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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 04:42 pm
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Doing fine.  Have greatly expanded the layout.  Lots of pictures in Flickr.
Left this sub-forum in protest.  I did not like being moved from Narrow Gauge to Large Scale.




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Bob,

Could you provide a link to your Flickr photos?

Sorry to see such an excellent modeler as yourself leave Large Scale.



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As follows...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/187093122@N07/




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Bob,
Thanks for sharing.
 
Although I avoid people on my layout like the plague,
I am especially impressed by the realism of yours.

One of the most difficult tasks in modeling,
to fabricate realistic people + animals.




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It's why I always shied away from large scale,
the people just looked odd.

In HO and smaller scales they are just people forms,
more than specific details.

Bob paints his really well.
They do not seem odd to me.




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It all depends on what company you get your figures from.

Some companies do produce plastic blobs,
and some offer well proportioned, very detailed figures.

If trying to fashion your own figures from scratch,
it's extremely difficult to come up with a good looking figure.

Some people can do it, most of us can't.

I must have figures on my layout, I think they bring the layout to life.

Larry Gant


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Agree...  My people making skills are quite pathetic. 

I have found many nice figures on Shapeways 3D site. 

On my whimsical Strawberry Mountain layout I did carve all my figures.
 
Proof of my lack of talent.


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Bob, that figure fits a whimsical layout perfectly.

One thing we modelers need to look out for, when buying commercial products, is this:
Not all items labeled for a particular scale are actually made to that scale.

People, of course, come in all sizes.

I use the under scale ones, farther back, to force the perspective a little.
I also make the structures a tiny bit smaller, near the rear of the layout.

Larry Gant


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I have not had any problem with figures from Shapeways. 
All that I have ordered in 1/24th scale have been correctly sized. 

I particularly like the Merchant Marine sets of five. 
The clothing and postures have been perfect for my 1929 era layout.


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I'll have to take a look at Shapeways figures.
I need workers for my mine scenes.

In the past, I have bought some very good figures from Jimmy Flintstone.
Now, their prices have gotten so high that I refuse buy any more of their products. 

I have also ordered figures labeled 1/24 and received figures closer to 3/8th scale.
The same has been true of detail parts. 

Finding figures for my late 50s time period has been tough.
Either they are too early, or too modern.

Few are dressed as workers,
and none, I have found, are dressed as miners.

I may need to move my time period up to present day,
just to find enough decent figures to populate my layout. 

Back dating the layout won't work,
since an upscale, clothing optional resort, in the late 50s,
is already pushing things a bit. 

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