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Tall Tales Productions Services

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Tall Tales Productions has built a reputation in miniatures over 14 years. Services include fabricating scale miniature models (sets and props) and concept maquettes. 

 

View this selection of some miniatures and character maquettes created with and for clients in gaming, TV, film and publishing.

 

Learn the process for the mass-produced figurines created in the Tall Tales Workshop.


Character Maquettes

Miniature Sets & Models

Miniature Props
 

Tall Tales Productions Workshop

workshop

How are Tall Tales Collectible Figurines created?

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The popular Tall Tales Productions high-end figurines are all designed by Caroline McFarlane-Watts and are sold worldwide. You can find them in stores and order them online.

But how are they made? Let's take a trip behind the scenes.

1 First stop - design

Based on the IP Good Witches Bad Witches™, Caroline McFarlane-Watts designs each character. First an idea, then a sketch, then a hand-sculpted three-dimensional character. After that it can be realized as a collectible figurine and mass produced. 

Caroline McFarlane-Watts character designs
Caroline McFarlane-Watts character designs
Caroline McFarlane-Watts character designs
Caroline McFarlane-Watts character designs

2 Production phase

Domestic production takes place in Los Angeles, California. An expert mold maker creates the mold from Caroline's original sculpts and then pours many resin duplicates from that mold. Figurines are cast in pressure chambers to ensure there's no bubbles to ruin the final result.

Tall Tales resin casting
Tall Tales resin casting
Tall Tales resin casting
Tall Tales resin casting

Overseas production takes place in Guangdong China on a larger scale. These factory workers are seen here pouring polystone resin into special molds to create the character figurine of Hortense Pompeux.

Tall Tales resin casting
Tall Tales resin casting

overseas production

Tall Tales resin casting

3 Paint work

Tall Tales figurines are hand-painted by artists with exacting attention to detail. The rare 'Artist Proof' figurines are actually painted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts herself. 

Tall Tales painting figurines
Tall Tales painting figurines
Tall Tales painting figurines
Tall Tales painting figurines

With overseas production, Tall Tales figurines are hand-painted by artists with the same attention to detail and quality control. Tall Tales works with the factory employed by Disney and Warner Bros for their collectible figurine lines.

Tall Tales painting figurines
Tall Tales painting figurines

Hortense

Tall Tales painting figurines
Tall Tales painting figurines

4 Packaged & dispatched

Caroline designs the packaging which is printed in the US or China. The figurines are boxed up and shipped all around the world, ready to find their way to you.

Tall Tales Figurines
Tall Tales Figurines

5 In stores

Sold in 50+ countries; Tall Tales figurines ship directly to customers, or can be found in stores on three continents and major conventions (where you can have them signed personally by Caroline McFarlane-Watts). 

Find yours at the Online Store (with worldwide shipping available). 

Tall Tales Figurines
Tall Tales Figurines
Tall Tales Figurines