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Postby backwaterscotland » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:00 am

At the weekend I purchased one of the Woodland Scenics "scenic accents" figures (on their website here : http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/category/GScaleScenicAccents)

I bought A2523 "Dockworker with crate" at £8 which is a bit more expensive than the figures I've bought before but still doesn't seem unreasonable.

Material seems to be a hard, brittle plastic (I know this as I managed to snap one of his hands off) and the painting is very good. Height scales as around 6 feet in 1/24th. The included crate appears to be nicely cast as well.

I suspect that these figures might be more useful lightly detailed and used as they are rather than for conversion.

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Postby KEG » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:16 am

Those Woodland figures have beeen around for a few years,

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They are made from a very brittle resin. If you drop them to a hard ground, they shatter into many pieces.

I think, they are approx. 1 : 22,5 scale or larger. Here is one of their checker players, guarding the dynamite in the KEG loco shed

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Meanwhile they offer a series of contemporary British prototypes.
Edit: Sorry, that´s Bachmann, who offers them.

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Postby KEG » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:17 am

Just found a picture of some figures, designed by Jack Lynch for LGB in the late Nineties.

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They ar aprox 1 : 22,5 scale and are still available in the LGB range. About 25 Euro for the set of four.


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Costume design ist suitable for 1930/40 era.

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Postby KEG » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:12 pm

Received some 1 : 24 figures from www.industriamechanika.com
today.

Here is one of them, a deckhand, now assembled and primed, ready for painting.



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Amazing detail and quality. They offer them in 1 : 35 and 1 : 24 scale.
http://industriamechanika.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=9&zenid=93356sdjbm7ukp57tkqqipq623

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Postby joe gilmartin » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:52 pm

Juregen

Great figure !!
Thanks for the link
my order is off. I can finally get some work done around
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can't wait to see him painted

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Postby KEG » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:09 pm

Painting these Industriamechanika Figures is a pleasure:



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1 : 24 scale is much smaller than 1 : 22,5, which I prefer for Gn15

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:07 pm

This range of figures hasn't featured before on this thread:

http://www.sundancecentral.org/merchandise/

At scale of 1:20.3 Possibly a tad large for some.
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Postby KEG » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 pm

Today Figure # 12 from http://www.deansmarine.co.uk landed on my desk. they seem to offer some more navy types.

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Scale 1 : 24, resin body, hands and head whitemetal. The sailor seems to be just plucking a cigarette from his pack.
The painted figure is an old Elastolin figure in 1 : 24 scale.

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Postby KEG » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:57 pm

Prehm Modellbau from Duisburg / Germany just released his icecream vendor with pedal driven sales stand.

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The bicycle parts are metal, the rest, including the figure is resin. The model comes assembled and painted for 35 € .

The lady with the pink dress is from the Preiser stable.

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Postby Heywood Fan » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:30 pm

Hello;
A quick figure related question. After quite a bit of looking at old posts on here I wonder if there are [m]any seated figures for drivers of locos that are actually looking down the track where they are going! Some of the figures I've seen I wouldn't want to be on a passenger train behind ;)
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Postby Les » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:47 am

I usually have to cut their heads off and refix them so they are looking where they are supposed to be going.
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Postby gnichols » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:51 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:This range of figures hasn't featured before on this thread:

http://www.sundancecentral.org/merchandise/

At scale of 1:20.3 Possibly a tad large for some.


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I know the Sundance guys very well and the figures they have are actually a tad too small in my mind for 1/20. The are nicely sculpted and would look just great with 1/24 stuff. Gary

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Postby KEG » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:55 am

A picture of Sundance figures along with some 1 : 24 models would be helpful.

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Postby trac555 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:46 pm

As Juergen suggested, I am posting a picture of some of the Sundance figures along with some other brands for comparison.

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1. Preiser Welder (1:22.5)
2. Woodland Scenics Welder (1:22.5)
3. Sundance "Clem" (1:20.3)
4. Sundance "Bert" (1:20.3)
5. Sundance "Sparky" (1:20.3)
6. Industria Mechanika Deckhand (1:24)
7. Preiser Foreman (1:22.5)
8. SLM "Alex" (1:24)
9. Just Plain Folk Seated Hobo (1:22.5)

You can compare the size of the Sundance figures for yourself. One of the problems is that they don't all seem to be to the same scale -- for example the figure of Clem kneeling is almost as tall as the standing Bert and Sparky figures. I plan to see if I can use them, but they will require significant surgery to work on my layout.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:15 pm

One has to remember that people are not all the same size in reality, which is why i find it odd that in most models what ever scale everyone seems to be same height.
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Postby KEG » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:59 am

Thanks for the picture. Compared to 1 : 24 and 1 : 22,5 figures, those Sundance castings look very much bigger. So they are probably in 1 : 20 as claimed by the maker.

Its tru, humans come in different seizes. But their head seize is very similiar in most cases.


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So the Schleich Blacksmith and the vertical challenged farmer are in 1 : 20, while the rests seems to be in 1 : 22,5. Not sure about the Phoenix metal figure in the right of the picture.

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Postby ijopson » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:51 pm

Just announced by Deans Marine boat modelling firm, for their range of luxury yacht models, a number of 1/24th nubile young ladies and a few crew members, one of which looks like a useful driver.
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/5_15

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Postby KEG » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:24 am

Some people might know, Sherlock Holmes was born Jan. 6th 1854.
So we celebrate his 160th Birthday today.

Does somebody know of a source for miniture portrait figures? Victorian style. I suppose. Preferably in 1 : 20 - 1 : 24 scale.

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Postby ijopson » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:18 pm

Lots of 54mm kits on the market, one even has Holmes and Watson in a railway carriage (from Silver Blaze story), unfortunately I'm away from my references at the moment, and can't remember who does it. Sarum Soldiers do a couple of sets, including the Hound of the Baskervilles, while Tradition of London do a kit listed as 90mm, but this is expensive. I don't know of any specific 1/24th figures.

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Postby KEG » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:55 am

Thank you for the first hints. Found some sculptures at the S. H. Museum

http://www.sherlockholmesmuseum.com/gallery.php?id=1


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Postby ijopson » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:08 pm

There are these, at www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk . Click on New Products. 1:6, but possibly a little expensive at £170 EACH!!.

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Postby KEG » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:38 pm

While looking for a few bits and pieces at the DIY shop, I found this
beautiful Hula Lady:

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She is supposd to work as an Air freshener for the car and a dancer.
The smell drives tears in my eyes. Probably have to wear a gas mask, when driving.

To shorten her, simply shorten the spring underneath her skirt.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:57 pm

These Fishermen/Merchantmen haven't featured in this thread:
http://www.bpmouldings.co.uk/Figure_Sets_1-24th.html
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Kevin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:07 pm

The following 2 pictures on Flickr show the steps necessary to make figures.

Aiden Campbell 7mm figures

https://www.flickr.com/photos/45131642@ ... 50295@N04/

Larger scale male figures

https://www.flickr.com/photos/16967289@ ... 50295@N04/

Larger scale female figures.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/16967289@ ... 50295@N04/
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