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freightliner009

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1/32 Crew Figures
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:42:45 »
Ordered a set of marine figures for my Southampton tug and they arrived today, excellent quality and a good price as they were pre-painted too....Purchased from Adrian's Marine Figures   cool

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ixion

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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 09:21:28 »
You would have been better buying these modern figures in the correct safety clothing for a tug. The real tug usually operates with a crew of 2

http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/admin/products/4qwo1196/375_43.jpg

other poses are available.

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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 09:27:06 »
Oh well, each to their own, I like them and I don't need to use all four of them do I?  :)
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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 15:24:31 »
According to Wiki ATB's are generally staffed as a large tugboat, with between seven to nine crew members. That's ATB's and large tugboats. It does mention that the smaller tugs have a Captain and a Deckhand but it also mentions 'crew' on top of that though.  ;)
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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 06:53:44 »
The Wyeforce (Southampton) is a very small tug in real terms and has accomadation for 4 but operates with a crew of 2. You wont find many harbour tugs operating with more than 3. This is to keep costs down as harbour towage is a very competative game and no more are needed. Its like putting a crew of  7 or 9 on a bus, simply not needed and not finacially viable!
The Southampton is 1:36 scale and is a small tug and those figures being 1:32 scale and of 'large' proportions will look big on it. It is of course your boat so you can of course do as you like. Just trying to be helpful.

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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 13:44:51 »
Hey Ixion,

I managed to get some of those figures that you spoke about, the Graupner ones in the high vis gear. Trouble is they look too tall and skinny to me, although the gear looks modern the actual figures I think look a bit weedy. I know these are 1/32 scale on a tug that is 1/36, this is a very small difference and is quite relative when you consider in real life we are not all exactly the same height, lol. This difference in scale I think could be the difference between a person of 5' 3" and  6' 3"  in real life :)
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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 10:38:00 »
Those Graupner figures are 1/35 scale so perfect for the Southampton, see the figure stood in the doorway.


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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 10:37:54 »
They were advertised as 1/32 and are the same height as the 1/32 oil skins crew, it's just that the oil skin crew have 'fuller' figures than the Graupner ones, they look tall and skinny to me,lol. But yes, they do look the same as yours  :)
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Re: 1/32 Crew Figures
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 19:09:46 »
Some of the X mas stuff that revolves around the scale villages ( Town scenes ) check out these lay outs some are very close too being scale size 1/24 or 3/8 foot
Not all of the parts are X mas related and or can be painted to cover up the colors .
Gary