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  • 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 1 of 8 , Jun 30, 2006
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      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "D. A. Karp" <z@...> wrote:
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      > 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 2 of 8 , Jul 3, 2006
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        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:
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        > http://theotherlionel.com
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        > 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 3 of 8 , Jul 3, 2006
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          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 4 of 8 , Jul 7, 2006
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            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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