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Postby MrPlantpot » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:42 pm

Hello everyone.

I seem to have been doing other things for far too long, but now I've returned...... and whilst searching eBay the other day for something entirely different, I found this feller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321429821713? ... 1423.l2649
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He's in 1:24 scale, and he has 'cousins' in other scales (including my preferred 1:32.

The seller has other interesting things too, but I'd like to point out that I have no connection with the seller.

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Postby KEG » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:27 pm

Happened to meet Otto von Chriek today at the German Stonehenge (Steinheim) Monument:


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Otto normally hangs around in Ankh-Morpork: http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/Otto_von_Chriek

Some people might have seen him at the Preiser catalogue. The camera is from a Spanish metal kit.

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Postby NotHarryPotter » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi folks,

BNA model world in Australia has a range of resin figures by Scale productions in 1/24.

http://www.bnamodelworld.com/

There are quite a few very buxom and long legged ladies, but also (and I hate to say, potentially more useful for industrial modelling) there are a number of male figures that look like they'll fit in as blue collar workers. They don't seem fantastically detailed, but I think with careful painting they might be worth the price. I have purchased three figures through BNA's ebay site.
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Postby KEG » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:58 pm

I always wanted a loco crew like this:

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http://www.bnamodelworld.com/scale-production/sp-tmf24037


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Postby NotHarryPotter » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:40 pm

ZZ Top on a loco? Very cool!
I say go for it!

I later found the Scale Productions company website. Prices are in Euros, and "The Band"set is shown. Might be better for you Juergen :D
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Postby Bilco » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:29 pm

A new discovery (for me, at least) is a couple of figures under the trade name PAPO, a French firm The figures are made in China (of course) and seem to match the Schleich figures in scale, and even have very similar tags on their legs.

The two I bought today are these:

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I see I managed to get their boots in focus, if nothing else.

The poses are similar to Schleich figures. They look like a useful source of body parts - Igor is already sharpening his tools with a glint in his eye.
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Postby Cross Kitter » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:19 pm

Go for it Igor :D

Can you remember how much they were and what height they are?

That basket looks very useful.

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Postby Chris18 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:34 pm

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Postby martin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:50 pm

Cross Kitter wrote:Go for it Igor :D

Can you remember how much they were and what height they are?

That basket looks very useful.

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Postby KEG » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:10 pm

The farmer lady is 8,8 cm. Approx. 1 : 20 scale, like most of the the human Schleich figures http://www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/Papo-Baeuerin-mit-Korb-39219-ca57x88cm.html

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:35 pm

I expect to see some of these figures turning up on 16mm scale garden lines. Some might be able to squeeze them into the larger Bachmann stock.
Dose anyone know if the animals are actually to the same scale, as Schleich small animals and birds tend to be larger scale, some even close to 1/6th scale.


Pity I am not working in Edinburgh now as Wonderland Models shop stock them.
The Papo website has a 'dealers' link so thought that might tell me who else sells them but nothing there. Presume it is a link for dealers to use(???)
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Just found a lot on ebay, and one of the hens is 4cm tall. That is somewhere between 1/12th and 1/6th scale. So are similar to Schleich in many respects.
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Postby Nevadablue » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:27 pm

Thanks Chris!
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Postby Chris18 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:59 pm

Has anyone already used these Elita figures?

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http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/ce/e ... a?ref=list

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:26 pm

looks interesting. On checking website , I notice there are other figures. Make a nice change to the Preiser ones .
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Postby chris69 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:26 pm

Hi,
they are all copies of the old LGB figures and are in 1:22.5.
On shows here in the US you get them for pennies.....

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:51 pm

now I can see they are the same as the LGB ones. So used to only seeing them painted. I even have some.
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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:34 am

Chris18 wrote:Has anyone already used these Elita figures?

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http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/ce/e ... a?ref=list

Thanks by advance for all your comments.


Does anyone here know of a place to buy these in the US of A? :D
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Postby chris69 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:14 am

Come to the Train Show in So Cal in January.
You can pick them out of the Grable Boxes for cheap.
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Postby KEG » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:15 am

they are all copies of the old LGB figures and are in 1:22.5.


I am not sure, if those firgures are copies. For decades Mr. Kuschka from Elita made them for LGB. They were included in the starter packs or sold (painted) in sets of four. The loco drivers were glued in the LGB Stainz locos.
They came roughly painted in gloss. Many of the early figured were very much out of proportion. Big heads and short legs. But in the early Seventies there was not much competion in the toy shops.

After the insolvency of (Lehmann) LGB There were a few thousand of them still in stock. Sometimes you can still find them in bags for a few Euros at large scale events in Germany. You can still order them directly for Euro 2.95 each now.

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Postby Chris18 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:46 am

A link to Elita Modelle:
http://www.elita.de/index.html
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Postby NotHarryPotter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:33 am

Hello folks,

ICM, as you may know, are bringing out a 1911 Model T Ford runabout and tourer in 1/24th scale. I have just looked at their news section and they will also be releasing a really nice set of three figures "Henry Ford & Co" You can see them at:
http://www.icm.com.ua/news/379-henry-fo ... gures.html

These figures will suit earlier layouts, and should be useful from the 1910s up to the 30s and 40s era. Let's hope they also do a pickup truck or light covered truck and a few more figures, :D :D :D

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:50 am

I spotted the new figures as well, but posted something on Trade section and I keep missing this thread, just wondering if it should be in its own section to make it easier to spot. Currently 17 pages of postings is a lot to wade through.
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Postby Gnu Bee » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:54 pm

There's some lovely pewter 1:24 figures here http://www.phoenixmodeldevelopments.com/acatalog/Miscellaneous_1_24.html
I am not sure they will really go with my Smallbrook Emett style chaps but there is a wonderful 30mm high White Rabbit here.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:57 am

great source of ideas for 3D printing there, especially as prices shown give a good idea whether it would be worth while.
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Postby KEG » Sun May 03, 2015 9:01 pm

Found a suitable Wise Man in approx. 1 : 24 at the souvenir shop at Tintern Abbey (UK) for 2,30 BPD

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The little Red Dragon (Draco Vulgaris) came around at Devils Bridge, a station of the Vale of Rheidol Railway (Wales)

The fat theatre agent is supposed to be "The Penguin" from a Marvel Batmann Comic. Metal, TM 2009 Copyright.

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