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Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/09 11:46:19


Post by: Kilkrazy


We have a lot of converters on the site so it seems like a good idea to share our resources for the minor items which are so useful in converting models.

So, please send in your links for suppliers of the following items:

Official GW Bitz
Conversion parts for GW models
Non-GW conversion parts such as; Heads and helmets, Weapons, Decals, Terrain bits (doors, lampposts, etc.), Diorama and detailing parts (oil drums, sandbags, ammo boxes,) Bases

Please post in this thread.

Include the URL and a short description, like this

Examples:
Hasslefree Miniatures (28mm)
http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/range.php?range_id=39
Heads, helmets, mediaeval, modern and SF weapons, decals, bases.
Weapons are chunky, heroic design.

Pig Iron Productions (28mm)
http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/
SF heads and weapons.
Heads fit well on IG and SM models.

The Assault Group (28mm)
http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/home.php?cat=23
Mediaeval, WW2 and ultra-modern weapons, equipment and helmets.

Accurate Armour (1/35)
http://www.accurate-armour.com/showaaproducts.cfm?category=4&subcategory=33
Jerry cans, tow cables, stores, equipment and accessories.
Perfect scale for adding to 1/35 or GW AFV kits.

All suppliers recommended should be 28mm or 1/35th scale, for 40K and WHFB.

As the thread gets too long I will collate the info and make it into an article.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/10 11:22:58


Post by: Kilkrazy


Litko Systems
http://www.litkoaero.com/
Bases of all shapes and sizes including custom.
Space Corridors and other wargaming accessories too.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Bolt Action Miniatures
http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/weapons-store-140-c.asp
WW2 heads and weapons and accessories in 28mm scale.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/10 11:30:22


Post by: Squig_herder


http://www.underthecouch.net
Rare models, Space Hulk parts and models, and a few bits for 40k and fantasy, war at sea, star wars and commissions - No longer selling

http://www.thecombatcompany.com
Flames of War, Gale force 9, heaps of tools and terrain, Warmachine, LotR, Pig Iron products, Warlands and Rezolution 2175AD


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/10 11:43:19


Post by: Kilkrazy


Armor Cast
http://armorcast.com/store/index.php?cPath=100
28mm-- Muzzle flash effects, decals, vehicle weapons, terrain accessories and pieces.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/11 17:09:08


Post by: The Fallen Angel


http://www.microartstudio.com/
Bases, models and some very good bitz for conversions.

Ork heads with gasmasks!!!


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/11 22:15:37


Post by: Kilkrazy


Skullcraft Basing
http://www.skullcrafts.com/index.htm
A variety of all-in-one kits -- summer, winter, Steampunk, SF coming soon. Contains everything you need to decorate several dozen standard 25-30mm bases.

Edit: These guys seem to have gone out of business.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/11 22:26:20


Post by: AdrianG



Antenociti's Workshop (28mm, UK)
http://www.barrule.com/Workshop/index.html
Scenery, Diorama, Basing and Model detailing parts, and a lot of other useful stuff.



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/12 11:52:52


Post by: Kilkrazy


West Wind Productions
http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/
Weird WW2, separate head system, and terrain bits like telegraph poles.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/12 22:55:27


Post by: Gunzhard


MaxMini World of Resin Scenery and Gaming Aids
http://www.maxmini.eu/store/
Bases, minis, weapons, heads, etc...

Chapterhouse Studios
http://chapterhousestudios.com
Should pads, and vehicle and infantry custom bits

Ironhalo.net
https://ironhalo.net/store//catalog/index.php
Bases, terrain and accessories

The Dragon Forge
http://www.dragonforge.com/Painting%20service/for%20sale/gaming_bases.htm
Resin Bases,Diorama Supplies,Sculpting Materials


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/10/26 12:54:37


Post by: Kilkrazy


Reaper Miniatures (28mm, USA)
http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/50025
SF and 20th century weapon sprues.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/11/15 11:00:29


Post by: Kilkrazy


eMagnets (UK)
www.e-magnetsuk.com
All kinds and sizes of magnets. Very useful for making swappable weapons and arms, etc. See tutorials in the Articles.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/11/25 11:47:31


Post by: Kilkrazy


Haloomi's Workshop (28mm, USA)
http://nalsworkshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=369
Various buildings and parts thereof, also crates and barrels, all moulded in ceramic type material.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/12/12 13:46:35


Post by: Kilkrazy


CNC Workshop (28mm, Australia)
http://www.miniaturescenery.com/index.asp
Flat-pack buildings, terrain bases and supplies.



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2009/12/21 20:41:10


Post by: Teek


Micro-Mark tools.
http://www.micromark.com/

Great source for hobby tools, everything from pin vices and files, to table and miter saws.
I could spend entire paychecks here, no lie.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/01/05 03:57:17


Post by: Unistrut


Shorpy is more a source for inspiration and reference. It's a collection of photos from WWII to the American Civil War. Useful when you're making some Mad Mek or Imperial Guard machine and need a reference that isn't too modern.

When you're trying to figure out how to get two strange things to stick together check out This To That The Internet Gluing Resource. Doesn't always have what you're looking for, and doesn't have options for multiple different types of plastics, but it's a good start for those days when you're trying to figure out how to stick leather to glass.

Gauss Boys is a supplier of neodymium magnets in many, many sizes, ranging from the size of a pinhead to a hockey puck sized nightmare that can screw up a computer from over a meter away.

Shapeways is a service that allows you to upload and order prints of 3D models. There's a few bits of 40K compatible stuff like this set of spare Killa Kan weapons made by yours truly.



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/01/12 03:07:05


Post by: darkkt



Back 2 Base-ix:
Resin bases
Bits
Sturdy Flying vehicle bases (pre magnetised).

http://www.back2base-ix.com/


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/01/23 20:58:41


Post by: FordPrefect


Bits & Kits UK
http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/
A comprehensive range of GW current range components.

P&P is extra but if you order is worth more than £20 ($40) then postage is free
Postage to Europe & Worldwide


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/03/02 06:46:43


Post by: Visitor


For styrene strip, rod, tubing and sheet styrene go to:

http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/

and...

http://www.plastruct.com/

Great for vehicle conversions, kitbashing and scratchbuilt terrain.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/03/05 16:16:20


Post by: Kilkrazy


Lead Shot Ballast (UK)
http://www.leadshotballast.co.uk/
Bulk lead shot, assorted sizes 0.8 to 1.45mm rounds suitable for filling bases to weight them. You can order any quantity from under 100 grams to 40Kg or more.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/03/21 09:51:35


Post by: Kilkrazy


Itar’s Workshop (USA) 15mm, 28mm
http://www.itarsworkshop.com/catalog/
Terrain pieces and detailing pieces for Ancient (Alien?) Mediaeval, WW2 (15mm Flames of War) and SF settings. All cast in resin.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/04/04 12:44:58


Post by: Kilkrazy


Sylmasta (UK)
http://www.sylmasta.com/
Resins for casting, Green Stuff, Brown Stuff and other putties, adhesives such as superglue and Araldite, and tools.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/04/13 17:47:47


Post by: Kilkrazy


Black Dog (Czech Republic, 1/72, 1/48, 1/35)
http://www.blackdog.cz/afv.html
Conversion kits for polystyrene kit aircraft and vehicles.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/05/08 02:18:32


Post by: Citizensmith


http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/

Some accessories (roman crests, great on SM) but mainly a wide range of fantastic bases, weathering pigments, brass etchings, and scenery packs.

I love their bases, and pigments are well worth it for anyone who has never dipped into them.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/06/09 23:21:58


Post by: Brotherjulian


www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk

Various tank guns and turrets. One missile launcher turret is perfect for a guard Manticore


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/07/06 11:21:47


Post by: legion4500


Paulson Games

he has a set of dreadnaught conversion claws and the angel sangine wings. more coming soon!



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/07/07 15:10:36


Post by: DispatchDave


For magnets, and assorted awesomeness, check out http://www.unitednuclear.com

For terrain/landscaping, check out http://www.hirstarts.com
He makes silicone molds, so you can cast your own plaster bricks and such. It's well worth a look.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/07/14 19:28:17


Post by: JDM


Dark Art Minitures
Load of Cheap Resin Bases, Sci Fi Gladiators


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/09/04 08:26:13


Post by: snurl


It is September 4th

Time to go to the neighborhood craft store (AC Moore, Michael's) because the Halloween stuff is out for sale.

If you look through the seasonal racks you will find skulls of all sizes, along with other interesting bits, that are perfect for conversions or terrain work AND don't usually cost much.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/10/03 15:31:57


Post by: ArbitorIan


Ramshackle Games (28mm, UK)
http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk
28mm vehicles, accesories, vehicle parts

Amera Plastic Mouldings (UK)
http://www.amera.co.uk
Cheap, vacformed terrain pieces for sci-fi or fantasy

Fenris Games (UK)
http://www.fenrisgames.com
Resin bases and cut-to-order transparent and plastic bases.


It would be great to collect all these together on the first post, or in an article?



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/10/06 12:41:51


Post by: tipios


I use Wargamersworld for 40k bitz. Fairley new site, and Richie there is a nice chap.

http://www.wargamersworld.co.uk/

also for 40k bitz I have used with no problems.

www.bitzbox.co.uk

www.bitsandkits.co.uk

www.modelbits.co.uk

www.letthedicedecide.co.uk

For Vallejo paints i use www.snmstuff.co.uk

for K & S brass rod I have used www.alwayshobbies.com

Hope this helps people out.



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/10/21 15:50:16


Post by: pistolepete


For an extensive selection of historical models and Aftermarket stuff check out Squadron.com. Fair prices, great service and a massive assembly of 1/35 (among all other scales) manufacturers. I used to do alot of ordering through them after my local hobby shop went out of business and never had any difficulty getting what i needed.
PistolePete


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2010/12/30 17:08:25


Post by: Depraved


http://stores.ebay.com/bloodandskullsindustry
Custom tank tracks, turrets, wheels and much more!

http://whattheminiatures.com/store.html
Wierd WW2 themed minis

http://www.smooth-on.com/Home-Projects-and-/c1271/index.html
Excellent mold making and casting products!

http://www.themanufactorum.com/dakka/
Great place to buy magnets, cheap and fast shipping!



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/01/07 20:35:01


Post by: easytiger


I´ve found Hasegawa´s 1/48 Luftwaffepilot figures & equipment set really useful for Space marine Conversions. Great oil drums, the bomb dolly is full of potential and the air to air rockets are just the right size to make all the missile launchers(well 6) you could wish for!


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/01/09 20:13:38


Post by: Ultrasmurf_no_REALY


cool got to try that one im making a mad mech thingy for my Ultras to stand in as a servitor but look much better and the airfix bismarck kit is great for small tubes wires poles ect and the turrets can be used for boxy bits on conversions http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/ships/warships/german-navy/a04204-bismarck-1600-a04204/ links to the actual bismark page


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/03/16 19:49:04


Post by: Brushfire


Toy Solider Depot
(http://www.toysoldiersdepot.com/store.php?seller=thedustyloft&navt1=33068&per=5&num=25)

Here's a SMALL sample of their 54mm (1/32 scale) stuff--All from $3-$6 each--Yes, you read that right!:











No school like old school!


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/04/18 04:24:04


Post by: palehorse


http://www.heavy-support.com/

sci fi tanks.other stuff to come

www.dldproductions.com

sci fi tanks,apc,afv,bits,robots,25mm and 15mm plus other stuff too


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/04/22 10:36:38


Post by: Marcin Ciszewicz


http://www.armorama.com/ - Armorama, arguably the best ground vehicle modeling website ever - although some people prefer the simplicity of http://www.missing-lynx.com. Both places have massive forums and very prolific contributors, both in terms of research material and model photos. Also, http://www.planetarmor.com and http://www.planetfigure.com are definitely worth visiting. Sculpting threads by people like Andreas Heinz are really a must see.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/04/27 04:26:57


Post by: SickSix


I would like to contribute a recent find:

http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/25vehicles.htm

Some of the vehicles are too small to really be used in 40K, but the larger vehicles which are listed on the TOP LEFT are just about right for SM vehicle use.

Also check out their turrets and weapons page:

http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/25turrets.htm

endless conversion opportunities hidden in there!


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/05/27 23:27:55


Post by: insaniak


Thunderwolf options. Originally posted by fasterthanlight here



Paulson Games


Also sold separatly. Each wolf is a 6 part resin model, comes unpainted and unassembled. Resin calvary bases and saddles with armored leg sets are included (not currently pictured) Monsterous riding wolf may be built without the saddle if desired. Does not include a full rider, only the rider legs are included so you will need to add the upper body from your favorite line of miniatures.

http://www.paulsongames.com/catalog/item/7434381/8041002.htm






Micro Art

Comes in 3 variants. No legs.

http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/miniatures-c-36.html






Masq-Mini

Metal rather than resin.

http://www.masq-mini.de/






Mythicast

http://mythicast.com/?page_id=4#ecwid:category=0&mode=product&product=1220553





Mr Dandy


http://www.mrdandy.com/wargamma-battle-wolves/





Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/05/27 23:40:55


Post by: insaniak


For companies that make textured bases, check out Kroothawk's comprehensive thread here


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/05/27 23:44:24


Post by: insaniak


Comprehensive list of items to have in your toolbox, posted by LostSoulCasey'sLaw here.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/05/28 01:20:19


Post by: Casey's Law


Thanks! That was probably a better idea than getting yakface to sticky the thread.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/05/28 19:35:54


Post by: SilverMK2


WarMill:
Custom engraved bases + squad display bases + upcoming conversion kits + other things.

I've ordered a whole load of custom bases from WarMill and am very happy with them.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/05/29 19:06:34


Post by: Varrick


http://www.warlordgames.co.uk/

Decent variety of 28MM miniatures if you think about making a highly custom Guardsmen regiment or want some bits to diversify an Ork Warband; any creative idea you might have you might get the stuff here.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/06/15 20:48:44


Post by: Kroothawk


Here is an extensive list of non-GW miniature manufacturers, listed alphabetically in the categories Fantasy, SciFi and Historical/Pulp. More important companies (my choice) are written in bold letters.

Good websites to stay informed are:
Tabletop Gaming News: http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/
the Miniatures page: http://theminiaturespage.com/
and the blog Tabletop Fix: http://ttfix.blogspot.com/

Stores with a good selection of non-GW miniatures are.
Battlefield Berlin (Germany): http://www.shop.battlefield-berlin.de/
Cool Mini or Not (USA): http://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/miniatures
Noble Knight http://www.nobleknight.com/ (also OOP stuff)
The Warstore (USA): http://www.thewarstore.com/
Maelstrom Games (UK): http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/
Arcane Miniatures(UK): http://www.arcaneminiatures.co.uk/
Northstar Figures (UK) http://www.northstarfigures.com/
to name just a few.

See also this thread for manufacturers of bases. http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/353268.page .


Fantasy

Alkemy Miniatures http://www.kraken-editions.com/en/alkemy/presentation/index.html (independent skirmish game)
Ammon Miniatures http://ammon-miniatures.com/?page_id=19&lang=en (very few, mostly comical)
Andrea Miniatures http://www.andrea-miniatures.com/market/AspsProductos/listado.asp?IdColeccion=127 (also renown for 54mm scale Fantasy and other big scale miniatures)
Anima Tactics http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=16&esem=2 (Manga style skirmish game, also RPG)
Avatars of War http://www.avatars-of-war.com/eng/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=56 (excellent heroes close to GW style, also first plastic regiment)
Banelegions http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/ (heroes and monsters close to GW style)
Battlefield Babes http://www.shop.battlefield-berlin.de/index.php/katalog/showarticles/20220-1-battlefield_babes.html (small line of heroines)
Black Scorpion Miniatures http://www.blackscorpionminiatures.com/index.php (mostly Pirates and Ork BB team)
Black Tree Design http://www.blacktreedesign.com/home.html (classic fantasy miniatures)
Blue Moon Manufacturing http://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/ (80s style Fantasy, Horror and Pirates)
Bronze Age Miniatures http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/32MM/FANTASY/fantasy32mm.htm (classic fantasy miniatures)
Cavalcade Wargames http://cavalcadewargames.com/cavalcade/store.html (Japanese Miniatures: Orks, Goblins, Dwarfs, Minotaurs)
Chronopia http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/ (selling stock of old tabletop game with alternative design)
Clan Wars http://www.veltd.net/28mmclanwar.htm (Japanese miniatures from the L5R setting)
Confrontation (currently OOP major tabletop game, early metal and later plastic prepainted edition, search ebay)
Cool Mini or Not http://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/miniatures/cmon-miniatures (high quality singles, for painters, often limited)
Crocodile games https://www.crocodilegames.com/store/index.cfm (Wargods of Aegyptus/Olympus/Hyperborea)
Cryptlock Miniatures http://www.cryptlock.de/start.htm (small range)
Custom Made Miniatures http://www.custommademinis.com/en/shop/fantasy/ (small range of heroes)
Dark Sword Miniatures http://darkswordminiatures.com/ (large collection of realscale Fantasy Miniatures, often copying Fantasy art, also deformed range)
Denizen Miniatures http://www.denizenminiatures.co.uk/files/25mm02.htm (classic 25mm range)
Dragonblood Miniatures http://cavalcadewargames.com/cavalcade/Dragonblood.html (e.g. Lizardmen, now distibuted by Cavalcade)
DragonRune Miniatures http://armorcast.com/store/index.php?cPath=116_125 (Orks, Ogres, Lizardmen etc.)
Dungeons & Dragons (OOP range of prepainted plastics for RPGs, see ebay)
Dwarf Tales http://shop.dwarftales.com/ (small high quality Fantasy range)
Enigma Miniatures http://www.enigmaminiatures.com/en/news.html (30mm and 54mm high quality miniatures)
Excalibur Miniatures http://www.excalibur-miniatures.com/shop/index.php?cPath=4 (classic fantasy range)
Fenryll http://www.fenryll.com/index.php (large collection of resin 30mm heroes and terrain, also deformed range)
Freebooter Miniatures http://www.freebooterminiatures.de/en/catalog (nice collection of singles, now also Pirates skirmish game)
Gamezone Miniatures http://gamezoneminiatures.de/?___store=gamezone_english&___from_store=gamezone_german (major alternative range to Warhammer, all metal)
Gaspez Arts http://www.gaspez-arts.com/ (small range of singles, some BB teams)
Grendel http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 (old style miniatures, monsters and terrain)
Gribbly Miniatures http://www.gribblyminiatures.co.uk/gallery.php (few chaos monsters)
Ginfritter's Gnomish Workshop http://armorcast.com/store/index.php?cPath=116_74 (few, mostly comical miniatures)
Guild of Harmony http://www.guildofharmony.com/shop_GOH_pg1.php (small range of high quality singles)
Hasslefree Miniatures http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/catalog.php (medium sized fantasy range, also conversion parts)
Hazgaard Miniatures http://www.shop.battlefield-berlin.de/index.php/katalog/showarticles/24120-1-hazgaard_miniatures.html (Japanese singles from Okko game, OOP?)
Helldorado http://www.helldorado.fr/figurines/index.php (independent skirmish game)
Heresy Miniatures http://www.heresyminiatures.com/index.htm (medium sized fantasy range, a.o. daemons)
Hordes http://privateerpress.com/hordes/gallery (major tabletop game, see also similar Warmachine by same company)
Impact Miniatures http://www.impactminiatures.com/ (major range of alternative BB miniatures with own rules system)
Iron Kingdoms http://privateerpress.com/iron-kingdoms/miniatures (RPG singles from Hordes/Warmachine setting)
Mad Puppet Miniatures http://www.madpuppetminiatures.com/main.php (few singles)
Magnificent Egos http://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/miniatures/valiant-miniatures (RPG singles, distributed now by Valiant Miniatures)
Mantic Games http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home.html (major cheaper alternative to Warhammer, own set of rules by A.Calvatore)
Maow Miniatures http://www.maow-miniatures.fr/figurines.htm (few limited release singles plus some comicals)
Masquerade Miniatures http://www.masq-mini.com/index.php?sprache=2 (small range, wolves, bats)
Mega Miniatures http://www.megaminis.com/ (cheap bulk metals)
Micro Art Studio http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/discworld-miniatures-c-48.html (Diskworld singles, few others)
Minos Miniatures http://www.minos-miniatures.com/unpainted-miniatures.html (few singles)
Mirliton Miniatures http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=fantasy-2528mm (classic Grenadier miniatures)
M.S.B. Toys http://www.msbtoys.com/MSBShop/ (medium sized range with own aesthetics)
Neomics http://www.neomics.de/shop (alternative BB miniatures)
Otherworld Miniatures http://www.otherworld.me.uk/store.html (medium sized range of singles for RPG, including Giants)
RAFM http://www.rafm.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RAF&Category_Code=RFM (old fantasy miniature range)
Raging Heroes http://www.ragingheroes.com/collections/complete-collection (few collectors miniatures)
Ral Partha http://www.ralparthaeurope.co.uk/ (classic 25mm fantasy range)
Reaper Miniatures http://www.reapermini.com/ (biggest collection of usable singles, also have skirmish game)
Red Box Games http://red-box-games.com/shop/index.php (characterful dwarfs, men, elves, orks, goblins)
Resina Planet http://www.resinaplanet.com/catalogo.php?view=thumbnailList&category=6 (several high quality singles)
Scibor Monstrous Miniatures http://www.sciborminiatures.com/ (characterful dwarfs, evil dwarfs, Orcs, Goblins, Minotaurs)
Shadowforge http://www.shadowforge.com.au/ (babe characters and armies)
Silent Spectre http://www.silentspectre.com./fantministore.htm (few fantasy singles)
Soda Pop Miniatures http://web.sodapopminiatures.com/selectcharacter?product=SDE ("deformed" range)
Studio McVey http://studiomcvey.highwire.com/ (few high quality limited releases, mostly for painters)
Tales of War http://www.taleofwar.com/shop/ (high quality singles mostly for painters)
Titan Wargames http://www.titanwargames.com/shop (evil dwarfs)
Troll Forged http://trollforged.com/index_cat_fantasy.html (sculptor collective)
Ultraforge http://www.ultraforgeminiatures.com/ (nice demons, giants, dragons and treeman, OOP?)
Uncharted Sea http://www.spartangames.co.uk/uncharted.htm (Man o'War alternative, fantasy sea battles)
Urban mammoth Warheads http://www.urbanmammoth.co.uk/acatalog/Warheads.html ("deformed" range)
Victoria Miniatures http://www.victorialamb.com/store.html (few singles, incl. Monty Python Spanish Inquisition)
WarCrow http://www.corvusbelli.com/en/02_tiendawar.asp (characterful singles)
Wargames Factory http://www.wargamesfactory.com/ (starting with plastic sets: Orcs and Amazons)
Wargames Foundry http://wargamesfoundry.com/ (lots of old style miniatures)
Warmachine http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery (major tabletop game, see also similar Hordes by same company)
Westwind Productions http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/catalog/index.php?infoBox=3&cPath=1 (alternative Dwarf, Viking and Ork armies, also Gothic and Japan)
Willy Miniatures http://willy-miniatures.blogspot.com/ (BB alternatives)
Wyrd Miniatures http://wyrd-games.net/shop/ (small characterful skirmish game)
Zenith Miniatures http://www.zenitminiatures.com/shop/ (small characterful skirmish game)

Two Fantasy Football shops:
http://www.comixininos.com/index.php/
http://www.ffstore.it/


SciFi

Antenociti's Workshop http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/sci-fi/sci-fi-figures.html (modern SciFi miniatures)
AT-43 (major SciFi tabletop now OOP, prepainted plastic, search ebay)
Bronze Age Miniatures http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/32MM/SCI-FI/sci-fi28mm.htm (post-apocalyptic)
Chapterhouse Studios http://chapterhousestudios.com/webshop/home (40k compatible conversion kits)
Copplestone Castings http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=FW (Post Doomsday civilians and military)
Dark Age Games http://www.dark-age.com/main.php (dark SciFi skirmish game)
Denizen Miniatures http://www.denizenminiatures.co.uk/files/25mm01.htm (classic 25mm)
Eden http://www.taban-miniatures.com/ (post-apocalyptic skirmish game)
Excalibur Miniatures http://www.excalibur-miniatures.com/shop/index.php?cPath=6 (SciFi range)
Firestorm Armada http://www.spartangames.co.uk/firestorm_armada.htm (BFG alternative)
Ground Zero Games http://shop.groundzerogames.net/ (classic 25mm SciFi, Stargrunt rule set)
Hasslefree Miniatures http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/catalog.php (SciFi dwarfs, civilians, personalities, conversion parts)
Heresy Miniatures http://www.heresyminiatures.com/index.htm (Civilians, gunmen)
Infinity http://www.corvusbelli.com/en/02_tiendainf.asp (popular SciFi skirmish)
Judge Dredd http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/miniature/series.php?qsSeries=65
Kabuki Models http://www.kabukimodels.com/index.php (High quality singles mostly for painters)
Knight Models http://www.knightmodels.com/30mm_hansolo_visor_ing.html (Star Wars heroes)
Kromlech http://stores.ebay.com/Kromlech-Bits-and-Minis?_trksid=p4340.l2563 (conversion parts)
Lead Adventure http://www.lead-adventure.com/ (post apocalyptic plus steampunk)
Mad Puppet Miniatures http://www.madpuppetminiatures.com/main.php (few post-apocalyptic singles)
Maxmini http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php (conversion parts)
Mercs Miniatures http://store.mercsminis.com/collections/mercs-miniatures (modern SciFi)
Micro Art Studio http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/ (AdMech, conversion bits)
Mr. Dandy http://www.mrdandy.com/wargamma/ (thunderwolves and Alien drop pod)
Mythicast http://mythicast.com/?page_id=4#ecwid:category=0&entryPage=Y&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normal (Space Wolf alternatives)
Olleys Armies http://www.olleysarmies.co.uk/home.html#galleries (SciFi Dwarfs, you know what I mean )
Pig Iron Productions http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/ (extensive guard miniatures, many heads for conversions)
Ramshackle Games http://shop.ramshacklegames.co.uk/ (post-apocalyptic gangs and vehicles)
Scibor Monstrous Miniatures http://www.sciborminiatures.com/ (alternative "Space Marines"
Shadowforge http://www.shadowforge.com.au/ (female guard)
Silent Spectre http://www.silentspectre.com./scifiministore.htm (few SciFi singles)
Soda Pop Miniatures https://store.sodapopminiatures.com/ (manga babes)
Studio McVey http://studiomcvey.highwire.com/ (modern SciFi)
Troll Forged http://trollforged.com/index_cat_sci-fi.html (sculptor collective)
Urban Mammoth http://www.urbanmammoth.com/acatalog/ (extensive SciFi miniature range with rules)
Victoria Miniatures http://www.victorialamb.com/store.html (Highland Guard conversion kit)
Wargames Factory http://www.wargamesfactory.com/ (plastic DKoK)
Warzone http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/ (selling stock of old OOP tabletop with alternative design)


Historical/Pulp

Armaments in Miniature http://www.angelfire.com/nj4/armamentsinminiature/ourproductlines.htm (planes and landing crafts for FoW)
Artizan Design http://www.artizandesigns.com/ (pulp and historical)
The Assault Group http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/home.php (historic and modern)
Black Scorpion Miniatures http://www.blackscorpionminiatures.com/index.php (Iraq wars and Western)
Black Tree Design http://www.blacktreedesign.com/home.html (Dr. Who miniatures)
Blue Moon Manufacturing http://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/index.php?cat_id=24 (Pulp, Pulp SciFi)
Brigade games http://www.brigadegames.com/ (pulp and historical, incl vehicles)
Bronze Age Miniatures http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/32MM/historical/historical28mm.htm (pirates, gladiators, Greek)
Brushfire http://store.on-the-lamb.com/ (Napoleonic animals)
Conquest Miniatures http://www.conquestminiatures.com/improbablearmies.htm (Indians and Pygmy zombies)
Copplestone Castings http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/ (extensive Pulp range)
Crusader Miniatures http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/ (historical)
Darkson Designs http://www.shop.battlefield-berlin.de/?&content=katalog&action=showarticles&group=42120&page=1& (Pulp WW2, original website shows no products, so here a shop)
Dixon Miniatures http://www.dixon-minis.com/index.php (gangsters, historical)
Dystopian Wars http://www.spartangames.co.uk/dystopian_wars_home.html (steampunk battle in Epic scale, mostly ships)
Dust Tactics http://www.dust-models.com/products.php (pulp WW2 tabletop)
Empress Miniatures http://www.empressminiatures.com/index.htm (historical, esp. Zulu War -> Praetorians)
Essex Miniatures http://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/ (Many historical ranges)
Eureka Miniatures http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126 (28mm historical and pulp)
Flames of War http://www.flamesofwar.com/ (popular 15mm WW2 tabletop)
Forged in Battle http://www.forgedinbattle.com/ (alternative models to Flames of War)
Frontrank http://www.frontrank.com/index.asp (historical)
Great War Miniatures http://greatwarminiatures.tripod.com/ (WW1 28mm)
Gripping Beast http://www.grippingbeast.com/shop.php (historical)
Hydra Miniatures http://shop.hydraminiatures.com/ (Pulp SciFi, Pulp prehistorical)
Ironclad Miniatures http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/shop/category_40/Victorian-Sci-Fi.html?shop_param=cid%3D%26 (Victorian SciFi, with vehicles)
Irregular Miniatures http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/ (Many historical ranges)
Micro Art Studio http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/discworld-miniatures-c-48.html (few Wolsung steampunk singles)
Minifigs http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx (Many historical ranges)
Mirliton Miniatures http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=historical-2528mm (historical)
Musketeer Miniatures http://www.musketeer-miniatures.com/ (historical)
Old Glory Miniatures http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/ (classic 25mm historical and Pulp SciFi)
Perry Miniatures http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index2.html (historical, some in plastic)
Pulp City http://www.pulp-city.com/ (super heroes)
Pulp Figures http://www.pulpfigures.com/main.php (erm ... pulp)
RAFM http://www.rafm.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RAF&Category_Code=S1889 (Space 1889 miniatures)
Rattrap Productions http://rattrapproductions.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4 (pulp and pulp SciFi)
Reaper Miniatures http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/chronoscope/ (Pulp heroes)
Strange Aeons Miniatures http://unclemikesworldwide.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1 (Cthulhu skirmish game)
Studio Miniatures http://www.studiominiatures.com/ (Zombies, incl WW2 Zombies)
Tobsen 77 http://tobsen77.de/index.php?lan=en (pulp and pulp SciFi vehicles)
Victrix Ltd http://www.victrixlimited.com/ (plastic Napoleonic 28mm)
Waffenkammer http://www.diewaffenkammer.com/ (WW2)
Wargames Foundry http://wargamesfoundry.com/ (lots of old style historical miniatures)
Warlord games http://www.warlordgames.co.uk/ (historical incl. WW2, some in plastic)
Westwind Productions http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/catalog/index.php (Pulp WW2: Incursion, Secrets of the Third Reich)



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/06/18 19:43:07


Post by: Kilkrazy


Good work by Kroothawk!



I have taken the liberty of adding several major manufacturers of Historical figures.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/07/18 17:44:39


Post by: tipios


@Kroothawk - thanks for the list that is epic!!!!!


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/08/11 10:56:34


Post by: oakulm


I didn't spot this from any of the lists http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/ nice bits service


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2011/12/19 12:18:43


Post by: steelcult


Didn't see these, so

Models - all scales, resonable prices -
http://www.squadron.com/

More generalized supplies and kits -

http://www.towerhobbies.com/

Terrain and a few SF pieces -

http://pegasushobbies.net/catalog/


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/01/09 10:38:05


Post by: Sonophos


UK supplier with lots of bits and pieces for scratch building and terrain.

http://www.ema-models.co.uk


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/01/20 03:11:31


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


There's a company that makes some great alternate magazines for bolters and such, but it escapes me right now. Hopefully someone can fill in the blank.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/02/03 03:59:20


Post by: jabbakahut


Ironclad Miniatures (15mm-28mm)
http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/shop/page/1?shop_param=
Trench system, Bocage Hedgerows, Buildings, Generic ruins, Bases, figures & vehicles.

Examples;





Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/02/05 17:12:10


Post by: zilegil


I have made a short thread of this style a while back.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/427197.page

http://puppetswar.eu/category.php?id_category=7

Puppets War: lots and lots of resin bits. Also the best deffrolla sub I have ever seen.

http://www.warmill.co.uk/

Counters good for Focus/Fury points for Warmachine/Hordes.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Kromlech-Bits-and-Minis?_rdc=1

Nice orky stuff. Very high detail yet generally niftily simple stuff in general.

http://www.freewebstore.org/Zinge-Industries/Flexible_Ammo_Belts__amp;_Cables/cat658642_584137.aspx

Zinge, some brilliant flexi stuf as well as orky/industrial/terrian resin bits like vents and turbines.

http://shop.ramshacklegames.co.uk/

Ramshackle, I love them so much. Such cheap nice orky vehicles bursting with character even if lacking in the detail depart. Though their casting system is a bit dodgy sometimes.

http://www.evilmushroomgames.com/new_page_2.htm

Some very cheap guard subs. And zombies to boot.

http://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/index.html

If you like very fine display stuff, here's your supplier. Nice prices from a lot of companies. A lot of busts and dioramas as well as display bases and display basing kits.

Most of the others have been already put or are wargame specific (See below).

A good thread on the same topic.

http://www.deathsquadsgame.com/t108-alternative-models-and-vehicles

A few nice miniature ranges from small game suppliers. Some of them make nice monster/character/specialist subs if you like variety. Also some make nice display miniatures. Or if your even burgeoning to start a small time game.

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-smo

Smog 1888: a very nice horror/necropunk/steampunk range. All very dark, creepy and generally quite awesome ( I might be bias?).

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-hld&sou=cat

Hell Dorado: fantasy stuff mostly. Though dominated by their awesomely scary demon range. That One Of Wrath would make a mighty Bloodthirster and that Succubus a pretty cool herald of Tzeenntch. Though never forget their other factions too. They have quite a bit of character too.

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-dag&sou=cat

Dark Age: some nice post apoc mage cyber gang stuff as well as a lot of creepy mutants and demons and the like.

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-mrc&sou=cat

MERCS: Some brilliant Infinity style si-fi stuff. Very nice mecha-like things as well a techy infantry.

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-blg&sou=cat

Bane Legions: A very nice range filled with very some very good WHF monster subs as well a a very good KOS sub that looks quite suspiciously like the FW one only with a chaotic bra. No inspiration there methinks.

I apologise for any repeats on suppliers. I had a fast look through the thread but I might have missed a few.


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ArbitorIan wrote:
Fenris Games (UK)
http://www.fenrisgames.com
Resin bases and cut-to-order transparent and plastic bases.



God, there's some cheap plastic bases. I know where I'm getting bases for any further armies I might start.

Good site mate.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/03/02 16:51:39


Post by: nathanie1


Hi there, you seem to know where to get a heck of a lot of stuff. I was wondering if you had any idea where to find 28 scale tools like hammers, drills, ratchets and wrenches etc?

If anyone could help I would really appreciate it


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/03/03 23:02:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


these might be a bit out of scale but still usable...try lego stuff... these might work and they have quiet a big range of tools nowadays...ebay will be your easiest way of getting just the bitz i think...


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/06/11 04:32:30


Post by: noneoftheabove0


Anvil Industries
http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk/
An excellent range of not bolters, shotguns and accessories for them to include scopes, silencers and underslung grenade launchers as well as other conversion bits. They also have Steam Lords which are pretty good looking not Marines.

Defiance Games
http://www.defiancegames.com/
Upstart company with Colonial Marine looking minis already out, bugs about to come out, and probably more IG stand in minis coming down the pipe in the future.




Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/06/18 18:51:14


Post by: pancakeonions


I've had very good luck with this US based company, K&J magnetics and their strong neodymium rare earth magnets.

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/

Their 1/8" wide, 1/32" thick discs are perfect for human-ish sized arms and torsos, I've got several necromunda gangs done up with them.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/07/09 22:02:50


Post by: K-ROD


any suggestions on a plasma gun replacement for imp guard

cant seem to find enough in stock at bitz sites

Thanks in advance





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K-ROD wrote:any suggestions on a plasma gun replacement for imp guard

cant seem to find enough in stock at bitz sites

Thanks in advance




answered my own questions

http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22_25&products_id=184

also has lots of good other bits for guards, wolves etc

http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=22


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/07/31 18:06:45


Post by: K-ROD


I don't think this site was posted just came across it the other day

http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/

multi piece upgrades for guard to make mordian or pretorian guard

has the heads and torsos


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/08/09 14:05:32


Post by: A Shadow Caste


Almsost started a new thread & then saw this one!!

Have been looking around for heads to use as a female on a Tau crisis suit & found these:

http://www.zealotminiatures.co.uk/zealot-store#!__zealot-store/alien-female-heads

I believe these are to 30mm

Price is low but delivery is £3+ however it is onxce only no matter how many you order (I THINK)

Gave me a Idea for a all female Tau Army??

Also found these on same site:

http://www.zealotminiatures.co.uk/zealot-store#!__zealot-store/landmines

Thought could be adjusted and used to show Fletchette Discharger??

What do you all think? Would it work??


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/10/31 03:59:06


Post by: ENOZONE


Very cool stuff, bookmarked a few of these sites already.

Btw, I'm looking to make a smaller version of the chaos defiler but for the Ad Mechs. Any suggestions on where to look?


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/12/10 23:37:39


Post by: Aspect4Life



Have you guys mentioned scibor miniatures?


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2012/12/12 23:27:28


Post by: jabbakahut


Aspect4Life wrote:

Have you guys mentioned scibor miniatures?

I've bought figs from him before, but do they have conversion bits?


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/02/20 20:12:34


Post by: Murrellzy


www.modelz4cheaper.com sells some good stuff like razor wire etc.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/02/25 22:17:00


Post by: xXWeaponPrimeXx


Anyone know where I can find some suitable 28MM female guard?


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/03/04 20:14:48


Post by: Kilkrazy


This thread is to post useful information rather than ask and answer questions.

However, try Statuesque Miniatures...

http://www.statuesqueminiatures.co.uk/


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/03/30 20:49:59


Post by: Yodhrin


For UK convertors, these eBay stores are my go-to sources for GW bitz, I've ordered from them all numerous times with no problems. Most will generally be a bit short on xenos parts, but you can't have everything eh.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Valhalla-Gaming - HUEG stock of Marine bitz, and has reasonable amounts of Guard parts semi-regularly, but I primarily shop here because he does FW bitz, and restocks on new FW stuff fairly often. Always ships really quickly as well.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/bmfbits - another hefty stock of Marine bitz, typically I check here if my other regulars don't have what I'm after in that regard.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/the-bitz-store - loads of stuff on this one, a broader range too, including xenos parts stocked on a semi-regular basis, decent range of Warhammer Fantasy bitz as well.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/From-Fire-and-Flame - less useful for bitz this one, as it's a pain to navigate, but it's absolutely awash with OOP minis from almost every GW range, and you occasionally run across a good deal on some secondhand minis which is always a bonus.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/04/10 01:55:04


Post by: YT da painter boy


http://www.renedra.co.uk/webstore.html#

buildings, fences barrels, 1:56 scale or 28mm and cheap too.

barn £15
church£18
and much more tents are near the bottom of the page and i mite be tempted with these, zombie camping theme
tho for some reason it wont let post any more pics... hmmmmmm



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 Veteran Sergeant wrote:
There's a company that makes some great alternate magazines for bolters and such, but it escapes me right now. Hopefully someone can fill in the blank.


was it this one vet sergeant
http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=40
no pic sorry!

EDIT: another link, although it has a lot of neat stuff. the price + 19% tax + £12.95 -- £24.95
example,
EDIT,EDIT forgot link.
http://www.gelaendestuecke.de/onlineshop/index.php?language=en

this one building (2 choices) is 42.50 euro's + 6.86 tax + 12.95(E.U)-24.95 (U.S)shipping =£62.31(E.U)

were some card, free + set of snap of blades £1, cheap coving paste £2-3, pva£1-2 and bicarb soda £1 and you can make as many as you like really
(Mix coving paste, with bicarb and thickish pva. till you get a thick whip texture. apply then when left can be carved into when dryish sets really hard if done right NO JOKE)


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/04/17 03:52:29


Post by: Rustygurl


Austech/Foamular
www.austech.com.au
Solid foam sheets for any bases (actually, pretty much anything depending on how creative you are)
Say you are a model maker and they give you a cheaper price.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/07/06 22:24:56


Post by: Duke Nuke Them


I cant get enough of the stuff over at wargamesbakery. Some of their bases are insane - dice coming out of the earth!?! You've gotta be in the UK to get stuff from them tho, so im alright!

WargamesBakery (28mm) - UK
http://www.wargamesbakery.co.uk/index.html
Resin bases for round stuff ive got loads of these! (40k, necromunda etc), square stuff (WFB etc) and DS/Round Edged stuff (Warmachine etc) ive got even more of these than i have round ones!
Interestingly they do dramatic hero base packs (2 or 3 bases) and unit base sets (5 or 10 bases) - nice idea!
Scenery kits and very good conversion parts - parapets, industrial barrels, shields, doors, traffic cones, tank traps, you name it...


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2013/09/22 16:20:37


Post by: Chrissy_J


 noneoftheabove0 wrote:
Anvil Industries
http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk/
An excellent range of not bolters, shotguns and accessories for them to include scopes, silencers and underslung grenade launchers as well as other conversion bits. They also have Steam Lords which are pretty good looking not Marines.


Just want to echo this post; I've had lots of cool kit from Anvil Industry and I'm really pleased with their service as well.
http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk/


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/05/09 03:57:52


Post by: Sean_OBrien


Was reordering some materials and realized I haven't seen this posted on Dakka:

http://www.taskboard.com/index.html




It is in the same family of materials as MDF, but being LDF it is lighter and can be cut with hand tools more readily. It is more durable than card stock (not quite as stiff as press board, but it won't delaminate on you). One of the cool things is as shown in the video, you can shape it into simple and compound curves very easily. Once shaped (and dried) give it a few coats with an enamel primer to seal it against moisture and then you can paint with regular acrylics.

Comes in 1/32, 1/16, 3/32 and 1/8" thicknesses - which is a pretty good range for terrain building. I use it for a lot of detail stuff and organic shapes, it is a good option for those who don't have the capabilities to heat form thicker plastics.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/08/18 12:29:35


Post by: thegreatchimp



Bitz-Glaxy (28mm)
http://stores.ebay.ie/Bitz-Galaxy
40k & fantasy bits and accessories
Considerably cheaper marine helms than I've found elsewher. Browsing through their other stuff, it doesn't seem cheap, but offset by good international shipping rate for multiple items.

"Combined Shipping Cost on Bits:
Australia - 1st Bit $1.50 All Bits After the 1st are FREE
International - 1st Bit $4.00 All Bits After the 1st are FREE"


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/08/27 14:38:02


Post by: psnmario


this is an awesome thread, very helpful


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/09/13 21:20:05


Post by: Noirsable


http://www.riogrande.com/Home

Rio Grande is a good place to pick up some tools and materials for conversion. I've found jewelers saws, files, pliers, tweezers, and drill tools here for very fine detailing.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/09/13 23:14:56


Post by: Anvildude


Hah! Careful, or you might find yourself tempted into making your minis out of metal, with actual jewels for the detailing.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/12/07 14:34:13


Post by: sauhwq


Fair prices, great service and a massive assembly of 1/35 manufacturers. I used to do alot of ordering through them after my local hobby shop went out of business and never had any difficulty getting what i needed.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/12/22 10:02:12


Post by: Hick32


My Taigen hand painted rc tank is bit old now, want to paint it again, where to get good paint? any idea?


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2014/12/26 18:01:15


Post by: Lone Cat


Any recommendations on 28 - 30 mm 1900-1950 weapon bits for regular 40k Guardsmen? especially Mauser bolt action rifle bits? (with and without arms) please

So far the closest things I saw is Anarchy (can't remember the exact name) but the site presents Parabellum pistol, MauserC96 pistol (Autopistols), MP-40 (I dont think this is a good Autogun afterall), and MG40 (Heavy bolter/Heavy Stubber?) but no classic Mauser bolt action rifle presented there yet.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/01/01 08:44:59


Post by: Kilkrazy


As it is a large model, Tamiya spray cans would be a good option allowing you to create a smooth, multi-pattern camouflage design quickly and easily.

However the point of this thread is not to offer advice but to post useful information.


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 Lone Cat wrote:
Any recommendations on 28 - 30 mm 1900-1950 weapon bits for regular 40k Guardsmen? especially Mauser bolt action rifle bits? (with and without arms) please

So far the closest things I saw is Anarchy (can't remember the exact name) but the site presents Parabellum pistol, MauserC96 pistol (Autopistols), MP-40 (I dont think this is a good Autogun afterall), and MG40 (Heavy bolter/Heavy Stubber?) but no classic Mauser bolt action rifle presented there yet.


http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/GreatWar28/Items/GW28-9002.html


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/01/13 18:11:07


Post by: Lone Cat


Is there any supplier of 28mm heroic puttee legs conversion bits ?
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Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/01/25 14:34:02


Post by: Zywus


http://www.shapeways.com/shops/dynath
Loads of powered and chain weapons (scythes, tonfas etc). Accessories for Angry marines (like powerfist arms giving the finger and a 'power sack of doorknobs' ). Some helms and shoulderpads suitable for marines.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/haze_miniatures
Swords, shields and shoulderpads suitable for Japanese or Roman themed space marines.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/gangwar
Weapons, accessories and entire models (female gangs) suitable for sci-fi skirmish gaming such as Necromunda.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/grimdarkbits
Models for discontinued GW specialist games. ‘Modern’ Epic models such as 6mm centurions. Torpedoes and ships for use in BFG (mainly Ork, Imperials and Tyranids). Some 28 mm models as well like heavy mortars (Ork Lobbas) and kombi weapons.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/http://www.shapeways.com/shops/anachrongames
15mm Space marines, Orks and Guard

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/redstoneminiatures
Rhino doors and Marine shoulderpads with unusual themes (Masonic, Aztec, Pedobear(!))


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/10/01 08:16:17


Post by: reds8n


http://www.christmasatdawsons.co.uk/lemax/product.asp?pid=34918

might make for some alright basing or something.

http://www.christmasatdawsons.co.uk/lemax/accessories.asp

there's a few similar bits , and trees etc etc

The mirror lake or the lampposts etc might be of use too.


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/10/01 08:23:16


Post by: Nilok


I recommend any High Grade Gundam models for Mechanicus or Tau robot/mecha conversion as a base or for the bits. They are cheap and are good quality injection molded plastic and you don't need to worry about the internal skeleton of Master Grade.

Great number of bits/conversion for a Missileside.
https://www.hlj.com/product/BAN990135/Gun


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/10/13 16:11:25


Post by: Skinflint Games


Anyone know if it's possible to get sprues of weapons (sci fi/ Cold War/ modern), without the figures? I have a dream of a Japanese armoured samurai equipped with heavy machine gun or laser cannon... or is my best bet green stuff and brass tubing?


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/10/13 20:44:05


Post by: Novasetri


Tau weapons in general might work pretty well . Found this on ebay by searching for "tau burst cannon". There were a few other 3rd party variations that came up as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warhammer-Tau-Hammerhead-Twin-Linked-Burst-Cannons-Assembled-x2-/281824358026?hash=item419e0a6e8a


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/10/13 20:54:31


Post by: Skinflint Games


Thanks for the tip - I should have said though, I'm looking for 1/72 (20mm) scale. I have a vision of guys like these: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=448 armed with heavy ordnance...


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/11/28 14:59:34


Post by: Freakazoitt


Forpost D6 (3d print)
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/forpost?section=28mm+bitz+%2F+weapons&s=0
28mm SciFi weapons, helmets and other bits - mostly Imperial Guard like


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2015/12/22 08:02:55


Post by: jer155


Puppetswar
puppetswar.com
Conversion Bitz for 40K and complete models

Kromlech
Kromlech.eu
Conversion Bitz for 40K and complete models

supermagneten.nl
magnets (from the Netherlands)


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2016/09/11 13:28:03


Post by: envail1981


The Bits Master

For 40K and 30K bits and complete models

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/the-bits-master


Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2016/11/05 10:58:08


Post by: Low_K


I didn't spot Spellcrow in the list (or might have missed it).

Spellcrow (28mm)
http://www.spellcrow.com/
Bits for not-Nurgle, not-Slaneesh, not-CSM, not-Eldar, not-Space Marines, not-Orks and not-Guard. Furthermore some Fantasy stuff, bases and tools.



Resources for conversion and detail modelling -- Bits, bases, conversion parts, supplies, tools. @ 2017/08/26 19:19:21


Post by: Unistrut


Canfield Lead Solder for Stained Glass

https://www.delphiglass.com/soldering-supplies/solder/canfield-50-50-solder-1-lb

Good heavy stuff for weighing down bases with. Needs a little flattening to get it into a 25mm, but it's pretty soft, what with being 50% lead.

United Nuclear Lead Sheet

http://unitednuclear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=490

You'll probably wind up on a list, but if you need a sheet of lead ... they'll sell it to you.