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  • From: western North Carolina
1/32 civilian pilots?
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:04 AM

I have been looking for 1/32 scale civilian pilots for some sailplane models, but can't find anything at all.  Even tried Shapeways.

 

Anyone know of any sources?

Kensar

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Even if you could find civil pilots in a sitting position, most would be a bit too upright for a modern sailplane, most of which seem to have semi-reclining seats.  You might be able to take some military standing figures and do a lot of chopping and modifying.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:45 AM

You could try :

 1/32 Military figures . I have seen some in just Jump-suits with soft headgear . You would have to modify them though . In response to Don's comment about sitting position . My Sweitzer Sail plane had me in a sitting position like sitting on a sundeck chaise lounge ! T.B

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  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Monday, July 16, 2018 7:49 AM

I guess I'll have to go with modifying a military pilot.  There are varying degrees of reclining needed - more for the modern sailplanes, less for the vintage ones.

Kensar

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 16, 2018 8:16 AM

kensar

I guess I'll have to go with modifying a military pilot.  There are varying degrees of reclining needed - more for the modern sailplanes, less for the vintage ones.

 

kensar

I guess I'll have to go with modifying a military pilot.  There are varying degrees of reclining needed - more for the modern sailplanes, less for the vintage ones.

 

True.  I was not aware of 1:32 vintage sailplane kits (only one I knew of was the Revell kit).  What is available?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by kensar on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:50 PM

None that I know of.  I was considering scratchbuilding.

Kensar

 

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:24 PM

Hi,

I am currently playing around with my 3D printer trying to print out some 1/16 scale people right now, for a project I am working on.

In looking around on the internet I have found a couple free 3D scale civil pilot models at a site called Thingiverse.

If you want, I can try and print out one of them for you once I finish my current print job, if they look suitable for your needs.

My printer isn't a high end one, and you might need yo do a little work on the finished product, but it might at least get you to a good starting point.

Here is an example 1/20 scale figure I printed a while ago (on top) and a 1/16 scale figure that I just printed but haven't had a chance to clean up yet (on the bottom) to give you an idea of what the output might look like.

Pat

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:36 PM

Do a search for "1/32 driver figure". There are quite a few.

I'd swap the head for a cool cat in shades with a bare head, thats easy.

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