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A number of readers have asked us to find out the current status of Simcast and the miniatures lines they once produced (Frontier, Outpost, Eagle, Victorian Classics, and Firefight historical figures, in 15mm, 20mm and 25mm scales).

Last year, a retailer named Modeler's Mart declared insolvency. At the time, Modeler's Mart was also handling operations for Simcast . (John Younghouse, the owner of Simcast , is also a former owner of Modeler's Mart.)

Regimental Colours stepped in to handle the customers of Modeler's Mart (buying the company's customer mailing list), but did not undertake the operations of Simcast.

John Younghouse decided it was time to sell Simcast (and Frontier). Doug Bohannon of Tactical Edge in Winterhaven, Florida, became the new owner of the company in September or October of 2000.

Business was good, but non-business problems caused Tactical Edge to stop filling orders around Thanksgiving of last year. The company was also a no-show to Cold Wars, despite pre-paying for a number of dealer tables. "Ordering products from them is a complete waste of time," one retailer sadly told us.