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Author Topic: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm  (Read 827 times)

Offline Lurkio

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Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« on: May 16, 2021, 10:02:29 AM »


I've set up a FB discussion group for any like minded folk that enjoy the characterful sculpted miniatures. Entitled in homage to the Yahoo group, this has a wider remit for any of those figures from bygone time. So if you like strip minifigs or valley of the four winds come and have a look

https://www.facebook.com/groups/581736646550619

thanks

Simon

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 11:45:28 AM »
Not on Facebook anymore, but those mini figs boxes bring back memories!

Offline robh

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 12:05:40 PM »
The old Yahoo MM group was great, plenty of people willing to buy, sell or exchange figures and help out with collections, it was a shame it did not make the move to iO like a lot of the ex Yahoo gaming groups.
I won't do anything on facebook so have no desire to join, but good luck with the group.

Offline jambo1

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2021, 01:13:29 PM »
Sent a request of, very interested in the group. :)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 01:22:32 PM »
Ah, when I was a lad, I used to go down to Brighton to visit Mike's Models little subterranean shop. Happy days... I had a 15mm Mike's Models Ottoman army. At the time, MM's characterful little figures were as revolutionary in 15mm as Essex Miniatures were in 25mm.

I'd completely forgotten about those Minifigs cardboard boxes too. At one time I had hundreds of them lol

I've signed up for the nostalgia value :)

Offline has.been

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2021, 03:12:12 PM »
It is the blue Hinchcliffe boxes that I remember fondly.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2021, 04:04:58 PM »
It is the blue Hinchcliffe boxes that I remember fondly.

Indeed. They were robust.
With the blue tissue paper ;)

Offline Malamute

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2021, 04:30:43 PM »
Indeed. They were robust.
With the blue tissue paper ;)
Arch yes, I remember the tissue, now I know where you go the idea from. lol
"These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but go on age after age, feeding on the blood of the living"  - Abraham Van Helsing

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 06:12:42 PM »
Arch yes, I remember the tissue, now I know where you go the idea from. lol

:D

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2021, 07:58:55 PM »
I have a bunch of ECW and Colonial figures plus some VFW stuff.  Fond memories of gaming with them all back in the day.
'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2021, 02:55:21 AM »
I had a 15mm  Mikes Models Teutonic Knights army as a child. Loved the miniatures and had countless hours of fun with them despite rarely (if ever) winning.

I'm not on FB but hope the page is successful.

Online Cat

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2021, 03:13:13 AM »
They were the start of my Napoleonics collection, and still soldiering on!

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2021, 07:05:06 AM »
MM Renaissance Polish for me - oh! Those Winged Lancers :-)

Offline Bloggard

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2021, 08:48:17 AM »
Not on Facebook anymore, but those mini figs boxes bring back memories!

for sure.

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Fans of Mikes Models 15mm
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 09:49:43 AM »
Request sent. I spend far too much time on FB... it's a great reach out for the hobby in truth these days. I got a lot of old Mikes Models stuff via the Yahoo Group. I ran two groups (Dragontooth and Archive Miniatures) which are sadly gone now.

 

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