Where do I pick up passengers?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    G'day all, :)

    I'm looking for some passengers to populate my railcars and passenger coaches.

    I know you can get seated LPBs, but they look like corpses sitting there propped up staring straight ahead when you put them in the passenger seats. :eek:

    Anyone know of where I can get good passenger LPBs that are doing things like :wave: or :sleeping: or looking out the window, :cool: and stuff?
  2. Zman

    Zman Member

    Get some "active" little people - like the ones you find doing things outside: playing in a park or working, etc. Then chop them up to make them fit into the seats. After all, they don't need their legs. :D
  3. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You might have to do a little disecting and reassembly to get them to do what you want. There was an article on that in MR a few mo ago, but it was for either G or O scale. Some mofeling clay could help redo arms etc. on HO and N scale.
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I've found that very few of my LPBs reach the layout unscathed---I cut and mingle the little boogers limbs and whatnot to whatever configuration I need. Seated figures need their booties carved and shaped a bit to sit more naturally. Don't be afraid to lop off and relocate limbs. Fill in gaps and make new shapes by dissolving sprues in liquid styrene cement 'til it is a thick goop. Apply where needed, allow to harden then carve it to shape. Best done to the Edgar Winters Group's tune "Frankenstein" ;) After three or four figures you''ll never look at a sprue of LPBs quite same way again. :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Cadillac_SD9

    Cadillac_SD9 Member

    what about model power? they may not look the best but they're not expensive like prieser and woodland scenics. it is your choice.

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