This blog aims to provide a resource for those interested in vintage 20mm wargames figures. It is designed as a companion to the Hinton Hunter blog, and concentrates on figures from other manufacturers.
One of the painted sets of figures which were available from Alberken
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The Old Metal Detector blog
This blog aims to provide a resource to help those interested in vintage metal 20mm wargames figures, by providing listings, photographs where possible, identification notes and the opportunity to send in photographs, both to add to the information in the blog, and to seek identification help from others. I intend to start with ranges such as Alberken and Minifigs S range. I am unlikely to cover ranges which are still in production as normally I would expect information to be available from manufacturers.
This blog is a companion to the Hinton Hunter, which is where information on Hinton Hunt figures will be found, and the Lone S Ranger, which aims to cover Minifigs S Range figures.
Lamming 20mm Highlanders
Contacting the Old Metal Detector
You can contact me in a couple of ways: firstly, by leaving a comment on a blog item. Comments are moderated so I will recieve an e-mail when you post a comment. YOu can then check to see if I have responded on the blog.
Alternatively, if you have any pictures you want to submit, either because they are missing from the blog, or you would like them to be posted so others can help identfy them, you can e-mail me here.
Have a care...
Many of the vintage figures described here are very hard to identify. Where they have code numbers these may not have been marked on the figures in the first place, and if so may have been filed off when removing moulding plugs, or be obscured by layers of paint or flock. Where figures are identified with pictures I am as sure as I can be that they are correct, and I will have checked where possible with other sources or collectors. Of course, you may know better and if so you are very welcome to let me know through the comments facility on the post for the figure concerned. I make no claim to infallibility and rely on everyone else's knowledge to generate a more accurate record of these figures.