figures complaint

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by nachoman, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I am in need of some WWI era figures, so I have been browsing what is available. From what I see, it looks like most are appropriate for the 40s-60s era. I don't see very much selection for clothing styles appropriate for the 20s or earlier. It also looks like the modern era has been left out. One who models the modern scene could use endless numbers of "people on cell phones". Also most figures seem to have strange poses. There don't seem to be enough "ordinary people doing ordinary activities" on the market. Does anyone know of a good source for LPBs appropriate for 1900-1920?

    kevin
  2. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

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    Kevin,

    I run into problems because no matter how much figure variety is out in the market I seem not to like something about them (ie pose, clothes, etc) So i buy mine unpainted and hack them up to match up with how I see the figures in my mind. You can buy a bunch of unpainted figures from preiser and add some putty to give bigger dresses for the women etc. Then you always get your way! =]

    Hope this helps,

    Cory
  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    My goodness, I just came across 1900's era figures! They are made by Prieser, and they have AMAZING DETAIL!! If you haven't already seen them look for them on discounttrainsonline.com they seem to have the whole line of them, even for 1900's era figures.
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    What does LPB mean, anyways?
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    LPB...Little Plastic(illigetimate child)...
  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I'm roflmao! :D :D That's the last thing I thought the "B" in LPB meant! :D
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    eiightyeightfan1...that post has just GOT TO BE IN THE "GEMS" SECTION...it's amazing, and hilarious!!! :D :D :D put it there if you can!!!

    I espically love the russian-communist style poster, "PLOP" made by grumbeast, it all there!!
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    OK, we got Little Plastic B.....ds,
    LP Boys
    LP Bartenders
    LP Bureaucrats
    LP Barbers
    LP Brothers
    LP Bouncers
    LP Betters
    LP Bar-B-Q ers. yeah and if there's a Mall on your layout you have LP
    Bargainhunters
    LP Bridgebuilders
    LP Boatmen
    LP Brides
    LP Bubbleheads
    LP Birds
    The insurance company has LP Beneficiaries, I'm sure the credit card
    companies know a few LP Boneheads.
    LP Butchers (some of these have actually sent their LP Buddies to the acetone
    showers).
    LP Beasts.........................and the list goes on.... :D :D
  11. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

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    Ahh but my two favorite are:

    LP Bankers (like me)

    and most importantly

    LP Beeotches =]