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dick garrison02 Apr 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

Hi chaps, does anyone out there know of a figure suitable to represent BBC1's afternoon sleuth "Father Brown"? Preferably in his Mark Williams incarnation.


I'd also like "Mrs McCarthy" and "Bunty" figures too, but I think I should be able to find them fairly easily.

I am open to a bit of conversion work if necessary.

Thanks in advance, cheers Roger.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 10:48 a.m. PST

I don't have an answer, but I'd love to know what game you're going to use him in!

HMS Exeter02 Apr 2021 11:35 a.m. PST


Its a start.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 12:40 p.m. PST

maybe link

Upper left hand picture.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 12:54 p.m. PST

My wife and I watch "Father Brown" and I don't think either of the recommendations will work without a lot of modification, especially to add the cassock he normally wears.


dick garrison02 Apr 2021 1:14 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions guys, Deucy,I don't really have a game in mind at the moment to be honest, I just really fancy painting the figures (sorry).

ColCampbell, as I said I'm not adverse to some conversion work (in fact I quite enjoy it), but I'm sure I've seen something closer (facially)somewhere before. My wife and I have both become big fans over the last couple of lockdowns too (as we are usually at work when it's on!), Might end up looking for a Shakespeare and Hathaway next!(lol).

Cheers Roger.

Callsign 2102 Apr 2021 1:29 p.m. PST

Perhaps the Warlord Games Dad's Army range might suit? The sey with the vicar and verger, who has a cassock on.

dick garrison02 Apr 2021 1:44 p.m. PST

Thanks Callsign, its a possibility, but I don't really want to have to spend £40.00 GBP on the box set for one figure, couldn't see then for sale individually.

There is a "Harry Palmer" figure in one of Artizans "Kiss kiss bang bang" range that looks favourite at the moment.

They also have a figure perfect for Inspector Mallory (would just have to add the moustache) now I didn't want him but now I know I can….

Cheers Roger.

John Armatys02 Apr 2021 1:56 p.m. PST

Possibly one of the Redoubt Jesuits could be adapted link

Less likely are link

The Jesuit Missionary figure from Sash and Saber Castings looks promising link FWF501 (but they are in the US so a small order could be very expensive).

You might also check this thread TMP link

Demosthenes Of Athens02 Apr 2021 6:01 p.m. PST

You might find suitable figures from hobby railway trackside figures. Here are a couple of Preiser figures (in this case sold by HobbyLinc)





Trackside figures would be a good source for Mrs McCarthy and Bunty.

However as HO scale these are smaller than what you want.

P.S. I also enjoy Shakespeare and Hathaway for lightweight entertainment.

dick garrison03 Apr 2021 2:24 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, so good recommendations there, I have to have a think and perhaps keep looking.

Demosthenes, that second trackside fig would be perfect if he was 28mm, I've got a couple of ideas as far as Bunty and Mrs "M" go, if this ever gets anywhere I'll post my result up on TMP.

Shakespeare and Hathaway is OK but it's not a patch on Father B, but better than that Mallorca Files thing that was on a few weeks back, IMHO, Cheers Roger.

parrskool Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 2:48 a.m. PST

The one hour Poirots, and the Geraldine McEwan Miss Marple's are good.

BillyNM03 Apr 2021 3:11 a.m. PST

There's also the Wargames Foundry WW2 civilians – clearly inspired by Dad's Army. The Verger might do with a new hat and a filed down face (he's s a bit too jowly) – see link…


The lady with handbag (Mrs Fox I think would perhaps do as a Mrs McCarthy) and there's also a bicycle! The lady with the bicycle might be converted to Bunty but that looks much harder.

D6Craig03 Apr 2021 10:44 p.m. PST

Pegasus California Mission Padres? They are 1/48th, but may be a good starting point.

Demosthenes Of Athens03 Apr 2021 11:24 p.m. PST

This is 1/35 scale so this time bigger than what you want, but the priest looks right.


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2021 9:52 p.m. PST

when it is my night to cook dinner, I always put on Father Brown when I am cooking the bacon.

Obviously I usually cook breakfast dinner, to ensure I get my weekly bacon allotment.

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