Let’s Hit the Beach!
While browsing the OneSixthWarriors forum today, I came across a fan who goes by the online screen name, “Triton,” who had discovered a reliable source for (almost) 1:6 scale surfboards. The miniature surfboards in question are currently being marketed as “incense burners,” but once fans and collectors of 1:6 scale “catch wind of them,” the company may want to switch its marketing strategy. According to Triton:
“Recently, I saw these Incense Holders on a friend’s Facebook page. Naturally, I thought of the possibility of turning them into 1/6 scale accessories. After checking the specs and size, I have decided ’em to give a try. They’re available everywhere. Amazon, Ebay and your local store. Search “Surf Burner” on Google and you’ll find them.”
So…How Do These New Surfboards “Stack Up?”
Quite well, actually. Especially if you purchase one of the real wooden display racks (sold separately). Quality-wise, the craftsmanship and materials used in these mini-boards is “top-notch” all the way. The paint and decals are all professionally applied, look bright and glossy, and the boards are ready to display right out of the box. There are even little rudder fins on the bottom! Scale-wise, they may be slightly undersized, but only experienced surfers will ever notice (or even care). The wooden storage racks are sturdy, solidly built and hold up to 5 boards each. For the purposes of GIjOE fans and collectors of 1:6 scale, they are all PERFECT for use in outdoor diorama photo-shoots as well as standard indoor shelf-displays. RADICAL, DUDE!
Bottom Line: Our sincerest thanks to Triton for sharing his wonderful photos and information about these new surfboards. As he said, a simple Google search will reveal many places online where they may be purchased, and the Nippon Kodo manufacturer site in Japan can be found HERE.