I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer so far. I have been busy working, creating sets for orders and testing things out. I had some problems with a couple of my machines which has caused some delays with things. But I hope to straighten those things out shortly. I have been testing new designs and resin mixtures. I will touch on that later in the post.
Later this month we will be returning to Gettysburg for the 2nd Toy Soldier Show this year hosted by the Midwest Toy Soldier Group. I will be selling my resin Warhorse Miniatures, LOD/Barzso Toy Soldiers and have some storage containers of loose plastic toy soldiers. I am starting to clear out my collections of stuff that I have gathered over the years. For more information about the show, click here https://warhorseminiatures.com/gettysburg-toy-soldier-show/.
A few weeks later we will be setting up as a vendor at the 1st New Bucyrus Toy Soldier Show. It takes place on September 10th, 2023.
Show is 10am to 3pm. Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Inside the Fairgrounds Youth Building. Early Admission at 9AM $5, KIDS FREE w/ adult. There will be dealers from over 5 different states with a variety of toy soldiers, vintage toys and collectibles.
If you are interested in setting up for this show, some tables might still be available. RESERVE TABLES: $40. Call LARRY LOVELY (419) 468-7719 for more information.
They recently did an article about Larry in Crawford County Now. You check that out over here, https://crawfordcountynow.com/local/toying-around-is-galion-mans-hobby.
I have been testing out different resins on some new designs of the British Redcoats that I have been working on. I have been getting different shades of red. It still is a work in progress.
Besides the Red color, I have been testing a Biege color too. This is also a work in progress. These resin mixtures can change quickly because the colors are sometimes different with each batch that I get. Also, there are times where some of the resins that I use are unavailable. The most important part of the resin mixture is the durability for me. I try my best to get close to colors that some collectors want. But at the end of the day, I will use a quality resin over a lesser quality resin because of the color.
I am working on some Firing Line Sets and Marching Sets for both the Regiments of Foot & Grenadiers. The designs for the Officers can be a little different. I am still testing out a few different versions.
Last but not least, the designing of other figures & props continues at different stages. Things have slowed down the past couple of months because of resin shortages and maintenace of the machines. I was testing the British the past month and the Canadians. But not the other things pictured above. So, if you are interested in what I am working on, then stop by one of the shows. I usually have prototypes for sale there. I should have some sets of the British Firing Line figures, Canadians and Wigwams with me at the Gettysburg Show and New Bucyrus Show too. The Officer figure will be sold separately for now.
Thank you for reading. That is it for now : )