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French supply wagon Gribeauval
« on: August 23, 2015, 18:07:33 »
Hi everybody,
Today, I’m glad to share with you how I transfomed a western playmobil wagon ref:5248, into a French supply wagon Gribeauval
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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 19:21:41 »
Nice custom wagon! It looks great. :)
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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 20:50:18 »
Ui, klasse Arbeit - you did a brillant job!

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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 23:26:13 »
Wonderful carriage custom Neo!

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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 01:12:24 »
Nice work. The "problem" I have with it: it's not Playmobil. So it's like train people show us other brands in a Playmobil forum. The popular trend now is even: everything of a figure except the head comes out of the resin mold or 3D printer.
Excellent craftsmanship, no doubt about that. You didn't transform the Playmobil coach into your version. You just mad a complete new one.
So what I really don't understand: if you want to be historical correct, why would you make Playmobil size figures with these unnatural proportions? Why don't you print a complete new figure?
To me, it's like collecting stamps and just printing the ones you don't have - or even create your own new stamps.

Don't get me wrong: it's excellent work, very nice to look at. But it has lost the charm of the toy I like. It's too perfect. And it's not even Playmobil. It's modeling.

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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 01:40:24 »
Great work, the wagon looks splendid!  8-)

But I agree to a certain degree with Hauden_Lukas; somewhere the line between still being Playmo or not becomes sometimes rather vague.
That is why I too don´t use printed or self-moulded accessories or anything on my custom-figures, a bit of manual paintwork is the limit for me. For buildings or vehicles I tend to accept a somewhat higher degree of customization, but I regard even my own flagship "Redoutable" - made by top-customizer Playmoleo from The Netherlands - as "sailing" on the edge of still being Playmobil.

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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 08:08:12 »
I love that wagon! Did you use the original wagon and modified it or have you built a complete new one? Great details; the different sized wheels, the chains, the paint (looks like real wood!) The new horses are better fit for this job than the second type, indeed.

thanks for sharing!
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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 14:49:19 »
Oh my, it's absolutely gorgeous  :love:  :love:  :love:

I agree it looks so realistic, down to the wood 'texture', the slightly worn look, the chains & the cloth, the customized hats for the clickies...

For me, it doesn't matter one bit if it's Playmobil or not, as long as it matches the scale and looks good  8-)
I am always on the look-out for stuff that matches, for instance Schleich or Sylvanian items.

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Re: French supply wagon Gribeauval
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 15:31:14 »
Beautiful wagon!  Excellent workmanship. :wow:

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