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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 5:55 a.m. PST

I am getting ready in a few months to do Cold War in 15mm I know Old Glory 15's make some but I don't how good they are and I would like to know who else makes moderns besides Old Glory and Peter Pig.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 6:05 a.m. PST

…and us, of course :-)


CPT Jake Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 6:06 a.m. PST

Quality Castings (Old Glory 15s) has some Cold War stuff. QRF makes a ton of stuff for the era.

Personal logo Martian Root Canal Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 7:03 a.m. PST

Most of my Cold War armor comes from QRF. Highly recommended.

Dynaman878905 Nov 2012 7:03 a.m. PST

The QC stuff is noticably smaller then other 15mm figures. Normally I don't bother with height differences but the QC figs were off by enough that I didn't bother painting them.

I did paint up their M1 tanks, OK models but I had to drill out the mantlet so the barrel could fit in properly.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 12:24 p.m. PST

I checked the QRF website very good looking products but no Cold War. So Old Glory 15mm is the only one in play.

Sparker Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 1:45 p.m. PST

The QRF website section is under 'Post War' rather than Cold War, but it is very comprehensive. I am not recommending the models themselves, mind, in my opinion the quality varies between outstanding and 'meh'…. Chally 2 is a gorgeous model, but the Chieftain, well, I'll leave you to decide….

However they are very useful for the less mainstream stuff, Abbots, Stollies, Ferrets, Canadian hybrids, and so forth. And the rumour is they are on the cusp of bringing out some Post War Brit Inf with SLR's….

I can however heartily recommend the Skytrex Cold War vehicle range, which, though limited, is a marvel of the sculpter's art…

Khurusan are also dipping their toes into moderns, with a very lovely Abrams leading the charge…

Eureka have just brought out some modern Russians, and having seen them in the flesh I can also recommend these unreservedly…

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 2:21 p.m. PST

I guess if I do the Brits I can use MJ figures for the Falklands but I what to do Americans and Soviets early to middle 80's.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

We have a fairly full range of cold war vehicles, but at the moment are slightly light on the US infantry (we only have British just being released now German, Soviet).

We do have the previous Modern US infantry still, which I will see about relisting them. They were removed when the new modern US infantry with M4 replaced them, rendering them obsolete, but apparently still suitable for cold war.

but the Chieftain

Funny. Mick Bliss, who set up and owned QRF originally, was a tankie on Chieftains, so they should be pretty much spot on :-)

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 4:37 p.m. PST

I absolutely love the QRF Chieftain! The only 'meh' point was having to drill out the hole for the gunbarrel, but the detailing is absolutely beautiful. My second-favourite QRF vehicle after the FV-432.

Sparker Inactive Member06 Nov 2012 12:33 a.m. PST

Yes I had the pleasure of a long chat with Mick at a Southern Militaire back in the day – great bloke. Liked his rules, too – F.E.B.A if memory serves – a very realistic 'periscope eye view' to my mind…

Well, I'll be putting in an order for the SLR chappies when they're realised, so I'll pick up a few of the QRF STILLBREW Chieftains then, see if I'm less critical with old age….

GeoffQRF Inactive Member06 Nov 2012 2:38 a.m. PST

Yes, FEBA were very 'tank focused'. The current incarnation, FEBA+ is the same system for vehicles, but with enhancements to account for more modern developments, and added detail to teh infantry section.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member06 Nov 2012 3:01 a.m. PST

Caveat to the above: I've not seen the Stillbrew Chieftain. I was talking about the basic models, which are absolutely lovely.

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