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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 03:34 pm
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Although this topic, or something similar to it , was started on another Forum, I though it might spark off some interest on here as members give or show their views and regardless of manufacturer, scale and whether painted or not.

I have several photo's showing my favourites - Preiser - and also some very excellent effigees by an unkown source which have all been seen before on here which of course, I would only be to pleased to show them again should anyone be interested, so all those in favour, say aye, and all those not, say aye anyway !

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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 03:52 pm
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Depend what size.
I prefer plastic instead of metal (or card in case Doug is reading this).
In 00 I think Dapol's 1950s/1960s figures are as good as anything.
They lend themselves to amputation and donor limbs, too.
In N then I haven't seen anything to compete with Preiser.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 05:56 pm
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I agree that Dapol's/Airfix figures are very good and are some of the best around. It is a shame that there were only two sets made, which means they have a limited number of poses when compared to Preiser and Noch figures, which being HO, are also a bit too small. Some of the cast metal figures from the likes of Dart, supercast and others, whilst more pricey are also very good.

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ddolfelin wrote:
Depend what size.
I prefer plastic instead of metal (or card in case Doug is reading this).
In 00 I think Dapol's 1950s/1960s figures are as good as anything.
They lend themselves to amputation and donor limbs, too.
In N then I haven't seen anything to compete with Preiser.


This month I have an article, a re-write with newr examples of an older one in Model Railway featuring the Dapol tribe, including modifying them. My blind man and guard feature.

They have done a nice job with the layout, too.



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I find the figures from the continental manufacturers are always too modern for my chosen period (late 1950s/early 1960s). My choice every time would be for Monty's Models from Dart Castings.  Real people in miniature.
 
http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/montys.php
 
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This month I have an article, a re-write with newr examples of an older one in Model Railway featuring the Dapol tribe, including modifying them. My blind man and guard feature.


Well done, Doug!
I thought all your figures would have to be papier maché in view of your distain for plastic.
Seriously, I think I remember that cameo.
Any chance of a reminder pic?



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allan downes wrote:
I have several photo's showing my favourites - Preiser - and also some very excellent effigees by an unkown source which have all been seen before on here which of course, I would only be to pleased to show them again should anyone be interested, so all those in favour, say aye, and all those not, say aye anyway !

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I would like to see the pictures!

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I think you mean these?

Yup, lets have some Novice's, too....

 




'Mr Pastry', and friends from a well-known metal model supplier, illustrating the differences you can get in so called 1/76th scale figures, mr Pastry works out at 6ft 4ins !

 







 

I found this fellow in my scrap box recently...Porter Pete [he's the one that keeps pigeons and keeps out of sight of Inspector Luke Ought as he's past retirement age and hasn't collected enough old crates to repair his pigeon-loft yet....] and below pre-scrap box!



 





 




The guard below waits for his coat of matt varnish, can't find that shot...




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col.stephens wrote: I find the figures from the continental manufacturers are always too modern for my chosen period (late 1950s/early 1960s). My choice every time would be for Monty's Models from Dart Castings.  Real people in miniature.
 
http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/montys.php
 
Terry


Yes, Terry, they do make very nice models, [but at a price] I understand what you mean about Prieser, too modern, not just colours, but the cut of the clothes etc, all a bit 'foreign' to....

 

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Here are a few pictures possibly showing how German dressed Preiser figures fit into a British railway setting.

A little modern perhaps, but nothing that you wouldn't want to meet down a dark alley at night !





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A couple more shots but the figures on the Signal Box pic are of unknown origin and I suspect they are white metal castingsl.

Anyway, maybe one of you observant gentlemen might recognise the cheeky imposters !




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Love the figures Doug and the atmosphere you have created in your pictures. "Good afternoon ladies" for example. Can just hear him now.



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Like the colours Alan . Not too garish.



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