Derek H wrote:I don't think anyone was saying that all 30+ year old sculpts are garbage.
There are several ranges still sold by Foundry, including the ones posted by Bronny, that are that old and still really rather good. They are smaller than most modern figures but, with multiple different forces available, that doesn't really matter. AB figures were founded in 1990 and the 15mm Napoleonics they produced then are still among the best available. There must be others.
Some of the Ral Partha sculpts from the 80s are still outstanding, as were the Metal Magic Asterix range. Some of the early Citadel stuff was excellent, and I am rather partial to the Joseph Ochmann 15mm sculpts that have variously, been sold by Gladiator, Black Hat, Metal Magic and others since the mid 80s.
Age is no bar to quality though in general, the quality has improved over time. There were some truly hideous figures being sold 30 years ago, (and in some cases are still sold).