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PiousHeretic28 May 2013 5:15 p.m. PST

My Tom Meier Thunderbolt Mountain miniatures are lonely with no other minis to stand beside them ~frown~ Is anybody else doing true 25mm medieval or fantasy minis to the same caliber as Meier? I've tried a couple 1/72nd scale lines but they're noticably too small. Anything 28mm is way too big. Some older 25mms are comparably sized, but look almost comic next to Meiers, with odd body proportions and lack of detail.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

jpattern228 May 2013 5:24 p.m. PST

Tom's old true 25mm Ral Partha fantasy minis are all over Ebay, and you can usually get them pretty cheap. Even the ones that he sculpted in the '70s still look good today, he was that far ahead of his time.

jpattern228 May 2013 5:33 p.m. PST

The old RP Fantasy Collector series are Tom's: link

And a bunch of the Personalities and Things That Go Bump In The Night: link

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2013 6:15 p.m. PST

gasp I find the current GW Lord of the Rings line to be close to a true 25mm

PiousHeretic28 May 2013 10:24 p.m. PST

Great Ideas, thanks.

I do have some of Tom's older minis that show up on the links you provided; and some of Julie Guthrie's work has stood the test of time as well. Of course, GW is a given; though GW's minis are a little larger than Thunderbolt Mountain's they are not so much so that they don't work together.

In fact, backpedaling a bit on my first post, I have quite a few older fantasy and Medieval minis from various lines that fit very well, but I'm always looking, looking (aren't we all?) Particularly for lines that are currently in production. Are there, for instance, any 1:72 lines that are a bit oversized that might fit well?

Thanks again guys for the ideas.

Huscarle29 May 2013 2:18 a.m. PST

Denizen Miniatures are small 25mm & quite nice. denizenminiatures.co.uk

Mega Miniatures are true 25mm megaminis.com

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2013 8:07 a.m. PST

I think that "some" of the Mirliton medieval are smaller. I know that the Communal Wars figures are large 28mm that match with Black Tree, etc…but some of the other lines are smaller and they have a lot of variety. I would try to get answers from them as to which ones though.

Allen

Mayponce Mtepe29 May 2013 1:06 p.m. PST

I've used the Thunderbolt Mountain Arthurian miniatures line (only foot figures, not sure about the horses) with 1/72 plastics. Though a bit larger, they are compatible with many of the larger manufactures such as Zvezda, Caesar, Strelets, Miniart, etc.

Below is a comparison pic with many of the major 1/72 manufacturers--

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ordinarybass30 May 2013 2:55 p.m. PST

I'd second the Deinzen and Mega Miniatures (while they last…) lines.

Iron Wind Metals still sell most of the Ral Partha stuff. Some of which has held up really well, and much of which was sculpted by Tom.

jpattern230 May 2013 3:26 p.m. PST

I highly recommend Mega Minis, too, but Johnny is closing up shop June 1, so there's only another day or so to place your orders. I certainly sent some money his way this week. But I also know that as soon as he closes, I'll think of more of his minis that I "need" for some project or scenario.

PiousHeretic31 May 2013 7:00 p.m. PST

Once again I'd like to thank everybody for the great Ideas. I have bought quite a few minis from Johnny (Mega Minis), in fact all of the Guthrie miniatures I have I bought from him and they go very well with the TM minis, in my opinion at any rate. I bought some Italeri mounted Templars. The detail on them is impressive and though the size of the knights is only a wee bit small, the horses look like ponies next to the TM horses. But you planted an idea in my head and I'll see how they look on Essex mounts. At any rate, you all have given me some other great ideas to follow up on so, many thanks!

As an aside, I have quite a few Prince August molds and they are right in there as far as size compared to TM, and a lot of fun to play with!

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