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Fred Cartwright05 Dec 2023 10:23 a.m. PST

Updating my list of firms doing vehicles for 28mm figures. This is what I have so far.
1/56 scale.
Warlord – Bolt Action Ranges, mix of plastic and resin kits.
Rubicon – plastic kits.
Mad Bob – resin kits.
Trenchworx- resin kits.
Anyscale Models – resin kits.
Blitzkrieg Miniatures – resin kits.
Company B – resin and metal kits.
Perry Miniatures – carry mostly the Blitzkrieg range, but have a small range of their own kits in metal and resin.
Sloppy Jalopy – resin and metal kits. Cold War range is 1/56, but the Interwar range is 1/48.
JTFM/Die Waffenkammer – resin kits.

1/50-1/48
Empress Miniatures resin/metal kits.
Quarter Kit – resin and metal kits and accessories.
Corgi – diecast.
Tamiya – plastic kits.
Hobbyboss – plastic kits.
Kitech – plastic kits.
Bandai/Fuman – plastic kits.
Airfix – plastic kits.

3D printed
Butlers Printed Models.
Paint and Glue.
3D Wargaming.
And loads of others that seem to pop up with regularity.

Defunct?
Army Group North Miniatures – website says due to health issues business is on hold until next year, but the announcement not dated so not sure.
Chieftain – IIRC produced by Ian Crouch and taken over by Sloppy Jalopy, but none of the range seems available on the Sloppy Jalopy site. Ian did some of the master for Die Waffenkammer.
Force of Arms.
NZWM – I think models taken over by AGNM and Tony Ashcroft did some of the masters for Die Waffenkammer.

Have I missed any?

Disco Joe05 Dec 2023 11:02 a.m. PST

Gaddis Gaming carries 1/56 scale resin kits.

Rod MacArthur05 Dec 2023 11:14 a.m. PST

I have moved into card models, which you can print to any scale and, if you weight them, they are indistinguishable from metal or plastic ones.

You can see my 1:87 (HO) scale 2nd Armoured Battalion Irish Guards here:
link

Paperboys Shermans and German AFVs are here:
link

The Czech company R & P Models makes lots of free downloads.
link

Rod

Fred Cartwright05 Dec 2023 4:17 p.m. PST

@ Disco Joe, I looked at the Gaddis Gaming website and as far as historical vehicles are concerned it looked like most were Trenchworx or Company B. Maybe Blitzkrieg as well. Hard to be sure, but didn't spot anything not available elsewhere.

Disco Joe05 Dec 2023 4:37 p.m. PST

So you didn't see the Japanese AI-96 Heavy Tank, the Japanese O-I Superheavy Tank, the Ho-Ri Tank Destroyer, the Ho-Ki Personnel Carrier, the Chi-Ri Heavy Tank and the Russian D-12 Armored Car just to name a few? No one else makes them.

ultimatewargamer05 Dec 2023 10:09 p.m. PST

You missed 1st Corps 1/48 resin/metal kits And Empress does resin/metal kits 1/56
As well as Garden Shed miniature's do 1/56 resin and 1/50 1/48 as well.

Fred Cartwright06 Dec 2023 3:32 a.m. PST

@ultimatewargamer Yes I missed 1st Corps, thanks. What 1/56 stuff do Empress do? They specifically state the moderns are 1/50-1/48, but don't give a scale for the WW2. Do you have a link for Garden Shed Miniatures? The only one I can find is to Garden Shed Printing which is a 3D print firm although I see they do print historical miniatures.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2023 8:53 a.m. PST

If looking at plastic kits then a ton in 1/48th. Some that are missing from your list:
AFV Club
Gaso.line
Takom
Ustar hobby
Alantis
Ace Models

chironex11 Dec 2023 5:55 a.m. PST

Eureka miniatures have modern Australian SAS bikes and quad, and their Vietnam range has M113s.
Warbases for laser cut kits.
Paper Forge? link
Search through Genet's archives and you will find some freelance vehicles inspired by moderns. link

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2023 8:35 p.m. PST

I was just using die-cast Hummers from CVS with 25-28mm figures on Friday night. They are just a little too big, but they worked for the scenario we were playing.

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