The 100th post by von Peter himself since transitioning to WordPress. Sorry about that! 😃
Here we go again …
In his international travels of mystery and intrigue … on the ‘net … von Peter himself occasionally chances upon a thing of greater than average interest. And even more occasionally von Peter himself is stirred to bring this thing of greater than average interest to the attention of The dear readers for their edification. It is the hope of von Peter himself that for at least one or two of The dear readers this particular thing of greater than average interest will be news and not just some old hat. Such are the perils that we serious journalists face.
A little unusually this thing of greater than average interest hails from this the Southern Hemisphere. Leadbear’s Tufts look to be a great home made product at a great price.
The tufts come pre glued meaning that one removes the tuft from the backing paper and just plonk it on its destination base. Apparently this works wonderfully well but von Peter himself being the world weary cynic that he is would like to see this in action for himself.
Leadbear’s Tufts don’t yet have a website but they do have a Facebook page and an eBay store. From the Facebook page …
Leadbear’s Tufts are proudly handmade in Australia by Leadbear (Barry)… on Mrs Leadbear’s kitchen table… much to her annoyance.
And further …
Welcome to my Facebook Page.
Unfortunately I do not have a website yet, but hope to soon. Sorry about that.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the products.
Leader’s Tufts basic catalogue as of 1 September 2015 …
Tufts – Mix (Qty: 140/pack)
These tufts are approximately 4mm high with an additional scattering of a lighter coloured 6mm long static grass to give some contrast.
Tufts – 6mm (Qty: 120/pack)
These tufts are approximately 6mm high with a scattering of a lighter coloured 6mm static grass to give some contrast.
Tufts – 12mm (Qty: 55/pack – 35 dots and 20 larger tufts)
These tufts are approximately 12mm high.
XL Yellow Green
XL Dark Green
Please note that I am in the process of review how these are supplied and the 35 dots and 20 larger tufts format may well change in the near
future to sheets of larger tufts only.
Tufts – Various
Wild Grass: Small (approx 4mm high) – (Qty: 140/pack)
Wild Grass: Large (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 120/pack)
Flowers (approx 4mm high) – (Qty: 120/pack) 24 each of Red, Pink, Yellow, White, Purple).
Flowers (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/pack) 20 each of Red, Pink, Yellow, White, Purple).
Sheets of an individual colour can also be supplied upon request.
Yellow Flowers (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/pack) These use a lighter green base.
Leafy Tufts (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/ pack)
Leafy Tufts with Purple Flowers (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/ pack)
LeafyTufts with Red Flowers (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/ pack)
Arid – Brown Tufts (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/ pack)
Arid – Green Tufts (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/ pack)
Light Green Tufts (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 100/ pack)
Rusty (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 120/ pack)
Red Brown (approx 6mm high) – (Qty: 120/ pack)
Unfortunately this item is temporarily unavailable – Stoney Tufts – (Qty: 56/pack) – These tufts have small stones imbedded in the tuft.
Above: green tufts
Regarding pricing .,..
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
Packs of tufts are $10.00 and includes the cost of postage within Australia.
Postage to New Zealand is an additional $0.35 per pack.
Postage to the Rest of the World is an additional $1.35 per pack.
As the items can be sent as letters, generally, small orders of less than 5 boxes are sent individually.
For larger orders, the tufts are sent in one package with the postage adjusted accordingly. I don’t profit from postage and you will only pay what the post office charges me.
For Australians, payment can be made by PayPal, Direct Deopsit or Cheque.For the Rest of the World, payment cvan be made via PayPal.
You can also purchase Leader’s Tufts through their ebay store but you will be restricted to what is available in the store as opposed to the complete range.
Above: Stoney tufts with flowers and leafy tufts. Something a little different
von Peter himself currently uses several different tufts – plain ‘grasses’ of various sizes and colours, several flowery and a few broad leafed. They are an easy and effective way to spice up the bases of units as well as terrain items. Currently those used are mostly Silflor/MiniNatur tufts but von Peter himself thinks that he might very well give Leadbear’s Tufts a trial. It’s not exactly a trial of high risk. Perhaps an email to
is in order.
If The dear reader is interested in further information a quick search of “Leadbear’s Tufts” will turn up several reviews and unpacking videos. They tend to be very positive.
All images in this section borrowed from Leadbear’s Tufts Facebook page.
More Front Rank Reinforcement Pack Russians
Front Rank Figurines have released the next six – and last? [sob!] – reinforcement packs for their Napoleonic Russians. And these “Infantry in greatcoats” packs will make the speed painters wriggle and writhe with joy.
Those that yearn for a Europe freed from the Bonapartist yoke can but hope that if these are indeed the last reinforcement packs for the Russians then perhaps Front Rank will see their way clear to create limbers and caissons for the Russians to aid the movement of artillery and munitions! And what about reinforcement packs for cavalry … for all nations? Ah … perhaps not! 😃
The new packs are …
- RNRPK16 Mixed Russian Infantry in greatcoat & Kiwer, marching. 6 mixed figures per pack (above)
- RNRPK17 Mixed Russian Infantry Command in greatcoat & Kiwer, advancing. 6 mixed figures per pack
- RNRPK18 Mixed Russian Grenadiers / Carabiniers in greatcoat & Kiwer, marching. 6 mixed figures per pack (above)
- RNRPK19 Mixed Russian Grenadier / Carabinier Command in greatcoat & Kiwer, advancing. 6 mixed figures per pack
- RNRPK20 Mixed Russian Infantry in greatcoat & forage cap, marching. 6 mixed figures per pack (above)
- RNRPK21 Mixed Russian Infantry Command in greatcoat & forage, advancing. 6 mixed figures per pack (above).
And let us keen defenders of Mother Russia not forget that if they work for your particular collection then Reinforcement Sets are also available from Front Rank. They provide 36 figures from the Reinforcement Packs including officers, musicians etc plus any required flank companies for a discounted cost. See the Front Rank Figurines website for details.
The Regiments Étrangère & Germanic Regiments
The History Book Man have released their latest e-book “FOREIGN REGIMENTS IN FRENCH SERVICE 1795-1814 Volume One: The Regiments Étrangère & Germanic Regiments”. Quite the mouthful. The blurb …
FOREIGN REGIMENTS IN FRENCH SERVICE 1795-1814 Volume One: The Regiments Étrangère & Germanic Regiments was originally published in 1982 and has now been substantially revised and updated with a wealth of new material which was not available when the original edition was published. This first volume covers those foreign legions and regiments with a national origin in Northern Europe. The original black and white line drawings which illustrated the 1982 edition have now been replaced with full colour artwork and colour illustrations from authoritive and contemporary artists including some of the beautiful cards from the 1st Empire Series by Commt. Bucquoy.
Another £3.99 E-Book bargain but not one to suit the tastes of von Peter himself. The next volume may well be a different story – Armies of the Confederation of the Rhine: The Army of the Kingdom Of Westphalia 1807-1813.
The magnificent (last) 7 march ever closer to the front
As related at the end of the prior post the much extended trials and tribulations of the 3rd battalion of the 4th East Prussian Landwehr Regiment circa 1813 are finally nearing an end. Once the remaining 7 figures are complete … and the unit based [mutter mutter – it’s never ending] … the battalion will be at the point of war readiness.
When last seen these 7 figures were pristine in their shiny silveriness but via the simple expedient of painting a little each night they are now well on their way. Click the image for a larger and clearer view.
You never know dear reader but the next time we converse von Peter himself may have his third landwehr battalion on display. You just can never tell.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself