Thursday, August 16

One in Fifty doesn't sound like good odds – but you COULD own one of the fifty of these figures from Miniature Fortes - if you are fast!

Diego Fortes has been for a long time as a well-known sculptor for commissions and collectors who are lucky enough to have their hands on one of his creations – well now he has his own Artisan project – selling very limited amounts of figures of the lucky few enough to be quick to pick them up – it is called Miniatures Fortes
Usually Diego F. Fortes’ figures were made for collectors or as one off pieces for manufacturers, and Now Diego has gone into a small scale business for himself – called “Miniatures Fortes”
The resin figure of a “Waffen SS officer in Normandy, 1944” – the parts
This company will follow Diego’s tastes as a model maker and will usually be in 1/24th scale. Diego’s first figure starts off well – it is German, WWII and SS – well that makes a guaranteed seller- but he only has 50 made so they should go like hotcakes!

The figure unpainted -
Diego’s intention is to make short runs of my figures, working as an artisan he will control the whole project - sculpting the original, the castings, and the box art and taking the pictures for the box art.

The first figure - A resin figure of a “Waffen SS officer in Normandy,1944” will be limited to only fifty numbered copies and no more. These copies will be sold through Ebay and only for final costumers. No shops or distributors for this figure - it will go straight to the customers with no middle men.

Here are pictures of the finished painted figure
Diego intends to keep the prices as low as possible, keeping in mind that is an artisan product. Here is the link to Diego’s short run sale – the figure goes for € 30.00 + €4 P&P so he is keeping his price promise .. And here is the link to Diego’sblog for more info on the man and his work.

Get in there quickly if you like the sculpt!!