Montag, 4. Dezember 2017

NEW RANGE: Romanians for WW2

Already leaked in a couple of forums and finally ready for release is a complete new range!

Subject is the Romanian Army of World War Two.

The miniatures of the first sets are intended for the earlier part of the fightings on the Eastern Front, i.e. the years 1941 and 1942, when Romania formed a substantial part of the Axis' forces during Unternehmen Barbarossa. The miniatures are depicting soldiers in summer dress. Some of the most noticeable battles these miniatures would be suitable for surely are the Siege of Odessa (1941), the Siege of Sevastopol (1941-1942) and the opening stages of the Battle of Stalingrad (1942-1943).

All the sculpting work (miniatures + weapon masters) was done by Kosta Heristanidis. The master of the PPSh-41 SMG is used under licence from Kosta, while the master of the MP 40 SMG is used with kind permission of Eureka Miniatures.
If you are looking for opponents for the Romanians, have a look at Eureka Miniatures Soviet. The range is also sculpted by Kosta and a perfect match for our Romanians!

Moulding and casting of the masters was done by Eureka Miniatures in Australia, while the production moulds and castings are done by Hagen Miniatures in Germany. 

The painted examples were painted by maestro Andrew Taylor (who already painted all the German Revolution and China Town sets).

RO-01 Officers & NCOs (four miniatures) - € 8.- 

RO-02 Riflemen advancing (four miniatures) - € 8.- 

 RO-03 Riflemen firing (four miniatures) - € 8.- 

 RO-04 SMG-armed soldiers (four miniatures) - € 8.- 

RO-05 LMG teams (four miniatures) - € 8.- 
(the backpacks of the assistant gunners are seperate pieces)

RO-06 HMG team (three miniatures + HMG and ammo crate) - € 8.- 

RO-07 light mortar team (two miniatures + mortar and ammo crates) - € 5.-

Planned for the next wave are:
- AT-gun with crew
- 75mm field gun with crew
- sniper team
- flamethrower team 

Potential future additions are two sets of cavalry, a second set of SMG-armed soldiers (with Beretta M1938a and Orita M1941 SMGs), a medium or heavy mortar team, tank busters, a tank crew, ...

Sonntag, 26. November 2017

Back again! 2nd Update: 6 new RJW sets

Six new sets of miniatures for the Russo-Japanese War are available filling three major gaps in the range (Japanese artillery, Russian HMG and Russian High Command) and one set, which might be of interest for diorama builders (Russian Military Band.
PLEASE NOTE: The Japanese artillery crews are sold separately from the gun!

All the miniatures were scuplted by Paul Hicks with the exception of the masters of the Russian HMG and the Japanese mountain gun, which were built be eBob. 

For an update on the Russian cavalry, please scroll to the end of this post.

But first the new sets (please excuse the not-so-great photos):

RJ-R12 Russian High Command (4) - € 7.50
consisting of two General Officers, one Cossack Officer acting as an ADC and an Orthodox Priest
(this set is also suitable for the Great War / World War 1)

 RJ-R11 Russian HMG (4 + HMG) - € 9.50

RJ-R13 Russian military band (8) - € 15.-

RJ-J20 Japanese artillery crew moving (4) - € 7.50
AG-J01 Japanese Type 31 75 mm mountain gun (1) - € 7.-

RJ-J21 Japanese artillery crew firing (4) - € 7.50
AG-J01 Japanese Type 31 75 mm mountain gun (1) - € 7.-

AG-J01 Japanese Type 31 75 mm mountain gun (1) - € 7.-
each gun comes with two different sets of wheels (one to be used with the firing crew and one with the moving crew) and two ammo crates

The Russian line cavalry is next on the to-do-list for the Russo-Japanese War. The first two steps have already been made: 

Horses incl. saddles, reins and equipment sculpted by eBob (the Japanese riders are serving as doubles on the photo).

Dollies for mounted and dismounted variants of the cavalry soldiers scuplted by Paul Hicks.