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where to find 1/48 scale figures

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where to find 1/48 scale figures
Posted by JJFlyer on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:23 PM

Hello, I am working on a couple of models and want to populate them (pilots, gunners, etc.) any idea where to buy 1/48 scale figures? many thanks, JJFlyer

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:27 PM

There are lots of companies such as Verlinden, CMK, Eduard, ICM, and PJ Productions that make figures. Or some kits, especially Revell/Monogram come with a few and many builders tend to toss them in their spares bins. Your subject area may narrow down the choices available. 


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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:40 PM

Hasegawa as well



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Posted by over47 on Friday, February 23, 2018 6:42 AM

I have alway had good luck on the dreaded E-Bay.  I usually roam looking for somone that is getting rid of their extras/spares. Picked up some realy good lots for my own spares bin.

If you are into converting there are also other figures sets on E-Bay that can be found. Just type in "1/48 figure"

Also there is a German firm "Preiser" that has 1/48 or 1/50 figure sets.  They are mainly for trains but they have some good Luftwaffe pilot sets.  Again, I find then on E-bay (not that I love E-bay but they are handly for some things), but your local hobby shop that deals with trains should be able to order them in for you.


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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, February 23, 2018 10:06 AM

Tamiya has several sets of WW2 1/48 scale soldiers, both US and German. The US soldiers include a Jeep with seated driver.


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