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Title: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on April 02, 2011, 12:56:23 AM
Links and info about 1/35  and larger civilian figures, or military figures that can be used/adapted for civilian scenes..

This is intended as a group effort, so feel free to add more links to useable figures! Lets try to Keep this pretty tight on topic and subject, as a reference location, and review of the material or vendor if you have used them/it. I will try and consolidate posts/info wherever I can..so if your topic or post/link vanishes or is modified, it was likely consolidated into/or with another post with a sim topic/material.

Manufacturers:

Master Box Limited (wide range of injection molded 1/35 figures and diorama accessories)
http://www.mbltd.info/

Citizenry; West European WW2 Era #3588   http://www.mbltd.info/3567.htm
Iraq Kit 2 #3576   http://www.mbltd.info/3576.htm
Civilians; Western Region WW2 Era #3567   http://www.mbltd.info/3588.htm
France 1944 #3578   http://www.mbltd.info/3578.htm
Domestic Animals #3566   http://www.mbltd.info/3566.htm
Maquis French resistance #3551   http://www.mbltd.info/3551.htm
Woment at War; US Navy WAVES #3556   http://www.mbltd.info/3556.htm
Women at War; German Luftwaffe Helferinnen #3557   http://www.mbltd.info/3557.htm
Russian Tankmen; 1943-44 #3535    http://www.mbltd.info/3535.htm (http://www.mbltd.info/3535.htm)
Somewhere in Europe, 1944 #3538   http://www.mbltd.info/3538.htm
Checkpoint #3527   http://www.mbltd.info/3527.htm
Europe 1945 #3514   http://www.mbltd.info/3514.htm

MIG Productions (1/35 Resin figures and diorama details)
In Europe:  http://migproductions.com/ (http://migproductions.com/)
In the United States:  http://migproductions-usa.com/ (http://migproductions-usa.com/)

WW2 Russian Hooligan #MP 35-120   http://migproductions-usa.com/wwii-russian-hooligan.html
Civilian Russian Woman #MP 35-272   http://migproductions-usa.com/civilian-russian-women.html
Civilian Old Russian Man #MP 35-273   http://migproductions-usa.com/civil-oldman-russian.html
Arab farmer #MP 35-283   http://migproductions-usa.com/arab-farmer.html
Old Russina Woman #MP 35-288   http://migproductions-usa.com/old-russian-woman.html
ATS Driver Samantha #SKP087   http://migproductions-usa.com/ats-driver-samantha.html

MK-35 Editions (wide range of 1/35 resin figures and diorama accessories)
http://www.mk35.com/

Animals http://www.mk35.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=14&Itemid=1&lang=en (http://www.mk35.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=14&Itemid=1&lang=en)

Civilians (there are 6 pages, starting here)  http://www.mk35.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=18&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&lang=en (http://www.mk35.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=18&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&lang=en)


Verlinden Productions (wide range of resin figures and diorama accessories)
http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/

1/35 Academy Figures  #759   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=358
Arab Boy With Donkey #955   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=381
Angel of Mercy #2047   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=379
Dromedaries #1491   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=503
WW2 Farm Boy with Cow and Dog #2631   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2074
Farmer & Wife Europe WWII #1909   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=524
Farmer with Horse #1224   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=525
Farmers Wife & Daughter #2503   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1889
Newspaper Salesman WWII #1799    http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=877
Nurse With Children WWII (3 Fig.), #2512   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1907
Nurses WWII #894   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=882
Saturday Night Bath Vietnam #1076   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=995
1:35 TV News Team #688       http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1144
US Tanker & Priest #844       http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1221
Welcome GI #1443    http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1264
WWII Civilians #2016    http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1288
Vietcong in Small Boats #570   http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1250


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 02, 2011, 02:48:14 AM
A "few more" 1/35 scale civilians (by Manufacturer):

Aurora Model:  http://aurora-model.jp/e-military1.html
(Also seller ID "aurora-model" on ebay)
-- Figures are cast in lead or white metal, detail is not super crisp, but sculpting is quite nice
-- Red Cross Nurse, ML001
-- Civilian Girl (child), ML004
-- WWII Street Girl, ML005
-- German Shepherd (dog) w/ medical pack, ML027
-- Red Cross Nurse #3, ML028
-- Red Cross Nurse #4, ML029
-- Red Cross Nurse #4, ML032
-- Red Cross Nurse #5, ML033
-- various "saucy" military girls; dogs & cats

Bronco Models:   www.BroncoModel.com
-- WWII Allied Female Soldiers, #CB35037:
(This is obviously not a "civilian" set, but good source of female faces, hands and legs)

Custom Dioramics -- can't find a web site for these guys, so the items numbers are those that can be found on Squadron.com
-- Pacific Island Girl (topless, grass skirt), #CD4050
-- Orthodox Priest, #CD4057

Hornet & Wolf (aka "Hornet Heads")
-- http://www.greenwichgateway.com/hornetandwolf/index.htm
-- HUGE variety of heads with or without hair, all sorts of facial expressions, etc.

Legend Productions: http://www.www-legend.co.kr/
-- Also available from Squadron.com and others
-- Comrade Mon Amour, civ. female in car, #LF0061
-- "Let's go" (woman in leather skirt) #LF0072
-- Last Tango in Paris (civilian female dancing), #LF0083
-- Man & woman in bed; #LF0087
-- Farmer & daughter, #LF0088
-- Milk maid & cow, #LF0093
-- Various scantily clad (or un-clad) "hot body" female figures
-- plus German Shepherds, kangaroos ...

MK35 Productions:  See Marc's post above (I like these!)

Model Victoria:  http://www.modelvictoria.it/figurines.htm
-- A bit "pricey" -- Nick says they're quite nice!
-- Man w/ shovel, #4053
-- Woman w/ children, #4054
-- Civilian in Arms (suit/mobster look), #4077
-- Welder w/ cart, #40100
-- Man wearing overalls, #40101

Nemrod: Not sure of web site, Squadron.com stock numbers shown.
-- I have one of the civilians, detail is not super crisp, but good proportions and pose.
-- Civilian June 1944, NM35048
-- Civilian June 1944 #3, NM35049
-- Female Civilian June 1944, NM35053
-- German Railway Men, NM35073
-- Children Normandy 1944, NM35079
-- Civilians (Man & Woman, well-dressed), NM35081
-- Civilian Woman w/ Valises 1944, NM35088

Plus Model:  http://www.plusmodel.cz/
-- Figures are in the "dioramas" section of catalog
-- Girls (dressing/undressing) #149
-- Civilian man & woman, #157
-- Refugees (or peasants), two women, cart & kids, #292
-- Organ grinder, monkey, kid on scooter, #291
-- Disabled man  & granny, #319

Resicast:  http://www.resicast.com/
-- web site sucks; surf for other places to see them!
-- Civilian worker;  #355505
-- Bulldozer operator, #355530
-- Mechanic, #355577
-- Man w/ hands in pockets, #355602

Verlinden: http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/
-- US Mechanics (look like auto mechanics) #1558
-- also separate hands and a variety of "figure conversion" sets that have useful assortments of arms, hands, torsos, etc.

Have fun! -- Dallas



Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: shropshire lad on April 02, 2011, 01:56:53 PM
The Model Victoria figures I have are excellent castings and highly recommended if you are prepared to pay the price . Just remember that if you are working in this scale it is not usually necessary to have that many figures on a diorama so spending a bit more on a few good quality figures , that paint up well, should justify the extra cost . If you are building a layout then it will get more expensive if you use top quality figures throughout .

Two further Italian companies that produce 1/35 figures that might be of use .

ALARMI ! www.italiankits.it

   35041  Italian Tank Crew
   35046  Italian Tank Crew


Royal Model www.royalmodel.com

   191  Italian Tanker
   486 Italian Tanker
   573 Civilian with child
   590 Mechanics x3
   636 Mother with children

I have bought my figures from these companies from www.sbmodels.uk.net


Nick


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on April 02, 2011, 02:21:56 PM
Preiser 1/35 scale figures  [could not find a mfr. website, but sold through various retailers]

Civilians [5 figs.] (Unpainted) #64002
Refugees [7 figs] (Painted) #64007
Workers 1939-45 [6 figs] (Unpainted) #64010
Women Digging in Ruins [6 figs] (Painted) #64011
Postwar Travelers [9 figs] (Unpainted) #64014
Thereís  a whole marching Band and individual musicians, however I canít tell for sure if they are also 1/35


Dougís Originals Canadian mfr of 1/35 figures & animals
http://dougsoriginal.co.cc/shop/step_submain.php?b_code=B20090409010750 (http://dougsoriginal.co.cc/shop/step_submain.php?b_code=B20090409010750)

35001   Running Children (2)
35028   Angry Woman w/ Broom

35A01   Scared Cow
35A02   Dead Cow
35A03   Goat & Beagle
35A04   Scared Geese (2 geese)
35A05   Running Hounds (2 running dog figures)
35A06   Bare Horse, w/brace & bit #1, Charging
35A07   Bare Horse, w/brace & bit #2, Charging
35A08   Bare Horse, w/brace & bit #3, Charging


Historex/Nemrod 54mm Scale

NMA006   Cow and calf
NMA007   Cow resting


The Armourer Russian mfr. of 1/35 resin figures [could not find a mfr. website, but sold through various retailers]

AR-35F002   Herd boy
AR-35F003   Orthodox priest
AR-35A001   Cow, standing
AR-35A005   Cow II, 2 cows in prone position
AR-35A002   Goat, standing
AR-35A003   Pig, standing
AR-35A004   Dogs, 2 dogs, one sitting and one lifting leg urinating



Helo Miniatures 1/35 figures

#35012   1/35 scale mannequins (torso/pelvis) with true 1/35 scale proportion chart for sculpting your own
             miniatures. Contains 4 torsos & 4 pelvis's.  Use after market heads. Sculpt your own limbs.


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on April 02, 2011, 03:28:47 PM
Mantis Miniatures  Polish company mfg. 1/35 resin figures and animals.
http://www.mantisminiatures.pl/EN/

35005 Animals - Set 1 (mediterranean and african)
35009 Animals - Set 2 (European)
35012 Animals Set 3 (city)
35020 Animals - Set 5 (fish)
35024 Animals - Set 6 (country)
35028 Animals - set 7 (sea-side)


Miniman Factory Hungarian 1/35 resin figures

F004   Russian guard with dog (World War II) [dog would work well for a vicious guard dog, or junkyard dog, scene]



Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Franck Tavernier on April 03, 2011, 02:08:33 AM
Stalingrad
http://stalingrad.diorama.ru/
S-3541 Russian children, 1941-45


New World Miniatures

http://www.newworldminiatures.com/
NWM-H0001 Head set #1 "Bald"
NWM-H0002 Head set #2 "Bald"
NWM-H0003 Head set #1 with hair
NWM-H0004 Head set #2 with hair

The Body
http://www.thebodi.eu/index.php?type0=termek&type1=Figur%E1k&type2=1/35
35035 Natasha
35010 Heads
35013 Heads
35015 Heads
35016 Heads

Corpus
http://www.thebodi.eu/index.php?type0=termek&type1=Corpus-figur%E1k&type2=1/35
C-35002 German mechanic
C-35012 SS Panzer crew

Jaguar
http://www.jaguarmodels.com/
JA63013 U.S. Reflueling Party (2)
JA63023 Sandbag Detail U S tankers
JA63046 Uh....! Mechanics at work

Ultracast
http://www.ultracast.ca/Figures%20-%2035%20Scale%20-%20British%20Empire.htm
35051Canadian/British Tank Crewman
35021 Bare Heads #1
35022 Bare Heads #2
HANDS01 3 Right, 3 Left Hands for 1:35 Scale Figures
HANDS02 3 Right, 3 Left Hands for 1:35 Scale Figures
HANDS03 3 Right, 3 Left Hands for 1:35 Scale Figures

Miniart
http://miniart-models.com/
35010 German tank crew at work
35011 German tank  repair crew
35062 German solders at rest
35065 German RAD at work 1939/45
35101 U.S. Mortocycle repair crew

Franck


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: DaKra on April 03, 2011, 07:02:38 AM
I can't believe noone has yet mentioned Tamiya's exciting and highly accurate CAMPUS FRIENDS set which includes tube socks, scooter and tennis racket for fascinating college action scenes   :o

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=1506

I always regretted they didn't come in 1/35 scale, so that they could be chased off campus by a tiger tank.    ;D


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: philbass on May 12, 2011, 07:22:35 AM
Here is a small list of the 1/24 figures i made for my french board. Hope it will be usefull for you

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FUJIMI
on ebay

(http://images43.fotki.com/v398/photos/9/1234089/7985878/fuj11003A-vi.jpg)

(http://images110.fotki.com/v1585/photos/9/1234089/7985878/fuj112-vi.jpg)

2 in 1

(http://images43.fotki.com/v398/photos/9/1234089/7985878/fuj12-vi.jpg)

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TAMIYA

On ebay

(http://images50.fotki.com/v399/photos/9/1234089/7985878/tama1_1_b-vi.jpg)

(http://images59.fotki.com/v1579/photos/9/1234089/7985878/tamiyacampusfriends-vi.jpg)

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ITALERI

On ebay

(http://images50.fotki.com/v392/photos/9/1234089/7985878/italP5030054-vi.png)

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PREISER

On ebay

scale 1/24

Painted figure

(http://images51.fotki.com/v1586/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57001-vi.jpg) (http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57004-vi.jpg) (http://images51.fotki.com/v730/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57102-vi.jpg) (http://images51.fotki.com/v1584/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57103-vi.jpg) (http://images110.fotki.com/v1582/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57104-vi.jpg) (http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57105-vi.jpg) (http://images46.fotki.com/v1452/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57106-vi.jpg) (http://images18.fotki.com/v17/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57107-vi.jpg) (http://images43.fotki.com/v398/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57108-vi.jpg) (http://images30.fotki.com/v38/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57115-vi.jpg) (http://images41.fotki.com/v1580/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57116-vi.jpg)
(http://images51.fotki.com/v1584/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57150-vi.jpg) (http://images41.fotki.com/v1577/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57151-vi.jpg)

unpainted figure

(http://images50.fotki.com/v1570/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P57820-vi.jpg)

Kit

(http://images30.fotki.com/v38/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P58000_001-vi.jpg)(http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P58000-vi.jpg)

(http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P58001_001-vi.jpg)(http://images41.fotki.com/v1577/photos/9/1234089/7985878/P58001-vi.jpg)

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Supply line Modelroad

 http://www.slmonline.com/


(http://images43.fotki.com/v398/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMwarner-vi.jpg) (http://images18.fotki.com/v16/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMwaltandclyde-vi.jpg) (http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMphil_and_julia-vi.jpg) (http://images43.fotki.com/v398/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMold_sam3-vi.jpg) (http://images51.fotki.com/v1586/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMned-vi.jpg[/img2] [img]http://images30.fotki.com/v39/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMmoose-vi.jpg) (http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMmolly_and_albert-vi.jpg) (http://images110.fotki.com/v1585/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMmike_alex-vi.jpg) (http://images51.fotki.com/v730/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMmel-vi.jpg) (http://images50.fotki.com/v1573/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMjerry-vi.jpg) (http://images41.fotki.com/v1580/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMhenry_and_george-vi.jpg) (http://images46.fotki.com/v400/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMdutch-vi.jpg) (http://images59.fotki.com/v1579/photos/9/1234089/7985878/SLMbarney_and_norman2-vi.jpg)

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phebuscreation

 http://www.phebuscreation.com/

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7779/img0677v.jpg) (http://img403.imageshack.us/i/img0677v.jpg/)
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5794/img0678m.jpg) (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/img0678m.jpg/)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4932/img0679fi.jpg) (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/img0679fi.jpg/)
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9414/img0681i.jpg) (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/img0681i.jpg/)
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/962/img0680y.jpg) (http://img403.imageshack.us/i/img0680y.jpg/)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/571/img0682l.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/i/img0682l.jpg/)
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5742/img0683v.jpg) (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/img0683v.jpg/)

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Scale Production

http://www.scaleproduction.de/index.php/cat/c12_Figures.html


(http://images16.fotki.com/v316/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1312_0-vi.jpg)(http://images54.fotki.com/v452/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1221_0-vi.jpg)(http://images58.fotki.com/v696/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1311_0-vi.jpg)(http://images58.fotki.com/v696/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1346_0-vi.jpg)(http://images9.fotki.com/v1604/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1358_0-vi.jpg)(http://images54.fotki.com/v460/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1363_0-vi.jpg)(http://images107.fotki.com/v70/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1421_0-vi.jpg)(http://images12.fotki.com/v68/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1422_0-vi.jpg)(http://images53.fotki.com/v426/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1432_0-vi.jpg)(http://images107.fotki.com/v67/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1434_0-vi.jpg)(http://images116.fotki.com/v693/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1517_0-vi.jpg)(http://images54.fotki.com/v544/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1554_0-vi.jpg)(http://images110.fotki.com/v302/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1555_0-vi.jpg)(http://images17.fotki.com/v1622/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1556_0-vi.jpg)(http://images116.fotki.com/v694/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1579_0-vi.jpg)(http://images116.fotki.com/v694/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1599_0-vi.jpg)(http://images58.fotki.com/v696/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1600_0-vi.jpg)(http://images54.fotki.com/v543/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1620_0-vi.jpg)(http://images9.fotki.com/v251/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1621_0-vi.jpg)(http://images17.fotki.com/v63/photos/9/1234089/7985878/1625_0-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Bexley on May 12, 2011, 05:41:56 PM
I never understood 1/24 scale figures. They're larger than most! They should be more detailed and better sculpted than 1/35 or 1/48 figures.


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on May 13, 2011, 12:54:47 AM
Phil,

Thanks for posting these. Good addition/info to to the thread.

Marc


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 14, 2011, 01:20:25 PM
New release from Royal Model in 1/35 scale -- #638 Children Playing:
http://www.royalmodel.com/it/catalogo_dettaglio.php?PHPSESSID=rl64ugl44tdevlve1nb99j1mk4&id_art=585

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: eTraxx on May 14, 2011, 01:59:14 PM
These Royal Model figures are impressive. Especially when you compare them to the 1:24 figures.


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: pwranta193 on August 20, 2011, 11:28:58 AM
What is the deal with the 1:24th offerings (G scale, no?)!!!?  Is it just the scale?  In looking at them, it doesn't look as though anyone has done any sculpting of new figs since Sputnik.  Except for the motorcycle Mama line...  ::)

And as to the detail - my kids have sculpted ash trays in 2nd grade art class that look more like people (I just cracked myself up - hopefully this audience is old enough to remember what an ash tray is and appreciate the irony of making one for your parents).

We just had this conversation last week locally.  Seriously - a Sci-Fi hobby friend of mine who specializes in tricking out old cars into Jetson-esque rides is now sculpting his own stuff to because the scale is such a wasteland.  He does have the bobby socks kit - and I think he just cannablized the set with the nehru jackets and giant peace medallion necklaces.

We are in the process of making up two figures in pretty generic coveralls for our use as workers for auto/factory/rail (with a bare head and hat option)... we may cast them up now, looking at the postings so far.

Paul(non-smoker)Ranta  ;D


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: finescalerr on August 20, 2011, 02:10:34 PM
G scale is 1:22:5. Half-inch scale is 1:24. Some refer to 1:20.3 scale as F scale. For the record, it is my opinion that letter designations for scale are childish and stem from the toy train industry of the 1930s. Model railroading is the only hobby that uses such designation.

It is more accurate and less confusing to refer to scale simply by proportion: 1:87.1, 1:48, 1:35, and so on. That is what vehicle and military and ship modelers do. It is what all of us should do, too.

Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: pwranta193 on August 21, 2011, 12:27:43 PM
Agreed oh, wise woodwinder,

Though I'll not take shots at rail ethos as an outsider, F, G, etc. does add to the confusion (not that On30, etc. is any easier for my aging melon ;D).  I think one of the things that amazes me (and I think I've seen this discussed on this forum before) is the stunning detail that folks put into multi hundred/thousand $ rail lines, gear and scenes and then populate them with figures out of the Army Action Figure Playset bag of 250... thought the same is often true for other disciplines... a hundred hours of work on a plane/car/tank kit and then set on lousy ground work.

Scale madness isn't limited to rail, BTW, there are some pretty good dust ups over figure accuracy, especially in the 1:35th and 1:32nd (54mm) realm... especially maddening when most of them are built around a weapon or equipment that really is a constant as a starting reference point.  And then when you factor in the whole "is the figure supposed to be 5'6", 5'9, 6' " argument (apologies to our metric friends outside of the Luddited States of America  ;D) - 120mm and 1/16th scale has some real rubbish floating around as well...

So to my eye, the two scales are barely compatible - with the 6 foot and over 1:24th scale figure fudging into the 1:22 space?   
     72"     70"     69"     66"
1:22   3.27   3.18   3.14   3.00
1:24   3.00   2.92   2.88   2.75

Sorry - just some ramblings... time to go back outside and do yard work...


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 21, 2011, 10:45:13 PM
I think the problem with "large scale" figures (1/24th, G, 1:20.3 etc) is that the market is so small, few companies will spend the money for high quality masters. Thus there are few quality figures to choose from, and lots of lower quality stuff.

On top of that, many folks in the larger scales are not very choosy to begin with, so there are plenty willing to buy caricatures and amateurish figures.



Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on January 21, 2012, 07:23:36 PM
(http://aurora-model.jp/ml047-1.jpg)

Two new vintage female figures in 1/35 scale from Aurora Model:
http://aurora-model.jp/e-military.html

ML-047 is ye olde "bombshell" as shown above (which makes it somewhat military related)  ;)

(http://aurora-model.jp/ml048-1.jpg)

ML-048 is a more demure flapper

I've gotten one other figure from Aurora before ... worked out cheaper on shipping to order thru their ebay store ... figures are nicely sculpted, cast in metal.  Cheers, Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: shropshire lad on March 07, 2012, 01:27:02 PM
Now here is an up and coming figure that every red blooded male should buy . Even if they don't model in 1/35th scale .

  We will then , of course , require her friend , Rosie The Rivetter !

   Nick


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on March 07, 2012, 01:47:04 PM
That one is definitely on my list.....but I am also eagery anticipating this figure set (designed by Christophe Desse), should be part of the upcoming "Red Star" kit, also from Industria Mechanika. [The "Red Star" will be a definite buy for me.)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/p480x480/427619_10150647880017552_578667551_8943344_2068949061_n.jpg)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p480x480/418255_10150649749212552_578667551_8948876_1870829347_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/p480x480/427679_10150649749397552_578667551_8948877_294151391_n.jpg)

More pics, info on the two figure sets, and release date can be found here on the iM site: http://industriamechanika.com/blog/tag/red-star-flyer/


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Andi Little on March 07, 2012, 03:38:05 PM
Damn! .................. I could so easily be seduced by this type of modelling. The subject matter appeals on most levels, I love the caricature and the whimsy, and the quality of the original modelling is exemplary.
I think there's simply an element of desire and ownership in there too.............. fantastic.

(I've always wanted to build the "flapper" as well - but could never track an example down - for shame)


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on March 07, 2012, 06:22:50 PM

(I've always wanted to build the "flapper" as well - but could never track an example down - for shame)

The Flapter is awesome...if you find one , I'll wrestle you for it.  ;D

M


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 08, 2012, 03:00:14 AM
Nick's taste in figures is better than Marc's!  ;D  -- Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Junior on March 08, 2012, 04:56:52 AM
I agree Dallas  ;D ;D! Maybe I can find a job for Sacha in my bike shop  ???! Great figure and thanks for posting.

Anders


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on March 14, 2012, 06:53:05 PM
For those that model 1/32,....through a happy set of circumstances, Michael has 16 or so left, of the Sasha figures  in 1/32.

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/cache/464__420xfloat=_sashamain.jpg)

Link to page to order:

http://industriamechanika.com/blog/shop-industria-mechanika/sasha-the-welding-girl/


Marc


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Bexley on March 14, 2012, 07:41:16 PM
Ooh, how did I miss these? Just picked up two. (In 1/35.)


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Mr Potato Head on March 14, 2012, 07:58:32 PM
Thanks "M" I orderd one in "Bastard" scale  ::)
MPH


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: darrylhuffman on March 14, 2012, 08:32:28 PM
I really appreciate all the time and effort everyone has put into this thread.

I wonder how we ever built models without the internet.



Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: 1-32 on March 14, 2012, 09:45:36 PM
thanks for the info -sash is now in a dash over the pacific to make a guest appearence at the Blue Top Salvage company
regards kim


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: BKLN on March 21, 2012, 09:41:02 AM
I just came across this amazing Modelkasten kit for some truly lovely ladies. Who could resist some Frauleins with Machinguns.


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: mad gerald on March 21, 2012, 10:52:58 AM
I just came across this amazing Modelkasten kit for some truly lovely ladies. Who could resist some Frauleins with Machinguns.

... muahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... (sorry, couldn't help laughing out loud) ... reminds me of the song "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns" performed by The Cramps ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fyr0zbaFyE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fyr0zbaFyE)

Cheers

Gerald (still chucklin')


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on March 24, 2012, 12:24:32 AM
I just came across this amazing Modelkasten kit for some truly lovely ladies. Who could resist some Frauleins with Machinguns.

Awesome...I have a 1/35 Mini-Gun set that I could substitute for those MGs, and really make them "up in your grill". ;D

01001101


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on March 29, 2012, 11:16:28 PM
This one might work with the iMech Remora...or by changing out the head, work as a good civilian figure around the shop or scrap yard.

(http://www.sabingamartin.com/images/SabIngaMartin-SIM-Figure01-01WebLarge.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Bexley on March 29, 2012, 11:18:40 PM
?


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 30, 2012, 06:44:11 AM
A few guys here have asked about larger scale figures recently, so I'm gonna add a couple links for sources that might not be familiar ...

Scale Equipment Ltd -- "Dudez & Babez" series -- 1/24 or 1/25 scale:  I have NOT actually seen any of these, but it looks like they have an interesting selection with some potential.  I've seen the forklift driver used as an engine driver on the Gn15 site a couple of times:

http://www.seltd.net/cgi-bin/ez-catalog/cat_display.cgi?account=X344897;search=17;search=Dudez%20%27n%27%20Babez;limit=category;v=2.0


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 30, 2012, 06:47:16 AM
More 1/24 or 1/25 scale figures

Jimmy Flintstone / Dr. Flintbone figures ... I've purchased a couple of these and the sculpting/casting are good to my eye.

Jimmy Flintstone series has a variety of interesting & unusual subjects:
http://www.jimmyflintstonestudios.com/onlinestore/sunshop/index.php?l=product_list&c=5

Dr. Flintbone series has nude/saucy figures:
http://www.drflintbone.com/nude.htm

Photo below shows one of the topless figures that I modified with overalls and a "wardrobe malfunction" -- and, yes, I do need to go back and finish the flesh tones, etc to make her look right!  8)


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 30, 2012, 10:04:48 AM
Time to watch "Full Metal Jacket" again -- 1/35 scale "boom-boom girl" (she love you long time!)  8)
http://bravo6.diorama.ru/


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on March 30, 2012, 10:07:34 AM
QUESTION:  What is the original source/maker for the 1/35 scale figure shown below?  Found this on ebay from a seller who is obviously making bootlegs ... would like to know who is the legitimate maker.  Thanks!  Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 03, 2012, 11:54:01 AM
There ain't no sanity clause... so saith the renowned legal scholar Chico Marx ... and yet, here he is ... in your choice of vintage or modern army boots!  ;)

http://www.modernarmiesinminiatures.de/


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 03, 2012, 12:02:29 PM
Oh damn, damn, damn ... blast it!
Shh!
Don't you "shh" me!  After eighteen years of total silence ...

Of course they've brought forth juniper berries ... they're juniper bushes!

Is it my imagination ... or is this new figure the juniper bushes hermit with some clothes on?  ;D


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Franck Tavernier on April 04, 2012, 12:09:41 PM
Hi Guy's,

Some wonderful new 1/35th civilian figures!

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/ian-mcque-deckhands/deckhandsannouncement.jpg)

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/ian-mcque-deckhands/deckhandsbuiltprint.jpg)

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/ian-mcque-deckhands/mcque-03.jpg)

http://industriamechanika.com/blog/

Hum, yum-yum!

Franck


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: shropshire lad on April 04, 2012, 01:16:58 PM
Here you go ,  Franck . We are already on the case !    Ha , ha . 

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1779.0;topicseen

  Thanks for thinking of us ,

   Nick


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Franck Tavernier on April 04, 2012, 01:49:07 PM
 ::) ::) :P :P

Ok, ok, I'm out of touch!

...But in the good topic, so there! ;D ;D ;D

Franck


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 04, 2012, 07:05:12 PM
Here's another to help "flesh out" Marty's space-boat crew ... 1/35 scale Bianca from Paolo Parente's "Dust" series of WWII/Sci-fi ... there are a couple other females in the range:

http://dust-models.com/products.php?page=2&nid=2

And, even though she's a little 1/35 gal, looks like she might be able to lend a hand in the 1/16 machine shop!  ;D

"Build" thread on the MSC below ... even though it looks like she's already "built":
http://modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=figures&action=display&thread=910


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Bexley on April 04, 2012, 07:22:28 PM
Hey, I'm working on one of those. Except, for some odd reason, in 1/48 she switches sides to the Allies, and goes by "Rosie."


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: lab-dad on April 05, 2012, 09:12:54 AM
Dallas,
Perfect!
She will go great with my under construction theme!

-marty


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 12, 2012, 03:22:31 PM
Aurora Model in Japan has some "sexy" new female figures in 1/35, 1/32 and 1/24 ... different ones in each of those scales.  First three shown below are 1/35 scale.  Last one (car show girl) is 1/24.  There are also some bikini and schoolgirl figures in 1/32 scale.

Aurora web site:
http://aurora-model.jp/e-index.html

Some notes:
-- These figures are cast in LEAD ... heads-up for those concerned with that, and don't eat 'em!  ;D
-- Nice sculpting.
-- I found it cheaper to order from them (Aurora) on ebay then to go thru the website; lower total with shipping ... and the package actually came from Aurora in Japan (not some Chinese knock-off).  Their seller ID is "aurora-model"

Don't know if these links are durable or dynamic, but here's a current link to their ebay shop:
http://stores.ebay.com/aurora-model?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on April 21, 2012, 03:48:28 AM
Here's Natasha in her later years...seems she has not aged gracefully..

(http://www.thebodi.eu/model-figure-big/35035/natasha.jpg)

Available through The Bodi models http://www.thebodi.eu/model/35035/natasha (http://www.thebodi.eu/model/35035/natasha)


M


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on April 21, 2012, 04:06:56 AM
Change some details and these guys could be used for around the shop or on the Remora:

SS Panzer Crew:
(http://www.thebodi.eu/model-figure-big/C-35012/ss-panzer-crew--.jpg)


US Tank Crew:
(http://www.thebodi.eu/model-figure-big/C-35011/u%20s%20-tank-crew--.jpg)


German Mechanic:
(http://www.thebodi.eu/model-figure-big/C-35002/german-mechanic--.jpg)


Available here from 'The Bodi'  http://www.thebodi.eu/models/15/corpus/c-figures/135-size-page-1 (http://www.thebodi.eu/models/15/corpus/c-figures/135-size-page-1)



Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on October 11, 2012, 09:23:59 PM
Coming soon from Master Box ... Women of WWII (civilian!) ... set #35148

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Bexley on October 12, 2012, 04:57:30 PM
Whoa, that set is awesome!


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Mr Potato Head on October 12, 2012, 05:19:40 PM
The middle guy looks like an Oompa-Loompa with a mack 10~! ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D
mph


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on October 13, 2012, 05:51:09 AM
Listed as "generic" soldiers, but look like they might fit in with some of those Remora / workshop scenes.  Search "Djiti 1/35" on ebay ... here's company web site:

http://djiti.production.free.fr/main_menu.html

Haven't seen them in person ...

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: marc_reusser on October 13, 2012, 11:46:16 PM
Some nice stuff there. And a number of items which I could definitely use. Thanks.

M


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on November 09, 2012, 05:46:46 PM
Female soldier, huh?  Well, Dad did say there might be times when you just have to surrender ...


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Malachi Constant on November 09, 2012, 05:49:30 PM
Oh ... and a "reporter" ... just "documenting" the, um ... well, whatever is going on here ...


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: Franck Tavernier on June 08, 2013, 02:38:45 AM
Some new stuff here, of course in 1:35 scale... ;)

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14060/asr35002s.jpg)

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14060/dsc_3988.jpg)

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14060/dsc_3990.jpg)

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=14060&mode=thread&order=0

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14297/image10.jpg)

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14297/image14.jpg)

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14297/image9.jpg)

(http://www.armorama.com/photos/news/14297/image8.jpg)

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=14297&mode=thread&order=0

Franck


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: lab-dad on June 08, 2013, 06:24:00 AM
Those welders are really nice!

Any ideas where to look for 1/16th shop workers?

Marty


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 08, 2013, 06:36:38 AM
Those welders are really nice!

Any ideas where to look for 1/16th shop workers?

Marty

Hell you made everything else.  Why not give a try at molding figures??? ;D

Jerry


Title: Re: 1/35 Scale & Larger, Civilian Figures
Post by: mad gerald on June 08, 2013, 12:08:38 PM
Marty,

Those welders are really nice!

Any ideas where to look for 1/16th shop workers?
... I'd like some 1/16th welders, shop workers, mechanics or even (loco) drivers too ... let's see, if Michael (Fichtenfoo) comes around and can be talked into modelling in 1/16 as well ... he sculpted some very promising mechanics in 1/12 scale some time ago:

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1285.msg22243#msg22243 (http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1285.msg22243#msg22243)


(http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mechanics-02.jpg) (http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mechanics-03.jpg) (http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mechanics-04.jpg) (http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/mechanics-05.jpg)

... Michael ... Michael ...  ;D

Cheers