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Buckeye AKA Darryl28 May 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

discussion here:


cavcrazy28 May 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

I wouldn't start a new range, I would buy the old Bugle & Guidon 30mm figures range. I have always loved those figures.

Jeigheff28 May 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

It would never be complete, but a range of 15mm American Revolution figures in campaign dress would be useful. Separate heads would make the range more versatile. It might not be popular, but doing the same thing in 20mm would be fun too.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

Been there…..but if money no object I would recreate the minifigs 1st generation strips, I obsess about getting hold of any I can…..

Gone Fishing28 May 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up, Darryl! Just responded over there, but my choice would be for Pulp and early Samurai in 54mm!

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member28 May 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Buy up rights for Minifigs 'S' Range Ancients then have fun converting them all in the same way as I did with Garrison (but still having fun with Garrison, as in camels with towers!)


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

True 25mm, like Ral Partha colonials.
As far as I know, RAFM is the only one making True 25mm figures any more. I miss them, and money is no object.

I know it's all that was available when I started, but I always thought True 25mm was the ideal size for TSATF colonials.

Then I would buy Perry and have them re-do the entire AWI line with separate heads. Ditto Eureka.
Remember. Money is no object. (Maybe it's not such a good idea to tell them that ahead of time.)
Maybe I should just settle for Leutze Washington Crossing the Delaware vignettes.

rmaker28 May 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

As far as I know, RAFM is the only one making True 25mm figures any more. I miss them, and money is no object.

Historifigs does, too.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Restarting many of the old Frontier lines for Historical, Martian Metals 15mm line

In general would like to see more of Native Wars for North America

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Early North American south eastern natives with European adversaries.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

28mm sitting, standing at rest figures. Napoleonic,WWII, Vikings, etc.

Dennis030228 May 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

An affordable, good quality line of 25/28mm Vietnam figures.

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Well, I'd find and release the Venexia Renaissance line…

Knight of St John28 May 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

I would add to the Warlord Games range of miniatures for the Wars of Religion.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

I'd try to find the old masters for the Mikes Models Colonial ranges. old fart I love those figures. Just can't seem to find many on the secondary market nowadays.

Zephyr128 May 2017 2:28 p.m. PST

I'm still sculpting away at my first clown (in 28mm & 15mm poses), so I'd guess that's the start of a range… ;-)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Ragbones, the story I got was that "Mike" got a job as distributor for another line, and a job condition was that all the Mike's Models masters be destroyed.

But yeah, if I could bring old casting lines back from the dead, they'd be high on the list. The 18th Century ones looked like a Hogarth print made miniature.

Crow Bait Inactive Member28 May 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

I would make a line of 18th century Spanish and Yaqi/Apache for the American southwest.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP28 May 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

I would start a range of 40mm AWI Spanish! Oh wait, I do own a company and I am going to do 40mm AWI Spanish!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member28 May 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

Well that's the best answer so far!

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

1/600 Korean turtle ships and other vessels of the period

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2017 1:03 a.m. PST

Been there. Done that.

cloudcaptain29 May 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

A 20mm scifi range with both scifi and sci-fantasy figs. However there'd be no reason to launch if I couldn't keep it to around $1.25 USD a fig. Maybe I'd go plastics. Perhaps Daemonscape could set me up as a US retailer for the 25mm Stargrunt resin vehicles…

vicmagpa129 May 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

I am partial to 15mm and 6mm. hard to sculp. thought about creating a universe of beings. Including aliens of various types. Tough decision. Definetly more of American War of Independence and American sivil war.

Khusrau29 May 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

Some of the old Mikes Models are still available from Essex on request.

KSmyth29 May 2017 6:35 p.m. PST

Darryl has a lot of interests that coincide with mine. The Corps of Discovery is great, but I'd want mine in 28mm. But I'd like my range to include all the figures for the Legion of the United States to the War of 1812.

Henry Martini29 May 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

There's still a gaping colonial Australia-shaped hole in the hobby map where a skirmish range should be. There have been various rumblings over the years, but I long ago gave up hope that they will ever amount to anything.

If I had the money it would be going to the Perrys to add another period to their 40mm catalogue.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 9:45 p.m. PST

I started a range of 24 WWII / Sci Fi figures. I got 8 of them done and my sculptor said he was going blind and could not finish the range after stalling for a couple years.

I have commissioned five custom hobby projects and the three most expensive failed because the other person was unable to live up to their promises. Two were crooks and the third had a medical condition.

I won't be starting a figure line.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

cloudcaptain30 May 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

That's sad Mike… would have enjoyed those.

Gone Fishing30 May 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

Yes, that's a sad story!

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 11:46 p.m. PST

A S.T.A.L.K.E.R./ Stalker/ Roadside Picnic range in 15mm is my Holy Grail. Sadly, I can just as easily see the risks as the rewards, and could understand the industry's reluctance…


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