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Discussion in 'Modelling' started by TheRedBaron, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. TheRedBaron

    TheRedBaron Ace

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    Some of the latest releases from A. B. Figures 20mm range. These are superb figures but very pricey, hence why I only have a few! They are used for some of the displays in museums up and down the UK...

    British releases first...


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    Tank crew bailing...

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    Street Fighters...

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    Brits in foxholes...

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    Some of the new commando range, released for D-Day 60th.
     
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    Now for some Germans and Yanks from A.B. Figures...

    All still 20mm or 1/76th scale...

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    TAnk crew bailing out...

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    Some excellent mortar teams...

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    Section attacking...

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    Some examples of their new E.T.O GI range, just the ticket for re-fighting 'Saving Private Ryan'!
     
  3. TheRedBaron

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    Chiltern Miniatures WW2 28mm. Rather chunky and those guns look a bit big to me...

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    German infantry

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    German command

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    Brits with BIG rifles...

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    Soviet command.

    Not that keen on these figures, some are ok but those British rifles look way too big!
     
  4. TheRedBaron

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    Bolt action miniatures new releases... 28mm...

    Their latest 'greens'...

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    USSR rifles

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    Neat idea for casualty markers!!!

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    MG42 tripod

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    Germans with Gew43s...

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    one of their new eastern front partizans.


    I still aint too sure on this range, some nice figs and some dodgy ones, but they seem to be improving...
     
  5. Gav

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    Nice Pics!

    I was surprised when I saw the Bolt Action figure for real when I went to Fiasco Wargames show in Leeds - I wasn't sure about them from photos I had seen, but I was pleasently impressed by them. Nice guys at Bolt Action too - I had a nice chat to them.

    If anyone would like to see my sculpts work in progress, please check out my workbench at: http://www.warmacre.com/forge.htm
     
  6. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hey Guys

    I've been interested in miniatures for a while now - though its been several years since i last painted one. I forget the scales, but the ones i have made were the German Bismarck (what a beast of a model!), a Willies Jeep (back in my beginning days, pretty horrible glue-job), and some small Landing Craft/Ship thing. Not really sure. Anyways, i know that you have to paint every miniature you buy (as much as i suck at it) though looking at this thread has rekindled my interest for it.

    I was wondering what size of figures (and from which company) would be ideal for setting up a Desert Battle Scene from WWII? Tanks and terrain included would be nice, but more of a focus on Infantry.

    Or if those are hard to come by, a typical battle scene from the ETO. Any pointers or anything?

    Feel free to E-Mail me too.
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    I think you saw quite a number of good examples here! In practice anything above 20mm.

    If you want larger scope, try 1:285 scale, and use GHQ or CinC miniatures.

    www.ghqmodels.com
    http://www.pfc-cinc.shoppingcartsplus.com
     
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    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    I am in the throes of revamping a garage I bought, painting, setting up furniture, etc, so I can have a decent place to put up my model workshop.

    Tonight I was able to start bringing down my magazine collection.

    Hopefully next week I'll be able to go get a 1.20x1.80m wargames table [​IMG] As soon as I can I'll put up a photo or two.

    With all this moving house business I had to leave behing all my geomorphic modules, I don't know whether I have the guts to remake them again. Perhaps I'll use blue foam instead of 15mm chipboard I think.

    After that the problem is going to be finding any wargames in this neck of the woods :rolleyes:
     
  9. Maverik

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    By far (IMHO) the best WW11 figures for North Africa are............. Artizan figs. Check them out! They are 28mm.

    15/20mm will get you more choice and they are cheaper per figure, but if it is for display and you are painting them up check out Artizans Afrika Korp/8th Army and especially Desert Raiders!!!!!

    www.artizandesigns.co.uk

    Let me know what you think!!!
     
  10. Mussolini

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    Rodina - couldnt find any LRDG or DAK Troops on those sites.

    Maverik - much obliged! Thats a great site! Going to have to buy some paint brushes and new paint and buy those figures in bulk (live in the USA so i'd imagine the shipping cost inst pretty, plus the fact the that Pound is worth more then the Dollar).

    The display is more for me then anything - want something to look cool that can go along with the other WWII stuff i have. Any idea when i can find buildings/vehicles for the Desert? Or is it easier to get...foam or something to build the buildings and my the same scale Tanks etc and paint them in desert drab?

    Also, any pointers on paint/how to paint the miniatures? I prob wont get around to painting anything until Christmas break (Dec 15-Jan 18).
     
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    Yes - i figured out that site had to be turned to .com

    Theres a model store not too far from me (where i bought most of those models i have made) but i havent been there in years and remember its selection at not being great.
     
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    You tell me! I've been buying by mail order since 1972 for the same reason.
     
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    Hi Mussolini

    Glad you liked the site, I'm afraid I'm not sure on buildings, or paints, I have not done any Afrika Korp yet, but looking at these figures I am tempted! I'm sure one of the modeling experts on this site ( that will get there attention) will be able to offer some suggestions.

    Sorry for the confusion on the .com!
     
  16. TheRedBaron

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    Someone want a resin building expert??? ;)

    What scale? Hovels do some nice basic desert dwellings in 28mm but the best by far are Snapdragon. Stunning resin bits! Also Monolith Designs aint bad...

    Best in 20mm, probably the scale you wanna go for if including buildings tanks and infantry, is queens hussar. I have several of these and Maverik will agree on the quality!

    Paints... Acrylics, easy to mix and work with...
     
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    Yes - i think i will go with 20MM figures. I'll have to look around those websites to find tanks typical of the theatre and will have to figure out where to buy the LRDG/DAK figures...
     
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    Will post you some sites up with 20mm manufacturers, but check out...

    www.elhiem.com

    He runs a 20mm resource site with reviews and links.
     
  19. T. A. Gardner

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    There's lots of 1/35th (54mm) stuff for North Africa available. Much of it isn't much more expensive than 20mm resin or metals are.
     
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    Thinks are not easy at the "big" scale side, with 15, 20, 25-28 mm scales!

    I wonder how they parted course in the past. Things began with the Airfix plastics in HO/OO scales (20mm in practice) then in the 80s the first metal manufacturers begun, but they started addig height gradually to add a bit more detail, until they grew to be incompatible with the original 20s.

    Then came the opposite reaction with the smaller scales, 15, 12, 10mm...

    And I gripe with the difference between 1:300 and 1:285! Whew!
     

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