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  • Lionel Gazeau
    As an artist I go through periods when all I do are buildings in a particular style, or work in another scal even. Sometimes I just have to do something
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 29, 2006
      As an artist I go through periods when all I do are buildings in a
      particular style, or work in another scal even. Sometimes I just have
      to do something different and lately I've been creating some old time
      maintenance of way cars: work car, derrick, fire, etc ...

      You can see them on a new page I created on my website, accessed
      through the Zscale Home page. Check it out.

      The bottom of the page shows three of these cars on a SW diorama I
      constructed as a small part of an article i wrote for Model
      Railroading Magazine. This article will appear in a future issue and
      will show how to build SW style buildings, both in Z and O scale,
      hence the name of the Pueblo: OZ.

      In the upcoming issue of Ztrack there is an article that shows you how
      to build another diorama with the two skid shacks I constructed in the
      current issue. You get to see just a little of this one pictured with
      the fire car and featuring trees by Loren Snyder.

      Dioramas are a good way to get you started building scenery, a
      realistic way of displaying your favorite model or just getting your
      feet wet with something different. they are very satisfying and you
      can go whole hog with details.

      In the works are a steam-powered pile driver, several snowplows, a
      weeder and ballast spreader.

      Lionel

      http://theotherlionel.com
    • solo_clipper
      http://theotherlionel.com Are you planning any ZNaughty MiniatureZ ;)
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 29, 2006
        http://theotherlionel.com

        Are you planning any "ZNaughty MiniatureZ" ;)
      • Lionel Gazeau
        ... I make them as I need them, some find themselves on roofs or in back yards. Never quite that Naughty though. : ) Actually I have scratch built about three
        Message 3 of 8 , Jun 29, 2006
          --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "solo_clipper" <solo_clipper@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > http://theotherlionel.com
          >
          > Are you planning any "ZNaughty MiniatureZ" ;)
          >

          I make them as I need them, some find themselves on roofs or in back
          yards. Never quite that Naughty though. :>)

          Actually I have scratch built about three figures in Z and one turned
          out more N scale, they're a bear (bare?) to make.
        • D. A. Karp
          Lionel does spectacular work - I recommend to anyone with a layout to invest in at least one of his creations. Any chance you ll make another Bijou Theater or
          Message 4 of 8 , Jun 29, 2006
            Lionel does spectacular work - I recommend to anyone with a layout to
            invest in at least one of his creations.

            Any chance you'll make another Bijou Theater or southwest elementary school? :)

            -David





            At 02:28 PM 6/29/2006, Lionel Gazeau wrote:
            >As an artist I go through periods when all I do are buildings in a
            >particular style, or work in another scal even. Sometimes I just have
            >to do something different and lately I've been creating some old time
            >maintenance of way cars: work car, derrick, fire, etc ...

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            http://www.zscale.org/
          • Lionel Gazeau
            ... school? :) ... Thanks David, you have more than one yourself.:) Yes on both, just don t ask when or what exact shape they ll be. Lionel
            Message 5 of 8 , Jun 30, 2006
              --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "D. A. Karp" <z@...> wrote:
              >
              > Lionel does spectacular work - I recommend to anyone with a layout to
              > invest in at least one of his creations.
              >
              > Any chance you'll make another Bijou Theater or southwest elementary
              school? :)
              >
              > -David


              Thanks David, you have more than one yourself.:)

              Yes on both, just don't ask when or what exact shape they'll be.

              Lionel
              http://theotherlionel.com
            • Melissa Cull
              Hi Lionel, Great models as ever. ZNaughtyMiniatures would be good and certainly eyecatching:-) (Preferably with something for us lady modellers too:-) For a
              Message 6 of 8 , Jul 3, 2006
                Hi Lionel,

                Great models as ever. "ZNaughtyMiniatures" would be good and certainly
                eyecatching:-) (Preferably with something for us lady modellers too:-)

                For a model railway society bet I once scratchbuilt in O scale an ash, coal
                bin with fully detailed toilet on side with modified Omen miniatures and
                Phoenix figures and also kitbashed a cast iron Victorian Gents with
                signalman attending to his waterworks whilst looking at his watch for next
                train and stains on the porcelain. Both great eycatchers at shows, rather
                diconcertedly so with Vicars and Nuns who thought they were hilarious!

                After that ever layout I've worked on has had a fully detailed toilet of
                some description, including an N scale mountain rack railway I was tidying
                up for the society I used to be a member of. I wish Faller would bring out
                their HO "Little Owl Nightclub" in Z scale though I may have a go at
                scarchbuilding one in Z if I can find suitable figures.

                Do you make the figures in the tins or are they proprietary or modified? Are
                your Z scale figures scratchbuilt?

                Kind RegardZ

                Melissa
                UK




                -----Original Message-----
                From: z_scale@yahoogroups.com [mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
                Lionel Gazeau
                Sent: 30 June 2006 05:49
                To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: MOW new stuff


                --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "solo_clipper" <solo_clipper@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > http://theotherlionel.com
                >
                > Are you planning any "ZNaughty MiniatureZ" ;)
                >

                I make them as I need them, some find themselves on roofs or in back
                yards. Never quite that Naughty though. :>)

                Actually I have scratch built about three figures in Z and one turned
                out more N scale, they're a bear (bare?) to make.






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              • Lionel Gazeau
                Hi Melissa I have indeed scratchbuilt some Z scale figures and find them extremely hard to do, so I just get the commercially available variety although
                Message 7 of 8 , Jul 3, 2006
                  Hi Melissa

                  I have indeed scratchbuilt some Z scale figures and find them
                  extremely hard to do, so I just get the commercially available variety
                  although Preiser's are a little larger scale (1:200).

                  They CAN however be modified by repositioning arms, torsos etc ... The
                  easiest is by adding clothing and hats. Taking clothes off is much
                  harder but then you can have fun with clothes on too . :>O

                  The naughties are larger than Z, perhaps 20 or 30 mm. Note they are
                  all prone, that's because in order to stand up they need an armature,
                  a different ball of wax and harder still (Faeries are an example). I
                  have had actual commissions for both sexes and some I wouldn't put on
                  my site !!!!

                  Lionel
                  http://theotherlionel.com
                • Melissa Cull
                  Hi Lionel, Thank you for the info on the figures. Is it possible to share with us how you scratchbuild figures in Z or any other scale? I got as far as
                  Message 8 of 8 , Jul 7, 2006
                    Hi Lionel,

                    Thank you for the info on the figures.

                    Is it possible to share with us how you scratchbuild figures in Z or any
                    other scale?

                    I got as far as scratchbuilding a hand for a 1:12th scale figure of Dana
                    Scully from the X-Files, as it was missing in a resin kit, thankfully Fox
                    Mulder and the evidence table were OK and no other bits missing and the shop
                    I brought it from closed when the owner did a bunk! I used copper wires and
                    car body filler in layers.

                    I've modified around 50 figures in O and N scales in the way you mention,
                    great fun repositioning arms and tools etc. and adds great variety to
                    layouts. I agree adding clothes is far easier than carving them off.

                    I didn't realise the Naughties were made of wax - wow! One of those with a
                    nice cute 'Hunk' in it on the coffee table would certainly be a talking
                    point:-)

                    My Mom collects Faeries so please email me direct with how much they cost to
                    commission as it would make a great present for her. She is just having an
                    Automaton Faerie made locally from a craftsman / craftswoman team that
                    specialise in reproduction Victorian automaton models that use electric
                    motors though instead of clockwork. I've repaired a couple of her old resin
                    faeries that came crashing onto the floor loosing a wing or head.

                    Kind regardZ

                    Melissa







                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: z_scale@yahoogroups.com [mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
                    Lionel Gazeau
                    Sent: 03 July 2006 16:03
                    To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: MOW new stuff & figures.


                    Hi Melissa

                    I have indeed scratchbuilt some Z scale figures and find them
                    extremely hard to do, so I just get the commercially available variety
                    although Preiser's are a little larger scale (1:200).

                    They CAN however be modified by repositioning arms, torsos etc ... The
                    easiest is by adding clothing and hats. Taking clothes off is much
                    harder but then you can have fun with clothes on too . :>O

                    The naughties are larger than Z, perhaps 20 or 30 mm. Note they are
                    all prone, that's because in order to stand up they need an armature,
                    a different ball of wax and harder still (Faeries are an example). I
                    have had actual commissions for both sexes and some I wouldn't put on
                    my site !!!!

                    Lionel
                    http://theotherlionel.com






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