I see a lot of 54mm highlander bagpipers (2.12 inches), but wondering if there is anything available that is closer to 1/48 scale? Wanted to add a bagpiper to a funeral scene in a church yard. I could always go with the 54mm option and have him stand apart, but my preference would be to have him closer in size to the Metal Figures that I use for the funeral.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

Moon Mullen

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Marx had one. Costumes of the World or something like that. White plastic; full dress head to toe, "golf"berret, kilt, knee highs, etc I think there is a female dancer too...?; might be Irish.

 Not exactly sure of the size. I'll have to try and recall where he is hiding (I looked aroud real "quickening" like though. I'm just not ready to loose my head searching for that One ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‚)

   Military would probably be more life-like. The McMarx pose is a sort of bow legged, or slightly squated stace. Like a guy blowing into a tuba with all his might. (Not awful, decent detail;  just not a "natural" looking stance imo. 

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Adriatic posted:

Marx had one. Costumes of the World or something like that. White plastic; full dress head to toe, "golf"berret, kilt, knee highs, etc I think there is a female dancer too...?; might be Irish.

 Not exactly sure of the size. I'll have to try and recall where he is hiding (I looked aroud real "quickening" like though. I'm just not ready to loose my head searching for that One ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‚)

   Military would probably be more life-like. The McMarx pose is a sort of bow legged, or slightly squated stace. Like a guy blowing into a tuba with all his might. (Not awful, decent detail;  just not a "natural" looking stance imo. 

I'll do a search to see if I can find that model. I did see a plastic army bagpiper online but I think he's too big to be part of a scene. Thanks.

Moon Mullen

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overlandflyer posted:

Britains figures have quite a few pipe bands.  perhaps you can find an odd man out of a set.

Britains bagpipe band

I have seen these but they all,seem to be 54mm 1/32 scale. Might have to go in that direction but hoping to find smaller version.

Moon Mullen

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I'd say the Marx is about 1:43-1:56.  I've been hunting for an online example myself. Closest I came was the Cowgirl from the set.(white plastic is the key for faster visual searches) It's on a couple sites, but that's a few among a ton of small sites. I only recall I was lead to one or two pages via Thor's Trains/Toy Soldiers or one of the Marx tin train id sites.  I haven't stumbled across/ recalled the fate of my own Highlander yet.

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IMG_20190528_163339~2 I found half of the pair at least. She has a twin sister if you're interested.

  No piper, no pewter owl, missing the Spaniard with castinettes, Mexican soldiers, and native N.American๏ฟผs among other things....yet. ...hmmm๐Ÿค” Must have been swept into a box during a cleaning tirade.

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My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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IMG_20190528_163339~2 I found half of the pair at least. She has a twin sister if you're interested.

  No piper, no pewter owl, missing the Spaniard with castinettes, Mexican soldiers, and native N.American๏ฟผs among other things....yet. ...hmmm๐Ÿค” Must have been swept into a box during a cleaning tirade.

Thanks for hunting. Fine looking lassie dancing she is, but the funeral piper is what I'm after. I'll keep looking.

Moon Mullen

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Eureka Miniatures (Australia) has a 28mm singleton bagpiper...

Looks like you'll have to do the painting, though.

I believe there's a 28mm piper in a Wargames Foundry set, but you'll have to buy  the whole set to get the one bloke you're after.......and, again, have 'fun' doing the painting.  Can't find the set at the moment...


FWIW, always....

KD

Play, or "put on" music ?

๐ŸŽตPlaying๐ŸŽต would be impressive ๐Ÿ˜ค. (insert leslie neilson's "I can hold my breath a looooong time" ๐Ÿ˜‚)

(Someone has to do it )

I'd do better at a pole toss though. ๐Ÿ™„  (shame on ya ๐Ÿ˜‘)

Or better yet a pastie eating contest. I won't care if I loose that cause I win first bite ๐Ÿ˜‹

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This is a shot of what I think is a gamming/collecting figure that would need some work. Clix I think; a "MM scale" very near 0.  (WWF wrestler Rowdy Rodney Piper) It may be a larger figure on a similar stand though. No info, I just saw the figure and grabbed the shot as a lead for you.

(Clix is/was  common comic book /game shop item. )

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This is a shot of what I think is a gamming/collecting figure that would need some work. Clix I think; a "MM scale" very near 0.  (WWF wrestler Rowdy Rodney Piper) It may be a larger figure on a similar stand though. No info, I just saw the figure and grabbed the shot as a lead for you.

(Clix is/was  common comic book /game shop item. )

th [77)

Oh, I got hunt that one down! Loved Rowdy Rodney even if it isn't perfect for a funeral. I have a bunch of Hero Clix on the layout already. Thanks for the lead.

Moon Mullen

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  I met him couple of times enjoying some night life (and many other wrestlers) a long time ago. Pretty cool guy.... as long as he isn't "out of bubble gum"  (movie: They Live)

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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