bigindoortrains.com
https://bigindoortrains.com/forums/

toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...
https://bigindoortrains.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=49
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Howard [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:42 pm ]
Post subject:  toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

good evening...

here is a project i started for another forum...but it seems to fit in here as well...

first...let me say that i did not discover the process of turning a cheap, imported plastic figurine into toy train piece...

the method is not new or innovative...but it is fun...and the cost of the figurine will be only a quarter or so...

i started with a figurine from an imported "construction set"...it included about a dozen figures and a few vehicles...

the "before" and "during" picture is shown below...the axe head is folded cardstock...the hat is a cardboard doughnut...

there are two wires inserted into holes i drilled in the legs...epoxy was used to assemble and hold the pieces...

i'll post a pix of the "finished" piece later...

my very best regards...howard...

Attachments:
figurine man axe plastic surgery 002.JPG
figurine man axe plastic surgery 002.JPG [ 152.46 KiB | Viewed 12539 times ]

Author:  paulrace [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

Pretty cool, Howard. Thanks for sharing.

Author:  javinda [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

This IS cool!

how clever!

Author:  Howard [ Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

good morning...

finished painting the man with the axe figurine yesterday...then gave him a coat of of clear which will slowly yellow and age a bit and add a vintage look...

my very best regards...howard...

Attachments:
axe man finished log cabin 004.JPG
axe man finished log cabin 004.JPG [ 110.07 KiB | Viewed 12530 times ]

Author:  paulrace [ Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

Very nice, Howard, thanks for sharing. :-)

Author:  Howard [ Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

greetings to all...

while we're on the subject of figurines...here's another one i did a year or so ago for a fellow toy train friend...i needed a snow blower operator for a small structure i built...but couldn't find the right one...

so i added wheels, a discharge stack, impeller and sort of a motor block to a wheelbarrow man from the same construction set...the gray dot on the wheel is the head of a large straight pin...there's another wheel on the other side as well...

my very best regards...howard...

Attachments:
wheelbarrow man plastic.jpg
wheelbarrow man plastic.jpg [ 126.67 KiB | Viewed 12476 times ]

Author:  paulrace [ Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: toy train figurine "plastic surgery"...

Well, the snowblower is a lot more believable than the wheelbarrow was. :-)

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 5 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/