|Neil Winfield||03/01/2012 10:40:01|
7 forum posts
Hi model lovers.
I was woundering if anybody can help me out here. I would like to add some figurers of seaman to my trawler (scottish trawler sheila) but I am having trouble finding any. Could anybody help me and point me in the right direction as to where I can buy some from.
Edited By Colin Bishop, Website Editor on 05/10/2012 15:10:45
Edited By Colin Bishop, Website Editor on 05/10/2012 15:18:53
|Ian Gardner||03/01/2012 10:56:36|
|390 forum posts|
You don't mention scale which would help, but I find that the larger the scale the more difficult to find a selection of figures. George Turner did a good range in resin at different scales up to 1:12. I myself am still lookin for some suitable figures for my motor yacht in 1:16.
Garden railways were a good source at about 1:25 and 1:19 but they seem to have dried up too- or are rather whimsical! Tamiya were also a good source for 1:32 conversions as were Scalextric figures- not sure if the latter are still available. There seems to be no shortage of lifeboat figures.
Good luck and let us know how you get on.
|Kimosubby Shipyards||03/01/2012 17:46:14|
563 forum posts
I believe George Turner has given up.
I'm off to Dortmund in April and I know there will be several model figure retailers there, I'll try and get their names and let you know, hope Dave Wooley can remind me on the coach.
Edited By Kimosubby Shipyards on 03/01/2012 17:48:22
|Ian Gardner||04/01/2012 00:52:39|
|390 forum posts|
|Let's hope he can!!!|
|Tim Cooper||05/01/2012 14:55:34|
43 forum posts
I know the problem. I was going to get some Lifeboat figures, for a Model Slipway Tamar, from George Turner but left it too late.
Anyone know of any 1/16th scale lifeboat men? The ones from Speedline look very nice but at £21 each a bit pricey. My wife is getting fed up of me diving into toy shops, even when on holiday abroad, to look for figures to be converted.
|Colin Bishop, Website Editor||05/10/2012 10:51:42|
2934 forum posts
Regarding the earlier question, I believe that George Turner figures are now produced by Adrian's marine Figures - see **LINK**
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