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Re: O Scale People

Post by Ozmac » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:33 pm

For some reason I had missed this thread until now, but they're a wonderful, and wonderfully varied, collection of figurines. They way you incorporate them into dioramas does so much for them, too - well done. How many O scale figures do you have now?

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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:30 am

Thank you Ozmac. I'm not sure how many figurines I have, a few dozen guess. Right now I have a O-scale likeness of Henry Ford on order. With shipping it was really too much money -- but since I only collect models of Ford vehicles I don't see how I could pass him up. Look for something creative with Henry Ford in this thread before too long.
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Re: O Scale People

Post by JSB33 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:56 pm

A HFII would be twice as much by bulk alone :D
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Re: O Scale People

Post by GarageOnAWall » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:51 pm

Anybody know where I can find a 1:43 figure of Lee Iacocca?

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Re: O Scale People

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:25 pm

GarageOnAWall wrote:Anybody know where I can find a 1:43 figure of Lee Iacocca?

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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:07 pm

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Lee left about a half hour ago...
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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:50 am

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Ford Oldtimer und Motorsport Club by IFHP97, on Flickr

Inspired by the current banner photo on the Ford Oldtimer und Motorsport Club's Facebook page.
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Re: O Scale People

Post by JSB33 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:19 am

Didn't know Barry was a Ford man, figured he would be with the GM club ;)
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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:35 am

Didn't know Barry was a Ford man, figured he would be with the GM club ;)
Sometimes a man in a suit is just a man in a suit ;)
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Re: O Scale People

Post by Ozmac » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:17 am

OK, here's my contribution to this great thread. I wasn't even looking for an O scale person. He found me.

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I was looking under "Citroen Tour de France" (for a support vehicle) on eBay when this lone figure popped up very cheaply. He's part of an old Corgi Citroen Tour de France vehicle. For whatever reason he was being sold on his own, for nothing much at all. (At the same time, I watched what another old Corgi Citroen, with the identical little guy, sold for, and it was over UK30 Pounds.)

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So I have put my guy in a similar setting, and he looks like he belongs there.

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Re: O Scale People

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:21 am

Now that is just ACE in every way! Anyone know where to find decent yet affordable 1:43 '60-'70s racing bicyclettes?

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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:00 am

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Potted Flowers by Busch by IFHP97, on Flickr

As an experiment I ordered these HO scale potted flowers by Busch and was happy to discover that they work well in an O Scale/1:43 setting.

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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:33 am

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Henry Ford Figurine by BM Toys by IFHP97, on Flickr

This figurine was made (by hand it says) in Russia. This would be Henry Ford in his fifties during the 1910s. Pretty good, though I think the real Henry Ford's face is narrower with a more pointed nose.

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Ford Nyt Nr 1 1963 by IFHP97, on Flickr

What Henry Ford looked like in his 60s or early 70s.

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Re: O Scale People

Post by David MG » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:47 am

This pic. oozes period charm.

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Henry Ford Figurine by BM Toys by IFHP97, on Flickr[/quote]

Except for the rear quarter of the Cortina IV
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Re: O Scale People

Post by Chris Sweetman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:26 am

Ozmac wrote:OK, here's my contribution to this great thread. I wasn't even looking for an O scale person. He found me.

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I was looking under "Citroen Tour de France" (for a support vehicle) on eBay when this lone figure popped up very cheaply. He's part of an old Corgi Citroen Tour de France vehicle. For whatever reason he was being sold on his own, for nothing much at all. (At the same time, I watched what another old Corgi Citroen, with the identical little guy, sold for, and it was over UK30 Pounds.)

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So I have put my guy in a similar setting, and he looks like he belongs there.
A great “oldie” finding a new life! :D

If one is lucky you can find these old Corgi Toys figures for a song (cheap for non UK readers!)!

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Re: O Scale People

Post by Chris Sweetman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:29 am

IFHP wrote:
Motor Heads are going to release many 1:43 figures soon (police officers, show girls and family-car nuts characters)... Every year it is getting better for us, 1:43 scale figure collectors!
Exciting news. I have tonnes of ideas for additional O scale figurines.
I thoroughly enjoy these posts IFHP. Your dioramas are superb and adding figures into a scene sends them into another dimension.

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Re: O Scale People

Post by Chris Sweetman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:53 am

Here are some of my 1:43rdish figures:

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Preiser boy & Corgi Vanguard A60 1:43rd scale by Chris*4, on Flickr

Preiser boy

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Lansdowne Wolseley 1500 & Omen Miniatures mechanic 1:43rd scale by Chris*4, on Flickr

Omen Miniatures mechanic

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Omen Miniatures cat sitting 1:43rd scale by Chris*4, on Flickr

Omen Miniatures cat sitting

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Spot-On Policeman by Chris*4, on Flickr

A golden oldie: Spot-On Police Constable - made in the mid 1960’s

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MCM Top Queens Mercedes-Benz W25 ref 433 build 9 by Chris*4, on Flickr

Denizen mechanic

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MCM Top Queens Mercedes-Benz W25 ref 433 engine 5 by Chris*4, on Flickr

Another denizen mechanic this time using a hammer to sort out a Mercedes-Benz engine from a W25 Grand Prix car.

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Re: O Scale People

Post by TR2 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:04 am

The constable and the mechanic with the hammer are good for a smile. The mechanic with the rag in his hand is another nice one. The only figures in my collection are two photographers packed with gear and one Italian traffic cop writing a ticket, plus the little characters seated in Bond cars, o' course. :)

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Re: O Scale People

Post by dcast » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:34 am

Haha, the mechanic with hammer looks very frustrated and is about to hit the engine with hammer :lol:

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Re: O Scale People

Post by Chris Sweetman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:58 am

TR2 wrote:The constable and the mechanic with the hammer are good for a smile. The mechanic with the rag in his hand is another nice one. The only figures in my collection are two photographers packed with gear and one Italian traffic cop writing a ticket, plus the little characters seated in Bond cars, o' course. :)
Thanks TR2. The constable is a neat moulding considering it was a toy figure and I bought it for a £1! I like the way the modeller includes puffed out cheeks and gives the impression the constable is REALLY blowing on his whistle! Fabulous attention to detailing! The mechanic with the hammer I had to assemble and paint. Hopefully, my lack of skills in these areas are no too evident! The mechanic with the oily rag was supplied ready painted.

I am sure TR2 you will be adding a few more figures into your collection after seeing what is available here. But we are just touching the tip of the ice berg!

Going back in time to the mid 1960’s - these are some of the figures Corgi Toys had in their range:

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Corgi Catalogue 1965 kits by Chris*4, on Flickr

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Corgi Catalogue 1963 Filling Station by Chris*4, on Flickr

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Re: O Scale People

Post by Chris Sweetman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:00 am

dcast wrote:Haha, the mechanic with hammer looks very frustrated and is about to hit the engine with hammer :lol:
Perhaps the only solution to a poor performing 1930’s M-B engine! :D

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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:12 am

Great stuff Chris. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: O Scale People

Post by IFHP » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:17 am

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In 2013 the Holiday Village Jugband played an impromptu concert on the roof of a local book store. Eventually the police had to shut them down due to a noise complaint.

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Re: O Scale People

Post by stewil » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:57 pm

Love all those little folk.
Thanks for posting. :D
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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