This is an image of a heavily converted 1/24th scale plastic figure that was bought from the Internet. I was searching to see if I could find a 60mm - 66mm miniature to use with the 1/27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot scale test (see earlier posts), but this search proved unsuccessful.
I therefore purchased 10 plastic figures from e-bay. Two of these miniatures can be seen below, next to a couple of 1/43.5 scale or O gauge figures (7mm = 1 foot).
I chopped the mannequin into sections, cutting at the neck, waste, knee and foot, then removing about 20mm of plastic.
These pieces were then glued together with superglue.
I used Green Stuff to re-build the body.
Then more Green Stuff to cloth the figure.
Even more Green Stuff to detail his dungarees.
Following comments on The lead Adventure, I painted the new miniature with Games Workshop Green Filler - (a water based filler that comes in the standard GW pot).
Then undercoated him with brush applied grey primer.
The flesh areas were painted first. Snakebite Leather then highlighted with Snakebite/white with some more white and a little red. Finally the model was washed with GW Flesh wash.
The shirt was painted over a Stonewall Grey acrylic colour from Vallejo, highlighted with white.
And the dungarees painted in dark blue, highlighted in Regal Blue.
This final image shows the finished workman alongside the O gauge figure.
The model stands 63mm tall or about 5' 8'' in 1:27.7 (11mm = 1foot).