Monday, 22 December 2014

New Saxon Archers coming in Jan

More additions to the Late Saxon range on the way to give you some long range firepower. There will be 12 different figures in this release due mid/late Jan :)


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New Website Launched!!!

Hi All

Footsore Miniatures are happy to announce the launch of our new website. The new website now has all the old Musketeer Miniature ranges included in the store which, judging from the emails, a lot of you are keen on being able to purchase again. The new website can be found here




All ranges are available from our UK factory as of from now. Our US factory will have all ranges available by the end of January when we finish making all the production molds. That said, the original Footsore ranges (Dark Age Irish, Late Saxons, Skraelings and FPW), are all available direct from the US factory now.
The new website incorporates an articles section which we will be using to add hobby tips, news and additional ramblings for your amusement.
Sign up for our newsletter and we will keep you updated with new releases, shows and other news.

We are also now on Twitter @FootsoreMins

Cheers

Bill, Don and Ches


Team Footsore

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Website News Update

Hi All

We've had lots of you asking when the full ranges of Footsore and Musketeer figures will be available again. The answer is, very very soon. The final tests are now being done on the new website which will integrate them all and this blog too. We are hoping we will be done in the next few days if all goes well so stay tuned.

Cheers
Team Footsore :)


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Irish Horde

Got around to finishing the painting on the Irish this week. Even took them for a fight with the Central Ohio Saga players club :)

The Horde


The Warriors


The Fianna


The Curaidh


The Warlord





Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fall In

Just back from the Fall In show at Lancaster PA, and what a great show it was. A big thanks to all of you that stopped by the booth to chat and buy stuff. Myself and Don were joined by our partner in the UK, Andrew Chesney (Ches), who flew in to help out and run the Warlord stand, as Footsore is the official show rep for Warlord in the US now. It was a great show for both companies by the time Sunday came around.

It was great meeting lots of new faces as well as some familiar ones. Here are a few pics from the show :)

The vendor hall at Fall In


The FPW French saw their first releases


As did the Corvii

My old Army gaming buddy from some 20+ years ago just happened to wander by. Which was nice :)


Don


Howard Fielding dropped by for a chat.



Ches helping people find just what they needed as always.




Should I?


Charles placing a rather large order with Ches


The three amigos after the show. Tired but happy :)

Monday, 27 October 2014

New stuff teaser #1



A sneak peek of our Corvii, sculpted by the very talented Mr Patrick Keith. So far we have 6 of these ready for release in the coming weeks. Figures are around 32mm to the eye. 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Webstore is up!

The webstore is live.

footsoreminis.com

Please stop by and take a look; more product will be added shortly.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Historicon 2014 Report.

The dust has settled after our first official releases at Historicon. We had a great time at the Con meet new friends and old. Thank you all who came over to look, say hi, chat and buy. We really appreciated your time and the great feedback you gave us over the 4 days. Can't wait for the next one now :)

For those that couldn't make it we had on release our Dark Age Anglo-Saxons, Irish and Skraelings. Due to a last minute molding problem we couldn't get our FPW French or the 1st Minnesota out in time, although we did have samples of both that proved a hit with a lot of people. Work is underway now to sort out the problem and get the website live in the next week or so.




 Enjoying our first show together.


Our first customer, ironically named Bill being congratulated by err...Bill 


Bill and Wojciech Flis, Warlord Games uber sculptor taking time out at the Fredrickburg Battlefield.


We all had a great time. A special thanks goes out to the Historicon organizers and also to Don's wife Gaelyn and the funniest man on the planet Brian Higgins for helping out on the stand. :)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Historicon teaser #2

 Irish Heroes and Fianna





There will be more Fianna variants along with these.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Historicon Releases

With only 4 weeks to go before Historicon its probably time to put up a list for what we have planned in the way of releases.

Our initial plan was just to concentrate of FPW but business success really depends on appealing to as many different customer bases as possible. So with that in mind we decided to branch out with some other periods that would appeal to other folk who might not be into the FPW.

We decided that it would be fun to produce some ACW but rather than repeat the basic figures, we would just look initially at sculpting some specific colorful units from the first year or so of the war. We picked the 1st Minnesota because of the bright red shirts they wore at 1st Bull Run. There is some debate on headgear so we thought we'd do both :)

We've always been fans of the Dark Ages for wargaming so it was inevitable that we'd delve into that period. We're not putting them together in any particular order, more down to what Bill wants to sculpt at the time. Saxons are a must for fighting battles in Dark Age Britain. The Irish are not often tackled by manufactures so we thought we'd try them, and the Skraelings because everybody needs something weird to throw at their Vikings :)

So that's the current plan. All the figures marked with an * are going to be there on the day, with anything unmark planned but not definate. Its all down to sculpting time now as Bill has other work he's doing alongside Footsore, but if we keep feeding him coffee and Redbull, who knows?

FPW

French Infantry Officers x4*
French Command x2 Ensigns, x1 Drummer x1 Bugler*
French Infantry advancing port arms/trail
French Infantry advancing shouldered arms *

ACW
1st Minnesota Command
1st Minnesota Infantry advancing in Round Hats
1st Minnesota Infantry advancing in Covered Caps*

DARK AGES

Irish Warlord and Bannerman*
Irish Heroes x 2*
Irish Warriors x 4 (random selection from 16 variants)*
Irish Fianna w/axes x 4 (8 random variants)*

Anglo-Saxon Warlord and Bannerman*
Anglo-Saxon Heroes x 2
Anglo-Saxon Unarmoured Spearmen x 4 (random selection from 16 variants)*

Skraeling Warlord *
Skraeling Shaman
Skraeling Warriors x4 (8 random variants)*
Skraeling Archers x 4*

Pictures will follow over the next days and weeks, but here is a cheeky WIP of the Irish on the painting table ;)







Sunday, 11 May 2014

First molds done

Hi all
Despite the lack of posts work has been progressing. A new mold frame has solved the problems we've been having so I finally got to mold up some kit molds as well as some finished figures. As well as FPW we have decided to expand our Initial ranges to include some Dark Ages. Details will follow once we have molded up a few more of them. Exciting times :-)







Thursday, 24 April 2014

Quick update

Its been a busy month so sorry for the lack of updates. I had a few problems with the molding can that the molds go into to cook. New can on the way so assoon as its here we can actually get some castings done. I've started the Prussian command now and here is a sneak peek at the first officer. Sorry the picture's not very good


I've been reading so good books on the FPW which has been inspirational. I made the mistake of also starting to watch the series Vikings. That may have been a mistake. Oh well!:-)











                 



Thursday, 27 February 2014

More FPW French Command

Just working on the last 3 figures for the French Infantry Command, Ensign, Drummer and another officer. The Bugler needs a rifle adding and the new officer will be holding a pistol but I'll wait to cast them parts up before adding them. Next up, the Infantry :)



Kits parts

To make the whole process quicker when building Infantry and Cavalry the equipment is molded up first so it can be added to each figure, rather than make it again and again. This is a bit of whats already been done.


Friday, 21 February 2014

French Musicians

I always find them the most pointless of figures to sculpt, but people seem to want them. Its probably just me then lol!

Anyway here's the WIP :)


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A blast from the past!

When I first started Musketeer Miniatures way back all those years ago, the Franco Prussian War was one of the ranges at the top of my list to do. I went so far as to do a test sculpt and came across the little green fella today so I thought I'd share him. He's not good enough to be part of the new range but it was interesting to see how my sculpting style has changed.