try to modify your own bought figures.
Dear John your thread/work on your Model Expo Diarama's is INCREADIABLE and Beautiful work. Ive caught the posts you made detailing how you cut, paste and putty available scale figures to make new ones.
SOunds Easy isn't ? It can work. I think of it similar to mixing colors and PreMixed paints. You can do it but it's easier and you get a greater varitey more detail if you can buy them. I've BEGGED Milorg to step up to the plate and RTV MOLD some of his georgeous innovative and imaginiative figures. BUt like many of an artist he is too pre-occupied with creating his works of art to stop and mold and market them.
Seated figures are eextrememly rare. THE only one I know of in this scale is ANdrea Minatures Seated Richtofen Figure both with goggles on or off. AN INCREDABLE detailed figure cast in White Metal. Only it is not offered seperately it is only offered as part of their (originally) Priced DrI resin multi media Kit. It really is a great scaled fit to ANY of these new kits available in this scale. Only being propertary it can't be copied and sold.
I still have hopes as Ross must that some one of these talented sculptors will still step up to the platre and give us some AM resin Seated Pilots for ALL of these new 32nd scale kits. I have NO DOubt in my Military Mind these are just the creast of a wave of new releases in this scale in the years to follow.
I wince at the suggestion of 1/35 scale figures. Yes I have seen them used only you can justifiy calling them 54mm if you imagine them as 32nd Midgets. Ok thats ecagerating but they often "look" off in a 32nd scale subject.
I had the idea as well early before the Kids when I wasn't suffering form CFS and actully made a 1/2 doz kits before I was shut down I "swapped" a spare/extra 32nd scale pilot and modified him to fit the cockpit of a Hobbycraft Nieuport. I thought a flying helmet is a Flying helemt, Who'll know ? So I Hot knifed off the parachute pack off the bottom of a Seated Revell P40-E Pilot. I got him in and I htink adds a different dimension to these kits when there is a pilot in the cockpit. They "look right" hanging when they have a pilot and can be motorized with a pilot in the seat. But looking at it now I hate it cause TO me it "looks" Like a wiredly molded Revell simpleton of a Pilot (Compared to the fine detailed resin figures on the market now)
BUT it CAN be done - it's true. ? I only hope though that seated WWI pilots will be sculputed, molded and poured. I would be the First to Offer to help retail them and/or order them for sale at WWI COLOR (www.misterkitusa.com