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A 1/24 Piper with a problem.

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
A 1/24 Piper with a problem.
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:16 PM

I have a problem.

     I have started a Paper Piper! 1/24 scale no less! It's from a fellow that no longer makes them for sale. Now the problem. How do I get the passengers for it and the pilot too. remember, we are talking civilians here. Help!

     Oh, I have built three of his planes and they all came out great! Although Paper, when I painted them with the right kind of enamels they came out as nice looking as plastic ones. Even with detailed engines! 

    The biggest things is occupants. No plane really looks right without someone sitting inside ready to fire them up and fly away. So, where can I get sitting figures in 1/24 that don't look like fighter pilots who are Constipated!

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:44 PM

TB - how about those guys:

https://www.preiserusa.com/Preiser-45080-Seated-persons

They are 1:22,5, but maybe you can hack them a little to make them fit!

Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 4:14 PM

Heh...if its a Piper single, if you have to squeeze the figures together inside it, you'll know everything is true to scale. Big Smile

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:55 PM

Might look at the availability of figures for car models, most of those are 1/24/25

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    September 2003
  • From: Ontario's West Coast
Posted by dpty_dawg_ca on Saturday, December 26, 2020 7:44 PM
Fujimi and Tamiya have 1/24th scale figures of drivers and mechanics. You may have to preform some orthopedic surgery on them to obtain the correct poses. I use them in my vehicle models Carl
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:41 AM

Hmmmm;

 Let's See;

 the guy in Blue-The Pilot.The other two, Passengers ! Thank You PawelBow Down

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:44 AM

I have Both,Eaglecash867;

 Now,

 The single isn't built yet! Besides it's printed on Purple paper!.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:45 AM

Thank You;

 Goldhammer, I was thinking along those lines, But I want to do this with as little surgery as possible. My Figure Building ability Stinks!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:47 AM

Deputy Dawg;

 If they had been say, 1/32, wouldn't have been a problem. I have a few jangling along in my parts box from the old Revell kits!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 27, 2020 8:37 AM

Aftermarket car vendors are the answer.  I forget which one, but one of them was big in figures- featured many- mostly hip teenagers to go along with hot rods and customs.  Try a search on model car aftermarket.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, December 27, 2020 8:47 AM

Don;

 Thanks, But I think I will let responsible adults fly my planes, But, the Teens can be passengers I guess, LOL.LOL. I do have some of those. Standing or leaning mostly " Ala Fonz" but tis a good thought.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:07 AM

Model Roundup may have what your looking for. they have figures for truck kits..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:41 PM

I believe G Scale trains is the equivalent of 1/24-1/25 scale.  Try searching for Model Train accesories....

This guy is from a manufacturer of Train accesories...paint stripped, and repainted with tattoo added, of course!

 

Here is the same figure right out of the package...

 

The manufacturer is American Diorama, if that helps...

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:51 PM

Thank You;

 I will try that, and if you can find me some Ladies that would be nice.

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