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kallman16 Mar 2011 1:10 p.m. PST

I am looking for good sculpts at a reasonable price, the Foundry animal figures are very good but at almost $25 USD a pack for either a single or only three critters I am hesitant to go that route. Who else makes a good assortment of African beasts?

Eli Arndt Inactive Member16 Mar 2011 1:15 p.m. PST

Primaeval Designs sold through Acheson Creations has some really cool 28mm animals and their prices tend to be quite reasonable. Many of their larger creatures are done in a beautiful resin.


Plynkes Inactive Member16 Mar 2011 1:18 p.m. PST

North Star now sell the old HLBSC range.

They are very nice. Couple of examples:



They do all sorts. Crocs, Cape Buffalo, Meerkats, Cheetahs, loads of things.

joekano Inactive Member16 Mar 2011 1:25 p.m. PST

Mega Miniatures make some, though I think they are more 25mm from what I have seen at my FLGS.

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Watchtower78 Inactive Member16 Mar 2011 1:37 p.m. PST

You may be able to manage the animals that come in the toobes. They come in a variety of sizes. Then there's the Dollar store brands. I have had some very good luck with those in the past. Lastly you could check out the stuff offered by Schletum.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian16 Mar 2011 3:21 p.m. PST

When I decided to go in for safari animals about 12 years ago I found that most of the metal figures available were very small.

So, by visiting every toy rack from the dollar stores to the high end educational toy shops I equipped my African veldt. I have some really nice 50 cent elephants from a dollar store in Atlanta!

Chances are you'll find that you may need to use some metal figures for the more finely detailed animals; rhinos, hippos and elephants – look for toys!

WarrenB Inactive Member16 Mar 2011 7:12 p.m. PST

Best animals for 28mm Safari

Lions and tigers and bears.

Ral Partha Europe do some decent-looking african animals:


Wonder if Ironwind sells the same…

… Not quite. But a couple of things.


There's these things too.


But good luck finding any.

Warren B.

kallman16 Mar 2011 7:44 p.m. PST

Thank you all, yes there does seem to be many options and I have had my eye on the toy selections.

Early morning writer17 Mar 2011 4:06 p.m. PST

Be sure and check into Irregular Miniatures 25 mm range. I don't think you need to worry so much on the difference between 25 and 28 for beasties unless you really want to. You'll find they have a good selection. And second the Mega Minis – I am eternally disappointed there isn't a similar selection of wild beasts available in 15 mm, although, again, Irregular has the best variety for such.

Lion in the Stars18 Mar 2011 1:10 p.m. PST

Make sure you get the Big 5: Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Cape Buffalo, and either Cheetah or Leopard (depends on who you ask).

If you get some 'lions' that are too small for your taste, paint them as leopards!

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