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Hello again, haven't logged on for a while and as usual I'm after advice. I'm at the point now with my layout that I want to put some people on it. I've been looking at the modelscene people in my local shop and to be honest I don't like them. The Bachmann and Hornby people are better but the range isn't wide enough and I think they are expensive.
The Dapol, (ex Airfix?) people look good, but my painting skills are not great and I know I'll make a hash of trying to paint them.
Can anyone suggest a source of good quality painted people for OO guage. I'm modelling a preserved steam line so anything goes with regard to passengers but railway staff should not be too modern image.
Thanks for any help offered.
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QUOTE (David Todd @ 9 May 2012, 09:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Morning...Dredged up an old post.......

Found these yesterday,I don't need any yet, but others may do, comments please.....

25 figures for £3.00p + pp.

Good value but the colours are a bit too vivid and need toned down.

Also depends upon the era, I remember even in the very late 1950s many people still wore suits to go on holiday and the colours especially men were subdued, nearly all men wore white or blue shirts and kids wore pullovers knitted by their mums! Women's colours were mainly blues, greens, and primrose - red was restricted to skirts and pink was mainly for young girls. Polka dots were fashionable but I don't have the eyesight to paint those !
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