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What WWI figures would you like to see?
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 03:18 PM UTC
Hi all,

So I was reading about a new vendor over on TLF who has just released two new WWI figures, a Warrant Officer of Prussian Uhlans, 1914 and (yet another ) German Infantryman (Sturmtroopen), 1917 (see here) and it got me thinking... yup, always dangerous :-)...

Firstly, how many of you are interested in "the war to end all wars"? And if so, which theatre?

And secondly, what WWI figures would you like to see more of?

Well, for me personally, I'm interested in the German South West African campaign and Palestine. So naturally I'd like to see more figures of those arenas.

What I'd also like to see a figure of a US Infantryman serving with the French 157th Division, circa July 1918.

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Rhone, France
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 05:52 PM UTC
Well, I for one am interested.
I agree about Stormtruppen, when you see the amount of these figs you have got the feeling that they fought WW1 alone. Worse even, that's all a job to transform them back in a regular german soldier as you have to wipe out those grenade cases they carry under each arm -at least to fill the place where you are supposed to glue them.
But I really like the Uhlan, but even more i would like to see german Hussars, and REGULAR 1914 german soldiers with pointed helmets.
but i know all that could be said here are sound like christmas wishes, so back to my Miliput, fingers and carving knife :-)

PS: i just went and see JMD miniatures' website, and i thought the best here was a bust of a Napoleonian era tambour, the guys is an elderly one and he just looks like he drinks too much, i love that one.
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:02 PM UTC
WW1 would be a nice change of pace.

I personally would like to see more 1914 troops. Nice uniforms before everyone understood the reality of modern warfare.

More cavalry for sure.

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Kansas, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:03 PM UTC
M.E. Rudi:

Interesting question. There are a few WWI figures out there such as the
120mm Model Celler of Manfred Von Richthofen, The Red Baron which I
have and hope to turn my attention to at some point. . . sigh

But no where near the number available as WWII or Napoleonic era or
even Roman or Viking epochs. But wouldn't it be nice if some of the
major companies like DML and Tamiya (MiniArt?) would offer some WWI
figures in 120mm and styrene plastic. That way a figurist(?) without
deep pockets would be able to afford several of these for what one
Pegaso 120mm metal figure might cost. Perhaps even some
equestrian figures in 120mm similiar to the Florian Geyer figure available
from DML.

And to Jean-Bernard. . . ah . . . is it possible for a muddler to drink too
much? #:-) :-) :-) Jusssss kiddin' of course.
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Sri Lanka
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 07:19 PM UTC
I' d take anything, frankly, as long as it was injection and 1/16, but I'd obviously prefer frontline troops from the Western Front.
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 01:44 AM UTC

The great but now aged ScaleLink range serves the Western Front very well - some very nice Belgian troops if I remember rightly.

Personally, I'd love to see some Eastern Front (now there's a truly forgoten theatre!) figures. Being selfish, I'd like to see some Polish Legion figures. Why hasn't anyone made a figure of Marshal Pilasudski? Bigger than Poniatowski!!!

Cavalry - of course. Once again, Poles in Austrian service with huge 'oversize' czapkas -yes please. You get the general drift.


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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi there,
Mmm..W.W.I,firstly i can't really fathom why manufacturers decide not to stick their necks out to produce figures from this period.I would dearly like to see Turkish,German,French,Belgian and ANZAC figures in 1/35 scale from the various battles,from Gallopilli to the Somme!
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 01:44 PM UTC
Im going to throw a spanner in the works and say that id like to see either something associated with the unofficial truces which occured, or more stuff depicting POW. Steve from Fusilier has a nice Bantam bringing in a German prisoner, but im talking about something like this:

This photo was taken after the botched Australian and British assault on the German positions at Fromelles in 1916, and shows wounded Australian prisoners in a village nearby. This image is from the Australian War Memorial.


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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 03:34 PM UTC
I'd love to see Austrian and Italian Alpine Infantry (a la A Farewell to Arms). And agreeing with Rudi any figures from the Palestine theatre would be great, especially Turks!

There's so much late-war Western front German infantry, it's silly. And I really think those are a bit boring considering they're not very far off Third Reich infantry in many ways.

What I'd build in a heartbeat though would be 1914 Belgian Rifles. The black uniform with those funny little pioneer hats is just magical. It's the Puritans going to war I really love it.
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 04:23 PM UTC
I would like to see anything really in 1/35 injection molded plastic of the quality of the bigger companies. Such a wide assortment of subjects, but maybe start off with figure sets of all the major combatants, both early and late war gear, crew served weapons with crew figures( both the m.g.s and artillery), and cavalry.
The assortment is almost never ending.
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 06:32 PM UTC
I'm with you Thomas, but how much you wanna bet that if they start coming out with WW I figures , they will produce about two hundred thousand different German soldiers and little else. Much like the WW 2 era stuff. Still...any thing WW1 would be welcome.........Al
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:38 PM UTC
I agree with getting some Turks, perhaps some Arabs ( Lawrence of Arabia) and some Palestine theater types.

plus some logistics lads; Guys leading donkey trains through shattered villages, and perhaps some eastern front types too (Yes, there was an eastern fornt before the revolution)

If I learned history form plastic models, I wonder how the hell the Allies won WW2, given the amount of German soldiers produced.
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Alava, Spain / España
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Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 11:23 PM UTC
UUUUFFF !!!! World War One !!!! That door has been closed for many years. Many modellers have been waiting for soldiers, tanks and AFV´S during a lot of time and now.........Master.Club, M-Model, JMD, Model.Cellar and soon (I hope) Wingnut.Wings are on the way...........PLEASE come in !!!! Not problem with the front (Eastern, Western,Desert......)

Note: I do not forget Scale.Link, Tauro Model, Emhar and various "Garage Kits" born and died unfortunately quickly.
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:22 PM UTC
World War One, is perhaps my most interesting period especialy 14/15 before that changing of the many uniforms...l've sculpted several figures from WW1,eg Lighthorse,Galipolli,( all sides) love some of the early French and Italin uniforms, half way through painting a sculpt of a French mountain trooper ( Black Devils ) in summer dress, ld like to do a German officer of the mountain artillery holding a telescope, a great picture in the Blamforb publication ( an old book these days) some of the Belgin Lancer guides and Austrian Hussars look interesting to me, O!! all most forgot sculpting a 120 mm of a Captain Phil Fry leaning against a trench wall on Gallipoli,sadly was killed on Hill 60,a great lack of uniform and looks to have his big brothers trousers on....
PERHAPS!!!! WW1 may need a little attention on the bench ????