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Rubicon Models => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Rubicon Models on September 09, 2014, 09:30:50 PM

Title: Introduce Yourself Here...
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 09, 2014, 09:30:50 PM
Please feel free to write up something yourself here...
Just add to the post below... and welcome to our forum!

Title: Re: Introduce Yourself Here...
Post by: MudDevlan on September 09, 2014, 11:45:27 PM
HI, here are my technical Data ;-)

Born 1967 in northern Germany, where i still live with 2 Kids and a wife. Did 4 Years in the German Army as a Panzergrenadier, worked 16 Years for a well knows Toy Soldiers Company and currently working for the local Newspaper.

Started Building Model-Tanks and painting Toy Soldiers 40 years ago with 1:72 Airfix Models, moved on to 1:35 Tamiya and the like, then quit the historical scene and did Fantasy and Sci-Fi  Models only. Know i back with a Vengance painting 1:56 Stuff. Latest Projekts:
2000 points mid War Eastfront Germans for Boltaction
1000 points US Army for Bolt Action
And just recently started on a DAK Army for Tank wars. So i can't wait to get my grubby little Fingers on 5 Panzer IIIs and 5 Panzer IVs from Rubicon ;-)
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Post by: Morsleib on September 10, 2014, 12:34:26 AM
Hi, nice and roomy here :-)

I am far to old to be playing with toy soldiers but that never stopped me. Did my time on THAT fantasy game and enjoyed it until they screwed it over too much. Now all historical with predominantly Warlord Games rules plus a few other of what we call 'samll games' ir skirmished with a couple of dozen models max and a board full of terrain.

Bolt Action is by far my favourite WW2 game and although I have predominantly Germans (Heer, Fallshirmjaeger and SS) I am working my way around the world by army. In many ways it takes me back to the endless Airfix kits of my childhood but with games attached.

BTW I answer to Terry although my username is Morsleib
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Post by: Heavytrack on September 11, 2014, 04:27:54 PM
So here's me;
Born in 1955! Joined British army in 71' went in to the armoured corps, served in Chieftains for 12 yrs. Left, joined the TA, did 12 yrs with them, started off doing Airfix tanks and kits as a young lad, plus the toy soldiers, wargamed for hours in the garden lol! Moved on to Napoleonics then back to WW2, and that's been the story of me, back and forth. Had two sons, one grew up interested in wargaming, he went it to Warhammer  :o  but he also shows an interest in Vikings and WW2, so we do have something in common. Recenty decided to go in to WW2 propper, in 15mm, the main reason is we want to do 1946, what if, and we can only get the required vehicles from Heer46 in 15mm, then I saw Rubicon! So now we are doing both  :o
I'm painting 15mm figs and vehicles and 28mm plastic Brits, Germans and Russians and saving madly for the release of the Rubicon tanks  :) :)
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Post by: Anfernee on September 20, 2014, 05:44:53 AM
Hey there. I'm an Aussie who started off playing GW games nearly two decades ago. Started my first historical type game with Bolt Action 18 months ago and am a regular contributor on the LRDG podcast and over at (a fan site not officially affiliated with Warlord Games).
Unable to restrain myself I have large Bolt Action armies for the Germans, Soviets, Finns, Hungarians and Canadian Paras. Looking for to adding some Rubicon tanks to the mix and doing some reviews to help spread the word.
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Post by: bullneck on September 20, 2014, 07:18:29 AM
Hi Hi

Just started playing bolt action in August. I have been modeling and painting minitures since the late 80s, started out with Battletech. My first miniature ever was an Atlas I painted pink and purple with pink and purple polkadots.

I'm building an 82nd Airborne army for Bolt Action, my Grandfather was a medic with the 82nd. I really love what I see in the Rubicon models and can't wait to get my hands on them.
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Post by: judgedoug on September 22, 2014, 09:20:50 PM
Hi all

judgedoug here, from other various forums (TMP, Dakka)

Started with Battletech, Space Hulk, 40k back in 1990...

Current fav games are Bolt Action, Battletech/Alpha Strike, Deadzone, Dreadball, Warmahordes, Ga Pa, Warlord Trilogy (Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte, Black Powder)

For 28mm WW2 I have a Fallschirmjager, German Heer, and Polish forces. Just got Tank War and can't wait to buy a giant pile of Rubicon's tanks as I'm looking to play Kursk, haha.
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Post by: Bronco_6 on September 25, 2014, 09:24:17 AM
Hi. I am an American living in San Antonio, TX. I play Bolt Action buy have been playing war games fr about 45 years. Love the simplicity of Bolt Action and the infantry-oriented slant of the game. I hope they keep it that way. WW2 was an infantry war after all and despite what most Americans think, I realize it was really won on the Russian front.

I am a veteran twice, once in the US Army with the 2nd Ranger Battalion for 2 years and 5 years with the 2nd REP in the FFL.

I love the Rubicon prototypes and can't wait for the models to become available.

Dale "Bronco" Himebaugh
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Post by: Drake Corbett on October 04, 2014, 03:16:20 AM
Hi there,
I am Bernhard, 31, Served with the German Luftwaffe and work now for the deutsche Bahn as controller.
I startet with Battletech some 16 years ago, Played  flames of war and came to Bolt Action a Year ago.

When i First heared about rubicon via Facebook, i got amazed! Can't wait for the Models!

Hope you do some StuG IV and you have a Fan for life :)
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Post by: Porkmann on October 05, 2014, 04:44:09 PM
Hallo, I am Matthias.  Have been messing about with to soldiers and tanks for over 40 years. 

Of German/Afrikaner/Irish descent marooned in England due to financial ties!  Will be off to live in Württemberg or Bayern as soon as I am able.

Married with three kids.

That's me!

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Post by: Tony1955 on October 11, 2014, 12:00:11 AM
Hi guys,
I'm Tony. Been on the planet since 1955, been a wargamer since the late 60s. Wrote a WW2 set of rules for me and my brothers to wage war with Airfix soldiers and tanks in the loft. Got seriously into Squad Leader  in the 80's and Johnnie Reb a bit later. Spent the past 20 years as a re-enactor. Tried Flames of war, didn't enjoy it too much, same with Warhammer (too expensive). Now into Bolt Action and Hail Caesar. Got  Late War German, Late War British and Late War Soviet forces. So it seems Ive come full circle back to WW2. Just need some of these here Rubicon tanks to make a really formidable set of armies.
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Post by: lou passejaire on October 11, 2014, 01:49:29 AM
patrick, french , born in 1956 .
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Post by: Ballardian on October 11, 2014, 02:23:05 AM
Hello all, I'm Matt from London, have been gaming for a looong time & have to say that these kits look great, I'll take plastic over resin/pewter any day - ease of assembly/conversion potential makes them very attractive - I eagerly await their release.
 I began with WWII gaming in the 70's (20mm - 1/72 & 1/35 modelling) before moving on to the standard big company games. Have gradually swung back toward WWII & various skirmish level games (Strange Aeons, Pulp Alley, Malifaux etc).
 Look forward to handing over some money!
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Post by: elias.tibbs on October 11, 2014, 02:38:51 AM
Hey, I'm Elias and in from Cambridge in the UK.

I've been in "the hobby" for most of my life, around 24yrs now since space crusade in 1990. You name it, I've probably played it at some point.

Ex-GW staff, ex-independent store staff, current war gaming club organiser (

A group of 4-5 of us play bolt action and we all play different nations (luckily!), looking forward to the sherman so I can finally have a plastic 76mm and the Panzer III and Tiger I for when I start my DAK force.

Looking forward to getting one of these new tanks and seeing what else you come up with ^_^
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Post by: predatorpt on October 11, 2014, 09:17:14 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Rodrigo, from Portugal. After some years playing lots of science-fiction games, I've turned to Bolt Action and Secrets of the Third Reich. So I'm always on the lookout for just this kind of nice tanks ;)
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Post by: worrywort on October 12, 2014, 03:38:20 AM

Benjamin, French born in 1977.

Great fan of WWII of course and other post WWII conflict, WWI and pre WWI... so I like some things !

I'm playing WWII with Bolt Action rules.

I have a early war French army and very late war german army, US army and Italian army.
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Post by: Solosub on October 12, 2014, 08:20:30 PM
Hi everyone ;)

I'm Laurent from France, Lille exactly.
Facinated by WWII and WW1 tanks battle, i play wargames (RoE, BA, Blitzkrieg, FoW, Great War) 28mm and 15mm.
I have a business modeller and I assemble and painted models for wargamers.

I hope to meet Team Rubicon Models Crisis or Salute. soon on the forum.

Best regards
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Post by: ripley on October 12, 2014, 10:53:44 PM
Hi my names Jim . I've been building model tanks since the early 1970s . First Airfix , then Bandai and Aurora , then on to 1/35 Tamiya . After many years of marriage and kids  I came back to 1/35 scale tanks , and now have about 45 built . I got in to building 1/56 tanks after the local hobby shop started to bring in Bolt Action plastic kits , and I've picked up half a dozen . I don't play the game though , the fun part is building and converting the tank kit . Opening up hatches , casting spare track and adding crew figures and stowage, stuff like that . Now if I could just find the right pieces in the spares box , I'm going to start adding internal details , engines , crew seats and gun breaches ' Can't wait for Rubicon's kits to hit the market place
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Post by: VolleyfireAndy on October 13, 2014, 07:57:29 PM
Hi I'm Andy, really excited about this range!
I live in Kent and am lucky enough to have managed to give up a day job to paint models full time instead, and can't wait to get these T34's into my early war Russian collection
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Post by: olsianon on October 16, 2014, 04:39:37 AM
Hi to ALL :)!!!

My name is Igor.
I am thirty-eight years old, a husband and father of two. I live in Serbia, Lazarevac.

I started assembling and painting scale-models, drawing and painting with acrylics at an early age and turned to painting war-gaming miniatures some eight years ago. Ever since I got into war-gaming, I have worked on acquiring new painting skills and improving extant ones, learning from experienced painters, on-line tutorials and experimentation alike.

While my beginnings in this field were tied to Games Workshop’s Space Marines, I soon turned to Flames of War. I felt at home with this setting; however I always felt the 15mm scale was a bit too small. When Bolt Action appeared, I finally found something perfectly suited to my tastes in both scale and setting.

Over the past several years I have set-up a painting service and have been painting an ever increasing number of models from all major war-gaming and skirmish systems on the market. Lately, more than a few of those belonged to the Bolt Action range, which is quickly gaining popularity in these parts. The experience I accumulated while painting orders contributed to my ability to paint fast without sacrificing quality in the process.

I am proficient in the use of a wide variety of painting techniques, and frequently share my experiences and offer tutorials on my blog: and on my facebook page:


CHEERS  :D !!!
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Post by: Bronco_6 on October 16, 2014, 09:48:12 AM
Greetings all. I'm known as Bronco_6, my old radio call sign. I just started Bolt Action and love the game. I am playing it in 28mm and am building another army in 15mm.

I will not build Germans because my natural feelings against the Nazis but I will build the Americans and fight them. I am also going to build British, Russians, French, Japanese(maybe Italians) and everyone else that I can. By the way, I have no hard feelings against those that want to run Germans either. Got to have someone to fight.

I served in the early '70's in the US Army as a Ranger in 2nd Battalion. Then I got out and hadn't gotten the wanderlust out of my system so I joined the Legion in France and spent five years in from '75-'80. Was involved in the airdrop into Kolwezi in the Congo in 1978. That got it out of my system.

Love miniatures and building figures and models and have built them professionally or "Military Modeler" and "Scale Modeler" magazine in the '80's. Have been building them since the early '60's. Been a Wargamers since 1970 at UCLA with my brother. Love the models that Rubicon is releasing and can't wait for them to come out. When? When? When?

J. Dale Himebaugh (Bronco_6)
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Post by: Szaman on October 16, 2014, 04:58:03 PM
Hi everyone!

I come from Warsaw, Poland. Aged 38, married with two kids. Iąve been in the wargaming for 15 years, starting from Warhammer, WH40K and Lord of the Rings later. In my huge collection you can find also Necromunda, Mordheim, BF Gothic, Confrontation, Waterloo or By Fire And Sword. Recently I do mostly Bolt Action and Wolsung SSG, and a bit of X-Wing (with my 9-year-old daughter  :D ).
I used to work for Games Workshop for over 6 years, being responsible for events (Grand Tournament, Golden Demon), trade and finally retail.
Besides wargaming I do re-enactment - late 14 century (Projekt 14) and cavalryman in Napoleonic (Duchy of Warsaw).

All the best to everyone - cheers!
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Post by: Keith on October 22, 2014, 08:42:04 PM
Hi All,

Keith here  :)

Been playing with toy soldiers for most of my 40 years, and building models (for wargaming and fun) for most of that time.
I part-own a small UK company called Empress Miniatures and have a life-long passion for all things World War Two.

I've been watching Rubicon closely since they first announced their vehicles and am very keen to get my hands on a few!

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Post by: slowpainter on October 24, 2014, 03:21:50 PM
Hi, I am John and I have been a wargamer for 40 odd years. I have the great good fortune to work in the industry.  I play a variety of games but I am a big fan of Bolt Action and have a late war US force,  Gebirgsjager, DAK and am contemplating more.
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Post by: Phil_Gray on October 31, 2014, 03:45:07 AM
My main interest is WW2, specifically operations on the Eastern Front in the period from Barbarossa to Fall Blau.

I have a collection of various resin pieces from a number of manufacturers, but up till now have avoided plastic because it's either been 1/48 scale modellers kits - I've done my time building multipart running gear thank you - or, if 1/56 scale, has been mid to late war, so outside my time frame.

Rubicon's decision to make the T34 with a 40/41 model option, and the Panzer III, may change that...

Especially if a 251/C appears...
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Post by: Suetonius Paullinus on November 07, 2014, 02:46:49 AM

My main interest is anything plastic in our hobby. Any era really, but WWI and II in 28mm are main focus.
Plenty of 28mm plastic infantry are thankfully available but vehicles is another question. I'm not a fan of resin and therefore I haven't enough armour in my arsenal.
This is about to change by the looks of it  8)

I'm 46, married with 3 daughters, living in Suffolk/ UK.
I post fairly regularly over at SD, Warlord and TMP under the same nickname.


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Post by: Laffe on November 07, 2014, 08:02:17 PM
Hi gang.

Swedish, 40-something, two kids, been wargaming as far as I can remember even down to throwing rocks at Airfix toy soldiers in the playground sandbox. A Too Fat Lardies fan boy, old GW addict, Star Wars fanatic, model builder, also do roleplaying and a bit of LARP-ing, but as I get older I prefer staying indoors painting wee little tanks.

I game WW2 in 6mm, 20mm, 28mm and have been thinking of doing it in 1/48 scale too. Hate scale creep.
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Post by: smurfben on November 08, 2014, 12:35:13 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm 27 and I've almost finished my PhD in evolutionary biology. Modeling and gaming has been a huge part of my life since I was very young and luckily for me I have a fiance that accepts it :) I've joined up today to show my support to Rubicon for producing some excellent kits. I received my Shermans today and they are brilliant!

What we really need in historical wargaming is a company producing detailed plastic 1/56 (28mm) scale vehicles and I'm really pleased that now there is one :)   
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Post by: joselito2004 on November 14, 2014, 08:55:07 AM
Hi. My name is Jose living in Sevilla and born in 1956. I start with bolt action and my army is german late. I like rubicon models and my question: Marder III, Nashorn, Brumbar...when?. Thank´s
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Post by: Thomas Nissvik on November 19, 2014, 06:38:45 PM
Hello everyone
My name is Thomas, born 1972, Swede, living just outside Stockholm with wife-in-all-but-name, no kids. I work in IT and I have been playing miniature games since I bought the Epic Space Marine box back in the early '90s. I game mostly WW2 and Middle Earth, both using games from TooFatLardies, Chain of Command and Dux Britanniarum respectively. I am a TFL fanboy and official Lard Ambassador.
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Post by: Tim Young on November 20, 2014, 06:46:11 PM
Tim Young  from Tennessee. I have been war gaming for more then 40 years and like many folks here started with Airfix. I am looking forward to seeing what Rubicon will bring us in the gaming community. 
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Post by: UliW on November 27, 2014, 05:39:13 AM
Hello everybody. Greetings from good old Germany.
I was born back in 1971 and am more a modeller than a gamer... unless Bolt Action crossed my path. I haven't played a single game yet, but my workbench is crowded with 28mm stuff right now.
Those new "Rubicons " seem to be a good start as far as I can see. :)
More to come soon

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Post by: SteveG on December 02, 2014, 03:56:05 AM
Hi All,
Steve from Cleveland Ohio...pushing 50 and love  pushing toys around even more.  Just "pre-ordered" an M4, t-34, and my all time favorite tank, the PzIII from Michigan Toy Soldier co.  (along with a swell 20% discount  WOOT!)  Looking forward to using these in Bolt Action Tank War!
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Post by: Blues on December 02, 2014, 08:50:00 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm Blues, 31, from Spain. I started playing Blood Bowl 15 years ago. I got some 40k figures then, I sold them in their sprues 10 years later.

I haven't played a BA game yet, but I love ww2 history (I love history, actually). I visited Normandy a couple years ago.

I'm building Red Devils, some Wermacht and SS, and I'll get some British Infantry and use them as Canadian Scottish regiment. I have no tanks, so Rubicon should be a good place to start.

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Post by: S for Shrek on December 09, 2014, 03:07:47 AM
Hello Folks,

I'm Julian and I live in the UK. I've always been interested in tanks and I started off wargaming with them in about 1980. I dabble in other historical periods, but WW 2 is my favourite. I'm currently recruiting a 28mm British force for Bolt Action and some 20mm Italians for Rapid Fire. It's always good to see a new manufacturer emerge, especially one with very high standards like Rubicon- please keep up the great work, folks!
Title: Hollander here
Post by: Hollander on December 15, 2014, 06:03:47 AM
Hi, I'm Hollander , born 1965, wargaming since 1980, played most if not every period / variant / type of wargaming. including Reforger 1988 (Free Lion) on the North german plain as a Sgt Squad (of if you so prefer section) leader in a  light infantry company. (All Landrovers, FN-MAG, FN-FAL, uzi, 2"mortars and stuff. I plan to build and game with it someday but can't decide if should build it in 28mm or 15mm.. maybe both?

Currently I'm into Chain of Command  from the LARDIES in 15mm scale and building a 28mm force (germans/russians and some US) slow progress, I get distracted by my family, work, PC wargames(Flashpoint Campaigns anyone?) besides that  I ride a BMW R1200 GS Adventure as an instructor teaching other riders to improve their riding skills during track days. 

Besides the more "historic" wargaming like WW2 and darkages (SAGA) I also play around with SF, Steampunk and near future what if and Post apocolypse games.. mad Max 2, The road warrior, made quite an impression and desolate deserts and shanty towns are fun to build and it's even more fun to kitbash 1/64 "dark future car wars" vehicles.

That's me in a nutshell.

oh.. I'm Dutch and live in a polder some meters below sealevel on the bottom of what was formerly known as "the Zuiderzee"



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Post by: Victor Mª Sanz-Yrazu on December 18, 2014, 10:53:27 PM
Hello everyone.

I am Victor and I live between Asturias and the Basque country in northern Spain.
First of all, I'm not a player, I'm a modeler.
I was born in '62, and I think more or less in '63 and I started building models...
I'm a designer, but for years I work as a  professional modeller, especially works for ethnographic and archeological museums, and in this activity I try to use the 28mm scale.
In my role as hobby I like IIWW era, vehicles, soldiers dioramas... Also I make some IWW Middle age and IWW/steampunk fantasy 
For me it was great news to find Rubicon Models, and although I have not yet acquired any hope to do soon.
Plastic tanks 1/56 ... a dream!

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Post by: vladgothic on January 09, 2015, 09:51:18 PM
Hello all

Mid forties old goth, modelled and wargamed for years on and off and recently formed a growing interest in 28mm WW2, discovered Rubicon on facebook and thought sovery impressed with the end user dialogue more companies should take this approach I would take a look at the forums  :)
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Post by: sandsmodels on January 18, 2015, 11:59:44 PM
hi all
new member joined last week.
also a trader starting to stock these great rubicon models.
hoping to do a load of accessories for them in resin and metal
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Post by: Klank on January 24, 2015, 03:55:18 PM
Greetings. I play BA in 15mm and I was waiting for more 1/56 plastic models to get into the market before I did the 28mm dive.

I'm thinking Rubicon is the way to go.
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Post by: Adrek on January 29, 2015, 04:30:07 AM
Hi All.

So, a bit about me... Well, let's see; I'm a wargamer, obviously, and have been for more years than I like to admit. I'm resident close to Doncaster in the U.K. Became hooked on Bolt Action a couple of years ago within five minutes of playing my first game.

The last two years I've been part of a demo group for Warlord Games taking Bolt Action round various other gamers & groups  wanting to learn how to play -  and also providing Bolt Action participation games for the public around various wargames shows. You'll recognise my group if we're doing demo games at shows as we all wear various WWII uniform. In fact most people remember the gamers in uniform before they remember us as individuals. It's an interesting way to stand out from the other games and stalls and it works, so there you have it.

My first purchase of a Rubicon model - and most definitely not the last - will be this coming Sunday at Vapnartak wargames show in York. Something I'm very much looking forward to. I've been a modeller and model engineer longer than I've been a wargamer and I tend to end up with models that 'work' as far as possible. From a scratch built, fully working, 1/72nd scale WWII U-Boat that was radio controlled, to a 1/56th scale German 88mm that comes off its limber wheels, deploys it's legs and traverses and elevates, just because I wanted to see if I could do it - I'll have a go at anything.

From what I've seen so far of Rubicon Models, I'm excited they are around and looking forward very much to what they have to offer. Can't wait to 'get stuck in!'
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Post by: airborne on February 05, 2015, 01:55:47 AM
Hi all Airborne here.
I`ve been around for 60 years young, play numerous R.P.G.`s and now have a real passion for 1/56 Si/Fi and W.W.2 along with Weird War and Dust. AvP will be my next large project ,when it arrives. I am very pleased with the vehicles and buildings to come from Rubicon and feel that they will offer some true fun to our hobby
Cheers all.   
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Post by: Gunner65 on February 10, 2015, 12:31:10 AM
I have been a model builder since the mid-seventies.  I played a couple of different games in the eighties and started playing Lord of the Rings in the late 90's.  Have played many games since 2000 and then found Bolt Action and Tanks Wars.  These are now my favorite games and I have armies for German ,  Russian and British Forces!

I just picked up my first Rubicon model the other day and I am looking forward to building it as it looks very good!

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Post by: robbie039 on February 20, 2015, 12:36:20 AM
Hi i'm robert and i'm 40 years old, I live in the Netherlands , near the dutch -german border
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Post by: Herbert_Erpaderp on April 26, 2015, 11:48:44 AM
Hello. I'm Herbert.

I'm not much of a forum user, but I figured I might as well say hello, rather than just lurking.

I'm 31, from Australia, I am really more of a modeller than a gamer though I do enjoy a variety of miniature games. Primarily Flames of War for which I have Soviet, German and British armies. Only recently started with 28mm scale but am well on my way to having multiple armies there too. I also have stuff like Warmachine, Malifaux, Dystopian wars, and some games workshop stuff that I don't really have much interest in anymore.
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Post by: alexandroslm on May 07, 2015, 04:01:31 PM
Hi there:

I'm Alejandro, from Spain, veteran wargamer, I played a lot of games, and read a lot rulebooks. My favorite period is a WWII , currently I spend my wargame time playing Chain of command. We play on almost all theatres, Easter front, Western Front, Desert, Pacific.
I've Discovered Rubicon Pz IV a couple month ago and I think all models are incredibly easy to built , and easy to paint, and full details.
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Post by: poi on June 11, 2015, 11:55:14 PM

Poi, from the UK here.

Just got my first three kits from you (via PSC) takes me back to my Airfix youth. Can't wait to crack open the glue.
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Post by: CFRNelson on September 05, 2015, 01:04:25 AM
Hi I'm Chris I've been  a wargamer for a long time. Interested in WWII
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Post by: Galland77 on September 17, 2015, 10:58:17 PM
Hi from the soudest of the south!!
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Post by: johnpm on October 15, 2015, 04:30:30 AM
I'm John, I've been a wargamer longer than I can remember.  I run Forest Wargames club. Our aim is to introduce the hobby to the general public, with nice simple rules. We run 4 games per year at Conkers in Leicestershire.
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Post by: Signals20 on November 15, 2015, 07:16:04 AM
Hello, all.

I'm Poul from Fredericia, Denmark.

Born 1971, been playing Roleplay games and TT wargames since 1985 (Warhammer FB 3th edition was my first true TT ruleset), still playing.

Father of five, been working in the Danish army since 1991, currently holding the rank of captain.

These days, I'm mostly into skirmish type rules, with stuff like Mordheim and now Frostgrave providing variation to my main interest, WW2 gaming.
Been around the block rules-wise, from Battalions in Crisis over Battleground WW2 up to the modern sets like Bolt Action and Chain of Command. Also dabbled with Flames of War once.

Really like CoC for it's elegant flow, and this is what I'm playing the most at the moment.
However, Bolt Action is also played once in a while, especially with my old WH buddies, who find the BA rules easier to understand, and because you can bring more stuff to bear with that ruleset :-)

Have quite a no. of WW2 scale vehicles, from the Quarter-kit/Solido/Verem diecasts over Corgi and many of the more recent resin cast companies. BUT - really love the versatility of the plastic sets, and am a big fan of 1/56 over 1/48!!!

Have a lot of the Rubicon kits, and love them.   

With most WW2 28mm battles being essential infantry skirmishes, vehicles you would expect to find coorperation closely with infantry are the most useful, IMHO. Hence, I love the StuGs, SU76, Hetzers and all types of support, recon and transport vehicles, but have little use for tanks. SOmething has gone horribly wrong if tanks get tangled up in the type of fight you get in this scale.
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Post by: stevepalffy on November 20, 2015, 09:48:34 PM
Steve here...
Been building models of things for as long as I can remember. mostly tanks and aircraft but have built some of everything over time..
Really enjoy the simplicity of these kits as I like to paint more than build these days...
Mostly interested in WWII subjects and getting into bolt action as well....

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Post by: Remgain on December 16, 2015, 05:48:12 PM
Ciao from Italia!

I'm Marco, 58, from Milan.
I started playing wargames more than 40 years ago in the very first wargame association in Italy, ARES.
Here the shameless link to our Facebook page

During this looong period I played practically every period and age, mass battles and skirmish, any scales.
As many of the fellows here, I am/was a modeller before  than a player so, let's say that I can be labelled as "bolt counter"! ;)
Surely, today, with all the informations available on the net, it's impossible to do anything wrong!!
Although I'm totally sure that the "right colour" doesn't exists.

Speaking of games, lately I'm really fond of Toofatlardies Chain of Command (Bolt Action players, let's give it a try!!).
I own a late war platoon of US (infantry and para), British (infantry and Para), German (Infantry, SS and Para) and Russian infantry plus supports, and tanks.
I already have the minis, but I have to paint them, for Italians (infantry and para) and Afrika Korps.

I'm very interested in Rubicon kits (I already own a Panther, StuG and Sherman, and waiting for M8 armoured car), I really appreciate the possibility to build more than one version.
IMHO if the price would be a little cheaper than "you know who", that should be a blast!
And, please, add a tank commander in your kits!!

That's all!!


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Post by: Panzerjackson on February 08, 2016, 11:52:42 AM
Hi my name is Jackson and I have been playing historical tabletop games since I was 10. I have always been into tanks since I was really little so model tanks became a childhood obsession. I got into rubicon when I made the jump from 15mm WWII to 28mm WWII. My current goal in modeling/gaming is to follow the 2nd SS Panzer Division through the war and build up what I hope will be a "division sized collection". Right now I am in college studying military history/theory so the collecting is slow but methodical. Still I find Rubicon kits to be very detailed, yet easy enough to put together in a small dorm room. I look forward to chatting here on the forums.   
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Post by: bill ferguson on March 09, 2016, 04:46:10 PM
Hi name is Bill Ferguson. might know me as the Scenic Doctor.
I have been modelling  now for 40 years making all kinds of models..conversions, scratch building and resin castings.
the picture here is the Rubicon panzer iv short barrel with hatches opened and converted plastic figures.
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Post by: Pinky on March 10, 2016, 04:51:33 PM
Bill - could you put up some more photos of your Rubicon Panzer IV in the gallery?  It looks like a great model.
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Post by: GoWestover on March 12, 2016, 09:30:33 AM

Gordon Allen here.

I've been painting miniatures for over 30 years and putting models together off-and-on for even longer. The first tank models I ever put together were produced by Monogram, back in the 70s, and they were an unusual 1/32 scale. Included in the box was a "How to Build a Diorama" bi-fold article featuring the purchased model being painted and placed in a diorama by Shepherd Paine. Upon seeing how cool his dioramas looked, I became a life-long "tread head"!

Decades have passed, but my friends and I have recently started playing the game Bolt Action and are having a lot of fun with it. Being the case, I've started to pick up the 1/56 scale models appropriate for the force I want to play with, and I have been very impressed with what I've seen of Rubicon Models. The details are great, and I like the way you can swap parts between certain model kits to enable a player to field more types of armored vehicles - truly a company with the gamer in mind.

My first model kit that I've purchased is the M10 Tank Destroyer. I haven't put it together yet, but I'm looking forward to starting on it very soon, and will post pictures once I've painted it up!

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Post by: Pinky on March 17, 2016, 04:38:24 PM
I've been painting miniatures for over 30 years and putting models together off-and-on for even longer. The first tank models I ever put together were produced by Monogram, back in the 70s, and they were an unusual 1/32 scale. Included in the box was a "How to Build a Diorama" bi-fold article featuring the purchased model being painted and placed in a diorama by Shepherd Paine. Upon seeing how cool his dioramas looked, I became a life-long "tread head"!

I realised when I read this that I have a similar background.  I had been building plastic kits for years before I came across Mongram's 1/32 scale tanks, but it was their M3 Lee - and more particularly Shep Paine's beautifully written and illustrated guide - that converted me into a treadhead.  Sadly, I couldn't get anything close to the model in the guide, and I'll never equal his artistry.  I think 1/56 scale is perfect for modellers who don't want to spend the time and effort involved in 1/35 scale kits, and wargamers who like models a bit more substantial than 15mm and 1/72 scale.

I just found out that Shep died last year.   
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Post by: oreoc23 on May 18, 2016, 10:16:11 AM
Greetings ALL

My name is Andy & I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA). I'm an old retired Tanker, that served over 20 years in the active Army on M48's, M60's and finished up on M1A1's.

I've been war-gaming since 1970. I have an interest in ACW, Colonials, WW1, WW2 and the Cold War. I've recently discovered Rubicon and like their modeling concepts. I am new to the Forums... But hope to get a lot of great ideas on modeling, painting and possibly gaming!

See you on the High Ground!
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Post by: Golf Alpha Zulu on July 29, 2016, 03:57:36 PM
Golf Alpha Zulu checking in from Cape Town, South Africa...

We have a small but active historical gaming club here playing a bit of everything and anything, but the club is currently binging on 28mm WW2 games... hence my interest in Rubicon kits....

See you in the discussion threads...
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Post by: stigroadie on September 16, 2016, 05:11:47 PM
I'm Sean, known to one and all as Stig and I'm a roadie.
Just starting into the world of Bolt Action and found your kits.
Started with a Stug and 251.
Just ordered a Stowage kit and a Panzer IV 3 pack.
Cant wait for the German crews and some more British vehicles, the CMP will be a great start.
K2 ambulance?
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Post by: Lovstrom on October 30, 2016, 02:15:30 AM
Hello. I am a Swede living in Cyprus
I like to model ww2 tanks and do wargaming.
I would really like it if Rubicon would do infantry.
The various crew models look so good that I have no doubt you can do infantry too.
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Post by: Queeg on December 04, 2016, 02:19:35 PM
Hi my names Brent and the current hideout is in the shaky but sunny isles of New Zealand.

I've gamed and painted just about every genre and scale but now mostly model what catches my eye for myself and build n paint gaming tat for others. Been watching Rubicon with interest since the start and really pleased with the way the attention to detail and quality has improved but the kits remain buildable by gamers, a hard balance o meet.

Just built my first Rubicon (250alte), first of many hopefully and l'll post it up in the gallery.

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Post by: bluewolf on December 21, 2016, 02:11:36 PM
My name is Craig Stidham and...I am a Bolt-a-holic!

Always looking for fantastic models to add to my expanding Armies.  Currently I have only German (too much good stuff!!)
Anyway, looking for fantastic models to make my existing armies "POP!"

I think I am in the right place :)

Feel free to contact me for gaming in the Nevada County area, Northern California!

Cheers !  8)
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Post by: Billdozer on December 22, 2016, 01:28:54 AM
Hello all!
My name is Bill Harvat and I love Bolt Action!
I live in Omaha, Nebraska and I run a Paint and Play / Campaign / League at the Game Shoppe in West Omaha.

I just recently purchased the M10 Tank Destroyer, the Sherman kit and the stowage kit from Rubicon.
I have yet to assemble the M10 but so far the Sherman is a blast to put together and I really enjoy the model!  The stowage set gives the tank great character and I can't wait to fit it into my Bolt Action army!

If you're in Omaha, NE and looking for a group to play Bolt Action with hit me up!  Also am looking forward to more great Rubicon Models to add to the collection eventually.  Can't wait to see what this forum has in the way of new releases!
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Post by: Mainly28s on December 22, 2016, 06:33:32 AM

Mainly28s here- I've been involved in 28mm/1:56th gaming since he late 90's after switching from 15mm. I go fairly involved in WAB, and then helped Si and Paul publicise Bolt Action Miniatures and made a few masters of vehicles for them. I have a site (sadly long-neglected, but I may start adding new content again next year)-

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Post by: The Tightheadprop on December 22, 2016, 08:30:01 PM
I am Carsten from Düsseldorf / Germany . My roots are the scale modelling and I jumped more and more to military wargaming in the last years.
I work as a commission painter for military wargaming models and vehicles... I am not a gamer... I love it to build and paint the vehicles.

Greetings Carsten
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Post by: Marcin on January 03, 2017, 06:50:22 PM
Hi, I'm Marcin from Toruń in Poland. I love IIww models and tabletop strategy games. I'm big fun of your work and your models, and can't wait for more :-) thanks for all your good work!
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Post by: itchy on January 14, 2017, 11:44:46 PM
Hi I am Richard ,just about to start my first Rubicon kit a Panther 
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Post by: Slickticket on February 15, 2017, 06:11:07 AM
Hello All,

I'm Sam and currently living Montana, USA. I have grown up modeling (mostly 1/35th) and after a really long hiatus (re-learning many old and now new techniques) gotten back into modeling by way of historical miniature wargaming. I've been mostly playing Flames of War (15mm), but have been really getting into Bolt Action (28mm) lately - preferring the modeling side of the hobby rather than the  gaming side. I tend to be all over the place with all kinds of hobbies and so I will go long periods of time without progress on some builds while I focus on others. Also, I often do a lot of stuff in large batches, cranking out minis in stages. Being a stickler for historical accuracy, I have been accused of a being a "rivet-counter" in the past. Like most of us, I strive for that perfect balance between accuracy and practicality... :D

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Post by: peter griffith on May 29, 2017, 02:49:58 AM
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,
My name is Peter Griffith.  I am the Rubicon Rep for the East Coast Conventions.  Our very first Con will be Hisoricon this July in Fredricksburg Va.  Come by the booth and visit with us.  We are going to be running some sales each day that we are there.  Come and visit.

Peter Griffith
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Post by: peter griffith on May 29, 2017, 08:21:06 PM
Hello to all.  My name is Peter Griffith and you will see me around here a lot.  I am the US convention rep for Rubicon and we are opening a new market here in the USA by traveling to conventions with our products.  Our very first convention will be Historicon and we are looking forward to that one.  It should bring in close to 3000 people and is the largest in the USA.  The title this year is the YEAR OF THE TANK.  What a theme to mark our first venture.  Look for the big Rubicon banners set up on the center.  I should be right next to Sash and Saber on the first row coming in the door.  I am excited to be able to bring to you coming to the con a great line of models and a chance to meet those whom enjoy the best models out there for gaming or just sitting on a display.  Thank you all for shopping Rubicon.

Peter Griffith
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Post by: GCmini on July 14, 2017, 12:31:24 PM
Hi guys,

My name is Allen Rockwell.  I was a full time professional model maker in the aerospace industry for about 30 years until I sold my company and started GameCraft Miniatures.  GameCraft is a wargaming terrain manufacturing company located in the California desert near Palm Springs,,, and we are also very proud to be a Rubicon dealer.  I discovered Rubicon models fairly recently (in April of this year) and I was blown away by the quality.  I immediately bought a few models at the Little Wars convention in Chicago and after checking out the models carefully I immediately became a Rubicon reseller.  I'm also fairly new to Bolt Action ... I have been a Micro Armor (6mm) gamer since the late 1970's and while I still love Micro Armor, I am really having a good time working on 28mm stuff now and playing Bolt Action whenever I can find time.

My company is at

I also do a gaming podcast that you can find at

I don't know what else to say ... if you have questions for me, ask.




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Post by: Jaeger on August 12, 2017, 06:03:59 AM
I am David from Minneapolis Minnesota. I am a long time Armor fan.  In discovering Rubicon I have been impressed with the quality and especially the expansions already released.  I'm looking forward to the expanding product line.
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Post by: Tracks on October 13, 2017, 07:45:50 PM
Hello fellow modelers and gamers.

Well, there not much to say about me other than I'm more of a gamer than a modeler. What I mean by that is that now I rarely assemble a model for just display. That being said, I have won model contests back in the days because I was a modeler before I was a gamer.

Believe it or not, I just discovered Rubicon Models and the kits they offer only recently  - about a week ago. Since my local model shops do not carry Rubicon Models, I had to order online from someplace that does have them. I placed my very first order for a few, and I am looking forward to receiving them. I hope they are as good as I have been reading about.

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Post by: pezzapoo on October 25, 2017, 05:20:55 PM
Hi tank nuts. I'm Steve Perry from the Rubicon Models Community FB page.
Love the work on here, keep it up.
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Post by: somtec on December 25, 2017, 01:34:20 AM
Hi gents, Iam new to the world of 1/56 scale, a modeller rather than a gamer , i saw a m3 halftrack and thought why not, very impressed indeed so i ordered another along with a m4a3 sherman. they could be the first of many.  Not into ww2 as such but the halftracks and shermans are amongst my favourite vehicles used by the Israelis so a few conversions are the order of the day. Eagerly awaiting the m4 and m4hybrid kits to hit the shelves, hoping the m4a1 76mm is not to far away. Just need to get hold of more easy 8 track sets.
Anyway seasons greeting to everyone
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Post by: ripley on December 25, 2017, 04:04:35 AM
Welcome . It would be nice if track sets or separate sprues  could be purchased for kit bashing purposes like Asuka ( Tasca ) do in 1/35 . Maybe some one on here might trade you a set .
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Post by: elias.tibbs on December 25, 2017, 05:45:23 AM
It is a frame by itself. I queried it and was told that they’re not in a position to do it yet though.

I have lots of HVSS, but will need them for many many more Sherman’s.
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Post by: ripley on December 25, 2017, 06:17:13 AM
Maybe we could start a  " parts wanted " thread . If I get around to picking up a M4A3 I'm not going to need the HVSS wheel sets so I'll pass them on .
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Post by: somtec on December 25, 2017, 02:35:38 PM
thanks guys, only got the one on order so far but i can see plenty more shermans in the future.
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Post by: somtec on December 25, 2017, 02:41:18 PM
Maybe the admin could set up another section for wants, trades etc
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Post by: luminous_fish on January 15, 2018, 06:40:26 PM
Hi all, quick intro. I'm a wargamer, always prefered 28mm, and happy to see a great quality manufacturer bringing an expanding range to this scale!
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Post by: ripley on January 16, 2018, 12:27:49 AM
Welcome . Its a pretty good bunch of folks  on here , and Rubicon , unlike some companies , like to have feedback on their ideas and projects  . Post some of your work in the  showcase thread , always nice to see what folks are working on