The bulk of the figure's are Preiser, there's about 10 sets of the paint yourself kits, 15 figure's for around £20, the pre-painted figure's from Preiser are a fair bit more expensive, not much less, for sets of only 3 or 4. I also have figure's from Marx, Airfix, MRRC, Scalextric and maybe some others, probably in the region of 300 figures in the Grandstand alone. Regards Jason
Thanks for the kind comment's, here's a few more picture's of the crowd. The Grandstands are made by Carrera, the pit buildings beneath by Bauer, the Pit Walls are a mix of Fly and Slot Track Scenics, the STS ones have the catch fence and loudspeakers. Kindest Regards Jason
They did take age's to paint, but spread over a couple of years, you certainly have to be in the mood for it, I hav'nt painted any for months and probably have somewhere in the region of 100 figure's waiting painting. Kind Regards Jason
Apart from Jesus, you may also find Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Manson, Burt Lancaster, Oliver Hardy, Steve Buscemi, Beyonce, James Stewart, Old Man Steptoe and Al Capone, and possibly many others hidden in the crowd. Happy Hunting Jason
Terrific collection of figures. Great mixture too. I notice a few of the Marx circus and gangster figures have made their way into the stands. And they don't stand out as being wrong or anything. Just adds to the collection of characters.
Only suggestion would be a matte spray over them. The shine is letting them down where the light falls on them.
Hi Ember, Hi Guy's,
With reference to the shineyness, I did paint with matte acrylic paints but then to make the finish more durable, I dipped them in Johnsons Klear, hence the high level of shineyness. Would you use a spray can of matte varnish or apply with a brush so as to perhaps leave some bits still shiney, such as skin , leather jackets, shoes, etc?
Here's a picture of my circuit taken a while ago before the inclusion of the new pit lane, progress is very slow, I hope to finish it sometime in the next couple of decades. Kind Regards Jason
Hello, Jason. What are those green squares made from ? I am currently looking for ideas for coverings for my new portable boards, and those look promising, assuming they are readily available, reasonably priced, durable, and don't shed like a mangy housecat. My current plan is to raid the local carpet stores for some sort of green office carpet amongst their roll ends, but I'm willing to consider alternatives. Cheers.
The green squares are carpet tiles, they could not have been cheaper, I salvaged them from a Skip in work, still in thier packets. I've priced them on ebay a while ago and I found similar for about £40 for 20. Hope thats of some help. Kind Regards Jason
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