Thursday, July 2, 2020

New figure range to come

After a lot of time spent thinking around (years, actually!), this month I've finally taken the decision to start a new range of War of the Spanish Succession 1/72 figures, dedicated mainly to the too often forgotten peninsular armies; not just Philip d'Anjou's army, but also that one of Charles Habsburg - hopefully extending with time to Portuguese troops too, depending on this new range rate of success.

After some talk with other knowledgeable professionals, I've commissioned this new range to the well-known sculptor Leonid Primachenko, who has already excelled at sculpting horse & musket figures for other manufacturers. If taking a look at the pictures in this post, I believe you'll agree this is going to be a very promising range!

First figures commissioned are the couple of Austro-Catalan Mountain Fusiliers or Miquelets that you can see in pictures, that will be accompanied by another two figures to form a first set of 4 skirmishing fusiliers. A further set to follow shortly afterwards will comprise a Miquelets officer and horn blower.

Figures are to be around 20-21mm tall from feet to eyebrows, so 1/72 scale compatible. Here above you can see how does one of our figures compare to a GNW musketeer from Zvezda.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Three new Age of Sail flag sets

I'm pleased to show you our three latest Age of Sail flag sets at 1/600 scale; this time, all three are related to Mediterranean sea powers - starting with the Saint John's Cross of a Maltese warship, along with the flags for Catalan and Sicilian merchantmen or privateers.

If interested in such range, please don't hesitate and write to us for suggesting new designs!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

1/56 WSS flags - conversion finished too!

All my War of the Spanish Succession flag ranges have already been converted into pro printed paper sheets, from their old PDF versions. All them are now available as printed DIN A7 sized sheets comprising one King's and one Regiment's colour each.

If interested in those, please don't hesitate and write to us for suggesting new designs!

Friday, June 12, 2020

WSS flags 1/72 version - conversion complete!

Just as announced a couple of days ago, I'm converting my War of Spanish Succession ranges from digital PDF files into physical, pro printed DIN A7 sized paper sheets. I started with their 1/100 scale version, and now I've also completed conversion of their 1/72 version!

Now only their 1/56 scale version are still awaiting conversion. This will be done in a few days too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

War of Spanish Succession releases and update

I'm happy to announce the release of a new set of infantry flags for War of Spanish Succession, devoted to Philip V's Spanish Guards, an elite regiment created in 1703 on the model of Louis XIV's Gardes Françaises. Released in 1/100, 1/72 and 1/56 scale versions altogether, these new items are presented in DIN A7 format paper sheets and comprise one Kings's colour and one Regiment's colour each.

Also, I'd like to acknowledge you that all my WSS flag sheets are no longer going to sell as PDF files, but as pro printed DIN A7 paper sheets too. Over a period of a few weeks, the already released flag sheets will be progressively converted to such new format - starting by their 1/100 scale versions, that are already available in the new shape right now!

Here below you have a sample of Catalan Deputation IR flags on standard bearers kindly provided by Eureka Miniatures.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Age of Sail Chinese Junk flags!

If anyone was missing some Far East naval powers ensigns and flags, in order to add some colour to their deadly war junks, I hope these two new releases will be useful and tempting enough to you! For I've just made available two new sets of 1:600th scale naval flags devoted to Chinese ships during Ming and Qing periods - quite roughly, between XVI and XIX centuries.

Despite splitted into two sheets, one for each period, most of the flags in them can be combined quite freely to some extent. Only tips to be held in mind there, are that red dragon flags were dominant during Ming dynasty, while blue dragons were preferred by the later Qing emperors; also, that Chinese ships used to place their ensign-like dragon flags not at stern, but on main mast instead. Sterns were often decorated with five smaller flags, one of each colour (at least during Ming period). And last, that red-dotted flags were apparently used by civilian ships only.

Hope you like them!

Friday, May 29, 2020

New Cannone da 105/28

I'm happy to show you our latest Spanish Civil War product at 1/72 scale: the Ansaldo Cannone da 105/28, widely used by Italy in WW2 - and SCW too, of course!

This new model is entirely white metal cast and consists of just 5 parts - these including the characteristic rubber tire wheels it was given since 1937. Wooden spoked wheels might be used for it too - here below you have a sample with such wheels installed.

Monday, May 25, 2020

1/600 scale Xebec WIP

Right after our just released Ship of The Line, our Age of Sail next model is going to be a Xebec - a swift, agressive looking lateen sailed ship widely used not only by pirates and corsairs, but also by all Mediterranean naval nations from 17th to 19th centuries. Here above you can watch a preview of its hull at its current designing stage. Hope you like it!