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trippwj

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Looking for a source for either shipyard or nautical (19th to early 20th century) figures.  My model is 1" = 32" scale = figures would ideally be between 2" & 2.25" in height.  Any idea where I can find some?

 

Many thanks!


Edited by trippwj, 06 March 2013 - 09:35 PM.

Wayne

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probablynot

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Yeah, I'm looking too.  In my case it's 1:35, so 2 inches would be just nice.


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Some previous builds - HMS Bounty Launch [Model Shipways kit] http://modelshipworl...s-116-smallish/

Corel's Half Moon (lightly 'bashed')  http://modelshipworl...scale-150-wood/

A 1:12 scratch-build of 'Anastasia', my old sailing kayak from back in the 1940s. http://modelshipworl...by-probablynot-a-18-re-build-of-my-1949-kayak/

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realworkingsailor

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Have you tried model railroad figures? Look for "G" scale figures (1:29 or 1:32). You'd probably have to do some surgery, like Dafi did, only a little larger.

Andy
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Thanks, Andy - will give that a try.  Those are about 1:29 scale give or take?


Wayne

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
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capnharv2

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I think Tamiya also makes military figures in 1:35.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Thanks,

 

Harvey


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realworkingsailor

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Thanks, Andy - will give that a try.  Those are about 1:29 scale give or take?


Or 1:32 depending on the manufacturer.

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Current Builds:

HMS Pegasus (On Hold)
SS Stadacona CSL Self Unloading Bulk Carrier (On Hold)

HMS Diana

 

Next Builds:

USF Confederacy
HM Snow Ontario (somehow)
 


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When I saw this thread name, I thought I would volunteer, but now I know it`s real purpose :-)
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Remember "Back in the day" before fast food and national heath programs we where on average shorter and thiner than we are today, so a slightly smaller stance might actually be more to SCALE than the model requires.

Andy


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I searched quite a bit when building my Emma C. Berry.  Tough to find, but I bought a set of "workers" from some rail road site...info lost when the log disapeared with the MSW server crash.  You want a Guage One figure but if you find 1:35 that would be better.  People were smaller 150 years ago.  I have several figures left over.  Send me a PM and I'll send pics.  I'll give you any one you want.

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Harvey & Kevin - Thanks!  Will do some digging there.

 

Fenous - you are more than welcome to apply for any open positions, though the accomodations may be a tad cramped for you... ;)

 

Andy Taylor - appreciate that - you are in my old stomping grounds there!  Went to College at Roger Williams (back in the "good old days" when it was a much smaller college!)

 

Maury - will send you a message, and THANKS!!!


Wayne

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When I saw this thread name, I thought I would volunteer, but now I know it`s real purpose :-)

 

I thought the same thing.  Turn's out we're a little tall for the job.  


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When I saw this thread name, I thought I would volunteer, but now I know it`s real purpose :-)

'You can fool some of the people some of the time...' :huh:


Kester

 

Current builds: Sherbourne (Caldercraft) scale – 1/64th;

 

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (half model) 1/8th" – 1'.

 

Victory Bow Section (Panart/Mantua) scale – 1/78th  (on hold).

 

Previous build: Bluenose ll (Billings) scale – 1/100th.


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Speaking of figures....Kester, you didn't happen to keep any of that great story about the demise of the Royal Caroline's Captain, did you?

Andy

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Andy,

 

I believe I did. Er, why? ;)


Kester

 

Current builds: Sherbourne (Caldercraft) scale – 1/64th;

 

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (half model) 1/8th" – 1'.

 

Victory Bow Section (Panart/Mantua) scale – 1/78th  (on hold).

 

Previous build: Bluenose ll (Billings) scale – 1/100th.


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trippwj

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That lengthy community tale of mystery and suspense (with the occassional dry pun thrown in for good measure) was among the most entertaining stories I have seen in many a year.  Would love to see it resurected (the story, not the Captain, that is)


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Wayne

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Epictetus


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Wayne,

 

I had just the smallest sliver of a suspicion that's what Andy had in mind. Andy?


Kester

 

Current builds: Sherbourne (Caldercraft) scale – 1/64th;

 

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (half model) 1/8th" – 1'.

 

Victory Bow Section (Panart/Mantua) scale – 1/78th  (on hold).

 

Previous build: Bluenose ll (Billings) scale – 1/100th.


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realworkingsailor

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Oh yes.... That was the intent of my query :)

I recall the enjoyment and laughs that everyone had with it, and although nothing was done at the time, it would be great for it to become a permanent part of MSW.

Andy
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Current Builds:

HMS Pegasus (On Hold)
SS Stadacona CSL Self Unloading Bulk Carrier (On Hold)

HMS Diana

 

Next Builds:

USF Confederacy
HM Snow Ontario (somehow)
 


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I highly concur on having it resurected. It was a great run and should not be lost to the world.

 

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Well, ok – or at least I think so. I've just been having a look around my files and find that for some weird reason I seem to have kept some of it, but not all! :( However, all is not lost (well actually, some of it seems to be) as I have it printed out and can probably resurrect the missing parts again – given a few cups of coffee and infinite will power, deep into the night. You'll have to bear with me. 

 

Actually, perhaps we should first ask Admin and the Mods what they think of the idea of me taking up screeds of the site capacity?  :o If they agree then fair enough. On thinking more about this, perhaps there might be a dedicated thread for such offerings from members, if they feel so inclined, perhaps to include short stories, articles, or even poems about the sea, rather than put in on the General Discussion thread. Would this be a good suggestion?  

 

In the meantime, I would be interested in the number of those who want to read my story again. :D


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Kester

 

Current builds: Sherbourne (Caldercraft) scale – 1/64th;

 

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (half model) 1/8th" – 1'.

 

Victory Bow Section (Panart/Mantua) scale – 1/78th  (on hold).

 

Previous build: Bluenose ll (Billings) scale – 1/100th.





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