Monday 16 November 2009

Back from Crisis in Antwerp, and what a nice show it was. Unfortunately the camera decided to break whilst we were at the Dunkirk Memorial, so no photographs of that visit, or of Cassel.
I received photos of the resin work ongoing with the Char FCM 2C. I already have the first turrets out of the mould, and the hull has taken a bit longer to dry, due to its enormous size. It is planned to be a limited run, with ten produced initially. If anyone would like one, they are going to be £25 plus postage.
I also received the master castings of the Highland conversions in Tam-o-shanter hats. The production run should follow shortly.
Mike has nearly finished Waffen SS pack 2, and the first four Belgians are being worked on at the same time. They should not be long either.

Tuesday 3 November 2009

The restocks finally arrived. Nick at North Star and Griffin got me the bits I needed to fulfill the orders, and enough to make the visit to Antwerp viable. To be honest, selling anything at Antwerp is a bonus, as the whole trip is always enjoyable, as long as the Belgian Highway Authorities are not closing motorways. Last year we sat in traffic between Ghent and Antwerp for five hours, but the Tin Soldiers were still at the venue, waiting for the stragglers to arrive on the Fiday night.

We are making a detour this year on the way to Antwerp, to visit the Dunkirk Memorial and then head down to Cassel for lunch and a wander around the place. If time allows I'm turning off the old Wormhoudt road to find Esquelbec cemetery. I'll post some photos if I remember the camera.