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Come In Nighthawk03 Jul 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Armorcast seems to have gotten out of the era -- and I'm no good myself at making thousands of little dental plaster blocks (Hirst)!!

"Somebody" has been at the east coast HMGS Cons' for a number of years now (or at least since I've been going since the summer of '13), selling obelisks and pre-made pieces (small sphinxes; pharaoh statues; wall pieces) etc. But… for the life of me… in scanning the exhibitors list for Historicon '17 ("as of" date, about two weeks ago now!!), I cannot remember the vendor!!!


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Wow. I didn't know that Armorcast had stopped doing their awesome Egyptian terrain pieces.

And I'm not sure if Monolith Designs is really still still in business, but here's the link:

Scotia Grendel seems to still have Egyptian terrain:


Noble Knight has a lot of Scotia Grendel stock on ebay from time to time:



Huscarle03 Jul 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

I'm sure Monolith Designs has been passed onto another company, but I can't remember who?

I'll recommend Scotia Grendel, & also Tiny Furniture who have a small selection of very nice sculpts including Hirst pharaoh statues. link

Fenris Games have some Egyptian stuff too, including canopic jars

Otherwise, check ebay grin

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Crocodile Games has some interesting pieces in their icons and artifacts section:


Reaper Miniatures has fantastic pieces too.

PS. Kevin is right. Ebay will give you additional choices we may have missed:

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Monolith is long gone and no longer being cast. :-(

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

I think Akheton has some useful things, but I'd visit the aquarium sections of Wal-mart and Pet Smart before I paid wargame terrain prices.

45thdiv03 Jul 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I might have two of the original armor cast monoliths. One was rocket shape and the other was like the Washington monument. If you are interested in them, I will dig them out and bring them to historicon.


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 12:45 p.m. PST


Try your local flea market. There is always a stand of cheap Egyptian plaster pieces for sale that make great terrain.

45thdiv03 Jul 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

In Virginia there are very few good flea markets. Mostly the ones that have permanent stalls for "antique dealers"

I miss the flea markets in the midwest. One near Oklahoma City called Mary's Swap Meet was the best 40 years ago. I wonder if it is still there?


Come In Nighthawk03 Jul 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

je suis désolé… Thanks for the tips about the "odds n' bits," but I should have made clear --- I am after "the big stuff!" Pylon-style temple/fort or the like:

E.G., the big Armorcast temple thing:

Also, it seems from all the posts else-when on TMP, that Monolith, though it still has its website up @ link
-- has at best an unreliable track record, and at worst is out of business???? Last announcement on the site is something like from 2006!

Thanks for the tip about Scotia. Their stuff seems mostly aimed at the "Pulp" sort'a "Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" crowd. However, I might be able to do something with one or another "gate" piece, and then a lot of laminate 1/8" White Foam Core with card-stock "blocks" glued on and a lot of spray paint… for the walls and "pylons" -- maybe…

Doesn't solve the problem of the "papyrus" columns I ought to use for temple sections, however…

Well… just keep hunting I guess….

Bobsyouruncle Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

The vendor is Ed Gries and he's on the list of vendors as Relic Golden Amusement, Inc. And yes he always has Egyptian themed stuff. He is also very amenable to making a deal. I would try and contact him before hand just to make sure he has what you're looking for with him at Historicon.

SgtGuinness03 Jul 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

Oddly enough there are some great Egyprian aquarium decorations. Hit your local pet shops or google them.

Come In Nighthawk03 Jul 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

Bob -- google-ing Relic Golden Amusement, Inc. helps not. Excpet for some coin-operated amusement thing in NJ!

Is there a link for Ed Gries?

Bobsyouruncle Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

Maybe someone at Historicon can help with contact info for Ed. I know he lives in New Jersey, or at least he did. I haven't seen him since I stopped selling at all the shows about 5 years ago due to health reasons, mostly getting old. He used to run several shows himself, mostly the toy soldier shows along the east coast, some in NJ,NY,PA,VA. Hobby Bunker may have contact info also, as he used to go to their shows up in Mass.

FABET0103 Jul 2017 4:54 p.m. PST

I used to really like the Armorcast Egyptian terrain, then one day I realized some of the engravings were wearing sneakers….

Kinda ruined it for me

Come In Nighthawk04 Jul 2017 6:31 a.m. PST

Sneakers? Seriously?

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

Just to add to the discussion:



YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

There are various Hirst arts kits you can get

Topcat118 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

You might want to look at Stonehouse miniatures as well. Here is a link to their Egyptian product list.


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