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@dkdkrd posted:

Lastly...  As I've opined before regarding increasing ridership in the passenger/commuter/subway/etc. cars rolling around our layouts, it would be nice if they had more interest in looking out of the windows at our beautiful scenic creations (cinderblock walls, lumber forests, spaghetti bowl wiring, chicken-wire tunnel linings, etc. included!) than staring straight forward as if in  shear terror or utter traumatization from experiencing transitions in and out of O-31 curves at ZW notch 8+!!   

Lucas Gudinov

Lucas, that's funny!  It is also so true.   That is one of my gripes with Beep People:

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But it is not just Beep People.  Here is a K-line Super Chief car I re-did the interior on.  Only one passenger is looking out the window:

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I'm going to do better going forward.  The styrene plastic figures are easy to modify.  Guillotine off their heads with a #11 blade, apply solvent cement or MEK, and glue them back on looking a little to the left or right.   I will relegate the Beep People to the aisle seats.

To your point about other manufacturers, I will make a list including those and other small manufacturers at the end of my original post.  I won't review them since I don't have any of those figures.

Bob

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@Jim R. posted:

This was an excellent review, though it’s missing a critical component that I have found helpful over the years: figures from sources from outside our hobby.

I won’t get into the full list of figures I have added, but the quality has generally been excellent, as in this example of the Godfather from Greenlight Collectibles.

Note: If done with precision, painted eyes do work, as this image shows.

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Thanks, Jim.  That figure is nicely done.  I know I have harped on "Don't paint the eyes and lips," but clearly it adds to the figure if done right.  If I need that level of detail in a foreground figure, I will view some tutorials from the Military/Gaming modelers.  They are the real experts.

Speaking of which, 28mm or 30mm Gaming figures are plentiful and scale well to our 1/48 world.  Search for 28mm Gaming figures, 30mm gaming citizens, etc.

Bob

Jim, a realistic image of the boss right above!  I searched online and can't seem to locate any Greenlight Collectible figures...can you advise where to find them...is there an assortment of O Scale??

Vito was included in one of Greenlight Collectibles’ 1:43 cars with Godfather licensing. Not sold separately and, as with all of the select Greenlight diecast car releases that included figures, it was a limited run, so it’s something you have to find on the secondary market. It took me more than a year with a saved search on eBay to finally find the version with the figure.

@RRDOC posted:

Thanks, Jim.  That figure is nicely done.  I know I have harped on "Don't paint the eyes and lips," but clearly it adds to the figure if done right.  If I need that level of detail in a foreground figure, I will view some tutorials from the Military/Gaming modelers.  They are the real experts.

Speaking of which, 28mm or 30mm Gaming figures are plentiful and scale well to our 1/48 world.  Search for 28mm Gaming figures, 30mm gaming citizens, etc.

Bob

Of course, 38mm figures (1.5 inches) are the best proportion for 1:48. But not a whole lot of 38mm figures out there.

@RRDOC posted:

Lucas, that's funny!  It is also so true.   That is one of my gripes with Beep People:

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But it is not just Beep People.  Here is a K-line Super Chief car I re-did the interior on.  Only one passenger is looking out the window:

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I'm going to do better going forward.  The styrene plastic figures are easy to modify.  Guillotine off their heads with a #11 blade, apply solvent cement or MEK, and glue them back on looking a little to the left or right.   I will relegate the Beep People to the aisle seats.

To your point about other manufacturers, I will make a list including those and other small manufacturers at the end of my original post.  I won't review them since I don't have any of those figures.

Bob

Anyone who has ridden the NYC subways knows that you sit or stand, look straight ahead, and don't make eye contact......

Seriously tho- wondering if a BEEP head could be "turned" by applying some heat to the figure......stay tuned.....

Inspired by the torture of O scale figures committed by RSJB18, I did a cold 180+ degree twist on the heads of these 3 unsuspecting Beep People and managed a reasonable head turn.

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It required 2-3 twists for the position to hold and it does tear the rubber, so it is best to do this before painting.  Now if only I could fix the carbonite frozen arms . . .

Bob

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Hi; I found a 5 piece marching band at Menards with their Christmas displays.  The figures measure 2" tall.  They carry a variety of figures, I think  these might have been Lemax because the Rosslight and FG Square figures are more G scale size about 2.5 ".   I display the marching band in my O gauge layout and they fit in reasonably well.  A bit tall but close to the size of my K-Line circus performers.

@RBB&BC posted:

Hi; I found a 5 piece marching band at Menards with their Christmas displays.  The figures measure 2" tall.  They carry a variety of figures, I think  these might have been Lemax because the Rosslight and FG Square figures are more G scale size about 2.5 ".   I display the marching band in my O gauge layout and they fit in reasonably well.  A bit tall but close to the size of my K-Line circus performers.

Thanks I saw them but that makes them 8’ tall.

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