Looking for a large scale US Navy sailor figure 1/12 or ~6" tall (~150
MM?). Preferably not an action figure, but just standing.
Must be in WWII to Korean War winter dress uniform; i.e. blouse with
flap, neckerchief, bell bottoms, white Dixie cup or blue Donald Duck
hat. Pea Coat optional. Not a GI Joe sort of thing with ill-fitting doll
house clothing. It can be a kit, or a cast model, and painted or unpainted.
Don't bother sending me to the US Navy Memorial store, they want an arm
and a leg ($85.50, plus $4.92 tax, plus shipping.) for an 8" bonded
bronze figure. Although it looks well made, I may only paint it anyway.
If worse comes to worse, I may bite the bullet and spend the $100 or so.
Barring that, could any similar 1/12, 150 MM, plastic model figure be
Go to ePay and check out the Aurora Sailor figure. Aside from the more-
or-less mannikin deadpan expression, it's the size your looking for,
from that timeperiod and it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.....
Dunno 'bout the not costing an arm and a leg bit - the Kit Collector's
Value Guide gives a suggested value of "$80-up" on that kit. And they're
not exactly plentiful in any case.
Indeed, all of the Aurora figure kits are spendy and none of them are
particularly easy to find.