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.