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Hey  all,  I  have  built  a  copy  of  the  rabbit  hutch  that  was  in  my  old  Revell  barn  group  set  that  is  now  long  gone.   So  I  made  a  new  one  from  card stock.   But  I  remember  there  were  2  rabbits  that  came  with  the  set that  went  into  the  hutch.   But  I  am  not  sure  how  big  they  should  be?  I  tried  making  one but  it seems a  bit  larger  to  me.  it's  about  1/4  inch long,  and  a  1/4  inch  high.   should  it  be  1/16?

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Chris--

An HO Rabbit is slightly smaller than an HO Jetta or Passat.

(I live for days like this!!!!)

Real rabbits  that are raised for meat seldom get  longer than 12" nose to tail so about an eighth of an inch would be right, with  one sixteenth inch long ears. Wild rabbits are smaller.

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Chris,

You need to be raising "Rhosgobel Rabbits" (The link opens slow on some computers)

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/01/03/67872-radagasts-racing-rhosgobel-rabbits-a-recreational-musher-looks-at-the-realities-of-bunny-sledding/

http://www.google.com/search?q=rhosgobel+rabbits&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=yxt_UeTyOufi2QWUh4DgBg&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1710&bih=1077

The price for them has sky-rocketed in the last few months.

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Wabbit... 12" in HO is 3.5MM. I beieve I would tell everyone that they escaped and are loose in the woods..Who is gonna know! There's a limit to detailing.

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Just call it a Flemish Giant and you're right on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_Giant

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I'm sorry guys...

...I disagree !

No one has considered the rabbits diet...

...how many carrots it's eaten...

...or age group ( could be a wee bunny ).


" Now where'e dat pesky wabbit ? "


Cheers

Si.

Chris, love the 'Barn Set' box-pic...
...a blast from the past, for sure !

We love 1:32 'Britains' stuff, from the 'swinging-sixties' here !

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Herb Kephart wrote: An HO Rabbit is slightly smaller than an HO Jetta or Passat.
Herb really cracks me up!  Probably not as much as he cracks himself up ... still ... :bg:

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Thanks for the support, Dallas!

And just the other day Wifey Dear told me I was useless---

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What at Herb ?

EVERYTHING...

...or just SOMETHING ?

( sorry, don't mean to be nosey )

Support is FREE...

...Wifey Dear's COST !

Si.

How big is a rabbit-pie, in 1:32 scale ?

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Chris,

An HO scale Rabbit is between an HO scale mouse, and an HO scale Dog.:moose:

To be serious though, if the rabbit is 1/4" in height, that means that the rabbit (.25 x 87.1) is 21" in height in 1:1 scale. Just my opinion, but that seems too big.

Wait till I post about my new addition to the railroad, an N scale ant colony.:)

I don't think I can top Herb for comedy, but I gave it a shot.

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jtrain wrote: Chris,

An HO scale Rabbit is between an HO scale mouse, and an HO scale Dog.:moose:

To be serious though, if the rabbit is 1/4" in height, that means that the rabbit (.25 x 87.1) is 21" in height in 1:1 scale. Just my opinion, but that seems too big.

Wait till I post about my new addition to the railroad, an N scale ant colony.:)

I don't think I can top Herb for comedy, but I gave it a shot.

--James:java:
Anybody else modelling Z scale fleas?. I can't be the ONLY one!.

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pipopak wrote:
jtrain wrote: Chris,

An HO scale Rabbit is between an HO scale mouse, and an HO scale Dog.:moose:

To be serious though, if the rabbit is 1/4" in height, that means that the rabbit (.25 x 87.1) is 21" in height in 1:1 scale. Just my opinion, but that seems too big.

Wait till I post about my new addition to the railroad, an N scale ant colony.:)

I don't think I can top Herb for comedy, but I gave it a shot.

--James:java:
Anybody else modelling Z scale fleas?. I can't be the ONLY one!.


Z scale for someone was to big, so instead they went with T scale fleas.;)

I actually did the math, that's about 0.00013 or 13/10,000 of an inch. wonder what kind of Optivisor that guy was using?:shocked:

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jtrain wrote: Z scale for someone was to big, so instead they went with T scale fleas.;)

I actually did the math, that's about 0.00013 or 13/10,000 of an inch. wonder what kind of Optivisor that guy was using?:shocked:
I got an electronic microscope at a garage sale. Jose.

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"I got an electronic microscope at a garage sale. Jose."

       
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Ok, boys, back to topic...

NOCH does a nice set of farm animals, item 15711. I used them on an older layout and think, they have the right size.

http://www.tkt-shop.de/Tiere-auf-dem-Bauernhof

You can magnify the pic by moving the mouse over it. Maybe you find a source in the US.

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I think that the animals look great. In HO scale, subtle differences aren't noticed by most, but if you know that the animals are out of proportion, and it bothers you, then it's best to find something else then. However, if the pig is about waist high for a human, then I think they all, save for the larger rabbit, meet "close enough" standards.

--James:java:

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Here  is  the  hutch  so  far.  the  roof  is  not  glued  on  yet  to  give  me  access  to place  details in  it  yet.  plus  the  doors  and  screen  need  to  be  added.  this  was  the  first  rabbit  I  made  and  a  smaller  one is  now  under  construction.  What  ya  Think  close  to  what  the  old  Ah/  Revell  kit  had?

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Holy crap! If that's a paper rabbit, I'll pull a lion outta my hat. (Nice job.)

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Thanks Dallas, yes it started life as a small piece of poster board that I used a mechanical pencil to draw the shape on. then cut it out and using the tip of a round toothpick I started adding the 3 d shape one small dot at a time of white glue. till the rabbit was 3 d. if u look u can see the strip I drew the rabbit shapes on behind the hutch. Very long process, but I like how it looks in the hutch.

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I think that you did a great job on Buggs!

Has to have a name--right?

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Thanks Herb, wait till the new rabbits are complete they are smaller and taking even longer to make but I hope to get them completed soon. if I really want to go crazy I should try to add a couple off spring. wow I'm thinking way too detailed. Had an idea for the cedar chips on the bottom of the hutch/ will wait till I see if it works out before I explain more. And found very fine mesh screen That I am hoping to use in the doors. then a coat paint. And Then back to finishing the corn crib.

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As you are using 2D paper rabbits, you could just scale them and print to any size you want. Jose.

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No they are 3 D I use the tip of a sanded down round tooth pic to build up small dot layers of white glue on both sides. doing one side at a time untill he rabbits body has a rounded 3 D form

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Fine enough screen to be scale, is going to obscure all your bunny building---

How about radio collars and a buried wire around the edge of the yard--like the "invisible fence" for dogs?


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I already tried the screen to see if it would hide too much and it was fine. it's scale enough that scale rabbits would not hop through it. but still open enough to see inside.

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I know that there MUST be HO scale wabbits available. Look for British websites, they have everything that breathes oxygen listed. I will ask this question on a site that I haunt.

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OK-here are a couple of links...

http://www.howardscenicsupplies.co.uk/preiser-28099-feeding-the-rabbits-00-ho/

http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_OO_Scale_Accessories

Good luck...

Woodie

 

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How hot does an HO scale fire have to be to adequately cook Hasenpfeffer?

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I once bought an HO scale skunk from master creations, looked like a stone with white stripe on it, if you did not know where to look exactly, you would never see it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

If i was going to have a rabbit on my layout, i would only have one of those GIANT RABBITS in a model rabbit from Holland. Those suckers are HUGE !!!!!!!!!

In kit #215 by fine scale miniatures, it had a snake in the kit. You would never figure it out by looking at it .

At least in O scale you can actually make out what it is, when looking at it

 

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Tim Rose wrote: How hot does an HO scale fire have to be to adequately cook Hasenpfeffer?

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Well obviously that depends on whether your ingredients are plastic or white metal...

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madmike3434 wrote: I once bought an HO scale skunk from master creations, looked like a stone with white stripe on it, if you did not know where to look exactly, you would never see it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

If i was going to have a rabbit on my layout, i would only have one of those GIANT RABBITS in a model rabbit from Holland. Those suckers are HUGE !!!!!!!!!

In kit #215 by fine scale miniatures, it had a snake in the kit. You would never figure it out by looking at it .

At least in O scale you can actually make out what it is, when looking at it

 

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Any leads for Z scale ants kits (not termites, please). Jose.

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After 6 days work the New rabbit is finished. I had to wear magnifiers but actually finished it. It is 1/8 of an inch and to scale. complete with the legs and ears like the first one. It took longer to make this one, as in building up the body in white glue one tiny speck at a time took for ever. and had to use a flat chisel Exacto blade to cut away the excess material once the body was drawn out with my drafting pencil. will post a picture later. as I need to get lawn work done today. As for the shunks. they wouldn't be much harder to make than the rabbits. just need a fine tip drafting pencil, magnifier glasses, a bottle of white glue, round toothpicks with the tips filed into fine points, a flat chisel tip Exacto blade, and lots of patients.
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You forgot to add..."bottle of white glue and a bottle of Jack Daniels". 6 days working on an HO rabbit...well I suppose that it's a good way to spend some evenings. BTW, do you have any trains to run? Just askin'...

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W C Greene wrote: You forgot to add..."bottle of white glue and a bottle of Jack Daniels". 6 days working on an HO rabbit...well I suppose that it's a good way to spend some evenings. BTW, do you have any trains to run? Just askin'...

Woodie
Whatever floats your boat, buddy!. Jose.

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Here's  the  new rabbit

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There is the size comparison that shows the new rabbit with the old. To Answer a question posted Yes I have trains that run. They are just not my focus at this point. Right now I am working on honing my skills at scratch building the things I want for my layout. Yes when your disabled you have lots of time on your hands to work on a hobby. It is actually the only thing you really have to do. I am assuming that from some of the comments people think I am wasting time not only building this hutch, but every ones time posting about it. Sorry if it bores you, I just thought some would enjoy seeing a scratch building project like this in Ho scale. But I guess I could have been mistaken? Chris

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:moose::moose:i think it is an amazing project and i like it

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I have followed this thread with some amusement, due to all the jokes going to and fro.  I have learned a lot from it, and thank all for the contributions.  The thought of building something small from glue had never occurred to me.  Good job, and thanks for the pictures!  I think the best joke was the lack of hopping!  I think that could be arranged, and should be pursued in all seriousness.  However, then we would have to make the people walk about too.

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Not at all, Chris. I also found it an interesting project and one I never would have thought of. Not the rabbit pen or the rabbit itself. That's what makes these forums fun....people do stuff and it isn't always the same project or method. This is a great way to get ideas and other people's viewpoints. Job well done!

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Excellent! And, both rabbits look perfectly usable ... like people, they do come in a variety of sizes ... and compared to the figure alongside the hutch, both are "in range" ... very nice work.

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Glad that some of you found the project interesting. And as to the way I made it. I had learned the glue idea when I made a Ho scale Fish market stand for a friend of mine. like the rabbits I drew out the fish on card stock and cut them out and then applied the glue to one side to give the fish a rounded body. then coated them with dull coat and then painted the rounded side in the colors the fish would be and then glued them on top of crushed sea salt in the bin. once finished it looked like fish on ice. Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate it.

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Chris wrote: . once finished it looked like fish on ice.Do you have a pic?.
BTW, if you are willing to spend that much time on a rabbit, wonder how a loco or structure a couple years from now will look. I envision a reserved spot at the NMRA Nats... Jose.

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No the fish bin went straight to my friend upon completion. But I intend to build another one for my warf on my Boston and Maine line at some point. The best part of that project was making the ice. as once the sea salt was crushed in the grinder and sprinkled in it did look for all purposes like ice. Yes I tend to get into detailing. something that has had me asked many times why are you trying to do so much on something that may not even be seen clearly? To which I always answer: Isn't that what modeling is? I realize at times to be in scale u have to reach certain limits, and some things are just too little to model or really to be seen in these scales. And yes I have left items out before. But trying to model at times can actually be a form of therapy. it helps keep you busy. As in my case I was disabled in an accident. So I find spending time trying to add little details to some models helps keep my mind off Not being able to do a lot of the things I would like to do. Plus the nice thing about trying to add as many details as you can gives one the feeling of accomplishment in what you just made. And I have always looked at modeling as trying to make an exact copy of an actual item as best you can. And what is a rabbit hutch without the rabbits? it's just an empty pen. But Thank you for the compliment Jose I appreciate it.

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The trick about being a successful superdetailer is breaking each project into smaller parts, like you don't model "a house" but a basic box shape, interior detail room by room, doors, windows, etc. Otherwise it may become overwhelming (don't ask..... etc). Jose.

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Was watching a video on youtube by model railroader of mike hammers layout. he showed a school house he built using a cheerios box and a file folder. it looked like a kit would never known it was made of cardboard. Although I agreed with what he says about kit basing and scratch building buildings for your layout. He commented just using everyday kits means your layout will be like everyone else's as chances are they too have the same kits. made sense to me. what do you guys think? Chris

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Usually when I got a kit, unless it was from a specific prototype that I wanted to follow, was considered just as a pile of parts ready to be modified in any way I pleased. Jose.

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Chris--

that was one of the reasons that I abandoned HO many many years ago.

Every layout had the same buildings, the same Mantua and Varney cars.

I moved to O scale, where I was forced to scratchbuild--Car kits were too expensive, locos were ridiculously high.

I have never looked back.

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And if you want to be recognized as a die-hard scratchbuilder select a odd scale where NOTHING AT ALL is commercially available. Jose.


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