Wednesday, 16 September 2009
I have been in a bit of a quandary about what to do about Jacklex on this blog. I love these figures, particularly the Colonial and Russo Japanese War ranges. I used to gaze longingly at the Harrow Model Shop adverts, in the days when I had no money for metal figures and mail order just wasn't a realistic option. I had dreams of a siege of Mafeking campaign, and a North West Frontier set up involving an invading Russian army.
My rule of thumb is that I will post information on out of production figures, and if they are still in production I shouldn't be doing the manufacturer's advertising for them. The complete Jacklex ranges (American Civil War, Colonial, Russo Japanese War, Workd War 1) are available from Peter Johnstone at Spencer Smith Miniatures - his excellent web site has listings and pictures of most of the figures and wonderful equipment sets here (use the Jacklex drop down menu to select the range you wish to view).
My dilemma has been solved by receiving some pictures of figures Jack Alexander has produced for his own gaming (please note these are a private project and are not commercially available). These Mexican/American figures are characteristic of Jacklex style and poses, and are simply brilliant.
I have also received pictures of various ships - Colonial gunboat and steam launch, South Sea Junks, Samurai castle, and ACW Colonial House- which can be viewed over on the Vintage Wargaming blog. It's fantastic to see the quality of the modelling - the pictures are inspirational.