OK, so this is the same day as the last post. Well, I happen to have some time on my hands, while waiting for a database backup (work intrudes), so I figured why not post a couple more photos.
Again from the Bloodaxe Miniatures 15mm First Italo–Ethiopian War range; Ethiopian Waruari aka spearmen.
Ethiopian Waruari (Type 1 Spearmen)
Ethiopian Waruari (Type 2 Spearmen)
Not sure what will be up next. Perhaps more photos. Or perhaps an update on my Fire and Charge project? We shall see…
And you thought we were relaxing all summer long…
Posted today, new Blasted Planets releases:
BP-003 The Monk
BP-004 The Brotherhood: Assassin
BP-005 The Brotherhood: Arsonist
BP-006 The Guide (aka Lederhosen Guy)
BP-007 Space Vampire w/Needle Gun
Each is priced at $1.25 each
And now for a couple of teaser pictures, for more pictures please visit the Blasted Planets website.
Figures are listed under Special Figures.
BP-004 : The Brotherhood: Assassin and Arsonist
BP-007 : Space Vampire w/Needle Gun
Be sure to check back later in the week for more news and pictures.
Alison has completed her photo sessions. However, I need to finish my editing sessions. Rather than making you wait longer for any photos, I thought I’d share a couple pictures.
After some email questions and comments online, I figured it might be a good idea to provide a little more background information on, at least the drummer figures. Updates to the original post are presented in maroon and italics.
- Drummer in Bearskin
These are from some very much delayed 28mm American War of Independence releases. The first, as you can see is our Drummer in Bearskin. This drummer and his brothers (in tricorne and bare headed) are from our small range of convertible castings. Our convertible castings were originally intended to be sold headless, with a selection of do-it yourself heads. We found that, while buyers liked the idea of swappable heads, many found assembly a bit too fiddly. As such we will be offering versions with heads cast on (convertible versions will also be available) as shown above. In addition to the drummer we have his cousin the Standard bearer (same headgear offerings). These models were not intended to represent any specific unit, they were initially designed to fill in gaps in my personal AWI armies. The masters have been kicking about on my workbench for the last 6 or 7 years (did I mention that sometimes we are really sloooow to release new figures?). As such further additions to this (small) range may not match as well as we once hoped for, but we shall see what we can come up with.
- British Light Infantry Officer in cut down coat
The next is the officer figure for our British Light Infantry wearing cut down coats. I have a bit of re-working to complete on the remainder of this (light infantry) set, but do hope to have work completed an figures ready by Thanksgiving. These light infantry figures are of the same vintage as the drummer above. They have been delayed mainly due to the need to re-work a couple of the figures (changes to make them easier to cast).
Alison will have another photo session next week. This will cover the 15mm pieces I missed passing off to her for this week. She will also take a pass at some of the 20mm Napoleonic figures recently re-molded.
That is a wrap for this week. My weekend days will be filled with farm work, as well as two scheduled shop sessions (mold work as well as some casting). I also have a small amount of sculpting work to complete. So. my weekend will be full. Be sure to check-in next week for the final lists for round one of 20mm French Napoleonic Cavalry re-molding, and more pictures and figure release announcements.
And now for our newest Blasted Planets release…
Human Infantry in Greatcoats.
Poses are come in two basic styles: Standing and Advancing at the Crouch.
There are two default headgear types. For the Standing poses, the default headgear is the Gulag Guard (a low fur cap). For the Advancing poses we have the Cossack, or tall fur cap.
Each pose grouping includes an officer and utility figure. The utility figures work well with shoulder fired heavy weapons.
These should all be listed on the Blasted Planets website by the end of the week.
Office with Gulag Guard cap and Infantryman with Cossack cap and Heavy Blaster
Advancing at the crouch, Gulag Guard armed with ppsh and Cossack cap armed with ppsh
Alternate Headgear: Officer with Officers (or Police) cap and Infantryman in soft shako
Next up: Heavy Gravity Cavalry and Blasted Bits (the first of various bits packs)
Just a quick peek at some of the various bits to be included in our range of Blasted Bits
Things are still a bit too busy here, yet somehow we managed to finish up the molds for a new Bloodaxe Miniatures release.
Our new Bloodaxe Miniatures release is a set of World War II Germans in Field Cap. We have some riflemen, SMG, an HMG and crew as well as a couple of fellows with Panzerfaust. These new figure packs have been listed over on the Bloodaxe Miniatures website. Be sure to pop over and take look. There will be a few more (WWII German) pieces added once we reorganize the figure pack offerings (when we update to our new website).
Otherwise we are still backed up in the shop. I was able to make some good progress the past couple of weeks, so the backup isn’t quite as bad as it was just a few weeks ago. The weekend before last, I stopped and took a few hours to make some tools for the mold making shop. This was time well spent, as I was able to use these new tools this past week and they made my (mold making) job so much easier.
The goal for this week is to clear out a couple of mold making projects and to finish mapping out the casting we need to do before Little Wars. Next week I really want to complete all casting for Little Wars by Tuesday, so I can focus on packing up on Wednesday and Thursday (I really don’t want to work until midnight on Thursday and then be up again by 5am to finish up so I can head out for the convention).
Well, I think that about does it for this time around. I’ll close with a couple of photos taken in the shop – these were take a couple weeks ago, right after we cleared out several large-ish projects – nothing too exciting here, but, well you get a peek at part of the shop…