Photos of Totentanz Miniatures 15/18mm Figures from their TYW Range
With added comparison photos
In my seemingly endless quest to buy figures from every manufacturer in the 15mm Renaissance Suppliers Directory one of the most recent additions is Totentatz Miniatures from Spain. They have this entry in the directory:
- Totentanz Miniatures are a Spanish manufacturer who have announed a Continental TYW range
- Their intention is to produce " 1:100 scale, 16mm to the eyes figurines" - which might well be on the bigger end of the scale rather than true 1/100th 15mm types. They will start selling figures in Autumn 2014. Instead the usual ECW range they plan to release mostly continental figures. Most of them will be usable for ECW since the continental panoply is almost the same and there was a good sprinkling of veterans fighting for and against the King! They will cover everything from calivermen to Croatian cavalry, and some rare troops of the earlier period for completion sake. In 2015 they aim to publish an introductory pike and shot ruleset: “Totentanz”
There is lot's more of this stuff on my Links Page
Totentanz started in 2014, and started selling the figures in 2015. They also sell ACW figures.
I'd bought a few packets as a test quite a while ago, but they had sat on the painting bench half-finished for ages - partly as other projects took preference, but partly as I got intimidated by how nice the figures were. They are - as you will see - at the 18mm end of the scale, but are proportionied much more like plastic figures, with almost-proper human proportions and a lot of fine detail on the figures. I could see that this detail was starting to get lost a little with my undercoat then paint technique, and I wasn't sure that the ArmyPainter would have enough detail left to do it's magic.
I'd bough 4 packs of musketeers, including the "skirmish" set (the keeling figures) , 2 packs of Pikemen and a pack of infantry officers. This allowed me to make 2 Regiments, with extra figures on the Pikeman bases - something I've been toying with for a while.
Here they are, finished and matt varnished after the Quickshade. The basing has been done using the same technique as I've used on my Saga figures:
I'm not sure what it is, but they do look more "TYW" than the normal run-of-the-mill generic figures.
I did one regiment in "sort of red" and one in blue.
The faces have gotten a little lost with black undercoat and then Vallejo paint - looking at these photos I need to go back and add in some moustaches
The armour has come out really well though - it looks very dirty and "on campaign"
Comparison photo - Totentanz vs Lancashire Games
Comparison photo - Testudo (now Khurasan) vs Totentanz
Comparison photo - Essex vs Totentanz
Comparison photo - Old Glory TYW range vs Totentanz
Comparison photo - QRF vs Totentanz
Comparison photo - Matchlock MIniatures (from Minifigs) vs Totentanz
Comparison photo - Minifigs (old range) vs Totentanz
Here's a close up of the Totentanz pikeman and officer. Yeah... that man needs a moustache!
Comparison photo - QR Miniatures Polish foot - another unfinished project - vs Totentanz
Comparison photo - Donnington vs Totentanztext
Comparison photo - Peter Pig (the most 15mm of all...) vs Totentanztext
There are really nice figures - they are a similar size to Testudo, but are more humanly proportioned and the mix of poses in the bag is also a real bonus, especially if you don't worry too much about mixing in the skirmishing infantry with the main battle line foot. Once this range expands it will be really nice for the TYW, and they also have the benefit of being more TYW-specific than most other ranges out there.
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