Sorry for the long wait on this one, but the first JSM 1:10th scale bust has now been released – Chasseurs à Pied – French Light Infantryman 1914/15. This is the very first bust produced by JSM and indeed the first bust which I have painted. I hope the artwork (enamel and oil paints) is not too bad.
For more pictures / information. More bust are planned for the future.
The latest 1:32nd / 54mm single heads announced in January have now been released (see photos below). There are now 22 in total and include the different helmet types worn with the German gas mask M17.
More 54mm heads are planned for the future.
Welcome to the first 1:10th scale JSM bust – Chasseurs à Pied – French Light Infantryman 1914/15. This simple, but hopefully interesting character is the first bust to be produced by me and will shortly be released. The kit contains just 3 parts; the head, upper torso with top part of arms and a 6mm diameter brass tube for mounting. The idea and reference material are from the wonderful book Nous Etions Des Hommes by Jacques Moreau (French language). A Newsletter will be sent out to all as soon the bust is released.
I have recently updated the Gallery page with photos of US modeler Andy Gulden’s 1:16th Takom kit FT17 French Tank vignette. This appeared in the July/August 2014 edition of AFV 77 magazine. The vignette shows two of the JSM figures with numerous other parts added to the third figure and groundwork. In addition the diorama won gold at this MMSI Chicago show this year.
4 new kits and some individual spare packs have now been released. The newsletter will be going out over the weekend. A big thank you to all customers & friends for being so patient in waiting for these latest releases………they were quite long in the making. There have also been changes to the site layout with a web shop installed to ease ordering. Please do not hesitate in contacting me direct if there are any queries or questions concerning anything to do with JSM.
A special thanks goes to David Youngquist from the Last Cavalry, USA for creating the step-by-step video (see below) on constructing a WW1 trench. There are some good and practical tips on painting figures here.
Jon Smith, June 2014
The 4 new kits are all in 1:16th and are based around the FLAMGA Gunner:
This 5 part YouTube video series is centered on creating a WW1 German trench and has been created by David Youngquist from the Last Cavalry, USA. This gives some good information on painting techniques, groundwork and other useful modelling tips. Additionally, Dave will show some original equipment and explain specific details.
The JSM website is currently being updated with new releases and an internet shop. There will be 2 x new figure kits and 2 MG08 Weapon Set variation releases; all in 1:16th. Pictures will follow shortly.
Some of the items have still not been linked to the shop. This will be undertaken in the next few days. If there are any enquires or difficulties, then please do not hesitate to contact me direct: firstname.lastname@example.org