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Prinz Geoffrey Inactive Member05 Nov 2008 4:02 p.m. PST

I am interested in buying some 25 – 30mm miniatures to depict a diplomat or emissary from my imagi-nation to paint up and then physically mail them to some of other countries as an observer, diplomat etc. I have been looking around at different manufacturers and most civilians come in a set with maybe one fig I would use. Could anyone recommend a company that sales single figs that i could buy multiples of and would fit the look of a diplomat?

CorporalTrim Inactive Member05 Nov 2008 4:53 p.m. PST

Nice idea ! Now that you mention it, I'm hard-pressed to think of 25-30mm civilians in existing wargames figure ranges. As the tailoring of 18th Century military dress was not that far diverged from civilian, you probably could get by using an officer figure.

And in the realm of 30mm flats/zinnfiguren, there's an ample selection of 18th century civilians. However, ordering a few figures from Germany would likely be too much hassle, or if you found something on eBay you'd likely be obligated to buy a whole set of figures.

Sorry not to provide more help.


DeanMoto Inactive Member05 Nov 2008 5:28 p.m. PST

I think some of the OG Army "Duelists" range might work; they have those big coats & tricorne hats w/ruffles. Here's the OG post TMP link I have them & they look really great "in-person" too. v/r, Dean

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2008 5:28 p.m. PST

I can split some of the sets of our 18C civilians for you.
Please check our web site to see what you would like and than contact me at
We have been meaning to re-catalogue these figures as singles for some time, you may just have provided the impetous for me to do it.


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2008 6:04 p.m. PST

I really like the snobby Eureka civilain holding the tea cup with his nose in the air.
For no known reason, I call mine Voltaire.

If you can afford them, there are a few Foundry sets that might fit your criteria too.

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Nov 2008 8:47 p.m. PST

Minifigs has several 23mm 18th Century civilian figures that, as they wouldn't be used mixed into fighting units, might be suitable even if you don't care for the 1970's toy soldier look that the range's military figures have. (And that I don't mind, myself.)

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2008 9:16 p.m. PST

Front Rank has some fine civilians

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2008 9:40 p.m. PST

Black Scorpion's "Governor" from its Pirates range would fit the bill nicely.

Prinz Geoffrey Inactive Member06 Nov 2008 5:00 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the suggestions. I will display the diplomatic corp as it progresses on my blog and perhaps one day a Cavenderian observer may visit your courts.

bluewillow06 Nov 2008 10:46 p.m. PST

cracking idea,

I think I will do the same, mmm I wonder if there are any sneaky type figures around, like wormtounge!

I think the Eureka range will do fine for my Ottoman observor!

Prinz Geoffrey Inactive Member07 Nov 2008 5:04 a.m. PST

I decided to go with John the OFM's idea and ordered four of the gentleman with the tea cup from Nic in Australia. Eureka makes really great figs and I can not wait to get them and paint them up. Eureka makes a bunch of Arabic citizens you should check them out.

Guthroth07 Nov 2008 6:26 a.m. PST

I also think this is a great idea, and have ordered some of the nice figures from Front Rank as well.

abdul666lw Inactive Member08 Nov 2008 4:37 a.m. PST

Foundry and Eureka spring immediatly to mind.
Now, I try to maintain a list of (25-30mm) ‘armed' 18th C. women:
(yes, it's the right post: just scroll down to the 3rd §): mostly pirates but a few ‘highwaywomen': the corresponding ranges are of course mostly male. Then in these ranges there are generally a few ‘civilians' (as ‘characters' or ‘victims'), and some may be useful to your purpose. I maintain also a list of ‘civilian' 18th C. women and again most of the minis in the corresponding ranges are male.

Prinz Geoffrey Inactive Member28 Nov 2008 1:51 p.m. PST

Received several diplomat miniatures from Nic at Eureka miniatures pictures are on my blog

they look really nice. I hope to paint them up and send them out post haste.

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Nov 2008 2:06 p.m. PST

You'll have to paint a scarlet pimpernel on his lapel.

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