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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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Bachmann (and Woodland Scenics) figures are excellent. I populated our station with them. A few points:

a - Before planting them give them a wash of dilute black. This will highlight facial features and creases.
b - For street scenes avoid figures in action poses.
c - To ensure the figures don't go walkies, drill a hole either in the leg or, ahem, the nether regions, and insert a fine wire. Fix to the layout with cyano.

Martin, those figures of yours are superb. I really must gird up my loins and get some done.

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