Firing line

Firing line

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Anyone for 40mm Prussians?

for this evening that have been following my playing with a resin printer and 3d Sculpts then you will have picked up at me looking at releasing the Prussians and Austrians in 40mm as well as 28mm.
The 40mm project continues to take another leap forward.
GrahamH has cast the command, fusiliers and Grenadiers and is sending me some metal masters to examine.

If all ok then I need to decide about putting them into production.?  Austrians are under way.
In the meantime some pics of the Grenadiers Graham has painted.
You can check out more at Graham's blog
https://smalworldwar.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, 7 May 2019

More new figures coming soon

Richard Ansell has completed the next set of figures for me.
So we have Compagnie Francais de la Marine, dismounted French Dragoons, British Pioneers and British Marine advancing and drummer and a generic Officer on foot and Mounted . Really pleased with this little lot give it 5 weeks and there's should be some pre.production pieces available.








Wednesday, 1 May 2019

3D prints where to go?

I think people are aware I bought myself a resin 3D printer and that Dan at Digitalsculpts has been preparing 'sculpts' of Prussian Seven Years War figures.
The early Sculpts were good but I found when casting into metal they lost some detail, so Dan has tweaked the models and I think theses will work well.
So far printed 40mm,30mm,25mm and 18mm.

After the Falkirk will do some 20mm and 10mm and then think what to do ! Always open to ideas and suggestions

Monday, 8 April 2019

Salute and more figures coming

Well that's Salute over for another year!  It got off to a bad start when my banner decided to split itself in two and although there are maps of the layout it became quite apparent that a lot of people rely on the banners etc to find what they want, however it was still a decent show with lots of favorable comments about the figures.
I'm even more pleased that the Too Fat Lardies in their 'Odd Cast' 18 make some very nice comments about the range ( 40minutes 30 seconds in)

Comments about the show in general I will post on the Scotia Albion blog.

In the mean time Griffin moulds pulled all the stops out and got new metal masters too me the night before I left for Salute.

So first up Keith's Highlanders primarily designed to accompany Charles Grant's forthcoming book hence the running and advancing figures.

Nest up - again for the book the Freytag Jaegers - I'm busy working on the Officer and hornist.
All these figures are conversions and I think they've come out ok? There's a little tidying up to do before they go into full production but I'm planning on getting these off to Griffin by the end of the week.


Some more conversions for the book British Line and Grenadiers running, there is another hat man who had gone walkabout - the question is if |I try and do some running command?
Finally the Naval landing party - sculpted by Richard Ansell I am really pleased with these and the pre.release packs sold very well at Salute.






So lots completed and lots to go to Griffin they will be in the shop in the next couple of weeks.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Last shout for Salute and look what's landing

Aa gentle reminder that the pre.order offer for Salute finishes the 19th March - this is to give me time to get the orders ready before I go to America.

More good news Richard Ansell has finished the Navy Landing party, I have been going on about these for a long time and it's good to see them arrive.

4 of the figures have open hands to act as gunners or to receive the melee weapons that have been made.

Looking forward to getting these. Hopefully I will have some in action in my game at Partizan.






Finally more good news Andy Stadden got in touch to say that his wife is making good progress and that he now feels he can return to sculpting and that he has started work on the second set of Saxons.

Merry Christmas 🤣🤣🤣

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The Prussians/Hessians arrive

For Charles Grant's forthcoming book ( which I have already mentioned) we decided to commission our own figures that could be used for Prussians/Hessians.

By way of an experiment so as not to disrupt the sculpting schedule I commissioned Dan from Digital Sculpts in Sweden
http://digitalsculpt.se/

To do some figures. I have posted a couple of teasers but once I received the files and printed the resin masters I sent them straight to Griffin for casting in metal, the results are below.

Photos could be better but we have strong sunlight today!!!

Dan and I have learnt quite a bit from the process but overall I am very pleased and should have some painted up shortly. They will be available shortly on the web site and of course at Salute.





Sunday, 17 February 2019

Salute 2019

Well Salute is fast approaching and it's time to offer the pre.order deals for collections at the show.

From now until the 19th March orders over £50 and using the coupon code salute2019 will receive a 15% discount.

The discount doesn't apply to unit,brigade or army deals which are already discounted.

I'm in America the week before Salute hence the cut off date of the 19th to give me time to get the orders ready!

I'm also hopeful to have some pre.releases of the Naval Landing party and the Prussian/Hessian infantry to support Charles Grants forthcoming ' Skirmish actions' book. There will be a 10% reduction on these new releases.

Don't forget to get in touch with any suggestions or queries.