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Fred 1948
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PostSubject: Figures   Figures EmptyTue Aug 30, 2022 7:24 am

Hi One & All
 
This may have been talked about at some time or other.
 
Some of you know that I am more into tug's and some other type of working vessels, now to me and I do hope someone says that I am wrong, it looks as if you are not into trains - aircraft or tanks you cannot find the right kind of scale figure for our models, I know that Shapeways is a good outlet for 3d printed items, and there are ship figures in all scales, but for me some of them just do not look right.
 
I have talked to a few companies that make scale figures for the train hobbyist, and they have said that they would have a look at any of their figures that they may be able to convert to ship crew, so far no luck.
 
One company that I have talked to is Model(https://www.modelu3d.co.uk) they are based in Bristol. Looking at their site it looks as if some of their figures could be used on our models.  
 
So just what do you use for boat figures?
 
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PostSubject: Re: Figures   Figures EmptyTue Aug 30, 2022 7:45 am

Those sailors and fishermen are about the best I've seen Fred. 3d printing is certainly bringing new people into the market. There's another one here that has some interesting options  www.drydock3d.co.uk

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PostSubject: Figures   Figures EmptyTue Aug 30, 2022 8:36 am

Hi Barriew

Yes 3D printing is coming to the fore, the only thing is that a lot of them do WW2 and modern figures, I am looking for 1900 - 1920 figures, and they seem to be in short supply.

I can  only keep asking.

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PostSubject: Re: Figures   Figures EmptyTue Aug 30, 2022 6:29 pm

What scale you looking at Fred?

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PostSubject: Figures   Figures EmptyWed Aug 31, 2022 7:37 am

Hi Swab

The scale that I am looking at is 1/32, they are to go onto my Lady T.

I have looked at Mountfleet I am not that impressed, Deans seem to only do 1/96 & 1/24 scale, that is why I have been looking at some of the 3D printing company's.

Fred.

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PostSubject: Re: Figures   Figures EmptyWed Aug 31, 2022 6:31 pm

If you can get away with it there's loads of 1/35th civilians albeit 30's to modern times, Preiser do a box of 1/32nd scale railway civilians 1900 to 1930 code 63032 but not cheap and not many you could use for a fishing boat.
https://www.scalemates.com may help use the filtering function and you may find something.
Its high time we had accurate figures, dolls house figures just don't cut it 3D prints are expensive though (for now).

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PostSubject: Figures   Figures EmptyThu Sep 01, 2022 6:04 am

Alan at Modelu has said that he will be having a look at his figures to see if any can be converted to look right for tug/workboat crews, he hopes to do this around late October/November as he is working on a new set of railway figures for the American market.

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PostSubject: Re: Figures   Figures EmptyFri Sep 09, 2022 4:50 am

There's another source I've used on the past. Admittedly they are more railway biased but the figures I purchased were general Victorian/Edwardian people.
Reasonable prices for quality figures.

https://www.acstadden.co.uk/shop-4

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PostSubject: Re: Figures   Figures EmptyFri Sep 09, 2022 7:42 am

Hi Vigo

Thank you for the link, as he is just up the road from me I will contact him and see if we can meet up at some time.

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