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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2020 10:34 p.m. PST

Does any one make 54mm plastic 19th Century European adventurers or explorers? I want to use them for my Sudan Project, where they are trying to rescue a prisoner held by the Dervish. Indiana Jones figures would probably work as well.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 2:57 a.m. PST

marx jungle jim playset? I can't say if it's available but a starting point.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 2:58 a.m. PST

Marx reissue Jungle Jim, Daktari figures. You can find them on Ebay. A mix of Africans and explorers. Sorry, but I don't know how to send you a link from my phone.

Green Tiger05 Jun 2020 3:25 a.m. PST

I think Britains may have made some safari figures in the 60s/70s not sure where you would find them – ebay maybe?

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 8:18 a.m. PST

Might also look for the Marx Daktari playset

Andrea Miniatures did a couple of 54mm Indy figures

PeloBourbon05 Jun 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

Hi Alte,

Maybe have a look to the AIP Boers set you can probably use some of them.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 9:49 a.m. PST

Thank you all for these leads. I will let you know how the search turns out.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Somebody else makes some. I own them. I'll see if I can find them.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 11:21 a.m. PST

There are some in this set


Aducknamedjoe12 Jun 2020 8:03 p.m. PST

I'd second AIP as options. You could combine figures from different sets to get a pretty solid group of motley "adventurers" (I'm thinking officer figures from the Russian Boxer Rebellion troops, plus from the British naval landing party set, the aforementioned Boers plus some Rough Riders for more civilian-looking chaps, and a pith-helmeted pistol-wielding officer to add in that classic 19th century look.

Scott Lesch has some examples on his "I like the things I like" blog: link

And Expeditionary Force also has some militia figures you might be able to use with a rifle swap.

AICUSV25 Jun 2020 12:57 p.m. PST

Aducknamedjoe – thanks for posting the link to Scott Lesch's blog. Some great ideas.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

Yes, nice find.

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