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Rodrick Campbell Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian11 Aug 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

It's been a long time since I've had new product for sale. Yesterday I received two new items that are up on the website.

GID AN-04 Cape Buffalo Herd w/ Zulu Rider $15.00 USD



VIC-10 Kelly Gang in Armor $5.00 USD



I received a general restock of all codes as well.

Also, some new items have been added to the sales page at the blog. Please check them out and see if something strikes your fancy.


Thanks for looking and happy gaming.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 1:08 p.m. PST


Beautiful work, as always. Excellent detail.

By the way, I wonder how the Ned Kelly gang would do fighting against Martians in an All Quiet On The Martian Front game.

Or perhaps fighting off government forces in armor?



boy wundyr x Inactive Member11 Aug 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

Kelly gang could also work as original-period Monster Hunters, for Monster Hunter International fans doing a MHI project in 15mm (I happen to be one!).

Henry Martini11 Aug 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

That Kelly Gang is rather nicely sculpted, Rodrick. The sculptor has succeeded in capturing some very natural-looking poses (although I'm not sure about the one-handed rifle-firing pose. Presumably it's meant to represent a wounded Ned). Is there any chance he could be persuaded to repeat his triumph in 28mm, along with the opposition?

As you might know, for many years I've been trying to encourage manufacturers to produce an historical (as opposed to cinematic) colonial Australia 28mm or larger skirmish range. It remains a blank space on the wargaming map, while many much more obscure subjects have long since been realised in miniature. There's plenty of potential (see, for instance, the recent historically accurate film 'The Legend of Ben Hall'). If you think you and/or he might be interested I'll be happy to assist with information.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Henry, Dead Man's Hand offers both the Kelly Gang, th egang from The Proposition, and Australian Constabulary, all in 28mm.

Early morning writer11 Aug 2017 9:45 p.m. PST

Also, Roderick is the sculptor. So if the Dead Man's Hand items don't work for you, let Roderick know if you want to commission some work. That's how the unusual items make it into the marketplace. Like those Cape Buffalo. Sculptor's are only going to create things they either get paid for or have a personal passion for (and have a chance to sell).

Manufacturers, generally, are going to go for more mainstream items. Well, supposedly. Historical miniatures are available in a vast array of options across a vast array of time and through a dizzying variety of scales/sizes. Got to wonder how many items have made it into the marketplace with big dreams and small sales.

deflatermouse12 Aug 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Very nice figures.
Is it possible to get the Buffalo without the rider? Would be nice to have a herd, but not wanting to end up with a Zulu Lancer regiment.
Need lions and maybe a lion. I find the others on the market are a bit small.

Skeptic12 Aug 2017 5:16 a.m. PST

Very nice! Might water buffalo be next?

Rodrick Campbell Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian12 Aug 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

"Is it possible to get the Buffalo without the rider?"

The rider is a separate figure. It comes with the set, but you don't need to use him.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

I could see that rider used in so many other ways too.


Henry Martini13 Aug 2017 1:26 a.m. PST

Nick from my post immediately preceding yours: '… an historical (as opposed to cinematic) colonial Australia…'

Sadly EMW, I'm not sufficiently financially blessed as to be able to afford to commission figures, however, the fact that Rodrick has produced the figures under discussion here suggests that he does in fact have some pre-existing interest in the subject.

Rodrick Campbell Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian13 Aug 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

"he does in fact have some pre-existing interest in the subject."

Indeed, I do. Ever since I was about 12 and saw a 1/35 scale model of Ned in a modelling magazine.

@Henry Martini – You can contact me at highlanderstudios at comcast dot net. I'd be happy to have more information and explore some option to make these in 28mm.

Early morning writer13 Aug 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Skeptic, if you mean Asian water buffalo, Grumpy Miniatures used to – and may still – have some in their ranges. Malay, I think it was. Bought a dozen and they are painted – and, no, not for sale.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member14 Aug 2017 7:29 a.m. PST

In case anyone does need a reason for someone to be riding a Cape Buffalo:


(although not Zulu, more Dahomey-based)

Early morning writer14 Aug 2017 9:26 p.m. PST

Got my Cape buffalo in the mail today – very cool figures and I'll put them to good use. Like them so much I'll definitely be getting more, lots more. I know this will sound crazy to some of you but I plan to have a herd of 96 of the beasties, based in threes, though, so not so hard to set up, take down, and move around.

And, yes, I had a VERY early order in for these.

Great job, Rod!

Skeptic16 Aug 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

@Emw: Thanks, I'll take a look!



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