Four more Greek hoplites have joined the number of codes that Fighting 15s has reworked from the former 40mm Flashing Blade range. We’ve made new moulds from master castings and rationalised what were codes GRK004 and GRK009 (previously G04 and G09) into one set of codes, because they all share the same body. One new hoplite combination is possible from the reworked parts, making use of better-fitting sword arm.
The codes are now:
GRK004A Greek hoplite with spear held over shield
GRK004B Greek hoplite with spear (formerly code GRK009A)
GRK004C Greek hoplite with sword (formerly code GRK009B)
GRK004D Greek hoplite with raised sword (new code)
Figures are £3.50 each inc VAT. They are supplied with a random helmet crest.
Work on remastering the 40mm former Flashing Blade range continues at Fighting 15s with reworked versions of the Greek hoplite leaders. We’ve made new moulds and sorted out the issues with the fit of the arms in the shoulder joints.
The codes for the leader are now:
GRK001 Greek hoplite leader with spear at rest
GRK002 Greek hoplite leader with sword
GRK003 Greek hoplite leader with raised spear
Figures are £3.50 each inc VAT. They are supplied with a random helmet crest and a choice of shield arms, although the outstretched arm works best with GRK001.
Hell is other people’s moulds. It seems unbelievable that Fighting 15s has limped along with some of the moulds it acquired from Flashing Blade in 2012 for so long, but now we’re setting our own pace we’ve found time to rework some of the more troublesome ones.
First up is GRK007 Greek Hoplite attacking. A curious design decision on the ball-and-socket joints for the arms means that this code has never fitted together well, and the mould design has meant all the neck cavities have filled in: we’ve been quietly drilling them out for years and mentally noting that the mould is first up against the wall when the revolution comes. Well, the old one was given a last cigarette a few days ago and replaced with two new moulds to provide maximum variety.
Fighting 15s is now able to provide four variants for this code, as follows:
GRK007A Greek hoplite attacking, thrusting spear
GRK007B Greek hoplite attacking with spear
GRK007C Greek hoplite attacking with sword
GRK007D Greek hoplite attacking with sword held high
Figures are £3.50 each including VAT. All are multi-part white metal kits that require assembly.
Also updated are pictures for the variants for GRK005 Greek hoplite leaning on back leg, and GRK006 Greek hoplite lungeing, both of which are also produced from moulds made by Fighting 15s. It’s clear that from the parts available there are more possible variations than currently available, and as we produce new moulds for the range we will be expanding the options where possible and updating the pictures.