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Rubicon Models is announcing a new product series focused on soldiers of World War Two - "WW2 Soldiers".

Not for everyone, these are hand-painted 60mm (1/30 scale) collectible limited-edition metal figures. Each is highly detailed and come packaged in a gift box and certificate. We will only produce figures of 200 in a single batch, once gone we will not reproduce them anymore!

We will post more info about this new series over the coming weeks and will be available on our existing US webstore and upcoming new UK webstore soon.













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« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 12:29:08 PM by Rubicon Models »

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 06:45:12 PM »
Interesting niche. You might find a sizable market for 40mm or 54mm unpainted metal figures. A lot of people find enjoyment in painting.

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 08:39:57 PM »
I agree with Tyroflyer about it being interesting, but not for me.

I do think that the idea of unpainted figures in the modelling scales (36mm - 1/48, 40mm - 1/43-5, and 54mm) would make an interesting showcase of your figure sculpting for those who paint.

It might also be a lead in to larger scale tanks, Hatton's have WarWells crying out for 1/43 scale (Sherman) Tanks:
http://www.hattons.co.uk/ogaugeww
You need to scroll down for the right period models.

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 09:35:22 PM »
Actually, 60mm (1/30 scale) had been gathering steam over the last 10 years replacing a lot of the 54mm figures in the collectible figurine market.  We had been an OEM for this type of products for a while, and we are just taking this opportunity to create a new series using our existing facility to see if we can create an audience from the wargaming & modelling sector.  As we were saying... "not for everyone".  ;)

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 11:50:17 PM »
This is all very interesting, but not for me.

Speaking of larger miniatures, I have many 54mm figures to finish, but I put these on hold until I finish my 1:56th (28mm) scale kits and figures.

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 07:27:53 AM »
So not too far from the old Airfix 1/32 scale in size then.
Are these just large scale castings of the CAD modelled infantry archetypes that will provide the base for eventual 28mm sets?  :)

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 08:22:03 AM »
So these are the same scale as King & Country's figures.  Interesting move.  You've not painted them in the 'toy soldier' style, which may limit their appeal, but there are other 1/30 scale WW2 ranges which are also done in a more 'natural' style.  Will you be taking a stab at resin vehicles in this scale?
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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures 180305
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 11:16:29 AM »
So these are the same scale as King & Country's figures.  Interesting move.  You've not painted them in the 'toy soldier' style, which may limit their appeal, but there are other 1/30 scale WW2 ranges which are also done in a more 'natural' style.  Will you be taking a stab at resin vehicles in this scale?

As stated, we had been doing this for OEM customers for quite a while.  We are just creating a new range using our existing facilities at the factory.  And "yes", we had been doing 1/30 scale vehicles too!  Whether or not making some using our brand name is another matter.

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures (More Info) 180307
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
More product info on this new range...















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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures (More Info) 180307
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 12:13:53 AM »
It’s disapointing you didn’t correct the errors in the sculpt for the British figure.
Such little details that would have made a well modelled figure great.

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Re: New Product Range 2018 - 60mm Collectible Figures (More Info) 180307
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2018, 12:54:38 AM »
It’s disapointing you didn’t correct the errors in the sculpt for the British figure.
Such little details that would have made a well modelled figure great.
What particular errors?


On the British one, the shape of the flap of the "map" pocket does not seem to match any of my (limited) reference material (Osprey Men at Arms 354 or the IWM photographs b9005_9006). They show a Vee shaped flap with a button (covered on earlier kit), the sculpt shows a plain flap with no button (time traveller with access to velcro?).

The flap was updated with a v-shape flap and a button.  Will post the revised version after all the amendments are done!


What is the cup hanging from?

The cup is hanging with a canvas strap on the side of the racksack.
http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=235.msg7187#msg7187
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