaques eat up. I've dug around Amazon and the like tryi...

Re: Cold Temps on Various items

Resin (e.g. polystone) + fluctuating temps and/or extreme temps (whether hot or cold) = major problems Leather (as in weapon grips) not a big problem except it may dry out when it gets really cold...you may want to treat it with a leather conditioner. Vinyl + low temps (freezing) not good. Vinyl is...

Cold Temps on Various items

Though I'd pick the brains of the forum on this head-scratcher. I've recently moved my home office over to our in-law apartment for the quiet and I'd really like to bring over most of my geek stuff from my former office in the house. The problem is, we don't usually keep the apartment well-heated be...

Re: Shire Post Coins

On a related note, Helen Maringer just posted about the new Scouring of the Shire coins on one of the LOTR collector Facebook groups. At the end of the post she added this: "Sidenote: I'm currently in brainstorm phase for a big release of new Middle-earth coins. If there is a place/character/e...

Re: LOTR TV adaptation

Now, I don’t want to sound like a Pollyanna, because I do have some concerns about this production, though they’re not necessarily so much greater than they would be in any event, when such a beloved property is to be adapted for TV. And true, Fallen Kingdom wasn’t the greatest movie ever made, but...

Re: LOTR TV adaptation

https://io9.gizmodo.com/amazons-lord-of-the-rings-show-nabs-jurassic-world-fal-1836079275 I'm very scared given this post, though. I'm a huge Jurassic Park fan, and Fallen Kingdom was...just atrocious. At best it's a popcorn flick, but a lousy one at that. I know that a director in a franchise proba...

Re: Game Of Thrones

Well, those parents are silly because a) you picked the name before the conclusion of the series, and b) if you couldn't see where this was leading, you deserve to be disowned by your child. My wife and I were chatting about this the other day. She doesn't watch the show, but knows what happens on ...

Re: New Weta everywhere you look!

Pulled the trigger on Bag End and The Green Dragon. Neither is worth the original price but 2 fer $150 ($181 with shipping) is good. Green Dragon I could pass on, but Bag End will look nice on my bookshelf next to all my Tolkien books. GD will go up there too, but BE is the one that belongs there. ...

Re: Update/Downtime

Hey all, it's that time again! I'll be taking the forums down at some point over the next week. I'm sorry I can't give a specific window but it all hinges on when I have the time I can devote to it. So if you come across the site and it's unavailable, know that it means I'm actively working on it an...

Re: United Cutlery's - The Hobbit - Movie Props!

In anticipation of the Moria staff, I finally unboxed by other staves the other day only to discover that my AUJ staff has some cracks in it. :( Not so bad as they're noticeable at a distance, but it's a little disappointing. Any tips on reducing or preventing any further expansion of the cracks...?...

Re: The Hobbit

Val and Olorin have made a lot of solid points in the above. I, too, have avoided adding to this discussion but was recently spurned to by recent events. I happened to give the Netflix/BBC adaptation of Watership Down a spin this weekend and found it to be nearly unwatchable for me. I haven't finish...

Re: United Cutlery's - The Hobbit - Movie Props!

I have to admit, I'm skeptical.

But that's purely to try and tame my excitement, I expect. :) That's wonderful news, and I'll not bombard with the obvious questions that a pronouncement like that inspires and just say thanks for sharing!

This will absolutely be an insta-buy for me. No question.

Re: New Weta everywhere you look!

Not much to it other than what I mentioned: keep an alert eye out for an Out of Stock item to come back on, then jump on it as fast as possible. Typically what happens is Weta will inventory count their warehouses and 'find' a few items that were previously thought to be sold out. Bag End being lis...

Re: New Weta everywhere you look!

Looks like Weta has made it extremely easy to save my money this year with their upcoming Black Friday offerings. I know this comes from a place that says "you are spoiled!", but the deals are either kinda lousy in comparison with previous years, and/or what is on sale is sure to interest...

Re: Shire Post Coins

Moved the SPM posts to their old thread. Good news about the possible new Kickstarter, but it makes me wonder if they are releasing brand new coins or simply bringing back older ones again, which has happened before. If so, it might be a good opportunity to pick up some hard to find ones, but gener...

Re: Your wishlist... and what's not on it.

As for the Shire Post Mint, while I'm always up for more coins, they seem to have covered all the major cultures' currencies so I don't see what's left to offer, but you never know. Maybe something from Mirkwood? Surely their trade with Lake-Town involved coins of some sort? Shire Post Mint has a c...

Re: United Cutlery's - The Hobbit - Movie Props!

Hasn't this happened multiple times in the past? Random Facebook admin from UC/Budk posting a poll or open question about LOTR/Hobbit replicas with absolutely no connection to development? I feel like each time we have this exact discussion. 'How serious are they?' 'Does this person have any authori...

Re: Update/Downtime

Hey folks,

I'll be bringing down the boards at some point tomorrow morning (5:00 AM-10:00 AM EST) to do an update. Shouldn't take too long. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up so they don't panic if they visit and find the site unreachable!

Re: Dragon Hoard

If anyone on the board knows PHP/SQL, more than happy to share the development load. :) At some point, we'll get it to a stage that the other admins will be able to manually add/edit items, but developing that in and of itself is something I was working on when my kiddo showed up and devoured all of...

Re: Dragon Hoard

It was my intention to really beef up DH, but I honestly haven't had a spare moment in many moons to even consider working on it...

I'd love to take it on again, but I can't really say when I'll be able to tackle this again. :(

Witchking Dagger --- LOTR vs Hobbit version

Hey folks, Hoping someone can educate me on a topic I didn't know was a topic. I'm looking to potentially sell my Witchking dagger and I've discovered that there's some difference between the LOTR version and the Hobbit version simply by people asking me which it is. Can anyone enlighten me on the a...

Re: Sutton Hoo Helm Replica

I bought a couple of UC items from them many years ago and had no issues, but that means nothing really, if only to say that perhaps they are not consistently bad? :huh: I too made several purchases from them way back when and had no troubles. It was only the most recent purchase when their owner g...

Re: Sutton Hoo Helm Replica

Looks pretty nifty, Buckeye! My only hesitation is with KOA. I had some nasty interactions with that particular site some years back. Price might be good, but if you could buy elsewhere, I'd highly recommend doing so...Especially with something so pricey and intricate...

Just my two cents!

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