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Offline gloriousbattle

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Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« on: May 27, 2010, 10:26:19 PM »
Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm

Not much chance from what I have been able to find, but I'd love to get:

Victoria
Albert
Bismark
Lincoln
Grant
The Sultan (and court if possible)
The Czar (ditto)

Any help?

Thanks

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 11:29:08 PM »
Look at Scale Creeps own line of ACW for Grant and Lincoln in 15mm.
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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 01:10:54 AM »
Thanks man!

Offline Fjodin

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 01:21:31 AM »
There is very interesting to make personalities for 15mm 19 century. Why? Becose sometimes you'll need to make a conversions and buy minis fro bunch of manufacturers.

Here what I found:

Grant and Lee
http://www.15mm.co.uk/ACW_Generals.htm


For Bismark I've bought an 15mm Prussian Artillery set from Irregular Miniatures and repainted an artilley officer/
http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/15mmRanges/15mm1870.htm
NC15 Franco-Prussian Krupp Gun and crew H





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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 01:32:22 AM »
For French personalities such as Napoleon III, Prince Imperial (lulu), Bazaine look here.
http://quickreactionforce.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_88_301/products_id/1426


For  Kaiser William, Von Moltke, Prinz Karl Friedrich
http://quickreactionforce.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_88_306/products_id/1533


Also Irregular I use Prussian Officers from Irregular Miniatures 15mm 1870-1970 as my Prussian personalities (but my main army from Freikorps 15). There are also 1 prussian officer with binocular in sam artillery pack from where I took Bismark.


Also here are some usefull mounted Prussian staf

http://quickreactionforce.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_88_306/products_id/1514

OW! And dont forget great Irregular general!
http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/
NC24 Prussian Mounted General B
Here are my photo
 

Also there are very good Irregular prussian in winter coat wich I use as bodyguard

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 01:51:21 AM »
Walt,

I can help out with Lincoln and Grant.

Lincoln -
Old Glory 15's. He come in the Eastern Generals pack IIRC but believe that they are available seperately.
Peter Pig used to sell a Lincoln, along with Mary, but I haven't seen him on their site for some time. The Old Glory miniature is nicer.

The Old Glory Lincoln can be seen here along with Jeff Davies. I have the Peter Pig Lincoln but haven't painted him.

Grant - Old Glory 15's (mounted), from the Western Generals Pack.
There is another available from 15mm.co.uk in the Potomac ACW line. Again he is mounted and when I bought them years ago the Lee on the site was packaged as Grant and Grant as Lee... They aren't bad little figures, thought the horse looks a little weedy.
Minifigs also sell Grant, though I haven't seen this miniature. Peter Pig used to sell a mounted miniature of Grant but, as with the Lincoln miniature, I haven't seen him on their site for some time. I believe Scale Creep Miniatures was working on a miniature of Grant but haven't heard anything about this for a while.

As for the rest - I don't know of any particular miniatures for these people. Conversions may be your best bet. Irregular, as does Old Glory, make female civilians which may be of help for Victoria. Essex make an Arab Tent with fire, seated Arab leader with two bodyguards in their Dark Age Campsite & Civilians range. He may be useful as a Sultan.

Here's a photo of some of the Old Glory Civillians:


I hope this helps.

Barry
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 01:58:06 AM by Barry S »
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Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 02:07:02 AM »
just what do you intend to do with the Queen Victoria mini?

(I have to ask. There are those, like a recent movie, "Young Queen Victoria", who would have her doing sex!!!  Heck, I'm a yank, but even I say "That's not cricket!"  >:()


I had to ask.   ;)

My GF, for example, places my 54mm Teddy Roosevelt in the most  prurient and suggestive positions with a bending over ammo feeder for a browning MG from the 71st NY. 

That is not "cool!"  (it's an American saying, means "that is not cricket!")


And she claims that it was not intended (she's been doing it since 1999!), that I am just a (something)phobe!   Yeah right!  She has all the Rough Riders up the hill near the sand bags and barb wire, yet Teddy is ALWAYS back with the 71'st right in back of, and in contact with, that bending over ammo feeder!

rant over   :D

That ain't "random placement!"
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 02:11:01 AM by Smokeyrone »

Offline Fjodin

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 02:19:46 AM »
Now for Qeen Vic. I haven made ant research but I know that Barry S have 1 queen Vic in his 15mm collection. He told me that se is made from Irregular Miniature Lady. Other are conversions.
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/15mm%20VSF/?action=view&current=VSFPulp15mmCharacters-1.jpg



OW! And there are also Sir Harry character from Irregular minitre. It is not a historical personality but I like him for my Colonial hunting games. There also pic of all 4 Irregular 19 century gentlemans


If you are interested in civilians for Victorian Europe and Wild West
, they can be found here:
http://quickreactionforce.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_182/products_id/1957


and here
http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?ScaleID=2&CategoryID=13&SubCategoryID=87
WW13 Townsfolk x8




Also there are farmer and Lady here
http://15mm.co.uk/Pony_Wars.htm



And here are bunch of Blue Moon 15mm Wild West
http://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/index.php?cat_id=38


ACW Character from OLD Glory
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/Miniatures/?action=view&current=P1050698.jpg

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/Miniatures/?action=view&current=P1050700.jpg

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 02:24:31 AM »
Now about Mother Russia.

I havend made any research about 15mm russians, but there are 1 mini wich can be converted into Czar (or some Kniaz) in field uniform. Its Balkan Wars general from IM. At leas I'll try to convert him


http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/


Here are some photos of Czar Nikki in field uniform


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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010, 02:25:24 AM »
And please could you share toy 15mm late 19 century photos if you have some :)

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 02:46:51 AM »
Great stuff Fjodin!  I would rather have foot figures than those mounted ones (for rpg style games) but that is very clever.  Great job!

Most of my 19th century stuff is VSF, though I do have some Naval Infantry, as these are the most universal figures out there.  Get a set painted in blue and/or white uniforms, and you can use them for virtually every great power, including Russia, Germany, Britain, France (maybe needs a red pompon, they always have to be different), Italy, Austria and the USA, as well as many minor powers.

Other than these, all I have are some Axis and Allies Mongolian Cavalry that I use for Tartars, reluctant Czarists, mercenaries for the Grand Turk, or Arab/Tuareg raiders, and some Greek cavalry that can be fairly generic, at least for Eastern Europe. 

Most of my foes for these troops are stuff like Red Martians, Tripod Martians, Reptilemen from the Deep (working for crazy octopus-headed deities), Clockwork Soldiers of several sizes (who either work for some mad scientist, or those nefarious Germans, possibly both), Sagoths and Mahars from the Earth's Core, Lost World armies of Egyptian types riding chariots and elephants and infantry wearing hideous masks (these fellas haven't learned about gunpowder yet, but they make up for it with a few nasty magicians), and the occasional London or Paris cult of mad sorcerers raising armies of demons and the dead for fun and profit.

Sadly, I have very few of the staples of historical Victorian enemies, such as Zulus, Mahdists or Pathans.  I would LOVE to get some of these guys, if one of you gentlemen would care to work out a purchase or a trade.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 03:40:15 AM by gloriousbattle »

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 03:04:48 AM »
just what do you intend to do with the Queen Victoria mini?

Probably just have her shooting Martians with a revolver or elephant gun.  Nothing more untoward than that.   ;)

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 03:06:18 AM »
Essex make an Arab Tent with fire, seated Arab leader with two bodyguards in their Dark Age Campsite & Civilians range. He may be useful as a Sultan.

I'm off to look for this straightaway.  Thanks!

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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2010, 03:24:57 AM »
I'm off to look for this straightaway.  Thanks!

I'm not sure if there is a photo of it on their site. I remember seeing it in an older issue of Wargames Illustrated. Next time I come across it Ill photograph it (I dont owna scanner :(), and post it here.


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Re: Looking for famous Victorians in 15mm
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2010, 03:30:29 AM »
It wold be interesting to se Great Powers leaders on one gaming table!


 

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