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Brexit – how will it affect customers in the EU?

The UK has now left the European Union. While it is good news that the UK and EU remain on relatively good terms, the fact that the UK has left the single market and customs union does mean that there is some disruption and duty is now payable; Customs charges – I know from customer […]

Disruption to postal services December 2020

You may be aware of disruptions to the UK postal services at the moment in relation to Covid and the discovery of a faster transmitting variant of the virus. The majority of Tommy’s War post (approximately 95%) is through the postal system (Royal Mail in the UK) and their latest update can be found here; […]

2020 reviewed and a look forward to 2021

2020 will certainly long be remembered, perhaps not for the most positive reasons, but remembered nonetheless. It’s certainly been tough for so many people with the loss of so many lives throughout the world, the closure of businesses and the loss of jobs. As I write this we’re faced with a rise in cases, the […]

A Vickers progress

You may be aware that I’ve been working on a project to produce a much-requested item – the Vickers machine gun. I started the project in 2018 (which shows how long these things can take) with the creation of the gun and accessories (tripod, ammunition box, water can) digitally which was then 3D printed. The […]

Important update for Tommy’s War Collectors Club members

On January 1st 2021 I’ll be launching a new loyalty scheme for Tommy’s War customers, this is a really exciting way to earn rewards on your spend. It will mean that the Tommy’s War Collectors Club ends 31st December. With that the 20% discount will end, so customers have until the 31st December to qualify […]

Tommy’s War Shillings – Questions and Answers

Tommy’s War Shillings is the new loyalty scheme from Tommy’s War available for everyone that buys from Tommy’s War. Every time you spend you receive Shillings which can be redeemed – here you find how it all works; What is a Shilling? Every time you spend £1.00 at you will be credited one Shilling. […]

New from Tommy’s War – collect shillings!*

I’m really excited to announce the launch of a new scheme for Tommy’s War customers that allows you to collect points (shillings) which can then be used to pay for, or part-pay, future orders!* Shillings is a historical term for a payment given to new recruits in the British armed forces. While the practice ended […]

We’re still open…

Despite a second lock-down due to Covid-19 here in the United Kingdom and shipping orders. Due to the problems with the virus around the world there are some delays in the postal systems, notably the USA and Australia, so please get your Christmas orders in earlier so that they have time to reach you before […]

Cavalry figures by Peter de Haan

I wanted to share with you the inspiring work of someone who has become a good friend, Peter de Haan. Based in The Netherlands, Peter has completed all four of the cavalry figures to a fantastic standard, plus the Nery diorama. I’m fortunate to have seen two of the cavalry and the Nery set while […]


Duckboards are a very popular product as they were ubiquitous along the muddier sections of the Western Front. In the past I’ve produced sections of duckboard, those masters aren’t available any longer so with the help of diorama guru Andrew Belsey, we’ve created new ones. Here, I’ll explain what is supplied and how they work. […]