1/12 scale civilian figures ?

Hi all,

I see from the archive, this question comes up every year or so, guess it's my turn ;-) A friend is building the Airfix 1/12th Bentley, and is looking for figures to bring it to life - driver, chauffeur/mechanic for example. Searching the archives and FAQ pretty much yields either GI Joe/Action Man retreads or dolls house figures. Is anyone aware of any other sources ?

regards Damian

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Damian
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The closest I can think of is Tamiya's 1/12 pit crew. You'll probably have to be good at figure modifying to make them useful. Hmm, now I wonder what scale was Airfix's Anne Boleyn/Henry VIII. :)

Seb

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Seb

Cheers Seb, thanks for the pointer.

I'd considered Anne with the Black Prince, and a showjumper+horse tethered to the rear bumper / fender, but then the medication wore off.

as they say on Armorama, tanks !

Damian

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Damian

Airfix also does a human skeleton model. Although I don't know what scale it is :) Some German model train company makes loads of civilian figures in smaller scales (1/48, 1/72, etc. of everything, even nudists!) often seen in art suppy shops but I seriously doubt they got anything bigger. It may be worth looking at the arts section though. As I said, the flameproof-suit Tamiya pit crew would look odd with a Bentley! I'll be interested to know how this quest turns out. Keep us posted.

Seb

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Seb

Well 1/12th scale is very close to the 150mm-ish figure "scale", so you might expand your search. There are a lot of 150mm-ish figures out there, from all genres and eras. Many could be easily "civilian-ized".

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Greg Heilers

Greg Heilers brought next idea :

Well, bang on. A search for "150mm scale figure" and "6" / 6 inch scale figure" does get a lot more. I'll pass them on, thanks very much for the tip.

Damian

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Damian

dont priesler do big things like that?

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JULIAN HALES

No Preiser's range was for model trains, the biggest being for LGB (G guage) which comes out to 1:22.5. And they ain't cheap! A set of eight (I think - they're downstairs) studio nudes in G guage was $35.00.

-- John The history of things that didn't happen has never been written. . - - - Henry Kissinger

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The Old Timer

yes they are ruddy expensive, huge catalogue too, really thick.

seen things like santa, hookers etc to buy too.

wasnt sure, sorry if i led the guy up the wrong path

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JULIAN HALES

JULIAN HALES explained on 09/11/2004 :

takes a lot more than that to get me up the wrong path (leather, uniforms, maybe :-) ) thanks for the help anyway. I found a lot of the 'exotic; figures during my search e.g

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it's not quite what we're looking for.

cheers Damian

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Damian

Unfortunately, in the world of figures, that is very inexpensive. Some *single* 1/32nd/54mm-ish figures...are exceeding the $25.00 range.

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Greg Heilers

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so at G gauge they would be......how tall? sounds like something I would like to find. you have a Preiser catalog handy?

thx - Craig

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who me?

Try the range from Preiser. Usually expensive, but nice.

RobG

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Rob Grinberg

Ahh, bloody hell - already? I was just coming to terms with yesterday...

RobG

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Rob Grinberg

A 6'0" tall person would scale to 3.2" tall at 1:22.5 scale.

By comparison, a 6'0" tall person would scale to 3.0" tall at 1:24 scale.

HTH,

-- John The history of things that didn't happen has never been written. . - - - Henry Kissinger

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The Old Timer

I buy my Preisers from Walthers

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Fast service (if it's in stock), fair pricing.

The Preiser Adam and Eve figure sets are available in "G" (1/22), 1/24,

1/32, and 1/48.

Steve H

Rob Gr>

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snh9728

I was interested myself and went ahead to look at Priesler's items offered by retailers, and I now want to put to practice some advice given by a retailer's website. Accordingly, Preisler's nudist figures are "great for a private beach," and if you want to use them in public areas "why not also take a look at our police officer figures." Trouble is, Preisler only have cops in HO, and I would like to build a scene with a few parked cars in the background--no HO car kits around, besides far too small. I don't want to build 1/24 neither (too much space). Only other source I found was ozmadefigures.com.au, which has a small handful of 1/32 Australian police. I never heard of them myself, but their stuff looks good. And expensive.

Seb

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Seb

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