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GGouveia30 Aug 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

AB ww2 figures are the best out there. Well done Nic.

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Aug 2018 7:11 p.m. PST

Thank you G

Terry Naylor30 Aug 2018 11:36 p.m. PST

Tony is the best sculptor doing ww2
These are beautiful, elegant and superior than anything .
The pumped up caricature style especially in 28mm are a world away from these wonders .

Volleyfire31 Aug 2018 1:34 a.m. PST

If only all 28mm figures were as nice as these.

baxterj31 Aug 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

Great work by Tony B and the usual neat casting by Nic!

PeterH31 Aug 2018 5:04 a.m. PST

simply the best figures on the market- AB.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Great looking Sculpts!

FlyXwire31 Aug 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

Got to agree, and like VF said above, some 28s could go a long way to look as good.

PeterH31 Aug 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

I've caught so much heat for saying this that I hesitated to say it in my earlier post but I will say it again it would be amazing to see a range of US Airborne by AB for Normandy and beyond- Mr. Barton would crush that subject particularly since he has mastered the look of troops weighed down by gear. His British Airborne is a case in point.

Timmo uk31 Aug 2018 8:45 a.m. PST

I can only echo the posts above. To my eyes AB figures are class above everything else. When you see the WW2 figures they literally look as if they have stepped out of a WW2 photograph. Figures carry their weapons in a particular way and the German poses often have figures looking skywards to spot an incoming Jabo. The figures are full of these subtle details that I think other sculptors miss but that really bring history to life.

AB are lovely figures to paint. This might seem a basic point but there are many other figure ranged that are either less well cast and actually not much fun to work with.

Most of my 2019 hobby spend will be going to AB.

Timmo uk31 Aug 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

Oh and I'd also love to see US Airborne for Normandy.

Henry Martini31 Aug 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

Not my scene, but yes: actually proportioned like humans.

shirleys painting01 Sep 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

Why were US paras never made? I've been seeing it said over and over…

shirleys painting03 Sep 2018 6:10 p.m. PST

No answer?

The Man With Two Bryans03 Sep 2018 11:49 p.m. PST

No answer?

I imagine that if TMP hadn't silenced AB's UK agent, who sees Tony regularly, you could get an answer to that.

nickinsomerset04 Sep 2018 6:33 a.m. PST

There has been some discussion on the Battlegroup site, ref US paras,

Tally Ho!

PeterH04 Sep 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

that would be awesome Nick in Somerset – truly.

companycmd04 Sep 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

Ok so heres my question: DID or didn't the DAK dress in shorts? It seems like there is no definitive answer because if so, someone needs to make DAK troops in shorts.

PeterH04 Sep 2018 7:10 p.m. PST

nick- looked without success for the reference you mention – can you elaborate? really curious if there has been some discussion about this becoming a reality

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Sep 2018 1:27 a.m. PST

The Germans only wore shorts when in rear areas not in the front line, they figured out that shorts led to 'desert sores' when in combat area.

nickinsomerset05 Sep 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

Peter, I think it was in the Tony Barton thread about what figures gamers wanted. I cannot remember what the upshot was, but as you may expect everyone wanted everything now!

Tally Ho!

PeterH05 Sep 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

I think that may have been at the old Guild Wargamers site, where I got taken to the woodshed for asking for US paras a few times (while those who told me to stop proceeded to ask multiple times for what they wanted -LOL!) Sadly I don't think they are in the cards from what I understand, but we can dream and who knows, someday maybe? It is great to see Anthony Barton producing so many new sculpts even if they are not in my chosen theatre!

Silurian06 Sep 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

These miniatures are fantastic. The poses are so natural.

That old AB thread on the Guild was good reading. I hope Mr Barton resurrects it.

nickinsomerset06 Sep 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

Peter, I think you are right, I did not want to say that if i remember some folsk got somewhat shirty, I think I mentioned them once as well in a "I will get my coat manner"!!

Tally Ho!

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