The Latest News!! 09/19/2021 Chicago Toy Soldier Show, Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show, LOD & Warhorse Miniatures Updates!

The Chicago Toy Soldier Show is this week. I have never attended this show. I plan on attending next year. It should be a good show for those that plan on going since there was no show last year. Some of the vendors, collectors and toy soldier companies will miss the show because of virus related issues. For more information about the show visit there website over here, https://chicagotoysoldiershow.com/.

While I miss the Chicago Show I will be at the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. This is a nice show. Full of things plundered from the Chicago Show also. Plus this is where Warhorse Miniatures premiers it’s new line of early Medieval England figures. We will have a full display of items available and prototypes of future things to come. You can read about last year’s review of the show over here, The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review.

I talked to Ken Ciak of LOD Toy Soldiers and here is what he told me. “Here are some photos of new items to be released this Thursday. Maid Marian in green along with her cohorts (accessories sold separately).

“Athena and Ares in green (this is a CTSS exclusive in this color. Future sets will be in different colors).”

“We also have a three vulture set in green for the show. This is the first run and new LOD poses. These can be used on battlefields wherever there are casualties. We wanted a bird to accompany Ares as we have the owl on Athena’s shoulder (depicting wisdom).”

Plus the American Revolution Calvary sets will be available for the show too!!!!

Fellow collector Steve Pyle was generous to paint this prototype set of our Saxon Family Set #1. The last picture shows you size comparison between a Reamsa, Warhorse and Conte figures.

Here are some pictures Scott Walter took of the Saxon Family Set #1 figures. Here is what he had to say about them. “Here is the first test batch of Saxons from Mike Prendergast of Warhorse Miniatures. The first thing that struck me was that, unlike some 3D made figures, these are not brittle and have a really nice texture. All figures come in Burnt Orange (to match the Conte Saxons) @ $40 for a set of five or in a Bluish-Grey (for you painters out there) @ $30 for a set of five. I included a couple of photos with a WBritain Saxon. They go really nicely together, assuming you are wanting to paint them. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and sharp the details are on these Warhorse figures. Beautiful!!”

W. Britain Viking & Saxon with a Warhorse Miniatures Viking.
Warhorse Miniatures Viking in the middle of two W. Britain figures.

Here are some pictures of a few of our new Viking miniatures. They are mixed with some W. Britain figures in the 1st & 3rd pictures. The last picture shows some of the items in the Viking Raider set. There will be 6 figures and 3 tents and some accessories. They should be ready late October. For more information about what sets are available head over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/warhorse-miniatures-for-sale/.

That concludes this post. Thanks for reading.

The Latest News!! 09/10/2021. Warhorse Miniatures Anglo-Saxon Family set #1 is now available for pre-order!!!

We are proud to announce that the 1st set is now ready for pre-order. There are 5 figures for the Saxon Family set. The price for the set in Burnt Orange color is $40 plus shipping. The price for the bluish-grey color set for painting is $30 plus shipping. Sets will be released in the middle of October. If you are interested in purchasing a set you can send me a message at trailhiker262@yahoo.com. I will then send you a invoice through PayPal.

In the coming months we will be releasing more sets and information on our progress in building an early Medieval age world. The latest sets available will be listed over here, Warhorse Miniatures for Sale.

That is it for now. Thanks for reading.

The Latest News!! 08/28/2021. Warhorse Miniatures Anglo-Saxon update!!

It has been almost a month since my last post. We continue to tests and develop the early medieval figure sets. Production will start in late October. At this stage we are confident we will have 4 to 6 different sets ready at launch. Above is part of the Anglo-Saxon family set. Things are still in development and a few things can change.

Here is the head of the family. He is scouting the country side looking for any dangers that might lurk in the distance.

Here is the Monarch of the family. She is returning home after gathering some berries.

Here is the eldest Son returning from the village market with some bread.

Here is the Daughter gathering some branches for the fire.

Here is the youngest Son. Is he running around playing or maybe to warn his family about something?

Here is a picture of the family in one of the resins we are currently testing. It is hard to get detailed pictures with my camera with the material. The foam house in the background is by Atherton Scenics.

Here is a test print on one of the houses we have designed. The house properly will be available early next year.

Here are some different resins being tested and some other brands to show size comparison. We will be making colors to match the plastic Conte medieval toy soldiers. The miniatures will also be scaled to be close to the size of the plastic Conte medieval figures and the W. Britain medieval figures.

Here are some of the redesigned figures that we have been developing earlier this year.

We will have a display at the Columbus Toy Soldier Show of the available sets. Plus some of the prototypes. The show will take place on on October 17th. For more information about the show visit this link, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.

We will have more updates in the coming weeks. This is only a preview of things to come. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 07/31/2021. Warhorse Miniatures Anglo-Saxons.

In my last post we were talking about the new Anglo-Saxon figures I am creating. Production starts at the end of October. Today I have some more previews of prototypes and digital renders of what we are working one. We are in the process of test printing the figures and either changing or fine tuning them. Plus testing different resins to determine what type we will use.

Here are some pictures of digital renders and pictures of prototypes the Blacksmith shop. There are two figures. A Blacksmith and his assistant. The Blacksmith is hammering a spearhead. While the assistant is using a bellow on the fire in the forge. There also is a stone grinder, weapon rack, tool rack, anvil, forge, bench, coal or ash box, bucket with water. There are also some other things that will be included that are not in this picture like a bag of coal and some barrels. Some things might or will be changed before production.

Here are some digital renders and printed porotypes of the Saxon Potter set. The set will include a Potter & his wife, wood shelf, 3 different fire pits or kilns and some pottery. We have two different types of lean to type of structures. One to go against a house or wall and another that could be used on it’s own with a wattle type backing. They have thatched roofs. The Kilns will show how the process of firing the pottery is done. The first Kiln has the pottery placed in it. The second has the fire on top of the pottery. The third on shows the pottery after the fire died out and now it is in the ashes.

Here is one of the peasant figures that we are working on. He is the hunter. We have changed how he looks. We added a new face, a hood, quiver case. We resized the knife and hands. So far he has printed out nicely.

We also redesigned the “Pig Guy” or the boar herder. We changed the spearhead and made it longer. Adjusted his hands and changed his face.

Here are some digital renders of figures that we are working on that have been updated or changed.

Here are some other things we are working on. A couple of different houses and more figures. The sets we are working on now should be in final production in September. We will have a set of Anglo-Saxon Peasants, Stamford Bridge Add-On set, At least 2 different houses, a Blacksmith shop, a Potter shop and a Viking Raider camp. Maybe some other things if we have time. After that we hope to be able to release a new set every month. The goal for the first phase is to create a world. Show how the people lived and then show how others tried to destroy it…

Over the next month we will continue to work on resin mixtures to create a type that is both strong and flexible. We think we have what we are looking for right now. You can drop these figures from about 4 feet without breaking. There will be two different types of resin for the figures to choose from. One for the collector’s that are going to paint the miniatures and one for the plastic type collectors. The tests for dying the resin to create different colors will start in a couple of weeks. The Saxons we hope to match to the Conte Saxons in a rusty orange. The same goes for the Vikings & Normans that will eventually come. They will be matched to the Conte colors.

Don’t forget about the Columbus Toy Soldier Show in October. This is where we will premiere our new figures. Thank you for reading. That is it for now.

The Latest News!! 07/09/2021. Warhorse Miniatures 3D figure Preview, Warhansa Medieval Knight Review & More..

Circle your calendar for October 17th for the Columbus Toy Soldier show. At the show I will beginning selling my 3D printed miniatures. We will begin with some Anglo-Saxon figure sets, houses and other accessories. Plus a Viking Raider camp. Today in this post you will see some prototypes of a few figures. Some of these figures will or might be changed. Besides testing out the structural design of the figures we are also testing out different types of resins. Once we figure out what type and/or combination of resins we will start pricing of the figures and accessories. These miniatures are scaled to match Conte & W. Britain figures. They are around 57mm. Some might be a little bigger or smaller. I am labeling these as 1/31 in scale. Since they are not the true 54mm with is 1/32. Later on we will scale these figures and most of the accessories in the true 1/32 or 54mm and then 28mm.

Here is the original color of the resin for these prototypes. I later primed them and painted them a solid brown color to help show the details.

Here is a Saxon Peasant herding some domesticated Boars.

Here is an Saxon hunter with a bow and a rabbit.

Here is a Saxon chopping some wood logs.

Here is a tall Saxon carrying some wheat that he just harvested. This figure is going to be redesigned.

Here is the last porotype that I have to show today. It is another Anglo-Saxon Peasant that is pulling a cart. The cart can be filled with a piece of chopped wood logs or a pile of wheat.

Here are some of the prototypes compared to some Conte plastic and metal figures.

Here are some prototypes with some W. Britain and Conte figures.

Some prototypes with some Warhansa figures.

Here are some prototypes with some Barzso figures.

Here is a digital design for a Saxon house.

Here are some Boars running away or fighting back against random figures.

In the coming weeks we will be showing more previews and prototypes. This is only the beginning . We are on a journey to create a Anglo-Saxon village. There will be different houses, plenty of peasants, craftsmen and warriors. Once we finish the 1st phase we will expand into other themes.

Here is a set of Medieval Knights by Warhansa. Five figures in five different poses. They are made out of a rubbery type of resin. The set is based on some of the old Robin Hood or Ivanhoe Hollywood movies. The figures are nicely detailed and the pose are good too. The are about 57mm tall. You can check out their website over here, https://www.warhansa.com/katalog/medieval_knights.html.

Here are the Knights with other brands.

Here is the Ukrainian Cossacks XVII century set by Kit Soldiers. They are a company from Ukraine. The set is made up of 8 figures in 8 different poses. The material is polyethylene and they are 1/32 in scale. For more information you can check out their FB page, https://www.facebook.com/Kit-Soldiers-104648945096855. You can also contract Alek, https://www.facebook.com/aleks.kot.3532.

I will have more information in the coming weeks about the 3D printed figures. You can also check out my page of this website for the 3D printed figures, Warhorse Miniatures 3D Figures. That is is for now. Thanks for reading.

The Latest News!! 07/07/2021. Conte Romans & LOD Barzso American Rangers Review. Plus Some Publius Vikings.

Welcome back for another post about toys soldiers. I hope all is well with everyone. As usual I have been real busy with work, eBay and all of my hobbies. No rest for the wicked… Today we will take a look at Conte’s new Romans, LOD Barzso American Rangers, some Publius Vikings.

I recently purchased some of Conte’s new Romans. They come in 3 different colors of Red, Silver & Gold. The are 1/32 in scale or about 57mm if they were standing tall. Each bag has 16 figures. They are packed nicely. Inside the plastic bag the figures are broken down in separate bags. Plus some have plastic supports.

Some of the figures can be customized with different arms. This way you can have some extra poses. Most of the Romans are armed with a Pilum or a Gladius. I am glad that Richard was able to produce these plastic toy soldiers. Because of the cost we see less plastic injected figures being made. I don’t have too many Ancient themed toy soldiers. The ones that I do have are Barbarians or Celtic Warriors. Now I have some Romans to fight them. We should see some future Roman sets down the line.

Right now you can order from the Conte website, 3 sets for $99 with free shipping. Here is the website, https://contecostore.myshopify.com/.

When I was collecting Barzso Playset products one of the sets that I wish I had purchased was the American Rangers. It is a hard set to find at a reasonable price in the secondary market. Now I don’t have to worry about that because Ken at LOD Toys Soldiers has reissued them again. They are cast from the original molds and in the original lime green color or close to it. This is a great set. They are a little bigger than the earlier Colonial sets but blend well with them.

Renamed “Roger’s Rangers 3” this set was originally released in 2010 for the Bushy Run playset. Seven figures in seven poses.

I just checked the link for these figures and noticed that they are now sold out!!! I guess you will have to keep an eye out to see if the get restocked again. Here is the link for the Rangers, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/collections/barzso-figure-sets-resin/products/rogers-rangers-set-3-lod43.

A few months ago I got these Publius Vikings. As usual they are super detailed. They are about 58mm in height not counting the base. The second Viking in the above picture is a little bigger than the others.

The cost of these figures is between $10 to $25 and can be found on eBay. They are cast in a rubbery type of resin.

These figures fit nicely with a bunch of different brands.

I will have some news in a few weeks about the things I am working on. These will be 3D printed. We are testing some new figures and some other things. Thank you for reading. That is it for now.

The Latest News!! 06/06/2021. Warhansa English Merrymen and Publius Mounted American Native Review.

Today we remember the Brave American, British, Canadian & other allied Soldiers that gave their lives when they stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight the forces of Germany.

The Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

Today I am doing a quick post about some new products from Warhansa and then a figure from Publius. The first Warhansa set is called “Friends of Robin Hood”. There are 6 figures included. It looks like we get Little John, Friar Tuck, a Merry man with a pitchfork, Will Scarlet, a Jester and Maid Mirian.

The figures look really sharp. List as 1/32 in scale. They are nice size and will blend very well with Conte & Barzso medieval figures. The poses are good too. Weapons are to scale. I give them an A. The only figure I don’t need is the Jester. But he has his use in a court some where…

The other set is called “Forest Camp”. It has a camp fire and an animal spit roasting above it. Plus some barrels and chest. Some much needed accessories that we need a ton more for displays.

These items can be used with a lot of other brands as well. You can visit the Warhansa website over here to see more, http://warhansa.com/katalog.html?new=1&start=16.

Here is a new figure by Publius. He is a mounted Native American or a Plains Indian on a horse. This figure is very nice. Again 1/32 in scale. He is a little bigger than the TSSD figures. But will make a nice leader for you figures.

I found these trees in a train hobby shop last month. I purchase about all that they had. Not bad for about $3.00 a piece.

I am still working on some new figures. We are testing different designs and resins. I hope to be able to share something new in a few weeks. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 05/30/2021. Conte Romans!! Warhansa English Knights and Drakkar Warriors set Review.

To my fellow Countrymen. When your sitting around drinking a beer, grilling some food on the BBQ, going to the beach or doing nothing at all, it’s because of American blood that was spent protecting your rights and freedom. Remember all the fallen Heroes this holiday weekend and every day also. Because Freedom, isn’t Free.

The Conte Collectibles plastic Roman sets are now available. The come in 3 different colors of Red, Silver and Gold. They look really nice. I will have some in the near future to do a review. Right now they are $35 a for a bag of 16 figures or you can get 3 bags for $99 and free shipping. Head over to the Conte website to order some here, https://contecostore.myshopify.com/collections/all.

Plastic Platoon is starting to show some previews of their American Revolution figures and they just released an Artillery set. Now they are doing some figures based on the Battle of Bushy Run which took place during the Pontiac War period. I am looking forward to this. I hope to learn more about what they have planned for a future post.

The guys at Warhansa were kind enough to send me some pictures of the latest sets. The first one are English Knights based off of an old movie. They have that Robin Hood/Ivanhoe feel to them. I like them and will do a review in the future. The second set is of movie characters from the 1990’s. Can you guess what movies they are based from?

Here is the Viking Drakkar set. The set is made up of 5 figures, 4 Male warriors and 1 Female. They make great character figures for your Dark Age figures. I like the female warrior the best. The removable base is a nice idea too. You can check out their page over here, http://warhansa.com/.

I am working on a few things and hopefully they work out the way I want them. I will keep you updated. That is about it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 05/01/2021. Maddie’s Toy Soldier Show and Warhansa Archers Review.

Robert Westrick is looking for some vendors for a toy soldier show that he is putting together. Robert is a long time collector that has amassed a ton of toys and is starting to let go of some of his collection. The location is at his Wife’s Book store. They held a Baseball card and comic show a few months ago and now are doing the toy show. The location is a little over an hour away from Baton Rogue.

Maddie’s Books & Treasures.

111 E Saint Peter Street

New Iberia, LA 70560

Used books (Buy, Sell & Trade), Collectibles & More

(337) 967-1385

Maddie’s Books & Treasures Presents the 1st Annual Toy Soldier – Playset – Military Model and Military Toy Show. This event will take place Saturday May 29, 2021. We are looking for venders wishing to set up and sell their collectibles and patrons wishing to attend. If we get indication of a strong turnout, we will consider making this a two-day event. Maddie’s Books & Treasures is located in New Iberia, Louisiana about 20 minutes from Lafayette, an hour and a half drive from Baton Rouge and 2 & 1/4 hours from New Orleans. Please contact Maddie’s Books & Treasures if you are interested in attending.

https://www.facebook.com/maddiesbooksandtreasures/

I just got a few boxes over the last few days from Russia. I am doing a quick review on the Archer set from Warhansa today. Then over the next few weeks I will do some reviews on others sets or figures that I received. There are five figures in the set. Three are with bows and two are fighting with weapons. There also two sets of stakes and a three loose arrows. This is a very well detailed set and the figure blend nicely with other brands that fit into the “Big” 1/32 scale. I took some pictures of different brands(Barzso, Conte and Publius) to show you how they look. Check out their website to see more over here, https://www.warhansa.com/.

Here is a preview of the next review below. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! Conte Roman Update, News from Overseas!! 04/22/2021

Today I have a quick update about a few things that were announced this week from around the globe. We start with some news from Conte Collectibles Toy Soldiers.

Roman Set #1 now expected to reach us by mid May. Poses/mold masters for Roman Set #2 have been sent to the factory. Barbarian Set #1 poses/mold masters being finalized. Likely to send them to factory next week. We will most likely start accepting pre-orders for Roman set 1 around May 5th.

Chintoys has a new set coming out in May. Set 025 Teutonic Knights. The look nice and come in different colors. There are 8 poses and the set is in 1/32 in scale.

Hanomak has added another pose to the set their creating. This figure appears to be a sniper.

Next we have some news from Plastic Platoon. They are releasing a Gatling Gun set their Plains Indian War theme.

Also Plastic Platoon is ready to release a British Royal artillery set from American Revolution era.

Vympel is now releasing there first set. https://www.facebook.com/Vimpelsoldiers/

“Dear friends! We are ready to announce the pre-order of set No.1 Division SS “Das Reich”. Scale 1:32. The set includes 6 figures – separate bags for the machine gunner. The color is gray. The set will be cast in two materials: 1.Soft plastic, cost 2450 rubles 2. Polyuret (rubber plastic) cost 2950 rubles.”

Now we will move to Warhansa. Radion sent me a message about some updates. First is new color for the English Knights.

Warhansa also is working on another fantasy set. This time the figures look like Predator, Rambo and Schwarzenegger. The figures are 1/32 in scale.

Nino has a new set of Cimarrons available. You can see more at his website over here, https://petiteguerretoysoldiers.com/now-available-cimarrons/.

I will be listing some things in the near future. I will let everyone know soon about this. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.