November 26th 2013
Wow. It has been almost 6 months since my last post. This has to be a new record for me. I bet some of you are wondering what has been going on here at HistoriFigs HQ…
Well, this has been a very slow year as far as casting and making soldiers goes. On the bright side, things have picked up a bit of late. With little work in the shop, out efforts were turned to other projects such as farm work and some consulting work. Those plus a crazy ‘day job’ work schedule kept me from most soldier and war game projects. Not the best excuses, but reality. This post will be a real hodgepodge of ‘stuff’ – too much missed time with posts, so perhaps a bit on the rambling side of things…
I’ve started working on the next batch of 20mm Napoleonic re-molds, some miscellaneous French Infantry are on the table now. After that I’m not sure what will come next; I’m open to suggestions and requests.
In other Napoleonic news, I’ve been casting some 25mm Bloodaxe Napoleonic figures – nothing is listed on the website at this time. Perhaps I’ll get a small listing (just a miscellaneous grouping really, not the full range) up after the first of the new year.
A new shipment of metal has arrived. The good news is that there has been no increase in metal prices this shipment. The bad news is that due to other rising costs we will need to re-evaluate both figure pricing and shipping rates. Look for new prices and rates in January.
Some new figures for the Adalen Miniatures line coming by the end of December. Mortar and Maxim Gun teams plus a few misc. figures. The greens are in house, and I should have those in pattern molds this coming (long) weekend.
We have also received a new shipment of mold blanks, so we will be looking at the next group of Scruby figures to be re-molded. Again, we are open to suggestions and requests. If you have a large-ish project you want to do, this might be a good time to recommend your favorite figures for re-molding.
In other news, Liam and I have been attending a lecture series (at UW Baraboo) covering Wisconsin history; from discovery to statehood. As a result, I’m motivated to finish up some long delayed N-gauge French & Indian War offerings. I’m going to shoot for having the batch done and posted by the end of January.
Lots of unfinished projects around here. Some are personal projects and some are HistoriFigs projects – I’ll try and focus on HistoriFigs projects this winter and see if we can get caught up and bring you some new and or improved figures and such.
Still much more to cover, but I’ll close for now and see if I can come up with a fun post for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Oh, one last thing; anyone interested in being an assistant editor here on Table Top Talk ? If so, let me know…