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Where do you buy scale model people?

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dr_dodge 12/18/22

Got the 2 bags of people in. 
2 different places on amazon (1/75) 
this first batch is the passengers sitting pose (bag in  3rd photo)
(each bag supposed to be 100 people, didn't count them)
I got 11 sitting, lol 

1st pic same castings are arranged vertically
reasonable paint as background people, but pink? whats up with all pants??
also got siamese twin girls, and a guy with a 1 x 6 stuck to him
sitting are upper left, guys to the right, gals to the lower left

second bag, paint quality about the same
ratios of sitting people (left)  men (right)
gals on the bottom (happy to see more women in this bag)

all the same castings as the first bag

all in one bag, taking to drag strip today to see how they size up
(will get some pics there, too)

colors used in each bag bag were different, 

about $9 each, disappointed in not many sitting, wanted to do some mini stands, barely got enough for a couple benches.

over all, not bad for $20 to fill in as background color

but would probably suck for and front line closeups/stills

so there ya have it


I got the same 2 bags, was disapointed too, but, I'm planning to make zombies out of em all. Have a Halloween Bowling tourney with them or something just as stupid :P

  • I was disappointed, too, If they had just done a better job on paint, especially colors, it wouldn't have been as bad, — dr_dodge
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LordSyosset 4/8/24

Most of my figures I found on Etsy, AliExpress, Ebay. Just type in 1/64 figures and you'll get lost on AliExpress. You'll see the difference in printing. I do all the painting myself. I can't wait to get my track up. I have a lot of little scenerios taking place all around. One will be a motorcycle gang knocking off an armored car. taking on police unbeknownst to them that Superman is landing behind them. it will be in an alley in the city. Here's a shot of my Superman. I know it's Harry Clavelle but I painted George Reeves. Hey he was my Superman.

Model Railroad Swap Meets are good place to find bags of used figures cheap.  Unfortunately  1/64 S-scale are much less popular and harder to find than 1/87 HO scale. 

  • put HO in the backgorunds to fill stands, pits, and infield. smaller scale creates depth — dr_dodge
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Jasonuk2021 4/30/24

Love reading these comments and knowing I've gone through all the same / correct thought processes. Got the same 1/75 scale figures others have mentioned, half of which are too small but the ones pictured are usable. Then I got lucky with a batch of 3d printed figures off eBay but the seller doesn't do them anymore ???? I'm going down the American Diorama route, not cheep but well worth the money, found a good Uk seller as that was my only remaining issue for any fellow Uk folk.

  • american diorama are my "front line stuff" or drivers in all the sisters of heavy metal cars they add 3 grams — dr_dodge

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