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Brian Prince Inactive Member10 Feb 2015 4:25 p.m. PST

Hi I have Started to make metal 25mm (prince August type) models and can make them available to the Community at reasonable cost for example a typical foot soldier is £1.00 GBP or even less for amounts exceeding 10 (already for you to paint) I have about 33 different molds so far and rising.
Please contact me if I can be of help or for info
Brian
bprince342@gmail.com

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2015 5:44 a.m. PST

I am sure everyone would welcome a few photos to illustrate your work. I assume you have created new moulds, just similar in style to Prince August.

John Leahy11 Feb 2015 10:42 a.m. PST

Are they gravity cast?

Marc the plastics fan Inactive Member11 Feb 2015 1:58 p.m. PST

Pics and more details always welcome

JezEger12 Feb 2015 11:07 a.m. PST

link

You might want to check this first if they are Prince August. Selling unlicensed casts would make you a pirate (which is a modern way of saying thief). If they are not Prince August, or if you have the copyright for them, then you are good.

Lord Hill12 Feb 2015 11:38 a.m. PST

I don't want to sound rude but a glance at ebay wil tell you that the going rate for Prince August Napoleonics is about 5p per figure tops! Even Perry figs are only £1.10 GBP

Marc the plastics fan Inactive Member13 Feb 2015 4:01 a.m. PST

A good point LH

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2015 8:19 a.m. PST

JezEger made the point I was trying to tactfully hint at. His link is well worth study, if you are casting from their moulds and not something you have created.

Well worth illustrating and also clarifying what you are offering.

I see lead people15 Feb 2015 5:51 p.m. PST

Prince August figures were crude even back in the early 80's. Top of the Perry Miniatures are only around a pound new and you can pick up second hand Foundry figures on eBay for around half that.

I don't think at your asking price you will find a market.

Maybe a basic paint job and you may achieve a pound per figure. As they're prince august, even then that might prove a challenge!

Royal Marine20 Feb 2015 7:06 a.m. PST

Brian … no pictures, no sale. This is a difficult market.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2015 2:28 p.m. PST

Bound to think this is proving a little embarrassing. In all good faith, he thought he could cast figures from their moulds and sell them relatively cheaply to enthusiasts. I cannot imagine this would fund a jet-set lifestyle………. but, equally we have to understand that those producing work we value must retain copyright…or go to the wall.

Brian would do well to just close this and say it was a simple misunderstanding on his part…..and heaven knows we would all understand. It is time he now responded to clarify what he is offering.

Black Hat Miniatures20 Feb 2015 2:58 p.m. PST

You can sell on Prince August figures provided you pay for a license.

Mike

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