Friday, 29 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

28mm 1806 Prussian Hussars Available at Last

Gentlemen !!

At last !! I am very happy to annonce they are for sale now on our webshop. It has been a long, painful and very expensive trip to reach this moment but it has eventually come true.

I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do and that you will get as much pleasure to paint them as we had !!

Cheers !!

Franck




















Thursday, 13 November 2014

1870 Franco-Prussian War French Infantry

As the work on these figures has nearly started here is a list of what we are going to release at first:

Chasseurs à Pied and Zouaves/Turcos will follow

As usual special pre orders deal will be proposed with special figures, color plates and I am looking to find something cool to make a small contest !




FPWINF001 Regimental Command Advancing (Mounted Colonel, Eagle Bearer, Officer, Sapper, Drummer)
FPWINF002 Battalion Command Advancing (Officer, Fanion Bearer, NCO, Bugler, Drummer, Adjudant)
FPWINF003 Infantry Advancing at Right Shoulder Shift
FPWINF004 Infantry Advancing at the Trail
FPWINF005 Infantry Charging


FPWINF 006 Regimental Command Standing (Mounted Colonel, Eagle Bearer, Officer, Sapper, Drummer)
FPWINF 007 Battalion Command Standing (Officer, Fanion Bearer, NCO, Bugler, Drummer, Adjudant)
FPWINF 008 Infantry Standing Firing
FPWINF 009 Infantry Standing Loading
FPWINF 010 Infantrry Kneeling Firing and Reloading


FPWINF 011 Casualties
FPWINF 012 Vivandière
FPWINF 013 Bearing a Wounded Soldiers
FPWINF 014 2 Infantrymen: 1 kneeling giving cartridges from a crate
FPWINF 015 Mounted Command of 4: Division General, Staff Officer, Fanion Bearer, Colonel

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

1806 Prussian Hussar Pre Orders Phase 2

Just a quick note to stress that I have added three packs to the first list I published: PRUHUS 15 Hussars in Shakos Scouting, PRUHUS 16 Hussars in Mirlitons Scouting and PRUHUS 17 Blucher in Hussar Dress.

These figures come from numerous emails I have received

I will write a message about that to the customers who had already ordered the Hussars in Pre Order Phase 1 but I have planned to offer them one of each of these packs. Of course if they want more there is no problem about that :)

Now the figures are nearly ready to make their trip to the mould maker to make the final castings that will be used to create the final figures

The figures should be in their owners hand s near the end of the year: I know as always that it is a long time to wait but Griffin Moulds as so much work to do that we have to take the queue but that is the price to pay to have top quality castings.

1806 Prussian Hussars Pre Order Phase 2

Hi Gentlemen

We have decided to start a new pre-release order phase for our 1806 Prussian Hussars.

There will be each pack of figures as they will be proposed when the range will be released.

As the figures are still at the mould maker and still need some works for the sculptor to give them their final look, I have added the heads on the bodies and they are held with blue tack.

So sometimes they have a weird look but the final result will be better and mustaches and laces will be added in the end.

The figures will be available in Late December 2014.

So what is the interest in pre-ordering the figures so many time before the release date?

It is quite easy: you will receive a 30% discount on all the prices and you will be entitled to choose among some bonus packs.

These bonus packs are all available for sale too so if you want you can only buy these packs.

Here are the bonuses for the Pre-Release Order phase:

Any eight standard packs: you can choose one bonus pack FREE

Any twelve standard packs: you can choose any two bonus pack FREE

Any sixteen standard packs: you can choose any three bonus pack FREE

Any twenty standard packs: you will receive any three bonus packs plus the pre-release bonus pack FREE.

The Bonus packs are:

PRUHUS 11 2 Hussars Casualties Falling from Horses in Shakos

PRUHUS 12 2 Hussars Casualties Falling from Horses in Mirlitons

PRUHUS 13 1 Colonel in Leibrock Charging

The Pre-Release Bonus pack is:

PRUHUS 14 General Set: A 4 Mounted Figures special set with 1 Colonel in leibrock, 1 General in Regulation Dress, 1 Feldjager & 1 General in Cloak

Again All the Bonus packs are available for sale too.

Here is the list of the Standard Packs:

Hussars in Shakos with Pelisse worn and trousers:

PRUHUS 01 Command in Reserve 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer

PRUHUS 02 Command Charging 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer

PRUHUS 03 3 Hussars in Reserve

PRUHUS 04 3 Hussars Charging

PRUHUS 05 3 hussars with Carbines (1 firing, 1 with the carbine on the thigh and one reloading)

Hussars in Mirlitons with Pelisse worn and trousers:

PRUHUS 06 Command in Reserve 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer

PRUHUS 07 Command Charging 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer

PRUHUS 08 3 Hussars in Reserve

PRUHUS 09 3 Hussars Charging

PRUHUS 10 3 hussars with Carbines (1 firing, 1 with the carbine on the thigh and one reloading)

PRUHUS 15 3 Hussars in Shakos Scouting

PRUHUS 16 3 Hussars in Mirlitons Scouting

PRUHUS 17 Blucher in Hussar Dress

Shipping Cost: they are included in our Paypal Shopping Cart but here they are:

Under 20 €: 6.5 €

Under 50 €: 10 €

Under 100 €: 12 €

Under 200 €: 15 €

200 € and More: 25 €

When does the Pre-Release Begin: as soon as you can read these lines !

When does it ends ? On the 25 of November 2014 at 11:59 PM

A new and the last Pre-Release Order Phase will take place in December.

Future Pre Orders will concern US & CSA Infantry in Frock Coats, Franco-Prussian War French Imperial Infantry and ACW Confederate Command Grou
















Monday, 3 November 2014

FG MiniZ Logo Contest



The choice of a logo is always problematic. It is hard to find ideas for a small symbol that you will keep for a long time ,that will identify your company and that will be remembered by all you followers.

So as I am sure a lot of people have more talent and more ideas than I do, we decided to launch a logo contest: the idea is to create a logo we can use on our blister packs , mails, emails , advertisement, reference material and webshop.

The contest will start on the 4th of November 2014 and will end on the 5th of December  2014. The logo must contain the name of our company: FG MiniZ .

We will choose the winner among all the proposals and the winner will receive a 150 € prize to choose among our products.

All the entries can be submitted at contact@fgminiz.fr

Cheers

Franck

New Color Plate: the 14th Brooklyn

A new Color Plate soon to be available on our shop; The 14th Brooklyn !!
Once again I must kindly thank our friend André Jouineau for his great talent and the patience he took for all the corrections I brought to the plate:)



Friday, 24 October 2014

Upcoming Confederate Officers in Frock Coats

Just a glance at the future Confederate Command Sets in Frock Coats to spend a good week end :)

They will be released as Confederate Command in Frock Coats with Kepis Advancing and Confederate Command in Frock Coats with Slouch Hats Standing.



Thursday, 23 October 2014

1806 Prussian Hussar Scouting Party


A pack of 3 Prussian Hussars that was not scheduled at start but tat was requested by a lot of customers: The Scouting Party !!!
 


 And here is the scouting party with heads in mirlitons and shakos: they are only held with blue tack at the moment to have an idea of the product but in the end, heads will have mustache, cocard, etc and will look better and much more well in place that these ones :D





Friday, 19 September 2014

Last Hours for the Pre Release Order Phase 1 & some Iron Brigade Reinforcements

The first phase of our pre release order will end in a few hours: the second phase will start in some days but you still have some time to benefit from that offer.

Here is below part of the master casting before being sent to the sculptor.



Now something new: the Iron Brigde at the Trail is available !! 6 proud members of the Iron Brigade to bring some variations in your advancing, charging or firing units. As they can be used on their own I have added a Battalion Deal too.





Two new items have appeared in our webstore too: from popular demand I have added a pack of 6 Union Foot Officers and one of 3 Mounted Officers. They can be used in any 28mm army to improve the look of you command or genenral's stands




Monday, 1 September 2014

Colonel Morrow of the 24th Michigan



I think it is a story known to anybody but what happened between the 26th North Carolina and the 24th Michigan is so unusual that I think it is always good to speak about it. So I will tell the short story here for pleasure soon :)

Friday, 29 August 2014

1806 Prussian Hussars Pre Release Order Phase 1



Hi Gentlemen

We  have decided to start a pre-release order phase as I made it for the 14th Brooklyn and the Iron Brigade: in a few hours I will update our website with a pre-release order shopping cart.

There will be each pack of figures as they will be proposed when the range will be released.

No pictures yet at the moment as the figures are on the workbench but your may already have seen some green dolls on our blog and I will add pictures as soon as I have more.

The figures will be available in November 2014.

So what is the interest in pre-ordering the figures so many months before the release date?
It is quite easy:  you will receive a 25% discount on all the prices and you will be entitled to choose among some bonus packs.

These bonus packs are all available for sale too so if you want you can only buy these packs.

You will receive too a color plate displaying uniforms of all 1806 Prussian Hussar regiments with their saddlecloth made by  the famous French military painter André Jouineau exclusively for us.

Here are the bonuses for the Pre-Release Order phase:

Any eight standard packs: you can choose one bonus pack FREE
Any twelve standard packs: you can choose any two bonus pack FREE
Any sixteen standard packs: you can choose any three bonus pack FREE
Any twenty standard packs: you will receive any three bonus packs plus the pre-release bonus pack FREE
Regiment packs count as 4 packs for Bonuses

The Bonus packs are:
PRUHUS 11        2 Hussars Casualties Falling from Horses in Shakos
PRUHUS 12        2 Hussars Casualties Falling from Horses in Mirlitons
PRUHUS 13        1 Colonel in Leibrock Charging

The Pre-Release Bonus pack is:
PRUHUS 14        General Set: A 4 Mounted Figures special set with 1 Colonel in leibrock, 1 General in Regulation Dress, 1 Feldjager & 1 General in Cloak

Again All the Bonus packs are available for sale too.

Here is the list of the Standard Packs:

Hussars in Shakos with Pelisse worn and trousers:
PRUHUS 01        Command in Reserve 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer
PRUHUS 02        Command Charging 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer
PRUHUS 03        3 Hussars in Reserve
PRUHUS 04        3 Hussars Charging
PRUHUS 05        3 hussars with carbines (1 firing, 1 with the carbine on the thigh and one reloading)

Hussars in Mirlitons with Pelisse worn and trousers:
PRUHUS 06        Command in Reserve 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer
PRUHUS 07        Command Charging 1 NCO, 1 Musician & 1 Officer
PRUHUS 08        3 Hussars in Reserve
PRUHUS 09        3 Hussars Charging
PRUHUS 10        3 hussars with carbines (1 firing, 1 with the carbine on the thigh and one reloading)

Regiment Packs
PRUHUSREG 01        12 Mounted Figures Regiment Hussars in Shakos with Pelisse worn and trousers in Reserve
PRUHUSREG 02        12 Mounted Figures Regiment Hussars in Shakos with Pelisse worn and trousers Charging
PRUHUSREG 03        12 Mounted Figures Regiment Hussars in Mirlitons with Pelisse worn and trousers in Reserve
PRUHUSREG 04        12 Mounted Figures Regiment Hussars in Mirlitons with Pelisse worn and trousers Charging

Shipping Cost: they are included in our Paypal Shopping Cart but here they are:

Under 20 €: 6.5 €
Under 50 €: 10 €
Under 100 €: 12 €
Under 200 €: 15 €
200 € and More: 25 €

When does the Pre-Release Begin: on the 1st September 2014

When does it ends ? On the 22 of  September 2014 at 11:59 PM

A new Pre-Release Order Phase will take place in October.

Future Pre Orders will concern US & CSA Infantry in Frock Coats, Franco-Prussian War French Imperial Infantry, 1806 Prussian Artillery and an ACW surprise !

Friday, 1 August 2014

Claymore 2014

Dave from Caliver Books will have our figures for sale at Claymore 2014 this Saturday:

https://www.facebook.com/events/537559066366828/?ref=ts&fref=ts

http://seswc.co.uk/2014/06/claymore-2014/


He will not have our 1806 Prussian Hussars yet but here is a picture of the starting work on the heads, the saber and the carbine:



Cheers

Franck

Monday, 28 July 2014

Our figures earned the First Prize at Historicon !!

Our dear friend Hugh Alderson has kindly sent us this picture:



he won the first prize at Historicon in the Painting Contest: he made a wonderful painting job and I am very proud of the result !

It is the first time someone won a painting competition with our figures: I must say it very pleasant because it emphasizes our work and I hope that others painters will be interested using our miniatures for their future entries in painting contests.

I want to thank Hugh for choosing our range for this vignette !

Cheers

Franck

Saturday, 26 July 2014

1806 Prussian Hussar Reference Material

So Alan Marsh has sculpted the dollies, headgears, carbine and saber for the Prussian Hussars. He based his work on reference material I sent him and I can already say that as usual his work is awesome and I will post photos as soon as I get the greens.

Sources are not so easy to find about this particular moment of prussia history: Osprey's books are a good start but it is not enough.


We are very lucky to possess Gillet's work (you can find it on this article: link ) and the studies of our friend André Jouineau are very useful too (his work is here: link)

 A few months ago, plates made by the late Kurt Geiss in the Fanfaro serie appeared in a french magazine and they were a great help for our references. I have scanned the magazine so you cna sse the quality of Mr Geiss's work.






As you can see, Prussian Hussars wore a very colorfull and very attractive uniform: I have chosen to represent them in campaign dress with Pelisse worn and trousers: only the Officers will have the Pelisse on the shoulder

We will release some Carabineers skirmishing on horse, Casualties, A Colonel Charging and a four mounted figures General's set.

More details and Pre Release Order soon

Cheers

Franck