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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 3:04 a.m. PST

I found this online this morning:

irminiatures.com

If this is accurate, it is great news. The I/R figures, especially those for the War of the Revolution, are excellent. The Napoleonic line is also excellent.

Milgame15 Aug 2021 3:54 a.m. PST

Brings back memories of my youth, when I painted 54mm miniatures, and before I discovered wargames. Great news indeed!

Ferd4523115 Aug 2021 4:50 a.m. PST

I just found an I/R Imperial Old Guard figure I did 50 years ago and was planning to give him to my oldest grandson. Bottom line maybe I can get one done for all the grandsons. Thnx. H

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 5:43 a.m. PST

My first IR is the AWI Delaware Light Infantry officer.

That was over 50 years ago. Sadly, my painting
'skills' have not improved…

Blasted Brains15 Aug 2021 6:18 a.m. PST

Once upon a few decades back I'd thought to paint one figure each for all of the AWI units – using 54mm. Of course, that was before I had a much better knowledge and understanding that there are too many gaps in the available information to make it a reality plus so many variants in uniforms for so many units. I did have a few Imrie Risley and they were very nice figures. Long gone now, though. Best of luck to the new company.

Bill N15 Aug 2021 6:50 a.m. PST

That was over 50 years ago. Sadly, my painting
'skills' have not improved…

I could say the same Ed, except it has only been 45 years.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

Back when I was a lad in middle school, more than 40 years ago, a social studies teacher gave me a few of his spare I.R. "postcard" painting guides. One that I still recall was a painting of Skinner's Horse from the Indian Mutiny. That guide suggested that a painter should use gloss varnish on leather gear to show them as polished. I have used that method ever since. my only later addition was to add a little flesh tone to the leather brown or black paint to show wear. I think I picked that idea up from an article by Anthony Barton.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 11:48 a.m. PST

First proper figures I painted were IR AWI figures. I used to get them at a long gone hobby shop.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 2:09 p.m. PST

First miniatures I never painted. AWI diorama.
10 figures standing firing in the back line, 10 figures kneeling firing in the front line --also officer,drummer, and std bearer. Back then it cost a "chunk o change" also!!

Russ Dunaway

VonBlucher15 Aug 2021 3:24 p.m. PST

Started with their figures, then did dome 75mm Napoleonic early line figures and dappled with Poste Militaire 90mm figures, while I was also painting 25mm Minifigs.

KSmyth15 Aug 2021 8:19 p.m. PST

It' great the figures are available again. I loved painting IR figures and hope to paint more in my retirement.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2021 2:52 a.m. PST

I have been collecting and painting I/R figures since I was in the 8th grade. They are excellent and I have a good selection of about 400 of them, some are not done yet, and some are in the 'shop' for repair.

My concentration is on the Continental Army, the Union Army of the Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars, and some from other eras.

I've also done some conversion work, trading heads on the Old Guard grenadiers to foot artillery of the Imperial Guard.

huron72516 Aug 2021 11:54 a.m. PST

Great news. As I am moving into 54mm (1/32nd) WW2 skirmish gaming with metal (not interested in plastic). I had been contemplating King & Country and/or Britians but the cost is rather steep.

I notice they have a good selection of US Airborne and German Para's and Infantry.

The price doesn't bother me as I only need 10 or so of each side. Small scale skirmish with Final Combat.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2021 9:32 p.m. PST

I have acquired over the years a lot of unpainted 54mm figs, many IR. I was at first a bit sad seeing them come back because I thought my collection of IR would be devaluated. That lasted until I saw the prices of the brought back figs! Suddenly, my valuation almost doubled for a figure! My still packaged 10 pound ACW Rifled piece has me wanting to keep it for a rainy day! Nice figures and a wide range, I am glad I kept all mine as I could never afford to replace them today!

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2021 12:48 p.m. PST

I couldn't afford their figures back in the day, but my brother had a copy of their "Model Soldier Guide," which I devoured. Taught me how to paint horses!

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2021 5:28 a.m. PST

Wonder where they make them now. They used to be in a small backwater industrial park near Albany NY IIRC.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2021 7:22 a.m. PST

Why don't you email them and ask? There's an email form on the website.

irminiatures.com

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