More figures for the CFR.

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John Le Forestier

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I haven't seen those figures here in Canada. I would be interested to learn what prices they charge for them.
I'm sorry your experience was so disappointing.

I can tell you that my own figure-making effort is ongoing, do don't despair. The process is far more difficult than it at first seemed so over the past few months there has been a great deal for me to learn. I certainly have had my share of failures.

I have also had some fine successes which I can at last announce here now, as promised. I wouldn't dream of offering one of my figures before it is fully ready to represent my best effort.

Here are a couple to start with. All are 1/24 scale, about 3" or 75mm high.

These brakemen are available in plain or plaid shirts in red, amber, or green, allowing them to serve as real signals to operators. They fit the ladders on both Bachmann cattle and box cars. The example shown here is expensive because of the plaid paint, which is quite hard to find ;-). A plain shirt is half the price. They will be declared as handicrafts of no commercial value, hopefully free of tax.

All prices are postpaid.

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My second figure is the retired sea captain.
Other figures are in the works; I shall announce them when they're ready to offer.
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Your interest and encouragement is very much appreciated, as is your patience. Cheers! - John
 
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I haven't seen those figures here in Canada. I would be interested to learn what prices they charge for them.
I'm sorry your experience was so disappointing.

I can tell you that my own figure-making effort is ongoing, do don't despair. The process is far more difficult than it at first seemed so over the past few months there has been a great deal for me to learn. I certainly have had my share of failures.

I have also had some fine successes which I can at last announce here now, as promised. I wouldn't dream of offering one of my figures before it is fully ready to represent my best effort.

Here are a couple to start with. All are 1/24 scale, about 3" or 75mm high.

These brakemen are available in plain or plaid shirts in red, amber, or green, allowing them to serve as real signals to operators. They fit the ladders on both Bachmann cattle and box cars. The example shown here is expensive because of the plaid paint, which is quite hard to find ;-). A plain shirt is half the price. They will be declared as handicrafts of no commercial value, hopefully free of tax.

All prices are postpaid.

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My second figure is the retired sea captain.
Other figures are in the works; I shall announce them when they're ready to offer.
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Your interest and encouragement is very much appreciated, as is your patience. Cheers! - John
John, the figures retail at £6 here in the UK.
Your figures look very nice indeed. I especially love the Retired Sea Captain. Sadly 1/24 scale is a little small for me, I model in 1/20 and 1/19 scale.
Good luck with your enterprise.
 
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John, the figures retail at £6 here in the UK.
Your figures look very nice indeed. I especially love the Retired Sea Captain. Sadly 1/24 scale is a little small for me, I model in 1/20 and 1/19 scale.
Good luck with your enterprise.
If you put them towards the back of your line, it wouldn't be too noticeable.
 
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Time to make a start:-
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Primer applied.
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Basic flesh tone applied.
 
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After allowing all the paints to dry:-
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More facial painting.
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Hats and boots painting.
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Figures coming along.
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More detail applied.
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A little more detail.
Time for a cuppa char. The paints need to dry overnight before I start on the tones and shading.
 
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I dont usually knock products, but although you've done a superb job, Paul, which must have been hard work, I still wouldn't buy them, especially as there are other better moulded figures on the market for less cash.
 
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I dont usually knock products, but although you've done a superb job, Paul, which must have been hard work, I still wouldn't buy them, especially as there are other better moulded figures on the market for less cash.
I totally agree with you Paul. To say I was disappointed when I opened the package would be an understatement. I certainly won’t be buying any more of them.