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Double W Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

I'm building some scenarios around the "Bone Wars"--a series of paleontological digs in the Old West between rival scientists that led to several significant dinosaur discoveries. link

What I'm looking for is something like the Pegasus gold miners plastics set but in 25/28 scale. link The figures need to be mining/prospecting rather than gunfighting, given I know where to find plenty of the latter.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 7:18 a.m. PST

Not a set, but one of my favs in 28mm…even better in the flesh…er, um, alloy.


komradebob Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 7:24 a.m. PST

Old Glory has one leading a mule in their Figure of the Month range.


They might still sell it seperately as well.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 7:30 a.m. PST


I used rail workers from Deadlands minis for the workers and foundry darkest Africa form the professors.

willthepiper24 Dec 2012 7:38 a.m. PST

Take a look at Tiger Miniatures – scroll about halfway down the page here:

for the old HLBS miners.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 7:53 a.m. PST

Dixon has prospectors in the Old West line.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Dec 2012 9:02 a.m. PST

Add some Railroad type workers and some VSF Professor types and you should be good.

A real interesting phase in American Science

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

"I get no kick from cocaine.
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all…"

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 9:41 a.m. PST

Double W,

Contact me at jmcp1650 at comcast dot net. I have the prospector and mule that komradebob posted. I'll probably never get the pair painted so I'll be willing to let him go for a reasonable amount.


ubique1 Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 9:52 a.m. PST

I believe Knuckleduster have them in their prospector sets

Double W Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 9:54 a.m. PST


Thanks for the offer but I already have a mule and prospector type. I was looking more for workers to fill out a camp. Looks like tiger miniatures might be my best bet at the moment.

Saber6: it was a very interesting time for American science, when field work in the west could be a real adventure. Of course, my games are going to be a little more violent than the real thing.

poiter5024 Dec 2012 5:59 p.m. PST

Wackmole9, any links to pics?

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2012 12:40 a.m. PST

They have some cool one in the northwest frontier range

solosam Inactive Member27 Dec 2012 12:27 p.m. PST

Brigade Games has a number of laborers. Their "Western Railroad Workers," "Chinese Laundry," and "Western Characters I" all offer a variety of unarmed workers in various occupations.


If you want miner and prospectors specifically, you can check out this article on my blog:


-Solo Sam

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop03 Jan 2013 10:41 a.m. PST

Copplestone has some dino fossils in Back of Beyond range

solosam Inactive Member17 Jan 2013 9:07 p.m. PST


Another one leading a mule, from Dixon.

-Solo Sam

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2013 3:43 p.m. PST

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