Archive for the ‘AB Figures’ Category
The following new releases from AB Figures have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s:
MIS04 30 cal HMG, with pintle mount for jeeps
MIS05 50 cal HMG, with pintle mount for jeeps
SPA05 US Engineers
SPB15 British Flamethrowers
SPG09 German Pioneers
SPG10 German Feldgendarmerie
TCA05 US M16 crew
TCA06 US M10 crew
Contents of packs and prices are as detailed on the Fighting 15s site.
Fighting 15s has added a sort option on its web site’s product pages, which will, for example, help bring the latest of our new arrivals to the top of the page.
Fighting 15s now has all the licensed moulds necessary to produce the first release of AB Figures’ 15mm 1815 French infantry. We have spent the past week running the moulds to check them and to build up some initial stock, and the figures are now available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop.
In addition to the small packs for the various codes, Fighting 15s has also created a battalion pack of 36 pieces (WF01BP) and a unit pack of 24 pieces (WF01P) to cater for common unit sizes.
Like all our licensed figures, these are cast to order. All the foot figures are cast in lead-free pewter.
AB has since released more British generals, Young Guard artillery, and an eagle-bearer and porte-aigle in bearskin. These items are currently on order and will be added to the shop once they are in stock.
Fighting 15s has at last received the moulds necessary to cast AB’s 15mm 1815 French infantry under licence. These cover the codes initially released and not the latest port-aigle and eagle bearer in bearskin..
All the moulds are currently being tested to ensure they run OK (Fighting 15s uses lead-free pewter, which behaves differently from Eureka’s choice of metal) and to build up some initial stock. Codes will be added to the shop soon. Orders for these codes will not be accepted until they are live in the shop.
A defect reported on one variant of AB-SAX01 Saxon infantry marching means that Nic at Eureka is, alas, again remaking the mould for this code. The remade mould should also have on it a variant that was missed off Fighting 15s’ original new mould, which in turn replaced a damaged, 20-year-old veteran of a mould. This one has been a bit of a saga…
As for the new releases for 1815, such as the Young Guard artillery crews, they are all currently on order. Fighting 15s will provide updates once they are in stock.
Fighting 15s has received new licensed moulds for AB Figure’s 15mm 1810-14 Saxons and Eureka Miniatures’ 18mm Seven Years War Austrian Cuirassiers. These replace moulds that have worn out. The codes are now restored in the online shop and customers are able to order them again.
The figures affected are SAX02 Saxon Grenadier, SAX03 Saxon light infantry skirmishing and SYW234 Austrian Cuirassier. Our moulds for SAX01 Saxon Fusilier and the Saxon command figures (SAX04 to SAX07) were replaced earlier.
Fighting 15s has received the following sets of 20mm World War II figures from AB Figures:
INB18 British infantry eating
INB25 British MP and guard, with prisoners
ING20 German seated infantry in greatcoat
ING21 German infantry in greatcoat
ING22 German officers in greatcoat
ING23 German staff
ING24 German vehicle passengers
ING25 German officers set II
MIS01 Dead cows
MIS02 German stowage
MIS03 American stowage
RTG04 German flak crew in winter suits
SPA04 American senior command
SPB05 British MP set
SPB06 British Regimental Aid post
SPB14 British ambulance jeep crew and casualty
SPG03 German staff car occupants in overcoats
SPG08 German drivers
TCA04 American M7 crew
TCB14 British Sexton crew
TCB15 British tank crew bailing
TCB16 British tank re-arming
TCG14 German Panzer crew in winter gear
TCG15 German Panzer crew bailing out
TCG16 Afrika Korps Panzertruppen relaxing
TCG17 German Panzertruppen in caps, relaxing
Pack contents and prices (inc VAT) are as described on the Fighting 15s website. The arrival of these sets by and large completes the game of catch-up that Fighting 15s has been playing to get the 20mm WWII range from AB into stock.
Customers who subscribe to Eureka’s newsletter will no doubt already have seen the news that the first release of AB Figures’ 15mm 1815 French infantry is available. This close to Christmas, coupled with the seasonal closure of AB Figures/Eureka Miniatures, it is impossible for Fighting 15s to obtain stock until the new year.
However, Fighting 15s will not be ordering in stock. Instead, Fighting 15s will be supplied with licensed moulds by AB/Eureka to cast these figures in the UK. Update (19 May 2016): We regret that we currently have no news about when licensed moulds will be made available to Fighting 15s. All our worst estimates as to an arrival date for the moulds have slipped, and therefore we have stopped trying to predict when they will actually arrive in the UK. Production of moulds is entirely dependent on Eureka Miniatures’ mould-making schedule, over which Fighting 15s has no influence whatsoever.
The new British generals from AB are not yet released and Fighting 15s can therefore neither order them in nor obtain them.
All enquiries regarding the availability of these latest sculpts from Tony Barton will be directed to this post. Fighting 15s will post a news item to announce the availability of the figures once the moulds have arrived and have been tested.
Fighting 15s has been busy sifting through the new delivery from AB Figures/Eureka and can report that the following codes in AB Figures’ 20mm World War II range have arrived in stock:
AB-SPB03 British Tommies loading ammo crates
AB-SPB04 British motorcyclists/dispatch riders
AB-SPB07 British RAMC loading ambulance with casualties
AB-SPB09 British company stretcher bearers in a hurry
AB-SPB12 British infantry for jeeps
Details and prices of packs are as given in the online shop.
Fighting 15s has now received its first stocks of following codes in AB Figures’ 20mm World War II range:
AB-RTB01 British 6pdr crew
AB-RTB02 British 17pdr crew
AB-TCB05 British crew in pixie suits
AB-TCB06 British crew in battledress and helmets
AB-TCB11 German Afrika Korps crew
AB-TCB12 German Afrika Korps crew, hatch variants
AB-TCB13 German seated figures for softskins and halftracks
Details and prices of packs are as given in the online shop.
Fighting 15s has received the following new figures from AB Figures in its 15mm Napoleonic range:
AB-BK11 Duke of Brunswick, mounted
AB-ER76 Early Russian artillery crew in shako and greatcoat, loading
AB-ER77 Early Russian artillery crew in shako and greatcoat, firing
AB-KK82 Austrian mounted NCO
AB-RKK29 Austrian grenzer artillery crew 1792-98
BK11 and KK82 are one-piece castings and cost £1.20 each including VAT. ER76, ER77 and RKK29 cost £2.40 including VAT for a set of four figures. Fighting 15s tries to provide four different variants in each artillery crew set, but the variant mix supplied as stock may sometimes make this impossible.
All AB figures are sculpted by Tony Barton.
The figures are available to buy now in the Fighting 15s shop and for a short time are available in the New Arrivals section.
Fighting 15s has received the following new releases for the 20mm range of World War II figures from AB.
INB29 British commando heavy weapons section
INB34 British infantry truck riders, armed
RTB04 British 25pdr crew, North Africa
RTB05 British 25pdr crew – Set 1
RTB06 British 25pdr crew – Set 2
RTB07 British 25pdr battery command
RTB08 British 5.5” gun crew
RTB09 British 6lb anti-tank crew North Africa
RTB10 British 2lb anti-tank crew North Africa
RTB52 British Airborne 17pdr crew
ING14 German seated infantry
ING15 German tank riders – Set 1
ING16 German tank riders – Set 2
ING17 German Panzer Grenadiers for halftracks
ING18 German Afrika Korps Panzer Grenadiers for halftracks
ING19 German Afrika casual infantry
SPG51 Fallschirmjager Kubelwagen crew
SPG52 Fallschirmjager Kettenkrad crew
All codes are in stock. They are initially listed within the New Arrivals section of the shop as well as their normal categories on the website. Prices and contents as described on the website.
We have more new releases for this range on the way.