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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 1 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 2 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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