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    Puddle-pirate
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    Decided to start with Summer Madness for adding crews. 1/24 scale figures seem to be the optimal size. Poor guy is outnumbered.
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    tim morland
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    Thanks for the comment. I have looked at model railway and farm sets but have not found any that I could confidently turn into naval crew, however very good for merchant navy, fishing boats or passengers.
    Best wishes Tim
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    Black Shoe
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    I'm of the opinion that the occasional figure helps tell the story of a given model. A couple of crew talking, a bosun splicing, or a seaman just watching the shore scenery pass by. I work pretty exclusively in 1:18 and 1:12 scale which ironically enough was dictated by having a 1:18 scale figure and built a boat around him. The 1:12 scale people come from action figures that undergo "plastic surgery" to accommodate the model. The figure in the orange jumpsuit was from the TV show "Breaking Bad", but is the basis for both of the crew on the 40 foot CG boat.
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    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    Puddle-pirate
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    Try model railroad O scale figures. They are listed as 1/48th.
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    Cargoman
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    Your post about 1/16 figures set me on a search and try as I might there were non to be found what a sad situation all I could find were dubious scale toy figures.
    All I could find was a company called mountfleet models who I know make 1/16 figures but dont have them on the website or advertise them in the magazines.
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    tim morland
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    many thanks Martin, Just what I want.
    Best wishes Tim
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    Martin555
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    Hi Tim,
    I have modified lots of plastic figures.
    Maybe you could have a good look around this site.
    Hopefully you might fined what you are looking for.


    https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/figurines?t...

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    tim morland
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    Like most members posting here I like to crew my boats but I am finding decent Royal Naval crew in 1/48 scale very difficult to find. I have tried to modify 1/48th army figures without much success. Any suggestions?
    Best wishes Tim
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    Peejay
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    I do have the paintings by Ken Marschall for guidance, and various photos to use as a guide, when I choose to start. I also have the musicians, but I don’t think I want to display the ship as going down.
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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
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    Someone looking for a lifetime's work then? a full crew and passengers for Titanic.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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