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Old 01-05-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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this will be my first truck with an interior so i have to have a driver. how tall does a figure have to be to look right in this body. im going to assume a 7 inch figure is to short
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:15 AM   #2
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I am using hunter dan from cabelas he is a good fit
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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how tall is he?
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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This would be a good thread to keep track of all the drivers that fit well. Here's mine, the first is with a 2$ action figure from a doller store, not sure on height.




And this is one of the guys from Gears of War, i'm sure if you google it you will find the height. Hard to find something that fits the seats, steering wheel, windshield, and legroom!

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Old 01-05-2014, 01:01 PM   #5
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I really don't think there is a driver that fits perfectly. Since there is no molded area of the body under the dash for the driver's feet, you have to use a short driver with short legs or a tall driver with foreshortened legs. Best thing to do in my opionion is to take a character that is too tall and cut him to fit the proportions of the driver's seat and hide the cut parts with clothes. I would start with a 9 or 10 inch figure and use clothes from a 12" G.I. Joe (which is too tall) or clothes from a boy Bratz doll to cover the cut out parts of the body....if you're willing to shop for doll clothes.

Either way, if the driver does not look through the top of windshield, he is probably too short for scale. This is not a true 1:10 scale Jeep CJ3A. It's closer to 1:7 scale.

.....just my opinion.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:53 PM   #6
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8" seems about right... i have hunter dan in mine too
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:15 PM   #7
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I started with 7", then 8". If you look at 1:1 jeeps the driver's head is as tall as the windshield. And the knees hang out the side. I found my vintage Big Jim in the attic. He is 12" and still not too big I think. Here is a shot - the set underneath him is still missing but the position is about right.





By the way: added a moving steering wheel simply by putting a servo behind it hooked up with a y-connector to the steering servo

Found a pic on wiki - hope it's okay to use here:


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Old 06-15-2014, 07:04 PM   #8
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Jed Clampett figure was 8" tall, had to slice his boots off to get fit on floorpan right. Now Jed was a tall man anyway so his head is juussst a tick over the top of the windshield but heck, that is why he wears that ole hat!


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Old 06-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #9
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I use Hunter Dan and Hunter Ann. They are said to be 8" figures.

The second picture is kind of deceiving because I am pointing the camera up towards the Jeep so the characters seem much shorter than the windshield which isn't the case.


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Old 06-17-2014, 05:26 AM   #10
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I like you put the wife shotgun, jato.. I thought I was going.a little overboard.


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technically if a guy was 6 foot then he would be about 10 in in a 1:7 scale truck right? If a guy that is 8 inches is a good fit then that would make the man about 4 1/2 foot tall lol So the real question is what scale is the sawback???
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:38 AM   #12
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I'm using a 1/6 scale figure. I had to shorten him a lot. He has no lower legs anymore, his neck was shortened a bit and I basically glued his ribcage to his hipbone. I might take a few mm out of his forearms, they look a bit long now compared to his body.
With the insane amount of options for heads, clothing and accessories, 1/6 figures are the best option IMO.




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Old 07-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #13
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I'm using this guy. He was right at 12 inches when I bought him. I took an inch or so out of his torso, and a little from each leg so I could get the boots to fit inside. The packaging is long gone and I can't remember his details.
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And this is one of the guys from Gears of War, i'm sure if you google it you will find the height. Hard to find something that fits the seats, steering wheel, windshield, and legroom!

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I got Marcus from gears of war from ebay and he is a little too tall. I don't want to cut him up so I am still searching for a driver.


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Old 02-02-2015, 05:12 AM   #16
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I found 8" figures from "Lost" on amazon. 2 figures for $9.83 shipped. I'll post picks later.
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This would be a good thread to keep track of all the drivers that fit well. Here's mine, the first is with a 2$ action figure from a doller store, not sure on height.
Maybe you could possibly give him a quick measurement?




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Old 02-02-2015, 11:00 AM   #18
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I'm using a 1/6 scale figure. I had to shorten him a lot. He has no lower legs anymore, his neck was shortened a bit and I basically glued his ribcage to his hipbone. I might take a few mm out of his forearms, they look a bit long now compared to his body.
With the insane amount of options for heads, clothing and accessories, 1/6 figures are the best option IMO.





IMO this is the perfect size for the Sawback. Willy's are small cramped vehicles in 1:1.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:43 PM   #19
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Here's mine.. Unfortunately he's here before the truck came. But I think he will fit good in the jeep & he already has a sunburn.


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Old 02-03-2015, 08:08 AM   #20
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I think this marionette is the best size for the Sawback. He is between the 8" Lost figures and the 12" G. I. Joe figures. I will still have to make a few body modifications to make him fit perfectly, but with some sunglasses and maybe a hat, I think he will work.



He originally came with a satin shirt, before a wardrobe change.

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