The 28mm miniature mule drawn ambulance is almost complete, the production moulds are complete, the plan is to release it in September 2016, the final release will also include a driver, sat on a mule, rather than the front seat. I started making the masters for this back in early 2104, I am really pleased with the way it's turned out, the design will work for Wild West through to WW1.
There are bold plans for releases for Unfeasibly Miniatures in 2016 including a complete new range of 28mm miniatures - Empire in Peril and further releases for the Exotic Adventures range. We will continue to release new items each month except August & December.
A new range of 28mm miniatures (1/56 scale) that depicts the defeat of Britain at the hand of an invading German army at the turn of the 19th century. Over a hundred years since the publication of one of the most popular examples of the invasion-scare genre: Saki’s When William Came (1913), famous account imagines the defeat of Britain at the hand of an invading German army.
At the start of 2015, I had an ambitious, however achievable, plan for Unfeasibly Miniatures.I thought I would provide a review of how it's going, the plan included;
- Regular releases for the Exotic Adventures range
- Reviews and exposure across a number of leading magazines (print & web)
- Presence at UK shows
- A new range released.
The first of the Character Sets for the Exotic Adventures range by Unfeasibly Miniatures is complete, depicting Laurel & Hardy from their classic film Beau Hunks. Our sculptor has created 28mm true scale (1/56) miniatures of the Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, capturing their relaxed posses as Legionnaires in the French Foreign Legion.
I am slowly getting everything together, however never quire getting anything finished, I've decided to concentrate on 4 avenues to push (promote) Unfeasibly, not quite a Social Media Strategy, just a case of using each to drive awareness, create a following and a means to maintain interest and hopefully generate a few more sales at Black Hat Miniatures.
The next figures for release are almost complete and depict mounted Legionnaires on their mules,the final pack will contain two mounted Legionnaires along with two legionnaires on foot.
Mounted Legionnaires (la Montee) were the elite units, with men volunteering, one mule (brele) being assigned to every two men, with them changing every hour. They could maintain a pace of about 4mph and cover 50 miles (80Km) in a day.
There will be two variants of the mounted figure along with two variatns of the Legionaires on foot. We will also be producing a number of different pack mules, the example here has water casks.
They should be avialable from Mike @ BlackHat from mid November 2014.
The mounted Legionaries were the elite of their time, providing a rapid response capability across hard, rugged environments. The average length of service was two years, and the force was composed of entirely volunteers. One mounted on a mule and the other on foot, they would fast march like this, changing position every hour ,allowing the mounted legionnaire a rest.
This release will consist of two individual pairs of mounted Legionnaires, producing 4 unique figures.
The figures are being sculpted by Bob of eBob Miniatures, the example here is of a mounted Legionnaire marching beside his mule.