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Pendon Figures

Last year I was approached by Pendon Museum to assist with creating new figures specifically for the Vale Scene.  A day was spent with Pendon volunteers dressed up in 1930’s clothing, in poses depicting farm workers, people shopping and people in conversation.  18 figures were created in total with more planned, including some scans of children from the local primary school in Long Wittenham.

The figures are being released in batches throughout the year, with initial releases available exclusively from the Pendon museum shop or via their website.  At present 8 figures are now also available from the Modelu webshop.

Pendon have also been running a Figure Painting Workshop led by Tim Shackleton, with practice figures provided by Modelu. Each participant also receives a 3D scan and a figure in their chosen scale.  For more information on course dates see the Pendon Website.

Resting Farm Workers, painted by Mick Bonwick (Pendon Museum)

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  • Tim Shackleton Reply

    I know some of the Pendon volunteers personally and indeed was present on a couple of occasions while Alan was scanning them. Now that I’ve got hold of some of the figures and have had the chance to paint them as nature intended, it is quite incredible how lifelike and instantly recognisable they are – even at barely an inch high, the Chairman is unmistakeable. Creating scale model figures with genuine and authentic personality is a massive achievement and Alan is to be congratulated on his remorseless pursuit of excellence. After all, Pendon would expect nothing less!

    September 6, 2017 at 8:13 am
  • Tony Conlay Reply

    These figures look really good. Are you thinking of producing similar figures for other periods e.g. First World War/ early 1920’s

    October 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Tony, thanks for the feedback, yes I’ll be working on WWI and pre-grouping figures this year! Cheers


      February 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm
  • Chris Holton Reply

    Will we be seeing more farm workers working after their rest period and perhaps garage, engineering workers plus will the pendon figers be comming out in N scale.

    February 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Chris,

      Yes there are more figures on the way, including another batch of Pendon figures and some new industrial/workmen figures. The Pendon figures are already available in N gauge, you can change scale using the dropdown box on the product page. If you have any problems drop me a line


      February 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm
  • Mike Reply

    Very useful figures to fill a gap in the market. May I suggest also some 30’s or 40’s dressed passengers and public? Three stereotypes come to mind – bowler hat, pinstripe suit and brolley (&FT) waiting for the 1st class commuter carriage. Men in Trilbys and belted macs waiting or walking to work (or suits and carrying macs). Workmen in baggy trousers (turnups!) with jackets, collar-less shirts and flat caps. (Factory gates?) Everyone wore a hat! There are a lot of empty platforms and streets just waiting for these travellers, in Era 3 layouts!

    March 14, 2019 at 9:43 pm

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