After a very strong start our sale of painted figures from the recently acquired collection continues. I’ve scrubbed the list and am making it available with what remains. If you are interested please contact me at USMCMKS@aol.com. with your offer. Prices listed are estimates only. This is a great opportunity to acquire a … More Sale Continues
The list of painted figures we received last week is now available. We are attempting to create a file with photos of the collection. In the mean time if you are SERIOUS about a specific figure(s) email me at USMCMKS@aol.com and I will send you images. I will also send instructions on how to … More List of Painted Figures Now Available.
Last week Bob Stein, Dave Peschke, and I traveled to MO to pick up a large donation of painted miniatures and a few books donated by the family of Dr Dave Yahnke. Dave passed away almost a year ago and it was his and his families wish that his collection go to the APG. We … More APG Receives Collection of Painted Miniatures
As previously announced we’re raffling a Keith Rocco giclée to raise money for out 2018 Gettysburg Raffle. The gilcee is the 1st place prize. The 2nd place prize will be the new 180mm kit of a Continental Rifleman sculpted by John Jefferies. The kit is now being prepared for production and will be ready for … More 2nd Place Award in the 2018 Gettysburg Project Raffle.
Bill Ottinger’s “Working with Historex Horses” Workshop, Oct. 19, 2018 1. MMSI will provide a Historex mounted kit to each attendee. The club also will furnish lighting, glues (epoxy, superglue, plastic cement), palette paper, toothpicks, and sandpaper, and emery sticks. 2. Each attendee needs to bring an X-acto knife with at least three #11 blades, … More Chicago Show Announcement! Bill Ottinger’s “Working with Historex Horses” Workshop, Oct. 19, 2018
For years I’ve known about the birthplace of Gen Jubal Early CSA and yesterday finally took the time to travel the short distance to visit. I don’t get much one on one time with my daughters anymore so this trip, accompanied by my oldest Annie, made the trip even more enjoyable. Early was born in … More Jubal Early
The miniature community has lost one of its titans. Charles “Chuck” Robinson was a fixture not only in the mail-order sales of figures and accessories, but also was an avid collector and an in-person vendor at virtually every US show for more than three decades. He was a pioneer in online … More In Memoriam – Chuck Robinson 1944-2018
I visited Ft Ligonier several years ago and I have to say I was impressed. Not only does it interpret the French and Indian War in America but also has some fantastic artifacts from the world wide Seven Years Wars. They also have the most extensive collection of reproduction period artillery I am aware of … More Good News for F&I War Fort
I read about this a few days ago and now again on FB. Thought it would be nice to share. https://www.facebook.com/thehistoricalarchaeologist/?hc_ref=ARThysxPvv21exo3X31GW-CBqb9VoGO5kM2TwywAOoKTdlIs8sMZCZQZfqjSb32AGTw&fref=nf
Yesterday I found several articles on Facebook announcing the discovery of a Surgeons Burial Pit at Manassas. As the article will explain this is the first discovery of this type of site, and it’s importance. Without the preservation of these land this sacred site would have more than likely, considering it’s location, been lost for … More Another Important Reason for Historical Preservation