Here is the next update a day earlier than planned. I wanted to put everything in one blog post for Sunday. But due to a my new work schedule for the summer I will be unable to. So I posted yesterday and today. I will be posting less for the summer as I will be too busy with my job and some projects that I am working on. In today’s post I have some hobby news & updates.
The Prikaz Toy Soldier catalog page has been updated. It now shows all the sets that Alexey has for sale. I will keep updating this page as more sets and information become available. You can check out the page through this link Prikaz Toy Soldiers.
Next we have some news about Hudson & Allen Studio. They are owned by W. Britain.
“We are now offering a selection of different scenic bases for toy soldier displays. These are 12” X 12” squares of grass and soil on 1/4” thick MDF panels. All five types are designed to be used together in various combinations and are durable and realistic. These easy to use scenic bases are compatible with all major manufacturers figures and vehicles. The overhead pictures shows the basic types now available with a slight space shown between as an illustration, country road, field, edge of meadow, meadow and field with short bushes. The second photo shows two bases in front of our WWII backdrop along with a couple of W. Britain German Fallschirmjagers (paratroopers) for scale reference. These bases are available direct only and will be listed on our website today.” ~ W. Britain Toy Soldier & Model Figure Company ~
These new square scenic bases will bring your displays come to life. The cost is $42.00. I will get a few in the near future.
They also are selling these nice Bushes. You can see more of their products at https://www.wbritain.com/product-store/hudson–allen-studio.
Yesterday we took a look at the TSSD Plains Indian set that is now restocked by MicShaun’s Closet. I want to share a few more pictures of some of my figures that I have. Here are some unfinished TSSD Plain Indians that I was painting. I hope to finish these later this year.
MicShaun’s is now selling four TSSD sets of Plains Indians and one special character figure set. You can order from their website over here at https://micshaunscloset.com/.
Here are a couple of paintings by James Ayers. I think they look great. They also make a great reference when painting. You can check out more his works of art at http://www.jamesayers.com/.
Here is a stop motion video down by Conrod Jowett using toy soldiers.
That is it about the hobby news and updates. Last week we were looking at the Mars Japanese figures. The new Paratroopers are based on the 1/72 plastic figures they make. It made me think about the Matchbox WWII Japanese Infantry set that I picked up in a hobby store sometime in the 1990’s. The set is 1/76 in scale. The set had 49 figures in 19 poses. I wished they would have also made this set in 1/32 scale. It would have been a nice set. Here are some pictures of the 19 poses in this set below.
Thank you for reading. I hope to make another post in a couple of weeks.
2 thoughts on “The Latest News! July 6th 2019 ~ Prikaz Toy Soldiers update, Hudson & Allen Studio Scenic Bases, TSSD Plains Indians & more.”
Sorry about my delay Mike. I am very busy with work these days. Awesome news in your last three posts. The John Jenkins shield wall looks great. I hope to see it painted soon (with flags!!!). The Japanese paratroopers are a great surprise, it is a very rare option. I think many WWII collectors will be very happy.
What can I say about the German paratroopers in Crete? They are ready to… speak. The sculpt is superb, what a great display you can make now if you love the subject.
I remember the Matchbox soldiers, they made some versions in 1/35 scale. I have some WWII boxes of Africa Korps & British 8th army soldiers when I was a child, but I can not remember the Japanese soldiers. I think they have the same sculptor as Airfix. He worked also with A Call to Arms. I can not remember his name.
Great news about TSSD restocked. Hope to know from you soon. Thank you for sharing it. Best regards
Thanks Jose. I have been busy with work too. I changed my work schedule for the summer.