Did my first ever podcast with ‘Our Ken’ from the excelent Yarkshire Gamer podcast.
Episode 43 – Paul Thompson – Early War Miniatures | Yarkshire Gamers Reet Big Wargames Podcast (podbean.com)
Most enjoyable conversations, Ken is a great host. For more top notice interesting pod casts go to his Yarkshire Gamer pod cast site at Yarkshire Gamers Reet Big Wargames Podcast | a podcast by Yarkshire Gamer (podbean.com).
We covered a lot of stuff about my entry into the hobby, EWM, Tanks, Submarines………….Hope you like it.
Busy packing new products for the show at Partizan on Sunday, hope to see a few of you there.
Just a quick one as I start to find my painting Mojo again. A sneak preview of the new USA early war Pacific range approaching completion.
These are the former Sergeant Major miniatures ranges re mastered. I have removed the heads and molded them with a common 2 mm head post hole. The bases are thinner and some new weapons options now available.
The head options allow you to pose as required.
Here then some of the first castings as I seek to improve my long lost painting mojo……..
once the range is finished these will be released probably in June 2023.
Lots to tell on this update. I have been adding a vast new range of British and Commonwealth Army miniatures to the the store. These are designed for North and East Africa, Middle East and the Far east for operations and campaigns from 1930 to late 1942. These to include British Army and Indian army units across Gurka, Seek, Rajputana, Punjab and other regional units like the Burma rifles, the Straights Settlement Volunteer force & Federated Malay states Volunteer force . Those and many more are possible.
The ranges feature 1908 webbing, shorts and shirt sleeve order. Some with or without small rear packs and gas mask case on cheat so perfect for INTERWAR and EARLY WW2 in these regions. All have separate head options with a vast selection of head types and designs available. The figures will be available separately and in rifle squad and platoon units. they come with Pith Helmets UNLESS YOU REQUEST ANOTHER HEAD TYPE when you order. Something new I am trying.
The Indian Army options for all these early war campaigns are as vast. Indian figures, support units and rifle squads and platoons come with Rajputana head standard but you can choose any other Indian head option when you order.
We are at Partizan next weekend so please do pre-order so I can make sure you get what you need from us at the show. Some of these new Far East, Middle East and East/North African units will be there.
The plan is to reproduce the range in 37 pattern webbing, with a good start already made. Again, it will be as complete as the range in 1908 webbing.
Now some eye candy as painted by Tony Jones who does our painting. He recently delivered some of the new Dutch KNIL and Japanese models for the Far East.
I have added a whole load of decals to the Webstore under the country headings. I shall be adding a DECALS category for those who want to go straight to our decals offerings. All from good friend Black Lion Decals in the Netherlands.
Lastly, had the pleasure of doing my first pod cast with Our Ken over at the Yarkshire Gamers podcast. I think he plans to publish it next week some time? I will post a link once ready. We covered a lot of interesting subjects, i hope you enjoy it when its available.
See you at Partizan perhaps………Cheers
More new WW1 tanks and accessories added to the store. These have been remastered and re-molded in EWM SUPERCAST resins with strong white metal gun barrels and accessories.
Some new new sceanic’s also, with more to follow shortly. below some stacks of Ammunition or ration boxs in SUPERCAST resin for £3.75.
A selection of chimneys so you can character to model buildings.
Another new building PLOTZ to be used with our Plotz#3. High stonewall with outside Karzi and strong rear gates. closed up next to Plotz#3, this provides a full rear or front building plot useing the neighbouring next door wall. I will keep expanding the range of BUILDING PLOTZ as they are proving very popular and I really enjoy designing them.
Other news, Tom Lobley has started work on a new WW1 range of 1914/15 Belgian army models. He has just finished a splendid new Polish WZ29 field gun, also used by the Germans and Finish forces once captured. Tom also recently finished some splendid conversions of WW1 British infantry putting them in shorts and with now separate heads. This allows us to do a full range of WW1 middle east British and WW2 Iraq army for 1941 battles. Still much work to do on these, but watch here for updates.
Tom Also made a splendid range of civilians which I have yet to mold. I plan to cast these not on bases, which will prove tricky. The reason being, these civilians can be easily mounted on transparent plastic sheeting helping them to fit into built up areas or countryside alike. That and most people I have surveyed, like to mount their model civilians in groups, so no bases will help this a lot.
Our next show is the glorious Partizan in late MAY. Please do pre-order for that show so we dont disappoint on the day.
I have been remastering and re-molding a number of our WW1 and Interwar tanks now into EWM SUPERCAST built & ready designs. Some have been added to the store tonight, others will follow shortly. These models were first made in 2012 and showed their age. Always popular, they have been updated and Im really pleased with how they have come out.
Some new additions to the WWI tank range will also be appearing, these being the Mk IV in both male and female designs.
Some new additions to our EWM scenic ranges are also now made. These include a set of walls all with different angles of turns in them. Im told few makers have stone walls with different turn angles? More stores items for forward supply dumps with stacks of small boxs and spent shell cases in piles, like those found scattered around gun positions, now also in resin. Another update will follow shortly…..cheers
A whole batch of new and remastered Japanese Tanks and some new infantry in Jungle camouflage added to the store. Really happy with these new models all now in EWM SUPERCAST and come with built& ready hulls, with open or closed turret options for the crew provided. The new type 94 is a new master I made, really happy with it. Labels describe the fronts these vehicles saw action on.
O, and did I mention a new Archer in EWM supercast in just 2 parts….Built & Ready? here it is….
See you at Hammerhead or Abingdon shows next weekend……cheers