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Posted by - rgbenson
Post date - 04-12-2009, 01:37 PM
Hi Everyone,

In between other projects, I am building (coercing?) the HMS Beagle (Revell Germany) for a Darwin celebration display next fall at a local college. Does anyone have any leads for 1:96 crew figures? No luck in the usual places, Model Expo, etc. Not to sound cheap, but I really don't want to buy a big kit for a small sprue of crew!

Cheers, and thanks!

Rob

Posted by - 3889tw
Post date - 04-12-2009, 03:02 PM
This site may be of help. Although I think the smallest is 1:87

www.plasticsoldierreview.com/index.aspx
on the left click on "manuacturers", lists about 30
worth a look
Tom

Posted by - rgbenson
Post date - 04-12-2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks Tom! I think you're right about the 1:87, but that might work. I think the Beagle kit is a little larger than 1:96 anyway.

Posted by - Spankydude1
Post date - 04-12-2009, 04:48 PM
Hi Rob,
You may want to check out Ebay. I think you can find just about anything there and sometimes at very reasonable prices.

Posted by - j_lefever
Post date - 04-12-2009, 07:29 PM
They're a bit pricey, but Preiser figures are about as good as you can get. Since you're going to repaint anyhow, you might look for an unpainted set but the set below, workers, has nice poses, are all men and could be re-painted to look like sailers without much effort.

http://www.euro-trains.com/products/Preiser/74008.aspx

These are 1:100 which are a good deal closer in scale to 1:96 than the HO 1:87 (which though easier to find, will be a bit large). A 6' person modeled at 1:100 would scale out to be 3"s short (5'-9") while a 6'er at 1:87 scales out to be 7" too tall (6'-7").

They can be found in many locations by searching for "Preiser figures 1:100"

Regards

Jim

Posted by - Susquehanna
Post date - 04-12-2009, 07:36 PM
Rob,
Im currently working on some 1/96 scale Civil War Naval figures. I dont know if that is exactly what your looking for but heres the link:

http://www.milminwh.com/cottage_ind_main.htm

They are metal figures and need a little work done on them. Ill post some pictures tomorrow and show you what they look like. They should fit in I think.

Bill

Posted by - rgbenson
Post date - 04-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Excellent ideas all. Thanks Bill, Jim, Dennis and Tom! Now back to coercion...

Cheers,

Rob

Posted by - neptune
Post date - 04-13-2009, 12:21 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/100x-Building-Model-Trains-1-100-Scale-WHITE-Figures-HO_W0QQitemZ260388807059QQihZ016QQcategoryZ11647QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem , try this link the figures are really cheap.

Posted by - jvmcc
Post date - 04-13-2009, 09:06 AM
Scale figures at 1" = 1'-0" (1/96) can be found at stores and websites that sell products for architectural models. I don't know how much work you'd have to do to them to make them appear 19th century.