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Re: Sources of figures

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:42 pm

Well they are 1/24th and appear to be good quality sculpting but possibly not loco crew potential

http://hlj.com/product/msb24018

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Nevadablue » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:36 pm

I see a lot of potential in those figures. I am hiring the marshal.

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Bilco » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:23 am

Have you worked out how you are going to justify your choice of figure to your wife?
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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Maniwaki » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:57 pm

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:36 pm

Bilco wrote:Have you worked out how you are going to justify your choice of figure to your wife?



Yes, she is all for law and order. :shock:
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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Bilco » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:43 am

I play for safety when buying female figures:

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Steve Holland » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:06 pm

The figure with the umbrella does not seem to be quite so 'pneumatic' as Marshall Jessie, but she will stay warm now the colder weather has arrived :D
Trawling around for 1:24 figures has found these http://www.scaleproduction.de/index.php?cat=c12_Figuren-1-24-Figuren-1-24.html. Some are really dodgy looking characters!
There are also some useful looking detailing parts under the 'Zubehor' tab - including some guns for the dodgy characters :shock:
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Re: Sources of figures

Postby KEG » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:36 am

I wonder how the lady with the umbrella looks together with 1 : 24 figures. It seems to be a Lemax product, which are approx 1 : 27 - 1 : 29 scale. You should remove the ugly bit of concrete at her feet.

If playing safe with the purchase of female figures, try some Near East prototypes:

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Be prepared to get some nasty remarks, when showing them at puclic events.

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby KEG » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:42 pm

Here are two steam loco ladies:

http://www.fgb-galerie.de/details.php?image_id=8533

Made from whitemetal and readily painted. Bring some weight and humour to your little Gn15 steamers.

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Steve Holland » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:34 pm

Here are two steam loco ladies:

http://www.fgb-galerie.de/details.php?image_id=8533

Made from whitemetal and readily painted. Bring some weight and humour to your little Gn15 steamers.

Don't let those girls anywhere near a steam loco, much less the fireman's side of a double Fairlie. The Earl of Merioneth (aka The Square) has managed to singe through the left knee of a pair of my overalls once, and after about 10 years of firing things narrow gauge most of my leg hairs have been scorched off and are refusing to grow back again :shock: Same goes for my arms - there's no hair left above the point at which my gauntlets finish!
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Re: Sources of figures

Postby KEG » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:26 pm

Well, this thread started with not proper dressed model figures of young ladies.

Enough to get elder men´s hormons jumping. They had to announce, they are going to buy them. As always. But you´ll never here frome them again.
Most probably did not even notice, the Sheriff lady does wear her badge on the wrong side of the vest.

Portraits of young women on steam locos in sexy gear can be found in calenders, grandsons give their grandfathers for Christmas.

You don´t see female staff on locomotives very often. If so, they were suitable working clothes.

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So folks, let us see your rolling stock with female drivers or at least conductors.

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Bilco » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:35 pm

Juergen - the Lemax figure is smaller, but this can be explained away as being Sir Macintosh's teenage daughter!

I've had three lady drivers so far, all altered Schleich figures:

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They attract favourable comment at exhibitions.
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Re: Sources of figures

Postby KEG » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:21 pm

Beautyful female drivers and fine loco models. I wonder, how many Jessie Figures arrived at Gnatterboxland so far. I hired one to guard a Santa Claus Parcel transport:

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The kit is not easy to assemble. You have to clean rough mold parting lines. Some parts, e.G. fringes and belts, do not fit very well. Omittet the chaps and tave her a skirt frrom a piece of paper handkerchief. Even for 1 : 24 the figure is very small.

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby backwaterscotland » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:09 pm

At a show over the weekend, once of the traders was showing me some new 16mm figures from Bachmann. Sizewise, the height was about the same as the Bachmann G-scale figures but they were much heavier built. From the weight, I would have said cast resin. Price was £22 per pair.

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/prod1.php?prod_selected=scrafto&prod=1

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby docnjoj » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:00 pm

Are they already painted?
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Re: Sources of figures

Postby KEG » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:23 pm

It says "handpainted" in a German dealers catalogue https://www.rd-hobby.de/de/Catalog/List/200

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby backwaterscotland » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:46 am

docnjoj wrote:Are they already painted?
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Yes, they come ready painted - paintwork looked good.

One thing to watch is that Bachmann have very similar figures in the same poses/colour schemes in both G-scale (item 22-176) and 16mm (16-701) - the 16mm ones are a bit "chunkier" - the ones Juergen linked to are the G-scale ones.

Should be easy to spot the difference in a shop - the 16mm ones are twice the price of the G-scale ones!

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby henrix72se » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:57 am

Steve Holland wrote:
Here are two steam loco ladies:

http://www.fgb-galerie.de/details.php?image_id=8533

Made from whitemetal and readily painted. Bring some weight and humour to your little Gn15 steamers.

Don't let those girls anywhere near a steam loco, much less the fireman's side of a double Fairlie. The Earl of Merioneth (aka The Square) has managed to singe through the left knee of a pair of my overalls once, and after about 10 years of firing things narrow gauge most of my leg hairs have been scorched off and are refusing to grow back again :shock: Same goes for my arms - there's no hair left above the point at which my gauntlets finish!


Girls does not have much hair on the legs and if they do, they use to welcome a painless shave ;)

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:36 am

Three new 1/24th 1910's female mechanic figures. Strange subject but lots of potential

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... ad&order=0

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby Thorness » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:41 pm

DCRFAN 3 wrote:Three new 1/24th 1910's female mechanic figures. Strange subject but lots of potential

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... ad&order=0


They look like they could be useful but I'm not sure that they are right for 1910.

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Re: Sources of figures

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Re: Sources of figures

Postby southpier » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:56 pm

interesting albeit budget breakers: http://reedoak.com/#!/1-24/c/18532002/o ... ort=normal

figures get rave reviews here: http://www.planetfigure.com/


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