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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2019, 02:16:30 am »
Erm......
What is that pilot up to???? :-X
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2019, 02:24:54 am »
Erm......
What is that pilot up to???? :-X
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2019, 03:11:36 am »
In a change to the usual "gonna mould them all in one piece" hands on thighs posture he has his left hand at his collar (holding a mike?  scratching his chin?  checking his laundry tags?) and his right hand in his crotch (your guess).
He's an ex-PDRV Special Forces pilot, part of their "volunteer" programme with the NVA in 'nam.  He claims he can't fly dressed any other way.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2019, 06:15:00 am »
Having finally received my bags of passengers I have selected some to install.
These are sold as HO (1/87) figures but are pretty much in scale with the pilot figure from the kit.  Read into that what you will.
In this bag there is a nice selection of men, women, girls and boys in what looks to be 50's or 60's clothing.


Back in the day when pilot/gunner figures etc were included in almost every kit they were always under scale, mainly because of the thickness of the fuselage walls back then. Tooled and moulded to fit the cockpits/turrets and I don't think they bothered to upgrade the tools, so they stayed the same even when the general mouldings improved ?

As for the clothing ? You could always say it's a private hire job to a rock and roll/60's music festival  ;)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2019, 09:23:29 am »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2019, 04:40:20 pm »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Agree.
That's why I have no problem mixing and matching various manufacturer's offerings in 1/35. Even different parts on the same figure, cos you get gorilla-arms, or longer legs, etc.
Not sure where I'd draw the line, though weaponry and web gear needs to be consistent.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2019, 08:49:42 pm »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Agree.
That's why I have no problem mixing and matching various manufacturer's offerings in 1/35. Even different parts on the same figure, cos you get gorilla-arms, or longer legs, etc.
Not sure where I'd draw the line, though weaponry and web gear needs to be consistent.

As a fatter person with short arma and legs, I also agree.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2019, 11:24:31 pm »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Agree.
That's why I have no problem mixing and matching various manufacturer's offerings in 1/35. Even different parts on the same figure, cos you get gorilla-arms, or longer legs, etc.
Not sure where I'd draw the line, though weaponry and web gear needs to be consistent.

As a fatter person with short arma and legs, I also agree.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2019, 02:32:52 am »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Yup, as long as the proportions are similar. Oddly (as usually we would say this is a fault)  in order to mix and match 1/87 and 1/76 figures successfully you need one or the other set to be slightly disproportionate ? If not they just don't work.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2019, 12:56:36 pm »

Thinking on't, the 3-Metre-Long legs some of the Anime girls have is stretching credulity a bit far... (Bleurgh Emoticon X-P )

No, those are realistic. When it's fashion week in Milano (I suppose it's the same in Paris, etc), you should see the legs of the girl models.  :o <_<
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2019, 01:00:56 pm »

Thinking on't, the 3-Metre-Long legs some of the Anime girls have is stretching credulity a bit far... (Bleurgh Emoticon X-P )

No, those are realistic. When it's fashion week in Milano (I suppose it's the same in Paris, etc), you should see the legs of the girl models.  :o <_<

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2019, 01:06:35 pm »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Yup, as long as the proportions are similar. Oddly (as usually we would say this is a fault)  in order to mix and match 1/87 and 1/76 figures successfully you need one or the other set to be slightly disproportionate ? If not they just don't work.




Far out.... that is interesting. Reminds me a bit of forced perspective. "Cheating" in other words. Whatever works! Similarly, I've contemplated building up some 1/100 scale stuff (ground vehicles) to go with my 1/144 airliners but just to use in pictures, not as intended to be in scale as part of the collection. Just stick 'em in the background, foreground, or whatever then let the magic of forced perspective do the rest.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2019, 01:20:07 am »
You've got a bit more leeway when the figures are sitting.

As I now know I have passengers that will fit I closed the fuselage up today.  I also sanded the remains of the wing pylons off and started painting the punters.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2019, 02:13:17 am »
im gonna follow this build closely, i have a similar model in the stash and you inspired me to do the same thing  :mellow:
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2019, 06:30:22 am »

No, those are realistic. When it's fashion week in Milano (I suppose it's the same in Paris, etc), you should see the legs of the girl models.  :o <_<

That's right, but then they are so thin it makes the legs look longer
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