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abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

I found these figures in a scrap box. Can you help to identify them. They are all 20mm. Some are WW2, one maybe WW1 French or WW2 Polish infantryman. The other is either FPW or WW1 German.

Vintage Wargaming31 Aug 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

I've commented on the blog but by no means sure

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

The "possible Franco-Prussian" has the look of an old Scruby 25, but that's not a line I ever worked.

dwight shrute31 Aug 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

The two French and the German kneeling remind me of the Miltra 20mm figures

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

I do have a number of older Scruby 25mm figures, primarily Napoleonics. The "FPW" figure does look like a Scruby, especially from the rear. And Scruby did have a 25mm FPW line. So it could be an old Scruby, maybe from a mould that was wearing out.


abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 1:55 a.m. PST

Many thanks for all the contributions. My first reaction on finding the WW2 figures was that they must be Miltra because of Jack's involvement with Bish. But he couldn't recall so I thought I would ask the wider community.

As to the other figure, FPW works for me as opposed to WW1. Never saw any of the Scruby figures so it is interesting if it is.

khanscom03 Nov 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

I doubt that the FPW/WW1 figure is a Scruby. I cast figures for Jack in the mid-1970s and never saw a mold for the figure illustrated. The 25mm FPW spin-cast range was considerably more detailed and displayed better anatomy. There were some 20mm WW1 figures that were similar in style to the FPW range; I don't think these were offered for sale at that time (maybe earlier), but as far as I know they only included French infantry in the Adrian helmet. I never saw any German figures. Hope this helps.

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