There are many manufacturers of all kind of modelsoldiers. We limit ourselves on this website to manufacturers of model-, flat, toy soldiers and wargameminiatures. The difference is clear: Model soldiers usually have to be put together and painted. That does not apply to the flat figures. They can usually be purchased unpainted but are ofcourse flat. Toy figures are often already painted and were originally toys. Now they are collectors' items and are also made for that purpose. And wargameminiatures are for wargameplaying and more and more for dioramabuilding.