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Old 09-20-2010, 03:44 AM
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Hello all,

can anyone help me please?

I have been searching for a scale man to put in my Discovery 1 build. I've seen a few on here, but cant find any anywhere (unless I use a Japanese manga girl in a bikini!)

All help much appreciated.

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Old 09-20-2010, 04:03 AM
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Alright Pal, take a swim over to Uist, I've got some in my shed.

I get mine from eBay, my last one was 'Tom' from Dr Who. I also get the wrestling characters from eBay to. Just have a look at all the measurements and make sure you buy one that's right for your vehicle.
In some cases you may need to trim the legs as seen here in my Mu truggy:



Then if you lucky you get one that fits perfect, meet Tom:




I also used a wrestling character in my 110:


He can be seen more clearly in this video when i film his arm turning the wheel:


I hope this helps?
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:10 AM
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To big?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/172-WWE-Supers...item2c5765dd27

Clothed:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ric-Flair-00-/...item255d64662a

Just search through action firgures until you find one you like that fits.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:24 AM
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ures&x=14&y=22


4,703 listed, one of them should fit.
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http://www.necaonline.com/product/listbysubtype/2

Most of their figures are 7 inches. That's a 6 foot tall person in 1:10 scale.
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It would be so much easier if we were all building at 1:6 scale. The accessory list and character possibilities would grow exponentially. I haven't seen any commercially available 1:6 chassis, and there would be additional limits on wheel availability. The niche could really take off if the 1:6 action figure aficionados were convinced to start modeling vehicles too.
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Yeah most people use regular action figures, just find one that looks about the right size.

Might be an idea to put some though into it though otherwise your rig could be wheeling with Harry Potter in the drivers seat...

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It would be so much easier if we were all building at 1:6 scale. The accessory list and character possibilities would grow exponentially. I haven't seen any commercially available 1:6 chassis, and there would be additional limits on wheel availability. The niche could really take off if the 1:6 action figure aficionados were convinced to start modeling vehicles too.
There are quite a few decent 1/6 Jeep builds and other vehicles on this site already. Heck Redevildemo built a 1/6 scale garage for his 1/6 scale rc jeep!
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well schumacher did make the "BIG 6", with a Lotus Elise body, I cant think of many other commercially available 1:6th chassis though most larger scale vehicles are 1:5th or quarter scale...

That said the BIG 6 was a commercial flop, very poor sales worldwide and it was more of a touring car effort but only RWD...

Still When we started here the common factor was a big 1:6th body + interior + a monster truck with a slight stretch in the chassis and narrower wheels/tyres making it one of the easier really scale looking projects. plus as Wirefree points out it'll take 12" action figures and be 'to scale'

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To be honest, I think the 1/6 scale is much easier to get a true "scale" build in.
Yes a 2.2 is really a 13" wheel in full size and a 5.5" tire is only a 31.5 in 1:1, but for the other stuff the possibilities are endless.

Make your own chassis and your on your way.

Thanks Rocked out for the mention
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I'm planning a couple of custom builds at the moment, one which I've already posted about using a Jammin SCRT-10 as a base chassis (it will be lengthened) and another for which I'll need to make my own chassis. In both cases the final scale is primarily being driven by wheel/tire availability and sizes.

In more detail, the scale for the first is also somewhat dependent on the width of the stock drivetrain as I don't know whether or not I'll be able to adjust that. On the second it's also limited by the width of the donor Tonka body I want to use - I do plan on extending that too, but to keep it somewhat realistic I can't alter width. I'll already have to scratch my head and likely seek some feedback in trying to figure out what axles to use and how to get them to the width I'll need.

Another source for smaller figures for smaller scales is classic Mego (and Mego-style) figures, including re-releases. Mr. Spock would like perfect driving around that Bruiser. Dr. McCoy was made to drive an Emergency-style Landy. If you put a motorcycle on the back of a pickup you can have some nondescript character driving while the Fonz hitches a ride to get his bike fixed. Hmmm, the Star Trek figures specifically might actually be 8" which would be an odd size for many rides (8.7 to 9.15 scale, depending on how tall you think the character should be)
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For 1:10 a 6.5 to 7 inch figure is best.
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For 1:10 a 6.5 to 7 inch figure is best.
I get the wrestling figures as seen in the eBay link i gave, i like how they move and also how realistic there faces are. They are 7" tall and work great.
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http://www.necaonline.com/product/listbysubtype/2

Most of their figures are 7 inches. That's a 6 foot tall person in 1:10 scale.

He'd be 5 foot 8 1/4 inches tall to be exact but still close enough.
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He'd be 5 foot 8 1/4 inches tall to be exact but still close enough.
Lucky for us then, people in real life come in that size too
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