A couple of months ago, I put in a trial order with Rapier Miniatures for a sizeable sample from their Zulu War range. They turned up reasonably quickly despite the erratic postal service due to Covid.
The service from Rapier Miniatures was first class and the figures arrived well packed. I am quite happy with them as they are crisp, well posed and detailed. They are just good, solid, dependable miniatures and, at around $2.30 a foot figure and $5.70 a mounted figure, they are very reasonably priced. A big plus is that they can be bought individually, but Rapier does also offer packs.
I bought more than enough miniatures for a British company/unit according to the “The Men Who Would Be Kings” rules. I ordered 12 advancing privates, a bugler, an officer on foot and one mounted, and a small dog. Sadly, I still have yet to decide how to go about painting them and the other items I have in hand. Making that decision is the most difficult part of actually applying the brush and paint to them.
2 thoughts on “Rapier Miniatures Reconnoitred”
They look good! The sculpting style looks remarkably similar to the Newline Designs colonials. I’m painting some Empress Zulu War British at the moment for a commission, I’ve done a video which in which I list the paints I use – might be useful?
I’ve all ready watched the video. Your customer should be well pleased with the results of your efforts. Good to see your still using the old Derivan Minis.