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Offline Estorff

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Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« on: October 26, 2020, 09:38:15 PM »
I got a nice note today from Richard Kemp at The Honourable Lead Boilersuit Company that he has reimagined his wonderful discontinued line of 28mm German Colonial figures and after careful research and redesign has released a large number of new figures.  They include Schutztruppe in slouch hats, in field caps and in the 1904 Bortfeldt helmets, Seebataillon in the 1901 Bortfeldt helmets, East African Askaris, and East Asian Expeditionary Forces in helmets and straw hats.  There are infantry figures, command sets, machine gun teams, 5 camel riders, and extra heads wearing different headgear.  The current line is listed here: https://www.hlbs-redux.co.uk/28mm-german-colonial-1895-1918.html

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 10:34:12 PM »
Thank you for the news.
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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 06:41:52 AM »
Hers is sample of their figures..I have some of their old line from years ago..the new ones are stunning...I have enough German colonials already..sigh ..or so I thought....darn it...so are so nice...

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 07:28:04 AM »
Very interesting.  ;)
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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 09:11:21 AM »
Oh nice. Don't really need any of these, but I kind of want some, especially the askari. I have a couple of camel riders for German Southwest that Hammers gave me a long time ago.I fancy they were from the original version of this range. I made them up into a unit with some from another manufacturer, but those weren't as nice. Maybe it's time to complete my Deutsch-Südwest collection after all these years.



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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2020, 11:38:21 AM »
Nice looking figures.
Mark
« Last Edit: November 07, 2020, 11:42:17 AM by marco55 »

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2020, 02:07:18 PM »
Interesting. Thanks for the info :)

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2020, 04:03:37 PM »
Top Notch!

Any idea how the East Africa Askari might size up to Brigade Games 28s or Tiger Miniatures for these?

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2020, 04:55:15 PM »
If their old range is anything to go by, they are slimmer than the Brigade ones.
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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 06:54:18 PM »
Are they metal or plastic?

Offline Estorff

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2020, 02:10:30 AM »
I received my shipment of these figures recently, and they are outstanding.  The bodies are metal, the heads and the machine gun ammunition are plastic.  They are extremely well sculpted and finely detailed, a good match for the Copplestone Germans, thinner than Pulp Miniatures but not overly so.  From conversations with Richard, he is going to keep adding to this line and wants to be as accurate in terms of uniform details as possible.  More planned for China, more mounted on horses, and perhaps some truly unique aspects of the German Colonial forces.  I'm sharing some ideas that have long been on my wish list.  Here's hoping for heliographs!

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2020, 06:13:50 AM »
Estorf, thanks for pointing this range out. I really like the separate heads being in resin. I had a nightmare fixing metal heads onto figures as they just seeemd too heavy. Maybe problem solved! 

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2020, 02:03:36 AM »
I received my shipment of these figures recently, and they are outstanding.  The bodies are metal, the heads and the machine gun ammunition are plastic.  They are extremely well sculpted and finely detailed, a good match for the Copplestone Germans, thinner than Pulp Miniatures but not overly so.  From conversations with Richard, he is going to keep adding to this line and wants to be as accurate in terms of uniform details as possible.  More planned for China, more mounted on horses, and perhaps some truly unique aspects of the German Colonial forces.  I'm sharing some ideas that have long been on my wish list.  Here's hoping for heliographs!
Thanks for the info Estorf ..I’ll certainly order some as I already have the first production ones and apreciate their style...as you re in contact with the owner of this firm could you please lobby for Hereros both mounted and dismounted possibly in ambush stance..I’m sure, from what I see and from what I already have, he could  do the best possible researched figures for those type of soldiers/tribesmen.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 02:05:12 AM by italwars »

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Re: Brand New German Colonial line from HLBS Co. in 28mm
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2020, 09:37:00 PM »
Good to hear.

 

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