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Title: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 02, 2009, 11:19:09 AM
In order to make it easier to keep this list up-to-date, I've created a version on Carthax;
http://carthax.wikia.com/wiki/Modelling_resources

I'll leave this copy up on here, but the version on Carthax will be the one I update.





Below is a list of manufacturers and suppliers of 54mm models and other modelling resources.  Obviously, there are loads of manufacturers out there and I've just listed the ones that I thought were most useful for Inquisitor, but many more are available from suppliers like Historex.

If anyone has anything they think should be added to the list (or sees any broken links etc), then post them in this thread and every now and then I'll update this post.

Be seeing you,
Dave



Manufacturers of 54mm models
Games Workshop - Inquisitor (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/landingArmy.jsp?catId=cat1290321&rootCatGameStyle=specialist-games)
Eolith Miniatures (http://www.eolithminiatures.com/)
Pegaso Models (http://www.pegasomodels.com/)
JMD Miniatures (http://www.jmd-miniatures.com/)
Andrea Miniatures (http://www.andrea-miniatures.com/)
Pizarro Miniaturas (http://www.pizarrominiaturas.com/)
Bronze Age Miniatures (http://www.bronzeagemin.com/)
Reaper Miniatures (http://www.reapermini.com/)
Ares Mythologic (inc. Draconia) (http://www.aresmythologic.com/)
Enigma Miniatures (http://www.enigmaminiatures.com/)
Dark Age (http://www.dark-age.com/)
Romeo Models (http://www.romeomodels.com/)
Fontegris Miniatures (http://www.telecable.es/personales/celada/)
Black Scorpion Miniatures (http://www.blackscorpionminiatures.com/)
Dark Sword Miniatures (http://darkswordminiatures.com/)
Sacred Blade Miniatures (http://www.sacredblademiniatures.com/index2.html) (some of the larger cyborgs etc would work in Inquisitor)
TINs Bits (http://www.tinsbits.com/webshop/index.php/cPath/18/category/54-mm.html/XTCsid/398d416eec8500e34f853d2773a8c71c)
Fantasy Flight Games (http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/showproducts.cfm?FullCat=114)
Forgeworld (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/) (Monsters, daemons and other creatures would be perfect for Inquisitor)
Smart Max (http://www.smartmaxstore.com/) (1/35, so a touch small for Inquisitor)
Airfix soldiers (@Transport Models) (http://transportmodels.co.uk/search_result.php?keywords=airfix+1%3A32+plastic+figur) (a cheap source of grunts)
Miniaturas Beneito (http://www.miniaturasbeneito.com/)
Irregular Miniatures (http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/)
Gribbly Miniatures (http://www.gribblyminiatures.co.uk)
Hasslefree Miniatures (http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/) (also sell magnets and brass things which are 'Dead Useful')
Kellerkind Miniatures (http://www.zinnfiguren-martin-hille.de/portal/shop/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=3a12d78f90a9fa971c33836bc746f77f)
Scibor Miniatures (http://www.sciborminiatures.com/en_,index.php)
Raging Heroes (http://www.ragingheroes.com/)
Nocturna Models (http://nocturnamodels.com/)
Tale of War (http://www.taleofwar.com/shop/)
La Meridiana Miniatures (http://www.meridianaitalia.com/)
Devilstar Miniatures (http://www.devilstarminiatures.com/)
Kingdom Death (http://kingdomdeath.com/)
Badsmile Miniatures (http://badsmile-miniatures.com/)
Miniaturas Franarcilla (http://franarcilla.es.tl/MINIATURA-54mm.htm)

Check out Historex below - there are loads more people who make 54mm models...

Suppliers for many of the above miniatures
Historex Agents (http://www.historexagents.com/)
El Greco Miniatures (http://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/)
Frontier Models (http://www.frontiermodels.co.uk/)
Arcane Miniatures (http://www.arcaneminiatures.co.uk/)
Allsorts Emporium (http://www.allsortsemporium.net/)
Cool Mini Or Not Store (http://www.coolminiornot.com/store/)
FRP Games (http://www.frpgames.com/new/cart.php?m=product_list&c=1745)
Khaos Games (http://khaosgames.com/catalog/)
SK Miniatures (http://www.skminiatures.co.uk/)
Antics Online (http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/)
Artemis Black's (http://www.artemisblacks.com/)

Suppliers of GW plastic parts
Bitz Box (http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/)
Bits and Kits UK (http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/)
The War Store - incorporating Battlewagon Bits (http://www.thewarstore.com/)

Parts and Accessories
(NOTE: a lot of these are 1/35 so are a bit small for most Inquisitor characters)
Military Miniatures Warehouse (http://www.milminwh.com/figure_accessories.htm)
Verlinden Productions (http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/index.html)
HR Products (http://www.hrprod.com/equipment.html)
Plus Model (http://www.plusmodel.cz/produkce_en.php?filter_type=d)
Fenris Games (mostly 28mm, but some useful bases, scenary & accessories (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fenris-Games_SciFi-scenery_W0QQ_fsubZ1041049013QQ_sidZ55776203QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322)

Modelling Supplies
Heresy Miniatures (http://www.heresyminiatures.com/) (also do a great range of creatures and monsters)
Scale Link (http://www.scalelink.co.uk/)
e-Models (http://www.emodels.co.uk/)
Transport Models (http://www.transportmodels.co.uk/) (great for plasticard, plastic tube and strips)
Station Road Baseboards (http://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/) (another good source of plasticard)
Friulmodell 54mm Academy armature (http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxproductdetail.php?ProductCode=FR54) (perfect for sculpting your own characters)

Trade Inquisitor parts
The Arcadian Smugglers Ring (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/arcadiansmugglers/)

Templates for building Vehicles
BWC-Archive  (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bwc-archive/)
PaperHammer 40k (http://www.goldenboltersociety.com/paperhammer40k)

Modeling Guides
Build Your Imagination (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/minis_home.php) (many converting and sculpting guides)
Greenstuff_gav's Video Guides (http://www.youtube.com/user/greenstuffgav#grid/all) (more scultping guides)
Coolminiornot Articles (http://coolminiornot.com/go.php/go/articlephp/levels/99/expand/all?) (a wide range of guides and information for all aspects of The Hobby)
Heresy Miniatures' Wire dolly Guide (http://heresyminiatures.com/wiredolly.htm) (how Andy Foster creates his armatures)
The Beginners Guide To Sculpting Miniature Figures From Scratch (http://www.satyrsculptingstudio.com/downloads/DWsculpting-class.pdf)
Green Stuff casting (http://www.drunkdwarves.com/?p=343)
The Art of Miniature Sculpting - the basics and techniques (http://www.miez.nl/putty-n-paint/tutes/sculpting_tut01.pdf)
Tutorial: Sculpture of a Knight (in 35mm) (http://mandragoreminiatures.free.fr/tutorialanglaisfinal.pdf)
Decorated Armour Tutorial (http://www.sciborminiatures.com/en_,sculpting.php?id=571#i/tutoriale/big/plate17.jpg)

Miniature Photography Guides
Marco's Guide to Getting Clear Model photos (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=201.0)

Community Showcases
Showcase: The Inquisition (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=314.0)
Showcase: Space Marines (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=313.0)
Showcase: Adeptus Mechanicus (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=316.0)
Showcase: Imperial Armies (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=470.0)
Showcase: Rogue Traders (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=471.0)
Showcase: Chaos And Mutants (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=472.0)
Showcase: Xenos (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=473.0)

Other useful links
Inquisitor models at the CCM wiki (http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Inquisitor_54mm) (photos of unassembled models from the Inquisitor range showing what parts they come in)

Modelling Retrospectives
Adam Cunis (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=29.0)
Alyster Wyck (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=66.0)
Ancelyn (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=129.0)
Argentuss (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=369.0)
Darios (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=81.0)
Discy (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=64.0)
Greenstuff_Gav (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/gallery/inq/index.php)
Holiad (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=138.0)
Inquisitor Cade (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=159.0)
Kaled (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=39.0)
Kierkegaard (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=58.0)
Kresten (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=971.0)
Macabre (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=20.0)
Machelor (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=63.0)
Myriad (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=123.0)
PrecinctOmega (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10.0)
Robert the Damned (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=230.0)
Robskib (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26.0)
Rourke (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=365.0)
Saussure (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=61.0)
Tessio Niri (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=32.0)
Van Helser (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.0)
Ynek (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=77.0)
Judge Minos (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1350)

Inq28 Resources
Antenocitis Workshop (http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on August 02, 2009, 01:40:37 PM
http://www.gribblyminiatures.co.uk ? they do some stuff that's about the right size  ;D
http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk have a small 54mm section to, but do magnets and brass things which are Dead Useful :)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: precinctomega on August 02, 2009, 01:55:58 PM
Dave,

You repeat Romeo and Dark Age.  And FRP is a retailer, not a manufacturer.

Otherwise, a great resource.  Good to see Eolith getting a top billing, too.

R.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 02, 2009, 02:14:04 PM
Well spotted - I'm updating the list now.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 02, 2009, 03:02:46 PM
I would like to blow the trumpet for www.eldritchgames.com

Steve was a member on the old forum and offers 10% off GW stock with free global delivery. he also stocks Enigma's 54mm stuff and lots of sci-fi 28mm stuff for those into Inq28.

great resource, this ought to be stickied IMO...

Adam
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on August 02, 2009, 04:04:48 PM
I would like to blow the trumpet for www.eldritch-games.com

Broken link? Removing the hyphon gets you there, assuming it's the same Eldritch Games we're both thinking of.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on August 03, 2009, 12:59:12 AM
Dunno if its worth mentioning, but Bronze Age Minis have a 30% sale on... who's organising this order? :)
http://www.bronzeagemin.com/
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 03, 2009, 03:31:53 PM

Broken link? Removing the hyphon gets you there, assuming it's the same Eldritch Games we're both thinking of.

... whoops :D

fixed.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: kierkegaard on August 03, 2009, 07:44:36 PM
Hello Dave,

You also have a duplicate listing for Enigma Miniatures (I just though that I would point it out.)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 03, 2009, 07:58:22 PM
Thanks Nick - I'll sort that now.

Good to see you back BTW. :)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Gideon Sterne on August 04, 2009, 07:55:43 AM
So 1:32 scale is 54mm, right? That opens up quite a lot of possibilities when it comes to plastic model kits.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: precinctomega on August 04, 2009, 08:33:25 AM
I notice you've added Bitz Box and Bits and Kits.  You might like to add The War Store, which is US-based and which incorporates Battlewagon Bits, a service replicating Bitz Box for our cousins over the Pond.

R.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 04, 2009, 01:04:43 PM
So 1:32 scale is 54mm, right? That opens up quite a lot of possibilities when it comes to plastic model kits.
Yes, 54mm equates to 1/32 scale.  You can also get away with using 1/35 scale vehicles as a few people demonstrated on the old 'Clave.

One thing to note is that the GW model are generally quite 'heroic' in their proportions - i.e. heads, hands, feet and weapons are noticibly larger than they should be.  That said, there is a fair variation in the proportions of models in the GW range (Covenant is tall and powerful, Slick is short and stocky, Von Castellan is slender, Sgt Black is about average), so models from other ranges fit in rather well.

Proper 1/32 weapons are generally a bit on the small side, and 1/32 hands are generally only useful for female characters - in both cases you'd be better off using 28mm parts from the GW range.  1/32 heads are generally fine though.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Ancelyn on August 04, 2009, 01:38:20 PM
An excellent resource, Dave. An improvement/extension of the Warseer original. Minor quibble, I'd have preferred the list ordered alphabetically. Nice to have actual links rather than just a list. Top notch ;D.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Charax on August 04, 2009, 09:12:53 PM
Dunno if its worth mentioning, but Bronze Age Minis have a 30% sale on... who's organising this order? :)
http://www.bronzeagemin.com/
heh, I still haven't started on the *last* batch of stuff we got from there...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Tessio Niri on August 04, 2009, 10:08:06 PM
This is a brilliant resource. Need to get planning some more characters.

Does anyone remember which site was selling the stalker model?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mypunkrockisbetterthanyou on August 04, 2009, 11:11:56 PM

http://www.dragonbloodminis.com/background.htm

Has some 54mm stuff, mostly in the form of lizardmen or birdmen.

also has some nice 50mm stuff, and other things that may prove useful for aliens, bitz, etc. etc.

Regards,
 Rick
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 05, 2009, 05:53:28 PM
I've just added a new link to the bottom of the list that might be of interest to people - it's a Yahoo group that has card templates for all sorts of 40k vehicles, as well as some for buildings and vehicles from other universes.  They all seem to be sized for 28mm, but it should be easy enough to double all measurements to make Inquisitor scale versions.  I haven't looked at the Valkyrie templates, but they could have made my life a lot easier if I'd found them a while ago.

There are templates for titans too - I'll buy a pint for anyone who brings an Inquisitor scale Warlord or Reaver* to WHW!


* A Warhound will only get you a half!  ;)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 05, 2009, 06:52:14 PM
Does anyone remember which site was selling the stalker model?
I've just been informed (by Kierkegaard) that this is the site you're looking for (I've also added it to the list above);
http://www.skminiatures.co.uk/

EDIT: I've just had a quick look through and there's some good stuff there - when I've finished a few of the models I'm on with at the minute I might get the Stalker myself, it is a nice model...
http://www.skminiatures.co.uk/#/stalker/4533147666
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on August 06, 2009, 01:03:23 AM
as it's mainly just supplies, i submit for hte original post:

Modeling Guides

Build Your Imagination (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis_index.php) -many converting and sculpting guides
Greenstuff_gav's Video Guides (http://www.youtube.com/user/greenstuffgav#grid/all) -more scultping guides
(ok. a bit of shameless self-promotion. but it's on topic!)

Coolminiornot Articles (http://coolminiornot.com/go.php/go/articlephp/levels/99/expand/all?) a wide range of guides and information for all aspects of The Hobby

Heresy Miniatures' Wire dolly Guide (http://heresyminiatures.com/wiredolly.htm) how Andy Foster creates his armatures for sculpting over

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Ancelyn on August 09, 2009, 11:55:00 AM
One supplier I'd recommend is Antics Online. Whilst they generally provide vehicles of all kinds (I bought The Beast from them ;D), they also have many ranges of 54mm (1/32) figures. Antics also offer a massive range of hobby equipment, from paint brushes to brass rod etc. I've used them several times and have had no complaints . And I'm a grumpy sod.

http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on August 09, 2009, 11:05:29 PM
Okay, I'll add that one to the list.

On an unrelated note, I see Reaper have added couple more models to their Master Series Miniatures range - the Shipwreck Angel is very nice, but the Female Crusader is probably of more use to Inquisitor players.
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Master%20Series%20Miniatures
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: precinctomega on August 12, 2009, 10:19:49 AM
Has it occurred to anyone else that Werner Klocke has a very funny name?  I didn't notice until SWMBO pointed it out.

R.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Hadriel Caine on August 12, 2009, 10:38:35 AM
it occurred to me several times actually!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: precinctomega on November 13, 2009, 09:04:36 AM
Draconia's website appears to have shut down.

EDIT - which is a shame, because they've just released a new 54mm paladin:

http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27680

R.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on November 13, 2009, 04:26:46 PM
That's not particularly new I don't think - my friend has had that model as a basis for his Inquisitor for over a year now, he got it from El Greco miniatures, it's under the Draconia section. They've got some nice bits and pieces there.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Geep on November 19, 2009, 09:54:10 AM
Hi everyone,

Can anyone tell me wether Colorado Miniatures still operates? (http://www.coloradominiatures.com)
I've been after some specific models they stock, but can't get a reply from them and won't risk buying from them until I do.

Alternatively, does anyone know of a good supplier of Seil Models that ships to Australia?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this- I couldn't tell where it would fit best.

Thanks, Geep
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: precinctomega on November 19, 2009, 12:42:43 PM
If you can't get a reply from Colorado, I suggest contacting the manufacturers of the miniatures you want, direct - Colorado is a retailer, not a manufacturer.

Alternatively, try the - excellent - Historex Agents, who stock the majority of the miniatures shown at Colorado.

R.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: judge-minos on November 20, 2009, 03:18:15 PM
Quote
Draconia's website appears to have shut down.

EDIT - which is a shame, because they've just released a new 54mm paladin:

http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27680

They are still alive. On CMON they announced that they are now part of Ares Mythologic and have new models coming

http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35560 (http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35560)
http://www.aresmythologic.com/ (http://www.aresmythologic.com/)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on November 20, 2009, 03:22:17 PM
I've updated the list to include a link to Ares Mythologic / Draconia.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on November 20, 2009, 04:54:39 PM
In Sumaki's Inquisitrix thread, he's linked to Scibor miniatures, and they do a really nice selection of 'fantasy' 54mm models, but with a couple of purity seals and some bionics, they'd all make great Inquisitor converts. Admittedly, most of them are dwarves (dwarfs?) so they'd either be candidates for Squats or Abhumans, but hey. My pariticular favourites are Alfred the fearless monster killer (http://www.sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=659) and Mantus the necromancer (http://www.sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=629).
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on November 21, 2009, 08:29:17 AM
I've added Scibor to the list.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on November 26, 2009, 05:12:53 PM
i've just bought some lamp posts + Gramaphones from Plus Model (http://www.plusmodel.cz/produkce_en.php?filter_type=d) from my local hobby shop... quite nice really :D

EDIT: Scale Pic (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/files/54mm.jpg)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on November 26, 2009, 05:59:18 PM
I've added them to the list too.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MonSTeR on December 16, 2009, 08:42:05 PM
http://www.ragingheroes.com/

I don't know if folks have seen these or not, but I thought I'd post the website link up.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on December 17, 2009, 03:55:26 PM
Interesting models there from Raging Heroes... The twisting thorn sword would be great as a Daemon weapon, and I like the Minion/Molossus pair - like a psychotic mutant version of Blaster Master...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on December 17, 2009, 05:29:16 PM
I'll add that one to the list - there's some very nice models there and by the sounds of it there may be some sci-fi ones to come...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on December 18, 2009, 12:08:28 AM
Good find and some great miniatures, I can see that 'Musician' going on my christmas list - Slaaneshi MasterBlaster anyone?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 09, 2010, 10:06:05 PM
Just a brief musing... when the showcases were originally proposed, there were quite a few more proposed categories than ever made it to fruition. (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=304.msg3703#msg3703)

Is it perhaps not time to implement some of these categories? The oversight of a showcase for character classes as popular as the Imperial Guard seems quite a large one.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on January 10, 2010, 09:31:08 PM
I've held back from making them because I thought Gav would get round to it, if he's too busy then I don't mind stepping in...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 10, 2010, 10:14:12 PM
sorry, work, life and all that jazz  ???
i can start the threads if someone else can find me the links to official minis ala the other ones?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 11, 2010, 12:39:57 AM
Certainly.

I think these are the shortest possible URLs, and all of the models not yet covered (and which GW still produce*) I don't know how you want them grouped, so I've kept them only in their basic categories.

*Might be possible to chase after pictures of the OOP models, but I've not done so.

Imperial Guard:
Major Jaxon (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184301_99111399027_INQMajorJaxonMain_873x627.jpg)
Sgt. Dorian Black (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184306_99111399028_INQSgtBlackMain_873x627.jpg)
Sgt. Stone (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184286_99111399013_INQSgtStoneMain_873x627.jpg)

Arbites:
Arbites Judge (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1183440_99061399065_INQArbitratorMain_873x627.jpg)
Enforcer Barbaretta (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184296_99111399015_INQEnforcerMain_873x627.jpg)

Assassins:
Callidus (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1183450_99061399069_INQCallidusMain_873x627.jpg)
Eversor (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1183435_99061399059_INQEversorMain_873x627.jpg)
Devout Twins (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184291_99111399014_INQSeverinaSevoraMain_873x627.jpg)

Rogue Traders:
Duke Von Castellan (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184281_99111399012_INQCastellanMain_873x627.jpg)

Assorted Imperial Servants:
Preacher Josef (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184241_99111399004_INQJosefMain_873x627.jpg)
Navis Nobilitai (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184337_99111399051_INQNavisNobilitaiMain_873x627.jpg)
Devotee Malicant (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184236_99111399003_INQDevoteeMain_873x627.jpg)

Renegades:
Bounty Hunter (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1183445_99061399066_INQBountyHunterMain_873x627.jpg)
Slick Devlan (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1440525_99111399008_INQDevlanMain_873x627.jpg)

Mutants:
Quovandius (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184266_99111399009_INQQuovandiusMain_873x627.jpg)

Xenos:
Eldar Ranger (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184327_99111399038_INQEldarRangerMain_873x627.jpg)
Kroot Mercenary (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184322_99111399036_INQMercenaryMain_873x627.jpg)

Chaos:
Magus Mynarc (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184317_99111399035_INQChaosMagusMain_873x627.jpg)
Cherubael (http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1184271_99111399010_INQCherubaelMain_873x627.jpg)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 12, 2010, 05:11:36 PM
Cheers Marco.. saved i alot of work  ;D

in a Tangent Change; anyone tried Mig Productions (http://www.netmerchants.co.uk/section.php/909/1/head_sets__arms____helmets)?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on February 05, 2010, 06:34:33 PM
This is more of a review of a website rather than a new one, but I'd like to put out a heads-up to anyone dealing with Arcane Miniatures.

Before Christmas, I ordered a couple of models from there, one Assassin by JMD (the assassin's creed-a-like) and Falkar Wandering Sword by Andrea (someone did a fabulous conversion for the Conclave P&M competition last year, but your name escapes me, apologies). The models arrived in a timely fashion, but Falkar was missing and instead White Wolf (also Andrea) was in his place.

Long story short, four emails, two answerphone messages and two months later, not a hoot from Arcane Miniatures. I was left almost £30 out of pocket for the missing Falkar and had a model I didn't want (which was eBayed recently), but not nearly enough to cover it.

I am sure there may be others who have had positive experiences with Arcane, I'm probably a one-off example. However, I will never shop with Arcane Miniatures again, and would urge caution when considering Arcane Miniatures as a retailer when there are other much more reputed websites like Historex to buy from.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 07, 2010, 11:21:56 AM
Just a heads up for anyone who wants a flight case for their models.

Maplin have a half price offer on one of their aluminium cases (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36796) until 23rd Feb, making it a pretty reasonable £15 (before postage)

It's about the same dimensions as a regular GW model case (comparing to the case of my Mega Paint Set at least, which I believe is the same size as the normal figure case), so probably larger than the average collection might need, but you can cut some of the foam to hold dice and tape measures instead.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Hadriel Caine on February 07, 2010, 01:31:29 PM
@ RobSkib- the Falkar conversion was mine I think.

I tend to use Historex agents over other UK suppliers. Not a single problem with them in 5 years.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 12, 2010, 06:37:26 PM
Maplin have a half price offer on one of their aluminium cases (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36796) until 23rd Feb, making it a pretty reasonable £15 (before postage)
As a further bonus to this, an e-mail has just arrived telling me that Maplin are also offering free postage from their online store until 5pm Monday.

If you want such a case, now seems to be a very good time for it.

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Sumaki on February 12, 2010, 10:24:12 PM
Maplin have a half price offer on one of their aluminium cases (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36796) until 23rd Feb, making it a pretty reasonable £15 (before postage)
As a further bonus to this, an e-mail has just arrived telling me that Maplin are also offering free postage from their online store until 5pm Monday.

If you want such a case, now seems to be a very good time for it.



I got one, extremely happy with it, just got to sort out some foam trays, no more bits of tissue paper and cardboard boxes for IGT!!!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Gestalt on June 14, 2010, 04:17:51 PM
Have Bits and Kits UK gone out of business?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Flinty on June 15, 2010, 07:31:44 AM
I placed an order with no problems a couple of weeks ago - ''fancy'' new website and he now carries foam borard - so I hope not!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Gestalt on June 15, 2010, 08:50:25 AM
Has the address changed as I am just getting a broken link?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Flinty on June 17, 2010, 07:46:07 AM

Quick google and there you go -

http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/ (http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on June 21, 2010, 03:00:58 PM
I've updated the list with the new address for Bits & Kits - if anyone spots any more broken links then let me know and I'll fix them.

Also, if anyone knows of any manufacturers/suppliers worthy of being included, post them here and I'll add them to the front page.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Shannow on June 25, 2010, 12:58:28 AM
Just citing Artemis Black's as an interesting source of models, mainly 28's but the odd larger scale model that is really different, worth a browse I think anyway, particularly the Dark Age stuff.

http://www.artemisblacks.com/index.shtml

Rob
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Shannow on July 02, 2010, 11:51:38 PM
Apologies for the double post, but I was just bumbling around ebay and found this seller:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fenris-Games_SciFi-scenery_W0QQ_fsubZ1041049013QQ_sidZ55776203QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

Who has a nice range of 40mm bases as well as some nice looking sci-fi scenery that I think would fit in inquisitor well. Particularly like the bulk head doors, though perhaps a wee bit small.

Anyway just thought for the scenery making inclined it might be a useful(ish) resource

Rob
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Andr1231 on July 05, 2010, 04:06:08 AM
Hey, new to posting (although I've been lurking for a couple of weeks). Since I didn't see it on the list, I ust thought I would recommend Victrix 54mm British Napoleonic Peninsular Infantry Flank Companies (http://www.victrixlimited.com/online_shop/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=60&osCsid=f57be752bdfcc48870a860016b25458c) - they are multi-pose hard plastic, and actually a tad larger than the GW inquisitor figures. Make really good cannon fodder with good plastic conversion opportunities.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: gwrulz on July 15, 2010, 04:35:58 PM
Jump packs

http://www.golden-throne.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=289283&sid=59a489cd06cc6f54d7fd8f4a6fcd8e3c

You may want to pull apart artemis' backpack and add the turbines.  But it is a resin so easy enough!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on July 15, 2010, 05:20:48 PM
Are they not a bit small to turn Artemis's backpack into a jump pack?  They might work as alternate nozzles though...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on September 08, 2010, 08:11:39 PM
I've added a list of retrospectives to the list - if I've missed any, drop me a PM and I'll update the list.

 - Dave
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: GAZKUL on September 12, 2010, 10:31:54 PM
Does anyone know where i can find 54mm Samurai
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on September 12, 2010, 10:34:38 PM
Quite a few companies have 54mm samurai - have you looked at Andrea or Pegaso?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: GAZKUL on September 14, 2010, 05:35:30 PM
thanks, incidentally i found this while browsing, it's pretty good. don't know if its already been said bu hey

http://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/index1.html
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on September 14, 2010, 06:02:25 PM
Yep, already got them on the list.  A few people on here have used them and I think I've used them once - never heard any complaints about them.

Did you find a Samurai to suit you? 
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: GAZKUL on September 14, 2010, 07:35:43 PM
had a bit of trouble but its not vitally important, just curious as i came across a samuri themes SM army in an old white Dwarf. thanks anyway
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Shannow on September 15, 2010, 12:59:21 AM
http://www.pegasomodels.it/products_en.asp?idcat=33

Some good models on this page for samurai
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: GAZKUL on September 15, 2010, 05:13:16 PM
http://www.pegasomodels.it/products_en.asp?idcat=33

Some good models on this page for samurai

Wow!!! thanks a lot
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Shannow on September 16, 2010, 08:51:26 PM
Out of curiosity what are you plans in inquisitor for a sumaria type model? A samurai space marine? I think I recall that article actually, makes me remember how much better GW and white dwarf used to be.... :(
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Alta on September 16, 2010, 10:03:58 PM
I was just wondering what armatures you would reccomend? Preferablly relatively cheap.

Also some of the modelling guide links don't work...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on September 16, 2010, 10:30:07 PM
I was just wondering what armatures you would reccomend? Preferablly relatively cheap.
If you look at the list you'll see I linked to one at Historex by something like Fruilmodell - I've used them quite a few times and found them to be very good. Also, if you read the article I wrote for DM1 there's a link to a tutorial for making wire armatures - again it's a technique I've used and have been happy with. But there are plenty of ways to make an armature - you just need to decide which suits you best and is right for the project you have planned.

Quote
Also some of the modelling guide links don't work...
Send me a PM with a list of which ones and I'll update the list.

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: zasapamasawasa on January 02, 2011, 10:18:14 AM
Have you got this one? http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ Not 54mm I know but some of their sci-fi stuff could be very useful for Inq28. I especially like the Praying Mantis: http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/preying-mantis.html

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on January 02, 2011, 12:40:16 PM
I've started a list of Inq28 resources at the bottom of the original post - if anyone has anything they want added, let me know.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on January 23, 2011, 08:33:48 PM
http://cmdante.blogspot.com/2011/01/miniature-sculpting-proportions-chart.html CMDante's rather good Human/Marine proportions chart. I was uncertain about the massive size difference between human and Marine at 54mm, but the Artemis model is indeed huge...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on January 23, 2011, 08:40:41 PM
A marine is supposed to around 7' to 7' 6" tall - the one on that chart is far, far too tall.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Ancelyn on January 29, 2011, 02:05:04 PM
Perhaps for the more adventurous...

http://hitechminiatures.com/5/product/info/23

]I[nquisitor potential?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 02, 2011, 03:14:06 PM
I'm going to put in a shout for Station Road Baseboards (http://www.stationroadbaseboards.co.uk/) for buying plasticard.

They do A4 and A3 sheets in lots of thicknesses, in both black and white, at seems to be the best all-round prices I could find. Delivery was pretty swift and not exorbitant (given that plasticard is actually quite heavy in bulk).
They don't do embossed card or tubing, but I found it was cheaper to split my ordering, given how much some places put a premium on their plasticard - probably because it's in individually wrapped packets or some other poncy nonsense.

So, if you need a huge pile of the stuff for making Inquisitor scale vehicles or you just need to stock up for the next year or so of projects, recommended.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Ulgavitch on February 09, 2011, 04:45:11 PM
Hello 'Clavers

I just discovered these. I know they are Napoleonic, so would need quite a bit of conversion to become 40K (not too much apart from weapons, though, I imagined them as a more ornate version of the Mordian Iron Guard) but they are £21 ... for sixteen 52mm models. Sixteen!

http://www.victrixlimited.com/online_shop/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=60&osCsid=fd876a9114438f7d8c3cf7ebdf44f748 (http://www.victrixlimited.com/online_shop/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=60&osCsid=fd876a9114438f7d8c3cf7ebdf44f748)

I'm going to get some, and I'll write a quick report on what they are like.

=][= U
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: cj68 on February 11, 2011, 07:13:53 PM
hi i've just got hold of a box of 1/32 scale airfix u.s. infantry (europe)
the shop called frome model centre the boxes are limited 
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: TJ-Flames on February 14, 2011, 07:14:43 AM
And how is the airfix models?
post some pics for size comparison.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: cj68 on February 14, 2011, 05:43:18 PM
when i finish i'l put some up. I had a chat with greenstuffgav and showed him we put his 54mm against my 1/32 and there about 1mm hight differance
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: TJ-Flames on February 15, 2011, 05:52:44 AM
That's perfect, can always slightly lengthen/shorten limbs for variety.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: psycho on February 16, 2011, 02:58:18 PM
Right so having searched for hours through the list of Suppliers i can only find 4 minis that suit the style im after....IM looking for 302/402 gangster style minis...and can only find the Untouchables sets...which are being discontinued soon anyways...anyone else know of any more?

kerby
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Dullmohawk on February 23, 2011, 05:03:54 PM
Anyone of you lads who know where I can get a 54mm model of a french 1700-ish nobleman? Something in the ikes of this fine fellow: http://www.americanrevolution.org/clothing/frenchfashion24.jpg

I'm looking for a suitably foppish-looking miniature to base my foppish-looking rouge trader on... I've been through the sites posted here, but no dice.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Shannow on March 19, 2011, 11:40:18 PM
Just having a look for bits and realised that privateer press do a bits service, which is great for the different bits of Warmachine warjacks, in particular the Cryx warjack fists look great for any chaos orientated large power fist, but lots of other good stuff too...

https://store.privateerpress.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=48

NB: F*** that, unbelievable shipping prices from the US,,,80+ dollars which makes very little sense given a box of four models from an ebay seller earlier cost 8 dollars...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 28, 2011, 01:41:50 AM
I can understand why we might not want it as a sticky thread (too many gets cluttered fast), but could my guide on miniature photography perhaps get a link somewhere in the top post so it's easier for people to find when they want to link it?

http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=201.0
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on March 28, 2011, 07:44:10 PM
Done.  If anyone else has something to add, let me know.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: JoelMcKickass on April 12, 2011, 12:38:26 PM
Has Pizzaro gotten rid of alot of it's old stuff?

All i can see is 4 models...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 12, 2011, 07:51:37 PM
From the Pizarro website (http://www.pizarrominiaturas.com/)...

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Pizarro Miniaturas has released a new online store for convenience and higher performance. Over the next few days we will upload all our figures so you can buy. During this process, you can place your order by sending a message to our direction pedidos@pizarrominiaturas.com.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: RobSkib on May 07, 2011, 11:21:35 PM
http://www.devilstarminiatures.com/

Don't know if anyone's picked this up before. There's only two available currently, but I'm sure they will grow with time. The models are also available on ebay, here (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/54mm-Zorg-Khall-Dragon-Hunter-Devilstar-Miniatures-/300534989065?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item45f9480109) and here. (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/54mm-Santhil-Blessed-Gods-Blood-Devilstar-/290543364904?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item43a5bbeb28)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on May 13, 2011, 06:40:49 PM
I've updated the list with a couple of manufacturers that have recently been brought to my attention.

Plus I have a question - has anyone got any Nemrod miniatures?  They have a couple I was planning to buy but thought I'd see if anyone has any experience with them before I hand over my cash... 
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on May 16, 2011, 12:09:21 PM
A heads up for you guys. The place I bought brass rod from recently (http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/) sent through a newsletter today (although I'm fairly sure I told them not to) which says they've got free shipping until the end of May if you use the voucher code FREESHIP at checkout.

So, if you need brass rod for armatures or pinning, they do twenty-five 12" lengths of 1/32" brass rod for under £7 (http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/37616/), which is a fraction of what I've seen it at in other places - most companies charge you a fiver for just ten lengths.

They also have other interesting/useful things in the scratch building section, just not all of them quite such a good deal, so do check prices first.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on June 19, 2011, 02:27:07 AM
Another heads up. Heresy Miniatures (http://www.heresyminiatures.com/) has a sale on.

Many good things in their monsters section for the diabolically minded GM...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: biggreengribbly on July 13, 2011, 05:01:50 PM
So long as it's no grand state secret, I don't suppose anyone could help with what figure Kaled used for his second incarnation before I start harassing the man himself with PM's  ;D

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/kaled100/kaled_mk2.jpg
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on July 13, 2011, 05:40:50 PM
Wyatt Earp, I think... from Andrea or one of those...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: biggreengribbly on July 13, 2011, 08:34:07 PM
Wyatt Earp, I think... from Andrea or one of those...

Score. Cheers. Between the language barrier and the variety in the range, I find their site damned intimidating, I'd probably never have found it myself .
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Flinty on July 14, 2011, 09:41:58 PM
Quote
I find their site damned intimidating

If you're UK based, Historex Agents (under suppliers on the first page) are a good store with a wide range of manufactures minatures and excellent customer service- highly recommended.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: biggreengribbly on July 14, 2011, 10:13:25 PM
Quote
I find their site damned intimidating

If you're UK based, Historex Agents (under suppliers on the first page) are a good store with a wide range of manufactures minatures and excellent customer service- highly recommended.

It's kinda embarassing, as usual, once I sat down and actually tried to navigate it, I felt quite the idiot for complaining about it  :'(
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 16, 2011, 05:36:44 PM
Old news to some of you by now I'm sure, but as it appears not to have been posted on the 'clave yet, the 54mm Eolith range has moved to War Griffon Miniatures (http://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=66) and is slowly being re-released, apparently with the intention of adding to it.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MrMasochist on September 17, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
@ big green gribbly.    The andrea site has a small english flag in the top left hand corner of their site which translates it for you.   makes it much easier.   just fyi.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lucidum on September 24, 2011, 09:20:19 AM
Does http://femmemilitant.com still exist? I keep seeing the gorgeous 40mm models reportedly from that site (designed and sculpted by GW's own John Blanche no less), but I can't access the website itself at all. Does anyone have any info on this or where else to get the models?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mordenkenain on October 24, 2011, 12:49:57 AM
errm, couldn't see anywhere else to put this, and I didn't want to start a whole new topic, but, I was building some 40k chaos daemons earlier and noticed that bloodletter arms are quite close scale wise and horror arms are nigh on perfect, I'm gonna be using some for a dark eldar model.

Hope this helps
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on October 24, 2011, 12:50:15 PM
Yeah, a lot of 28mm arms are so out of scale as to be actually in the scale above, like the Space Marine hands (perfect size for slightly smaller hands, say on a female model), or Ork arms (actually a bit too big for 54mm sometimes!)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on January 13, 2012, 07:53:08 PM
I've recreated this list over on Carthax;
http://carthax.wikispaces.com/Modelling+Resources

I know there are some updates that need to be made, so if you spot any then please update the Wiki.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on March 05, 2012, 01:26:18 AM
for using as a base for conversions how are tamiya's 1:35 models and weapons packs?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on March 05, 2012, 02:08:17 AM
Tamiya's weapon packs for their historical minis are TINY. Seriously. They're in real proportion, but real guns are small in proportion to the body compared to the chunky massive thundering blaster cannons that 40K characters carry around the place. The only Tamiya weapon I was able to convert to use was a .30 or .50 calibre machine gun from a WWII German armoured car, that I snipped off the still narrow barrel from and just used the cooling and reciever parts (at least thats what I think they were).
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on March 08, 2012, 01:04:35 PM
I more meant the figures in 1:35 because thats about right scalewise right?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 08, 2012, 01:58:13 PM
1:35 will be a little small, particularly given their slighter builds than GW's models. 1:35 isn't unusable, but you'll have to tolerate them being short statured and slightly weedy people - be that just their luck or the racial traits of their planet.

1:32 is a better match.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on March 08, 2012, 06:13:13 PM
As Marco says, 1/32 is more like the right scale, but even then the heroic proportions of the GW range means that they can look small. 1/35 figures will be very small, but they might work as adolescents. However, if you're just looking for cheap models there are far better options out there.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on March 08, 2012, 08:08:47 PM
Fair enough I Will look at 1:32 scale
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Ancelyn on March 10, 2012, 04:10:25 AM
Sic.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on March 10, 2012, 09:46:48 PM
got a 3 person warband sorted now waiting for 2 models to buld and finish and then I am sorted, hopefully in time for the gt.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Dullmohawk on April 06, 2012, 04:44:38 PM
Anyone got a suggestion to where one might pick up some 54mm (or thereabouts...) oil drums at a reasonable price? I've surfed the net for a while, but I'm having a spot of bother with finding any in the right seize....
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 06, 2012, 04:56:43 PM
Try the Tamiya 1/35 Fuel Drum set. About £6 for half a dozen drums and over a dozen jerry cans.

http://www.modelzone.co.uk/tamiya-135-german-fuel-drum-set.html
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on April 06, 2012, 05:17:34 PM
Tehnolog do a plastic set - I have one if you are interested - but only the one, of 5 figures, so lots of converting needed.

Tamiya and another Japanese maker did them in 1/35th kits many moons ago, and whilst I gave mine away I could get them back as the guy who took them hasn't done anything with them! But they are definitely 1/35th not 1/32nd.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Dullmohawk on April 06, 2012, 06:39:48 PM
I'll try out the tamiya, thanks!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 06, 2012, 06:59:29 PM
Just realised that I have a pictures of the Tamiya stuff with a Guardsman for scale;
http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=751.msg10103#msg10103
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Heroka Vendile on April 06, 2012, 09:30:10 PM
if you can get your hands on them, the Playmobile oil drums are a perfect size for Inquisitor at about an inch tall.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 06, 2012, 09:42:16 PM
if you can get your hands on them, the Playmobile oil drums are a perfect size for Inquisitor at about an inch tall.
They're available on eBay - pretty cheap too.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Dullmohawk on April 06, 2012, 10:13:20 PM
The playmobile drums seems better than the tamiya ones, though I can't find any UK based sellers, they're all yanks.
I think I'll do a mix if I can find any seller who has a considerable bulk of them, otherwise I'd just be paying postage- and custom-fees for nothing...I don't think my poor wallet can repel bummer of that magnitude.

I didn't know you ran a terrain log Kaled, any pointers for good accessories to scatter about on the battlefield? I've been looking at this site for a while now, and I think there might be some stuff there worth looking at: http://www.classictoysoldiers.com/cgi-bin/ctsc6/rtl/cat_dsply.cgi?cat_id=000028&Category=54mm%20Toy%20Soldiers
I'm not really that much of a builder myself, but I'm thinking a few of the adobe buildings would be easy to make a bit more grimdark with a few bits and bobs.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 06, 2012, 10:59:47 PM
any pointers for good accessories to scatter about on the battlefield?
I bought a load of barrels from Hobbycraft plus the Tamiya fuel cans and the hay bales, which I turned into crates. I also have some 28mm accessories which work pretty well - but it's all in that blog. Brother Brimstone has some nice terrain that's mostly built from junk, bits of pipe and cheap toys - well worth a look as it's a good demonstration of putting together great looking terrain for minimal cost.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on April 07, 2012, 06:43:36 AM
Playmobile sell most of their stuff direct from their website. Fast, efficient mail order service from my experience in the UK and often cheaper than the shop prices!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 07, 2012, 09:06:18 AM
Welcome to The Conclave!

(The big yellow welcome is traditional.) Why not start a thread in the Community Announcements sub-forum and introduce yourself properly? I'm sure we'd all like to hear about your Inquisitor experience- are you just getting started or have you been playing for a while?

That's good to know about the Playmobil website? Has anyone browsed through it? What other useful stuff do they sell? I think in the past someone has mentioned using their ladders,,.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on April 07, 2012, 09:49:06 AM
I have posted an intro, if the comment was aimed at me?

I looked at the Playmobile site recently, but was after a couple of galleys for an Ottoman Turk project, so didn't really think about SF stuff. They do a space orientated range though, which might have all kinds of useful stuff. I will take a look (if no one else is going to?) and report back.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Kaled on April 07, 2012, 10:36:38 AM
I have posted an intro, if the comment was aimed at me?
You have? I must have missed it - where did you post it?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on April 07, 2012, 11:52:43 AM
Dooh! Joined another forum at the same time - did it there! Will rectify.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on April 07, 2012, 01:17:04 PM
 I will post this quick list here, no doubt it will be moved if deemed appropriate to a different thread. All the Products are worth a look too, of course, not just the obvious ones like Space, as many vehicles and structures could be adapted for use with 54mm (I have done it!).

Playmobile Items with 54mm Potential
http://www.playmobil.co.uk
Accessories (ie items available individually outside of sets)
6209 Extension for Barn with Silo (5119) (includes a nice silo)
6208 Barn Fencing
6210 Water Trailer
6213 Vehicle Shed (open structure with multiple uses)
6248 Ranger's Lookout Post (hay trough, small fir tree and a seated look-out tower)
7917 Animal Shelter (simple plank structure, thatch (?) roof
7937 Tree House (really – lots of scope!)
4243 Pharaoh’s Temple
7280 Construction Site Signs
6216 Treasure Chests with Jewels
6214 Western Windmill  water pump
6215 Western Water Tower (it works! )
7857 Western Goldmine (rockface, mine entrance, narrow guage rail and ore truck)
6218 (Pirates) Large Barrel
7855 (Knights ) weaving / pottery market stall
4232 Animal Trailer (long trailer with bars and wheels)
6208 Barn Fencing
7292 Garden Fence
7476 Zoo Enclosure (circular transparent)
7477 Railings For 5302 Grande Mansion (includes opening gate; metal fencing between stone columns and on stone base)
7900 Paddock Fencing
7242 Construction Trailer (Towed Caravan)
4280 Backyard (loggia fencing – ideal generic cover/obstacle to line of sight)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Dullmohawk on April 08, 2012, 06:50:49 AM
Hasslefree also has a few crates and barrels in their accessories-section, look for resin terrain bits...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Heroka Vendile on April 08, 2012, 12:37:08 PM
That's good to know about the Playmobil website? Has anyone browsed through it? What other useful stuff do they sell? I think in the past someone has mentioned using their ladders,,.
That was probably me. On the whole the playmobil range is larger than would really work well with 54mm - their older buildings especially, but the newer ones are much better scaled. Importantly though a lot of the vehicles and accessories that work just great - while the seats in the vehicles look a tad big for the scale, the vehicles as a whole look "heroically-scaled".

You have to register to view the online store, but all you get is 1 newsletter of new releases maybe once every other month, so no spam.


The Windmill and Water Tower from the Western range are both rather attractive at £13 and £17 respectively - considering their both a foot tall.

Price varies across the range from "pretty reasonable" to "eek".
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on April 08, 2012, 03:48:04 PM
I know what you mean by 'eek' but have you looked at the GW and Forge Wold prices for larger pieces????  ;) Against that background they seem a whole lot more reasonable IMHO.

We use the Mine, Jungle Temple, Dock/Jail and the rope bridge (which has a 'defective' central plank, which is great fun. We make the crosser roll a D6 and move that many planks - if they end up on 'the' plank, they need to pass a Dexterity/Agility roll  to save themselves!).
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Shannow on June 12, 2012, 04:36:09 PM
Has anybody dealt with Kellerkind miniatures? Specifically the 54mm armatures they sell, as I've been using the ones for sale on Historex (which are fantastic) but these are better value for money even with a bit of exorbitant shipping.

Also before you ask, I am hopeless at making my own hence buying them:P
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lacerto on July 20, 2012, 02:05:21 PM
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk have got a modest sale (25%) on at the moment on some of their ranges provided the figures are in stock. Smog and Mauser Earth stuff from Smartmax are included in the sale (just shy of 54 mm). Freebooter's Fate are also included; I think they're a bit smaller, but they have a couple of gribblies. The rest of the lines in the offer are 28 mm or less.

You need to enter code WAREHOUSE-MOVE on checkout before 30th of July 2012 at midnight (GMT). Had my eye on the Smartmax range for a while so tempted...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Inquisitor Dionzi on July 22, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
Hi All,

I'm now beginning to take pre-orders for both Skivvy (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1581.0 (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1581.0)) and Shaiyleigh (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1479.0 (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1479.0)): I have the vac chamber, I just need to get funds for the silicone rubber and resin.  The weapons packs (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2019.0 (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2019.0)) are still in development, but I am receiving considerable support from this community, and I hope to soon have two, perhaps all three ready to go soon!

I'm offering one free mini or one free weapon-pack to the people who place orders between now and the end of August: For now, I'm thinking Skivvy at 8GBP, Shaiyleigh at 14GBP, and weapons packs at 8GBP. The free mini/weapon pack will be at the choice of the customer (duplicate or summat different). This is for 2 reasons: one, the Conclave community has supported me for so long that I want to give something back; two, I am asking for money up front (for now), and I want to give something back to the people who help get this project up off the ground, both financially and in faith. As I get manufacturing materials stockpiled, I plan to increase the size of weapons packs (from 3 weapons to 6 weapons for 8 quid), but for now, this is what I can do.

I am also accepting custom orders for self-made minis!

So, anyway, I thought you'd like to know, and feel free to contact me either through PM here or via e-mail (dionzi[at]skyfallminiatures.com)

Hope to hear from you all soon!

Dio
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mordenkenain on July 22, 2012, 05:19:59 PM
I wasn't really sure where to post this, so here goes;

Does anyone know anywhere that has the Yedharo miniatures' Virgo model in stock, I can't seem to find it anywhere
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Hadriel Caine on December 06, 2012, 12:05:10 AM
Wasn't quite sure where to post this but FAO everyone Draconia is churning out some NICE stuff at the moment:

(http://www.aresmythologic.com/v2/103-312-thickbox/dw-02-vampire-hunter.jpg-)
http://www.aresmythologic.com/v2/es/dark-world/103-dw-02-vampire-hunter.html

(http://www.aresmythologic.com/v2/105-323-thickbox/dw-03-christin.jpg)
http://www.aresmythologic.com/v2/es/dark-world/105-dw-03-christin.html

The second mini in particular is tempting. I do need a new 54mm warband...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Charax on December 06, 2012, 11:16:15 AM
Oooh, just ordered a trio of Draconia models based on that picture. My all-girl warband is on its way to completion. Or starting.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Rick on January 15, 2013, 07:19:35 PM
I don't know if anyone's already mentioned them, but some of the Hasslefree miniatures' CAD guns would be ideal for 54mm figs - I'll be using the 'number 10' as a drum-fed automatic shotgun and 'number 12' as an autogun. They size up really well beside the mini's and are very detailed.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Knobby2 on January 20, 2013, 11:23:48 PM
A company i found through my new independant id knight models.

cant find the link, they do 70mm marvel, and 28mm batman games, but the croc and bane figures are the right size for inquisitor, picked me one of each up today, and both are awesome :D
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 20, 2013, 11:50:08 PM
cant find the link
I have to wonder just how hard you were looking - first result on Google: http://www.knightmodels.com/
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Knobby2 on January 23, 2013, 10:29:25 PM
 :P damn it marco, i kept getting other knight models companies not the one I was after
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Thorne on May 22, 2013, 09:07:35 PM
Here are the Teutonic Knights from Spartan games.  Technically the games is in 35mm or so, but these are just the right size for Inquisitor.
 http://shop.spartangames.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DLPE22
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Necris on May 22, 2013, 10:01:24 PM
I have a spare body of a Teutonic knight they are beautiful minis
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: seaglen on July 19, 2013, 08:36:31 PM
hello all, can anybody tell me what scale the knightmodels range is?
its very hard to tell from the pics whether it is 54mm?

are there any that fit the 54mm scale well?

many thanks!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Necris on July 19, 2013, 10:12:04 PM
hello all, can anybody tell me what scale the knightmodels range is?
its very hard to tell from the pics whether it is 54mm?

are there any that fit the 54mm scale well?

many thanks!


The mini game is 35mm

The large scale are 72mm
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lurker extreordinaire on November 12, 2013, 03:05:22 PM
G'day All, uh, I mean, Greetings honoured brethren.
I have been lurking these forums on and off for a few years now, but recently noticed something worthy of creating a forum account for.
There is a company starting up that will custom-design and 3d-print models in both 28mm and 50mm scales. Using it may well take the fun out of hunting through eclectic bits and converting yourself, but it may well be cheaper and more accessible to new players.
Also, 50mm is a touch on the small side, and shipping is exorbitant outside the US.  Even so, it might be worth looking into and adding to the list of resources when it is up and running, should it suit.
I submit it for you perusal:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/proxyarmy/proxy-war-custom-3d-printed-miniatures (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/proxyarmy/proxy-war-custom-3d-printed-miniatures)

Lurker Extreordinaire [sic]
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: blacknight on November 13, 2013, 09:26:45 AM
Adding to the list of places to get inquisitor models.

I know UK GW has sold out but there are still a few models in the Australian and American  GW warehouses if you search under these countries on the main website for specialist games.  I managed to get the thorian inquisitor the other day...

anyway just to let your know.

Marc
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Inquisitor Dionzi on January 07, 2014, 03:06:19 PM
Hi everyone,

As I'm sure you're all aware, liquid Blu-Stuff is a great thing for us hobbyists to use. Trouble is that it's horribly expensive (15 quid for 200g, plus shipping).

Smooth-On has a product called Mold-Star 16 FAST, and its properties (including cure time) are almost identical to Blu-Stuff. I'm putting an order in for 2 lbs., and it's going to cost me about $50 (Canadian) once taxes and shipping are factored in: the same amount of Blu-Stuff, just in product, would hit about 68 quid.

It does not cure against products with sulfur (like clay - remember though that you can get clays without sulfur http://www.sculpturesupply.com/detail.php?id=203432&sf=category&vl=Modeling+Materials (http://www.sculpturesupply.com/detail.php?id=203432&sf=category&vl=Modeling+Materials)), but is a platinum-cure silicone rubber, meaning that unlike Blu-Stuff, you can use heat-catalyzing resin in the moulds.

http://www.sculpturesupply.com/pdfs/techdata/MOLD_STAR_SERIES_TB.pdf (http://www.sculpturesupply.com/pdfs/techdata/MOLD_STAR_SERIES_TB.pdf)

I'm using Sculpture Supply Canada as the website for your reference because I live down the road from their Greater Toronto Area location, but Smooth-On products are available practically everywhere.

UK: http://www.benam.co.uk/products/silicone/ (http://www.benam.co.uk/products/silicone/)

General World: https://www.smooth-on.com/pages.php?pID=105 (https://www.smooth-on.com/pages.php?pID=105)

And no, I'm not on Smooth-On/Sculpture Supply Canada's payroll - just paying forward some of the great advice I've received from the 'Clave over the years!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Ancelyn on January 21, 2014, 11:13:15 AM
Possible new supplier of miniatures

http://www.creaturecaster.com/collections/all

They are larger than 54mm, but would make suitable Daemons. YNWA
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Heroka Vendile on March 17, 2014, 11:09:36 PM
As they were just mentioned by Shard and I'd never heard of them before, North Star Models (http://northstarmodels.com/product-category/figures/1-32-54mm/) have a small range of 54mm, 1/32 & 1/35 figures, including unlicensed Mass Effect models (Shepard M&F and Liara).
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: KaptiDavy on March 30, 2015, 02:04:02 PM
Here are two bits suppliers I keep checking:

http://hoardobits.com/ (http://hoardobits.com/)

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dark-Skies-UK?_rdc=1 (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dark-Skies-UK?_rdc=1)

Both offer reasonable shipping fees and bitz are sold in packs rahter than individually
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on April 12, 2015, 09:02:20 PM
I couldn't see this one listed so I'll put it up. SMARTMAX Some fantastic models. Some are 50mm some are 54mm.

http://www.smartmaxstore.com/mauser-earth-1-35.htm?page=2

A great one that would work as a Death Korps. http://www.smartmaxstore.com/trancheur-en.htm

A Tech Priest Cultist? http://www.smartmaxstore.com/astrakhan-en.htm

Freaky Doctor... http://www.smartmaxstore.com/der-reichdoktor-en.htm

Mutant http://www.smartmaxstore.com/le-soldat-inconnu-en.htm
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on April 13, 2015, 02:09:42 AM
Hi guys Smartmax stuff is pretty slight. I have Astrakhan and he is a bit small,  but a lovely mini nonetheless
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on April 24, 2015, 07:24:27 PM
i hadn't realised Eoliths' 54mm was available (i know Heresy got the 28mm)
http://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=156_66_76
some lovely stuff!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on April 25, 2015, 12:51:47 AM
Meanwhile, three and a half years ago... (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22.msg22492;topicseen#msg22492) :P
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on May 23, 2015, 08:55:13 PM
Can anyone do some side-by-sides for the new Mechanicus robots? The torsos, if large enough, look like they might work well as alternate more technological Marine torsos
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on June 20, 2015, 01:04:33 PM
I scaled one against a 54mm character but don't have photo's I think with conversion and a different head they could easily be an alternate power armour or even possibly become terminator armour (may the Divine Emporer forgive me for what I have done)

The Walker thing has promise as a servitor as does the tracked gun thing with conversion work to eliminate the size issue of the body.

The clawed beast tank thing I could also see used as something evil and human powered.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on June 24, 2015, 03:04:41 PM
Possibly of minor help to anyone who does want to use a Kastellan, I've nicked one of the store images and scaled a grid to fit its 60mm base, so these are cm squares:

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Reference/Kastellan.jpg)

Big enough that it would be a fair guard construct or the like for Inquisitor, although how usable parts are for anything else...

I scaled one against a 54mm character but don't have photo's I think with conversion and a different head they could easily be an alternate power armour or even possibly become terminator armour (may the Divine Emporer forgive me for what I have done)
The issue there would be the pelvis of the robot would need some tinkering to make it look like an actual person could fit inside.

As for Terminator armour - it might sound hypocritical to say it, given that Leander has enough firepower to vaporise half a terminator squad with a single shot, but it does present a balance problem.
As you get past power armour's AV, you get into a realm which is a big tipping point as far as weapon damage. The FAQ's suggested AV 15 is entirely invulnerable to some weapons (2D6+3 and less can only scratch it), but other weapons can punch through it pretty easily (bolters, whether the LRB or RIA version are around 50% to penetrate).

Quote
The clawed beast tank thing I could also see used as something evil and human powered.
The Onager reminds me of Howl's Moving Castle, which means I have this mental image of them wobbling along like a jelly... which is fine for a magical abode, less so for an advanced war-engine.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: TheNephew on July 04, 2015, 07:18:44 PM
I'm sure most of us are aware of the current Age of Sigmar maximum drama time that's happening.
Did anyone pick up a White Dwarf to see how the free notSpaceMarine measures up to a 54mm model?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on July 04, 2015, 10:28:41 PM
I'm sure most of us are aware of the current Age of Sigmar maximum drama time that's happening.
Someone over on the Infinity forums described it as "The ship is sinking and the band keep playing, and now they're playing circus music". I know that Warhammer Fantasy wasn't enjoying great sales figures, but this is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

I think some of the concepts could actually be very interesting with the right players (as model's performances can hinge on stuff like whether you have an impressive moustache or are prepared to admire yourself in the mirror, list building can become entirely individual). Round up some Inquisitor players and it might actually work, but their current audience are not the kind to appreciate that kind of co-operative competition, and instead prefer arguments discussions about points costs and coming up with their next killer list.

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Did anyone pick up a White Dwarf to see how the free notSpaceMarine measures up to a 54mm model?
The comparison pics that are coming out show them as about a head taller than 28mm Space Marines. You'd need to be rather creative to use them for 54mm scale.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: TheNephew on July 04, 2015, 11:06:04 PM
Aye, from my readings since that last post, receptions seems to range from "Could be ok-ish" to (the more common) "Holy heck what in the world were they thinking, this is the stupidest thing ever".
To be honest, I'm toward the latter end of the spectrum.
I really don't think a complete tear-down and rebuild was the best way to do this, though a significantly different ruleset probably was needed to revitalise the scene (or whatever the appropriate term would be).
And as far as the extra IRL special rules... Not a fan. I'm all for Ork players screaming Waaaaaaaaagh when the mood takes them, but not enforcing it.

As for scale, I read they were around the size of Nobz. Pictures since then suggest they are, barely, in height rather than build.
So not much uses for our lot.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on August 06, 2015, 03:58:18 AM
Just posted on the Anvil Industries page
https://www.facebook.com/AnvilIndustry/posts/855043351243652:0

(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/riverside_adama/11222023_855043351243652_6276019287890358549_n.jpg) (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/riverside_adama/media/11222023_855043351243652_6276019287890358549_n.jpg.html)

Man that Protos model is looking sweet for a female tech adept or priest!
I can attest to the crispness and casting quality of Anvil's 28mm stuff, so this is definitely on the to buy list.
Cheers
Aurelius
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on September 15, 2015, 03:17:50 PM
Source of cheap basic plastic 'Space Marine' figures for conversion fodder - StarCraft 'Bag o' Marines' at www.blizzard.com. They are ia sale right now, making them even better value at about GBP£10 for 9 figures in 3 poses.

There is also a 'Bag o' Zerglings', 9 figures which look very much like Genestealers!

(Would post a picture but can't see how to???)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Van Helser on September 15, 2015, 08:07:56 PM
Source of cheap basic plastic 'Space Marine' figures for conversion fodder - StarCraft 'Bag o' Marines' at www.blizzard.com. They are ia sale right now, making them even better value at about GBP£10 for 9 figures in 3 poses.

There is also a 'Bag o' Zerglings', 9 figures which look very much like Genestealers!

(Would post a picture but can't see how to???)

Let's see what I can do to help.

Here's a link to the deal: LINK (http://gear.blizzard.com/index.php/default/starcraft/starcraft-ii-bag-of-marines-zerg-army-men.html)

Zerglings:

(http://gear.blizzard.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x650/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/6/B61070.jpg)

Marines:

(http://gear.blizzard.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x650/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/6/B61070_b.jpg)

Zerglings could be of some use as generic gribblies I think. 1:32 scale for those interested.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 16, 2015, 03:02:21 AM
The recently revealed Dr. Beitel from Wild West Exodus looks like he'd fit 54mm scale when he comes out:

(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Dr.-Beitel-Scale.jpg)

There's some hair on his forearms that might need filing down, but other than that he seems like he'd be a great base for some kind of (possibly chem addicted) ganger.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on September 16, 2015, 10:17:40 AM
Thanks Van H, very helpful of you. Is there an explanation somewhere of the drill for attaching photos?

Wow that 'Cowboy' looks awesome! He looks to good to me to be just a ganger though...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Koval on September 16, 2015, 06:20:40 PM
I think Marco's talking about the big bruiser with the meat cleaver; WWX bills itself as 35mm scale.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 16, 2015, 06:57:36 PM
Well, the cowboy does have potential as a biggish bloke in INQ28, but the teaser fluff is that that the massive brute is supposed to have abused some super soldier serums or something. Knowing that WWX uses ~30mm-ish bases for the standard models, a bit of measuring suggests he'll be 55-60mm tall.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: DapperAnarchist on September 16, 2015, 11:35:02 PM
Nice start point for a heavily Immortan Joe-influenced villain (or I guess hero! this is Inquisitor after all... every one gets to be the protagonist)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 24, 2015, 12:18:28 PM
Dave or Gav, can you update the Carthax link in the first post to the new Wikia site: http://carthax.wikia.com/wiki/Modelling_resources
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on September 24, 2015, 03:10:53 PM
Great news MarcoSkoll, as I was about to ask if a replacement site had been found!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on September 24, 2015, 05:28:54 PM
howsat?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 24, 2015, 06:15:10 PM
Looks good to me!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on October 21, 2015, 12:44:43 PM
In a similar vein to the 1/32 starcraft army men, here's some 1/32 aliens and colonial marines. Pretty naff sculpts if you ask me but could maybe serve as IG NC
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC12404&mode=retail
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on February 03, 2016, 08:11:26 PM
i keep meaning to look through the thread but Eoliths' 54mm stuff is available here:
http://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/index.php?route=product%2Fcategory&path=156_66_76
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: MarcoSkoll on February 03, 2016, 08:30:28 PM
You told us that last year (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=22.msg34055#msg34055). :P
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: greenstuff_gav on February 04, 2016, 10:42:02 AM
Didnt you point out my npc pool idea was a year apart?
Think my memory is playing up!

I'm sure i had an idea for a collection of Conclave NPCs ...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: KaptiDavy on February 09, 2016, 06:31:27 PM
A new bits supplier I found:

forbiddengaming.co.uk
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on February 20, 2016, 04:46:45 PM
Are there any other resources for 54mm vehicles? (specifically an arvus lighter - the "reach for the sky" DM article has inspired me to build my own.

Incidentally I was the player with the Rogue Trader in that article who kept trying to grab that wonderfully built 54mm valk - but it didn't escape into the sunset, as I had to fly it into fuel tanks to take out the warbands hostile to mine, and also "remove" the assassin about to kill my RT (he ejected before that could happen, and before the valk hit the fuel tanks).
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on March 04, 2016, 03:19:24 AM
Are there any other resources for 54mm vehicles? (specifically an arvus lighter - the "reach for the sky" DM article has inspired me to build my own.

Extremely funny you should mention this - look what I just found for preorder on Amazon;
http://amzn.com/B00WDIP872
A 1:32 Battlestar Galactica Raptor by Moebius Models.
Looks like a perfect shuttle/gun cutter to my eyes!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on March 04, 2016, 09:36:19 AM
With a bit of conversion I could see that being a pretty good vehicle in Inquisitor. Would need more skulls, eagles, and gubbins though.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: cymrilian on March 07, 2016, 10:10:17 PM
I thought I would add some links to some miniature ranges (some of which have already been posted before), as well as my opinion of them for inq. I’ll mainly talk about size discrepancies though, as it was one of the things I was concerned about when I started to venture beyond the official inq range.

First a small rant…
I wonder if we have entered a ‘golden age’ for inquisitor 54mm related minis? Even though the official range stopped over a decade ago , there seems to be more suitable minis from other manufacturers than ever before. Maybe some need a little bit of work to be 40k-ified, but I think many would fit a grimdark setting. And with miniature lines also springing up via crowdfunding, quite a few of the kickstarters also do ‘limited runs’ of 54mm scale minis using 3d printing tech (I’m thinking Infamy, toughest girls of the galaxy etc).

The hazard of buying from other ranges is that the scale is all over the place. And what is labelled as 54mm may not actually be 54mm at all. But I guess we are used to this as the official inq range is very poor at being consistent in scale anyway (the daemonhuntress is massively tall, the imperial guard are relatively small, etc). I understand that in real life that heights vary substantially. However, it would be nice to have the minis at about the right height to begin with.

Pegaso models. Gehenna range. http://www.pegasomodels.com/products_en.asp?idcat=44
I don’t know about the others in this 54mm range, but Nokjagerin and Krankod are both about the right size for inq.

Ares Mythologic. Draconia range. http://www.aresmythologic.com/v2/en/12-draco-54mm
Generally these miniatures are just way too big out of the box (even though they are labelled 54mm). Ehion, Soozh-Urth, and Mordhock are too big and bulky and would require some major work to get them to the right size. The Dark Elf looks about the right size for an eldar though.

Ares Mythologic. Dark World range. http://www.aresmythologic.com/v2/en/13-dark-world
The vampire hunter is too big and bulky as well. Jhonn Creek doesn’t seem quite so big, and could probably be sized down without too much work.

Helldorado. https://www.ludikbazar.com/miniatures-games-wargames/fantastic-heroic/hell-dorado-asmodee/-helldorado-spare-parts-/c-460-4271-3647-5486
Now discontinued. However, this store has heaps of bits at a great price. Some of the larger minis from this range look like they would fit scale-wise.

Scibor Fantasy 54mm. http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?group=159
The vampire hunter and Alfred the monster killer are about the right height. The dwarf sniper looks about the right height for a squat (a taller squat). Their 28mm scifi ogre Cossacks (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?group=168) are smaller in height than an inq model and with a little work may be suitable squats…if you like your squats beer-bellied and topless that is  :)

Tin’s Bits Miniatures 54mm. http://www.zinnfigur.com/index.php?cPath=2_275_428_2214&language=en&osCsid=g4a2mfrqdnvqhh3f3nuk9g99i2
The Pestcyclops and Domina are both a tad small and thin. Domina probably fits the inq range as is though. The Pestcyclops probably needs a little work to make him taller as it doesn’t feel imposing (I don’t know how tall plaguebearers are supposed to be. Human-sized?)

Forgeworld. Chaos Renegade Ogryn Bezerkers.
https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-AT/Renegade-Ogryn-Berserker-with-Axe
The renegade ogryns are all a bit small, but perfect in bulk. With some work to extend the legs to make them look anatomically correct, they are perfect size for inq.

Enigma Firstborn 54mm http://www.arcaneminiatures.co.uk/54mm-firstborn-miniatures.asp
Some of this range is about the right size for inq. Jarek, Maskland are a good size. The scout demon seems a tad small (but it could be the pose). Sumothay is a perfect size for dark eldar. Yarry is perfect size for an old school ratling.

Andrea 54mm. Warlord Saga. http://www.andreaeurope.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/123/warlord-saga.html?p=1
I don’t know much about most of this range. Menhom is the right scale anatomically, but with the pose, really towers over inq miniatures. Nalach is also tall.

Andrea 54mm. Dark Nova.
http://www.andreaeurope.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/136/dark-nova.html
Gabriel Blackburn is pretty tall for 54mm and would need a bit of work to size him back to inq size (maybe more a catachan frame).

Hidalgo-Beneito 54mm miniatures. http://www.miniaturasbeneito.com/en/catalog/54-mm
The scale seems all over the place here. The gunner is larger than an inq figure, but with some work can probably fit with inq, especially if catachans are larger/bigger than ordinary imperial guard (though the head may be too big). However, he is much larger than toothpick murke (though the official inq imperial guard were too small to begin with). In comparison, Rorke’s Drift is smaller and thinner than Gunner, and seems to be about the right height for inq.

Black Army Modells https://www.blackarmymodells.com/product-category/figures/54mm/
Colonel Varys, Space Guard and Space Infantry are all a bit tall (and much taller than the small inq imperial guard). However, with a little work, I think they can be sized correctly (may be more difficult with colonel Varys though).

Kellerkind 54mm miniatures. http://www.shop.battlefield-berlin.de/index.php/katalog/showarticles/32520-1-kellerkind_miniaturen.html
Oberst Von Stahl fits the inq scale perfectly.

North Star models 54mm. http://northstarmodels.com/product-category/figures/1-32-54mm/
A great range of models. Some are a tad large, and may need to be sized down a little.

Joaquin Palacios miniatures http://www.figone.fr/en/category/joaquin/
Battle of Frozenfang is very close to the right size for a space marine (the head may be a little small)

Reaper Master Series 54mm https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/masterseriesminiatures/
Finari and Belladonna both scale very well for inq.

Kabuki. Big sisters range. http://kabuki-models.com/11-big-sisters
Shinobi is about the right height for inq.

Anime Tactics. http://elementgames.co.uk/wargames-and-miniatures/fantasy-miniatures-games/anima-tactics
Some of the larger minis are about right for inq. For example, Goethia and Grimorium are about the right size. But Konosuke is too small.

Privateer Press. Warmachine. https://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/mercenaries/warcasters
I only know that the top half of Exulon Thexus fits inq pretty well. I don’t play warmachine so I’m unsure what else would work with inq scale, though there are quite a few large minis in this range.

Black Sailors. Pirate Orcs http://legionofthecow.com/2015/10/18/black-sailors-miniatures-kickstarter-round-up/
This was a kickstarter from last year. I’m sure there was a webstore too but can’t find it with google. Some of these orcs have great 40k potential. The scale is about 54mm, they are slightly bigger from memory.

Hitech miniatures 54mm. http://hitechminiatures.com/12-54mm-miniatures
S-F exorcist lord absalon is about the right height for power armour. Unfortunately the mini is attached to the base, so some major hacking needed. The cape is also attached (and very bulky).

Hope this helps...

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: seaglen on March 17, 2016, 05:58:31 PM
found this too: http://miniaturetale.wix.com/miniaturetale#!54mm/cje0

the sci-fi guy looks pretty good...
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on March 17, 2016, 07:15:38 PM

Cymrilian: First off, Egads! You Can post!  ;) Secondly that's a great list of models and thanks for the scale tips as well.

Do you have any of them yourself? Pics against the GW versions would be great if you do.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: cymrilian on March 18, 2016, 05:57:57 AM
Lord Borak: I have a few of the models from each of the different ranges. Is there anything in particular you wanted a size comparison of?

Seaglen: I've been looking at the sci-fi mini (ie edge of tomorrow). Looks pretty nice.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on March 18, 2016, 10:40:41 AM
Great list - some new manufacturers I hadn't seen before.

Quote from: cymrilian
link=topic=22.msg35667#msg35667 date=1457388617
Hitech miniatures 54mm. http:// hitechminiatures.com/12-54mm-miniatures
S-F exorcist lord absalon is about the right height for power armour. Unfortunately the mini is attached to the base, so some major hacking needed. The cape is also attached (and very bulky).

Well I actually did manage the base removal! Scroll down a bit in my thread here.
http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2529.0

 It was basically obligatory for me - the rim of the integral base was so rough. The Andreas Gabriel Blackburn looks to be a good size to me - a big dude, but definitely suitable.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on March 18, 2016, 10:48:05 AM
Sorry for double post, but stumbled across this too - a 54mm renegade imperial guard. Sculpting of the arms looks a little rough but otherwise quite cool
http://warhansa.com/index.php/katalog/renegade.html

(http://warhansa.com/media/com_ksenmart/images/products/original/1435327910,89.jpg)

Would love some of those 54mm Orks. Can't find a website either and their Facebook page no longer exists. Any leads on them?
Cheers Aurelius
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: cymrilian on March 18, 2016, 11:30:36 AM
Aurelius - nice base change on the hitech model. Was it hard removing the base?

the renegade guard is very nice.

and i found the store for the orcs...
http://bigchildcreatives.com/2016/03/16/1738/
http://shop.bigchildcreatives.com/index.php?id_category=12&controller=category&id_lang=1

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on March 20, 2016, 01:19:56 AM
Aurelius - nice base change on the hitech model. Was it hard removing the base?

Thanks mate. Removing the base - yes and no. The resin cuts really easily with a junior hacksaw,  but you need to make multiple accurate cuts in different angles and directions. Expensive model so not for the faint of heart!

Man those orcs are sooo nice, quite pricey but the quality looks really good
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on April 08, 2016, 07:53:27 AM
I have just stumbled upon this chap on Ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/svoboda.st/m.html?item=272195900311&hash=item3f6023d397%3Ag%3A6l4AAOSwPc9W1oo0&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

The quality looks very nice but I'm not 100% sure on the scale. Like most stuff it probably wont scale well with GW sizes but it appears (from looking at the scales) to be about the right size height-wise.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: seaglen on April 08, 2016, 05:41:30 PM
ooh they are great!
i think with a bit of bulking out and 40k-ing they would make ideal renegade militia!
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Redsunz2000 on June 06, 2016, 12:28:05 PM
I've just ordered one of the 54mm renegade imperial guard from Warhansa. They are based in Russia. It looks a good sculpt. Shipping is cheap, but they ask you to pay by "friends or family" on Paypal, which I am reluctant to do (no refunds if the goods don't arrive!). I'll let you know how I get on.
David
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on June 06, 2016, 02:19:27 PM
I grabbed some of their MWO Battletech sculpts recently.
The quality is passable, and they'll give you tracking info so you know where it is.
The minis were missing some of the panel lines (which make the models pop) sadly.
Quality may vary.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on June 16, 2016, 08:55:34 AM
A nice new 54mm scale model from Infamy. Might make a nice female stormtrooper, pilot or bounty hunter?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infamyminis/infamy-one-shots-captain-tara-kurkova/description

Looks like you can grab Tesla for cheaper as well as an add on - that gun is a bit of a giveaway but could be 40kified
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on June 16, 2016, 11:11:35 PM
No idea who made this........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WARHAMMER-40K-54mm-IMPERIAL-GUARD-KARSKIN-VERY-RARE-/272276495952?hash=item3f64f19e50:g:3BgAAOSwbYZXYujX

EDIT:
Should really read the description better. Some bloke called Volomir.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: cymrilian on June 16, 2016, 11:44:56 PM
thanks Lord borak for the heads up. just put a bid on it :)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on July 15, 2016, 02:02:27 AM
I know their old news BUT I have found a uk stockist for at least some of the 'russian' 54mm plastic kits which is nice since their a bit hit or miss on evilbay and the shop has a few more that I haven't seen before that seem interesting.

Twistedpinnaclegames.co.uk

Also dark souls.ru stock the 28mm stuff and a few oddities I have sent them an email about the rest of tehnologs stuff on the off chance and will update when I have more news.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Van Helser on August 17, 2016, 06:48:08 PM
Thought I should share this here as well as on the Carthaxian Inquisitor Facebook page - I came across a supplier of alternative/knock-off (delete as applicable) 40k minis.  They do a large Slaaneshi daemon prince which would probably be a good fit for Inquisitor: http://wargameexclusive.com/shop/chaos/daemon-prince-of-slaanesh/

For 28mm they do a range of "Heresy Hunters" which includes some cool looking cars: http://wargameexclusive.com/shop/imperial-soldiers/imperial-cars-big-pack-28-mm/

Ruaridh

Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on October 04, 2016, 07:49:08 PM
These look quite interesting "Space Crusade". Not the GW version either. The models are 28mm but the 'dreadnought' type thing could easily have the girl replaced and have some sort of desicated head and torso (Read: Brain in a Jar) to make it fit with 54mm.

http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/space-crusade/28281-artemis
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Thantos on October 05, 2016, 12:37:24 PM
Navy Captain in 54mm
http://zealotminiatures.com/zealot-shop/#!/Captain-Xavier-54mm/p/36144888/category=8326659
(https://dqzrr9k4bjpzk.cloudfront.net/images/2433012/226327206.jpg)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on October 05, 2016, 10:35:25 PM
Looks far too much like my dad to be a coincidence....... :o
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on October 06, 2016, 09:10:48 AM
I recently stumbled over this:

http://www.nyd-miniatures.com/

54mm zombies and survivors.
Could be a useful resource?


E:
https://www.heroforge.com/

Has 1:30 scale minis. Given that you can customise model height to an extent, perhaps this might prove viable?
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 09, 2016, 07:58:48 PM
A friend of mine linked me to HeroForge a while ago - I'm not sure how it would turn out, but it looks like there are a lot more options than the last time I used it. Just created a female techy character on there, who with a bit of 40king up and the height setting set to max, might be viable as a petite machine-wizard. Oh how the mechanicum will hate her.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on October 10, 2016, 08:48:37 AM
Heroforge looks quite cool and seems like a good way to get a decent pose & face ready for sculpting on. But it's still pretty damn expensive. You can 'double up' on scale but I'm not sure if that'd be the right scale as that would be 60mm.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on October 11, 2016, 10:34:20 AM
Well you can alter the relative height of the model/character, so perhaps that might be a way to get around the issue? I'm not sure.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Sumaki on October 11, 2016, 12:09:29 PM
wasn't sure if this had been posted before but http://rcscifi.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://rcscifi.blogspot.co.uk/)

this guy makes model spaceships with working lights, very good stuff, good for inspiration if your looking to make 54mm scale ships such as kaleds shuttle.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on October 13, 2016, 11:51:05 AM
http://hlj.com/product/KBYKP-321

This looks like it could be handy. There may be other scaled choices from this site also - I'm considering vehicles, for example.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Van Helser on October 14, 2016, 07:26:23 PM
Linked to this model on the Carthaxian Inquisitor FB page earlier today: http://www.figone.fr/mutant/

Figone are a French company and produce 35, 54, 75mm minis.  Some great looking stuff here.


Ruaridh
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 17, 2016, 12:33:38 PM
The student life prohibits me from bidding on this, but it's a sought-after model, so I thought I'd post it here in case anyone from the 'clave wants to bid:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OOP-GW-Inquisitor-Metal-Crime-Lord-Warhammer-54mm-NIB-/112161657078?hash=item1a1d5b10f6:g:0v8AAOSwPCVX-iu0
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on October 17, 2016, 02:08:40 PM
As per previous occasions if any 'claver, especially a caster, is bidding, please post so we know not to bid.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 17, 2016, 05:08:49 PM
I didn't know that was the rule here, but I like it :).
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 17, 2016, 05:15:27 PM
Now I just really hope a caster bids on it, because I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one one day, but I have to keep talking myself down from bidding (due to some inheritance, I could actually bid, but I know I really shouldn't...)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on October 17, 2016, 05:40:05 PM
It's not so much a rule as a suggestion, really.
We've had previous instances where some folks were outbidding each other from within the conclave, driving the price up (sometimes) unnecessarily.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 17, 2016, 07:29:32 PM
'Tis a good idea though, like a gentlemen's agreement. For are we not all gentlemen here (well, except for the few ladies)? ^^
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on October 17, 2016, 10:42:15 PM
I'm gonna go for it. It's one of the few models I'm missing.

I know Thantos has one and made a some casts of it. I just want the metal version :D
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 17, 2016, 11:16:14 PM
Oh god please win! I'd love a cast of that model! ^^
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: jediknight129 on October 23, 2016, 11:48:54 AM
I may have a source for some of the INQ models from a shop with some old stock will let you guys know what I find out
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Thantos on October 23, 2016, 12:35:30 PM
Gah! That's me selling those minis on evilbay! I should post up here before listing  :-[

Do have a few crimelord casts kicking around here if anyone wants one, fire us a PM. Not as nice as the real metal of course though :)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e146/Eddievedda/SAM_3437_zpshhvulpa2.jpg)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Lord Borak on October 23, 2016, 05:03:20 PM
Still good quality though. ;) I'll take one when you send me back my package :D

I won the Crime Lord by the way.  ;D
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on October 23, 2016, 05:18:18 PM
Woohoo!
Nice work  ;D
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 24, 2016, 02:34:53 AM
Nice one Borak! :)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Van Helser on December 05, 2016, 03:38:48 PM
New (to me anyhow) range from Miniature Tale in Athens.  Mainly steampunk with a couple of scifi models.  Sculpting is not perfect, but nice all the same.

http://miniaturetale.wixsite.com/miniaturetale

Ruaridh
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on January 15, 2017, 09:02:00 AM
Here we go!
Michael Kontraros
http://www.mkontraros.com/skulls-set-54mm
Not just skulls, there's some commercial minis available too, plus anatomical armatures.


ALERT ALERT ALERT
12h left on these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Michael-Kontraros-Collectibles-The-Defiler-75MM-/291995163740?hash=item43fc449c5c:g:tHMAAOSwT~9Wkqkn

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Michael-Kontraros-Collectibles-Eternal-Crusader-75MM-/291995163732?hash=item43fc449c54:g:fqQAAOSwGvhUDGx0

I so totally want the second one, but I'm already building my own marines anyway, so not strictly necessary.
They look like they'd be in good scale with Inquisitor, as most marines are 75mm tall anyway (or more it looks like)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Van Helser on January 29, 2017, 10:38:13 AM
I think this 75mm orc would scale well for Inquisitor.  Always thought orks should tower over 'umies.  With conversion it could become a shoota-toting boy, but I think it would work great as a feral ork or Snakebite.

https://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/collections/tartar-fantasy/products/orc-irokez

Ruaridh
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: LordParker on February 03, 2017, 09:33:25 PM
http://www.blacksunminiatures.co.uk/product/tuskar-2/

This 75mm would probably make a good Ork too, probably need to change his guns maybe give him a metal underbite
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on February 04, 2017, 04:57:25 AM
Some possibly exciting possibilities with a plastic primarch in power armour. Not going to work for a space marine but maybe an inquisitor withave a head swap? He looks pretty big except his right arm and head.
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/riverside_adama/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1486130007758.jpg) (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/riverside_adama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1486130007758.jpg.html)

Helmeted head too... wonder how that scales up to Artemis
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/riverside_adama/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1486163520799.jpg) (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/riverside_adama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1486163520799.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on February 23, 2017, 10:26:20 AM
If anyone ever wanted a 1:32 70mm tall space wolf knock off, here's your chance:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/75mm-Resinl-model-kit-Unpainted-75-047/162402847499?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41397%26meid%3D21e4596caecd44498ec0707341d94d2d%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D162386093434

I want it, but don't think I should buy it. I'll probably get into trouble if I do.
I still want it though.

And then there's this guy:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/54mm-Metal-model-kit-Unpainted-tin-54-009/162396534195?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41397%26meid%3D06b6058a164f47e39d37f3b9ef06d25c%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D162386093434
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Mike Blake on February 23, 2017, 03:21:55 PM
Tx for the heads-up
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on February 24, 2017, 12:25:22 PM
If anyone ever wanted a 1:32 70mm tall space wolf knock off, here's your chance:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/75mm-Resinl-model-kit-Unpainted-75-047/162402847499?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41397%26meid%3D21e4596caecd44498ec0707341d94d2d%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D162386093434

I want it, but don't think I should buy it. I'll probably get into trouble if I do.
I still want it though.

Ah man way too tempting! I grabbed one. Wonder how he will scale up to Artemis? They sold out on that listing but here is the relisting

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162407520625
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: mcjomar on February 24, 2017, 01:44:45 PM
Looks like they have three more.
I am waaaay too tempted for my own good. It's a very pretty mini.
Title: Re: 54mm models and modelling resources
Post by: Aurelius on March 15, 2017, 12:23:03 PM
And received. Lovely cast, perfect scale.

(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/riverside_adama/Mobile%20Uploads/20170315_231420.jpg) (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/riverside_adama/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170315_231420.jpg.html)

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