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Calpe Minitures

Someone told me about this UK based firm.
Has anyone else heard of them and if so has anyone got any of there figures, what are they like for size match??

Re: Calpe Minitures

Dear Phillip,

This blog post may help

https://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.com/2010/07/size-comparisons-cavalry-and-artillery.html

Looks like they are very much on the 28 mm side.

Regards, James

Re: Calpe Minitures

They say 25mm range on their website.
They use digital/3D printing I think, so whether or not you can ask for the figures to be scaled down to 1/72 (something like 23.5mm as per Spiera miniatures?) i'm not sure. Maybe drop them an email & ask. Let us know how you get on as if they were eager to make them in 1/72, i'm sure they might find some extra business!

Re: Calpe Minitures

They are far too big even to fit in with the Italeri giants - bulk as well as height.
They are nice as far as '28mm' metal figures go.

Re: Calpe Minitures

28mm certainly, and at 28mm prices. But very nice figures, albeit a fairly limited range apart from late Napoleonic French and Prussians.

This simply reinforces why I decided a long time ago to invest my time and effort in 1/72 plastics. A 24 figure column of Napoleonic infantry using these figures would cost...well, something equivalent to a modest meal out for two. A single box of 1/72 figures might provide you with (almost) two 24 figure columns.

The sums are simple...and you pay your money and take your choice.

Re: Calpe Minitures

Good point Mark.

I do supplement my plastics with some metal figures from time to time.
Or if a unit or maybe a personality only exists in metal, then I will buy them....depending on how well they match up in terms of scale.

But whenever possible, I try to make the main body of my units from plastic sets.....its just cheaper.

I did read somewhere on the Calpe website that he is changing to digital/3D print. So I guess that is a move away from metal. Isn't 3D printing done using some sort of plastic? I dont know what his plans are, but if the 3D print thing is like how Speira miniatures operate, then he might if asked scale his figures down maybe?

Re: Calpe Minitures

Thankyou all for your input, as like most of you im all 1/72 plastic with a few metals thrown in plus quite a few spiera figures aswell.
Thanks again Phil