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The fleshie dilemma

Postby ludzik » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:02 am

OK, long time ago... in the time of :) when all :) were the same the color to go with was yellow..... then many years have passed... I missed many evolutions and generations and when I came back while I liked the new selection of faces (I left right about the time when female faces started making an appearance) though two things irked me: two sided heads and fleshies..... couple years passed and I"ve crossed a new bridge. I'm actually considering fleshie faces.... I actually like some of the new ones (ok quite a few of them) BUT I still don't like the double sided heads. I understand what they're trying to do with them and the totally opposing expressions but they still irk me (maybe because the opposite expression is usually a really stupid one).

So here's my fleshie dilemma: I would love to have my "main" characters to have a fleshie look to make them more "realistic" and I don't have a problem mixing fleshie and yellow faces (to show different regions, different races) I can't stand the double sided heads!!!!!!

I wish that there was a fleshie head, bearded (preferably black stubble or something like that) with dark eyebrows that had a neutral or maybe a slightly menacing look to it.....
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby Athos » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:40 am

What about Sirius Black?

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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby ludzik » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:29 am

Athos wrote:What about Sirius Black?

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Hmmmm not what I was looking for... I think that the older (earlier) fleshie ones weren't as "complete". Compare that one to http://brickset.com/minifigs/?m=lor066 . I think the newer ones have more "lifelike" expressions on the primary side.
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby CoreyMitchell » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:55 am

how about this one?

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3626cpb946

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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:14 am

Welcome, Corey!

I personally really like the double-sided heads (in most situations) anything that gives me more options is a good thing, in my book.

Plus, while the "second side" might seem "goofy" at first, they can actually be very useful in certain situations where you need to convey a specific emotion.
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby Tedward » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:53 pm

And there is always Brasso. Taa daa! double-sided no more. 8)
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby ludzik » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:55 pm

Tedward wrote:And there is always Brasso. Taa daa! double-sided no more. 8)

does brasso have any "after effects"? Any deterioration/discoloration issues?
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby Quickblade22 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:25 pm

ludzik wrote:
Tedward wrote:And there is always Brasso. Taa daa! double-sided no more. 8)

does brasso have any "after effects"? Any deterioration/discoloration issues?


In all my years customizing, I have never used Brasso yet. However, I've also never heard of any cautions, warnings, or grumblings of any negative side affects. I think you'll be safe to use Brasso without the concern of ruining your parts.
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby ludzik » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:27 pm

Thanks all for the suggestions and ideas. I finally resigned myself to the use of brasso and at that moment I found a head in my collection that fit my needs. As I started to redo my main characters I came to one though though... what about the women???? And sadly that became the "stopping" point as I have 1 female elf and 1 persian princess that are fleshie and that's it! Ugh.... tirpple ugh!!!!! I don't have any more torsos that are fleshie colored..... oh well, back to the drawing board.
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Re: The fleshie dilemma

Postby Brickninja » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:20 am

I like yellows, double sided, but fleshies? Ick. I cannot and will not have yellows in fleshed in the same diorama, it's one or the other for me, preferably yellows. I always like getting double sided heads.just my opinion.
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