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Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

I'm looking for a manufacturer who makes SYW figures that are Small 15mm, 5/8 to 3/4 of an inch tall base to top of the head.

I have some that are not in production anymore and they need opponents. I need to find something that are 18mm or 15mm figures aspiring to be taller.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Sharpe5206 Sep 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

Hi there,
Have you tried Freikorps figures? they are on the smaller side of 15mm and in my opinion well designed figures.
Besides, the range is quite extensive.
Minifigs and Essex also are suitable for your pourposes.

Retiarius906 Sep 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

how about mikes models :)

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 9:14 a.m. PST


138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

Friekorp used to have a very bad reputation because they used a very brittle white metal. Have they changed their formula?

Essex are short and fat figures. Minifigs are more willowy.

Mikes Models? I thought they became part of Essex in the late 1980s…..

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

FrieKorps has changed the metal used.
Essex did buy Mike's Models but I don't think they actually produce the figures.

gisbygeo Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 4:57 p.m. PST

Warrior Miniatures 18th Century. Lovely figures, small 15's.


Henry Martini06 Sep 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

The Frei Korps metal change is ancient history. The range has been a property of QRF for many years.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

no pics at all on the Warrior Mins site…That's a non starter.

Sharpe5207 Sep 2017 1:36 a.m. PST

As many people say Freikorps don't use the old brittle metal any longer. As far as Mike's Model are concerned I think they can sell old ranges on demand.

Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

I appreciate the information. Warrior minis do have a gallery with measurements, which helps, even though 18th century figures aren't shown.

von Schwartz07 Jul 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

Friekorps may have had a bad rap for brittle white metal but the castings were great. I just started in again building SYW with Friekorps only to find that they redesigned and changed their formula. The detail of the previous years is gone although they are now closer to a true 15mm, they were rapidly approaching 18mm years ago. The only time I had a problem with the brittleness issue was when I dropped a hussar on my concrete floor and the figure exploded! Well, not literally but the head went one way, the body another, and the horse and base another. It only happened once. My most recent acquisition from QRF via Scale Creep here in the US was Prussian infantry and cavalry. All of the infantry and most of the cavalry seemed to be "new" FK but some of the cavalry, especially the personality figures, were old school. Noticeably larger but the detail was much sharper and there was less "flash".

von Schwartz07 Jul 2018 7:39 p.m. PST

P.S. no offense to my UK brethren, but are there any US distributors?! I hate always converting pounds to dollars and visa versa. Also, gisbygeo mentioned Warrior figures, any pics, I'd like to see what I'm going to get if I order some?

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