The Latest News!! 01/30/2023 ~ Chicago Toy Soldier Show Cancelled, Chintoys & Marx Recast Review, Plus some news and updates.

Last night I saw a few post on Facebook and then later on at Stads about the Chicago Toy Soldier Show being cancelled. They were having to many problems with the hotel that is takes place. Hopefully another location can be found in the future, or a new show can take its place. You can read more at https://www.stadsstuff.com/?p=23181.

In my last post I mentioned about the new sets from Chintoys. Here is my review below.

The first set is # 31, the Gangsters. There are 8 miniatures in 8 different poses. The color is nice and so is the detail. I like the poses too. Most are based off movie characters from a few different Mafia movies.

This set #32, The Police. At first, I was disappointed that they were not blue. But after a while I started to like the color. And again, these miniatures are based off of Mafia related movies. There are 8 figures in 8 different poses. One day I will paint these.

Both sets are really nice. They have a charm to them. The size of these miniatures is around 60mm. I purchased my sets from https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/plastic-soldiers-4/category?mfg=316&scale=Show+All&term=&order=newold. They are out of stock at the moment but are restocking these again.

The other day I stumbled across these Marx Recast WWII Sailors. I am not a big Marx collector, but I know that some sets are hard to find like these Sailors. The cost was around $30. The set has 7 miniatures in 7 different poses. The size is 54mm. You can get them in white or blue. The material is an ABS type resin. It has plastic type feel to it. It is a little pliable, but not like soft plastic. There are other Marx recast sets available too. Tim Geppert formerly of Classic Toy Soldier is selling these on ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/165888587499.

The other day I found these for a couple of dollars. They are made out of hard plastic. They might belong to some model train set. They are about 4 inches tall. I will use them with my Indians.

As some of you know, I have been working on some new French & Indian War sets. These are about the same scale as the Barzso Playset miniatures. I should have a few new sets released by the end of February. I have been testing and making adjustments to the miniatures. There will be a French Canadian & Native War Party set and a couple of Ottawa\Huron Indian sets. The pictured set above will be titled “On the Warpath”. There will also be some new trees and rock terrain pieces soon after. It is going to be Epic!!

I saw this post on FB by Wim Grundy.

Always plastic figures for sale at this show!

Announcement!

SOUTH FLORIDA TOY SOLDIER CLUB

28th Anniversary Show

February 4, 2023

Vendor tables offering thousands of military miniatures new and old, action figures, collectible toys and related hobby items.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Yup! Same great show at the same great location

Finland House –

301 West Central Blvd.,

Lantana, FL 33463

Venue Telephone: 561-582-6794

Admission: Adults $7.00 Children under 12 are free.

Table rental: Our 6 foot table rental cost is $55.00 per table. Regarding table rentals and space assignments it is suggested you contact the club President Mike Skurda via e – mail at mskurda@inbox.com. Remember the early bird gets the worm!

Beside the Toy Soldier Show in Florida, the Westcoaster, New Jersey Toy Soldier Show and Midwest Toy Soldier Show are almost here too. I will not be attending any of those shows. I will be at the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show.

MIDWEST TOY SOLDIER SHOW

When:
Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25.

Where:
Courtyard by Marriott
Conference Center
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

In my next post I should have more updates. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 01/01/2023 ~ Happy New Year! New Warhorse Miniatures French & Indian War Updates, Previews and Hobby News.

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. So far, so good. I have wanted to make a post the last two months, but I have been too busy lately. Anyway, it is time for some updates and hobby related news.

When we last left off, I was heading to Ohio for the Columbus Toy Soldier show. There were a lot of good deals. I picked up a few Barzso foam pieces for a really good deal. Most of the show was vintage plastic. There were some painted metal toy soldiers available too. But no big metal dealer. The attendance was low this year. Here are some random pictures that I took.

I had set up a few displays of my latest products and some prototypes were for sale too. Plus, I had a bunch of different LOD/Barzso resin sets. Here are a few pictures of that.

I was a good boy for Christmas. Carolyn got me a few nice gifts. Here are some more pictures.

Here are some of the latest products that I add to my store page. Since November I have been focused on creating sets that are related to the French & Indian War. Besides the French Marines we now have Pack Horses, Teamsters, a group of Frontier homesteaders and some trees. There are now 30 different products available in the store page, Warhorse Miniatures | Product categories | Warhorse Miniatures.

The French Marines are now in being made in a new resin mixture. The color is a better and it is stronger now. I dropped some of these on a hard tiled floor from over 4 feet and they did not break. They are not unbreakable but now have a better chance of surviving a small fall of a table.

Here is an update to the Pack Horse Team Set. I am replacing one of the figures with this one. It is the same model, but now is reposed. I had to many problems with the production of the other pose. In this version the colonial teamster is stopping the horse with a big stick that he was carrying driving the animals forward. The musket is on his back and a blanket roll was added.

The Sheep set will be getting an update too. I am adding this Shepherd boy. The price will now be $25.

When I designed the Frontier Raid set it was to show how life along the frontier was. War parties of Native American Indians and Canadians would raid the homesteads. Here are some pictures below of some prototypes I am working on at the moment. I should have two different sets ready in February. The first will be the French Canadian & Indian War Party. The second will be Woodland Indians.

Here are a few random pictures of the Warhorse Miniatures and Barzso Playset miniatures to show the size comparison.

Here are two new sets by Chintoys. They are based on the movie “The Untouchables”. I pre-ordered some sets from Hobby Bunker. The first is a Police Officer set, Police–eight American figures in eight poses (The Untouchables) – CHT032 – Plastic Soldiers – Products (hobbybunker.com). The second set is Gangsters, Gangsters–eight American gangster figures in eight poses (The Untouchables) – CHT031 – Plastic Soldiers – Products (hobbybunker.com). Steve Weston is also selling them, Plasticsoldiers.co.uk: Chintoys. I will do a review when I get them.

I noticed that the Petite Guerre website was down the other day. So, I sent Nino an email to see how things were going. Right now, production has stopped. He is still active creating things and thinking of using a different platform or making a blog page in the future. I will keep you updated.

Here are pictures of some Normans by Prikaz. I don’t know how to order any sets from him at the moment.

Here are some new World War One German and Russian sets by Publius. They look really nice. So nice I want to start a World War One collection…

Well, we are just about finished with this post. Besides all the French & Indian War sets, I am still working on some medieval things. I should have the Potter set available this month some of the houses. I will release another Viking set in the near future too. Take Care for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 10/13/2022 ~ Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show, Toy Soldier Review: Publius Franks and Moors, Warhorse Miniatures Updates!

Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show October 16th, 2022

The Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show is a few days away. On Sunday October 16th, I will be attending & selling my Warhorse Miniatures, Barzso Playset and other toy soldier products there.

Krampu verus the Warlord…

Here is the Krampus figurine that I had made last year. I will have several Krampuses with me at the show. The fantasy Viking Warlord figure will be available in the near future.

The New “Frontier Raid” set.

I have been working on a new early colonial American set. The set is titled “Frontier Raid”. It depicts settlers reacting to a raid by some Natives or Canadians. Some of the models are new and some have been repurposed from the Saxon raid set. The idea came when a few collectors said they could be used for different settings. I am designing a new French Canadian & Native American Raider set now. The Frontier Raid set is scaled to the 54mm Barzso miniatures. It should be released in a week or so. I am trying to adjust the color to match the Barzso American Militia set.

Saxon Cottage

The new Saxon houses are almost finished. This is the first house, another three being designed. The small cottage should be added to the store in a couple of weeks.

Saxon Potter

I am retooling the Saxon Potter Shop. There is a new model for the Potter. I really like the way he turned out. I am changing a few other things now. I think this set will be ready in a couple of months.

Publius Franks and Moors.
Publius Franks
Publius Moors

The new Publius sets look really nice. The details are amazing. I like the colors they have used. The only thing I did not like is the scale. They are smaller than some of their past medieval figures. They are a little bigger than the Britain Deetail figures and a little smaller than the Conte figures. The heads are smaller too. A lot of toy soldiers have bigger heads and hands than a sculpture/model of a human. It looks like the new Publius figures are 3d sculpted and not hand sculpted like they used to be. Not that I have a problem with that for obvious reasons. But instead of a toy soldier design, they look like a sculpture design. This is one thing I had a problem with initially, in the beginning of my designs.

The show should be fun. It is one of the last shows of the year. Well, that is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 10/03/2022 ~ Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show, Toy Soldier Review: Beleriand “The Children of Hurin” set, Warhorse Miniatures Updates and other hobby news!

Sunday October 16th is the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. I will be there with a bunch of the Warhorse miniatures. I will be posting some pictures of the latest sets I am working on below. I will have these at the Columbus show. I will also have the LOD/Barzso toy soldiers, some foreign and vintage plastic toy soldiers. You can check out more information about the show over here, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.