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Online Malamute

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Where to buy VSF goodies?
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:43:28 AM »
Acting on a fine suggestion from Dodge here is a thread for promoting anything that maybe suitable for VSF. Figures, vehicles, buildings, toys for converting etc.

 Feel free to add whenever you see anything that might be useful, so we can create a list for reference and to wonder over for years to come. :)

I'll kick off with my first suggestions. There are loads of them so get posting...

Ironclad Miniatures - 28mm comprehensive range of finely cast steam tanks and vehicles and a growing range of 28mm figures including home service British, Prussians, Victorian characters and soon the French and Russians.

Redoubt Enterprises - 28mm range of home service British troops and artillery. Also large steam tanks and vehicles. Their ACW and Zulu wars range also have useful figures. Beware though that the figures are taller than many other 28s.

Westwind Productions - massive range of Victorian era figures in their Gothc Horror range including London Bobbies, Zendarian troops and all manner of period characters etc.


Over to you. :)

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Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 10:31:30 AM »
The London Warroom (in the US) - Sellers of the Parroom Station range, which includes many national powers and Martians of many kinds. Also includes numerous battlesuits and vehicles. Also retailers of the Lyzard Gryn colonial weapons range for adding period guns to scratch built vehicles.
So many projects..... so little time.......

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 10:59:52 AM »
Some that spring to mind (I'm sure I'll think of more):

Scheltrum Miniatures - lots of 28mm vehicles, figures and other sundries.

Brigade Games (U.S) - carry a range of 28mm figures under their GASLIGHT section.

Armorcast - some suitable 28mm vehicles under the steam tech section.

Jeff Valent Studios - offers figures under the Great Rail Wars range.

Warrior Miniatures - quite a large collection of 28mm figures under the England Invaded range.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2008, 11:42:29 AM by Thunderchicken »
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Offline argsilverson

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 11:03:18 AM »
I will add the following:

Tiger miniatures: German Colonials, balkan wars; Greeks,Turkish,Bulgarian and now recently released Serbian infantry, with a no khaki painting, suitable for VSF etc. Irregulars of the Balkans, Tribals for NW frontier.
Dutch colonials. Greek Evzones with earlier uniforms [1897] and Cretan gendarmes that cry out to be used in some VSF setting. Spanish American war with lots of figures suitable for VSF.

OG miniatures: Some of their WW1 miniatures can be converted to be used in VSF.
Colonials also. The boxer rebellion sailors is a must for any period from VSF to Pulp.
OG has lots of ranges and you can find useful minis all over the ranges, like civilians of the ACW

Copplestone Castings: Sailors, guns and darkest africa types which are very useful.

Eureka mminiatures: The PAX LIMPOPO range is the VSF!!!! lancers on unicycle and cuirassiers on penny farthing, civilians, policemen, thugs, personalities, mechanics for VSF, pedal driven artillery, prussian spy, kriegshosen, bavarian clockwork mechanics [just to name a few] plus a very nice Hansom cab! Added to them: QUeen Victoria Herself!

Wessex Games: armed policemen [bobbies]

The Foundry: FPW prussians, bavarians etc, French, Crimean British, Russian, Turks etc, Darkest Africa [characters a must!] plus civilians. The Foundry specials including a young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Sherlock Holmes etc also a must!

Perry Miniatures: some of their Sudan range as well as civilians from various ranges very suitable.

I would also add Scarlet and Rose miniatures as well as The Little Lead Soldiers ones: Both have ranges with Victorian types, paraders, bands etc. Scarlet and Rose has even a diorama of Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebration with coaches, guards, Queen's Victoria party etc. They also have some hunting parties that could be used also in Ascot!

Tradition of London has or distributes some lines [incl. Tradition of Scandinavia]
offering the Kaiser and his sraff in full dress uniform, plus some edwardian drivers and characters, dancing ladies and so on.

Warrior miniatures: England Invaded british, germans, turks etc!

Front Rank: some Jacobite Scots might be pressed in service!

Furthermore many minis, mostly form colonial and old west ranges, might be pressed in service. [See crusader miniatures, Pulp Figures etc etc]

  

 
 
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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 11:06:57 AM »
And the list goes on:

Chiltern miniatures: a range of victorian characters.

Askari miniatures: french, italian and Russian colonials.

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 11:41:19 AM »
Let's mention:

Renegade miniatures: prussians [the early ww1 stuff] french and british!
I feel also their Lowlanders are useful, too!

GWM: also lowlanders and maybe some germans, too!

Offline argsilverson

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 11:43:11 AM »
Checking my referencies, I found out that GZG has a steam tank, too!

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008, 12:12:59 PM »
O.k, so here's my 2 cents...in no particular order...

frontier models do a very nice martian walker kit, 22cm high

black hat miniatures do some great 18mm VSF stuff, though their cephalapods could work for 28mm.

forgeworld...ooooh don't get me started. Some of their stuff could work so well for VSF. The Death Corps Krieg stuff would be great for VSF Prussians methinks, and I like some of their Talin stuff as possible French. Also like some of their Tyranid stuff (the spore bombs and rippers spring to mind) plus of course the Kroot, who make a great martian race.

comet miniatures make a few models with conversion possibilities or just keep as is.. the Nautilus for example

HLBS make some nice bits and bobs such as an armoured train

Unfeasibly do a nice range of French F.L also

The plastic range of Star Wars minis are a great basis for many VSF creations. One e-bay site I have found for this is:
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Off-World-Colonial-Stores_Star-Wars-Miniatures_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ5QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Have we mentioned Ramshackle Games yet? Their Spider is a must. I have three of them.

Scale-link is a great model shop for various bits and bobs:
http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Duncan_Models__O__scale___________RETAIL_ONLY_.html

Blue moon seem to do several Victorian ranges
http://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/

Wargames factory now do plastic brits...good for conversions etc
http://www.wargamesfactory.com/

Old crow models/ Ainsty seem to do a fair few which might be useful (sewers, trader town etc) for terrain:
http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/aiproducts.htm

And while ofn the terrain subject don't forget your Hirst Arts stuff:
http://www.hirstarts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=HAOS

Wyrd miniatures seem to have a few good ones, such as the steampunk arachnids:
http://www.wyrd-games.net/shop/home.php?xid=29f631d19233b442c0852a0f4169b1fe

And don't forget Reviresco for some really interesting VSF model airships, boats and ship fittings:
http://www.tin-soldier.com/






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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008, 12:14:39 PM »
and my last suggestion for today:

Just received through the courtesy of a friend some samples of the Helion Prussians!

Lovely and very interesting figures:

http://www.wargames.helion.co.uk/prodtype.asp?strParents=2&CAT_ID=29&numRecordPosition=1

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 12:33:33 PM »
For those brave few who play 'Land Ironclads':

Wessex Games - The creators of 'Land Ironclads':
http://www.blease.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/WG.homepage.html

Brigade Models - Producers of Land Ironclad Miniatures:
http://www.brigademodels.co.uk

GZG - Martian War Machines suitable for LI:
http://www.gtns.co.uk/store1/commerce.cgi?product=DF&keywords=&cart_id=5876021.20771&exact_match=on&next=80

Irregular Miniatures - 2mm Infantry etc. Awful site though.
http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/

Second City - Martians based upon Jeff Wayne’s musical. Suitable for LI:
http://www.secondcity.org.uk/page34.htm

That’s all I can think of for the moment, enjoy.
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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 12:36:19 PM »
Thanks to everyone with their links.  (Hopefully there will be more.) 

We needed this sticky very badly.  Especially for those who are on the edge as to whether or not to move into VSF.

Thanks again.

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2008, 12:57:55 PM »
We needed this sticky very badly.  Especially for those who are on the edge as to whether or not to move into VSF.

You know its the sensible thing to do, go on give into temptation, join us....  ;)

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 12:59:50 PM »
For larger scale games, Baccus has a good range of 19C armies in 6mm scale
http://www.baccus6mm.com/

Amazon Miniatures has a few useful odds and ends, if you're prepared to search their catalogue
http://www.amazonminiatures.com/index.asp

Fenris Games have some items in their ebay store that could be useful, especially some of the scenic items, but also that fantastic mausoleum!
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/geronimo_jones

Plus all of those already mentioned, of course!

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 01:11:07 PM »
We needed this sticky very badly.  Especially for those who are on the edge as to whether or not to move into VSF.

You know its the sensible thing to do, go on give into temptation, join us....  ;)

I've been wanting to ask for a sticky for weeks now... but it only adds to the torture...   o_o

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2008, 01:54:24 PM »
another link:

http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=historical-2528mm-italian-indip-wars

austrians and Italians of the italian independence wars.
lots of figures with a different look!

 

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