WWII British - 28mm

WWII British - 28mm

Postby coyote » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:17 pm

Thought I'd drag the discussion here so as not to spam the list and promote the forum my brother spent a whole couple of minutes setting up for us.

Tod and I were discussion manufacturer's of 28mm figures. He'd mentioned Crusader, Artizan and BAM. I thought BAM looked a little weedy.

However, I went to http://www.twfigurines.de which has examples from all three lines painted by Tom Weiss and I have to say, BAM looks pretty good. However, how well does it match with Crusader and Artizan? If it isn't compatible is it - not compatible within the same unit, same army or same game.

Anyone else have suggestions. I'm recording what I find on my blog: http://tyler.provick.ca
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby WuZhuiQiu » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:32 pm

You can make DIY comparisons here, although only one example of each manufacturer's figures is available:

http://mainly28s.com/comparison/+1910F. ... rison.html

They are not comparative, but these miniatures showcases on Frothers can be useful:

http://wk.frothersunite.com/sc/pulp/ww2.htm
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby TodCreasey » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:29 am

Crusader and Artizan are about the same size and larger than Foundry and Bolt Action. I mix all 4 all of the time though.
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby coyote » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:35 am

Artizan and Crusader it is. Primary will be Artizan, Crusader where the pack distribution is better or I want some variety, such as mk.III helmets.
Fortunately Terry carries both, another consideration.

Now I just have to wait for my post-move, post-baby-in-daycare-adds-a-new-expense finances to stabilize and I will be painting up some Canuckers.
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby stanislov72 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:17 pm

Yeah, that Tod guy got me hooked on BAM last year...next thing you know I've got a platoon of german grenadiers and some brit/canuck snipers.

But they sure do look nice.
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby coyote » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:00 pm

My Artizan miniatures arrived. Unfortunately I mis-counted and am short 4 riflemen. I'll paint what I have an make another order.

Tod, what's the deal with using TWT without section cards? Do the just get activated by Big Men, and anyone not activated is just treated as if their section card didn't come in before tea break (gets to shoot, but that's all)
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby TodCreasey » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:47 pm

coyote wrote:Tod, what's the deal with using TWT without section cards? Do the just get activated by Big Men, and anyone not activated is just treated as if their section card didn't come in before tea break (gets to shoot, but that's all)


Yep. As you can't move without the Big Man the section card is actually pretty pointless as you get to fire on the tea break. You get a lot more simultaneous fire but that doesn't seem to hurt things.

I find you should design the game to have no more than 30 cards in your deck and this a good way to cut them down.

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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby coyote » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:27 pm

Sounds good. Here's the first with the flesh finished. I'm working in batches of four and am actually finished the helmet and battledress. I tried not to go too green but seem to be too brown. I don't like to take pictures the same night I paint as the paint has a slight sheen from the slow-dri. It goes away, but makes pictures look terrible.
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby coyote » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:31 am

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Here's the next stage. I decided to do a group shot, but will probably go back and make a closer version of a single miniature.
Edit: Oof, didn't realize how washed out that picture is. I think I'll have to fix it too.
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Re: WWII British - 28mm

Postby stanislov72 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:12 pm

Looking really good. Well done.
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