July 2017

Only a couple of bits of news this month as the newsletter preceeded this update so, here goes.

There are two questions that we are commonly asked..the first, why don’t we shift to plastic or resin? The second, is, for some reason, which are your best selling ranges.

The answer to the first question is simple but has many reasons.  The main reason, is that, although I am no ecomentalist and a confirmed ‘Flat-Earther’ (Gordon Brown – remember him?), I did a lot work in and around the North Sea in the 1980s and 90s.  Most of this involved sending a Remote Operated Vehicle to the sea floor and flying it along a pipeline.  The pipe was laid in a shallow trench (or scar) from Platform to shore.  Every scar that I saw, was full of rubbish – hard hats, bottles, plastic bags and every other form of detritus that you could think of.  It will be there pretty much for ever and made a lasting impression on me – and a deep aversion to plastic!  Metal is recyclable, allows for much better detailing, allows deep undercuts and also permits more and better figure poses as there is no hard mould line such as that given by steel or aluminium dies.

The second question is easy and, going back over three years…..

2016  1st  Seven Years War, 2nd ACW, 3rd History of India

2015 1st  Seven years War, 2nd QRF Modern, 3rd ACW

2014  1st Seven years War, 2nd History of India, 3rd Franco-Prussian.


Anyone out there around Piper Alpha?  Nearly 30 years ago!

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