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Offline fastolfrus

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« on: June 17, 2007, 09:43:21 PM »
Does anyone consider Tintin to be a suitable candidate for a Pulp character ?
I think I've seen Plynkes refer to Captain Haddock before.

Anyway, if so I've seen a variety of diecast vehicles including a rather splendid Model T Ford driven by Tintin and loaded with exploring gear:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rare-TINTIN-en-voiture-model-car-Tintin-on-Congo-MIB_W0QQitemZ140129930874QQihZ004QQcategoryZ73252QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

There are several others in the range, including a Jeep with Captain Haddock & Professor Calculus, and a police car with Tintin riding on the running board
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Offline Mancha

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007, 10:12:18 PM »
That is pretty nice.  Is it in the apropriate scale?  I wonder if this site is up to date?

http://www.thetintinshop.uk.com/acatalog/The_Tintin_Shop_Atlas___Cars_16.html

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on this one:


Offline Westfalia Chris

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 07:16:03 AM »
I´ve seen them "in the flesh", since my local model railroad store has a selection of those. They are a bit on the large side, being 1:43rd scale, but could actually work with larger figures.

Nice prices, though. "My" shop charges some 10-15 Euros more.

Offline white knight

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 11:52:44 AM »
They would probably work better with Project X or Gotterdammerung sized minis.

In 28mm, there's a Tintin and snowy in one of the Copplestone packs and Brigade Games Merchant seamen have figures that can be used as or converted to Haddock.

I've sculpted some for myself, including a seated Tintin and Haddock for a slightly converted repainted (red) corgi Willys jeep.

Offline Helen

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 01:23:53 PM »
I'm impressed by the number of cars etc available to buy in the Tin Tin range. :)
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Offline Johan

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 11:08:24 PM »
There 1/43rd scale and not at all cheap. Some 25 euros a piece (33 USD)
Tintin in Belgium is somewhat of a collectors thing and prices are therefor way up.

Nevertheless they are beautiful models.

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 10:54:06 PM »
Tintin is most certainly playable and he can be seen here in the adventure of the "Pharaoh's Cigars" http://users.telenet.be/schroyens-eddy.be/tsoa10.htm
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 05:34:45 AM »
yep. Tintin figures used are mine, while the regular soldiers and boats and vehicules are from the collection of Rudi Geudens, another member of this forum.

Offline fastolfrus

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 08:39:52 PM »
Very impressive.
I would take my hat off to you, but as I'm indoors it's already hanging on the rack.

Offline Malamute

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007, 07:21:44 AM »
If you didnt already know Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are making a three part film series. Apparently the cast will be computer animated but made to look like real people as opposed to cartoon like.
Sounds interesting :?:
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2007, 07:40:27 AM »
Thats sounds interesting :)  Will look forward in seeing this release some time in the future.

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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007, 01:44:36 PM »
any idea about miniatures to use for Dupont Dupond (I do not know their name in english, this are the names we use in Italy, I hope they are the original french ones)

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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007, 02:26:46 PM »
Quote from: "reynaud"
any idea about miniatures to use for Dupont Dupond (I do not know their name in english, this are the names we use in Italy, I hope they are the original french ones)


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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007, 07:24:00 PM »
Slightly off the main point of the topic but I found this interesting page that lists the various regional variations of the main character names:
http://www.tintinologist.org/guides/characters/names.html
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007, 08:46:37 PM »
Milou -> Persian: Barfy? That's what I  call my pregnat fiancee. :-)

Struppy is pretty...odd to.

 

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