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Michel Lemieux
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I would like to find a couple who looks like to go at camping to put inside my BRK 1946 Mercury Sportsman woody with the BRK 1947 Wesley Slumbercoach Trailer. I think that would be special?


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Harv Goranson
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Here's their website: https://www.omen-miniatures.com/


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David Holcombe
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omen-miniatures.com

is the home site, fun to explore.  It's in England, and the mailing cost for just one or two figures really drives up the price.  I sometimes find an Omen figure on eBay, but they are not common.  Omen figures are in different sizes, and I commonly used 1/43 but also 1/48.  1:1 people just don't all come in the same size either!  

My favorite figures are by Arttista, in the United States. Sometimes I find them marked as 1/43 but more commonly as O scale;  I use both.  These figures are more often found on train sites, where figures by other makers are also found.

Most of my figures are more simple, being plastic from China, unpainted.  I make simple changes by cutting, heating and bending, etc., and then I paint them as I wish. Here's a quick snapshot of the top of a case near my photography desk and a couple of my favorites.

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 I like to put figures alongside by models, and I often put them inside as well.  Many fine character figures are made by French firms and craftsmen, but the high mailing costs usually dissuade me from that source. I enjoy putting figures with my models, including those on display here in my study.  

Enjoy!   David H Laugh  

 


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Chris Sweetman
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1:48th scale is American 'O' Gauge or one could say Imperial 'O' Gauge

1:43rd is UK 'O' Gauge - a hybrid mixture of both metric and Imperial measurements 7mm = 1' 

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Jim Flynn
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The only time the difference in size between 1/43 and 1/48 figures is when you place the 2 scales together. When separate, the eye does not usually notice the size, when next to a vehicle or in a doorway, etc...

These pics show 1/43 figures on a O scale (1/48) layout. Buildings are slightly compressed overall, but built to scale.

1 48 w 1 43 A
1 48 w 1 43 C
1 48 w 1 43 B

 

 

Jim Flynn
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Jim Flynn
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And these pics show 1/48 figures on the same layout...

1 48 w 1 48 A
1 48 w 1 48 C
1 48 w 1 48 B

 

Jim Flynn
Salisbury NC


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Rich Sufficool
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Beautiful layout. Reminds me of Bob Santos' work.


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Jim Flynn
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The layout was built by Troels Kirk, a Swedish (though born in Denmark) artist. It's a narrow gauge line, based on the real Maine 2 foot railways. It's set in a fictional village/area where he imagines 'Hawkeye' Pierce, of Mash fame, grew up. Structures are almost all scratch built using paper and card.

 

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Harv Goranson
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The early American cars by Dinky and Corgi were smaller than 1:43, close to 1:48. This is why 1950s hobby shops catering to the O-gauge railway enthusiasts usually carried Dinky.


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Michel Lemieux
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Thanks everyone. I am not a pro of figurines so David or someone else, I think maybe i found something on the Arttista accesories website but i am not sure about the size and the height of the figurines. I am wonder if the couple of lovers # 1328 completely at the left of the picture will fit to put them inside my BRK 1946 Mercury Sportsman woody?   I don't want that their faces arrive above the window glass 😉 and at 25 usd just for these little figure, i want to be sure. Your thoughts?

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David Holcombe
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Michel, I looked into my display area, trying to remember in what car I had placed that same couple.  Found it!  Here are some quick snaps.

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That's BRK 69 they're in, and they have been there quite a while.   The little Metro is just to show you how a cheap plastic figure can also fit.  Just this morning I've been getting a couple of little plastic figures ready to go into the front seats of a model I'm building.  And yes, you are looking at some darned expensive figures there.   Hope this helps.    David


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David Holcombe
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I also found some more camping figures mixed in with my Jeep shelf.  I have no idea of who made them, but here they are.

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And here's my background, a shot from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a few miles from my home.

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Have fun!


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Michel Lemieux
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@d-m-holcombe

That's help me a lot David. Your pictures inspires me. I am waiting after the 1947 Wesley Slumbercoach trailer to make the matching set and with this couple put inside even if i find it a bit pricey, i think i will like it. I only have two Omen figurines (Bing Crosby with his cady) those that comes with the SFBBC 1948 Buick Roadmaster station wagon Yellow. I really like the 1946 Mercury. I have been fortunate recently and find one at a local dealer at a very good price and the model is detailed as the one that you have. Thanks a lot.


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Chris Sweetman
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Drive way in Spring

Driveway in Spring

This 1:43rd scale diorama features a Dinky Toys, France 1415 Peugeot 504, an Omen Miniatures Mechanic figure, a model tree designed by me and the diorama garage made by Richard Brady.

Rivals

Same garage as photo above now with a Solido Simca 1100 also 1:43rd scale and a contemporary to the Dinky Toys, France Peugeot 504.

It is not often that toy/model cars are the main feature in a diorama as they tend to be accessories to a model train layout.

Robin Hood County
Nottinghamshire England UK


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Chris Sweetman
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Overview of 1:43rd scale 'Three bay garage' diorama. Buildings and base built by Richard Brady. Richard is a specialist at building 'O' gauge railway landscapes and my brother in law. 

5 man Wol

Omen Miniatures mechanic as in above post besides a Lansdowne LDM 70 Wolseley 1500 that has been refinished by John Roberts. 

6 boy Cam

Preiser boy with ball figure 1:43rd scale with a Vanguard Austin Cambridge which was the first of the then new Chinese built Vanguard models released in 2000.

7 Omen cat

Omen Miniatures also do a series of 1:43rd scale cats.

Robin Hood County
Nottinghamshire England UK


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