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Brian Roberts

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Sailor for Atlantis
« on: June 08, 2011, 07:56:47 PM »

Can anyone out there tell me where I can get a 1/20th scale figure for my Atlantis. I've looked at George Turner's site but the nearest he's got are 1/16th or 1/24th.

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks.

Brian
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Re: Sailor for Atlantis
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 10:37:01 PM »

Hi Brian,

The only idea I can come up with is Tamiya motor sport figures which you will need to be modified slightly  :-))

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tamiya-20063-1-20-MotorSports-Team-Set-1970-1985-/160594977808
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Re: Sailor for Atlantis
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 11:03:50 PM »

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Re: Sailor for Atlantis
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 11:17:55 PM »

Whats the size diffrence between a 1:24th scale man to a 1:20 scale man?

1 foot is equal to 304mm the average man is (5.9') but we will call it 6 foot

so 6 foot is = to 1824mm now devide that by the scale of 24 = comes out as 76mm that's 7.6cm

For a 1:20th scale man at the avarage hight of 6 foot its...

304mm x6 /20 is 91.2mm so 9.1cm   now if i do that with an average man of 5.8' foot 304x5.8/20 = 88.6mm

So really you could get away with using a 1/24th scale man with a 1/20th scale boat just by saying he's 5.8 foot tall! its not an exact scale after all it is nearly 10 mm extra in hight but if you keep them away from doors no one will really notice the difference.

But there is another option to use 1:32 scale men as they come out around the 60mm mark (58mm) which is more realistic, i based that on a man of 6 foot, but given there hight difference you can just claim he's only 5.5'!

1/16th scale men are far to tall they come out as a 6 foot man at 120mm!

Either that or keep looking i have seen 1:30th made by grapner which come out at the 60mm mark also, there are two types at this scale one are old sea dogs basically and other other set are modern seamen with red boiler suits.

lol you can ignore this... since someone found some men for your scale! but I'll post anyway, never know might be useful for someone else!
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Re: Sailor for Atlantis
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 11:20:22 PM »

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Re: Sailor for Atlantis
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 11:24:32 PM »

No worries Dicky, good find! i don't shop at Westbourn models, why i never looked if i was honest, Cornwall model boats do eveything i need for normal use, never mind must be getting tired now lol
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Brian Roberts

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Re: Sailor for Atlantis
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 11:55:04 PM »

Many thanks Dicky D, Roadrunner and Longshanks for all your information, I'll investigate all your suggestions.

Thanks again

Brian
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