Front Line make resin scenery, and in our
case this means all the interiors you could hope for. He does; kitchens,
bedrooms, church furniture, pub and hotel furniture, tables, chairs, pot
bellied stoves and a whole armful of other stuff. The resin is pretty
well cast, easy to clean up and it looks just great, really adding
something to our buildings. It also extremely well priced. Buy
everything you can from this guy, you wont regret it and he deserves it!
Foundry are probably the
best known manufacturers of historical figures in the UK. Originally
home to designers such as the Perry Twins and Mark Copplestone They have
several ranges of figures worth checking out. We have used models from
the following ranges: Darkest Africa; Old West (especially their
Victorian civilians) Pirates (some of my Chinese Tong) Foundry models
are consistent in size and quality, if you are prepared to search their
ranges you can find loads of useful models. However be prepared to buy a
number of packs via mail order as they have the most expensive postage
pricing policy I have come across.
Westwind make a huge number of
figures suitable for these games. Their Gothic Horror range has models
to cover most types of 'classic' horror; vampires, mummies, werewolves
etc. They also have a large number of suitable civilian types; London
Bobbies, thugs, streetwalkers, street vendors, then all sorts of figures
suitable for other locations; Szgany to look after your vampires,
various Arabic characters for that mummy adventure etc.
If you then look closely at their
other ranges you can also find suitable models. Many of my Chinese Tong
figures are from Westwind's Wild West range as are some of the Chinese
civilians. the rest of my Chinese civilians from this company are
actually from their Vietnam range. These guys also produce several
suitable vehicles including a Hansome cab and a splendid gypsy caravan.
I like Westwind on the whole, they do produce some
good models and are good value for money. .
Mark Copplestone has designed figures for
many companies in the past including Games Workshop, and Foundry. He now
makes his own models and we have used figures from several of his ranges
including his High Adventure, Darkest Africa and Back of Beyond. They
are great models full of character and go brilliantly with the Foundry
ones, many of which he designed. Some of our dinosaurs come from Copplestone as do some yet to be painted cavemen.
Bob Murch in Canada produces an ever expanding
range of great quality and characterful figures. Most of them are
suitable for the later parts of this period and some can be used
throughout. Ordering direct from him is easy and delivery is fast and
efficient. I have used his Yangtzee gangs for many of my Tong
personalities, Pulp are the manufacturer of the rickshaw models I have. I
also have the US rocket troops and the Zeppelin Troops.
These models are excellent and if funds allowed I would buy everything
this guy makes.
Eureka Miniatures hail from Australia. They produce
an extensive range of models that are suitable for these types of game.
The figures are excellent quality and in most cases have the thinnest
weapons I have come across. Eureka also produce a large number of models
that add those great details. I have the Arabic market stalls from the
Civilians range, the Lampposts from Pax Limpopo and a whole load of
furniture that are apparently shape changing aliens?! The Hansome cab
they make is just brilliant. See it featured elsewhere. Delivery is fast and efficient, communications
are excellent and thanks to the exchange rates buying direct from Oz
works out as very good value.