I have been used to mailing orders all over the United States, Canada and Britain so it was good to find a place close by (relatively) where I could go and browse through the pieces, like a woman going through dresses in Macy's, and imagine what the painted figure would look like.
Located in a suburb of Raleigh, it is not easy to find. We used a GPS and almost gave up, but it is well worth the trip. The shop is actually located behind the owner Buddy's home in a building of it's own. It is more like a house, with wall to wall carpet. The walls are lined with wooden bookcase cabinets. In each of these cabinets are hundred of thousand figures beautifully painted and mounted.
It is somewhat a source of pride in the war gaming community(I do not paint for war gaming, just therapy) to research the uniforms of the individual regiments, and leaders for what ever period one is painting. In order to do research, one has to have the resources. Buddy has shelves of books, in English, French, Polish, Italian, and Russian, on the uniforms of the period he covers.
I was very impressed.
My original plan was to purchase a company of Musketeers of the Guard and their mounts. I accomplished this, and now comes the research.
Triangle Minatures web site is found here...
1816 Pictou Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 USA
Tel: (919) 851-7885
Fax: (919) 851-8890
Vive le Roy!