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Offline Midaski

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Re: Miniatures Comparisons - Please Post Here
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2009, 10:51:19 PM »

And besides, I have decided to buy some Vendel Border Reivers  :icon_lol:

I've got several of them - they're also available in their Elizabethan range (mainly the same models) if you want to buy sets of the same weapons.
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« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2009, 12:25:27 PM »
Hey 023, did you know your comparison pics were gone? :(
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« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2009, 09:01:21 PM »
Here is a comparison of some Zvezda plastic minis. Hope it will be useful.

Swordsmen comparison. Zvezda infantry can be also assembled as spearmen, halberdiers, archers and crossbowmen.



Which Zvezda set contains these? They would work great as knigtly order men-at-arms! (hope i'm not tread-necromancing right now  :unsure:)

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« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2009, 09:20:50 PM »
I also wish to know!
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« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2009, 09:21:52 PM »
I, too would like to know which set!
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« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2009, 09:32:33 PM »


Yeah, if you look up a few more posts, I posted them all to a web site. My Phn0t0bucket account got a bit scrambled (my own doing -- sorting things out) and the links all went bad.  :|

All those pics should be here:

http://023.110mb.com/




As far as the Zvezda figures, they're called "Royal Infantry" and I assume "Royal Cavalry." I previously posted some sprue pics:

http://zerotwentythree.blogspot.com/2009/03/zvezda-royal-infantry.html


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« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2009, 09:43:25 PM »
Thanks 023.

Ive actually never looked at your blog and its rather good!  :eusa_clap:
Liked the battle against the 100 strong zombie regiment!
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« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2009, 09:50:47 PM »
Brilliant! thank you very much!

now... do anyone know a good place to buy them? google only gave me one result, and that retailer didn't seem too promising...

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« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2009, 04:42:45 PM »
Those soldiers look very promising for alternative swordsmen units.
I am interested in where to find them or buy them...

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« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2009, 02:51:07 AM »


I was hunting for more of those figures at Historicon a couple weeks ago, since that's where I got the last batch of the figures. No luck -- no one knows about the figures anymore.  :|

Hopefully sometime soon I will get to assemble and paint them.  :laugh:


Offline Hurin Thalion

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« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2009, 02:01:49 AM »
Those Zvezda Knights are awesome! Just wish I could FIND some!  :mellow:
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« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2009, 05:45:17 AM »
Is it possible for TWF to host the pics that are left? Many of the pics that were here are now gone.
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Offline Hurin Thalion

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« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2009, 12:43:55 PM »
023, I think I owe you a  :::cheers::: for the sheer awesomeness of your blog! I was unsure about those Foundry minis, but then I saw your size comparisons and I think I WILL spend the $65 and get a bunch!

Is it true that those are the older ( < 5th Edition) Warhammer minis?
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« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2009, 01:09:31 PM »
 :icon_redface: Thanks.


The Landsknechts were never part of the GW line. But they were sculpted by one or both of the Perry brothers who also did most of the original Empire sculpts.



Some of the Foundry figures are/were old GW figures, though. Some of the medievals are old Bretonnians, and some of the older Vikings are old GW Norse. They used to have some of the GW Nippon figures for sale as samurai. To confuse things further, GW used to make hisorical figures, including Vikings, Normans, Saxons, etc.

Offline Hurin Thalion

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« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2009, 01:41:17 PM »
Ah, I see. Those Mercenary Pikemen that they do just fit in so well with the older style (my preferred style) of Empire Soldiers!
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Offline Chris

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« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2009, 04:28:12 PM »
Can somebody post a picture of an warhammer human next to a LOTR human? I know LOTR minis are bit smaller but I want to see the difference.
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Offline Wolfgang aus Wien

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« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2009, 02:33:14 PM »
LotR Humans are modeled after real life actors and thusly taller and much skinnier than Warhammer Humans (which are modeled after comic book heroes).

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« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2009, 08:46:20 PM »
I recently saw some Zvezda kits in a model shop in Belfast; the Dungeon (behind Castle Court). So on the slim chance anyone wants to know where to get them in Northern Ireland there you go.

Correction to that I was just looking for the Zvezda kits today but the fantasy range has been entirely withdrawn from the current catalogue, it would seem they are not made any more.
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Offline Tiberius

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Re: Miniatures Comparisons - Please Post Here
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2009, 03:57:17 AM »
I've been looking up how Perry Napoleonic Models look against GW ones.  It sounds like they are a wee bit too small.  Is this true?  The French Heavy Cavalry are looking far too awesome to past up.  It would just be a shame if they weren't the right size.  Anyone got any pics or experience with them?
Anyone using Perry Models in their army at all?

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« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2009, 04:15:15 AM »


I will be ordering some of the Wars of the Roses plastic figures soon after they are released. They are supposed to be out in December, but I may wait until January, due to the holidays. When I get them, I will post pics.




Offline White Knight

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« Reply #70 on: November 28, 2009, 01:13:33 PM »
I thought these few comparison pictures from my collection might be of interest.

Infantry:




Women:


Mounted figures:


(I forgot to include a Foundry horse, but they are tiny and best replaced)

A couple Estalians for the morion lovers:


Offline White Knight

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« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2009, 01:19:05 PM »
Back in the nineties, Empire armies had access to ogres, dwarves and halflings and GW made some models in the proper dress too. They are here, along with some alternatives:




The Foundry great orcs/ogres and their revenant elves come with an a asortment of extras that have an empire theme. The cherubs are particularly interesting:



Offline Rodman49

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« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2009, 12:26:03 AM »
White Knight you are the MAN!

So it looks to me as there is very little difference between all those models.  I'm kind of interested in doing an Old Glory or Perry Mini army now (since both of their pewter models cost less than GW plastics).

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« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2009, 08:33:50 AM »
If I had to choose either one, I'd say that overall the (Perry sculpted) Foundry miniatures are better than the Old Glory ones (though Old Glory can get very cheap, especially if you plan on buying a lot and join their Old Glory Armycard offer).
Stylistically, the puffy sleeves and pants on the Old Glory ones are bigger and "puffier" than anyone elses.

Offline Rodman49

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« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2009, 08:13:10 PM »
Hmm, so is the Old Glory stuff actually is 40%, even those like $32 for 30 mini mini deals?  Also were the old glory stuff you put up there the 25mm ones they have on their site?

And is the Foundry Perry stuff the same scale as the Perry Miniature stuff?