Firing line

Firing line

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

From famine to feast _ new releases a plenty

It's been some while since I posted anything and I apologise but hopefully over the next few weeks there will be quite a few things of interest.

A nice bundle of new releases will be appearing in the shop over the next couple of days.
The long awaited Mousquetaires of the Guard including my much wanted vignette which I think Andy Stadden has done a first class job





Then we have the marching Spanish Grenadier

The long awaited French Dragoon command - both the Grenadier and the command are sculpted by John Dougan

Then there is also another favorite of mine the ADC


He's on one of the new charging heavy horses and he would most probably sit better on a light.

A mounted Officer suitable for French or Savoia
I've also been doing quite a few conversions for customers for their imagi-nation armies - some of these may find their way to the shop- not decided yet:)




Hopefully the Saxons wont be too far behind.





Friday, 18 May 2018

Your opinion matters

Sorry for the lack of updates - next week I shall post some photos of the Musquetaires which will be going to Griffin next week for casting.

However I need your views - the first part of the Saxons will be ready very shortly and I am considering offering some pre.order incentives.
The first releases will be musketeers and command, Grenadiers, Cuirassiers and artillery crews.
I am considering offering unit packs (24 inf or 12 cav ) incl. command at 10% discount.
Then Brigade packs ( 3 inf or 3 cavalry units) and finally army packs ( 3 brigades and a battery of 3 guns and crew) at an increasing discount.
These would be available to order until the figures were in production
Thoughts please
Thanks

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Chasseurs De Fischer Infantry

Just finished basing the Chasseurs de Fischer infantry, painted for me by Steve Allen and due to see action shortly.





Sunday, 15 April 2018

Salute 2018 - A big thank you

Well another year and another Salute. A great show. We met my target in terms of trade I just need to break that glass ceiling next year --- maybe :)

But more importantly a huge thank you to all those that came to chat - regular customers from Spain, Italy,Australia, Canada and America as well as the home grown ones - I won't try to name you all in fear that I miss someone.

However I also gained quite a few new customers who for one reason or the other hadn't seen or been aware of the range - a lot of people liked the fact the figures are proportionate and not big hands, big heads etc favoured by so many.

My good lady accompanied me this time to the show and it was certainly a baptism of fire for her despite a detailed briefing on the morning !!!!!!! knowing your regulation dress from campaign dress, your French line from British line all proved to be a little overpowering at times but Dawn met it all with a smile and was a great help even if it was just to nudge me when she thought I was talking too much and ignoring customers so if I missed you I'm sorry I'm just passionate about the figures. :)





Still working on the new displayy and the new banner by Chris Gregg got many positive comments.
So thank you all once again for your continued support and here's to  another productive year - I just love this hobby :)


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Salute 2018 - ready to go!

Stock is all sorted and ready for loading. Van is booked and to be collected early in the morning loaded and then off.

Pre.orders have been healthy this year let's hope its a good sign!!!

I hadn't posted these on the blog and as I know not evryone is on Facebook I thought they were worthy of appearing on here.
John Dougan the sculptor of these has painted his pack mules and mountain gun and a mighty fine job he's done I think.


I'm pleased to report John has started on the French Dragoon command and Andy is on with the Musquetaires - then it's definitely on with the early Saxons.

If you're at Salute pop by and say hello even if I can't get you to part with some cash.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Salute reminder

Ok we are now closing in on Salute with just over 4 weeks to go.

Can I just remind you all of the pre.order offer-
Spend over £60 on orders to be collected at the show enter salute2018 in the coupon field to get your 15% discount.

It gets better though if your order comes to more than £120 then e.mail me direct and I shall apply a 20% discount and invoice you - please note though the 20% discount does not apply to equipment, Minden or Fife and Drum miniatures where a max 15% is applicable on these products. Any queries just contact me.

Due to space limitations I will not be bringing the Fife and Drum AWI range with me so again pre.order if you want anything.

We shall be on stand TJ01

Thursday, 1 March 2018

New Pieces

Well back from warm sunny Georgia,USA to this rather cold climate!!!

Still there is some good news there will be some new pieces going up on the shop this weekend.

First up we have the pack mules with the mountain gun loads.


These loads have cast extremely well and now give you the option to have the gun dismantled and carried.

Next is the Hussar horse holder - there's actually two horse holders and I'm only showing the one here with the horse, the saddle etc is separate so I can make variants in the future.

We then have the other Pistligo's horse figure so there will now be two figures available for this unit and I may do a couple more variants.


Finally some of the Imagination pieces I've done for customers - the Arcadia Grenadiers and a lancer in tricorn.

These figures will appear in the shop in the near future under a new Imagination tab.



Any questions get in touch.