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jeeves08 Jan 2020 11:39 p.m. PST

Are there still no Ming Chinese being made in 28mm?

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 2:58 a.m. PST

There are a handful of Ming Chinese in North Star's "Ronin" range: link

Calculon09 Jan 2020 5:26 a.m. PST

Irregular miniatures also make 25/28mm Ming Chinese (listed under 'Imperial Chinese'), but I'm not sure how up to date these are:

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 6:11 a.m. PST

I'm sure I saw some 1/72 Ming here several months ago. Nice looking figures. Isn't 1/72…. 28mm?

setsuko09 Jan 2020 6:50 a.m. PST

skipper: no, modern day 28mm is closer to 1/56.

Cerdic09 Jan 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

There are a few ranges available…


jeeves10 Jan 2020 3:27 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. Though the North Star Ming are awful IMHO.

Bowman12 Jan 2020 6:07 p.m. PST

I am co-commissioning a small group of 28mm Ming warriors for the Imjin Wars by Steve Barber. So far we have 4 different figures: upright arquebusier, kneeling arquebusier, and two different variants of heavily armoured troops. The latter will have an assortment of weapons and head swaps.

If you have Facebook here are some pictures of greens:



Bowman12 Jan 2020 6:18 p.m. PST

As for the listing Cedric provided, if you didn't like the Northstar figures then I doubt you'll be happy with most of the rest. The rather nice Forlorn Hope figures are sadly awol.

altfritz13 Jan 2020 3:17 p.m. PST

I have the moulds to the ex-Forlorn Hope, ex-Cavalcade Ming Chinese and will be bringing them back on line as time and money allows. I also have the Wako range, and I have limited numbers of them on hand – and on sale.


Bowman14 Jan 2020 5:13 a.m. PST

That is interesting to hear, altfritz. Perhaps you'd consider crowdfunding to get the Ming line back in production?

altfritz14 Jan 2020 2:16 p.m. PST

That is an option, I guess. I have a lot of other things that also need sorting.

Masse de Decision18 Jan 2020 11:38 p.m. PST

Caesar's sells a boxed set of Ming troops. There are 28 figures per set. I'm only familiar with these because I was looking on-line at Ch'in Dynasty set and noticed that they also had Ming, Shang, Zhou, and Han set.

Bowman20 Jan 2020 11:44 p.m. PST

28 figures but not 28mm.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 2:08 p.m. PST

I hit up the Perry Bros about doing a mixed metal-plastic line. They seemed less than enthused for some reason.

Maybe if they got some additional emails they might get encouraged?

Marcus Brutus17 Sep 2020 4:44 p.m. PST

I emailed them last year about the Ming and got a very non committal response.

altfritz18 Sep 2020 7:27 a.m. PST

They were probably less than enthused b/c while a few people are expressing interest where were they when Cavalcade was in business, or before Forlorn Hope sold the range to me.

I have a few castings of Wako but I recall one punter who expressed interest didn't want to pay a fair price for them.

Why would the Perry Bros go through the expense if that's what the market is like?

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