Samstag, 24. September 2016

"Virgil, quick, come see...

"Virgil Caine is the name
And I served on the Danville train
'Till Stoneman's cavalry came
And tore up the tracks again

In the winter of '65
We were hungry, just barely alive
By May the 10th, Richmond had fell
It's a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, na"

Back with my wife in Tennessee
When one day she called to me
Said "Virgil, quick, come see,
There goes the Robert E. Lee!"

Now, I don't mind chopping wood
And I don't care if the money's no good
You take what you need
And you leave the rest
But they should never
Have taken the very best
[...] "
 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down', 
The Band (lyrics by Robbie Robertson)

A little tribute to a great song. Not part of any range just a little one-off fun on the side.

 (three miniatures - a farmer couple and a southern gentleman - sculpted by Paul Hicks)

The greens have already been sent to the mould maker and caster and will be available through Empress Miniatures together with the previously shown Spartacists.

Dienstag, 20. September 2016

Temporary stop of direct sales and previews of upcoming sets

We hope everyone is doing well!

We are sorry to inform you that due to some real life commitments (a very time demanding day job involving a lot of travelling, among others), we have to put a temporary stop to direct sales. If everything goes as planned, we will be back at full speed with regular service at May/June 2017.

In the meantime, ALL the sets will stay available through Empress Miniatures.

There are also quite a few new sets in the pipeline:

A set of 'characters' for the German Sailors:

And six sets of 'Red Army'/Spartacists for the fightings in 1918/1919:

Donnerstag, 14. April 2016

Salute 2016 and two Russian gun crews

As usual, the Tsuba Miniatures' ranges will be available at Salute from the fine Ladies and Gentlemen of Empress Miniatures. Their stand will be located at spot  TM24.

They should also have the latest releases available, incl. the previously shown Russian scavengers, Japanese generals and the following two Russian gun crews and a Putilov M1902 field gun:

Russian gun crew operating gun

 Russian gun crew moving gun

Donnerstag, 10. März 2016

Japanese High Command greens

Some more greens by the talented Paul Hicks. This time high ranking Japanese officers for a set of Japanese High Command. (As the forth miniature this set will include a cavalry soldier serving as a horse holder and messenger.)

Samstag, 5. März 2016

Russian requisition party greens

Two more Russian soldiers requisitioning supplies and a goat to go with the green shown last Easter:

The goat has been reworked a little bit since the photos was taken. Here's the final one:

Dienstag, 1. März 2016

Samstag, 16. Januar 2016

New 'old' range (former) Obelisk Miniatures Chinatown

We are sorry for the silence lately! But we are back with good news.

While Paul Hicks is busy working on the next greens for the Russo-Japanese War, we are happy and proud to announce, that we have aquired the rights to the former Obelisk Miniatures' range of Chinatown Tangrenbu Miniatures, sculpted by Josef Ochmann.

While they have been based on turn of the century San Francisco, the miniatures can be used for a lot of settings (historical, pulp, mythos, etc.) nearly all over the world in the late 19th/early 20th century or even beyond. 

We decided to keep the original make-up of the sets, so anybody who already owns a set or two can add to them without having to cope with doubles or missing miniatures. We also kept the tabs with the Obelisk Miniatures writing instead of the solid bases we use for our other ranges. Somehow it would have felt like cheating and taking away Josef's credits, if we would have removed the tabs.




Please note, the photos are of the original greens, while a set of castings is on the way to the painter. All three sets are now available.

Each set containes five miniatures resp. five miniature equivalents and is priced 8.50 Euros per set. The sets do NOT include bases.