Just a quick heads up about three cool 1:6 scale finds recently discovered during a trip to our local Hobby Lobby arts and crafts supply store. First up, basic wooden crates in a variety of colors, with a metal hinge, opening lid, and magnetic closure. The quality is so-so, but good enough for what I paid—only .75¢ each! I bought over a dozen and plan on repainting them different colors for use in dioramas.
Over in the jewelry-making section, I found some tiny metal charms that would work great in 1:6 scale; a pair of ornate metal crosses and an old-style brass key. The crosses are superb and could accessorize a chaplain or be used in a vampire-hunter diorama. I removed the ring off of one of the crosses easily with a pair of pliers and sanded the top smooth—perfect! The little key charm is very cool, too, but more expensive at $2.47 apiece. If you wanted, you could get 2 or 3, put ’em all on a ring and make up a nice set of jail keys to lock up your 1:6 scale Old West desperadoes!
Hobby Lobby is definitely one of those stores that’s worth checking out about 4 times a year (say, once every season). They rotate their stock out regularly, removing unsold merchandise from the store. So if you miss something, it’s probably not coming back anytime soon. I recommend that if you see something you like, go ahead and buy it that day, because it’ll likely be gone the next time you visit. Best of luck with your own 1:6 scale searches. Happy hunting!