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Author Topic: Point me in the right direction - list of 28mm Pirate miniatures?  (Read 10475 times)

Offline abdul666lw

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Re: Point me in the right direction - list of 28mm Pirate miniatures?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2012, 08:25:45 PM »
Not tempted by Pirettes?
http://www.markusrothkranz.com/pirettes/pirettes_video2.html
Close to 30 manufacturers do such, some offering only 1 or 2 characters (sometimes oddly hidden, such as Copplestone 'Duellist' in the Cobalt-1 SciFi range), while Eureka and Bronze Age at least have a dozen each.


For individual characters, as for totally irregular bodies, the flagrant differences between miniatures ranges are a plus.
Tabletop units must 'show' their nature: thus, a regular close order regiment has to look as if ready for a 'clones war'. Even if representing the same historical unit at the same nominal scale, figurines from different sculptors show differences, not only in the rendition of the human body, but in the size and details of hats, of weapons... Thus, miniatures from any other manufacturer can be included only for 'special characters', mounted officer, drummer &c. On the opposite, a fully irregular bunch has to appear as an aggregate of individuals, all as different as possible. Here clothes and weapons are personal issue, thus variations are *expected*; people vary widely in height (there would be a difference of # 2.5mm between '28mm' miniatures of Sarah Shahi and Sigourney Weaver) and bulk (compare Kate Moss with Pamela Anderson) :D. In this case the wide differences of style and interpretation of 'scale' between manufacturers are precious; so much the more as one can easily gain (or lose http://adventures-in-the-indies.blogspot.com/2011/07/caribbean-few-pirates-more.html) 1.5mm by playing with the thickness of the bases (variations of bases thickness are obvious when the minis are in a display case, but disappear on a playing surface). Thus any figurines within the 25<->30mm or 28<->33mm ranges are fully compatible. Even more, indeed: an old French sailors song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hX8YDNUVSs (telling a Jackaroe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyAu4dbW4BE -like story) states that a girl was barely 15 when she dressed as a man and joined a ship crew: thus a few members of a totally irregular warband / ship crew, or of a collection of individuals, may still have to grow; on the other hand, people taller than Sigourney Weaver by 8 inches or more *do* exist.

Offline Johnno

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Re: Point me in the right direction - list of 28mm Pirate miniatures?
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 02:11:26 AM »
Don't forget Artizan Designs and Crusader Miniatures have small ranges also for pirates.
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Point me in the right direction - list of 28mm Pirate miniatures?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2012, 01:39:35 PM »
Yeah, I like a couple of the Artizan figures, and Eureka has a couple I could get along with as well.

Thanks for all of the info. Looks like I can stick together a bunch of random figures I like, and see what happens (honestly I have 30 BS right now, so I only need another 10-15-20).  Maybe I'll use metals to build a Convention set of models, and keep the frail BS models stuffed away for personal gaming.



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Offline Ninja

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Re: Point me in the right direction - list of 28mm Pirate miniatures?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 06:07:32 PM »
We should probably create a sticky for this very thing. I would love to include picture though of some of our very own models as well as the manufacture list. I would also include intended or "closest" scale.

Thoughts?

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Offline Elbows

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Re: Point me in the right direction - list of 28mm Pirate miniatures?
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012, 05:33:13 PM »
Update: To my surprise I received an email from Black Scorpion miniatures - they're shipping me a sample of their "new" resin pirates/etc.  I'm happy to see I was not forgotten (this was months ago).

I'll post impressions when they show up.

 

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