CHINESE HO EXHIBITION LAYOUT

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Re: CHINESE HO EXHIBITION LAYOUT

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Post by TEAMYAKIMA »

To give you an example.

Here is a Preiser HO figure hanging up washing...............

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And here she is a couple of hours later having been chopped up and glued back together, now as a student putting her suitcase on top of her wardrobe..........

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Re: CHINESE HO EXHIBITION LAYOUT

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I sympathise with you regarding all that work to make each figure suitable for your layout. I wouldn't want to make generalisations about the PRC, but your scene is clearly urban with 30 bicycles, so I just felt that it looked like it would benefit from more people.

I've seen figures for sale on ebay from the People's Republic of China which looked like ethnic Chinese although these might have been OO gauge, not HO. The issue of clothing is interesting because most packs of unpainted figures are (1) predominately male and (2) dressed circa 1950. I've cut a lot of trilby hats off of heads or carved them into baseball caps. I've also added filler to create female figures from male (I won't elaborate beyond saying that I didn't just add long hair). Buying ready-painted figures is very expensive, so I understand the issues of having to adapt.

I like the before and after photos. I wish I had taken some of my modifications. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing how your layout develops.
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Wow... Not only taking a HO scale figure and modifying it, you have totally converted it from a Female in a dress and apron with one hand raised above the other to a female with jeans on and both hands at the same level and increased her hair length too!.. Congratulations.. 8-)
Far more than I could undertake or actually be worried about that level of detail. Congratulations.
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