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20mm samurai

Posted by pappola on 11 Jun 2019, 07:06

HI, i remember someone sell 20mm metal samurai and warrior monk (vs mongols).
His site are divided for era and the samurai are in east renaissance.
But don't remember the site!!!
Pheraps Hagen, but don't find this minia.
Can someone help me?
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Posted by sansovino on 12 Jun 2019, 13:56

Yes, Hagen Miniatures has some samurai in its programme:
https://www.hagen-miniatures.de/Testkat ... che-armee/

Newline Designs has some samurai too:
https://newlinedesigns.co.uk/?post_type ... &s=samurai
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Posted by pappola on 12 Jun 2019, 14:18

thank you. I know this mini, but i search the warrior monk in 20mm metal(sohei).
I remember that exist a maufacturer, but don't remember his name||||
I'm desperated.
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Posted by zirrian on 14 Jul 2019, 21:29

Tumbling Dice, maybe?
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Posted by Durruti on 18 Jul 2019, 17:47

Hi,
Yes it's Tumbling Dice that do 1/72 scale 13th Century Japanese and Mongols. Hagen's actually carry that range but they don't seem to have uploaded them to their new web-shop yet so I used the Wayback Machine to find their earlier site:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160406182000/http://hagen-miniatures.de/index.php/en/produkte/category/view/202

It should be noted that Tumbling Dice refer to their 1/72 scale range as "true" 25mm which if you think about it is more correct. They also do a "true" 20mm 20th Century range which are MUCH smaller - more compatible with 18mm figures from other manufacturers ;-)
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Posted by pappola on 19 Jul 2019, 07:13

YESSSSSSS; they are!!!!!!!
If you confirm they are Tumbling Dice, i make instantly the order.
Thank you so much!!!!
Walter
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Posted by Durruti on 20 Jul 2019, 20:14

Definitely Tumbling Dice - here is the header page again using Wayback Engine:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180505232319/http://www.hagen-miniatures.de/index.php/en/component/jshopping/category/view/187

And here is Tumbling Dice's own web-shop which, it must be said, is badly designed and uninformative. Many figure makers are their own worst enemy when it comes to the technology skills for online selling!
http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/

I've got quite a lot of these samurai and foot attendants plus some Yuan Mongol foot auxiliaries to go with the Zvezda and Italeri Mongol cavalry. Italeri 13th Cent Chinese cavalry are also useful as the Yuan used many Chinese vassal troops.

The TD samurai models themselves come multi-part with separate weapons which makes for lots of variety of pose and 3D poses. Overall they have a similar chunky look to Strelets but that suits the samurai armour style and bulky under-robes of the time. Only really poor feature are the lumpy, ugly heads with helmets that look wrong for the period. I plan to replace them with Zvezda late samurai heads converted to the earlier era plus some heads of those hard plastic figures that came with the "Shogun/Sword of the Samurai" boardgame.

Also don't bother with the command set as it's full of 16th/17th century anachronisms (banner, clothing etc).

BTW user "willers" here posted some photos of his painted TD samurai back in 2012 but they seem to have been deleted.

All the best!
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