Some of the new russian AB Figures. All painted by Tony Barton himself.
Some years ago it was announced that AB Figures, the best 20mm WW2 metal figures if asking me, was closing their business down. This was bad news for me as these figures have been the backbone of all of my armies because of their big variety on poses, but mostly for their unmatched high standard. Some months later the good news came, the Australian based company Eureka Miniatures, headed by Nic Robson, had joined forces with Tony Barton, the sculptor of AB Figures, to continue manufacture the AB line. The first years Tony and Nic was busy making new moulds and fill in missing bits. But now they are ready to launch a new big batch of figures: Late War Russians!
Missing russian figures from AB has been the only reason to why I have not been doing Eastern front. And the news of them comming is both good and bad for me. Bad news because I already have a mountain of unpainted figures. Good news because I always wanted to build a russian battlegroup.
The new figures looks fantastic. I was tempted to order a full company right away, but managed to keep the order to a few US and German figs that I have been missing…
…and in the end a tiny russian platoon was also added to the order. Can’t wait to get them.