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42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:34 am
by GarrisonMiniatures
I am, in wargames terms, a grasshopper. I keep wanting to buy new figures in different scales and periods - even if they don't actually get painted. My latest 'urge' is to look for figures that are basically 1899 British Home Service types that could go with, say, 1870 Franco-Prussian War figures (like the Irregular Miniatures ones) and allow me to game a toy soldier type of 'Britain invaded' games. The wanted figures are roughly like the ones illustrated here https://easterngarrison.blogspot.co.uk/ ... age_8.html

Quite simply, can't find any. Lots of Brits fighting Zulus or Boers, nothing suitable for Home Service ...

So, anyone here know of a UK manufacturer of reasonably priced toy soldier type 42mm British Home Service figures?

Thanks.

Rob

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:34 pm
by black hat miniatures
Rob,

The best source of 42mm Home Service are Shiny Toy Soldiers / Little Britons from Spencer Smith:

http://www.spencersmithminiatures.co.uk ... llery.html

Mike

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:50 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Thanks Mike - I didn't realise they were 42mm, thought they were 30mm...

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:18 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
And initial order placed.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 am
by Essex Boy
Rob,

The Irregular Miniatures artillery/guns are very good. The Shiny Toy Soldiers and Little Britons ranges are great but did lack a decent gun......did, I don't know if they still do.

Iain

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:11 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Hi Iain

Irregular Really Useful Guns will provide all my guns - it's a very good range and I've used the 15/20mm ones in the past.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:48 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Figures have arrived, current projects nearly completed - a couple of Cyrus the Great era warwagons, then finish off a general's chariot, - then I'll get started on these.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:48 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
1897 update https://easterngarrison.blogspot.co.uk/

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kkn8PqVWv9w/ ... ussex2.JPG

Too old to understand 'use BBCode [img] tag', but hovering over the piocture seems to work anyway.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 am
by GarrisonMiniatures

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:42 pm
by Etranger
Naughty bloggers have been known to 'modify' their blogs to either say unkind (if accurate) things about Bill or to change the link to divert people to other sites, something limited only by ones imagination...

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 am
by Essex Boy
I've just caught up with what you've be up to, Rob. I love what you've done with your 42mm stuff - very smart.

Iain

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:06 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
For the record, Tango is continuing to update people on TMP re the project - keep it up Armand.
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=481493

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 4:16 am
by Stavka
Nice work, but I'll stick to going directly to your blog.

I haven't looked at TMP for months now, and have no inclination to return to the fold. Armand's non-stop spamfest is a big reason why.

I haven't missed it, to be honest.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:35 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Oh, I visit - don't miss the locked account thing and actually find Tango useful - his shotgun method does find a few things of interest and I can happily ignore the rest.