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Hi,

in the moment I have the problem that most 28-32mm Halfling minis do not satisfy me.

 

1. I don't want them to have tall. Most have sizes like Dwarves. Even the new Arcworlde Halfling minis I will get soon. I want only half the size of a human +/- few inches (not +/- whole feets!!!)

2. I do not want them thinny. No thinny Halflings. More like Tolkien made them in his mind.

3. No shoes! Only shoes for one or two special characters...

 

Does anyone know a producer of such Halflings to get together a skirmish group (even a bigger group)?

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 You want to look for the old TSR, Ral Partha and Grenadier halflings... They're real 25mm scale rather than the standard 28mm used these days, so they're pretty tiny compared to modern human figures.

 

 Ironwind Metals still sells most of the Ral Partha figures, but the others will be harder to find.

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When I first looked at this title, I thought it read "...Halfling Milk."

Julie Guthrie and Sandra Garrity did some fine halflings for Reaper that are appropriately sized and don't look a thing like dwarves.

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 You want to look for the old TSR, Ral Partha and Grenadier halflings... They're real 25mm scale rather than the standard 28mm used these days, so they're pretty tiny compared to modern human figures.

 

 Ironwind Metals still sells most of the Ral Partha figures, but the others will be harder to find.

 

Happily, the Grenadier Halflings are sold by Mirliton. I will check if I get some cheap from Ebay, before I get some of them.

 

Iron Win's old Partha halflings are mostly a little skinny.

 

Yes, I even checked Ral Partha Europe. The only IWM Ral Parthe which is not thinny is also a RPE mini.

 

When I first looked at this title, I thought it read "...Halfling Milk."

 

Julie Guthrie and Sandra Garrity did some fine halflings for Reaper that are appropriately sized and don't look a thing like dwarves.

 

I found no Julie Guthrie Halflings on the Reaper Homepage

About Sandra Garrity Halflings they are all thinny. About Dwarf sizes, I meant they should not be tall as a dwarf and for example all Bones Halflings are more tall as a dwarf than a Halfling should be. A Halfing should not have a size of 4 feet or more.

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I've dealt with Mirliton. Shipping to the US is pricey, but otherwise their prices seem reasonable. They were prompt and courteous.

 

They packed the minis in blister packs, which is nice.

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You may want to check Noble Knight.  They currently have some of the old Ral Partha and Dungeons and Dragons Halfling sets and singles in stock.  They're not too overpriced.  And Essex makes nice ones in my opinion.  There are various US distributors for them, too:

 

http://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/collections/25mm-fantasy-halflings

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 Games Workshop has Lord of the Rings miniatures, but their style is closer to the movies than the book illustrations.

 

 To be honest, I'm not sure you're going to find hobbits you don't think are "thinny"...

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I've dealt with Mirliton. Shipping to the US is pricey, but otherwise their prices seem reasonable. They were prompt and courteous.

 

They packed the minis in blister packs, which is nice.

 

I have the same problem with shipping costs if I ordering something from USA, Canada or Australia.  :-)

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Have you checked out the Oathsworn Halflings? they are pretty short (average 21 mm), barefoot and some are rotund. They are maybe not quite as short as you were hoping, they are shorter than Dwarves, and recognizably not Dwarves. http://oathswornminiatures.co.uk/

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