Saturday, 27 February 2016

SYW Progress Update

I spoke to the Chris Tubb (the sculptor) yesterday, about the SYW range.

The figures have been delayed a bit longer due to difficulties in changing over to digital sculpting - not only his own learning curve, but also the need to invest in much more computing power to handle the software and large model files.

The good news is that the French Infantry have now been sent for what is hopefully the final 3D printing, and I should (fingers crossed)  have something to show you in the next week or so. The infantry will have the coat both with and without turn backs, so will be useful for earlier periods as well.

The Austrian cuirassier cavalry are also well on the way, but he is waiting to get the 'look and feel' of the French infantry right before moving on.

There will also be artillery, but not for a while, below is the start of an Austrian cannon, which still needs a lot of 'twiddly bits', but already looking good.

New moulds would be good.............the weather is brightening up so casting days cannot be far away!


  1. Thank you for the update. Your efforts to shed light on the vagaries of the production process are appreciated.

    My attempts to subscribe to the newsletter have been unsuccessful. I have found following the PA blog helps.

    The gun may be a rough draft but it is good to see that it is now in the queue. It looks like a six-pounder is planned. While I realize it is too early to make comments on the sculpting I would like to ask that a way be found to have the tube cast with the muzzle opening. PA has previously not done this. Even the 54mm Napoleonic French gun tube is solid.

  2. Rahway

    The continuing delays in figure production are very frustrating, however I thought it worth assuring everyone that work on the range is continuing.


  3. I totally get the tech changes, had to rework all off my laser cut files this past December when I got my new machine. Cool things are always worth the wait, and these are very cool!

    Thanks for the update

  4. Thomas

    Laser cutting - is that wargames related?


    1. My Dear Mr. M- Yes indeed it is. Here are links to my webstore and blog.


  5. Steve, go to his blogs. He makes soldiers, ships, trees, wagons, etc. our of wood for wargaming.

  6. Thomas

    Very nice indeed, I am very tempted by the galleys - however I must resist stating new projects!