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RJ Andron16 Nov 2012 5:55 p.m. PST

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any casters/casting companies willing to take on some custom metal casting for some miniatures I would like to have produced. I would be looking at casting in 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm wargame scales.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mako1116 Nov 2012 6:56 p.m. PST

RAFM is up your way.

Not sure if they do contract casting, but probably worth asking.

Glengarry516 Nov 2012 7:32 p.m. PST

Does this mean we'll finally see a range of figures for the 1837 Mackenzie-Papinuea Rebellion? :)

Personal logo Extra Crispy Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2012 8:00 p.m. PST

Hello RJ:

They are not in Canada, but Iron Wind Metals in Cincinnati do first rate work. And because they are a full time operation you never have to worry your caster's "real life" interferes. I work with Michael at mnoe at ironwindmetals.com

Mark "Extra Crispy" Severin
ScaleCreep.com
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Personal logo Black Cavalier Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2012 9:06 p.m. PST

RAFM isn't in Canada?

Pulp Figures is in British Columbia, so they might be able to point you to a caster.

RudyNelson17 Nov 2012 9:47 a.m. PST

Mark was referring to his recommendation of Iron Wind not RAFM.
Black cavalier See the comma in his sentance. That means it is not a seperate comment.

RJ Andron17 Nov 2012 12:24 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I have considered reaching out to RAFM, but I would also like to have some alternatives as well. Mark, thanks for the recommendation of Iron Wind Metals – I'll definitely give them a call. And I'll also reach out to Bob Murch as well.

Mako, I don't think I'll be doing figures of the 1837 Mackenzie-Papinuea Rebellion, it's a bit outside my areas of interest. But if there's enough of a market… :)

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Nov 2012 1:49 p.m. PST

RJ,

I admit my bias up front as one of the MX team; RAFM rocks!evil grin

RAFM produces our metal ship minis under license. I personally have bought from RAFM as a *consumer* more than a few times in addition to working with Jack Van Schaik on matters pertaining to Silent Death, and I have no complaints whatsoever.

Hope this helps!evil grin


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

RJ Andron18 Nov 2012 8:25 p.m. PST

Hi Leland, thanks for the RAFM recommendation. RAFM is one of the companies that I will be contacting.

Pattus Magnus20 Nov 2012 9:11 a.m. PST

A friend of mine has a small indie minis company (Trey Corbies), and he now has his casting done through RAFM. No complaints that I know of. I believe that RAFM's casting operation goes under the name Silver Fox Productions.

I hope you find a caster who can meet your needs.

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