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masonamerican
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Posted - 11/11/2011 :  05:28:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all,
I'm new to this forum but have been a member to the Yahoo Earlyrail group for some time now. I model a fictional railroad set in Northern California 1893 named the California Railway & Navigation Company. I use some (ok a lot of) modelers license in that I run both somber locomotives and rolling stock in black and dark green together with more garish colorful examples.

I have searched for figures that fit my era and came across Blue Moon Manufacturings figures that primarily is for tabletop wargames. But I tried their 15/18mm cowboy figures and they scaled to HO scale. They have a lot of other figures if you don't specifically want Gunfighters on your boardwalks. They are also a bargain, a blisterpack Cowboys with 31 figures cost $15.

http://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/index.php?cat_id=69

There is one downside and that is the figures have bases that needs to be downgrinded. I have enclosed some pictures of some Cowboys I have given a quick paint job.




Cheers

H Nilsson

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desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 11/11/2011 :  09:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the link. I have never heard of this company. There are some useful figures there for me. I'm not sure on the size, is it possible for you to show a picture with an (HO) 1/87 figure along side of your 15/18mm figures? Thanks.


Louis
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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 11/11/2011 :  11:24:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I have fooled myself somewhat . I have compared them to my other painted HO figures from Fun&Games and Musket miniatures. When I compared them to my Preiser figures they were about half a head lower. I made a comparison see picture below. But if one place them a somewhat apart from for example a Preiser figure they will look ok. So the Preiser guy is abt 19.5mm tall excl. the hat and the Blue Moon guy with the rifle is 18mm. Which is abt 5' 6" for the Preiser and 5' 3" for the Blue Moon.



Cheers

H Nilsson



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Jan Kirkwood
Crew Chief

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Posted - 11/11/2011 :  11:37:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the suggestion and the comparison picture, it looks like a great source.

Jan



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Nelson458
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Posted - 11/11/2011 :  4:49:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the link, this will be helpful. It should also be noted, that not all people are the same height. Some are 3' tall, some 4', some 6', so 18 mm, which is .708" is only 61.7" tall, or 5.1 feet, which is close to average. So 18mm figures are about normal for HO tall people.

Thanks again,
Tony


Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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masonamerican
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Posted - 11/12/2011 :  02:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, sorry that the pictures came out way to big. I'll make them smaller for future postings.

Not sure all know about Fun&Games HO, S, and O scale figures:
http://scalefigures.com/

H Nilsson



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kirk
Fireman



Posted - 11/12/2011 :  03:36:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Preiser has a whole range of 1800's figures in production.

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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railman28
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Posted - 11/12/2011 :  09:44:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
  • Nilsson, What do your friends call you?
  • Thank you for the link to Blue Moon's products. I don't thing they're too small at all. They should blend right in
  • Thank you for the reference to Fun & Games. Here is their Web page; http://www.scalefigures.com/. I was excited to see that they have the old SS Ltd line and the former Lytler & Lytler (I might of miss-spelled it)line. I thought they were gone for good. I'm going have to get an order out to them.
  • B.T.S. (http://www.btsrr.com/)has a bunch of figuers in their Master Creation line of details that will work with the later decades of the 19th century.


It's only make-believe

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dallas_m
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Posted - 11/12/2011 :  12:53:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
H.N. --

Very resourceful, looking outside the "model railroad" figures to find suitable folks ... and a very fine job of removing the bases and neatly painting those tiny little figures.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 11/12/2011 :  6:29:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

  • Nilsson, What do your friends call you?




"H" stands for Håkan which is what my friends also call me. In Swedish we have three more letters then in english:
ÅÄÖ (I hope you see the letters in your browser)
Sometimes they don't show up in emails and on the forums which has made me write "H" instead .

It's nice to be on this forum and I hope to learn from all you masters here.

Håkan



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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 11/12/2011 :  6:41:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Preiser has a whole range of 1800's figures in production.



Hello Troels,
the Preisers are very nice. The Preiser figure on my photo is from a 1900 set. I have been searching for awhile for some more rough old west figures which is why I was so happy finding the Blue Moon figures.

Now I'm trying to learn painting them. I have a friend who play tabletop wargames "Warhammer" who have given me some advice but I hope to learn more on this forum.

Håkan



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 11/12/2011 :  6:45:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to have you here Haken. (That's as close as my computer can get)
Thanks again for the fine contribution.



It's only make-believe

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dallas_m
Fireman

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Posted - 11/13/2011 :  1:53:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Nice to have you here Haken. (That's as close as my computer can get)


Hold down the "alt" key and type "0229" = å

H<alt+0229>ken = Håken (or go get a Swedish keyboard at Ikea)

You can surf for a copy of "alt codes" ... I keep one on the desk top for those occasions when I need to spell Swedish names, reference other currencies, etc. Here's one source:
http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

Edited by - dallas_m on 11/13/2011 2:00:48 PM

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Rick
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Posted - 11/13/2011 :  2:02:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wouldn't it be much easier to just do a copy and paste?


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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 11/13/2011 :  5:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Nice to have you here Haken. (That's as close as my computer can get)


Hold down the "alt" key and type "0229" = å

H<alt+0229>ken = Håken (or go get a Swedish keyboard at Ikea)

You can surf for a copy of "alt codes" ... I keep one on the desk top for those occasions when I need to spell Swedish names, reference other currencies, etc. Here's one source:
http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes




Thanks

Now I can find the "degrees" symbol too.


It's only make-believe

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deemery
Fireman

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Posted - 11/13/2011 :  10:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Presier had a box of 50 undecorated HO 19th century figures, that is out-of-production. I just got one on eBay, but it wasn't cheap :-)

Another source of 19th century figures, larger than 'normal' but smaller than the Lytler & Lytler figures, is "Musket Miniatures", http://www.musketminiatures.com

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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