February 27, 2013

Ak Interactive Previews March 2013 Releases

New Releases coming in March from AK Interactive. Pricing to be announced soon.

AK 558 IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ACRYILIC SET

AK 712- ACRYILIC THINNER Water based thinner especially designed for use with AK-Interactive acrylics.

AK 175 GREY PRIMER- Waterborne polymer primer is available in a versatile Neutral Gray color that is perfect for use as a basis for any color. 

AK 176 DARK YELLOW PRIMER- Waterborne polymer primer is available in a Dark Yellow color that is perfect for painting WWII German tanks or sand color vehicles.


February 20, 2013

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 19feb2013

French & Indian Wars Trading Post from La Meridiana Miniatures. This beautiful diorama was created using only F&I miniatures from the La Meridiana range. The diorama is broken up in several items which can all be bought separately.





The following is a breakdown of the diorama and its contents:
FR54-40 - Voyageur
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Antonio Zapatero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

FR54-41 - Ojibwa warrior
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Antonio Zapatero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: white metal

FR54-42 - Ojibwa trader
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Antonio Zapatero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

AC54-36 - American Frontier Accessory set
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Fabio Mero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

AC54-37 - Water Pump
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Fabio Mero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

AC54-38 - Trading House (2)
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Fabio Mero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

AC54-39 - River Quay set
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Fabio Mero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

AC54-40 - Pier and Flag mast set
Scale: 54mm
Sculpted by: Fabio Mero
Painted by: Danilo Cartacci
Material: resin

New 7th Cavalry Mounted & Foot Figures from Morgan Miniatures


New mounted and foot U.S. 7th Cavalry figures in the Morgan Old West range have just arrived. Relive the Old West with these unique 60mm scale, matt painted, white metal figures from the U.K. No more than 400 painted figures will be available annually. Each figure is individually hand-painted in the connoisseur style and usually no two figures will be painted exactly the same. Cowboys, Bandits, Apaches & The U.S. 7th Cavalry collide in this exciting range of figures. To view the latest arrivals click here







February 16, 2013

FIGURE OF THE WEEK 15feb2013: Andy Gard ACW


This week we feature a cannoneer who has suffered some sort of leg injury causing him to have his leg put in a splint but has not put him out of action. The figure is from Andy Gard. The small company was known primarily for battery operated, remote controlled trucks. (Remote controlled in that it was run by a short cord connecting vehicle to steering mechanism.) But they also made a short run of figures from the Civil War, Cowboys & Indians, G.I.s and Small Dogs with kennel truck. 
This is one of ten different poses the company did in 60mm and each pose was produced in Blue and Gray plastic. These were sold in bagged sets with a header card in most 5 & Dime stores in the 1960s. The imaginative sculpting on these figures is among the best ever done for injected molded plastic figures and the limits imposed the molding process. Time was when folks thought the Andy Gard ACW figures were produced by Ideal but this has since been disproved. 



February 14, 2013

W Britains Releases Wave 2 of the Battle of Fredericksburg & WWI German Figures

The second wave of figures from WBritains all new Battle of Fredericksburg 1862 range are now available. This series initially includes 15 figures and two scenic details. My hat's off the Ken & Richard Walker for developing this exciting new range of figures. Likewise the next four WWI Germans have been released along with the Museum Collection United States Military Academy, West Point, Cadet Color Guard, Present Day - 5 Piece Set. A new Limited Edition of 700 sets Zulu War- The Bayonet- Fight for the Kraal, British 24th Foot and Zulu Hand-to-Hand Set No.5 round out the February releases. Look for the Spring catalog to be release in the next couple of weeks, loaded with lot's of great new figures.  View and order all the new releases by Clicking Here





February 12, 2013

Linear-B (Strelets) 1/72nd Scale Plastic Sets Coming in March

Linear-B 1/72 scale plastic figures are manufactured by Strelets for exclusive distribution by Linear-B of Germany. We are bringing in all of the current nine sets including three brand new ones. These Linear-B sets focus on Ancient Roman life and are not available through regular distribution channels. Look for these in late February, early March. Reserve your sets today at our 15% off pre order price. View Linear-B Listings

LINK OF THE WEEK 12feb2013 The Civil War Trust

This week we highlight The Civil War Trust which is America's largest non-profit organization (501-C3) devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war's history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it. Support this group and save historic battlefields. Very worthy cause.

Go to www.civilwar.org

February 04, 2013

We've Got The Dirt on the Newest MIG Productions MUD


Introducing new MUD the definitive solution from MIG Productions
With the new MIG MUDs you will be able to make the most realistic mud, soils and landscapes in your dioramas. This new special formula is the answer to the most demanding requests. Now, modellers have the definitive solution for the soil representation. With MIG MUDs solutions you will find, not only different colors, you will also find different textures that will turn your work into a masterpiece! 


How to use:
MIG Productions MUDs are a colored, slightly gritty paste of acrylic resin, pigment and micro particles. Applied with a brush or spatula, the product is easily shaped to render a mud terrain in all kinds of conditions, sandy beach, desert dunes… It can be also used for rust and weathered metal textures. This product can also be applied into tank tracks or wheels in order to represent mud or soil concentrations. for more effects and color variations, MIG Productions MUDs can be mixed with MIG Pigments, Filters, Washes and MIG Acrylic Resin.