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DyeHard08 Nov 2021 9:42 a.m. PST

I came across a model of the Byrd Antarctic Snow Cruiser:
Real:

picture

This strongly suggests a snowbound adventure.

Paper model:

picture

from here:
link

The model is 1/100, which could be changed, and I know that figures in parkas are available in 28mm, but I prefer 15mm.
But I do not know of any figures.

So I am looking for cold weather gear figures in 15mm, ideally in the Plup Era ~1930s gear, Thompson's, 45Cals, that type of arms, or good conversions, say from sailors, or other figures without helmets. I figure adding a parka might not be too difficult with a good figure to start with.

vicmagpa108 Nov 2021 10:31 a.m. PST

interesting design. can see the wheels are too close together for traction. nice build.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2021 11:20 a.m. PST

Khurasan makes 15mm parka clad figures for Ice Station Z… zebra? And for The Thing

Griefbringer08 Nov 2021 1:01 p.m. PST

That's an incredibly futuristic looking vehicle for the 1930's. Also honking huge. I would have serious doubts about mobility under arctic conditions with just four wheels.

As for figures, would folks with greatcoats and fur hats work? You could check out various WWII ranges, such as Winter War Finns or eastern frot Germans/Soviets in winter gear. As for conversions, would it be too difficult to do head swaps between figures with helmets and without?

Have you got plans for the Antarctic opposition for the brave explorers? Secret Nazi bases, mutant penguins and elder things from Lovecraft spring immediately to mind.

DyeHard08 Nov 2021 3:27 p.m. PST

The real story is not so good:
link
It in fact failed to move across the snow.
This despite having eight low ground pressure wheels:

link

But as an example of unbridled hubris, it is hard to resist.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 10:46 a.m. PST

Good call on greatcoats and winter hats.

deflatermouse06 Jan 2022 4:49 p.m. PST

Mick Yarrow Miniatures. They have dog sleds, Inuit's with firearms, kayaks. link

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