Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Dixon Miniatures Vikings Range

Dixon Miniatures produce a small but interesting range of Vikings. As well as the usual combat poses they also have several 'not in combat' figures. These include women and children and raiders 'liberating' stuff like a goose and a chest.

The figures are fairly tall and chunky, but crisply moulded with plenty of detail. Weapons are separate, but included, while shields are not supplied.

This first comparison photo shows, from left to right, Newline Designs, Gripping Beast plastic and Dixon.

Next up we have, from left to right, Redoubt, Artizan and Dixon

Here, from left to right, are figures from Renegade, Foundry and Dixon

And finally today, left to right, Crusader, West Wind and Dixon

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Newline Designs Dark Ages Range

Newline Designs are maybe better known for their 20mm figures, but they make 28mm as well. Their Dark Ages range includes Arabs, Carolingians, Normans, Saxons and, of course, Vikings!

The figures are well proportioned and of average height for 28mm miniatures. Swords and axes are moulded in one piece with the figure, while spears and shields are separate but included in the pack. There was a small amount of flash to clean up on the examples I had and the detail is not quite as crisp as some other manufacturers. It is hard to argue with the price though. At the time of writing a pack of 24 foot figures can be had for just £20!

If you prefer metal over plastic, Newline are an excellent way to add cheap bulk to your army!

The first comparison photo shows, from left to right, Gripping Beast plastic, Redoubt, Tanatus and Newline.

Next we have a photo of, from left to right, Artizan, Foundry, Renegade and Newline.

And here is West Wind, Crusader and Newline.