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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Front Rank miniatures up for sale !!!
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2021, 09:27:46 AM »

The owners have run a great operation all these years with great customer feed back, but with their planned retirement its hard to see any real long term continuity with the company.
But what ever happens i wish Alec and his wife all the best , they have brought much enjoyment to many.
 

I canít disagree with that. I donít dislike many of the figures at all. Indeed Iím building out my Front Rank Late C17th collection right now. They have been a great company, with many lovely figures - itís just the £££ numbers that look rather shaky to me.

And who knows... I donít think Foundry have brought out anything new for the last 10 years, but theyíre still going, trading - as far as I can see - entirely on their extensive back catalogue. So it can be done.

But as Gary says, a business that doesnít continue to grow, innovate, move forward, may well last for a while treading water, but probably wonít have a long term future.

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Re: Front Rank miniatures up for sale !!!
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2021, 08:25:57 PM »
Just had a delivery from Front Rank (well, the second since they announced the retirement) and it was top class service, just 8 days from placing the order to it arriving on my doorstep in Montreal.

Well packed and not a single miscast, casting worm on around 60 figures plus horses and artillery. The SYW British/Allied and French armies are just about complete now.
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Offline Calimero

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Re: Front Rank miniatures up for sale !!!
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2021, 06:12:39 PM »

Good point indeed Captain Blood...

To circle back to my original question, I have many friends who are of the artistic type (mostly visual art, photography, film and some actors/comedians and a signer...). I know they tend to lends toward making their "own art" with their "own style", but most of them, if not all, could quite easily copy the style of someone else... Iím wondering if itís the same for miniatures sculpting. Could a new sculptor copy Alecís style? Could he or she add new ranges and improve older sculpts? Would this be a more viable option for a potential buyer? Having a good bases to start with and the possibility to expand from this base?
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Offline nonsuch

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Re: Front Rank miniatures up for sale !!!
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2021, 08:15:17 PM »
If someone does buy Front Rank they will have no choice but to find someone , if not themselves , to copy the front rank style for any future releases or it wont be front rank anymore!!!

Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Front Rank miniatures up for sale !!!
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2021, 03:18:22 PM »
If someone does buy Front Rank they will have no choice but to find someone , if not themselves , to copy the front rank style for any future releases or it wont be front rank anymore!!!
Gripping Beast seem to have done alright!

 

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