To My Very Hot Body Comparison Page One.
Very Hot Bodies Shoulder Movement
Very Hot Bodies Movement
Very Hot Bodies & Tunics Very Hot Body & Soldier Story Head
This page I have made is to show the comparisons
between the Very Hot nude bodies I have recently bought, as well as a Soldier Story, DiD early
body and a Dragon Neo 2 body. Note: I am
mainly a kitbasher for my figures, and I seldom make any figure straight from
the box, so I am always on the look out for something different.
Update - A
very good post is also on the OSW forum, about which heads can be fitted to
which bodies -
Very Hot Bodies
With the three bodies that I bought from this ebay
seller - FZToyz. One was a Narrow
shoulder body (B001) at £14.68, with the other two are the Normal shoulder bodies
£14.10. Picture 1. shows both of the Normal
nude bodies together, it also shows the two types of head adapters that are
supplied with the bodies. In Picture 2. the
narrow shoulder body is on the left, a Dragon Neo2 body in the middle and a Normal
body on the right.
I did get confused at one point as to what body
was which, and it was not until I looked at Picture 3.
did I realise that the only difference in the two bodies is the ball joint at
the shoulder. Otherwise both bodies use the same common parts and joints to make them.
shows the hands that come with each figure, the detail of the hands is good. But
I have found on closer examination, that there are some raised seam lines from
where the hands were moulded. But then this is no different to some of the other
manufacturers items. The pins that go into the arms, have to have a gentle heat
applied to them, such as a hairdryer or hot water to make changing the hands
shows the other parts. Such as a another pair of hands with pegs, a single right hand
without a peg, another neck joint and connector. As well as two pieces to add to the
thighs, to bulk out the legs.
What I have forgotten to show with these bodies is
the range of movement, that there is in both the raised and lowered position of
the shoulders. Picture 6. is of the Normal
body shoulders in the raised position, with Picture 7.
showing the same body with the shoulders in the lowered position. Picture
8. is of the other Narrow body shoulder in
the raised position, with the picture on the right showing the same body in the
lowered shoulders position.
Although you can buy a complete body with a head
from the same eBay seller for £16.45, I bought the headless bodies as I wanted
to use various other companies headsculpts with the bodies instead. As an
experiment I wanted to see how some of the heads I have here would fit onto the
Picture 9. is a DiD head on one of
the Very Hot neck posts, to see how it looks and how much it may have to be
altered for it to be fitted. Note: I have
tried an unaltered DiD head on the Very Hot neck post at this time, and some of
the material inside the neck may have to be removed to get it to fit.
shows another DiD head, but this time I have removed some of the plastic
material inside the neck, and I have found that it will now just push down over the
top of the neck post. Picture 11. &
12. is a Dragon headsculpt, that again I
have removed some of the inside of the neck, so this will also press tightly
onto the Very Hot neck post. Picture
13. and the picture on the right
are of an ACI headsculpt that I have here, which again has been altered which also pushes tightly onto the neck post.
In Picture 5.
above is the other type of head/ neck connector that comes with the figures I
bought, and I tried this with a Soldier Story headsculpt. But I found that the
ball joint is too big to fit the headsculpt onto it. I don't have here any other
heads that use this type of connector, so I am unsure as to which head this fits
onto. Note: See the section at the bottom of
this page for the use of this adapter.
Very Hot Bodies Movement
In these pictures I have posed a Very Hot body
alongside a Dragon Neo2 body, to see what kind of movement I can get from both
of them, and how they compare against each other. This is because although they
are both good stock for a kitbash, like 1stLooey
I like to see if I can get a better figure pose, with some body alterations
Picture 14. is
the basic fold up of the arms onto the chest of both figures, and I have found
that the arms close up better on the Very Hot body. Picture
15. is the fold up of both bodies at the
knee joint, and again there is a better movement in the Very Hot body. With
Picture 16. showing how I can get a crouched
and closed up look to both bodies. Note:
Compare this to the altered pose that 1stLooey
obtained with his mortar crew at the bottom of this
Picture 17. is
the front view of Picture 14. to show the
type of pose I can get from both figures. Picture 18.
is the basic unaltered shooting pose from a Dragon Neo2 body, I have improved on
this on my Shooting page.
Picture 19. shows the very Hot figure with
the same rifle in a shooting pose, and I have found that there is a little bit
more movement in the arms, shoulder and wrist joints to get this pose.
The picture on the right show three different
1/6th body types as a comparison. And I have marked behind them lines at 10
inches, 11 inches and 12 inches from the worktop.
On the left is the standard Soldier story body,
next to it is the Very Hot Normal body with a DiD head fitted. Which makes it
look a lot taller because it has a longer neck. The last figure is a standard
Dragon Neo2 body and headsculpt.
Very Hot Bodies & Tunics
In the picture below, I have used three of the
same Dragon tunics I have here to show how the bodies look with them. The reason
for doing this, is that I have one consistent item such as the tunic. And I can
then show how the different bodies fill it out.
A on the left is the
Very Hot Normal body, with the larger ball joint at the shoulder. Which gives
the body a large bulky and muscular look to it.
B in the
middle is the Very Hot Narrow body also with a Dragon tunic, and the smaller
shoulder ball joint. And by comparing the two models together here, I can now
see how the ball joints affect the build of the bodies. Even though everything
else about them is the same, as the manufacturer has used the same common parts
to build the rest of the body.
C on the right
is the Dragon Neo2 body, again with the same Dragon tunic as the others. And you
can see how different the Dragon body is, both in the overall height as well as
the body build.
Very Hot Normal body, Picture 21. Very Hot
Narrow shoulder body, Picture 22. both Very Hot
bodies, Picture 23. Very Hot Normal bodies
and a Soldier Story body, Picture 24. Very
Hot Normal bodies and a Dragon body.
Hot Body & Soldier Story Head
I have just seen a post on the OSW forum by
Marine Boy, about how a modeller has fitted a
Soldier Story head onto a Hot Toys body -
Soldier Story Head. And I got to wondering this type of body and the
adapter, could take a Soldier Story headsculpt. As I have read on another post,
that these bodies are clones of the Hot Toys bodies -
Body. So I would presume that the Hot Toys heads can be fitted onto the Very
In the pictures above I have followed the
instructions by Marine Boy, Picture
25. is the untouched head adapter. Picture
26. is where I have separated each half of
the adapter, Picture 27. shows where I have
removed the top neck connector and the bushing it fits into, and I have fitted
the neck connector so that the larger ball is now inside the neck
adapter. Picture 28. shows the Very
Hot head connector, next to a Soldier Story head connector, which is
almost the same size.
shows the neck adapter when I have glued it back together, one problem I did
find is that the end that is in the neck adapter is very loose. But I found that
when I connected it to the Soldier Story headsculpt, the whole top of the neck
adapter fits tightly into the headsculpt, which helps to tighten up the lower
part of the neck connector. Picture 30. &
shows the neck adapter fitted back onto the body, with the Soldier Story head.
Because of the size of this project and to help the pages load
faster, I have had to spread the information over three pages.
Update: 27th January 2016
One item that I have used with my figures, to
connect the different heads to different bodies was a replacement neck peg that
was made by cadratproductions. But, I have just found out that they have stopped
production of the neck pegs, so I have had a look around to see if anyone else
makes something similar. And I found the replacement neck & foot pegs as below,
made by Delusional Designs via Shapeways.
I do like this Very Hot type of body, as it allows
me a some variety into my figures, with both the build and posing. As well as
the way that the Soldier Story heads can be fitted, and possibly the Hot Toys
heads as well. Plus at the
price for the nude figure I also get not only one pair of hands with it. But
another pair and one single hand for a variety of hand poses. There are also two
types of head connector included, which I believe can accommodate some of the
commercial headsculpt types.
My Final Observations
Looking again at the pictures above,
with how much taller the Very Hot body is compared to the other figures. I got
to wondering about how a company could make some money from these nude figures.
Because if they could make a figure where there are various different sized clip
in inserts in the leg above and below the knee, as well as in the arms above and
below the elbows. You could then with a combination of the inserts have a figure
that could have an overall height, that varies between the figures shown here.
So that as an example, from one figure you could choose for it to be either a
small 1/6th scale 5 foot 2 inches in height (figure on the left), a medium 1/6th
scale 5 foot 7 inches in height (figure on the right), up to a tall 1/6th scale
6 foot in height (figure in the centre).
Continued on Page Two -
Very Hot Bodies Page 2
Many thanks to Ed
(1stLooey)for the idea about the body modifications on these pages -
Body Mods1 &
And thanks to Gordon for allowing me to use his
images on this page - Gordon's Body
An excellent video by
T.H.A.W. about how to do the
Thanks to Marine Boy
for the idea about changing the neck adapter to fit the Soldier Story head.
A very good post is also on the
OSW forum, about which heads can be fitted
to which bodies -