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    • September 1, 2018 7:24 PM EDT
    • Figures go in cars?  What will they think of next?

    • August 28, 2018 5:15 PM EDT
    • Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

      I think you are sandbagging me Bruce.... but I will go with "I am providing an answer for the benefit of other readers who may not know".

      Me?  Sandbagging?

      I remember how important it seemed to put figures in my cars;  now, I seldom remove the roof to look at them.   

      Still, it is nice to see them through the windows...

    • August 28, 2018 4:50 PM EDT
    • I think you are sandbagging me Bruce.... but I will go with "I am providing an answer for the benefit of other readers who may not know".

    • August 26, 2018 8:56 PM EDT
    • Yeah, I can never figure anything out...

    • August 26, 2018 6:55 PM EDT
    • Sorry Guys I did not explain what the article is about. If you follow the link you will see it covers the different size benches with a quick look at figures that do and do not fit. I rarely post anything on 1/24th or 1/22.5 but thought I would share this since a couple of people were looking for a low budget option.

       

      I did not paint the stuff in the topic picture... These were ordered on E-bay as you see them. The armless figure is something I am working on for interchangeable arms/heads.

       

      Bruce your figures are all 1/20.3. The first one is Miss Jenny from Fine Folks (available from Ozark Minis) the rest are all from Scale Humans, Rick Kapuaalas creations and unfortunately he is not making anymore of the resin castings. Some however are on shapeways for 3D printing but at very high prices. Hit his website for links.

       

      I was fortunate enough to clean up on Rick's figures when he was still producing them. I used quite a few in my coach.

    • August 26, 2018 5:58 PM EDT
    • What about these for 1:20?

    • August 26, 2018 5:47 PM EDT
    • Doug Arnold said:

         That is great b..... !

         I need to track down passengers for the smaller LGB  passenger cars I have

       They are part of the switching layout that is near to getting off the ground now that our heat is resting!

      They do look nice.   Boomer (aka Monkey Boy) sure has a way with figures.

    • August 26, 2018 4:09 PM EDT
    •    That is great b..... !

         I need to track down passengers for the smaller LGB  passenger cars I have

       They are part of the switching layout that is near to getting off the ground now that our heat is resting!

    • August 30, 2018 5:06 PM EDT
    • I happened to be buying craft paper and spotted these figures at Michaels Crafts.  The range is called Tiny Treasures.

       

       

       

      The witch is clearly about 1/20th scale - that guy is a Tamiya pit crew 1/20th figure.  The skeletons are good for 7/8ths scale, as is that diesel critter.

       

    • August 12, 2018 12:05 PM EDT
    •   You are an artiste, jb.  

    • August 12, 2018 10:35 AM EDT
    • Finally have the passengers rough painted. Now you put on the magnifying glasses, grab a toothpick and clean up all the paint slop over.

      Then I'll lightly stain the figures to bring out the highlights.

      My twin gals are looking extremely sexy.   

       

    • July 29, 2018 11:07 AM EDT
    • Started to build a 7/8 passenger car, open style. Realized I needed passengers. James sent me a selection of sitting bodies, heads and hands, all raw

      castings.

       

       

      A couple hours of filing, sanding, pinning and glueing.

       

       

      Cleaned and ready to paint.

       

    • June 26, 2018 10:43 AM EDT
    • That's why I'm only gonna build one room shacks for my RR in 7/8.   

    • June 22, 2018 11:31 AM EDT
    • Tac

      1/24th was the standard through the 1960s. These were much more on the toy side with several sets offered by Marx and Ideal. At some point 1/12th took over as the interest switched from kids to adult modelers. It is a much bigger hobby than GR with lots of custom creations.

       

      They can be huge. Hobby Lobby sells some of the kits.

       

       

       

      $64K for this one.

       

      Geez what some people will spend their money on!

    • June 22, 2018 10:25 AM EDT
    • Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

      John

      1/12 is the standard for modern dollhouse miniatures. Hobby Lobby has a good selection but as of this morning a search for 1/12 miniatures on E-bay returned: "59,780 results".

       

      Yeah I know a lot of people don't like E-bay but in the modern market it is a great source.

       

       

      So is 1/24th scale, for people who live in smaller houses...a 1/12th Georgian house would be gigantic!   

       

      tac

    • May 2, 2018 10:45 AM EDT
    • In case any one is interested in James's figures, he will be closed for a while due to a death in the family.

    • April 25, 2018 1:10 PM EDT
    • John Bouck said:

      Looking good, John.

      I looked at the action figures, but after seeing James's caricatures, I couldn't resist.

      Now I'm looking for accessories like your gas can, lantern and tools.

      7/8 is 1:13......so 1:12 items fit.

      Where do you get yours?

       

      Thanks, I like James caricatures a lot, they do bring a lot of personality. I just couldn't resist the chance to have the McKenzie Brothers ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdl0QhFOh20   )  run my railroad. I also like Carlo Spirito figures, they have similar character to James'.

      The toolbox was a "kit" offered by someone over on the SE Lounge ( http://www.7-8ths.info/  )  The gas can is great, it was part of a "Garage Accessory" package that I purchased. The lantern is oversized and came from Hobby Lobby. A lot of the tools came out of various action sets.

      Part of the fun in 7/8ths is discovering suitable accessories. One great find was the containers of slime sold at Dollar store. The can was correct scale for a 55 gallon drum, so, let the grand kids have the slime , I get to play with the container.

      The wheelbarrow was part of a non-scale item at a gift shop ( though it was nice and shiny when sold).

      7/8ths is sort of a back up scale for me, but I get a lot of pleasure modeling in it. I hope you enjoy your 7/8ths indulgence as well.

        

    • April 25, 2018 11:08 AM EDT
    • John

      1/12 is the standard for modern dollhouse miniatures. Hobby Lobby has a good selection but as of this morning a search for 1/12 miniatures on E-bay returned: "59,780 results".

       

      Yeah I know a lot of people don't like E-bay but in the modern market it is a great source.