Sonntag, 20. April 2014

New figures from Hagen - Different sculptors an new periods

I see that the post with Thomsomsfeld French infantry conversions is very popular. So we tried to cast some of the figures he made in the past - and it worked!!

New figures in our shop are for example Spanish (mexican) Cuera dragons. This was my favourite set of the figures he sent in the past.

Beside this we tried some of his marching AWI infantry

Guiseppe sculpted for me the first figures for the new range of the French Revolution. Swiss Guard Grenadiers defending the palais des Tuileries in 1792

Andy sculpted me a great gun for my Indian armies. See the details which really impressed me This gun you could use for Indian armies up to the Indian Mutiny I think.

Finally Andy found some old masters for British Napoleonic infantry in greatcoat. As Strelets is going into the subject too and the war of 1812 comes again into the focus (after the nice range from Kennington  some years ago) we thought it doesn't hurt to put them in a mould. The greatcoat is not only interesting for Canada, there is winter in Europe too:-)

Beside this when visiting the Salute I bought several armies of Tumbling-Dice figures for my own collection. I will wash them all and put photos like this in our shop so that - in the end - you could see the complete range from Tumbling Dice in photos. Better you see before what you buy...

I hope you enjoy the news. Next time comes the net set from Massimo.

Samstag, 19. April 2014

My first photos from the Salute - The battle of Arklow, Irland 1798

Well guys, in the meantime I have managed to organise all the stuff I bought from our overnight-trip to London. I fear I am getting old for such trips, to nights with the bus to the UK just for a visit of six hours on the fair (of course a Guiness and a good Burger too:-))

My favourite Diorama (others call it wargame) was this one about the Irish rebellion of 1798.
A year ago or so a Mr. Kinch suggested me figures for this campaign and since then I read several books about this lesser known Napoleonic campaign. Very interesting with a lot of militia units on both sides.

I guess in the next issue of Wargames illustrated you will already get more knowledge about the fighting there. But maybe not so many photos...

It is really teasing me to make figures in 1/72 for this subject because it is again one of the lesser known subjects and you know I always like the obscure stuff:-)) What would you think about it?

Here some plates for the uniforms of both sides:

And here some paintings from the best known battle in the uprising - Vinegar hill (sound tasty).

Highlanders 1780

For the battle of Cuddalore 1783 I need figures for the 73rd and 78th Highlanders who fought in India while their comrades fought in the AWI.

The uniform was nearly the same as for 42nd in America, just the trousers were more loose because of the hot Indian weather.

Here are the first photos of the masters Massimo is making for me. Of course we will put these figures into our shop too.

Another unit with standing figures will come next.

And to round things up, yesterday I got a parcel from Andy who already sculpted for me an Indian gun. Tippuh's tiger-mortar will follow too in the next weeks. But all the news will be another post:-)

Donnerstag, 17. April 2014

The oldest job in the world

This time we got something new in our shop. For the Kingsbridge-diorama our friend Andy sent a very nice mobile brothel with "employees" :-)

For those of you who want to have more "action" on their medieval dioramas, you can buy them here

Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

New Sepoys from my own range of Fritz figures for Cuddalore

You know the army of the HEIC before 1861 is one of my favourite interests. Because of this I wanted to have the battle of Cuddalore 1783 as our anual diorama project for this year.

The problem is that the Sepoys from my Wellington in India range habe the wrong headgear. So I asked Alfred if he can convert the headgear for me as I have two left hands for this...

Here are the photos he sent me last weekend. These guys we could now use for British and French Sepoys in the 1780ies and 1790ies.

As for uniforms, these guys could be very colourful. The British mostly red, but other colurs existed too

And as you can see from the Osprey book (very recommended) the French Sepoys had the same style of clothing: Here a photo from the Osprey