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J Womack 9409 Sep 2008 8:16 p.m. PST

What I mean is specific historical personages deliberately sculpted. Scale is no matter, say 28mm (though I would prefer 15 for many of them).

A few suggestions:

FDR (in wheelchair, with blanket)

J. Edgar Hoover

Queen Victoria (and Prince Albert while we're at it)

Richard Nixon (with "v for Victory" fingers)

Abraham Lincoln

Mark Twain

Thomas Edison

Nikola Tesla

Adolf Hitler

Man, the list goes on and on…

Top Gun Ace09 Sep 2008 8:23 p.m. PST


Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Sep 2008 8:37 p.m. PST

I'd like a Nixon, and an Elvis, and a Hitler….and some 15mm Protesters, (carrying signs and banners, etc…)
I guess I could go with an Abraham Lincoln too…I need something for my rebs to shoot at…
Maybe a nice 28mm scale, sleezy pinky ring wearing televangelist preacher…(Not that Joel Osteen comes to mind or anything…)

Oh…and a 28mm Col. Sanders….

aecurtis Fezian09 Sep 2008 8:44 p.m. PST

Mentioning any of the ones that spring to mind would get me Dawghoused.

But all of them should be sculpted having their brains eaten by zombies.


kyoteblue09 Sep 2008 9:00 p.m. PST


shelldrake09 Sep 2008 9:04 p.m. PST

Mine is still alive, so i had better not say who it is, but an African Dictator that i could use for my Rhodesian B'Maso game would be good.

Pictors Studio09 Sep 2008 9:45 p.m. PST

There are figures for many of those in 28mm.

I'd buy a Charlemagne figure.

Martin Rapier10 Sep 2008 12:00 a.m. PST



Montgomery – actually I've got a 20mm Monty


(as per the old Roco WW2 personalities set)

Napoleon (got him too)

Wellington (and him)

Hannibal (ditto)

Julius Caesar (ditto)

I dunno, the list is endless.

Steve Hazuka10 Sep 2008 1:40 a.m. PST

Thanks to Splintered Light my dreams have come true. I have Robin Hood

Personal logo Lentulus Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2008 2:25 a.m. PST

The leaders I would need for my FPW army are already available in 15mm.

In 12mm, Minifigs already has a "Hitler" with some of his officers, but no Stalin.

At 28mm, where you might actually be trying to assasinate them, then almost any WII leader but appropriately armed and with his bodyguard.

I can't believe no-one makes Churchill with Tommy-gun.

It might be fun to have some of the famous men who did military service as they looked when they were doing it – colonial Winston, WWI Hitler, Indian-fighting Lincoln, Crimean-war-artillery-officer Tolstoy.

John the OFM10 Sep 2008 2:33 a.m. PST

Flashman, in true 28mm scale.
And the Maharani Jeendan. I would love to see "the lewdest strumpet I ever laid my eyes on: in 28mm scale, and see how a talented sculptor would handle Flashy's description.
And, in a more chaste vein, Lakshmibai.
To round out the crew, Nareeman.

evbates10 Sep 2008 3:38 a.m. PST

Patton and Bradley in 15mm.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2008 4:20 a.m. PST

H.P. Lovecraft

J.R.R. Tolkien

R. E. Howard

E.R. Burroughs

H.G. Wells

Now – that's what I call a league of extraordinary gentlemen….

TodCreasey10 Sep 2008 4:21 a.m. PST

Hitler and his cronies (especially the recognizable ones like Goebells and Goering) for sure in 28mm for Pulp Silliness.

I already have Einstein from Pulp Miniatures so beyond that most anyone is not a face players would recognise.

Ascent10 Sep 2008 5:12 a.m. PST

Artizan do a mounted Charlemagne figure


Personnaly I'd like to see General Melchett and Captain Blackadder.

Winston with a Tommy gun would certainly be a good one to go for.

religon10 Sep 2008 5:38 a.m. PST

Czar Nicholas and family (I have them although not a period I collect)
Jefferson Davis (mounted)
John Brown
Young Robert E. Lee (mounted)
I'll concur with Tommy-Gun Churchill and Tolkien.
Plato or Aristotle for 15mm Greek command stands.
Lewis and Clark
Elderly mounted Ateas (Scythian King)
Kushite Pharaoh Tantamani

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2008 6:17 a.m. PST

Admiral Cochrane at the time when he was on one of his early Napoleonic commands but I'd need a full crew in scale to go with him. A top quality pirate vessel.


Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2008 6:23 a.m. PST

Thinking further something else I would like would be Queen Victoria sculpted as a dwarf with Albert sculpted as an elf. Having seen a fare amount of pictures of them together that's the way they strike me and I'd like to field that little combo in a fantasy army.


Martin Rapier10 Sep 2008 6:47 a.m. PST

"colonial Winston"

Churchill also commanded a battalion on the Western Front, fat bloke in a kilt and glengarry would cover it.

Young Winston with a Broomhandle Mauser would be a good one of course, plus riding with the Lancers at Omdurman.

Tommy Atkins10 Sep 2008 7:57 a.m. PST

Western front Winston…very good. But no kilt and wearing a Belgian Adrian helmet puffing on HUGE cigar!

Huscarle10 Sep 2008 8:59 a.m. PST

Emperor Constantine XI (Byzantine)
Julian the Apostate
Suleiman the Magnificent
Ivan the Terrible
Marlene Dietrich
Louise Brooks (as Lulu from the film "Pandora's Box")
Amelia Earhart

and Ursula Andress as Ayesha from "She"

Wizard Whateley10 Sep 2008 9:38 a.m. PST

Joan of Arc, Richard III, Judas Maccabeus.

Chuckaroobob10 Sep 2008 9:52 a.m. PST

Tiger already makes Teddy Roosevelt.

Now if somebody makes Sean Connery as Raisuli the Magnificent, we'd be set!

Top Gun Ace10 Sep 2008 10:14 a.m. PST

Rommel, of course too.

Crow Bait10 Sep 2008 10:20 a.m. PST

Linda Lovelace

WarWizard10 Sep 2008 12:47 p.m. PST

For me:
George Washington, Joan of Arc, Robert E. Lee.

Regrebnelle10 Sep 2008 4:51 p.m. PST

Admiral Nelson

Martin Rapier11 Sep 2008 3:26 a.m. PST

"Rommel, of course too."

Got a Rommel, two actually.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Sep 2008 7:15 p.m. PST

Andy, Barney, Opie, Gomer and Goober…

Oh…and a 28mm Boss Hogg figure would just about be it for me!!!


piper90912 Sep 2008 8:12 a.m. PST

Joan of Arc. Davy Crockett. Leonidas (NOT from "300"). The Beatles (various periods). Zed (oops, already got that wish!). Kate Bush in her "Babooshka" video costume. Sandahl Bergman as Valeria in "Conan". Caroline Munro from "Golden Voyage of Sinbad." Julia Ormond in her general's uniform from "Young Catherine". Jean Peters as "Anne of the Indies"

Valiant Enterprises Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2008 9:02 a.m. PST

We have several of the kits listed above available in our Valiant Miniatures 54mm line.

Nixon, Hitler, Gobbles, Washington, Jackson, Rommel, Churchill, Napoleon, Santa Claus, Holmes, Watson, Dracula, Osceola, Wyatt, Will Bill, Doc, Kamehameha, Cochise and Lincoln just to name a few.

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