I know I have been quiet since coming back from MFCA. I'm still alive and I have been busy. I've primed a few figures, some are new and some are older commissions owed to two old friends. I will post the new projects in my next blog update. The pieces for others will show up a bit later on in their progress.
And now for a bit of news. As many of you may remember I was the guy behind Fort Duquesne Military Miniatures many years ago. Due to a drastic life change back then I sold the business off and took a leave of absence from life ( and some would say my senses ;-)). Much of the line was sold to someone here in the states and from what I see these days hasn't really seen much life. However part of the line was sold to a company in Japan with the hopes that it would see a new life in a burgeoning figure market that was just starting over there. In the end that part of the sale went horribly wrong and has colored part of my life ever since.
I have spent the last year trying to get something of my old line back from the people that I sold the masters to years ago. Well after a lot of aggravation I have the samurai busts and figures back in my possession and I have found a new home for them that will remain a mystery until that individual decides to make his own announcement. Unfortunately all but two of the masters arrived back to me in some state of damage with the worst being the old mounted samurai kit. I have taken the responsibility of repair seriously which is slowing these beauties from getting to there final destination. However after ten years off the market I think a little more patience will be rewarded soon. I hope that this is as good a piece of news for some out there as it is for me. These kits were an important part of Augie and my life and getting them back has meant more to me than anybody out there will ever know.