Ordered a big pile of Outpost Wargaming Service figures from syrhobbswargames.com/ocart2/ Had a bit of Email backandforth figuring out what was still in stock - would have ordered more if he'd had it to sell me - but I mailed my check* on the 2nd and my package arrived at 3:30 Saturday the 10th. Was pleasure doing business with Duane at Syr Hobbs, and recommend them to you.
Great thing about Outpost figures, they're some of the best moldmakers and casters around. Very easy to 'clean them up', minimal flash and mold lines, 'vent channel sprues' trimmed off easily. Had seperated new figures into 'want to get these boys finished and onto table soonest' and 'when these armies are finished, I'll start on these from next era'. So sat down Sunday evening to make a start on first group, and when I got up to stretch my legs, said "What ye heck - more than half finished that pile _already_"
Would compare Outpost's casting and molding quality with Foundary 28's.
So will start writing reviews when I get them primed and shaded, etc. But certainly think I've gotten good value.
*Yeah, still used the old fashion communication method. Used to work for the Post Office, couple of decades back - that's where I became a mail chauvinist ;-)
First tranche of the Outpost figures - about 130, mainly Romans of several eras - now deflashed, bases sanded, washed, pickled and rinsed, now drying, to be primed tomorrow or Thursday...
Hard lesson: Don't lean over a tub to sand off base bottoms of 100+ figures at a sitting. Your back will hate you. Only 50-60 at one time
Most Outpost figures are a 'standard' 16-17mm, bit bigger than old Minifigs, bit smaller than Old Glory (going with the few examples I have on hand to compare), but compatible.
Two problems, tho:
For the Republican/Polybian Romans, the Principes and Triarii are only about 14mm - roughly size of old Heritage figures. Problem is that the foot command pack and the Velites for Scipio's legions are, noticably, in the larger scale. Shall be digging around for figures that fit in with the legionaries.
Although the riders are all approximately the same size, the horses vary greatly - next to the Republican Roman heavy cavalry, the Late Imperial Roman horse archers seem to be riding Secretariat's brothers. Will be sorting out all the horses in the order, finding out what mounts best fit what riders...
Pictures to follow when they get some paint on them.