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Author Topic: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.  (Read 11856 times)

Offline alligator9

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15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« on: November 02, 2019, 05:40:50 PM »
QRF are planning to do a 15mm range of WW1 East African figures , and they want you to send in your suggestions.

Email - [email protected]

Offline zebra55

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 04:45:22 PM »
Excellent, hope they do British in shirts, shorts and sun helmet.

Offline Deflatermouse

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 09:36:03 AM »
Minifigs already do British  tropical weather wear in 15mm.
I've had them for a few years. Lovely figures.
http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?ScaleID=2&CategoryID=38&SubCategoryID=209

Offline Hang Tuah

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 04:55:52 PM »
Wow, they look eerily reminiscent of the 20mm work of Tom Lobley, the sculptor behind Early War Miniatures.

Offline Deflatermouse

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 08:52:26 AM »
I'd like to see artillery and crews. All the little mountain guns and pack howitzers and the big K�sberg guns.
Also European officers on donkeys, Askari machine guns. German colonial and sailor gun crews.
South African and British gun crews in sun hats and shorts. British Higher command.

Offline Deflatermouse

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 10:07:52 AM »
I know it's not QRF (sadly) but am trying to keep it on topic with East Africa.
Butler models have released the Konigsberg gin.
Available in (amongst others) 15mm.
https://www.butlersprintedmodels.co.uk/15mm/ww1/konigsberg-gun-15mm.html

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 12:05:09 AM »
I ordered the QRF Italian cannon as a substitute for the Konigsberg 105 - and then saw the above gun yesterday when surfing the net.  May end up ordering it. 

Offline Deflatermouse

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 11:04:36 AM »
facepalm..
You know, for many years I've looked at the Italian gun and yet never thought to proxy it.
Thank you for the inspiration.

It would be nice if QRF started their GEA range with, ooh, I don't know...German Askaris ..



Offline FifteensAway

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »
Already started the range with Indian troops.  I think next up are the appropriate British troops.  I'm just thankful they are all in.  Hope they get it done this year!

Offline FlyXwire

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 01:43:09 PM »
Anyone heard any development news on this line from QRF?

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 04:49:09 AM »
Been watching carefully and no news yet - though haven't checked today!  Time from concept to sculpture to mold to casting to available for sale does take some time and they are well within that window so don't get too anxious.  Yet.  I, for one, will be sorely disappointed if they don't continue - and I believe they will continue. 

Offline jeffreythancock

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 11:36:36 PM »
The QRF WW1 Indian troops have been available for awhile now.

Minifigs already covers these in a complete line with Sihks, Baluchis, and Ghurkas.

We need 15mm German and British Askaris and Ruga Ruga.

Already started the range with Indian troops.  I think next up are the appropriate British troops.  I'm just thankful they are all in.  Hope they get it done this year!

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2020, 04:04:11 AM »
While Minifigs may have some workable stuff. I, however, am looking forward - hopefully - to a sole source place to acquire my German East Africa figures and QRF has always provided great service in my several decades of buying from them.

Afraid Minifigs hasn't provided quite the same level of service.  Had to pull their teeth when based in New York (before Tom Dye days, I believe) to fix issues and the current purveyors always need prodding to get an ordered filled and delivered within my experience so haven't bothered with them for some years now. Nothing wrong with their figures, though (as long as they aren't "strip" miniatures but centrifugally cast).

Offline jeffreythancock

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2020, 03:11:46 AM »
Minifigs UK is first rate service!  Never had a bad experience and get packages from UK to US east coast w/in 2-3 weeks from ordering.  They'll even do custom orders for a fair price.

To each their own!  I also buy from QRF, including a recent order of German naval artillerymen for my Butlers Koenigsberg cannons.

Offline jeffreythancock

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Re: 15mm , East Africa WW1 , QRF.
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2020, 02:29:01 PM »
Update from Chas and Geoff in latest QRF newsletter:

"We have also received the dollies for the British in East Africa, done the designs we want and will be sending these off to be finished over the next couple of months."

and

"Our main focus for the coming year will be WW1 Africa so, if you have any particular figures you want let us know - especially pictures!"