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Colonel Kilgore

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Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« on: May 06, 2020, 08:56:15 AM »
I was interested to spot this on TMP today - a company that "decided to produce my own range of 28mm wargames figures, starting with German Fallschrimjägers. I felt that a lot of the white metal sculpts out there were very generic and I wanted to offer a premium product that is different to what is currently available."

https://fix-bayonets.com/

These look very good to me - light kit and presumably some very early "cut-down-coal skuttle" helmets before the "proper" para versions became available?

Obviously Martin's will be even nicer  ;)

Simon

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 09:06:45 AM »
I’m happy there are going to be some good choices for early war paras now in both scales. 

martin goddard

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 09:41:46 PM »
Always bit of a bore/irritant ; those that denigrate others rather than promote their own merits.

There is no German MG pose more generic than the pair with the MG on the  front man's shoulder.

If they were going to do premium product with originality then they might have done a gunner with the gun top open  and the number 2 clearing a stoppage. Alternatively an MG pair with the number 2 at right angles to the gunner, wrestling another ammo can into place. How about the number 2 slapping the gunner on the helmet to point out an unexpected target.

Has he produced any poses yet which have not been seen in other ranges??

Usually these jokers use it as a pre-amble to a set of rules. "Having seen all the other rules for this period I declare them all terrible. However my ones are brilliant....(ad nauseum and hyperbole)"

Groan.

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 10:17:16 PM »
Martin,

That's an interesting interpretation - I'd simply not read his blurb that way. I'd (perhaps mis-) understood that he meant that many of the existing sculpts were generic "whole-war" paras, and not specifically Early War, rather than that he had a problem with the poses themselves (agreed - there's nothing earth-shattering in these new figures' poses!).

I could of course have got it all wrong...

Simon

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 08:10:13 AM »
You may be quite right Simon.
I am basing my thoughts on previous experience with  companies trying to make a  big splash (read-unfounded statement) in order to get started.

Remember "System 12" the new way to play Napoleonics? I bought a lot of it :(

One chap informed my that "Field of Glory" would never need a second edition, because it was so well written and tested.

I worry about any description ending with "best", "finest", "ultimate".
Of course most of this is seen as standard business "fluff" but I am against it.

Just going to get into my 1992 BMW, which is the "ultimate driving machine". Don't think they will ever make a better car than the 1992 series 3!?


I fear I am less patient than you Simon :-[ :)


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Back to some generic paras, which I fear will not be the finest and certainly not the ultimate. :)

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 08:43:27 AM »
Ah - but your new paras will not be generic, Martin - they will have a clear Early War focus, and quite possibly the widest range of poses / weapons available in 15mm.

And they will certainly be fine enough for me  :)

I can guarantee that my paint job will not be fine, ultimate or any other such superlative, but suspect that it will be fit for my own purposes.

Keep up the good work, and I very much look forward to seeing the output at the appropriate time.

Simon

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2020, 02:36:51 PM »
I think Martin is mostly bang on with his comments. There is another bit of difference here though. I suspect Martin is firmly grounded in reality having been around the buisness for more then a few years....  Having read through most of the Peter Pig site I don’t see the phrase ‘marketing department’ at all 😀.

So carry on with those early war German paras.... I suspect they will sell themselves and not need any fancy phrases. 

Of course nothing wrong with the older phrases......‘good quality, decent price, great sculpts, terrific service’..... you know the ones.

Bob

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2020, 02:55:42 PM »
I think you have it right there, Bob!

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2020, 11:20:45 PM »
There’s no need to have a PP marketing department.  The figures speak for themselves.

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2020, 11:29:22 AM »
Thank you Paul

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2020, 01:59:40 PM »
Martin those 'System 12' are collectors items now,















but not worth a lot though.

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2020, 02:01:52 PM »
Good memory Les.
I melted down a whole load of their roads and bases for the scrap metal.
The intriguing thing is tat somewhere there must a stack of 60  x 9" moulds which are still pretty fresh.


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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2020, 02:03:56 PM »
Didn't they go to that dentist.

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Re: Others getting in on the early German para act (28mm)
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2020, 05:04:11 PM »
Yes, that is a thought. Sometimes these companies break up the ranges though?
This would make a great detective trail.

martin