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Here follows a great list of useful equipment suitable for a VBCW army in 20mm.

Drusus: you are a clever man!!

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Oct 22 09 7:43 AM

Drusus,

What a can of worms to open...

Good idea though How detailed do you want it to be? A list of manufacturers ( including the relevant parts of their lists, with pics if possible )?

Do you want to split the alphabet in 2 so we are'nt working on the same thing?

Wingate

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Oct 22 09 8:15 AM

QUOTE (Wingate @ October 22, 2009 08:43 am)
Drusus,

What a can of worms to open...

Good idea though How detailed do you want it to be? A list of manufacturers ( including the relevant parts of their lists, with pics if possible )?

Do you want to split the alphabet in 2 so we are'nt working on the same thing?

Wingate

Cans of worms are good to go fishing with!

List of maunfacturers plus links to lists? Pics might be going a bit far (especially if they're already on their website); unless no website pics exist???

Splitting the alphabet is probably a good idea. There's a lot of stuff out there!!

Drusus: you are a clever man!!

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Romain

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Oct 22 09 12:30 PM

Benny,

Yep, 1/72, 1/76, OO/HO, 20mm.

Figures, vehicles, buildings, terrain. Anything that maybe relevant and usable. The can of worms just exploded

I'll start from A to M. I'll also include some specialist or very useful traders.

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Oct 22 09 1:22 PM

well for armed civilian types i would suggest caeser 1/72 wwII underground resisters and wwII partisans in europe - there are in both boxes figures that won't work being a little too french or too eastern european but plenty that would work well for militia men (and women)

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1387

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=798

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Oct 23 09 7:25 AM

Mark II version. A seperate post for each letter, then I can add to each using the edit facility.

The letter A;

AB Figures.

Mostly late war but some usable figures etc.

http://www.abfigures.co.uk/

Airfix.

Plastic kits of vehicles and aircraft.

Search for suppliers.

Amera Plastic Mouldings.

A range of plastic mouldings similar to the old Bellona range. Includes Nissen huts and sandbag entrenchments.

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=s

ALBY Miniatures.

This is a french company making resin kits of very good quality. I have heard that orders can take a long time in being fulfilled.

http://albyminiatures.e-monsite.com/

Autocraft

Can be found on ebay. They have a wide range of 1/76 1930s vehicles and motorcycle combos including a Police m/c combo. Well worth a look.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/autocraftmodels/m.h...14.l1581&_pgn=2

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Oct 23 09 7:41 AM

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Bandera Miniatures ( available from RH models ).

These are the Hotspur SCW range that has been added to. Plenty of militia figures, some vehicles and guns too.

http://www.rhmodels.com/16.html

Battlefield Miniatures and Blitz.

BEF and early French plus tank commanders in the Blitz range. Sadly the Battlefield range of ex Drews Militia is disappearing in large chunks. Look through the list for usable items the Gestapo could be used for plain clothes cops or spies.

http://www.battlefieldminiatures.co.uk/

Bliztkrieg Models.

This is a supplier who specialises in the blitzkrieg era. He imports items from europe so worth a look. Figures, AFVs, vehicles and aircraft. They also produce a few resin kits including a Vickers GS tractor.

http://www.britland.co.uk/blitzkriegmodels/index.html

Britannia Miniatures.

AFVs, vehicles, figures, guns and ships. Chunky figures full of character, their ranges include some unsual items. Surely you can use the beachmaster set for something. Lovely Insect class monitor too. They also do a WWI range.

http://www.britanniainkerman.com/brit/fron...eintroindex.htm

BB Wargames.

This is a company supplying ready built and basically painted items. AFVs, vehicles, figures planes and ships.

http://www.bbwargames.co.uk/

Black Car Bases.

Do various ranges of 20mm buildings, terrain, and boats.

http://www.blackcatbases.com/default.asp?

Barcelona Universal Models

A large range of SCW items in plastic including tanks.

http://www.bumslot.com/

Search for your local supplier in their " Official Shops "

Bilteezi

Make a range of card, period buildings. They are fairly cheap and in colour. Stocked by Antics.

http://www.railway-models.co.uk/1940_1.html

By Air Classique

An expanding range of mid war cardboard aircraft. Some great looking aircraft here.

http://byairclassique.com/Scalemodels%20BAC2.htm

Black Lion Decals

Stock Den Bels, Geisbers, MGM, Convoy etc. They also produce some nice decal sheets. Based in Holland.

http://www.blackliondecals.nl/decals1-16.htm#Bull%20Models

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Oct 23 09 7:58 AM

The letter C;

Combat Miniatures. ( Available from Stonewall ).

Based on the old MLRS (MRLS? ) range but expanded. Interesting items in there, check out the vehicles and guns.

http://www.stonewallfigures.co.uk/shop/ind...age,shop.index2

Cooper Craft Ltd.

A range of OO plastic period truck kits.

http://www.cooper-craft.co.uk/

Cromwell Models.

A superb range of resin AFVs and vehicles. There is currently no website and replies to emails and phonecalls sometimes don't happen. But if you use the post the orders can arrive in a few weeks, if you are lucky! Probably the worst company there is to order from...

Cromwell Models
Glasgow Trading Estate
Units N1 & 2
24 Craigmont Street
Glasgow
G20 9BT

Another source maybe:-

Ian Hanratty
Friendship Models
12 Delta Drive
Musselburgh
East Lothian
Scotland
EH21 8HR
[email protected]


Conflix.

These do ready painted terrain and buildings in OO. They also do some diecast period vehicles that are excellent value and ready to use.

Search for suppliers.

Caesar Miniatures. ( Available from Hannants ).

Do a range of plastic WWII partisans that look very finely detailed.

http://www.miniknight.com/

CDC designs

Make a good range of cardboard buildings, underground trains and trams. Obviously mostly london subjects but most could be used for other places.

http://stores.ebay.com/card-model-buildings-and-trains

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Oct 23 09 1:19 PM

Thought I'd let you know, Under the Bed Enterprises only make 20mm Artillery pieces. UTB are the agents for all the 20mm figures which are made by Reiver Castings (including the SCW Bilbao A/C) and show agents for Frontline 20mm vehicles.

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Oct 24 09 9:05 AM

The letter E;

Elhiem Figures.

Variety of WWII ranges that may hold usable figures. have a look in the Pulp/Horror range for character figures.

http://www.elhiemfigures.com/index.html

East Riding Miniatures ( ERM ).

Have the Platoon 20 ranges. WWII and after which may contain usable items.

http://shop.eastridingminiatures.co.uk/

Early War Miniatures - WW2

This is a new company that has taken over the Toms Tins range of early war figures and kit. There are lots of unusual and possibly unique items in the range. Email Paul for his catalogue.

103 High Street,
Walkern,
Hertfordshire
SG2 7NU
Telephone – 01438 861934
Email – [email protected]
Web site – under construction Jan 2011

Eureka Miniatures. ( Available in the UK from fighting 15s. )

Do some WWII ranges that may contain useful items.

http://www.eurekamin.com.au/

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Oct 24 09 9:21 AM

The letter F;

Frontline Wargaming.

Tims large range of WWII afvs and vehicles. Loads of usable items including his latest, the Vickers Medium. Also scenery, terrain and ships.

http://www.frontlinewargaming.co.uk/

Figures, Armour, Artillery USA.

A great range of figures including BEF and Homeguard. Sadly the Armour and Artillery seem to have been " Lost On Voyage " when it was exported to the US. Currently no european supplier that I know of.

http://figuresarmourartilleryusa.com/

Fieldworks.

Do ranges of resin buildings in 15mm, 20, and 28mm. Mostly " blitzed ".

http://www.fieldworks.org.uk/

Fujimi.

Plastic kits of vehicles and guns. Can be hard to find.

Search for supplier.

Friend & Foe Figures. ( Available from Shellhole Scenics ).

Various ranges of figures, guns and vehicles. The Russian Factory Defence Force is ideal for militia.

http://www.shellholescenics.co.uk/epages/i...es/20mm_Figures

Fantassin Miniatures. ( Available from Stonewall ).

A range of WWII figures including some unusual items. Some may be usable for VBCW.

http://www.stonewallfigures.co.uk/shop/ind...59c4f74c07f5726

Faller.

Make a large range of HO scale railway accessories. Some will be usable for VBCW.

http://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIP...ecm.p/Home.html

Friendship Models.

Produce a range of 1/76 and 1/72 figures under the Wee Friends label in resin and metal that could be useful. There are some female figures and a BEF tank crew pack that seems to include a couple of blokes adjusting a track.

http://www.friendshipmodels.org.uk/

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Oct 24 09 12:07 PM

^modelzone do a lot of the fujimi 1/72 stuff.
i've got one of the US 37mm guns and a british armoured car.

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Oct 25 09 8:25 AM

The letter G;

Grubby Tanks.

Seems to go to every show in the UK! Carries Britannias range of AFVs 9 also available painted.. ). Has his own range of figures, Kellys Heroes. Some of the partisans may do as militia types. Also the Defence In Depth range of field defenses etc.

http://www.grubbytanks.com/catalog/

Giesbers Models.

A superb range of resin kits covering unusual WWII subjects. Some may be usable for VCBW. Stocked by various suppliers in the UK ( Blitzkrieg Models, Matador ).

http://henk.fox3000.com/giesbers.htm

Gunthwaite Miniatures.

An expanding range of very detailed figures, mostly naval.

http://www.gunthwaite.co.uk/Our%20Range%20of%20Figures.htm

Grand Manner.

Do a 20mm WWII range of buildings and small ships.

http://www.grandmanner.co.uk/shop/prodtype...SearchCriteria=

Guild, The

While not producing anything it is a forum for 20mm wargaming. It has a " living catalogue " with pictures of various manufacturers figures. It also has a " figure resource " which lists manufacturers making various WWII figures. plenty of other very useful stuff there too.

http://www.guildwargamers.com/phpBB3/index...329b59bdbb925b9

Gaugemaster.

Stock a vast range of OO railway and 1/72,1/76 models. Lots of usable kit.

http://www.gaugemaster.com/

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The letter H;

Hannants.

A big supplier of plastic and resin kits.

http://www.hannants.co.uk/

Henk Of Holland.

Henk is a master maker for a number of model companies. This is his site which includes lots of pics of his models and links to the the companies he models for. Well worth a look!

http://henk.fox3000.com/index2.htm

Hasegawa.

A range of plastic kits some of which may be of use.

Search for suppliers.

Hovels.

Do various ranges of buildings including the Battleground 20 range.

http://www.hovelsltd.co.uk/

Hornby.

OO scale buildings, vehicles and railways.

Search for supplier.

Harfields.

A ( new to me ) supplier of kits and plastic figures. They stock items from a long list of companies and some listings have photos of the sprues. They stock BUMs.

http://www.harfields2.com/Index.aspx

Hattons.

Stock a vast range of OO scale railway items from a large number of suppliers, usually below RRP. Also Road vehicles including VBCW period.

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/eraprodl...D=150&SceneID=1

Heller.

Make a various ranges of 1/72 plastic figures, AFVs/vehicles, aircraft and possibly some ships. Some are usable for VBCW. I could'nt find a home website for them!

Search for supplier.

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The letter I;

Italieri.

A range of AFVs and vehicles for WWII. Also some of the 2 in a pack easy build kits may be usable.

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Irregular Miniatures.

A large SCW range and also WWI and WWII ranges. The SCW has hordes of militia types and also includes artillery and HMGs. Irregulars mail order service is outstanding They have also started a range of VBCW figures.

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/

IT Miniatures.

This range of WW1 figures is in production again by Frontline. Everything from Tommies to tanks to trenches and hospitals!

http://www.itminiatures.com/

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