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The big list of figure model makers and suppliers- 2020 edition

From the Spinneyworld blog:

A few years ago, I wrote a post listing all the model figure manufacturers I could find sites for. I updated it in 2013, and it’s now time to do it again.

One of 2020’s aims is to build and paint more figures, to improve my skills, so this is as much a placeholder for me as a resource for you.

Alternative Images – USA Film and fantasy resin kit figures. Some dead image links, so I don’t know how up to date it is.

Alternative Armies

Ancient and Modern Models

Andrea Miniatures – One of the world’s premier figure manufacturers. You can get Andrea figures on Amazon.

Armorcast – USA Fantasy and Wargame figures

Army Bits

Artomic Studios

The Assault Group

Miniaturas by F. M. Beneito – Spain Historical Miniatures specialist

BNA Model World – Australian model shop. More than just figures.

W Britains – Military figure manufacturer

Bronze Age Miniatures. 28mm and 54mm figures, mostly for gaming.

Brother Vinni

CP Models

Creative Beast. Mostly dinosaurs, but some fantasy figures.

Crusader Miniatures

Le Cimier – France Military Figures, tools and reference books

Denizen Miniatures – 1:43 motor racing figures- drivers, pit crew, etc, – and 90mm fantasy and sci-fi figures.

Devils Own Resin An interesting selection, but no obvious buying links.

Dragon Models – USA Home page of Dragon Models.

Dream Master Creations – USA Erotic resin figures

Drum and Flag

The Dunken Company – figure casting supplies and moulds.

Dutkins’ Collectables – Among the many products sold by this company are figure models.

E2046

Elan13

El-Greco Miniatures – A shop with a wide range of companies stocked. I have bought from them in the past, and will do so again.

El Viejo Dragón Miniaturas – Spain Historical Figure specialists

Empress Miniatures

Essex Miniatures

Eureka Miniatures

Fields of Glory

Firing Line Miniatures.

Fontegris Miniatures. The Fontegris site has been taken over by a beauty product retailer. This is a list of their products at Noble Knight games.

Footsore Miniatures and Games

Friendship Models

Frontline Figures – Beautiful 54mm award winning collectible figures!!

G-Force Models

Germania Figuren 1:72nd figures in resin and pewter, as well as 3D printed items in various scales and even 3D files for home printing.

Gremlins in the Garage! – USA Welcome to Gremlins in the Garage the first webzine dedicated to figure kit modeling

Ground Zero Games. Gaming miniatures and fantasy figures.

Wayne “The Dane” Hansen – Figure Kits and Sculpting Supplies

Hassle Free miniatures Gaming figures and accessories. Great figures, mostly in 28mm. I own a few, and love the company’s sense of humour. The models are great sculpts, and tongue was firmly in cheek when most of the names were thought up.

HaT Industrie – HäT Industrie produces 1/72 and 1/32 scale soft plastic military miniatures or toy soldiers. Our goal is to produce a line of figures not produced by any of the past or present manufacturers.

Heresy Miniatures

Historex Agents – UK Historex Agents represents over 70 different companies, specialising in connoisseur model soldier kits and AFV conversion set

Hobby Search – buy direct from Japan

Image Anime – USA General Anime kits and figures

Jimmy Flintstone/ Dr Flintbone Primarily manufacturers of hot rod and custom car bodies in resin, Jimmy Flintstone also produce figures to complement the vehicles. Dr. Flintbone is the more adult arm.

Kaiyodo – Japan Star wars, Godzilla (original) and Anime figures.

King & Country – Design and manufacture the most amazing (and affordable) range of toy soldiers, miniature figures,military vehicles, model aircraft and buildings in the world today! All our products are hand-made and hand-painted to the highest professional standards.

Kings X Toy Soldiers – Models from various toy soldier manufacturers, plus an exclusive range of Alamo figures

Legends – Kits, accessories, reference materials, Japanese si-fi & anime, from all over the world.

Magic Sculp

Magister Militum

MBM Models – Holland Military, Sci-Fi and Fantasy fig specialists

Micro Mark – tools for the serious modeller

Mic Shaun’s Closet – Plastic figures from many periods to include Napoleonic, American Civil War, Alamo and World War II from a variety of manufacturers.

Minutemen Toy Soldiers – USA Military figure kits and gaming specialists

Mithril Figures – Ireland Mithril was founded in 1987 and has been dedicated since then to the creation of miniature figures, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth as portrayed in his famous works “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

MK35

Moebius Models. Licenced re-releases of old Aurora kits.

Monsters In Motion: A Sci-Fi Gallery – Welcome to Monsters In Motion, the world’s greatest gallery of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror & Famous Movie Personalities as finished statues and model kits for the hobbyist and collector.

Mooncrest Models

Mr Dandy

Nagleworks

Otherworld Miniatures

Paleocraft – models of extinct animals

Perry Miniatures

Pegaso Models – Italy Manufacturers of 54mm, 75mm, and 90mm figures.

Prince August Factory Shop – Ireland Military figures for the collector, together with moulds and Chess sets

Quarter Kit – France White metal and diecast military miniatures

Reaper Minis – Minis, paints, and more.

Resin Crypt

Resin Realities

Ronin Miniatures – Based in Ukraine, and trading through an Etsy shop, Ronin produce figures primarily in 54mm/1:32.

S & D Models

Saratoga Soldier Shop – USA Pewter Civil War and American revolution figures

Shiflett Brothers

Sideshow Inc – USA Site specializing in liscensed figurative vinyl/resin model kits and collectibles based on some of todays leading artists, including: Clive Barker, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Frank Kelly Freas, Brom, and Bill Stout.

Der Sockelshop German webshop stocking Modern Armies In Miniature, and others.

Spectral Motion Inc – This company sells some amazing horror figures!!

Spectre Miniatures

S & S Models – UK 1:76 scale model figures, games and accessories

Stockade Miniatures, Inc – USA “Soldiers of the World” figures, plus metal and plastic figures from a variety of manufacturers

Styrene Studio – Excellent resin figures

Tedtoy Miniatures Online – USA Civil War Military figure specialists

The Toy Soldier Company – The Toy Soldier Company featuring the sales of toy soldier figures, sets, books and accessories

Valiant Enterprises. Figures and wargaming miniatures.

Wargames Foundry

Watson Sculptures and Models – Dinosaur, Ancient reptile and Prehistoric figures and models

Zotz – Mexico Glamour and Erotic figure specialists


The Workbench – now with video

As we all go into social distancing, it’s time to get back to the workbench.

I’ve made a couple of videos already, and I’m likely to make more. The exact timetable will be worked out as I go along, but, for now, some timelapse I shot over the last two weekends.

1- Putting some figures together, so I can practice figure painting-

2- Diving into the big box of dismantled Gundam I won on eBay, and seeing how many I can put back together-

More coming soon!


In just seven days, I can make you a man…..

Wrong Frank, I know. I’m trying to get some modelling done, after a few years of carting kits around but never starting on them. First up, I thought I’d try my hand at painting some of the wargame/RPG related figures I’ve picked up from various places. Everything was painted separately then brought together. I modeled the flagstones with putty, then glued the machine in place. Frank was on his own base, so I had to cut that off to add him to the scene.

Not a bad first effort for someone getting back into the hobby. The only problem is, most of my paints have been sitting in boxes for years and have dried up. I’ve got a growing list of colours I need to replace.


Little metal people

As a bit of off the wall promotion for Slashed I’ve decided to have a go at creating miniature figures of as many of the characters as possible. These will be based upon existing 28mm gaming figures adapted and painted to suit. So I’ve had an enjoyable few hours this week surfing gaming sites and ordering the first few figures. I’d just like to recommend Heresy Miniatures and Hasslefree Miniatures, both of whom turned around my orders quickly and got them to me within a couple of days. They also packed sweeties with the deliveries, and that sort of thing works for me every time.


Horrified B-Movie actors and other fun figure sets

There is no scale specified for these Horrified B-Movie Actors figures, which is a shame. With heights of 6.4cm to 7.6cm I’d guess at 1:20-something. You might be able to mix them up with model cars for a diorama- a 1950s Chevy, battered ’40s Ford and a creeping blob maybe. Or you could replace the blob with glow in the dark zombies. Or, if the screamers are Creationists, the Evolving Darwin set.

Other sets include the Paparazzi and the Office Monkeys.

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Model figure manufacturers

Update – October 2013 I am working my way through this list and updating, removing  and adding links where possible.

This site has a list of companies that manufacture model figures. However, a lot of the links go to dead sites, so I thought I’d work my way through and produce a more up to date collection. I have merely weeded out the dead links, and occasionally chased down new addresses. I’ve also added a couple of manufacturers I’ve found in my surfing. I cannot vouch for any of these companies except for Historex-Agents, who I have successfully ordered stuff from.

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Space Figures
Alternative Images – USA Film and fantasy resin kit figures.

Andrea Miniatures – One of the world’s premier figure manufacturers. You can get Andrea figures on Amazon.co.uk.

Armorcast – USA Fantasy and Wargame figures

Artomic Studios

Bronze Age Miniatures. 28mm and 54mm figures, mostly for gaming.

Comet Miniatures Not a manufacturer, but they have an interesting range of kits in stock.

Creative Beast. Mostly dinosaurs, but some fantasy figures.

CreatureScape

Custom Built Models

Devils Own Resin

Diceman Creations

Disturbed Earth Productions – USA Fantasy and Horror figures and Busts

Dragon Models – USA Home page of Dragon Models.

Dream Master Creations – USA Erotic resin figures

Dutkins’ Collectables – Among the many products sold by this company are figure models.

Dynasty Scale Models – Military figures and busts

E2046

Firing Line Miniatures.

Fontegris Miniatures. Spanish resin and white metal figure manufacturers.

Frontier Models – UK Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Model Specialists

G-Force Models

Geometric Design

Gremlins in the Garage! – USA Welcome to Gremlins in the Garage the first webzine dedicated to figure kit modeling

Ground Zero Games. Gaming miniatures and fantasy figures.

Wayne “The Dane” Hansen – Figure Kits and Sculpting Supplies

Hard Hero

Hassle Free miniatures Gaming figures and accessories.

Hobby Search – buy direct from Japan

The House of Anime – USA Anime figures and dolls

Image Anime – USA General Anime kits and figures

Jimmy Flintstone/ Dr Flintbone Primarily manufacturers of hot rod and custom car bodies in resin, Jimmy Flintstone also produce figures to complement the vehicles. Dr. Flintbone is the more adult arm.

Kaiyodo – Japan Star wars, Godzilla (original) and Anime figures.

K’resin kits – France Anime, Comics and Movies resin and vynl kits : Alien, Batman, City hunter, Cobra, Crow, Die hard,Frankenstein, etc

Legends – We carry products (kits, accessories, reference materials, Japanese si-fi & anime) from all over the world.

Magic Sculp

MBM Models – Holland Military, Sci-Fi and Fantasy fig specialists

Menagerie Productions – USA Fantasy and ‘Paleo’ kits and figures

Micro Mark – tools for the serious modeller

Moebius Models. Licenced re-releases of old Aurora kits.

Monsters Direct kits

Monsters In Motion: A Sci-Fi Gallery – Welcome to Monsters In Motion, the world’s greatest gallery of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror & Famous Movie Personalities as finished statues and model kits for the hobbyist and collector.

Mooncrest Models

Mr Dandy

Nagleworks

New World Miniatures 1:35th and 1:16th scale military miniatures.

Paleocraft – models of extinct animals

Phebus Creations. French company producing sci-fi, fantasy, war and civilian figures in 1:43rd, 1:35th, 1:24th and larger.

Reaper Minis.

Resin Crypt

Resin Realities

Rising Sun Creations – USA Anime collectable superstore

Shiflett Brothers

Sideshow Inc – USA Site specializing in liscensed figurative vinyl/resin model kits and collectibles based on some of todays leading artists, including: Clive Barker, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Frank Kelly Freas, Brom, and Bill Stout.

Solarwind Productions – Welcome to the fantasy figure world of Solarwind Productions.We design, develop and manufacture high quality, limited edition resin kits.

Spectral Motion Inc – This company sells some amazing horror figures!!

Styrene Studio – Excellent resin figures

Swede Creations – Manufacturer of Collectible Fantasy, Horror and Related Resin Sculptures.

Watson Sculptures and Models – Dinosaur, Ancient reptile and Prehistoric figures and models

Zotz – Mexico Glamour and Erotic figure specialists

Military Figures
Border Miniatures – UK High quality historical figures for collectors

W Britains – Military figure manufacturer

Le Cimier – France Military Figures, tools and reference books

Diecast Direct – UK Suppliers of Elite Command Diecast American Civil War, WWII, Napoleonic and Roman figures

The Dunken Company – figure casting supplies and moulds.

Miniaturas by F. M. Beneito – Spain Historical Miniature
s specialist

Elisena – Metal figures – Italy An Italian manufacturer with a lot of interesting products (figures, flats, bases etc.).

El Viejo Dragón Miniaturas – Spain Historical Figure specialists

Frontline Figures – Beautiful 54mm award winning collectible figures!!

Gene Gill Miniatures – Historical landmark miniatures are amazingly petite, with an average height of 3″ to 5″. Each replica is strictly one-of-a kind and the artist will not duplicate a piece nor will he mass-produce one.

HaT Industrie – HäT Industrie produces 1/72 and 1/32 scale soft plastic military miniatures or toy soldiers. Our goal is to produce a line of figures not produced by any of the past or present manufacturers.

Historex Agents – UK Historex Agents represents over 70 different companies, specialising in connoisseur model soldier kits and AFV conversion sets

Historical Miniatures – USA Custom made military figures for the collector

Imperial Gallery Military Model Figurines – UK Military figures through the ages

William King Military Miniatures – UK Wonderfully detailed Military figures

Kings X Toy Soldiers – Models from various toy soldier manufacturers, plus an exclusive range of Alamo figures

The Last Square – Historical Miniatures;| Military History Books; Limited Edition Art Prints; Painting Service

Metal Modeles – France Collectable model figurines

Miniature Alliance – USA Recreations of conflicts in miniature

Minutemen Toy Soldiers – USA Military figure kits and gaming specialists

Pegaso Models – Italy Manufacturers of 54mm, 75mm, and 90mm figures.

Prince August Factory Shop – Ireland Military figures for the collector, together with moulds and Chess sets

Quarter Kit – France White metal and diecast military miniatures

Saratoga Soldier Shop – USA Pewter Civil War and American revolution figures

Stockade Miniatures, Inc – USA “Soldiers of the World” figures, plus metal and plastic figures from a variety of manufacturers

S & S Models – UK 1:76 scale model figures, games and accessories

Tedtoy Miniatures Online – USA Civil War Military figure specialists

The Toy Soldier Company – The Toy Soldier Company featuring the sales of toy soldier figures, sets, books and accessories

Toy Soldiers of San Diego – USA We offer a wide variety of plastic figures from many periods to include Napoleonic, American Civil War, Alamo and World War II from a variety of manufacturers.

Collectable Figures
Dimensional Designs – USA Dimensional Designs is a company that specializes in Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy related collectibles. We are currently manufacturers of our own model figure kits.

DragonNet – UK This page is a showcase of Dragons and other Legendary creatures. All the figures are either white metal, pewter or resin and are mounted on rock or semi- precious stone.

Hard Hero Enterprises – USA Hard Hero Enterprises offers fine limited edition sculptures in bronze, porcelain, or resin.

King & Country – Design and manufacture the most amazing (and affordable) range of toy soldiers, miniature figures,military vehicles, model aircraft and buildings in the world today! All our products are hand-made and hand-painted to the highest professional standards.

Mithril Figures – Ireland Mithril was founded in 1987 and has been dedicated since then to the creation of miniature figures, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth as portrayed in his famous works “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

Valiant Enterprises. Figures and wargaming miniatures.

Ron Wall Miniatures – USA Ron Wall Miniatures are the very finest in collectible toy soldiers. Currently featured are the American Civil War, Custer (Custer’s Last Stand at Little Big Horn), Sioux Indian War, The Gambler and The Wild West Series. Each 54 mm, pewter figure is hand painted and made in America.

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Ebob miniatures

Ebob miniatures supply a few ranges of 28mm wargaming figures, including one for a paintballing game. They also have, on their tools and accessories page, armatures and base figures for sculptors which have an interesting licencing agreement whereby they can be used as the basis of products. Some are entirely royalty free whilst others require a higher fee. I’ve long fancied having a go at sculpting some figures, perhaps this is where I should get the blanks from.

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Action figure modding

Wired has an article about people who modify action figures to fill gaps in their collections.

I have a lot of GI Joe figures available to me at the moment. They’re all earmarked for the bot-crossing project, but I’m sure one or two could be given paint jobs and new fittings.

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