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!! Happy Thanksgiving 2020, Black Friday Sales. Plus Reviews, Previews & News!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope every one is doing well. Hopefully we are able to spend some time with our Friends & Family and to be grateful for what we have.

Tomorrow starts the Black Friday sales. I have gathered what I could find about them. So let us begin….

Check out the sale that Armies in Plastic is having over here, https://www.armiesinplastic.com/.

Classic Toy Soldiers is also having a sale for Black Friday. You can see what they have over here, https://www.classictoysoldiers.com/.

Ken over at LOD is having a sale and pre-orders for his new figure sets. You can head over to his page here, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

Head over to MicShaun’s Closet to check out the sales. Here is their website here, https://micshaunscloset.com/.

That is it for the sales and time for some reviews, previews & news.

I received this set about two months ago. Today I found some time to take some pictures of the Tlingit War Set from Chelovechek or Little Man.

The set includes 12 native Tlingit warriors in 12 poses. The are about 1/30 in scale. They are made out of a hard resin. If you are interested in this set you can contact Ivan at evanspud@mail.ru.

This week I received the latest set from Prikaz Toys Soldiers.

“There are six figures in a set: a Russian warrior with an ax, a Russian warrior with a two-handed ax, a fallen Saxon, a seriously wounded warrior, a Slav and a Dane (or a Saxon, whichever is more interesting).
Shapes are combined into vignettes and can also be used individually.” ~ Alexey Pisarev

The new Medieval set includes 6 figures. Called the “Clash”, Danes versus Rus. They were made to interact with each other. They are paired into 3 groups. The scale of these figures is 1/32. The are about the same size as the Conte Medieval figures. Made out of a rubbery resin. You can see more Prikaz Toy Soldiers over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/prikaz-toy-soldiers/.

Over at Warhansa they have finished working on a few projects. They have some new terrain accessories sets and new figures. You can see their products over here, http://warhansa.com/.

HIGHLAND COMMAND FIGURES
FRENCH LINE INFANTRY FUSILIERS

Nino has been busy over at Petite Guerre Toy Soldiers. He recently released some new figures. You can read all about it at, https://petiteguerretoysoldiers.com/.

It has been a few years since this project was started to create Seven Years War Austrians in 1/32 scale by Hat. They are getting closer now to finish this. Here are some test shots of the Command set. Next will be the Marching & Action sets. Maybe it will be finished next year????

Well folks that is it for now. Thank you for reading.

I just saw this after I finished the post. I need to get a couple few of these. It looks really nice.

The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review

Yesterday was the last toy soldier show of the year for me. The Columbus show survived the cancelations that many other shows had fell victim to this year. There was plenty of room for social distancing. Vendors and collectors had masks on. The crowds were bigger than the last show in Indiana. But they still were smaller than usual. The collectors that came found some rare items and some deals.

The event was held at The Point at Otterbein University. This was a new location for the show. The first thing you saw when you entered the building was Rick Eber’s tables.

They were loaded with mostly vintage Marx toys. You can take a look at Rick’s website over here, http://www.marxplaysets.com/. Send him a message if you see something that you like.

Across from me was Scott Canady, a fellow collector. He was selling of some things from his collection.

On the left of Scott was a vendor named Curtis.

Next to Curtis was another collector/vendor. I didn’t get his name.

On the other side of Scott Canady was Rick Keller. He had a lot of vintage plastic and playsets.

Not everything was plastic toy soldiers. Robert Hornung was selling his hand cast metal figures. He also hand paints each figure. Art in miniature.

Another vendor was selling antique toys & dime store metal figures.

Larry Lovely had plenty of plastic toy soldiers. He was selling them loose in plastic bins.

Todd Nace brought with him a piece of Marx Toy history. The board was hung on the wall at Marx Toys. I think these were test shots.

Here are some the things that Todd Nace & his Father were selling.

Here are some random pictures of the show.