Imperial Miniatures is owned and run by Mike Lewis who has been involved in moulding and casting white metal figures since he started the wargames company Black Hat Miniatures in 2004.
As of 15th November 2019, Mike also owns and operates Dorset Model Soldiers (see www.dorsetmodelsoldiers.com ).
We produce 54mm Toy Soldiers which are sold as castings, painted boxed sets or in vignettes. They are intended for the adult collector, may contain a small amount of lead and have sharp points and thus are not intended for children.
The majority of our figures come from the “All the Queen’s Men” ranges which were produced by Derek Cross until he retired in 2007 and which we partially acquired in April 2015 before acquiring all the ranges, moulds and masters in September 2018..
The Price List page lists all the sets we own and have moulds and masters for. I will be updating the shop with sets as they are photographed.
Please note that we don’t have access to all the AQM paint masters so the figures may not match the original AQM production runs. If you do want to match an existing figure then providing us with a photograph or a figure to match to is the best solution.
As well as AQM we also produce our own sets which are intended to complement the AQM figures and cover other subjects; these are labelled with codes starting IM. Codes starting with TB are from the AQM ranges.
The Little Wars Revisited 19th Century range was originally produced by Black Hat Miniatures but is now sold through Imperial Miniatures.
All our figures are produced and painted in the UK.