Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Big Changes for Musketeer Miniatures

Hello All

Its been a number years since Lord S and Darren at Gripping Beast took over the reins of running Musketeer Miniatures, and in that time we have seen many changes both for myself personally, and for Gripping Beast. I now find myself in the position of being able to take over the day-to-day running of Musketeer once more, and enable Gripping Beast to concentrate their efforts on their many new projects which are keeping them very busy. I'd like to send Lord S, Darren, Roger and Martin my immense gratitude and thanks for helping to keep the Musketeer ranges alive and kicking during this time, and making my move to the US possible. I couldn't have done it without them all so thank you guys.

Musketeer will be opening up in the US as soon as the logistics of transporting molds have been dealt with. The ranges currently available will be released one at a time as production molding takes place over time. I plan to continue production in the UK and this is being worked on at the moment too. Due to the logistics of this part of the reorganization, there may be a period when Musketeer ranges won't be available, but we hope to keep this time as short as possible depending on circumstances. Until then all Musketeer ranges will be still available from Gripping Beast until Sept 30th 2014. 

This will be a large reorganizing and we'll announce more when there are firmer details available. We would like to thank our many customers for their patience during this time.

All the best

Bill Thornhill 
Musketeer Miniatures

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Russian Guard and Sikh Infantry

Just a brief update on the GNW and Sikh Wars. More to come. 

Russian Guard infantry (the officer wasn't finished when I took the pic).

Some of new Sikh Regular infantry. March attack to follow. 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Romano-British Warriors

These particular figures were made last year but it seems we forgot to release them. Can't even remember if they ended up as WIP's on the blog. Anyway the idea behind them is for them to be added to the existing Late Romans to give a more Romano Brit look to units. I'm told GB will have them at Salute so pre-order if you'd like some. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

GNW Armies project begins

Well I've been wanting to do it for a loooonnng time, so now, with my enthusiasm for the period once more ignited, I started a blog to log the building of two armies for the period. it can be found HERE

In the meantime here is a bit of paint porn :)

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

More GNW (Bored yet??)

Ok so no much left to do and I'm getting nagged for Roman Armoured Horse Archers, so after I've done the Russian Guard I'll have a short break. In the mean time here are the current packs that are on their way for molding.

Grenadier Command. I've only included one ensign in this pack as there is some debate whether the Grenadier Regt's even had standards before 1712. In place of the other ensign there is a character figure in the way of a wounded Grenadier.

Infantry Command with Karpus hats. Officers worn the Tricorn so only the Drummer and NCO needed modifying.

Gripping Beast will have these and all the other packs I've been completing recently at Salute next month.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Russian Grenadiers

Just put the Russian Grenadiers together. Just waiting for the Guard dolls to come back to me. In the meantime I'll crack on with the Grenadier command. Pics soon.