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18 Mar 2019 4:35 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Aug 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

Which American Revolution historical figures would you like to see in 28mm?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 4:00 p.m. PST


Winston Smith15 Aug 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

I'm already getting my head on a 3D printed mounted AWI General.
It should be in my mailbox any day now.
That takes care of the famous AWI Pennsylvania General Winston Smith.

There are a lot of 28mm figures out there identified in the catalog or list as "General Soandso", but are really just a General with a generic face.
Lord Stirling? Who knows what he looks like?
I need Maxwell? There's a guy in blue and red. Use him.

I've done head transplants to give me Cadwalader. I just put a Kings Mountain Pennsylvania Associators head on a generic mounted Perry General.
Ditto Simcoe as the leader of the Queen's Rangers. I took an Old Glory QR head and put him on a generic mounted General's body.
But are they accurate portraits? No.

Winston Smith15 Aug 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

I have seen very identifiable faces in 28mm. The Conquest Last of the Mohicans set is particularly good, especially Magua.
And so is the GW LOTR Fellowship set.
So it can be done.
Right now I have a set of generals who are who I say they are. Is that Cornwallis? If you say so.
I even have an Old Glory Ben Franklin from the Pirate range.
But I've only seen one figure in AWI ranges who is "accurate", and that would be George.

But, I'll play.
Charles Lee is famous for being really ugly. Let's see that.
Knox is famous for being fat. Let's see a corpulent figure.
Benedict Arnold in both a Continental uniform, and the British uniform he would have worn. Both figures with otherwise identical poses.
Do Washington figures really tower over his fellow Americans?

Do their portraits have subtle distinctions that do not show up in the generic general figures with name tabs?

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

Burgoyne, Arnold,Gates,Morgan, Poor, Lernard, Fraser,Riedesel,Lincoln,Livingston and Warner.

charared Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 4:49 p.m. PST


Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 5:50 p.m. PST

Washington Not a weak tipping his hat Washington but rather an aggressive, angry Washington.



A better Lafayette.



Two Arnolds

Two of Knox. One mounted and one dismounted.






dBerczerk15 Aug 2018 6:31 p.m. PST

Christopher Walken in hussar dress, mounted.

Lawrence Olivier, as "Gentleman Johnny," in carriage, with "companion."

Leslie Nielsen as The Swamp Fox, mounted.

John Carradine, as Caldwell in Loyalist uniform, mounted and on foot.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 7:01 p.m. PST

My ancestor James Moore of Battle of Moore's Creek fame.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

Nathaniel Greene, Daniel Morgan, John Simcoe.


Viper guy Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

What Col Campbell said.

Corporal Fagen15 Aug 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

Colonel Tye

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

Mrs. Elizabeth Loring, busy distracting General Howe?
Doctor Joseph Warren
Israel Putnam (you could make a younger version for the FIW)
Ethan Allen
Major Majoribanks
Barry St. Leger

Edited to put more spaces under the main body of text so nobody thinks there was a General Grelber in the AWI

Axebreaker16 Aug 2018 2:26 a.m. PST

+1 ColCampbell


95th Division Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

There are some nice Tarletons and Washingtons out there. I'd like to see:

Anthony Wayne
John E. Howard (MD. continentals)
Charles Lee
Light Horse Harry Lee
Daniel Morgan
Nathanael Greene

WarWizard16 Aug 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Molly Pitcher
Dr. Joseph Warren
General Putnam and Colonel Gridley, Colonel Prescott

Hessian – Col Rall.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

Sybil Ludington
Molly Pitcher
John Heard
Joshua Barney

… people not already available.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

"There are some nice Tarletons and Washingtons out there."

Where are these nice Washington's you speak of?

Winston Smith16 Aug 2018 12:47 p.m. PST

Peggy Shippen.
Major Andre.

And of course, Washington Crossing the Delaware. I want the Leutze painting, not some revisionist accurate nonsense.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

Patrick Ferguson

People have already mentioned my other favorites.

Winston Smith16 Aug 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

If it weren't for the fact that any frontiersman with a rifle could be him, Timothy Murphy.

charared Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 3:20 p.m. PST



Olivier and Carradine!!!


TaltosVT16 Aug 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

Thomas Paine, crouched over a desk, writing "Common Sense."

nevinsrip16 Aug 2018 7:40 p.m. PST


Winston Smith16 Aug 2018 9:02 p.m. PST

Thomas Paine, crouched over a drum, composing The Crisis by light of a campfire.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 9:10 p.m. PST

Mel Gibson

nevinsrip16 Aug 2018 11:57 p.m. PST

There are about 4 different versions of Mel Gibson done in 54 MM, by Richard Conte.

Wonderful figures. I have them all.

Bill N17 Aug 2018 4:26 a.m. PST


23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Every time I start posting which figure i would to see, someone here has already posted it. Plus, some great idea I never thought of! So with some cross over here is my list that I would spend money on;

A really good George Washington all fired up as per Monmouth. Just be taller then average figures

Alexander Hamilton, both as ADC to Washington and as captain of artillery.

"Lord" Stiring in his finest general's uniform

Charles Lee surrounded by his dogs

Sir William Howe and Mrs Loring.

Colonel Webster at Guilford Courthouse encouraging the Welch Fusiliers. " Come on my brave Fusiliers! "

Sergeant Roger Lamb at Guilford Courthouse.

saltflats192917 Aug 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

Rally now :

Here he is:

Winston Smith18 Aug 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

Did I mention Washington Crossing the Delaware, Leutze?
Oh. I did?
Does this count as 2 votes?

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

I have an Old Glory Washington figure (sort of sitting tall in the saddle pose) that I'm pleased with. Foundry has a nice Washington IMO.

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