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Just Bought! Can anyone please help to identify figure subject or caster please?

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Dafdat53, Oct 27, 2023.

  1. Dafdat53 Member

    I have recently acquired this model figure (medieval knight?) but am not sure of the specific subject or caster. The figure is about 85mm in height.

    The second photo is of the figure base showing the numerals 80.18.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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  2. Steve headley A Fixture

    It looks like an old Border Miniatures figure, Pete Armstrong did the sculpting. If it is it’s a very old kit indeed. Other people will have a better idea. I showed it the the team and they said definitely looks like a Old Border Miniatures figure. Hope that helps.

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
  3. oldtrousers PlanetFigure Supporter

    Steve is correct, that is from Border miniatures in 80mm.

    Scott
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  4. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
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  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You've picked up a rare piece there, not many Border figures knocking around these days.

    Pete Armstrong regularly used to attend Euro as a trader back in the '90s and I bought a few Border figures off him around the 1998-2000 period when I was getting back into figure painting after a very long lay-off. They were very nice for the time and a few of them still hold up reasonably well today.

    In the early 2000s he closed Border Miniatures in order to focus only on railway stuff, which was a shame. I don't have his figures any more (all at various times either sold on, damaged beyond repair in a house move or binned because I was no longer happy with my efforts) but I still have a copy of his book "Ancient & Medieval Modelling" which Osprey bought out as a hardback around the turn of the millennium.

    Thanks for the link Andrew. I have on occasion wondered whether Pete was still around.

    - Steve
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  6. Dafdat53 Member

    Many thanks Gents, that information is very much appreciated. That info answers a whole raft of questions about that kit. Oh well, no excuse now is there?

    Rod
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  7. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Rod

    No excuse indeed ...lol

    Look forward to seeing more

    Nap
  8. Steve headley A Fixture

    Babelfish , Pete is still alive and well. He was helping a friend of his at the SMC show. He is still very involved with the model railway stuff and does some great kits for the larger scale railways O Gauge I do believe. But he still has an interest in the military modelling side of things too but he no longer produces the figures.

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
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  9. Oda A Fixture

    Pete is one of the greatest Masters of all times in this hobby of ours.So glad to hear he is still active.

    Oda.
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