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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 12:10 p.m. PST

Anyone know what happened Bob?

Disco Joe12 Jan 2022 12:17 p.m. PST

I remember a few years ago there was a statement made that he was moving to Arizona. That was the last I had heard.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 12:29 p.m. PST

Do you mean post-retirement news or I didn't know he was out of business news?

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 1:00 p.m. PST

Just curious, what happened to his miniatures who sells them?

Col Durnford12 Jan 2022 1:11 p.m. PST

I loved his old Jungle Rot (formerly London War Room) Vietnam range.

Personal logo jsmcc91 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 2:02 p.m. PST

Bob retired RLBPS years ago. I know it was posted here at some point.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jan 2022 2:57 p.m. PST

His last post (membername mastersarge) was 2017, announcing the website was back up: TMP link

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 3:24 p.m. PST

That URL doesn't exist anymore Bill….

HMS Exeter12 Jan 2022 4:40 p.m. PST

The TMP's "Old Miniatures Directory" shows RLBPS as out of business. The last update was 2019.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 4:49 p.m. PST

Good question, Irish. I never even heard any rumors about the lines ending up somewhere else.

HMS Exeter12 Jan 2022 5:54 p.m. PST

Raventhorpe is apparently still in operation, but their only online presence is their Facebook page.

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Copplestone is still in operation. Their US vendors are Badger Games and Recreational Conflict.

Steve Barber is still in operation, but have no US vendor. They sort of reinvented themselves a few years back with overhauled lines, but they're still up and running.

Dazed Miniatures appears to have imploded before RLBPS closed, but DeeDee Miniatures and Primaeval Designs have filled the gap in 28mm cavemen, dinosaurs, extinct megamammals.

The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Co. Is still up and running in the UK.

Askari Miniatures is still in operation in Colorado.

More may follow…

Striker12 Jan 2022 10:47 p.m. PST

I thought Bob had some health issues that went into the retirement decision, this is from memory so don't bet your house on it.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2022 6:58 a.m. PST

I will contact Bob and see what's up. He retired due to health reasons, but is still painting things for me.

mastersarge14 Jan 2022 5:21 a.m. PST

I am alive in Tucson AZ where we don't shovel sunshine. I still paint and if you want Jungle Rot if you want those give me a note at bobatrlbps@gmail.com.and I will see how the stock is I Have Retired and its great.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 9:53 a.m. PST

Bob, years ago I bought a bunch of 28mm WW2 figures from you and I think they were called Battlegroup, they had nice detail but the hands were big, do you remember those figures? You had Americans, British and Waffen SS, and they were not Battle Honors.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 5:23 p.m. PST

"Battlegroup", or "Battleground"?

The latter were some very nice, though some very cartoonish figures in some cases, to go with the Battleground WWII rules.

I don't know if they are still available for sale.

Personal logo jsmcc91 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2022 11:07 a.m. PST

Here you go Thresher:

link

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2022 12:52 p.m. PST

Nope, they were not Easy Eight figures

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