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Green Tiger Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 1:04 a.m. PST

I am looking for figures that are roughly compatible with Spencer Smith figures but slightly more detailed. So slim 30mm – I will be using them for late 18th century (1790s)_ any suggestions?

Vintage Wargaming27 Jul 2017 1:16 a.m. PST

Take a look at the Spencer Smith Connoisseur Range (sculpted by Barry Minot). No cavalry though

Green Tiger Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 2:06 a.m. PST

Thanks vintage – it is those that I have – they form the basis of our forces but I am looking to expand.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 2:41 a.m. PST

I've no idea what they are called now, but didn't RSM make thin figures? I know that they are in production by "Something?" Painting Consortium. I can't remember the name.

Dayton Painting Consortium?

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 2:47 a.m. PST

willie figures

Major William Martin RM27 Jul 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

Green Tiger – You actually have a few choices available.

First, the RSM95 figures, as mentioned, are available through the Dayton Painting Consortium here link

These figures were originally sculpted to fit in with other slim "Old School" figures and are not quite 30mm, but still mix well in the same army.

Next up, one stop shopping available at the Spencer Smith Miniatures web store here link

Here you will find the original Spencer Smith figures, the Tradition 30mm figures by Charles Stadden, the Willie 30mm figures by Edward "Ted" Suren, and the excellent 30mm figures by Holger Ericksson. The HE figures, in particular, have a very symbiotic relationship to the Spencer Smith figures. The HE figures were originally available through SAE and the original SSM's were made to be compatible with the SAE figures. One thing though, the HE figures are geared towards the GNW period (1700 – 1750) and may look out of sorts with your 1790 target unless you're doing an Imaginations collection.

Good hunting and please post a few photos when you can.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Well, if you're actually matching Spenser Smiths, you might want to get a sample from Historifigs--the old Scruby 30mm line.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

I would suggest the Minden (Fife and Drum) miniatures and Crann Tara miniatures. Both have 18th century figures and they mix well with the figures already mentioned.

fifeanddrum-minis.com/index.html

cranntaraminiatures.co.uk

Vintage Wargaming27 Jul 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

GT – are you sure you have the Connoisseur range rather than the standard SSM range? The Minot designed figures in the Connoisseur range are considerably more detailed than the Holger Erickson designed standard SSMs. Just checking!

The Man With Two Bryans27 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Same marching pose as Spencer Smith, more detail, but a limited range from Fighting 15s: link

Green Tiger Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 1:08 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone- certainly something to be going at here – will check some of these out.

Green Tiger Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

Vintage – yes – I suppose I really mean 'more suitable for the 1790's and not all in firing poses'- the detail is acceptable, I just didn't want anyone suggesting the rest of the Spencer Smith range- which isn't what I'm looking for really.

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