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Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

https://www.threearmies.co.uk will be adding more pictures and info soon. But for now I think I need help with SEO's if any techy types can help? I'm using WIX. Many thanks. And please feel free to share the link everywhere.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

Well I would happily oblige with an SEO, to avoid you using a WIX (don't you just hate them?)

But no one would call me a techy type.

Well done for choosing a range less covered elsewhere and good luck. Don't forget to cross post here eg to Products and a painted figure or two always helps.

there is this Facebook thing too I hear….

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

lol it was either WIX or go daddy. thanks for the thumbs up for the ranges, 1806 is a personal favorite, but it's not going to feed the family lol. I do already have stuff for the more common Waterloo ranges, etc nearly finished too

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

I hasten to add you could be talking Swahili when you tell me about WIX and SEOs…I must try that Google thing!

Waterloo stuff? I hate to say it. However, while 1806 shows great integrity and courage/imagination……. Waterloo, Peninsula, maybe Leipzig, pays the mortgage.

I see that you do not find the various shows very trade friendly…..and you may well be right…I have no idea of the economics, but it is an obvious way to show your wares "in the flesh". Overnight success, in something like this, to outdo the Perrys, seems much more likely after years of very hard graft

Best of luck and keep posting

HP2Sport21 Feb 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Good to see. I like them – not chunky munkeys

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

Thanks folks. please share the link around on sites forums social media and your friends.

ferg98121 Feb 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Looks interesting – I like the look of the Spanish

Not a bad price either!!!

Will definitely keep an eye on these

J

Brian Smaller21 Feb 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

I am keen on the Spanish for sure.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

The price is going to be a little difficult to hold down for long, when I start supplying trade it will have to go up sadly. The Spanish will see moulds next month all being Well, also some greatcoated British for peninsular are in progress but not able to picture them yet.

TheGiantTribble21 Feb 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

I like the look of those, if I might ask actual height of figures? Or a comparison shot with other ranges.

von Winterfeldt21 Feb 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

please in case – study the uniform details, at typical Prussian collar of 1806 would be a so called open one – the cartridge boxes were very tall, the cartridge pouch belts quite wide – wider than the French ones for example.

There is plenty of excellent modern (Kling) as well as contemporary prints around showing those typical Prussian outlook.

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Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Height and stature are comparable to Perry and plastic 28mm ranges out there more so than Front rank etc

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

feel free to paint that detail on your collars if you desire!

4th Cuirassier21 Feb 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Those look very nice indeed.

Bandolier Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

They look as good as anything available in 28mm.

repaint21 Feb 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

they look good. Not yet there at this period but worth keeping in mind (doing 100 days).

4th Cuirassier21 Feb 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

Variants in knee-length gaiters or scarecrow trousers would be welcome too.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

Repaint. I have a start to our 100 days figures too. these will be released in April 2017 too. Mostly French and British infantry in full dress. Please bookmark my site. https://www.threearmies.co.uk

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

4th Cuirassier, all our French figures currently have knee-legnth gaiters link

Gonsalvo21 Feb 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

I too like the Spanish, and look for additions to their forces. I may spring for some battalion packs when they become available; the fee shipping (? includes international) for orders over 50 GBP is a huge deal, too.

repaint22 Feb 2017 1:18 a.m. PST

Some size comparison shots would be appreciated vs plastic ranges.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 2:46 a.m. PST

repaint, there is now size comparison on the homepage. Scroll down a bit. https://www.threearmies.co.uk Please bookmark the page and share share share. I will attempt to get a social media page presence before the end of the month too. Gonsalvo I will attempt to hold the free shipping deal as long as possible but just cannot do it on small orders. Thanks for looking.

4th Cuirassier22 Feb 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

The gaiters all look over the knee to me?

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

4th Curassier, sorry I misunderstood you. We will have some 1812-12 French out soon will probably put them on the site next week as they are all moulded and put into stock. Just need some painted for the site.

Jabba Miles22 Feb 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

Nice to see the size comparison pictures. Your's look taller but I'm sure this is just because your's is the only based figure. Might be worth sticking the others on a base for a better comparison?

Tony.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 6:10 a.m. PST

Thanks for that Tony yes I was aware of the base thing. I will get on it at some stage Size wise they are all spot on the same stature build and height.

heavyhorse Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

They look great, have an American distributor yet ? like Triangle Miniatures ?

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 6:17 p.m. PST

Heavyhorse. I've only really just launched the page this week and have not yet thought about distributors yet.

4th Cuirassier23 Feb 2017 3:32 a.m. PST

Can I put in an early request for 1805 Austrians? I use Elite 28mm French infantry but unfortunately the compatible Austrians are in inaccurate uniforms (coat tails too short for 1805).

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

4th Cuirassier. If you look on the site we already have Austrians made and awaiting moulds for that period. https://www.threearmies.co.uk/austrian please bookmark our home page and share.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

Well I have found out what WIX is….and I now know that your SEOs are about Search Engine Optimisation. The site you have created is impressive already.

That you will show very high magnification is creditable. I am struck by the buttons on the French cuff slashes or on the Prussian lapels for example.

Hope you do well

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Dead head. Thank you very much for your kind words, I'm starting to get the hang of this web site stuff now. Things have moved on a lot since I first started writing silly loops in MSDOS. lol

4th Cuirassier24 Feb 2017 2:28 a.m. PST

Thanks for that link. I can't quite see the coat tails.

Can I make a couple of further suggestions. One, state a deemed scale and stick to it rigidly. If your figures are 28mm to top of head, then in 1800ish, when 5'5" or 165cm was a typical height, that makes them 1/59 scale. I know 28mm is often equated with 1/56 scale, but this is honoured more in the breach than the observance and most 28mm figures I have handled are no more 1/56 than Airfix 1/32 are 1/32.

You can then have cuirassiers or grenadiers who are 180cm tall (30.5mm), but they shouldn't simply look oversized all around. Carbines and muskets should be in scale.

Likewise, a French light cavalry horse would have been 150cm tall at the withers, which would be 25mm.

Then offer artillery that is likewise correctly scaled. Having looked at and compared guns by Trent, Elite and Eureka in supposed 28mm scale, none of them is. The only accurately-scaled 8-pounder I have uses parts from all three, which at £8.00 GBP a gun or whatever is expensive.

I think all this arises from the hobby's sloppy use of mm rather than 1:/xy to denote size. Being a rare manufacturer who gets this stuff right, and whose figures aren't all clinically obese, would help set you on your way, I'd think.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 2:45 a.m. PST

Scale and the like are second nature to me, and in all fairness to the customer such issues will always be conjecture and has been in my 30+ years of sculpting. All brought about by as you so rightly say by sloppy use of mm.

But sadly as a hobby and a manufacturers point of view we are stuck with this nightmare. I dont want a debate about scale they are what they are and I have a manequin system so my sizes will be consistent.

My biggest problem is none of these things though. Selling what I have and promoting the page is more urgent and not ideas for the future!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

I can well imagine the next few months you will feel as anxious as a football manager towards the dreaded bottom of the table, with mere survival the priority. But you have got off to a very good start with what you have shown here.

above all these are not Hobbits. Nicely proportioned. I do know what 4th Cuirassier means and, whatever the scale, what will sell is how wellthey fit in with the established ranges, that dominate folks' current collections. If they remotely go with the plastic ranges, they should do well.

I confess I will hang on for 1815, but what you have here already is creditably "different"

welly181524 Feb 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

Looking good , I am afraid I am one of those who loves Waterloo so will be watching with interest

heavyhorse Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Three Armies .. I understand so I did and order and it was easy and the free shipping on orders over 50 pounds was a great incentive will be doing more soon….consider perhaps 1806 Russians for a future project

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Deadhead,

yes it is a little worrying although this is not my only income thankfully just a project for now. I do sculpt for others which keeps me afloat.

Welly 1815,

I will be updating the site with some initial 1812-15 French tomorrow.

Heavyhorse

your invaluable support is duely noted. I have also sent you a private e-mail requesting some clarity on your order.

Thank you everyone.

TheGiantTribble25 Feb 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

Just to give credit where due. Placed small order with Three Armies Thursday night, delivered Sat morning, I'm well happy.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Thank you. But dont thank me that's down to Royal mail lol. I hope you like the figures as much as the service.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

Take some credit…

It did take you to pack them and post them, so that 'er Maj's folk could then do their thing.

TheGiantTribble25 Feb 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

Oh yes I like the figures, well detailed, with elegant proportions.
Now get releasing some more of them please :-)

Lord Hill25 Feb 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Could you tell us more about upcoming Waterloo figs?

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 8:07 p.m. PST

Lord Hill

I will do better than that. I have updated the site with some codes for the French in full dress for Waterloo. We have standing versions out now and will be adding marching ones and Leger units later in the week. The British are a WIP and not due out until April this year.

link

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

I just put some better size comparisons up on the home page and added some Waterloo style Frenchies into the mix. :)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

and if you do look at these, be sure to hover over the pictures to see how they stand up to magnification. See the detail on the Shako plates for example.

Buy early. Time often does affect moulds and earliest work is the best!

I love the relaxed poses and the excellent proportions. Even the 1815 figures are cleverly "different" eg full dress and not in "March attack" (which I now know is not the correct title but….)

4th Cuirassier27 Feb 2017 9:06 a.m. PST

earliest work is the best!

Spoken like a surgeon…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

tell me about it………..mind you, there is also a saying about many a fine tune etc……….equally about old dogs and new tricks though!

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

Thanks guys and I do actually have some 'march attack' French for the 100 days too. Will add these onto the site before the end of the week too.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

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