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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:38 am

Oztrainz wrote:Hi Dave,
they are nominally 1/20 scale +/- :lol:


Thanks John, was a bit slow there :roll:
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New Chinese sourced Figures

Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:41 pm

These three figures come from a Doll's House source, the most commonly used existing figure is a Butler.
Now we have 3 kids, two in Edwardian Dress (so they're off to a fancy dress party) plus one who's drying himself after a swim. OK frontal view with towel totally nude back view.
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These figures may well be available from a number of Doll's House sources however if anyone wants them they can be obtained from Pat Maslin on 0208979. Those in the UK will know that that won't ring anything. :wink:
For the remaining four digits PM or email me and I'll send them by return.
I should add that the painting is reasonable and the price - just 32.50 each. :shock: That should read £2.50. :roll: :o
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Postby Mitch » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:38 pm

I've just received this set of figures which are being sold by John Prescott at "G Scale Online".

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They are moulded in a hard plastic (not vinyl) so should be straightforward to cut and re-arrange as required. The castings are fairly crude and they'll definitely need re-painting. The tallest standing figures are a shade over 3" high - about right for 1/24 scale. There's no maker's mark but I suspect the source is probably China.

The price is a reasonable £5.75 for a set of 10 figures - that's only 57p each so a good price if you are happy to carry out some improvements and modifications. More information and order details can be found at:

http://www.gscaleonline.co.uk/epages/es116894.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es116894_shop/Categories/OTHER
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:53 pm

They are curiously similar to some Preiser figures http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/590-45155
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Postby AndyA » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:21 pm

I think I recognise three or four of those from another collection that was on ebay a couple of years ago. That lot were cheap Chinese knock-offs of Preiser stuff and copyright be d*mned. Depends on your view of that kind of thing, I guess.

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Postby Charlie Stewart » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:41 pm

As Steve advised , here is the link to the Modeltown figures i am currently using on my layout

www.modeltown.co.uk

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Postby KEG » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:14 pm

Hi,

Do you have any pictures of Modeltown figures on your layout?

They seem to be in 1 : 19/20 scale and look a bit cartoonish.

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They look alright along the Rob Bennett figures, though slightly smaller :


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Postby Charlie Stewart » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:40 pm

KEG wrote:Hi,

Do you have any pictures of Modeltown figures on your layout?




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Hi Juergen, heres a couple...



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Theres more on my layou thread...
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=82546#82546

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Postby DCRfan » Fri May 28, 2010 7:17 am

Have these three sets been mentioned before Custer, Confederates and Japanese Swordmeni? http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodlist.asp?tlcode=CAN&tbn=1&scale=24&sortby=introdate

They would make for rather different pizza - perhaps 'Late one night in the Museum the exhibits were at play'
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Postby KEG » Fri May 28, 2010 1:56 pm

Thanks for the notice. I always wanted Japaness swordsmen at the throttle and Custer shoveling coal.

Carlo Spirito figuren are sold at Steve s Back2Bay6 Shop now. Can´t find them on the homepage:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4429&highlight=carlo+spirito


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Postby KEG » Sat May 29, 2010 9:43 am

Mr. Kuschka from Elita now offers old LGB figures unpainted for 2 Euro/ea.

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Some of the older figures are a bit small for 1 : 22,5 scale, so they might be suitable for 1 : 24. The painted fellow in white is a Preiser 1 : 22,5 figure for reference.

http://www.elita.de/


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Postby KEG » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:59 pm

Meanwhile the local homeguard hired and painted a few of these Ex-LGB figures.


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The little boy with the toy truck feels happy in the cab of the Schoemberg Winky.


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Postby dana » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:07 am

Have you guys checked out the figures from the parts box (australian company ) http://www.thepartsbox.com/
to see the figures its under dioramas , the chauffer , meter maid and the policegal would need a little modyfing :twisted: for exibition tastes but the heads would be great for modifying other figures that you have statshed in your parts box guys .
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Postby Kevin » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:49 am

Not figures this time, but I have found an ebay seller who has a good range of 1/12 th and 1/24 th accessories. The items are aimed at boat modellers but includes a lot of useful detailing items. Lots of crates, barrels, trays of fish, Dinghies, Capstans, rope coils, wheelie bins, nice trays of fish etc.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/macsmouldings/m. ... ksid=p4340

He also sells a range of ship doors, windows and other items. I’m sure that some enterprising ‘Boxer’ could build a critter around some ship bulkheads or engine room doors.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-24-boat-ship-G- ... 439b7aaffc

This 1/24 th shipping container looks very useful. Possibly a ready made loco shed.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-24-boat-ship-Gs ... 439badebcd
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:20 pm

Just ordered a set of these for future Gnine, 1/20 projects.

http://www.etamiya.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=25262

They are similar to a set that I bought a couple of years ago that had shorts rather than trousers (see halfway down the link) http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=5161

I will report back on them when they arrive.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:11 pm

Well the figures arrived today :D I ordered mine from emodels. They arrived in 3 days well packed in a stout box.

There a 9 figures in total and a good selection of tools.
The seated driver looks more like 1/24 scale.
The other figures are about 90mm tall.
Of particular interest are the seated woman (a useful passager) and the photographer (a younge Mick T?).
The standing driver should be easy to convert to a mechanic in coveralls,

The rest of the figures are dressed in "Lionels" and short sleeved shirts and large collars and have dodgey hair styles (older members of this forum maybe able to confirm that this was normal dress for the 70s & 80s, but I am far too younge to comment;- honest :twisted: :wink: )

All in all I felt that this was a good set of figures and good value for money :D

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:52 am

These figures have been popular with the 16mm/SM32 brigade for a while. The photographer is a well known railway enthusiast, wonder if he has upgraded to digital yet. Anyway wonder if this particular set is a mixture of other sets. Can't remember sitting figure in original. There were originally 2 sets in 1/20th scale(90mm figures), one included the photographer, and the other contained shorts clad support figures(very much pre H&S).

just been googling and the tyre changing pit crew set is also around. still not Not sure about the seated figure, can't remember that being included. I have a set in storage, so will have a look. The team set is much the better of the two.

on looking on ebay, found the other set, but unboxed. If you look carefully they are different, but description is misleading.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PIT-CREW-1-20-Tamiya-7-figure-37-piece-Kit-89608-/400203724806?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2e003806
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Postby Artizen » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:09 pm

For those who can get Top Gear merchandise - who can ignore Stig in a Soap? I have three - they are about the same height as Preiser 1:22.5 figures such as the two bricklayers. Soon to feature on my 1:24 layout because I don't count rivets.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:47 pm

just found by old set of Tamiya figures, which is different box design,no surprise there, but it only has 8 figures. I think one of the red standing figures is an addition.
For anyone looking for figures approx 1/20th, then a suggestion from 16mm society many years ago, and that is to use the long edge from an old credit card, as this is approx 9cm long. Easier and less odd/obvious than getting out a proper ruler in the toy shop :roll:
also just noticed short edge of card is 54mm long, so spot on for 1/32 scale. Wonder if the person who invented the credit card was a model enthusiast.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu May 26, 2011 4:12 pm

I'm sure that few will want these figures. Detail is superb however most will build a complete layout for the price of one set:

http://www.penny-thomson.co.uk/index.php?page=36
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Christoph » Fri May 27, 2011 3:35 pm

.... but the characters are fantastic :!:

http://www.penny-thomson.co.uk/index.php?page=3

Thanks for the link, Gerry :D

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 27, 2011 6:30 pm

Christoph wrote:.... but the characters are fantastic :!:

http://www.penny-thomson.co.uk/index.php?page=3

Thanks for the link, Gerry :D

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Postby skylon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:00 pm

Evening all,

Does anyone have a seated Deans Marine figure? If so, would someone be able to measure the space between his legs please?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:11 pm

skylon wrote:Does anyone have a seated Deans Marine figure? If so, would someone be able to measure the space between his legs please


You are in luck Sam, thought I had thrown them in the bin :roll:
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