Firing line

Firing line

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Lots of new stuff

I’m pleased to say that I’ve received the first casts of phase 2 of the Saxons, I’m very happy. I have a little work to do on the marching NCO but otherwise the first packs of these figures will appear in the shop over the next few days. Whilst the production moulds get made.
The Uhlans unfortunately don’t come with the lances I can’t get the 50mm spears at trade any more unfortunately.

In addition I got some metal test casts of the 3D renders I’d had done. The Hungarian musketeer and grenadier and the Prussian Jaegers, unfortunately the Jaegers officer jaw was stretched and he looks quite ghoulish but I can make it right quite easily. The Jaegers I will most probably sell has a limited run. The Hungarians I’m not decided.

Finally a while ago John Dougan made some oarsmen to be used in a future publication by Charles Grant on the ongoing war between the VFS and the Duchy of Lorraine, I’ve been asked on one of the forums to make them available so I will 😂

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Rangers and Provincials

Well still trying to keep the range moving even though at the moment there is no mould making taking place.
I am pleased to say that Richard Ansell is still working and here you can see his latest 'greens' for the range.
Provincial infantry and Rangers together with a sprue of heads for conversions.
Can't say when they will hit production but I'm really looking forward to getting them

Friday, 17 April 2020

No Salute offer

For this weekend only I'm offering 15% off all orders over £60 (excluding unit packs) just enter the code NoSalute2020 at checkout.
Any problems just e.mail me.
Keep safe

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

A big thank you and an important update

First can I say a huge thankyou to customers who have placed orders over the last two weeks ( particularly overseas customers who were in the majority) for a small business where cash flow is everything it means a lot.

I have cleared the majority of the orders and have a few left to complete,  unfortunately a number of codes are now out of stock and Griffin moulds have just informed me that they are closing from today ! So until this pandemic clears there will be no replacement stock.

By the weekend I shall go through the outstanding orders and those I can't complete I will offer partial or full refunds or if you're happy to wait they will be held over.
People are still welcome to place orders but can I ask that you contact me first via e.mail to check on stock etc.

I will be putting out a newsletter as well in case some customers don't pick up off Facebook or the blog.

Keep safe and get painting.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Salute 2020 & Covid 19

I have had a couple of customers contact me re. Salute and that if the show is cancelled what will happen to pre.orders.?

At this moment in time Salute 2020 is still happening as are other major events at the Excel
Should the worst happen then I will post out all pre.orders to customers with free postage
For a small business like mine I can't stress how important a show like Salute is - apart from the publicity the show itself usually guarantees the next two to three sets of new releases ( each set being around 16 new figures) so you can see it's fairly business critical.

As usual there is a show pre.order discount of 15% for all orders over £60 (excluding unit packs) just enter Salute2020 at checkout or just e.mail me if you wish to discuss further just e.mail me

On a brighter note here's a couple of pictures of Irish Piquets/Royal Ecossais painted by one of my customers (Winterfeldt) and some of the dismounted French Dragoons painted by Steve Allen.

Thursday, 2 January 2020

What's the plan?

Happy New Year to you all, I trust you have all had an enjoyable festive break and I hope 2020 will be kind to you and only bring small problems!

So what's the plans for 2020?
 Scheithers Feikorps have gone for casting and that will bring to an end the figures required to support Charles Grants book on small actions of the Seven Years war. It will be my intention to sell units for each of the actions at a discounted price both for Charles' rules and for Sharpes Practice
After that the main focus for Richard Ansell will be sculpting models for the French Indian War - the French Marines are done and next up will be the Hurons followed by the Mohawks. I hope to have the full range finished by year end.

I am hoping Andy Stadden will return to full form this year and this will see the completion of the Saxons and quite possibly the start of a new project!!

Digital sculpts - these continue at a pace with the Austrians and Hungarians now complete - Dan is on with the Prussian Jaegers to be followed by the Grenz.

I have done test casts of all the figures in 28mm and feel a little more work is required before I release.
The 40mm project is still ongoing albeit slowly, there is a major decision to be made on how to fund this project if it is to go in production.

Other scales - I am in conversation with a couple of other people regarding producing the figures in other scales - if this does happen it will most probably be private commissions. There is also the possibility of releasing figures in resin for those that desire.

These chaps are an all resin battalion of Austrians with a mounted officer on the recently designed horse

So a full year - in between all this I would still like to get the charging French infantry done and probably charging British and French horse!
I will also return to looking at releasing a small range of casualties as a lot of customers have asked for them to use as markers.
As always I am open to comments and suggestions.
All the best.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Scheithers Freikorps

Richard has sent photos of the new Greens and mighty good they look.
Apart from the couple of charging French Infantry (more to follow) the rest are from this Hanoverian Freikorps which saw quite a bit of action and are ideal for Charles' forthcoming book or for those wishing to pursue Seven Years war actions using Sharpes Practice etc.

Come the New Year I will start offering units for Sharpes Practice and Musket and Tomahawks.
2020 will definitely focus on the French Indian War but we should still see some useful additions to the European armies 😀