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More than a few days have past, but it took me some more time to modify and finish my last figures.
At the NSCC swapmeet in Milton Keynes, I gathered 4 the same blond girls for just 1 Pound.
(I was told, she was a personage in a tv series from years ago.)
Back home, I modified the girls.
They got winter clothes and shorter legs and their arms in different positions.
Two of them got a hair cut. Now they differ each other more.
For the Tarn model Foundry fisherman it is now perhaps not so easy to concentrate himself.


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The Tarn Model Foundry fisherman distracted by the 4 blond girls.


A blond girl in Swedish colours dressed. The clothes are made from painted masking tape.


Talking with the Tarn Model Foundry police man, while Stig Blomqvist passes the crowd.
 

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QUOTE The clothes are made from painted masking tape.
You are joking... aren't you?
How on Earth is that done??? You've got to show me that, rallyhub!!!

Excellent scenery mate, just fantastic! Love the pebbles and the fisherman's feet, are they some sort of grain (food), or is that a bought scenery item?
 

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Nice one Rally Hub - Agnetha and Frieda ??

I used "Micropore" tape to clothe some Carrera ladies. This is a tape that is used to hold antiseptic gauze over cuts or graze. It is a fibre texture so can wrap around the curves and takes paint easily.

 

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Hi col_de_turini

Nice girls, from which brand are they?

Hi knoath,

I am not joking. You only have to cut a piece of masking tape in the right size, and wrap it around the body.
So you have a coat. Paint it and you have finished a new figure on your track.
I did the same, transfering Scalextric figures in African inhabitants, on the Dakar Tack:


The touaregs and the wife on the left, all wear clothes made from masking tape.
The photograph is only painted.

The grey grid is a building material. It is used as top layer on flat roofing. to protect it from the sun.
It is very cheep. I bought a 5 kg pocket, which is enough for many, many tracks.

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Nice work rallyhub: you've managed to make your fantastic looking track even more appealing. Not only is the fisherman distacted but I think Stig might just have to take his eyes off of the road for a moment!
 

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Hi Everybody,

Last weekend, I visited the swapmeet in Milton Keynes again.
Tarn Model Foundry had some beautiful new resin figures.
The photographer, starter and official are now busy on the Scalextric track.

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The official is transformed in a spectator, with an umbrella in his left hand, made from a tooth pick,
instead of the Formula 1 rear spoiler piece included in the set.
 

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Hi everybody,

On the next picture, you can see the new resin Tarn Model Foundry figures used on the trackside as spectators.
The detailing is great and the track comes really alive with these beautiful detailed figures.
The figure on the right is an old one, which I showed already here on SlotForum.

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The action attitude of the photographer is superb done by Tarn Model Foundry.
 

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Hi everybody,

Here is another picture of the new resin Tarn Model Foundry figures, now with a modern WRC car.
An extension of the figure assortment will follow soon.

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The Tarn Model Foundry figures at the start of a special stage.
 

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Hi Rallyhub

I'm about to embark on painting some figures. I really like the denim effect that you have achieved for the jeans on your figures. How did you get that effect? Have you just dry-brushed in a paler colour? - You've achieved a nice texture and I was wondering if there was more to your method than this.

Cheers.
 

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£3 a figure is actually very reasonable and very comparable to the prices paid for the much smaller 1/43rd scale figures in railway modelling. There's a lot of work in a figure and if I do one in 1/32nd scale from scratch for a client he pays me around £90 for the master of, say. an Edwardian lady. A driver figure for slot racing would be around £70. I have to include research time in that, make an armature, coat with Milliput, bake, then start carving. Bits fall off inevitabley, so you repair, rebake, finish carve and prime. It ain't the easiest thing in the world and why should someone who can do what most can't work for peanuts?
THEN, it has to have its mould made from expensive silicon and then cast in equally expensive white metal or bloomin' expensive resin...packed and sent off.

YOU do it for less than three quid.
If you don't want to pay, that's fair enough, but don't call it ridiculous.
Production is a pain in the backside. been there, done that, and used the T-shirt to polish me brasswork!
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these girls are too "hot" for slotracing, either they've been paid to show up at the event, or they made a wrong turn on there way home. :)

they look magnificent.

Cheers
 

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Hi GoldTimbo,
The demin effect is made from white paint thinned in white spirit.

Clubspecial,
It is really a lot of work to make these figures.

Hi PSRRFH,
Thanks you like the girls. As you can see, concentrating on just fishing is also very difficult.

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QUOTE (rallyhub @ 25 Feb 2009, 16:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi PSRRFH,
Thanks you like the girls. As you can see, concentrating on just fishing is also very difficult.

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cars, girls, fish ??? well what should I look at ??
the girls off course :)
can't live with them can't live without them (Single parent speaking here)

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This has been a thread which promotes thought.

Initially, it was a case of '£3.00 per figure, no way'. This is still my view, however....

It really depends on ones priorities. Mine are working on cars, and in the future I will actually convert the attic, build a circuit and use the cars.

If I were at that stage where the attic had been done, the tables were up and the track laid, THEN I would be looking at this sort of figure. I don't suppose the serious racer usually has much time for scenery, so will inevitably shun such products, but then I am not a serious racer, more a slot enthusiast. The circuit must look realistic to a certain extent..

Nice figures, varied, and not much more than some of the other offerings.

Well done.

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Hi all...

Figures are actually £2.49 for 'kits' and £4.99 for the figures assembled and painted.

I've just spent Saturday at the British Military Soldier Society's (BMSS) show at Aldershot today, as a trader, and was able to walk round and compare prices. For top quality resin figure kits from Verlinden, the vast majority were on stands for £7.95ish. W. Britain's loose were anything from £3 to £6, boxed a lot more. In comparison to other 'Toy Soldier' quality figure ranges, the prices charged by Tarn Models is below average.

The original prices (Kits @ £2.99 and Painted £5.99 to £8.50) were first set in late 2007, when the original range first went on sale. I quickly dropped both figure price and postage costs in response to the negative feedback about the values, and simplified the price bands. The prices remained the same throughout 2008 and will be remain the same until the end of 2009... in stark contrast to other firms selling to you guys...

I'll be posting up some "finds" in the Tracks & Scenery forum tomorrow (Sunday) as I spotted some other potential suppliers - I spoke to the guys concerned, and they didn't know that slotcar racers had detailed home tracks. Only trackside bits, but might be useful.

Thanks to Hub for the review as well - nice figures!

Regards

Lawrence.
 

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QUOTE (taxi @ 18 Oct 2007, 21:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>As an aside, I've just been having a look through the Historex Agents website. They import and distribute a lot of white metal figures in various scales. Andreas Miniatures, who make high quality figures, list a beautiful 1/35 Roman Bireme (ship). Cast resin hull, photo etch and white metal detail parts, 43 figures - yours for only £1458.29
No, that's not a typo!! Linky

lol, look at the link now, your original price quoted was a bargain


£2.50 is nothing for a figure, keep up the good work Tarn.
 

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Hi everybody,

Here is a picture of some new Tarn Model Foundry figures on my Scalextric track.
Last month, I met Lawrence from Tarn Model Foundry on the swap meet in Milton Keynes.
He showed there his collection, and I bought some unpainted resine figures of his existing range,
but he had also some splendid new spectators and marshals, which I could not resist.
The father and his son (TMF 725) is an eye catcher.
Also the marshals (TMF 716) with their reflecting safety coats looking great on the track.
The fat man (TMF 709), with the phone in his hand wears now a first add bag on his belt.
Another new figure is the marshal (#2-712) who counts down the starting rally cars with his fingers.

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The Tarn Model Foundry figures at the start of a special stage.
On the right you can see the father and his son, watching the count down of Vic Elfords Cortina GT.
The marshals with their reflecting safety coats are on the far left and right.
Perhaps is the fat man with his first add bag ringing the marshals at the flying finish of the special stage.
 

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Here are 2 other pictures of the Tarn Model Foundry figures.

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The Scalextric Mini of Paddy Hopkirk on white rims at the start of a special stage.


The modified Scalextric Milk Escort watched by the Tarn Model Foundry spectators and marshals.
 

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Hi everybody,

Here are 2 new spectator groups from Tarn Model Foundry.
Every group contains 3 spectators.
The group, with the older man in the middle, is only 90% detailed.
The back is not detailed, and is much cheaper.
With some patient, you can easily detail the back with some filler, as I did.

New is the single man wearing the red jacket, in front on the 3rd picture.
He is also used in both groups.

The older man with the bleu jacket is also used as a father, holding his son in front of him.
But here, on my track, he holds a motor sport magazine in both hands.

These new Tarn Model Foundry figures are very realistic and bring live on the track.
Painting them was a pleasure, and I hope you also like the result.

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The not detailed back of one of the spectator groups.


Both spectator groups side by side. The older man holding the motor sport magazine in his hands.


The new single spectator is in the middle of the picture, wearing a red jacket.
Behind him, you can see the spectator group with the filled up back.


The new spectator(group)s watching the action. I also painted a photographer and a camera man.
 
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