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Figures for sailing ship models
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:59 PM

Good Evening Guys,

I'm starting on a ship building marathon adventure.  I've been displaying my sailing ships lately on a water base and would like to have a crew on the ships.  I'm building kits like Revell's USCG Eagle, Golden Hind, 1/225 HMS Victory,& 1/196 Constitution, Lindberg's America Cup racer, armed schooner, and some Heller ships like the Thonier Armor & La Tartane.  Does any know of either a company that makes small scale figures for these ships or can recommend a 3-D printing company?  I realize that I'll probably have to "adapt" these figures for each kit and that's okay with me.  Thank you

tjs

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Posted by dhenning on Thursday, March 23, 2023 8:46 PM

Luis (panzervstanks on Shapeways) has several different figures that may be of use.  He is great to work with and can rescale to the scale that you need.  I have used 1/144, 1/160, and 1/125 scale figures from him in the past (WWII US Navy).

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, March 23, 2023 8:53 PM

Thanks dhenning!  I'm going to look into these figures.

tjs

TJS

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, March 24, 2023 2:56 PM

Not sure about newer releases but the Constitution used to come with a bunch of very nice figures.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, March 24, 2023 5:50 PM

You're correct tcoat, the 1/96 Constitution does come with some figures but I really want to "liven" things up and add a lot more crew to the models.  The smaller Revell kits usually didn't include any figures and if they did it was just a few line they did with the HMS Bounty.  I'm still looking.

tjs

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Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:36 AM

There are more model RR scales than just O, HO, and N.  Some, while not exactly the right scale, but close enough.  People vary in size.  In particular for period ships, say two centuries or more older, people were shorter than today.

A place called Tichy Trains carries a lot of figures, even vehicles and things.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:09 AM

Thank you missleman

I'll check out those RR figures

tjs

TJS

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Posted by Luvspinball on Saturday, March 25, 2023 4:33 PM

missileman2000

A place called Tichy Trains carries a lot of figures, even vehicles and things.

Tichy Trains does not sell people/figures.  Couldn't find any on the website or catalog.

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, March 26, 2023 8:18 AM

Luvspinball

 

 
missileman2000

A place called Tichy Trains carries a lot of figures, even vehicles and things.

 

 

Tichy Trains does not sell people/figures.  Couldn't find any on the website or catalog.

 

Oh!  It has been a couple of years since I went to their site!  Sorry to hear they don't have people anymore.

 

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