Model railfans or gricers

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by 60103, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I have a spot on my layout that cries out for a few railfans by the tracks (see the thread on spline roadbed).
    Can anyone suggest a set of commercial figures that would do? I found a fellow with a camera as a single unit, but I would like a few more. Might even have a campsite.
    LHS did have a set of ex-railfans in black and white stripes. ;)
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I find Preiser and Merten to be the best sources but still can't make every pose I'd like. What I do then is buy the unpainted multi packs, then carefully cut and reposition arms, legs and:eek: heads. I then apply a homemade putty to fill and smooth out the forms. The putty is simply the sprues that the figures came on dissolved in Testor's Liquid Styrene Cement 'til it is the consistancy of caulking. After 24 hours, you're ready to carve it to final shape and paint.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Thanks for the quick how-to with figures there!

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