Firing line

Firing line

Sunday, 22 July 2012

What Next? and thoughts for the future

I have just finished e.mailing Richard as to my thoughts for the next set of sculpts, as previously mentioned it will be Highland command, Lowlanders and Royal Ecosse.

Butw where to go after that? My initial thoughts was to press on and do the Jacobite Cavalry, Baggots, Fitzjames, Lowland and Lifeguard and if so what pose at rest or full of action? but I am also tempted to make a start on the Government troops.

I have decided to get the Government troops in campaign dress - no turnbacks. That way I'm not competing with Frank at Minden and it complements his range. Also the question is what pose? My thoughts were to do a firing line and an advancing figure?

So what are your thoughts on the subject?, Can I thank those individuals who have been in correspondence with me and provided more info or links. In particular thanks to Ian, (hope you've got your figures).

As a result of his e.mail when i do get Baggots Hussars sculpted I'm going to see about seperate heads, one with the more common mini fur cap but the other with the tartar head gear.

Anyway which way to go Jacobite Cavalry or Government Infantry and what pose.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Thank You

Just a short post to say thank you to all those people who have placed orders or bought figures from Stuart at Colonel Bill.
The response has been higher than I expected for such limited advertising to the point where I had to place a reorder with Griffin Moulds for additional figures.

I have sent figures out for review in a couple of  Magazines so lets see what they say, when and if the reviews appear.
All feedback I'm pleased to say so far has been very positive and there have been some suggestions for future releases which will be given carefull thought. Its still very early days but I am more than pleased with the response so far so once again

Sunday, 1 July 2012

New Figures, New Blog and New Stockist

For those that have been following the progress of CrannTara Minaitures on my Scotia Albion Blog I thought the time was now right to dedicate Crann Tara with its own blog.
First and foremost see the pics below of the 6 new Highlanders I have received back from Griffin Moulds, they have been undercoated and inkwashed to help bring out the detail until I get some painted.

I hope you agree Richard has done a splendid job and I cant wait to get them painted.
The other great news is that some people have been asking if I was going to make the figures available other than through mail order, I am pleased to say that starting with the Battle Group South shoe next weekend Stuart Armstrong of Colonel Bills will be taking the full range of figures to shows.
You can find the shows he's attending by visiting
I've known Stuart for a long time and I'm pleased he was keen to take the figures on. Mail order will still be processed through the blog.

I have booked Richards time for August so he will be sculpting the Highland Command, Lowlanders and the Royal Ecosse in short coats and bonnets. Once these are available I will be looking at starting a web shop to make purchases a little easier!

Heres a couple more pics of my painted Highlanders and Crann Tara itself

So exciting times as I make progress far quicker than I expected. Does mean I will have to sell a lot of painted figures over the coming weeks to fund the sculpting but its worth it!