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Spook

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1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« on: November 13, 2012, 01:18:43 AM »

I'm struggling to find suitable crew figures for my 1:20 scale Robbe Antje II. The Robbe figures are a joke - most of them look like women dressed (badly) as men with stick-on moustaches. There are also figures from another supplier, can't remember who, that would be OK if their heads were in correct proportion to their bodies - they reminded me of Stingray puppets. I've seen references to more suppliers in this forum, but have yet to see anything in 1:20 (or thereabouts) that looks anywhere near realistic.
 
Please can anyone help? Otherwise I may have to rename Antje the 'Marie Celeste'.  ok2
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 03:50:42 AM »

These are state side, and not cheap $9, but may be worth shipping as they look good.
http://www.scalehumans.com/orderform?NGF


These are 16mm scale (about 1:19.5)
http://www.back2bay6.net/90270/info.php?p=7&cat=375706


Follow this link to the wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16_mm_scale_model_trains
on 16mm and scroll down. There is a list of suppliers of 16mm kit, some have websites listed, several do figures.


These are 1:22.5 and so a little out of scale, but they can be small people instead of the usual 6 footer.
http://www.btcomm.com/trains/primer/details/figures/figures.htm
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 05:46:14 AM »

If you're any good with modelling putty and/or on a budget, just go on eBay and start looking for World Peacekeepers, GI Joe, and Action Force figures in 'Toys & Games'.
They are supposed to be 1:18 scale and are around 3.75" high. There are so many designs available that you should be able to find some that don't need too much 'surgery' and won't break the bank.

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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:45:19 PM »

You could always take a look at G gauge  (1:22.5) Preiser figures.... not cheap though
 
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 05:22:05 PM »


Or, if you're really after something special, have a word with Bob here .... http://www.robbennett.org/  really great service and fantastic figures, you can even have one modelled on yourself ..  :-)
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 11:06:12 PM »

Thanks folks! I've looked at a lot of these and none really fit the bill. I love the Rob Bennett figures, but they just look too funny. Maybe I'll just buy some for fun anyway. I was thinking of the Tamiya pit crew but they're a mite expensive and I could only use one or two of them, which would require some adapting (Captain Clumsy would have a field day).
 
I've decided to go for the 1:28 Graupner helmsman and 1:28 deck figure. They're not an ideal scale and the figures themselves are not great but probably the best of a bad bunch.We'll see how they look when they arrive - although they both look as if the mainbrace has been spliced rather early.  ;)
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 06:07:16 PM »

Well, the little fellers arrived today and they look just perfect - except for the size. If  I put them on the boat it'll look as if it's crewed by hobbits.
 
 Oh well. It looks as if  Marie Celeste will be gracing the lake next spring.
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 07:45:03 AM »

thunder tiger did crew for their range of rtr fishing boats and i think they are 20th scale or thereabouts , they may be worth checking out
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
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Re: 1:20 scale figures for fishing boat
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 11:59:45 AM »

Thanks They look good, but a little too late, I'm afraid. The wheelhouse is now sealed and the only way to put a helmsman figure inside would be to cut away the floor and go in that way - which is a possibility, I suppose. I had thought about that option. I'll give it a bit more thought.   :-)
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