We were approached by Ross Broadstock of FigurePainting.co.uk with an offer to paint up some figures for us. We sent him a unit (UD65) of Samnite Cavalry. They returned to us in the agreed stage of unbased and without shields. Steve at LBMS they created transfers for them and Adam completed the unit with some blending in to match the rest of our painted figures. I think you will all agree that Ross and Adam did a great job on them.
Late last year we decided to move our elephants to resin and contacted Rob to tackle the project. Adam then decided to take the opportunity to update his original sculpts. We also added the option of using them all without howdahs, this will require new astride crew sets which will be added as soon as we receive the initial castings. We are posting this to allow customers the choice of getting the original metals now or putting off buying until the new ones are ready, only fair we think. It will be 6-8 weeks until they are all ready to list in the shop.
So what elephants are we working on this time, ELH001-ELH006 and all the heads that go with them. We intend to list the bodies(now in one piece) and the heads separately so you can build the elephants as you would like. No doubt Adam will refresh the crews as well.
What does this mean for our other projects, well to be fair to all waiting on the start of the Byzantines, it will add some time on to the start date. Rest assured that we want to start as soon as possible but we are committed to adding the seleucid infantry and cavalry listed on our to do list.
I will post the photos of the resin beasts asap( in other words as soon as I get my hands on them)
We have been moving to Pewter over the last few months but from now on all figures will be in pewter. We needed some time to adjust things here and to lower the stock in Lead/Tin alloy. Now we need to raise the prices to take the price of the more expensive alloy into account.
We hope that you all understand, it was a case must do not want to.
Mark posted his army on TMP and has allowed us to share it here.
“All infantry are plastic Victrix figures from their Ancient Macedonian and Ancient Greek range. All mounted including elephants are metal Aventine Miniatures from their Pyrrhic range, with the exception of the horse archers which are Warlord. Both Victrix and Aventine are great figures, lovely to put together and paint. Transfers are Little Big Men Studios range, from Victrix. Lances and spears on the metal figures are wire pikes cut to size, from Aventine/Warlord. “