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  • #64120
    willz
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    A few weeks ago I purchased some Willie figures from Tradition of London http://traditionoflondonshop.com/en/30mm_War_game_Willie&_storesid_11=b2f5b13dabaa4790a1d02abed5982483

    Having looked at them for 40 odd years, I finally got around to purchasing several, I found them a joy to paint.

    Wip

    #64121
    Victoria Dickson
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    Very nice. ūüôā

    What’s the green stuff on the drums for?

    #64124
    willz
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    Cheers for your kind comment Victoria, watered down liquid green stuff to smooth out the drum surface and strengthen the glued joint.
    Green stuff wash is watered down “Games workshop” liquid green stuff, I use it to hide all my figure conversion sins.
    Watered down it makes an excellent wash for plastic figures or metal, fills gaps and hole, strengthens joints and figures.
    I use a size 2 brush and paint it on, and a size 1 for fiddly work.

     

    #64126
    Victoria Dickson
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    I’ve only ever used the solid stuff, I might need to get some of the liquid. ¬†Thanks for the tip. ūüôā

    #64138
    willz
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    Victoria this gives a balanced report on liquid green stuff.

    http://loserstudio.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/liquid-green-stuff-review.html

    #64151
    B6GOBOS
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    Thank you for posting this. ¬†Love the Edward Suren ¬†“Willie” figures. ¬†They are filled with personality and character. ¬†And his 18th century ones were his best.

    #64156
    willz
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    Cheers for your kind comment B6GOBOS, I only purchased 20 so I will be placing a bigger order.

    #64179
    Patrice
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    Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know these, I would have thought they are too slim for my taste, but painted they are superb.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #64181
    willz
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    Cheers Patrice, they are taller and slimmer than most 28/30mm figures but they are true 30mm.  However as I tend to use them for command stands and bases, so they do not look out of place.

    #64270
    B6GOBOS
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    How do the figures fit in with Minden or Crann Tara miniatures?  Not in the same unit,  but on a table with various units of different manufacturers?

    #64285
    willz
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    How do the figures fit in with Minden or Crann Tara miniatures? Not in the same unit, but on a table with various units of different manufacturers?

    I think they fit in ok, I am using them as command stands and not mixing them in other units. ¬† Over the weekend I will take some photo’s and post.

    Have seen this 18th century forum, it is very friendly and vibrant. http://fifeanddrumminis.proboards.com/

     

    #64342
    willz
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    Here are some comparison shots of Willie figures.

    With Elite Miniatures.

     

    With RSM figures.

     

    With Warrior Miniatures.

     

    With Crann Tara miniatures.

    #64372
    John D Salt
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    Cheers Patrice, they are taller and slimmer than most 28/30mm figures but they are true 30mm.

    This is something I have never understood — given the massive significance of 30mm figures in the early days of the hobby, why did anyone ever invent such a whackadoodle scale as 28mm? Apart from galloping scale creep, obvs.

    All the best,

    John.

    #64375
    willz
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    I have often wondered that one myself John, either smaller less metal / plastic used cheaper? to produce.  Or if its your own scale collectors have to buy your range of figures?  As an open and diverse hobby we have not one set of wargame rules for each period (and nor should we), what hope do we have of getting figures the same scale or size  As different sculptors are used I expect that also has an impact on the figure size, also what the figure manufacturer wants form his / her figure has to be thrown into the pot.

    I use constructive basing to solve the height issues, smaller figures are place on thin card increasing height.

    #64420
    Patrice
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    Their website says “30mm model Figures (…)¬†the size being the approximate height of figures without the headdress” that would be about¬†28mm to the eye, although they seem slightly taller than 1/56.

    I see there is a variety of of civilians, officers, etc, for different contexts, that could be useful and could mix with others.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #64424
    willz
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    Partrice they are a less heroic style of figure more Anatomically correct, so they are more elegant shape and style.

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