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RE: [Z_Scale] Re: MOW new stuff

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  • 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 1 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" ;)
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      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 2 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 3 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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