Firing line

Firing line

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Coming Soon

I came back from the relocated Griffin factory yesterday carrying a bag of the new metal masters :)

First up are the Garde Francais, these chaps come with separate muskets to allow for a degree of variation. I think they're spot on!

Next up Spanish Infantry at attention - suitable for the WAS in Italy and is also a hint of things to come once the Jacobites are finished.
Then we have the Savoia Infantry also standing
The metal dolly for the Fusiliers de Morliere Cavalry  - presently his head is separate and I haven't decided if we should do this on the final figure - thoughts?
I've used the dollie to also show the Grenadier head, this will be used to create the FdM Grenadiers and the Savoia Grenadiers.

Finally a couple of pictures of some of my own, the mounted Highland Officer is a conversion of a Minden Miniatures Officer and I need to speak with Jim to see if he wishes to sell it.

The second is a charging British Officer I have made to go with some charging/assaulting British line I'm doing for a forlorn hope!

The figures for production will be going back to Griffin next week and will be available to pre.order in a couple of weeks.

I also dropped off the greens for the Jacobite/French Cavalry so these shouldn't be too far away.

Thoughts and observations gratefully received.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

New Greens on their way

I'm pleased to say Richard has finished the next set of greens, - the only down side is that the British Horse Grenadier didn't make it so he and an Officer will be in the next set.

First up Baggot's Hussars

Headgear based on the Penicuik so not normally what most other manufacturers have produced
Next Fitz James' Horse with plastron - so these will serve nicely as French Cavalry.
Also the French infantry kneeling at the ready, I'm converting another figure for the standing at the ready so the French firing line will be complete

Next the Prince's Lifeguard, since taking the photo I asked Richard to put more lace on the tunics, which he has done - that means the figure can also be used for the French Garde Ecosse.

Richard has also sculpted a couple of heads for the British Fusiliers which will be made available for those that wish to do some conversions.

These will be off to Griffin on Monday for the Master mould to be made.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Two More shows and New product update!

For those that are interested I shall be at the Falkirk show on the 9th May and Sheffield Triples the following week.
Can I ask where possible people get in touch if they want to order items for collection. I sold out of Coaches at Salute but new stock arrived today!!!

On my workbench i have some Highlander casualties I'm working on, together with a converted British dragoon into a horse holder.
Also converting a figure into a highland Officer with greatcoat and blunderbuss, couple of generic mounted Officers (one being shot) and a French infantry man standing at the ready.

Richard has been in touch he's nearly completed the next set of sculpts- no time scale as family commitments still impact upon his time. But I'm confident we shall be seeing the Jacobite Cavalry soon!

At Griffin at the moment are two Garde Francais infantry, a Spanish infantryman and another Savoia/Neapolitan infantryman together with a British Officer on foot. The metal masters are a couple of weeks away and production about 6.