I thought it was about time I posted a quick update of where we are at the moment with new figures and what I hope to have ready in time for Salute. ( yes we have to plan that far ahead)
First up some bad news - Richard Ansell is once again going through some family difficulties, this is not the place to go into detail but whilst frustrating it is far more important that his focus is on family rather than sculpting toys for us.
So at present there is nothing new due from Richard I'm afraid, once that situation changes I shall post here.
Good news - the 16 figures John sculpted Griffin have said the metal masters should be with me this week which means I should have the figures out in time for Christmas :) as a reminder these figures include the two new Garde Francais standing and kneeling at ready, GF command, Fusilier de Morliere Cavalry and Grenadier, Savoia infantry marching, Savoia Grenadier and a Spanish Grenadier.
In addition please see the pics below - I have been making a determined effort to do some conversion work and continue my sculpting attempts. For conversions there's a French infantry kneeling firing, a new French Officer, the Garde Ecosse are converted to Garde Cavalry, British Horse Grenadiers - suitable for the Scots Greys, are near completion and a marching French Grenadier.
You will see I have also made a British Dragoon horse holder and the horse is almost finished.
(how many horses to sell with the figure 2 or 3?)
Two British Infantry in light order running
Highland officer in coat and blunderbus
In addition I am also producing a few figures which I have made for myself and will think of a way to make these available for those that would want some. I have already made and cast Dutch infantry and on the bench are two Dutch Grenadiers. To the extreme right is a painted Highland Regiment Colonel I had a couple of these for me but obviously in the process ended up with more castings than I need - for some of these figures I do not intend to make a production mold but will put them on the site for sale and when they're gone they're gone.
This little lot should be out in time for Salute and maybe a few more pieces from John - more French and Savoia.
Questions/comments all gratefully received.