Figurines and dioramas in 1/43 and 1/18 by Dcast

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Figurines and dioramas in 1/43 and 1/18 by Dcast

Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:18 am

Got some figurines and the two post lift in 1/43 scale so decided to create another thread for them instead adding them amonst the cars.

First the TSM mechanics figurine set:
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Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:31 am

Next the 2-post lift by TSM. It requires some assembling before use but it's easy and instructions come in the package also.

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The arms have adjustable length and of course the position in left-right direction:
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Height is adjustable and this screw between the arms must be tightened before putting a model on the lift:
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Mechanics have a job to do, a '98 Toyota Avensis came in the shop for a brake job :P
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Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:51 pm

Didn't want to start new thread for 18th scale so added them here.

American Diorama 1/18 figurines, a mechanic and hot young woman, Amandita ;) Both are 10cm tall which makes them 180cm tall in full size. Amandita is wearing 0,6cm high heels which is 10,8cm when multiplied by 18 making her 169,2cm tall without high heels, maybe even more if she'd be standing straight, maybe 170cm.
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Post by dcast » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:59 pm

Two post lift by Greenlight Collectibles. This one, like the 1/43 by TSM, will require assembly before use but it's easy and there's instruction sheet included. All it needs actually is inserting the arms to the pillars, attaching the two pillars to the baseplate with 4 crosshead screws and nuts and connecting the top beam between the pillars. I found that it was easier to turn the screws when the arms were raised a bit. Arms have crosshead screws which must be tightened before putting a model on them so they won't fall down under the models weight.
Arms are metallic in this one and adjustable in left-right direction and lengthwise also.
Here's few photos:
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Post by JSB33 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:14 pm

I have the TSM, 1:43 lift, its very nice.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:04 pm

I might end up getting one of those 1:43 lifts too... 8-)
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Post by Tom » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:39 pm

Like the figurines as much as the lifts. Great idea, they add lots of 'life' to a static display.

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Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:13 am

A long-time fan here of dioramas, scale garages, figurines etc.

You have some nice ones Dcast - there's no better way to bring a car to 'life' 8-)

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Post by LM24HRS » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:26 pm

Just adding something to this post that might be of interest.

Anybody used Trackpass figurines? These 2 come in handy for a Le Mans diorama.

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I believe there are 3 different figurines of Gendarme, the one not shown is in full tunic from 1960's to 1970's. All made of white metal from very good castings. Their portfolio of figurines is not has comprehensive as say Denizen, all the same there are enough variants to use be it spectators, drivers or Policemen! All my own handy work.

Hope this is of some use?
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Post by IFHP » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:14 am

I've had my eye on the 1:43 lift too. At some point I'll have to get one.
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Post by Jager » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:28 am

I've seen the Trackpass figures on eBay, but thought they were a little expensive for single unpainted figures. I'd rather put that sort of money towards a car.
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Post by frankgrieg » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:26 pm

I haved used them on my Le Mans diorama the more professional they are painted the better they look!! I am having trouble down loading J pegs i get a message saying they are to large any suggestions would be helpful!! Love to post pics of my 1968 Le Mans diorama !!

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Post by JSB33 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:05 am

Are you using a photo hosting site or are you trying to upload large photos directly to the site?
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Post by Jager » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:32 am

frankgrieg wrote:I haved used them on my Le Mans diorama the more professional they are painted the better they look!! I am having trouble down loading J pegs i get a message saying they are to large any suggestions would be helpful!! Love to post pics of my 1968 Le Mans diorama !!
That sounds interesting. Here's a small diorama I made with the 1968 Le Mans Alpine :

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Post by frankgrieg » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:35 pm

This is a great diorama!!! I love these cars from that era of time . Thanks

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Re: Figurines and dioramas in 1/43 and 1/18 by Dcast

Post by dcast » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:50 pm

Long time since I took the lift out of it's box but here's a photo with VW Golf Mk2 and the mechanic figurines:
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Seems the first thing the mechanic has to repair is his flashlight :lol:

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