I think I know the answer to this one, but anyway. Does anyone yet make
cheap-ish 4mm scale modern-ish image people?
There are very nicely modelled and painted 3.5 mm scale continental
figures covering a mind-boggling array of subjects, but while scale
isn't that much of a problem they are too expensive to use in bulk on
city streets and packed stations. There are the Airfix/Dapol passenger
and workmen figures which more-or-less every 4mm scale layout ever built
has, but they are old fashioned and even with adaptation are just too
familiar. There are whitemetal figures, but generally of historic
subjects and expensive in bulk.
For a long while there was a gap in the market for modern cars, which
has now been filled, but how about people?
Military modellers can choose from half-a-dozen different brands of 1:72
scale models of the 94th Waffen SS dishwashing brigade, with separate
options for modelling Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and there are whole
websites pointing out which ones are moulded with the wrong type of
shoelaces, but railway figures still seem to be limited to ye olde Dapol.
- posted 14 years ago