Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tenzin's Drum Set

In my last post, Tenzin had moved to Moreville and was in the process of remodeling the old Hillman building to accomodate his new recording studio. His project has been delayed though because he's waiting for me to go to Hobby Lobby and get some stuff he needs. In the meantime, he did an inventory of his equipment. He has guitars, microphones and a keyboard. He needed a drum set. I searched high and low for this, but couldn't find one in 1:6 scale that wasn't expensive. So I built him one.



Here is the bass drum with two snare drums attached to the top. It's made out of a large roll of silver glitter duct tape and two small rolls of duct tape for the snare drums. The stand is made of three T-pins poked into the bottom.


Here are the two cymbals. They're made from thin aluminum tubing, roof flashing cut out in two circles, jewelry wire and beads.


Here is the high hat made out of the same materials as the cymbals. The foot pedal is a small piece of wood painted black and glued to the wire.


Here are two additional drums. These are made out of pvc pipe, painted black and covered with silver glitter duct tape. The stands are made out of jewelry wire.


Here is the stool. It's made up of two 3-inch circles of craft wood and pvc pipe painted black.


Here it is all set up.


Marianne couldn't resist trying it out. The drumsticks are made out of toothpicks although you can't see them here.


She's having too good of a time!

Funny thing is, I got this set halfway done when I discovered I could've gotten one from The Tiny Frock Shop that wasn't expensive. LOL 
The drum set is complete, but not quite. The bass drum needs a logo on it. Tenzin wants a dragon, so I thought about drawing one and pasting it on there. I can't draw freehand that well, but I figure a drawing program can help me out. If not, maybe I can find a sticker at Hobby Lobby. :-)

27 comments:

  1. Love it! I can hear the thumping from here!

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    1. Hi Deb!
      Marianne says in your dreams! ROFL :-)

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  2. Your drum set is fabulous! Great job. Tenzin will be ecstatic.

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    1. Hi Vanessa!
      Thanks! Tenzin loves it! :-)

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  3. You did a really nice job on the drum set! I absolutely love it! You shouldn't have any trouble finding a dragon sticker, but you could also make one on inkjet sticker paper using a graphic from the internet.

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    1. Hi Phyllis!
      Thank you! I thought about printing off a graphic from the internet, but I'm real careful about things like that - copyright and all that. I learned all that from my contributions to Fashion Doll Quarterly. So now, I try to do my own photos/graphics. Hopefully I can find something at Hobby Lobby. :-)

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  4. Great job. You can probably find stickers for the drum.

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    1. Hi simsgrl and welcome to my blog!
      Thank you! If I can find something at Hobby Lobby, I'll try to draw one of my own. :-)

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  5. How crafty and creative of you. I think the dragon symbol would be the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Hi Jewell!
      Thank you! Sometimes I get lazy and try to find what I need on or offline. But when I can't find what I need, I'll build it. It takes longer to do that, but it's also more fun! :-)

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  6. This is so creative and looks so good.

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    1. Hi Janainah!
      It's funny - when I was trying to figure out how to build this, I found myself really looking at cat food cans, paper towel rolls, etc. trying to get the right size. LOL If I can't find it, I'll build it. :-)

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    1. Hi Georgia Girl!
      Thank you! I wasn't sure how I was going to do it, but I'm really happy at how it turned out. Tenzin likes it as well. LOL :-)

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  9. Wow! You have some mad talent there, Cindi. The drum set looks awesome!

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    1. Hi Ro!
      Thanks! It took me awhile to figure out how to do it, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. Loving your stories Ro! Keep those episodes coming! :-)

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    1. Hi lindaivette montes de oca!
      ¡Gracias! ¡Hice mi mejor esfuerzo! :-)

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  11. you just give the inspiration to do the same thing. Thank you for this very good idea.

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    1. Hi Shasarignis and welcome to my blog!
      You are very welcome! I hope you have just as much fun making your drum set as I had making mine. Enjoy! :-)

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  12. Love this idea, it's so creative! Looks perfect, even the size is correct! And to think that I bought a drumset for my doll for over 50usd >.<

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    1. Hi Jewel Snake and welcome to my blog!
      All the 1:6 scale drum sets I found were ridiculously expensive - 75 usd and higher. It only cost me around 18 usd in materials to make this one. It's amazing the things one can do with pvc pipe, duct tape, beads and jewelry wire! LOL Thanks so much for your kind comment. :-)

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  13. That drum set turned out really well! It looks great and it's the perfect scale - nice work!

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    1. Hi jSarie and welcome to my blog! Thank you! I was happy with the way it turned out. Marianne is still jamming on it. LOL :-)

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  14. Very cool drum set. Wonder if Tenzin will ever see it, lol. Looks like Marianne's going to become a drummer ;-)

    There was a Justin Bieber drum set. Has that gotten pricey now? The Liv dolls had a nice one, too. But yours is cooler than theirs ;-)

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    1. Hi D7ana!
      Welcome back! I hope and pray you're feeling better. Tenzin did manage to wangle the drum set away from Marianne, but he had to promise her she could come by his studio and play it any time she wanted to. LOL I looked at the Justin Bieber and Liv sets. Both are pretty pricey now. That's another reason why I decided to make my own. :-)

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