Closed for August 2020

I have decided to close the Imperial Miniatures and Dorset Model Soldiers websites to new orders for August 2020.  This is to give me chance to catch up on some things and to finally get Dorset properly sorted which has proved impossible while continuing to process orders.

I am planning to:

  • Sort all Dorset stock into new storage
  • Finish recreating missing documentation which will let me file away stock efficiently
  • Re-sort the painted samples which are in a random order
  • Hopefully work out some of the missing moulds and codes that I haven’t been able to cast
  • Work on a new website for Dorset and Imperial

And hopefully get away for a week or so on holiday!

The plan is to reopen in September with a new website.

If you place orders (especially for painted items) towards the end of July they are likely to be completed during September.

While I will endeavour to complete orders placed between now and August 1st some will be delayed until I reopen.


We are pleased to announce that as of 15th November 2019 Imperial Miniatures are the new owners of Dorset Model Soldiers, the well known supplier of Toy Soldier Spares and model soldiers based in Portland, Dorset.

We have bought the company from Andy Gibbs, who bought Dorset from the original owner Giles Brown in 2016.

Andy is currently completing any outstanding paid orders he has, and we are arranging to collect the moulds, masters, stock etc. from the Portland workshop around the end of November.  New orders can continue to be placed through the Dorset Models website, by phone or post (please note that cheques should be payable to Imperial Miniatures).

We hope to have the business back up and running and processing orders shortly after the London Toy Soldier show on December 7th and provide the same level of service that Giles made Dorset renowned for.

Please note the new address and phone number:

Dorset Model Soldiers , Nyetimber, Norfolk Farm Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 8LF, England

Tel: 01483 855757  (Cheques payable to Imperial Miniatures).

Dorset will continue to be run as a separate website and business from Imperial.

Price lists completed

The price lists have now all been added to the website and you can now download a copy of the complete 56 page price list as a PDF document…


Price Lists updated

I have uploaded the initial set of prices for the first lot of the AQM ranges to the price list page. A lot more to come…


Little Wars Revisited Range Added

We have added the Little Wars Revisited 54mm 19th Century range which are designed to provide cheaper figure castings for wargaming with.  Although you can obviously just use them for display as well.  We have also added the unit and army packs for The Portable Wargame System.

London Toy Soldier Show – March

We will be at the London Toy Soldier Show on the 24h March with our usual stand.  I am am hoping to have a couple of new releases at the show.



Birmingham Toy Soldier Faire

We will be at the Birmingham Toy Soldier Faire this coming Sunday 8th October.

Figures now available as castings

After a large number of requests and some feedback on the Treefrog Treasures Forum I have decided to offer all our figures as castings as well as painted sets. They will be supplied in bags with a colour photo for painting and any assembly instructions if required.

It is going to take a fair amount of time to add everything to the website but if you are interested in anything (see the Price List on our website for a full listing of everything we have) then please let me know.

Foot figures are £5.50, mounted £14.50 – please enquire for equipment, etc.

London Toy Soldier Show

We will be attending the London Toy Soldier show on December 5th at the Islington Business Centre for the first time as an exhibitor.

We will only have a small stand but I hope to have plenty of display figures and a small amount of stock on hand.

New Website

Welcome to the Imperial Miniatures website. We will be expanding the range of products on offer over the next few months as we sort masters, make new moulds and get paint masters finished.