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Offline Doug ex-em4

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Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« on: March 05, 2011, 08:31:51 PM »
My nephew has decided to move on to WW2. He thought of 28mm but I suggested he goes for 20mm (when I did WW2 originally, back in 1970 that was the only choice, if we can stretch a point and include Airfix, Matcvhbox etc as 20mm).

So, he asked me to recommend some ranges. He says quality is more important than cost (he works for a bank...!). I'm totally out of touch with the subject so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Doug

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 08:36:42 PM »

Offline janner

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 09:03:16 PM »
I have mostly Britannia as I just loved the character of the late Dave Howitt's work.

However, if I were to start from scratch then AB would be the first point of call.

Offline jtrnka

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 09:57:07 PM »
Elhiem, can't go wrong there.

http://www.elhiemfigures.com
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Offline redzed

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 11:06:16 PM »
AB. :D
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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 10:27:27 AM »
I haven't seen them in the lead but I always thought Battlefield Miniatures looked quite good. Their older ranges are here.
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Offline Chris Steadman

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 11:43:15 AM »
FAA are excellent - have been difficult to get hold of for a few years, but rumour has it that the line has been sold on and will be available again very soon.

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 12:39:57 PM »
Elhiem, can't go wrong there.

http://www.elhiemfigures.com

Agreed and I believe that they mix well AB?

Offline cp models

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 05:16:37 PM »
cp/tqd has quite a lot of 20mm world war II miniatures might be worth a look

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011, 11:00:18 PM »
If he wants to go down the plastic route check out the following website - It is a review of 1/72nd etc and rates each of the offerings available and compares sizes.  A good source for all figures at this scale

www.plasticsoldierreview.com

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 02:30:01 PM »
Thanks all for the input - I'll pass the info along.

Doug

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 04:11:11 PM »
I forgot the rather uninspiring 20mm range from Wargames Foundry as well.

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 10:45:19 PM »
May I also recommend visiting The Guild...

www.guildwargamers.com

The forum is pretty much 90% 20mm and we have many manufacturers on the forum as well as hobbyists, and also 'living' catalogues of figure ranges.

I run the forum with Matt from Elhiem Figures.


Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 11:54:42 AM »
May I also recommend visiting The Guild...

www.guildwargamers.com

The forum is pretty much 90% 20mm and we have many manufacturers on the forum as well as hobbyists, and also 'living' catalogues of figure ranges.

I run the forum with Matt from Elhiem Figures.

Thanks - the Guild was also recommended to me on TMP (maybe that as you as well?). I'll pass that link on.

Doug

Offline Count Winsky

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Re: Recommendartions solicted for good 20mm ranges
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 04:01:36 PM »
Lancashire Miniatures has some great 20mm WWII packs with alot of variety;

http://website.lineone.net/~lancgames/p3page.html
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