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Offline PF

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2013, 06:57:06 PM »
You could remake the fourth battle of Kawanajima and a focus on the duel between Kenshin and Shingen.

Well, sorry for "derailing" the thread.

Offline carlos13th

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 07:01:33 PM »
Its cool. As long as the main post gets properly updated I am sure it won't matter too much.

But yeah I am making my force to use in Kings of War. So historical accuracy isn't my main concern.

Offline Lt. Hazel

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 08:56:52 PM »
Nice list of manufacturers! I will make it a sticky. Thanks Conquistador for your hint.


Offline carlos13th

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 09:10:53 PM »
Thanks. I will expand it when I can. If anyone has manufacturers or opinions to add please do so.

Offline rokurota

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 10:25:46 PM »
Foundry have a small range.





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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 03:02:13 PM »
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Offline Sturmpioneer

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 04:25:11 PM »
Hello there,
Just thought I'd drop in and add to the commentary.  Horses in Japan before Westerners flooded in were really ponies.  They should be small.  Take a look at Mongol mounts.  They're small and kind of ugly.  Koreran mounts are even smaller from this period.

Kingsford Miniatures has an extensive range of Sengoku-Jidai period figures.  Shown is only one picture from about 7 years ago.  Here are some the latest WIP http://www.kingsfordminiatures.org/WIP.html .  Here is a gallery of both pro and customer painted figures http://www.kingsfordminiatures.org/Gallery.html

Kingsford Miniatures is Canadian based.  We are also very small.  We really have no economies of scale and so I have to price higher (compared to UK mfrs) to cover costs.  Hopefully, you'll find the quality and accuracy of the figures superior to what you have experienced.  When I convert a cavalry figure today from CAD to GBP today it comes out to 5.02, I'm sure tomorrow it will be different.  I am always thinking of how to keep costs down.

You can view unsolicited comments from satisfied customers on the testimonial page at http://www.kingsfordminiatures.org/testimonial.html

Guy Bowers the editor of Wargames Soldiers and Strategies uses our figures in his demo games.


Respectfully,

David
www.kingsfordminiatures.org
« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 04:27:42 PM by Sturmpioneer »
Makers of 28mm Samurai!
www.kingsfordminiatures.org

Offline carlos13th

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2013, 05:13:15 PM »
Firstly thanks for the commentary. Its great to hear from the people actually making these miniatures.

I agree that the horses should be small more like ponies than western warhorses. I realise that I wrote that the horses were appropriately small on the WGF miniatures but not on the Kingsford ones so I will be sure to add that.

I just picked a random picture that I liked from the store (I have a softspot for horseback archers). If you post up the picture you feel best represents the range I will be sure to replace it.

I have no personal experience with Kingsford miniatures myself, I like them a lot from what I have seen on the website though, something I think I may have expressed to you via email a little while ago. I have had experience talking to you via email though so can certainly give a 1up for customer service.

Finally it seems like despite typing CAD into google I actually converted from US dollars when I made this thread. I will correct the prices accordingly.

« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 06:04:51 PM by carlos13th »

Offline olyreed

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2013, 02:38:49 PM »
Museum miniatures do a selection of 28mm samurai

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2013, 03:12:13 PM »
Now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb...
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Offline Steel fist

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2013, 12:29:54 AM »
good to see this as sticky, very helpful. and thanks for giving steel fist a mention

Offline carlos13th

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2013, 12:45:49 AM »
Very welcome. When I get together the cash to pick up a few steel fist I will go into more detail.

I will add Museum miniatures and Eureka soon.

Offline Arteis

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2013, 07:19:49 AM »
I can vouch for the niceness of the Kingsford figures, currently being engaged in painting some up.  When I was choosing what range I would go with, I looked round at quite a few makers, and was very fussy.   
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Offline carlos13th

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2013, 01:20:00 PM »
Please post the pictures when you finish painting them.

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Samurai Miniatures: List of Manufacturers.
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2013, 01:56:07 PM »
One for the list Museum miniatures

small range but some nice touches for Ashigaru on the march and other bits for vignettes

http://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/pages/prod_samurai%2028mm.html

my feeble attempts


























« Last Edit: November 21, 2013, 01:59:26 PM by Lowtardog »

 

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