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Any experience With Mega Miniatures or Thunderbolt Mountain?

Posted by carlosfaro on 12 Dec 2017, 21:58

Hi, I found in the web several metal figures which look quite nice for HIgh Noble medieval personalities.

They seem to be "real 25mm" scale, that means, the y maybe can match 1/72 good in the bigger side

Maybe some of you have these figures and can share how they compare to 1/72..??

The figs can be ordered directly at the manufacturers (even if they are really old ragnes!) but I am afraid they at the end result too big....

Here further info and pics, even a slight size comparison:

Mega Minies, under" Medieval" ranges have The Royal Court but also Religious Men and Folkwotn figures
Prices are really appealing in this case

http://www.turnkeyminiatures.com/Medieval_c_19.html

Thunderbolt Mountain
Here there is a 25mm "Leganday figures" (Arhuric) with noble ladies and Knights. , and also a "Common folk" range with still many interesting figs

https://www.thunderboltmountain.com/collections/all

Prices are higher this time (bigger than VAldenar for instance, but indeed figs are too beautiuil and detailed) Foot seem to be ok,m but I feel horses are too bad




Here a pair of interesting pictures:

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http://www.roundtable-bretonnia.org/ind ... &Itemid=31


http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=307590
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Posted by carlosfaro on 14 Dec 2017, 09:49

Well,since webshop of Thunderbolt Mountain is closing definitively on 25th dec I made a little order to them..I will post my impressions here when the figures arrive.
Info or Opinions in the meanwhile will be always welcome
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Posted by Juba on 21 Dec 2017, 16:41

The above pic is mine. :)
I can vouch for TM--at least the peasants--being useful for 1/72, if on the larger side.
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Posted by Paul on 21 Dec 2017, 20:44

Thunderbolt Mountain, the "Legendary figures" range , while being very nice models are WAY too big to place next to anything that has so far appeared on PSR, they are closer (a tiny bit smaller) to reaper 25mm
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Posted by Paul on 21 Dec 2017, 21:05

..oh..and the mounted ones are HUGE compared to any 1/72nd nags in my collection
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Posted by Juba on 22 Dec 2017, 16:03

Yeah, from what I've seen the mounted/knight TM are a lot larger than the peasant figures. That said, I still think the 'Common Folk' range are useful.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 26 Dec 2017, 10:48

Hi and thanks! I purchased theee foot damsels, I will test them..in the worst case they can be put in a shelter :)
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Posted by carlosfaro on 04 Jan 2018, 00:38

hello! I finally received the damsels from Thunderbolt Mountain Minis,

I am quite impressed by the figures!!! So beautiful.. And you will not believe this, and I hate to tell Paul that he was wrong.. THEY ACTUALLY MATCH 1/72!!

foot figures are in my opinion 1/72, maybe in the big side but no extremely big...

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And about the mounted ..., yes, their nags are big..but not extreme at all.. Please better have a look at the pictures.. They do stand Ok next to one Strelets medieval horse (these horses are also on the big side.. but they look nice together)

I got a Lady (mounted and foot>), Queen Genivere (mounted and foot) and Morgane Le FAy (only mounted, caparisoned horse) My budget was at the limit, but now I reget not having purchased more.. (the site closed definetely on 25th dec)

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I think I will post also in Works in progress too about my Game of Thrones project, as i found already my Sansa Stark :)

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AS CONCLUSION. SO HAPPY WITH THIS EXPERIMENT :)
I must check Mega Miniatures now
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 04 Jan 2018, 04:25

Thanks for showing us those comparison photographs. I agree with you, the displayed figures from different producers do work quite well together.
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Jan 2018, 08:51

Looking forward to see them painted! Great comparison!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 04 Jan 2018, 14:37

Great Little Figures. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Paul on 04 Jan 2018, 16:57

Odd.the one´s I´ve got from them are way bigger than those. Did you get the Knights as well or just the damsels?
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Posted by carlosfaro on 04 Jan 2018, 17:46

Just damsels! Knights are broad and cheap available in plastic :)
I am glad I chose these
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Posted by Paul on 04 Jan 2018, 18:31

Ok..I´ll have to get me a couple of the damsels, :yeah: :-)
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Posted by entrauner on 05 Jan 2018, 09:20

I think even the knights can be combined with 1/72 when you exchange the heads and maybe also hands

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Posted by carlosfaro on 05 Jan 2018, 12:11

Nice photo Erick, thanks!
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Posted by Paul on 06 Jan 2018, 13:28

The Knights...not the soldiers
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From left to right, Games Workshop Elf, TM, Knight, Sir bruse (https://www.thunderboltmountain.com/pro ... -sir-bruse) and valdemar.
Take into account the Knight is leaning into the blow so has lost a bit of height and, if he was stood up straight would be the same height as the GW elf..ie; 28mm
They are labelled as 25mm but so were Old Glory25´s which obviously also aren´t 1/72nd
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Posted by carlosfaro on 06 Jan 2018, 13:33

Indeed that knight is way too big...the soldiers from Eric are from commin folk range which seems closer to 1:72 than legendary range... maybe for some special charachter they would be interesting but they would always tower over normal 1/72

The damsels were fortunately smaller
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Posted by Juba on 08 Jan 2018, 19:06

carlosfaro wrote:Indeed that knight is way too big...the soldiers from Eric are from commin folk range which seems closer to 1:72 than legendary range... maybe for some special charachter they would be interesting but they would always tower over normal 1/72

The damsels were fortunately smaller


The 'Mountain that Rides' mayhaps? :-D

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Just lop off the crest and add a fist and there you go. For the mounted one, you could put him on a plastic 1/72 horse to emphasize his vastness...

I used the TM mini in the photo at the top of the thread for Sir Duncan the Tall, from GRRM's Hedge Knight stories. So yeah, there are definitely uses for the TM Common Folk line--and the knights in specific cases--for 1/72 enthusiasts.
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Posted by Paul on 08 Jan 2018, 19:57

Juba wrote:For the mounted one, you could put him on a plastic 1/72 horse to emphasize his vastness...
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There might be a Problem with that. The mounted ones I have, have the legs molded on the horse.
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