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Bits and Pieces

Firstly I finally got around to painting some of my 1/76 scale OO figures, purely because someone wanted to pay me for doing it!

Set OO1

Set OO7

The main problem in painting figures of this small size is keeping hold of them, but once I got used to getting paint on my fingers it worked out quite well and I was pleased with the results.

As mentioned here previously I have been putting a lot of effort into designing figures in 3D and all the work is just starting to produce results.

My first prints looked great but there were a few things I needed to alter, mainly due to the fact that the perspective in drawing programs is not the same as human eyes. When drawing vehicles, locomotives or buildings this isn't really a problem but with figures it can cause trouble.

On the left is an image of two 7mm/ft figures designed to fit exactly into a 3D drawing of a particular locomotive cab. The figure on the left is leaning against the cab side so part of his back fits exactly. The hands exactly fit onto the cab controls.

On the right is an alternative female figure to go with the 7mm pram that I already have in my 1/43 scale range.

I'll be adding buttons, more clothing creases and other details to all these figures once I get the 3D prints back.

This is all early days but I am happy with the results so far.

Over the past year or so I have started working to commission for Crann Tara Miniatures.

The man in charge, Graham Cummings, sent me a few photos of his new sets of 28mm 1/56 scale figures now available, details on the website and facebook. Please go and take a look. The painting is extremely good, and it is always great to see some of your sculpts in their completed state. It has been a delight to work for Graham, he always provides comprehensive research which makes my job easy!

Tradition of London have just produced a magazine with a huge list of my father 54mm figures which were mostly produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

They are all photos of painted examples which have appeared in various publications but, to my knowledge, never collected together before.

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