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Zoe's Christmas Playset
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:06:19 PM »
We have quite a few old, old, old Christmas decorations from when my son was little and even from my childhood, and my step-granddaughter Zoe wondered if we had anything she could play with.

Enter Grandpa with all sorts of nonsense on my hard drive

The defunct Disney Spoonful site had a Christmas Village which fits the bill, sort of.


A really bizarre thing. It's a backdrop for the Christmas Village Characters. It's actually one building. Not sure why they would make the two outer buildings low profile, but have the middle building extend back almost as far as the whole thing is wide.  So not exactly a backdrop

I built it, just to see how awful it was.

 

It is clever in a way, but could be a lot better.

Started by enlarging Santa's Workshop



Successful enough to proceed. Now the characters were gigantic, so I reduced the reindeer to 65% and the other characters to 57% to be closer to the scale of the doors on the buildings. They also needed stouter bases. So, in the next photo, I've got the original building with the reduced characters

 

But I'm guessing she would rather play with this

 

The trees are from the Cardboard Warriors Christmas Hoard of 2012. The figure bases are from Kev's Lounge (repainted). The two smaller buildings actually fit inside the larger building, with room for the trees and figures, allowing for less storage space throughout the year
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Re: Zoe's Christmas Playset
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 09:26:24 AM »
The icicles hanging from the eaves really add a lot to each building.
if anything, I would lengthen and enlarge the icicles.
Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.
The characters look great!
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Re: Zoe's Christmas Playset
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 09:45:14 AM »
I think she will have fun with it until the dogs eat Santa
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Re: Zoe's Christmas Playset
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 07:56:36 PM »
Santa's got a Snow Cat now








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Re: Zoe's Christmas Playset
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 07:43:01 PM »
At first glance I thought that was the Mystery Machine on tracks, lol

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Re: Zoe's Christmas Playset
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 08:46:29 AM »
Well, heading out until Sunday.  I've been doing a bunch of the Delta7Studios Christmas models for tree ornaments (printed at 50%), and added some Holiday Raptors to her collection, but I will post photos when I get back
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