Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fort Duquesne Samurai Busts Reborn!!

Many of you that have known me for longer than just the last ten years or so may remember the good old days of Fort Duquesne Military Miniatures. These were some of the happiest, proudest days of my life. Many of you around the world became my friends during this time. Most of the line has disappeared off the face of the earth except for occasional hits on Ebay. I thought it was about time to share some good news that I have been sitting on for some time now.

Steve Kirtley at SK Miniatures has released this weekend the first of my old Samurai line sculpted by Augie Rodriguez. He has the rights to 8 bust masters as well as 2 foot and 1 mounted figure that will be released back onto the market over time. Steve and I have been friends for many years and I am excited to have someone like him behind the line coming back on the market.

These masters were originally sold to a company in Japan who never released them. When I was finally able to get them back they had suffered various levels of damage. I have been meticulously repairing them and have forwarded the first batch with a second group to follow. As they are repaired they will be released by Steve. Judging from the requests I have received over the years as well as the price they sell for on auction I am sure you all will enjoy seeing these made available again.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jim, great news, please feel free to post on "The MedRom Forum" as we still have a few threads posted by Augie while working on these projects for you.

    Look forward to seeing new paint ups of these & trust they are a success for Steve too.

    Stay safe,


    Mike Butler
    Host The MedRom Forum