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Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 8:28 p.m. PST

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HG Walls produced some lovely 28mm buildings that are sadly out of production. I have nine buildings, including one duplicate.

If Herb sees this, I would like to know how many buildings he created and what they were to see what I am missing.

If anyone has info and photos, please share. Thank you.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 7:03 a.m. PST

I have more of Herb's buildings and terrain pieces than I have fingers and toes, three times over or more. He's probably made several thousand models in aggregate for all of his customers, probably too many to even track.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 7:40 a.m. PST

Der Alte Fritz, thanks for the reply. Herb has certainly made a lot of custom buildings over the years. Some of them can be seen through internet searches.

For a period back in the 1990s, he had a line of buildings he marketed under the HG Walls name. These were not custom creations and one-offs, but a catalog of buildings ready to buy. This is the group I began collecting. The church shown in the photograph is the largest of this set of buildings.

What I wonder is how many of this HG Walls collection Herb created, what they were, and if any I am missing could be found. The series was numbered HG1, HG2 and so on. I have various buildings in the series, from HG1 through HG12, but not all of them.

Thanks again. Do you have any of this 28mm resin HG Walls series of buildings in your collection?

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 7:41 a.m. PST

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Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 7:44 a.m. PST

The photo includes 5 buildings from the HG Walls collection Herb marketed for a brief period. I looked through old Courier magazines since there are articles in some about Herb's creations. I hoped there might be an advertisement and catalog list of these HG Walls buildings, but have not found any info.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 1:53 p.m. PST

These buildings were originally molded and cast for Herb by Old Glory.
When the license expired the molds were sent to Herb.
Where they went from there I have no idea.
Absolutely beautiful buildings, however, not a few gamers complained concerning the roofs not lifting of.
Regards
Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 2:28 p.m. PST

Old Glory/Russ Dunaway, thank you. That fills in several blanks. I will go back to the magazine archives and look for Old Glory advertisements.

I don't mind that the roofs don't lift off. The church roof does lift and I crafted a floor but doubt I'll use the interior. I agree, beautiful buildings and I would be interested in acquiring any I don't have.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 2:44 p.m. PST

Here is one of Herb's thatch roof buildings moulded and cast by Old Glory:

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HG Walls05 Apr 2021 7:28 a.m. PST

Well, this is certainly a trip in the old "Way-Back Machine". I really don't remember how many models that I made for Old Glory, but 12 seems to be about right for the half-timbered models from the collection in your photos.

After Old Glory decided to quit producing the models, Jeff Nall offered his services to keep the minis in production. Sadly, Jeff had to endure some traumatic life circumstances and the range of buildings went out of production. I haven't been able to reconnect with Jeff for years and I have no idea what has become of the masters or molds.

You might have some success looking through back issues of Wargames Illustrated to find the original model listing.

Also, thank you for your kind words and it was great fun to see your wonderfully painted examples of my past work.

Cheers,
Herb

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2021 8:15 p.m. PST

Herb, wonderful. Your reply made my day. I really enjoyed painting your models and am pleased you like my work. I tried to do them justice.

These buildings brought hours of enjoyment as I researched colour schemes and tried various combinations to highlight the architectural designs. The church was inspired by churches in Germany, specifically Baden-Baden. I hope you had as much fun creating them.

Thank you for the tip on Wargames Illustrated. I have several years collected in binders. Should I begin with the 1990s or 2000s? I did find a couple of articles regarding you, including a couple of very good photos of you (and Nanette). You are right, using old slang, it is a trip.

Thanks, Herb.

HG Walls06 Apr 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

I should think that WI issues of the mid to late 90s would show one or two Old Glory ads with a listing of the models.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

Herb, Thank you! 😃 I'll begin with that time frame.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2021 7:30 p.m. PST

I set a time limit on the photos and they were automatically removed. If anyone has an interest in seeing these buildings, advise and I'll repost images.

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