a plea to all GnAtters

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a plea to all GnAtters

Postby southpier » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:13 am

in the event you do use popsicle craft sticks, please do something with the rounded ends. square, point, fleur de lis, anything but the rounded out of the bag shape.

other than the overused SLM figures, nothing sceams "i'm a toy" like round-top pickets on a gate.

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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Agreed southpier for the popsicle sticks.
IMHO though, as there aren't too many really good quality figures in 1/24, you can be a little restricted. I do think a bit of modification with squadron putty and careful painting can work wonders with these common figures.
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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby farholmer » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:06 pm

I don't know how to post photos here, but, if I did, I could send a picture of the stout picket fence and gate in my garden, there to keep the dogs from trampling the lawn in winter ...... all with nice rounded tops to the pickets.

Our local fencing contractor supplies either pointed or rounded, and we chose the latter, because they look friendlier.

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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby KEG » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:06 am

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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby underworld » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Yes...Rounded Top Picket Fencing is NOT the standard...but it does exist...
Here's a company that sells the bits to build one

http://rorotimber.com/product/20-pack-6 ... ood-pales/
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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby southpier » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:20 pm

looks like the "quintessential" fence picket (sic)

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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby Thorness » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:05 pm

As Geoff has said there is not a lot of choice of good quality 1/24th figures but you can get some variety with a bit of head swapping.
There are some horrible Chinese produced figures available, these are some:
ImageAlarming modern passengers by Thorness, on Flickr

but even these can be improved

ImageModified people by Thorness, on Flickr

These are mostly hidden inside a carriage so I didn't worry too much about the legs.
ImagePeople onboard r by Thorness, on Flickr


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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby docnjoj » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:10 pm

Thanks Don, those figures are great. I have a package of them and now I know what to try to make them human.
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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby southpier » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:52 pm

i dunno ..... you guys aren't really trying too hard. it is expected the figures of any range will need a bit of miliput and lead foil, but the starting point is what could use a bit of variety:

http://www.seltd.net/ez-catalog/X344897 ... ;order_by=

http://www.larrygscale.com/Figurines_c_25.html

http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics. ... nicAccents

it just goes on and on ....

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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby Thorness » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:14 pm

southpier wrote:i dunno ..... you guys aren't really trying too hard. it is expected the figures of any range will need a bit of miliput and lead foil, but the starting point is what could use a bit of variety:

http://www.seltd.net/ez-catalog/X344897 ... ;order_by=

http://www.larrygscale.com/Figurines_c_25.html

http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics. ... nicAccents

it just goes on and on ....


Not come across the first two before and Woodland Scenics are expensive.
I'm always a bit suspicious of items described as G scale as it is seems to cover a range of scales.
I saw a seller on ebay selling items described as G scale 1/24 but one the people was 3.75 inches that equates to 7feet 6inches! When I suggested to the seller he need to change the description his response was "there are some tall people out there" , needless to say I didn't risk any of his 1/24 scale items.

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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby nu2ng » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:15 pm

Southpier

What point are you trying to make here??
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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby docnjoj » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:22 pm

Here are some that seem pretty good and fairly priced. I just don't know their actual size. They are painted, which save a good deal of time for me.
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http://www.ozarkminiatures.com/scripts/ ... oduct=1028
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Re: a plea to all GnAtters

Postby southpier » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:22 am

nu2ng wrote:Southpier

What point are you trying to make here??



exactly. i'm glad someone gets it.


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