This blog has now been online for more than 5 years, but to be honest it isn’t really a blog at all. When I set this up, I simply wanted to find a place to publish a series of photos which would illustrate various plastic and metal ranges side by side. The images were not intended to be “followed” as they went up; instead I visualized this as a static resource where hobbyists could look up comparisons as they needed them.
Over time though, a few other things crept into the blog. For instance, I had some lists of manufacturers that I had created for my own use, but I thought they might be helpful to others, so I published them using the “pages” tool. I also posted “news” items from time to time when metal manufacturers announced new ranges or other changes.
I have now discovered the drawback in publishing these other items, especially the pages: readers do not realize that they are not current. And this can make them less than helpful.
At this time, I have no desire to maintain a current description of the manufacturing landscape for 20-25mm metal soldiers. There are many other places where that information is published and is kept up to date. In particular, Uwe Wild’s blog History in 1/72 does a great job of staying on top of the new and smaller manufacturers. I will keep links on this page to Uwe’s blogs and the other core resources for understanding the sector.
As for this blog, I will shortly be taking down the out-of-date pages, removing the old “news” items, and deleting the blog roll. This will remain simply a storage place for comparison pictures, which will be expanded from time to time. I hope others find those photos useful in assembling their armies. I know I will continue reading the many other blogs out there dedicated to modeling and gaming with them.