Help support TMP

"Recommendations for contract casters in Canada?" Topic

10 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Hobby Industry Message Board

770 hits since 16 Nov 2012
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

RJ Andron Inactive Member16 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.

Mako11 Inactive Member16 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 Sponsoring 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

Mark "Extra Crispy" Severin

Black Cavalier16 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 Andron Inactive Member17 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 Fezian Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 1:49 p.m. PST


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

RJ Andron Inactive Member18 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 Magnus Inactive Member20 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.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.