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Does anyone know where one could possibly purchase 1/18 size people to go along with their dioramas? I have never seen any. :?

I have even thought about painting up one of my sons GI Joe figures to look like a mechanic. ;-)
 
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johny posted some pics way back if i remember correctly. xtreme, i have tried the gi joe thing. it works for motorcycles, but not hte cars. i cannot fit the legs under the steering wheel, or else it would work out fine.
 

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Thanks for the link, but thats not really what I am looking for. I was looking for more on the lines of someone (street clothes) laying down, like changing the oil or something or even possibly someone bending over and working on the engine compartment of the car.
 
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Thanks for the link, but thats not really what I am looking for. I was looking for more on the lines of someone (street clothes) laying down, like changing the oil or something or even possibly someone bending over and working on the engine compartment of the car.
Sorry, something like this i have seen only in 1:43 :cry:
 
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STIKFAS! Well maybe not what your looking for but they are fun to mess with and paint. Their feet detach so you can fit them in the models alright and they seem to look to scale.
 
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If you are still looking, the GMP Dale Earnhart and Wink with the ATV's are perfect size and posable. Unfortunately they are in hunting/fishing apparel. I just painted their close to look like jeans.
 
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You can make these with some skill of a sculptor and patience. Start with a wire frame (skeleton) Pose it, then cover it with sculpy (found at kraft stores) clay. Detail the sculpture to your desired level. Then bake the figure as instructed by sculpy. Once it cools, paint the figure as desired. It won't be posable at this point. The baking hardens the clay. It doesn't shrink during this process, which is nice.
 

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You can make these with some skill of a sculptor and patience. Start with a wire frame (skeleton) Pose it, then cover it with sculpy (found at kraft stores) clay. Detail the sculpture to your desired level. Then bake the figure as instructed by sculpy. Once it cools, paint the figure as desired. It won't be posable at this point. The baking hardens the clay. It doesn't shrink during this process, which is nice.
Thanks for that, Learnt something .. I did ;-)
 
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thanx monte carlo,
is that stuff safe to use in a oven that you put food in a lot or am i better off buying a cheap oven to bake the clay?
 
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This stuff is perfectly safe. I've been using my oven. It says on the instructions that its OK too. It bakes at a very low temp for like 15 minutes. I've only used the sculpy product (I, II, III). There are other "sculping clays" on the market, you would need to read the lable to know about them. I also use it for things other than figures, I use it for molds for use with cast resin, even tiny tools to go in my diorama. The limit is your imagination.
 
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I will be taking pics of my whole diorama when its finished. I plan on getting it done this weekend. (the wife will be gone sat.) I will try and post those pics on Sunday. It will entail stuff I bought from Chris at MCG. And stuff I have dreamed up myself. I built my own lift, and have made use of different stuff I have found in craft stores. Things that aren't made for this but are adaptable.
I had Mark make me a hitch for my Dodge truck, I made a tool box (the kind that goesjust behind the cab, across the bed (silver). A bumper guard and a set of those step-up rails instead of a running board.
I plan on using the diorama to photograph my whole collection 2 at a time. (two bays)
My diorama is like the ones Chris has on MCG, but his are 1/24th where mine is 1/18th of course.
 
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