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Swabbies & Mechanics?

February 29 2008 at 7:14 AM
UmTutSut (Sure, why not?)  (Login umtutsut)
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No, not the title of a new magazine! I'm a N00B to the world of 1/32 scale aircraft. I'm in the process of getting a few of the "Golden Age" USN and USAAC types, up through the P-39 and P-40.

I've already ordered a couple resin pilot figures and I can work into representations of this period. But does anyone know of any figures in 1/32 or 1/35 that I could work into USN or USAAC ground crew types? All they really need to have is a shirt and trousers, or a coverall. I can do the rest (hats, tools, etc.)

Also, any good leads on available 1/32 pilot figures beyond the Ultracast guys? I know Valiant Miniatures made at least a good-looking Navy pilot, but they seem to be outta stock everywhere.

Mucho thanx for any help!

(Also posted in Plane Talking)

Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)

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david nickels
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A few

February 29 2008, 7:48 AM 

I don't know if they are still available but Verlinden used to offer three or four generic mecanic figures. There was a standing one, a kneeling guy, one bending over... they even came with some different heads. IIRC they were in coveralls or just a shirt and pants, and had bare heads or basic caps.

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