A companion to the Hinton Hunter and the Old Metal Detector blogs, dedicated to the first "true 25mm" figures of the Minifigs S Range, produced between 1968 and 1975.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Very early S Range Review, from Bayonet magazine 1969
Bayonet was the magazine of the Horse and Musket Society, first published in 1967. This early review of some of the first S Range figures, and an advert for Miniature Figurines publlished on the back cover, come from Vol 2 No. 5.
This site is one of a family of (currently) three blogs for people interested in old 20mm and "true 25mm" wargames figures. The others are the Hinton Hunter (concentrating on Hinton Hunt) and the Old Metal Detector (other manufacturers).
Minifgs S Range figures can be hard to identify with absolute confidence, partly through a lack of contemporary photographic catalogues, partly because the code numbers scratched on the underside of infantry figures' bases may be obscured by later basing or by filing, and because code numbers are not present on cavalry figures, while one Napoleonic Lancer looks very like another.
If you spot any mistakes in the attribution of any of the figures here, or can supply pictures for any of the figures missing them, I would be very glad to hear from you.
Contacting the Lone S Ranger
I welcome comments on this blog and the posts in it. All comments are moderated (so I have to approve them before they appear on the blog). I receive notification of comments once you have made them.
If you want to contact me to send photos etc you can e-mail me here