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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2011, 22:08:33 »
Yeah, that's what first came to my mind -- clear straps. But I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it means.  :lol:
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2011, 23:02:40 »
Those lamps are a beautiful and very realistic re-creation of the lamps of the time - wonderful and very creative work.  Thanks for sharing.
 
You mention 1:12 scale, but Playmobil is nearer 1:24 scale, which doesn't help at all as this scale is rarer still in the world of doll houses.

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Thank you Gordon!
Is it 1/24?? I thought it was 1/12, doll house stuff works so well IMO. I mean... from what I see at Karim's.
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2011, 08:43:56 »
Thank you Gordon!
Is it 1/24?? I thought it was 1/12, doll house stuff works so well IMO. I mean... from what I see at Karim's.


A klicky is roughly 7.5cm tall which works out at 1.8m at 1:24 or 1.7m at 1:22.5, which are the two nearest scales to Playmobil.  Of course, the scale is mainly height related.  You are quite right to say that many 1:12 doll house accessories work well with Playmobil, but the doll houses themselves are much too big.  I find that 1:24 items are often too small (or at least seem so) but 1:16, especially doors and windows in custom built buildings are OK.
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2011, 16:04:53 »
A klicky is roughly 7.5cm tall which works out at 1.8m at 1:24 or 1.7m at 1:22.5, which are the two nearest scales to Playmobil.  Of course, the scale is mainly height related.  You are quite right to say that many 1:12 doll house accessories work well with Playmobil, but the doll houses themselves are much too big.  I find that 1:24 items are often too small (or at least seem so) but 1:16, especially doors and windows in custom built buildings are OK.
That is great information, Gordon.  Thank you so much.
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2016, 00:16:39 »
Hey y'all!
I'm bringing this thread back because after 5 years the white paint in the wooden spheres got yellowed so I updated the lamposts.
Here is the new version, and some pics for scale.
The spheres are now clear acrilic. Love them.
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2016, 02:10:54 »
It looks superb and quite in scale.

I have been trying to find time to review the re-released lamp post which I think is oversize.
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2016, 09:10:59 »
I remember this thread from back in '11; those lamps are amazing, Gaston and even better with the clear spheres!
They certainly match the 'real' PM street lamp in height, though playmofire may be right that they are oversize.
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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2016, 12:16:54 »
I think the custom ones are closer to scale because in real life, the fancy 3-bulb lampposts are bigger than the lampposts in the style PM made. The PM ones seem kind of fat.

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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2016, 12:55:47 »
Very very nice  :love:

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Re: .....make things " playmobil-like" or Playmobil suitable
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2016, 16:50:51 »

They certainly match the 'real' PM street lamp in height, though playmofire may be right that they are oversize.

It's the real PM lamppost which I think is too tall.  Gaston's lamps look spot-on and would look superb on a promenade.
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