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Offline Knightmo

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Playmo mountain
« on: January 06, 2007, 23:40:45 »
Hi all,

This is a "mountain" my dad made for me when I was just a spud. It is playmobil scale and about the coolest play scene I ever had. He probably wished I would have washed it off first, but here's a pic of it. (I'll clean it up if you want more detailed pics). It has several levels with different sized rooms for whatever a person could want. It's largely self-explanitory, but the flat tops I mainly used for vehicle landing, but they could have castle or house structures on top as well. There's a big room that I think I used as a church most of the time. The little room off to itself across the bridge I used as a kitchen...anyway, It is very cool and I thought I'd post it. I have Porco waving to ya'll so you can see the scale better.

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 13:59:54 »
Wow, this is really very cool.

Please can you make/post some more detailed photos? I'm quite interested in this.

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007, 19:24:18 »
Hi all,

That "mountain"was made in March of 1982,  when Knightmo was 6 years old. ;D

It was made from 3/8 inch plywood, and coated with spar varnish.

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 20:56:34 »
That's a very interesting creation indeed.  Bags of play value and imagination value for a youngster.  Nicely done, Jimbo.
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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 21:40:44 »

You have a great dad, Jimmy!
(But, I'm sure that you already knew that ... ;)

Was the "mountain" a present for a special occasion?

It really is cooool ...  :wow:

All the best,
Richard



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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 22:27:40 »
 :)

One of the coolest things about this compared to some stuff out there that you can buy is that it is a generalized layout that lends itself totally to the imagination without any pre-set use. (I've heard a lot of complaints about pre-set play stuff). Naturally, the mountain saw battles mostly, with good guys knocking the bad guys off the edge or down the stairs..(I wish I was a kid again sometimes :))

I don't remember if it was a gift for a special occasion or not. If a new wooden toy marked a special occasion in those days, there were a heck of a lot of special occasions ;D

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007, 12:41:40 »
Wow, very nice.
It looks to me some sort of BIG tree hut or something.
Reminds me of the place where Peter Pan lives.

Seeing all the details i wonder how many hours went into the mountain 8}
Rob

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 22:04:03 »
Hi Rob,

I'm thinking it took about 40 hours to build...I kinda made it up as I went along, and stopped when the kids couldn't reach any higher.

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 08:50:56 »
Looks like it would have been a real lot of fun to play with! 8-)

I love all the different levels with 'hidey-holes' and the way some are joined with bridges and stairs. Thanks for sharing it with us, Knightmo! :)

I have a friend who's dad built her a tree-shaped structure to play with when she was little, but I'm not sure what it was made from. I clearly remember being quite envious and wishing that it belonged to me.  ;D

I also agree with Rob on the Peter Pan-like quality. It would make an ideal home for Playmo fairies and gnomes. :yup:

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Re: Playmo mountain
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2007, 21:19:34 »
Here are some closer pics.