I've borrowed with pride an idea from ballast who is doing a blog on his 12th scale Cygnus.
I have recently purchased two action figures from eBay and with a bit of paint and some yellow marigold gloves will be making them some oilskins.
Not sure what boat you want them for but action figures can be painted to suit. Total cost for my figures was just over £2 (marigolds acquired from the sink....)
I just purchased a Midwest Lobster Yacht which was built about 15years ago. The figures are for it. Looking for male and female passengers and family. I have the full sheet plan which says it is drawn on a 3/4"=1"scale.
My forth coming winter project, is to scratch build a second one of these beautiful boats using the model as a guide and template along with the plans.
Slowly but surely Graham, I am getting there !!! It's the detail that takes the time and being 1/12 scale there is a lot of it !!! I was hoping for a spring launch but it looks like late summer now !!! :(