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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 8:06 p.m. PST

Other than the ones I've already heard about:

* Peter Pig
peterpig.co.uk/range6.htm

* Ground Zero Games
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* Astro Miniatures
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Or is that everyone at this moment?

Thanks,

Dan

Personal logo McWong73 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 8:12 p.m. PST

GZG's heads I've found match Armies Army's range incredibly well, FYI.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 8:21 p.m. PST

Has Armies Army started producing their head sprues already?

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Dan

Jeff W02 Sep 2012 9:09 p.m. PST

Wasn't Micropanzer doing some?

Psyckosama Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 10:05 p.m. PST

got any better images of the GZG heads? The pics on the GZG site SUCK. Their old store actually had higher res images but the new one automatically re-sizes it to the point you can't make out anything.

Kyn ell03 Sep 2012 5:47 a.m. PST

The GZG photos alone, would put me off buying them I agree, but the ones from peter pig look pretty good,I've been thinking about getting some for ages. I would like to see some pics of the wolf and lizard heads. Anyone got any photos of them?

Grelber03 Sep 2012 7:36 a.m. PST

I just bought a sprue of French heads from Battlefront for the FoW army I'm building. Of course, being Battlefront, they would all be WWII, though many of these, llike the head in kepi would be good for quite a range of time.
Grelber

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 9:31 a.m. PST

Are these GZG pics any better for you guys?

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 9:51 a.m. PST

Does anyone know if sculptor "PF" is planning to sell these separately as head sprues?

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Dan

Psyckosama Inactive Member03 Sep 2012 8:08 p.m. PST

Thanks Dan.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2012 6:04 p.m. PST

Glad to help!

Dan

Number605 Sep 2012 10:25 p.m. PST

And how on earth do you change heads on a 15mm figure?

Micropanzer Wargame Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2012 7:04 a.m. PST

I have some at the caster but want to see how they turn out and what the cost is before deciding if I am releasing

Should have next week

ArmiesArmy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Sep 2012 12:11 p.m. PST

Sorry for late response

Ive been away on my holidays…well if you can call 2 kids and parents a holiday…:)


Im still not sure on the heads, due to a pretty basic reason and thats costs. AA's heads fit a limited number of figures. My heads naturally fit my own figures, however they were only scaled against GZG and they should be ok for some of the ranges which I sculpted against. Ive not actually tried them though. This leads me with the problem that I need to recover over £100.00 GBP in sales just to cover costs and that is a lotta heads to sell!


AA

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2012 2:03 p.m. PST

Number6: "And how on earth do you change heads on a 15mm figure?"

Here are some suggestions:

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Dan

SpleenRippa20 Sep 2012 3:29 a.m. PST

Wow, Dan, thanks for the info!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2012 3:07 p.m. PST

If I find good stuff … I've gotta share it!

Dan

Wolfprophet20 Sep 2012 7:04 p.m. PST

Speaking personally, GZG's are great, but they do not fit smaller 15s, such as Rebel Minis. I was told in another thread on here sometime ago that Peter Pig's will fit a wider range because they are smaller, which having PP models, I do not doubt one bit.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2013 5:15 p.m. PST

Peter Pig has just released Tuareg heads that would be perfect for converting figures into post-apocalyptic or desert planet dwellers:

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Dan

Spendlove14 Jul 2013 11:25 p.m. PST

Is this the definitive thread for head swap pieces in 15mm?

I have had a look around the internet but all the links listed in here seem to be pretty much it.

The heads I am looking at are for weird war II conversions and modern apocalypse.

davebill14 Jul 2013 11:30 p.m. PST

CP Models link offers a choice of heads for some of their 15mm figures. You could see if they sell the heads separately?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2013 11:37 p.m. PST

Davebill, I've just sent CP Models an email on the subject.

Spendlove: "The heads I am looking at are for weird war II conversions and modern apocalypse."

What sort of things, specifically?

Dan
PS. I wonder if Micropanzer has had time to decide on his. I've just set Jason a PM.

MaahisKuningas9015 Jul 2013 7:00 a.m. PST

Its really a shame that no-one but PP sells "spare heads" for modern (and "modern") era – and they dont extend their ranges on that front too often. Which is kinda shame, fex. modern russian helmeted heads would been hot stuff along their AK-47 range figs before eureka published their own range, but that window starts to be quite closed.

Also, skimasked/balaclava heads would be pleasant suprise, would fit into pretty much anything.. Along with modern gasmasked ones, ofc.

Micropanzer Wargame Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 7:22 a.m. PST

my intent was to do a single mold for each head type -- the hard part is justifying a mold cost/ spin cost to actual sales --

I have a mold that has is mixed has my jet packs and various heads -- I been building up head stock as I spin inventory and if you want a head you see on any of my figures I could probably accommodate you. I pay as much for 5 heads as I do for a figure just about and .75 for 5 heads seems high. stupid thing is the metal sprue is where the real cost is as I pay a spin fee and a marked up metal cost so 1/3 is eaten up – once I spin my own molds I can remove sprue and re use metal from sprue

I have thought of doing a variety pack where you get heads backpacks guns ect and sell it as it is – 5 of each helmet pack gun ect be a 110 pieces in all and would retail fro about 16.50

I will post a picture of what is done once I figure out what I am doing about historicon I have sculpted various packs, rifles, heads that have not been seen yet.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 7:37 a.m. PST

Jason,

If it helps …

Seems like GZG sells their heads in sets of 24 for about $6 USD a set. That comes to about $.25 USD per head.

Battlefront Miniatures (Flames of War) sells 12 heads for $3.50 USD per set, which comes to about $.32 USD per head.

And Peter Pig sells 16 heads for about $5.60 USD per set. That comes to about $.35 USD per head.

Astro sells 6 heads for $2.50 USD per set, which comes to about $.42 USD per head.

Dan
PS. I'm not sure if Forged In Battle or QRF sell any head sprues.

MaahisKuningas9015 Jul 2013 11:11 a.m. PST

As far as I know, QRF and FIB dont sell head sprues (at least "officially"), but on the other hand, i wasnt aware that battlefront does.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 11:40 a.m. PST

Battlefront seems to have only heads with German helmets, British helmets and French with kepi hats.

I might experiment with some of the German ones at some point.

Dan

Lion in the Stars15 Jul 2013 4:23 p.m. PST

And how on earth do you change heads on a 15mm figure?

Funny enough, fingernail clippers to get a relatively flat cut, file lightly, then a 1mm drill bit to open up the neck/collar (maybe a 1.5mm drill bit, depends on the heads).

Peter Pig's heads are at the small end of 15mm, and at least their colonial range doesn't swap onto Battlefront or Minifigs very well.

What would really do well would be a set of US kevlar helmets. Put those onto troops with AKs and you have instant modern Poles or Georgians (or any other former-Soviet republic now getting American/NATO aid).

War Monkey Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 4:38 p.m. PST

Micopanzer:
I would love to see pictures of that kind of mixed pack, seems you can't really find, that kind of extra stuff, to have about on the gaming table

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2013 4:41 p.m. PST

As for me, this would be my wish list for now …

A) I would love a whole set with nothing but bare heads and realistic-looking gas masks (or SF "breathers"). I can see myself doing a ton of things with them, like adding Western and conical hats, desert weather keffiyehs, etc. Excellent for Post Apocalyptic and semi-terraformed environments.

GZG has a couple on their sprues, but I would probably end up not using the rest.

B) The other thing would be sprues with nothing but gorilla-like heads. I would use them on the bulkier figures I have, particularly the ones less upright in pose.

CP Models' chimp heads might work (if they sold their sprues), but I would have to trim their ears and add a little to the back of their skulls.

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Of course, I could always try my hand at making some gorilla heads for someone to produce. I could save them the sculpting cost, as long as they sent me a few dozen casts.

This was an early attempt, back when I was doing 28mm:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2013 7:52 a.m. PST

SpendLove,

Did you get the feedback you needed?

Thanks,

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2014 10:09 a.m. PST

Guys,

I went ahead and bought the CP heads, which are now available as separate sprues. They look absolutely amazing!!!

Can't wait to get started on my conversions.

Dan

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Aug 2014 12:16 p.m. PST

As far as I know, QRF … dont sell head sprues (at least "officially")

I've done a few, but they have mainly been for the production of our own figures. I probably could produce some if the demand is there.

War Monkey Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2014 12:29 p.m. PST

Head swaps are your friend, when you have more then one of the same pose swap the head, some different paint a done a whole new person! :D

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