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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: February 19, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 07:36 PM UTC
Hi everyone.........

Right down to business. My friend last night gave me an idea to accompany a Panther G model. Some kids climbing over the tank while the sentry blatently ignoring them........

After a search on the net I couldn't find a single kit with children in.......

And the only ideas I could think of would be to build them from adult kits. the only problem would be scaleing down the heads...

Or using 1/42 stuff, if it's out there........

Would this be accurate or does anyone now a good kit?

Thanks in advance.....


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England - North, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 08:44 PM UTC
Hi Longshanks, Preiser do a set of WW2 civilian refugees. The set includes a couple of kids pushing a cart, maybe they could be altered to show them scrambling around on the tank. Here's a link, if you click on the thumbnail it gives a bigger pic.
Preiser figures
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Vaasa, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 10:32 PM UTC
Using smaller scale figures wouldn´t work IMO. The problem is that an adult body has not got the same proportions as a child´s body. The head is bigger for the child and I think that arms and legs are not the same proportions either.
I took an art history class some time ago and the teacher told us about the same problem in painting a few hundred years back. They basically painted the children (specifically baby Jesus) as a smaller adult and it just doesn´t look quite right.
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 11:40 PM UTC
Maybe you can convert something from these sets:




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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2004 - 01:09 AM UTC
I'll second what brandydoguk suggested about the Preiser figures...they're high quality and a pretty good choice for children. They're a tad pricey, though, but I think they're worth the buy.