Thursday, March 19, 2015

1859 Project Reinforcements from Mirliton

As mentioned in an earlier post, Mirliton Miniatures of Italy, Mirliton make a 15mm range of well-sculpted figures for the 1859 Risorgimento.  Especially well modeled are the cavalry.  Despite reservations regarding the cost of shipping, I submitted a large order since the next order to Italy by the U.S. distributor might be several months.
Cavalry, Cavalry, and More Cavalry
The order submitted was almost entirely cavalry for the 1859 project with 9 wounded Romans to be used as markers for Impetvs.  In all, 32 packs of cavalry (96 figures) arrived along with the Roman wounded.
The financial damage was actually less than anticipated and turned out to be a reasonable bargain.  Including the high cost of shipping, the cavalry worked out to cost less than USD$1.30 each.  Not bad!  That is less than the cost of an AB Miniature cavalry figure excluding delivery.  Of course, the current strength of the USD was working in my favor.

With all of the recent resupplies arriving for the 1859 project, I really must return some attention to that very interesting project.

10 comments:

  1. all the best with your multi- projects Jonathan!
    The Mirliton Miniatures look nice here and at their website...

    cheers,

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    1. Multi-projects..sometimes I feel like a one-armed juggler.

      Mirliton are quite nice and their 15mm cav are first rate.

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  2. Nice haul from The Boot, Jonathan. I ordered some of their 25/28mm knights several years ago. Good company. Didn't know about the USD's value was up. Thanks for that tip - may have to looks at some foreign purchases too.

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    1. Good company and great figures. I wanted to visit the store when I was in Florence last year but never could connect with the owner. Oh well. maybe next trip?

      It is a great time to buy from Europe now. The Euro has dropped against the USD about 25% since we were in Italy April 2014.

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  3. Risorgiomento looks like another good candidate for next painting spurt, eh?

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  4. Very nice purchase Jonathan - the Dollar's resurrection to top currency is quite a feat. Looking at the exchange rate towards Euros for just 12 months ago, you're up more than 30% now! In other words, free shipping ;0)

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    1. Exactly right! Plus I received discounts as well.

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