This last winter I decided to dabble a little in 7/8 scale. I build a four car train and bashed an LGB Porter up to 7/8 scale.
I needed some figures. I contacted Shawn Viggiano and asked him where he gets his figures.
He recommended James Barnett of Little Plastic People.
So I ordered a selection of undecorated figures and went to work. These figures are caricatures, not perfect representatives.
I like them a lot the way they are. Something different.
Here is a 7/8 figure (6’3") compared to a standard LGB figure.
The figures come without heads so you can position them as you wish, or interchange heads. Some hands are also un-attached.
You chose a head and drill a hole in the head and torso, glue in a rod, position the head and glue it together.
I also glue in a rod in either the rear or foot, in order to clamp them in a vice, or to hang on to for painting. It also serves as a mounting post when you
I contacted James and asked him what kind of paint to use and he told me what to buy. It is acrylic and ou use it right out of the bottle.
First clean, file off partings and burrs, and them prime the models with any rattle can primer.
Some assembled figures positioned on my cars to see how they look.
And painted figures. These figures represent a 6’2" man down to a 5’4" man.