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#21
Padeen

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Kester,

I am one of your fans here!  :piratetongueor4:  Indeed, there seems to be no dedicated forum area... maybe something to ask in the site pb/suggestion area? Well, we wait for your stories in the General discussion anyway...


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#22
bhermann

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Kester - what are you waiting for?  Your public awaits!

 

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trippwj

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The request has been made!


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#24
realworkingsailor

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I left my opinion on the other thread, I think it has merit..... And should be given a place of distinction around here (the story, not my opinion :P)

Andy

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HMS Pegasus (On Hold)
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HMS Diana

 

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HM Snow Ontario (somehow)
 


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can we have a different story please

 

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Kevin,

 

Whoa! Perhaps we should just get this one out of the way first, since there would appear to be some demand – then I might think about it. :huh:


Kester

 

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

 

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

 

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


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There are litterarly thousands of 54 mm or 1:32 scale figurines in either white metal or plastic (hard or soft) on the market. One has to look a bit around other fora for this. They come in whole figures or also as separate arms, bodies, heads etc. Some imaginative surgery will be needed probably. The Tamiya plastic soldiers are 1:35 scale and visibly smaller and more delicate than the 1:32 scale figures and in comparison there is a much smaller range. The 54 mm scale market covers all ages and subjects.

 

The G-gauge has a scale of 1:22.5 BTW. I have never heard of any 1:29 scale.

 

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Wefalk, there really is no true "G" Scale, not like O, OO or HO Etc. There are actually many scales that use the same #1 Gauge track. The reason you may not have heard of 1:29 is that it is a scale put out by an American company USA Trains, and may not be common in Europe.

 

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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Preiser make a set of 6 figures in parts that can be animated in all sorts of ways. They are produced in 1/24th and 1/32nd scale. They are excellent figures that are nude so you need to sculpt clothes onto them but thats better than having to scrape the clothes off them! I use them quite a lot for whaleboat crews etc., the downside is they are quite expensive.

 

Google unpainted Preiser nude figures and you should find a few sources. 



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I gave up on purchasing figures a while back.The Adam ones would have done the trick but I'm really not a good painter. I wanted them to illustrate certain boat building tasks and also some crewmen working. So I just did the attached. Simplistic but portrays the information as to how things were done. In this case drilling holes in dead-eyes. These are 1/24 scale.

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Does anyone know of a source of US Navy figures 1/48 scale?

Thanks,
Tim

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realworkingsailor

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again.... check model railroad suppliers. "O" Scale is 1:48. You may not find exactly what you need, but you may have some luck locating "blanks" you can "surgically" alter to suit your needs.

 

For anyone else browsing this thread:

 

"G" Scale:  1:22.5, 1:29 and 1:32

"O" Scale: 1:48

"S" Scale: 1:64

"OO" Scale: (Varies Slightly between USA And Britain) Most common is 1:76

"HO" Scale: 1:87.1

"TT" Scale: 1:120 (Rare, hard to find)

"N" Scale: 1:160

"Z" Scale: 1:220

 

Scale people are available in all these scales. Some work may be required to make them period appropriate.

 

Mods: is it possible to make a permanent note of that for people who are looking for figures?

 

Andy


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Quando Omni Flunkus, Moritati


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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Moved to the appropriate forum and pinned....


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trippwj

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Thanks, Mark!


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realworkingsailor

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Yay! Thank you! :D

Andy

Quando Omni Flunkus, Moritati


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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Aye sailors,

 

come up and see this http://www.preiserfi...nload&SiteID=83

 

There you all find the Figures you need in every scale, painted and unpainted, have a look to the downloads

 

This company ship´s worldwide.

 

see ya


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cheers    :cheers:

 

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... I always use Preiser-figurines (and in fact scale my models to match the model railway scales). They are the anatomically most correct and most finely sculpted. They also do 'academy', that is naked, sets in various scales that you can dress with putty etc. as required.

 

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Does anyone know of a source of US Navy figures 1/48 scale?

Thanks,
Tim

 

Hi Tim,

 

    Any O-scale will work for 1/48. Peiser is a good site to purchase a good assortmanet as stated above. But Like I said O-scale works for 1/48. Only trouble is the choice you got is civilian life on railroads and the only Naval figures you will usually find is Navy WW ll on up. Nothing early in Naval for 1/48. Believe me I have tried.

 

   I even called several military miniature outlets and they told me right of the bat, good luck finding something like that....

 

Your best bet is to purchase O-scale and take a dremel and file and create what you want. Then cast them in diecast metal or resin and create your molds for future builds. that way you will always have your little navy in the era you want. Here's a little help on how to work over your little figures................hope this helps

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Thank You all...

 

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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!

PM me the information, I am able to help you, I am very specail on it, pls see my topic "casting cannon", I put a photo on it which is victory's figures, 8-10cm long. 1:75 use.

 

best wishes

sy


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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!

pls take look this website:http://shop.princeau...m-scale-moulds/






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