What other Pulp figures are wanted?

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What other Pulp figures are wanted?

Post by RabidFox » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:59 am

I am wondering what other Pulp figures other members of the forums here would be interested in Graham doing?
I would be interested in another full size set like Pulp I.

I would love Graham to do these figures:
Zeppelin Captain
Zeppelin Steward
Zeppelin Rigger
Mechanic (male,female)
Children, well dressed (male,female)
Inventor (similar to the original scientist but without the lab coat)
Scruffy Female Pilot
Ruffian (male,female) - no ballistic weapons
InterWar Era American-style Officer
InterWar Era American-style Sergeant
InterWar Era American-style Soldier (x2)
Maid
Gardener
Nurse
Cook
Plumber
Service Station Attendant
Mason
Barber
Grocer
Restaurant Maître d’/Butler
Traffic Policeman
Person in Winter Gear (Adult& Child)(male,female)
{not sure about these last four}

Additionally, these are what I would like him to do as far as more vehicles:
Ford-style Panel Delivery Truck
Ford-style Stake Bed Truck
Ford-style Flat Bed Truck
Curtiss JN-4D "Jenny" aeroplane

The Sopwith he did in Pulp II is great as a small fighter after the War, but the Jenny was used in so many ways including as a barnstormer and a mail carrier that it would be a wonderful aircraft to have available.

What does anyone else want?

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Post by bottg » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:08 am

The vast majority of these are doable, although one notable exception at the moment would be the Jenny aeroplane. The main problem is that the cheapest 3d model of a jenny is $40. That would probably push the cost of models for the set to well over $100, which is a lot.

I will have a look round, and new models of all sorts are appearing constantly, so something may be possible for that, but any more suggestions welcome.

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Post by RabidFox » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:16 am

How big of a Jenny model do you need Graham?
Have you checked any of the toy emporiums in the UK?
We have Toys 'r' Us in the States
At that store you can get a Hot Wings brand Jenny at 1/160 or N-scale for like $6US.
Granted it is diecast, but is that a direction you can go?
Or do you really need a kit at 1/48 or 1/32?

Are there any museums that spotlight WWI aircraft in the UK?
The Canadians made Jennys under license from Curtiss Aircraft in the States during the war.
Anyway, the gift shoppe at a museum may have a deal.

Jennys were just very common over here between the wars.
The government had ~6,000 made during the war and then sold most of them as surplus after the war at pennies on the dollar.
Granted, Curtiss Aircraft bought a good number back at 13 cents on the dollar and them re-sold them at $4,000US.
Good way to get paid twice for an aircraft.

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Post by MadKalnod » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:56 am

RabidFox wrote:How big of a Jenny model do you need Graham?
Have you checked any of the toy emporiums in the UK?
We have Toys 'r' Us in the States
At that store you can get a Hot Wings brand Jenny at 1/160 or N-scale for like $6US.
Granted it is diecast, but is that a direction you can go?
Or do you really need a kit at 1/48 or 1/32?
I think he means a 3-d model as in the digital kind, an assembly of polygons to put into his computer rendering programme.
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Post by RabidFox » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:51 am

I was going small MalKalnod, but it flew over evidently.
Oh well, life can be that way at times, yes?
Plus, some folks do have the tech to do scans themselves without polygon construction or reconstruction.

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Post by bottg » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:28 pm

sorry, my fault! I have been immersed in this too long now, and a "model" in my brain is a piece of software!

I have done some basic model creation, but to be honest, the time i would spend modelling, mapping and creating textures, is not really worth while considering my lack of experience. Which is why i am somewhat dependent on others to create models for me!

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Post by RabidFox » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:46 am

So, as I understand it, correct me if I am wrong Graham, there is little-to-no chance for a "Jenny" in the next Pulp set?
That would be a shame not to be able to do a "Jenny".
The "Jenny" by Curtiss was the most common aircraft both in Canada and the States; it was used in many ways including mail service, barnstorming, pilot training, air circuses and so on.

Could the aircraft in Pulp III be possibly a GeeBee then?
A real brute hog to fly, but also considered a Pulp aircraft.
Jimmy Doolittle and Jackie Cochran were two of the very few great aviators that flew GeeBees that did not get killed by one.
Way too little control service with way too large of an engine!

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Post by bottg » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:31 am

Ah, now don't get too worried yet! I have not yet decided whether to get one of the commercial models i have found, but it will be a couple of months yet, with other commitments, and so by the time i get around to doing it, a more economical alternative may have presented itself.
Even if nothing new is available, i may well decide to get one of the commercial ones.

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