Saturday, May 26, 2018

Now those look cool...

Well, I finished up our demo figures, and boxed them up... and I have to say, the photos SO don't do justice to the awesomeness of these little boxed dudes.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Irish Revolution

Hey all!

A buddy stopped by and showed me a few test figures for his upcoming Irish Revolution collection... so I thought I'd share them!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Biggest toy soldier sale EVER!

Hi all!

Well, I've got to make a little room in the House of War, and frankly I could use the money:(

So I am selling some stuff on eBay!

First up, a BIG painted ACW Rebel army... eight units, and the starting price is CHEAP!  So go check them out!

I'm also selling a BUNCH of Test of Honor stuff!

So get yourself some minis on the cheap!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Extending our "Paint You, Win You!" contest

Hey all!

Just wanted to let folks know... we are extending our "Paint You, Win You!" contest over at the Minuteman Miniatures Facebook page!

So if you want to win the ENTIRE Dark Ages range, post up a photo of REAL you and MINIATURE you on our Facebook page, and you'll be entered to win!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

At Little Wars!

Hi all!

Well, we are sitting in our hotel outside of Chicago at Little Wars, after our second day at the convention with Minuteman Miniatures!

I have to say... what a BEAUTIFUL convention!  The hotel (the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) it is held in is a real first class hotel... clean, gleaming, fantastic light, carpeted floors... it's a bit of a stunner.

Even better has been the staff!  Everyone has been just so helpful and welcoming; it has been a wonderful convention so far!  I mean... come on... they actually pushed around a cart with free cold drinks for the vendors.  Give me a break:)

It seems that people are really enjoying the miniatures... we got so many people scanned it was a bit unbelievable!  And the HARD hard lessons we learned from Cold Wars are paying off... the purchase of a new monster computer has cut the total scan times to about two minutes, realizing that we were scanning with a wrong setting will cut the production time by HUNDREDS of hours, the using of Square on the iPad has automated the entire ordering and invoicing process... it is just SUCH a smoother process.

The new Dark Ages line has DEFINITELY been a hit... we have two Scots available, as well as our Viking and our final miniature in the line... the Norman knight!  They are only available right now for Little Wars customers, but as soon as we get them all printed out and mailed we will make them available to everyone... and THIS time, we are skipping the damn post office (which not only refused us because we were shipping too much, but then lost a full QUARTER of the orders!) and going right to UPS.

On a personal note, I was SO so thrilled to get to meet up with one of my true blogging idols, Scott MacPhee from MacPhees Miniature Men!  We got to pal around a bit, looking at miniatures while I reminded him how jealous I was of his ability!  I also got the pleasure of meeting Glenn, the gentleman who Scott has painted a great many miniatures for (I joked that Glenn is like Scott's patron, like a modern Medici) and even see the minis themselves in a truly jaw dropping Waterloo game.  Scott picked up a few miniatures of himself, and so did Glenn, so my guess is those will turn up painted better than I could hope to do soon enough!:)

This was me, at about 6:30 after the last customer left.  I think I ate about four bites of food all day, and holy cow, I was absolutely destroyed.  A Chik Fil A sandwich and some waffle fries helped.  

All in all, it's been a WONDERFUL experience so far... you couldn't ask for a nicer venue, the vendors are fantastic, the staff is as genuinely kind and warm and supportive as anyone could be, the Flea Market has some of the nicest miniatures I've ever seen at a Flea Market, the games have been BEAUTIFUL (a MASSIVE 40mm Pelannor Fields game, Glenn's Waterloo game, and a great LOTR game using Battle Valour miniatures were three of the coolest I saw) and all in all it's been a great experience!

If you are here at Little Wars, please do come by and visit us on Sunday at the Vendor's Hall!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Some interesting tanks!

Hey all!

Thought people like to get a glimpse at a rather interesting tank order we got recently... anyone recognize that big beast on the right?:)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Some of our newest models... for Little Wars!

Hey all!

Well, excited to say that Minuteman Miniatures will be at Little Wars!

We will be scanning and selling, and we will be taking in-person orders for figures from our next line... The Dark Ages!  This line is three figures; a Viking warlord, a Scottish warlord, and a mounted Norman!

Here are two photos to whet your appetite!  If you are in Chicago, please come on by and say hi!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Painted Luke Skywalker, Speeder Bikes, and an AT-RT for Legion

Hey all!

Well, some more from the Star Wars: Legion coreset is all painted up!

Namely, the two speeder bikes, the AT-RT, and Luke Skywalker!

The bikes were a bit of a pain... I made the mistake of glueing the riders to the bikes and then undercoating the whole thing black... foolish me!  Still, they turned out pretty nicely:)

Here is the rebel AT-RT!  I went SUPER simple with it... just grays and metallics for the walker itself.  I considered doing a few details in color, but I think I really like the monochromatic look.

And here is Luke himself!  I am not thrilled with how he turned out... not sure why, but something doesn't sit right.  Maybe his face needs a bit more highlighting?

As always, the basing didn't disappoint; love how busy and wild these bases are:)

So one last bit to go (the last Stormtrooper squad) and then I'm done with the core set.  Thanks for coming by and looking!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Only a day or so left on my Blood Bowl auction!

Hey all!

Only a day or so left on the auction for my Blood Bowl team... so grab it cheap while you can!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Painted Stormtroopers from Star Wars: Legion

Hey all!

Well, I got my first squad of Stormtroopers painted up for Legion!

(Well, not totally painted... just realized I didn't black out the darn bases!  But I'm too lazy to rephotograph them:) )

I did them undercoated white, with a pinwash of Agrax earthshade, and then another highlight of pure white.  It was a bit tedious, but it looks REALLY sharp in person!

Based them like my rebels, with the dense jungle theme.

Overall they turned out pretty great.  They really don't photograph well... they are bulky and dangerous looking, but in the photos I find that they look a bit silly, especially around the helmets.