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TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually)

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GubernatorFan

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INTRODUCTION

Since the subjects of different body types, heights, care, precautions, etc. keep coming up when it comes to TBLeague's (previously Phicen's) super-flexible seamless bodies with steel internal skeletons, and since the information provided is scattered across a dozen topics in various states of completeness or relevance, I decided to start a thread that tries to assemble everything we need to know as a central area of reference for these bodies.

The plan is to start with a basic image guide (arranged alphabetically by model name/number), accompanied with basic info and links to reviews or other posts, then follow with some basic information as to care, clothing, etc.

I'm starting with items from my collection, but I certainly do not own every body type, so I'm inviting those of you who have versions I'm missing to submit similar images for inclusion -- of course you will be credited accordingly. Please submit such images, information, or suggestions below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Male Bodies (Post 2 below)
Part II: Female Bodies (Post 3 below)
Part III: Skintone (Post 4 below)
Part IV: Body Type (Post 5 below)
Part V: Care and Maintenance (Post 6 below)
Part VI: Clothing (Post 7 below)
Part VII: Customizing (Post 8 below)

#phicen #tbleague #seamless #steel #body #male #female #reference


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PART I: PHICEN / TBLEAGUE SEAMLESS MALE BODIES WITH STAINLESS STEEL SKELETON

NOTE: All bodies except M36B are suntan, although the actual color varies. The heads shown in the photos were not part of the base body sets.

M30 -- Shortish and muscular; about 11 in (28 cm) if head included
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0110
Review here: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW-062916b.htm

M31 -- Tall and skinny; about 11.6 in (29.5 cm) if head included; anatomically incomplete
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0210
Review here: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW-062916b.htm

M32 -- "Asian" type muscular; about 11.8 in (30 cm) if head included
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0310
Review here: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW-120216b.htm

M33 -- Muscular; about 11.6-11.8 in (29.5-30 cm) if head included
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0410
Review here: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW-120916b.htm

M34 -- Heavily muscled; about 12 in (30.5 cm) if head included
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0510
Review here: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW-021717b.htm

M35 -- Bulkier version of M34; about 12.2 in (30.5-31 cm) if head included
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0610
Review here: https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t247-tbleague-phicen-m35-updated-photo-heavy

M36A -- Caucasian skintone version of M36B; tall and lean; about 13.25 in (33.5 cm) if head included
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcm0710
Review here: https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t1055-phicen-tbleague-superflexible-seamless-male-body-m36-review-updated-with-part-2#13727

M36B -- African skintone version of M36A; tall and lean; about 13.25 in (33.5 cm) if head included
Photo coming up (until then, see in review linked below)
Review here: https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t1055-phicen-tbleague-superflexible-seamless-male-body-m36-review-updated-with-part-2

Also see GianToy's guide to the TBLeague male bodies:

https://giantoy.com/blogs/guides/line-up-comparison-of-tbleague-male-figures-m30-m36


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PART II: PHICEN / TBLEAGUE SEAMLESS FEMALE BODIES WITH STAINLESS STEEL SKELETON

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, most of the TBLeague seamless female bodies in my collection are suntan and mid-bust versions of the released bodies. Unless otherwise noted, the heads in the photos were not part of the base body set.

S01 -- medium breasted; pale version of S02A; cannot stand on its own

S02A -- medium breasted; tan (more recent versions may be suntan!) version of S01; with included head and bikini; cannot stand on its own
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0110

S04A -- large breasted; pale; cannot stand on its own
Example: https://giantoy.com/collections/phicen/products/1-6-phicen-tbleague-stainless-steel-skeleton-seamless-female-body-12-inch-skin-tone-pale-3?variant=14819866771519

S07C -- large breasted; pale version of S09C; cannot stand on its own

S09C -- large breasted; suntan version of S07C; cannot stand on its own
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0210

S10D -- large breasted; pale version of S12D; removable feet

S12D -- large breasted; suntan version of S10D; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0310

S16A -- medium breasted; pale version of S17B; removable feet

S17B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S16A; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0410

S18A -- medium breasted; pale version of S19B; removable feet

S19B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S18A; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0510

S20A -- large breasted; pale version of S21B; removable feet

S21B -- large breasted; suntan version of S20A; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0610

S22A -- medium breasted; pale version of S23B; removable feet

S23B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S22A; athletic / muscular; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0710

S24A -- medium breasted; pale version of S25B; petite; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0810

S25B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S24A; petite; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf0910

S26A -- medium breasted; pale version of S27B; extra petite; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf1010

S27B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S26A; extra petite; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf1110

S28A -- medium breasted; pale version of S29B; medium height -- just over 10.8 in (27.5 cm) when head included; buxom / curvaceous; removable feet

S29B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S28A; medium height -- just over 10.8 in (27.5 cm) when head included; buxom / curvaceous; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf1210

S32A -- medium breasted; pale version of S33B; long-legged, narrow-shouldered, very tall; removable feet

S33B -- medium breasted; suntan version of S32A; long-legged, narrow shouldered, very tall; removable feet
Example: https://giantoy.com/collections/phicen/products/pre-order-1-6-tbleague-phicen-long-leg-slim-shoulder-seamless-body-s32a-s33b

S34A -- medium breasted; pale version of S35A; "teenage" body; version with head included is listed as S34; bikini included; cannot stand on its own

S35A -- medium breasted; suntan version of S34A; "teenage" body; version with head included is listed as S35; bikini included; cannot stand on its own
Example: https://giantoy.com/collections/phicen/products/pre-order-1-6-tbleague-phicen-teenage-girl-phmb2019-seamless-body-no-head?variant=31585716568127

S36A -- large breasted; pale like S37A!; "anime" body; version with head included is listed as S36; bikini included; removable feet

S37A -- large breasted; pale like S36A!; "anime" body; version with head included is listed as S37; bikini included; removable feet
Example: https://giantoy.com/collections/phicen/products/pre-order-1-6-tbleague-anime-girls-s36a-s37a-pale-seamless-body?variant=32264238628927

S38A -- large breasted; pale version of S39A; medium height -- just over 10.6 in (27 cm) when head included; "plus size" or "chubby" body; version with head included is listed as S38; bikini included; removable feet

S39B -- large breasted; suntan version of S38A; medium height -- just over 10.6 in (27 cm) when head included; "plus size" or "chubby" body; version with head included is listed as S39; bikini included; removable feet
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbcf1310

Example: https://giantoy.com/products/pre-order-1-6-tbleague-pllb2020-s38a-pllb2020-s39a-plus-size-body?variant=32129112735807

S42A -- large breasted; pale version of S43A; "European" body; bikini included; cannot stand on its own

S43A -- large breasted; suntan version of S42A; "European" body; bikini included; cannot stand on its own
Example: https://giantoy.com/collections/phicen/products/pre-order-1-6-tbleague-european-female-seamless-body-undetachable-feet-s42a-s43a?variant=32715029020735

See also GianToy's guides to the TBLeague bodies:

https://giantoy.com/blogs/guides/tbleague-phicen-standard-female-figures-comparison-with-photo-body-shape
https://giantoy.com/blogs/guides/how-to-choose-the-right-phicen-tbleague-female-body


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PART III: Skintone

Over the course of its production of superflexible seamless bodies with stainless steel skeletons, TBLeague (formerly Phicen) has supplied them in up to three different skintones. These are pale, suntan, and tan for female bodies, and suntan or African (only M36B) for the male bodies. Tan was limited to female bodies and discontinued fairly early on. In both the female and male bodies, the label suntan has been applied to what are, in fact, slightly different skintones. Earlier female bodies in ("old") suntan were a little darker than the later ones (in "new" suntan), besides some minor variations within each skintone; male bodies in suntan are palpably different from each other between M30 (lighter and grayish), M31 (darker and warmer), and M32-M36A (medium and warm), but always darker than female suntan (whether "old" or "new"). With female bodies, the continued availability of older models originally produced in "old" suntan does not mean that the skintone has remained consistent: the new releases of these models are in "new" suntan.

Here is a little line up comparing the skintone on some of the bodies (nst = new suntan) --
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tblfbc10


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PART IV: Body Type

Bodies vary in their height and physique, as well as functionality.

FEET: The earliest female bodies of this series were released with seamless ankles but non-functional feet, making them unable to stand. For the most part subsequent releases have been with removable feet (usually supplied as two interchangeable pairs of flat and high heel feet) and able to stand on their own. Male bodies have been released only with flat removable feet. These are usually too large for sixth-scale footwear designed to accommodate a figure's foot (where needed, they can be substituted with feet from WorldBox or other companies, but some adjustments may be necessary to ensure reasonable stability). At least some of the more recent female bodies (like the S28A-S29B and S38A-S39B) also have slightly larger feet than usual for this scale, making it more challenging to use them with third party footwear.

BREAST SIZE: Earlier female body releases were available in three different breast sizes: small, medium, and large; later ones (or new versions of the old releases) are available in medium and large only.

MUSCULATURE: Bodies vary in musculature, with some being specifically intended for a more muscular look. This is most pronounced with, for example, S22A-S23B among female bodies and M34 and M35 among male bodies; M32 is said to be intended to depict a more typically Asian type of tight musculature.

BUILD: Bodies vary in height and build. Most early female bodies were tall and lean (but with broad shoulders), but a greater variation has been introduced with more recent types: S24A-S25B are petite, S26A-S27B are extra petite, S28A-S29B and S38A-S39B are somewhere between the older taller types and the petites, but more curvaceous. Among male bodies, M30 is short and muscled, perhaps in a slightly stylized way; M31 is a taller and supposedly more "average" type; M32 is an atypically tall type with a specifically Asian tighter muscular anatomy (with hand sculpts specific to Asian martial arts); M33 is muscled but not overly so, with different height potential provided by a problematic set of hard plastic ankle extenders; M34 is a more muscled and taller body type; M35 is slightly bulkier than M34; M36A-M36B are Caucasian and African versions of the same taller, leaner, Basketball-player type (with hand sculpts specific to Basketball play). Bodies also differ to the extent to which they are anatomically complete -- for example the detail in the depiction of the female genitals varies (most detailed in S07C-S09C, S22A-S23B, S32A-S33B), as does the number or availability of male genitals (M30, M32, M33 -- three; M31 -- none; M34-M36B -- two).

Examples of TBLeague seamless bodies of different types:

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbleag14

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) M36b1210

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbleag10

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) M3589c10

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tblbod10

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tbls2911


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PART V: Care and Maintenance

Basic maintenance of the seamless silicone bodies involves keeping them dry and minimizing the degree to which they are tacky. Apply protective powder (either cosmetic silicone finishing powder or baby powder or corn starch) to reduce tackiness and after washing.

Washing the bodies should be done with water and soap, but avoid more corrosive substances.

Stains can be dealt with in a variety of ways. Fibers that have attached to the body can be picked up with a lint roller brush, but remember to reapply protective powder. Dye transfer stains can sometimes disappear on their own, if left alone for about a week or so. To speed up stain removal, you can wash the body with soap and water. Sometimes this works immediately, sometimes you will see the stain disappear days later (especially after a second treatment with soap and water). Acne cream containing Benzoyl peroxide can also be used to fight a stain, although it is a possibly more corrosive substance.

While the photo below is about impermanently putting hair on a TBLeague body, the items shown include NYX HD Silicone Finishing Powder (one of several options for protecting your silicone surface) and a Scotch-Brite travel-size lint brush that comes in very handy removing dust and fibers.

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tblhai10


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PART VI: Clothing

Apart from actual character sets, TBLeague (formerly Phicen) does not provide clothing for their base figure bodies. Early female bodies came with bikini sets of tops and bottoms, but this practice was discontinued until reintroduced more recently. Several of the male body types were provided with some very basic clothing -- M32 with yellow sport shorts, M33 with black underwear and ankle and wrist covers, M34 with yellow underwear and ankle and wrist colors -- but this practice was also discontinued.

The silicone-covered bodies present their own challenges to clothing figures in sixth scale. The silicone surface can make the donning of clothes with tight sleeves or pant legs more difficult than sliding them onto hard plastic limbs. On the other hand, the silicone flesh is soft and malleable, making it possible to squeeze it into this clothing, to a point.

You can find some ideas in the following threads, among others:
Clothing TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies

Phicen-TBLeague Figures with Fashion Doll Clothing and Accessories (by DarthJ)


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PART VII: Customizing

PAINTING THE WHOLE (OR MUCH OF THE) BODY SURFACE: The silicone material that forms the skin (and flesh) of the TBLeague (formerly Phicen) bodies is not designed to be painted -- and certainly does not lend itself to that. Enterprising customizers have found ways around this, for example with Rit Dye (see gooboo's thread HERE) or ground chalk. Several people have done so with varying success, and there have been issues of transfer and fading (paint absorption into the silicone). A successful alternative is using (non-water-soluble) oil pastels, a technique invented and shared by Ephiane. Although you are limited as to color choices depending on the product you are using and it is very difficult to blend different colors together, the result is stable, non-transferable, and non-harmful to the figure body.

Recommended procedure:
(1) Wash the figure body with soap and water to remove the protective powder. Pat dry with a paper towel.
(2) Apply oil pastel to evenly cover the desired surface or whole body.
(3) Rub it in with a makeup sponge -- to ensconce pastel particles into the silicone while dislodging others that are loose and transferring them elsewhere. While you want to rub in the oil pastel with some determination, try to avoid overdoing it to the point of damaging the smooth surface and making it too rough (it won't be a disaster, but best to avoid).
(4) Wash the oil-pastel-colored body with soap and water to remove loose fragments of pastel. Pat dry with a paper towel.
(5) Repeat steps 2-4 as needed to achieve the desired color and consistency and until you notice no trasfer of color while washing the body or on the towel used to dry.
(6) When you have achieved the desired look and there is no more color transfer, reapply protective powder to the dry body. You are done.

Example:
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Finn0310

PAINTING DETAILS / DESIGNS ON THE BODY SURFACE: The same limitation applies to painting smaller or finer designs on the body surface (anything from hairs to tattoos), compounded by the problem that there is no practical way to apply oil pastel finely enough (it is too soft to hold a sharp edge and it would be smeared anyway during the process described above). For very fine details painted directly onto the silicone surface, I recommend using a Uni Pin Fine Line pigment ink pen. For larger details painted onto a silicone surface already colored with oil pastels (as described above), I recommend using a Markal Pro-Line XT paint marker.

Recommended procedure for either scenario:
(1) Wash the figure body with soap and water to remove the protective powder. Pat dry with a paper towel.
(2) Create your design with the pigment ink pen or paint marker. Be careful not to smudge or transfer before it dries. Leave it for half a day or more.
(3) Reapply protective powder. (Check for color transfer, repeat application of protective powder as needed; soak up color transfer as described in the NOTE below if needed.) You are done.

NOTE: If you need to paint fine details on an oil-pastel-colored silicone surface, apply the paint from the Markal Pro-Line XT paint marker with a sharp tooth pick. Or you can use a Pilot Drawing Pen with oil-based ink (they come with a variety of tips, some of them very fine), but be advised that you will have trouble preventing color transfer from the oil-based ink. It is possible to contain it by leaving it be for a few days and then vigorously soaking it up (through a sort of static massaging) with clean paper towels (making sure not to let them move, so as not to transfer the ink to another part of the surface); repeat as many times as needed to stop seeing transfer.

Examples:

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) M30hry16

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Swdmt223

You can also explore the full Painting Seamless Bodies thread.

MODIFYING THE BODY'S HEIGHT AND SHAPE: This is not something I have attempted myself, and our resident expert is master kitbasher and artist Ephiane. She has demonstrated that it is possible to remove portions of the metal endoskeleton and of the silicone flesh to shorten a body, and that it is also possible to attach new material and textures to it. The examples are scattered throughout several threads, and I can only hope she will contribute photos and tips to post here when she has the time.

Example of a shortened female figures (by Ephiane) --
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) S89fw610

Example of bodies with added texture and shapes and (another of) shortened stature (by Ephiane) --
Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) P1200217

More examples in the Troll Cave thread (by Ephiane).


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PART VIII: The Stainless Steel Skeleton

It's not just a question of curiosity about what lies beneath. It's also a way of understanding how your action figure works, what is safe, what is not, and perhaps how to fix something that has gone awry.

Beneath the silicone skin and flesh of the TBLeague seamless bodies lies a fairly simple stainless steel skeleton. The examples below come from a dissected M31, but they are representative of the general type. The only non-metal part is a mostly hollow chamber taking up much of the upper part of the torso, made of transparent plastic; it appears that silicone material has seeped in and filled up the hollow parts. The elbows, the hips, and the midsection are double-jointed; all joints are ball joints, apart from some like the upper biceps and lower thighs on some models, each of which can rotate around its respective axis. The elbows and knees are designed to have realistic limitation in the appropriate direction The wrist and ankle pegs are clamped within the lower arms and lower legs by means of a sort of brace. In the wrists of some models (especially M31 among male figures), this brace can be/become loose, and this results in the wrist peg coming out with the hand sculpt. It can be inserted back into place, and the brace can be positioned accordingly, but a secure and permanent repair seems elusive; while getting all this to work, it is likely that one would damage the silicone skin and flesh of the lower arm.

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Anim3210

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tblend10

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tblend11

More photos of the skeleton and flayed flesh in Emancipating the TBLeague/Phicen Skeleton.


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These are such great tutorials. Kudos for putting in all the money and sacrifice for the sake of educating us. Do you have any suggestions for reinserting a dislodged steel neck peg on an M32? It surprisingly popped out after removing a head sculpt that was perhaps too tightly fitted. I can't for the life of me find a way to distribute enough force to pop it back into the slot.

GubernatorFan

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AlKelAstra91 wrote:These are such great tutorials. Kudos for putting in all the money and sacrifice for the sake of educating us. Do you have any suggestions for reinserting a dislodged steel neck peg on an M32? It surprisingly popped out after removing a head sculpt that was perhaps too tightly fitted. I can't for the life of me find a way to distribute enough force to pop it back into the slot.

You are very welcome and thanks for commenting. I didn't invest any money in this per se -- everything you see I had owned for some time -- all I did is get organized, take the photos, add some more from before, and write it up. So I guess I invested some time. And it was about time, as these questions keep coming up and the answers are all scattered across different threads.

Looking at the steel skeleton (and I have no reason to assume it is any different with M32 than the exposed M31 in the example above), do you mean the lower ball joint of the neck piece got detached from the upper chest part? I don't know how much is possible with the steel and the rivets, but if I were you, I'd consider trying to heat up the metal (which is logical but any practical heating might not be sufficient) and also trying to pry open (just a little) the front and back parts of the chest assembly at the top. I don't know if that is even possible (and what tool to use) and if it would lead to further complications (with the rivets and/or the shoulder joints) or even irreparable damage. I also don't know how much of all this is exposed in the case of your figure -- is this an exposed endoskeleton cyborg or a regular still complete body, in which case there is not damaging the silicone skin and flesh to consider. So this is a theoretical approach. Perhaps someone else can offer some better suggestion. Ephiane has been altering these bodies (though I think in different spots) and might know something more.

Here is what I'm looking at and talking about:

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Tblend12


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What an awesome resource, Guv. Thanks for doing this. Just a note about the “Old Suntan” on the female bodies — some of those early steel skeleton bodies had varying degrees of Suntan. I have a few bodies that are actually just as dark as the male bodies, and some that are the normal Old Suntan. It’s rather hard to explain, and I’m terrible at the numbers of them.


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Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) Bnp4ba10
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GubernatorFan

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Stryker2011 wrote:What an awesome resource, Guv. Thanks for doing this. Just a note about the “Old Suntan” on the female bodies — some of those early steel skeleton bodies had varying degrees of Suntan. I have a few bodies that are actually just as dark as the male bodies, and some that are the normal Old Suntan. It’s rather hard to explain, and I’m terrible at the numbers of them.

Thank you very much, I'm glad you approve.

Are you sure that this darker shade of "old suntan" is not actually the long-gone "tan"? I'm pretty sure my S02A (with the head) is one of those.


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GubernatorFan wrote:
Stryker2011 wrote:What an awesome resource, Guv. Thanks for doing this. Just a note about the “Old Suntan” on the female bodies — some of those early steel skeleton bodies had varying degrees of Suntan. I have a few bodies that are actually just as dark as the male bodies, and some that are the normal Old Suntan. It’s rather hard to explain, and I’m terrible at the numbers of them.

Thank you very much, I'm glad you approve.

Are you sure that this darker shade of "old suntan" is not actually the long-gone "tan"? I'm pretty sure my S02A (with the head) is one of those.

No, the Tan had more of an orange tint to it. The Old Suntan on some of the females was quite dark, but that level wasn’t around for long. They were the ones that came with this head sculpt, and the skin tone changed with different batches:

Female - TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies with Steel Skeleton Catalog (updated continually) 448a5e10


The Tomoe body and a couple of the early Pale Asian bodies (that came with head sculpts) also had different skin tones from traditional Pale — they each had their own, slightly pink cast to them. (3 different tones of slightly pink, even yellowish). Phicen (now TBLeague) were all over the map in 2013-2014 as far as skin tones.


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It is possible there was more variation than I was aware of. As you can see I didn't do much consistent collecting until they started to have figure bodies that could stand on their own. I did have some of their plastic skeleton figures before that, but broke one or two biceps and after failing to fix them, saved the heads and the bikinis and threw the broken bodies away. Probably should have kept them around for customs.


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Man, this is absolute what i need. The figures with sizes ! And a view of the skeleton, so i can see where i have to cut the " steel bones " for modifications. If You stripped the skin by Yourself.... You can´t put it back on the Skeleton, right ? You need the key for the TBL Factory hall to do this Laughing

Thanks for showing !

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Ephiane wrote:Man, this is absolute what i need. The figures with sizes ! And a view of the skeleton, so i can see where i have to cut the " steel bones " for modifications. If You stripped the skin by Yourself.... You can´t put it back on the Skeleton, right ? You need the key for the TBL Factory hall to do this Laughing

Thanks for showing !

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it and find it useful.

This made me chuckle. I cut vertically down the silicone flesh's torso with an X-Acto knife. It was surprisingly difficult to cut the flesh open, which is why I keep reminding people that this silicone material is actually pretty durable, if handled and stored with a decent degree of caution. After this and cutting through plenty more "accidental sinews" that had formed when the silicone material had seeped into joints and little openings, I was able to slide the skeleton out of the body (as you would remove a jumpsuit). I kept the "boneless" body around for experimentation, and it has been seen here and there in some threads, eventually being subjected to my first attempts at replicating your oil pastel technique for coloring. Anyway, I suppose you could always stuff the skeleton back in, but you will have to find a good enough technique to glue the cut area shut (there is silicone glue, but I don't know how well it would work or hold). I've long discarded the flayed material, so I can't test for this.

https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t2052-emancipating-the-phicen-tbleague-skeleton-m31-flayed

https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t260-painting-seamless-bodies-updated-june-2020#5080 (Post 30)


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Amazing resource! Thank you so much for putting this together. Agree that it was about time, and I appreciate you going ahead and doing it. I hope this helps people who are starting out as well as all the adventurous customizers amongst us. Very Happy


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skywalkersaga wrote:Amazing resource! Thank you so much for putting this together. Agree that it was about time, and I appreciate you going ahead and doing it. I hope this helps people who are starting out as well as all the adventurous customizers amongst us. Very Happy

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it and I appreciate the encouragement. And I hope so too.


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Fantastic resource! I am bookmarking this thread for future use!

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MeMyself&I wrote:Fantastic resource! I am bookmarking this thread for future use!

Thank you very much. I'm very happy you're finding it useful.


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