In the process of setting up a relatively large Intermodal yard and have been scouring this forum and the internet at other hobbyist's layout and I see many with a ton of various railroad/intermodal yard and utility figures in many poses and static movement all without bases and fairly life like. I look online and all I can find is the same Bachmann or Woodland scenic sets and not what I see others using. It is these figures that really bring the layout to life. Can anyone direct me where to go to find these types of figures? I am at a loss....

Thanks!

John

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railroad-guy posted:

odellDamit Odell, are you gonna help?

Absolutely some of the best figures and painting I have ever seen in model railroading. I would love to know more about the scale (G?), figures, modeler, and modeling techniques used to achieve these results.

Superb.

Andre

laming posted:
railroad-guy posted:

Damit Odell, are you gonna help?

Absolutely some of the best figures and painting I have ever seen in model railroading. I would love to know more about the scale (G?), figures, modeler, and modeling techniques used to achieve these results.

Superb.

Andre

I agree. Frankly, I think that most miniature human figures detract from the realism of the scene due to the "uncanny valley" problem (although they are still great fun!).  These are a rare exception. Incredible work!

--pete

 

 

My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

                        Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

railroad-guy posted:

Odell taking the controls of a Weaver consolation. He hates rail fans odell2

Just ordered Odell "semaphores up" driver for our local layout. Originally thought the cost of 1 painted figure was $26 plus $25 for shipping and so I didn't put the order through until I figured out the dollars quoted are Australian not U.S. Converted cost around $35 with half of that being shipping. Probably should have ordered more figures to even out the shipping cost, but hey, "semaphore" it.

Moon Mullen

TCA# 16-71819

railroad-guy posted:

 Real people dressed costume and then 3D scanned. Custom painted then by Ian Fainges.

Ah, that explains it. They are essentially "3-D photographs". The painting is masterful. 

This technique may cause me to reevaluate my attitude concerning "little people".  

--pete

 

 

My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

                        Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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