It’s a big month for Tommy’s War with a group of new releases, plus an update of stock of some favourite existing products.
Starting with new releases, there are three new codes in the figure range to consider;
|TW32S07||Vickers Machine gun, Passchendaele 1917|
|TW32CP24||Private, German Infantry (casualty)|
|TW32AL06||Sergeant, 167th Bn US Army|
TW32S07 – Vickers Machine Gun, Passchendaele 1917
Starting with the much-anticipated Vickers Machine Gun set, this is available as TW32S07 and although previewed as at Passchendaele in 1917, the set really does depict any British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian or South African troop of the Western Front campaign between 1917 and 1918 (with the exception of Highland Troops).
Sculpted by Nino Pizzichemi, this stunning set features two Machine Gun Corps soldiers firing their Vickers Machine Gun. The set also features a German casualty which is also available individually as TW32CP24. The context is that the British are defending a recently captured enemy trench from counter-attack.
The base, sculpted by Andy Belsey, is designed so that we could embed the gun tripod and avoid casting issues with such a fine piece.
The whole scene creates a small diorama packed with action and tension and Nino has sculpted the stress on the two machine gunners in wonderful detail.
TW32AL06 – Sergeant 167th US Infantry, St Mihiel 1918
The second release is a delayed figure from April 2020. The figure is a US Army Sergeant with a Winchester shotgun. We’d completed sculpting and Ernesto Reyes had finished the box art when I was alerted that the figures left hand was in the wrong position.
I hold my hands up to this one, I should have spotted it at the time, however some personal circumstances meant it slipped through the net. A year later he’s back and Nino has re-sculpted that arm so his hand is on the lever for the shotgun.
The figure is supplied with both hands, so if you do prefer that first pose then it’s still available.
Modelling World War 1 Trench Warfare by Andy Belsey
I’m delighted to be able to supply this book from my good friend Andy, the book showcases Andy’s amazing work on diorama bases.
With 192 pages, this book has over 300 images of inspiration for modellers and is a well-designed and is a thought-provoking look at life in the trenches.
|AB1||Modelling World War 1 Trench Warfare by Andy Belsey|
Back in stock
By a large margin, the most popular items in the Tommy’s War range are the cavalry figures, they seem to sell-out within days of coming back into stock.
We’ve done some work to get more copies of all of them into stock, plus some other figures that are amongst the most popular;
|TW32C02||Trooper, Warwickshire Yeomanry|
|TW32C03||Trooper, Australian Light Horse|
|TW32C04||Trooper, 17th Lancers|
|TW32MOT1||Clyno Vickers motorcycle|
|TW32S01||L Batthery RHA, The action at Nery|
|TW32S02||The Christmas Truce|
|TW32VC01||Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC|
I’m expecting these to sell quickly, so buy now!
My priority now will be to ensure that I’ve got any remaining out-of-stock figures back in sufficient numbers.
My aim is to have everything by September this year, but we’re immediately going to begin casting on the following products;
|TW32BE02||Private, Lincolnshire Regiment|
|TW32BE32||Private, Wellington Regiment NZ|
|TW32BE24||Private, 1/7th Lancashire Fusiliers|
|TW32BE51||Sergeant, 4th Bn KOYLI|
|TW32CP03||Private, Infanterie Division 133|
|TW32CP04||Private, 208 Infanterie Division|
|TW32CP05||Leutnant, Prussian Infanterie Regiment|
|TW32CP06||Unteroffizier, Angriffdivision, Kaiserschlacht|
|TW32CP08||Pioneer, 5th Storm Bn|
|TW32G01||Captain, 4th Bn Berkshire Regiment|
The casting of those figures should bring the entire range back up-to-date.
We’ll also continue casting of the Collector Club Specials (released September 2021 for a short period) and the Crossley Light Tender (September/October 2021).
New releases – Autumn 2021
There will be a short break from new releases while Nino enjoys his summer vacation, but we’ve already spoken and agreed the new new releases, which will be around October/November this year.
Through this time I’ll be refining the 2022 release list- so look out for more releases next year!
Model Shows 2021
At this moment in time I don’t know what shows will happen. Euro (Folkestone) is cancelled, Scale Model Challenge (Veldhoven) is still planned at the moment as is Scale Model World (Telford).
The best place to find out what’s coming up is on this blog, so please keep checking-in for more updates!