Tuesday, January 15, 2019

For those that have seen the facebook page or my blog you will have picked up that we should be moving on the 18th January. This will mean a slight disruption to service. I will not have access to my PC and hence e.mails from the 16th until the 19th.

In addition any orders received will not be processed until the 25th by which time I anticipate being back to normal ( hopefully).

The new address for CrannTara will be 96. Churchill Drive, Marske by the Sea, TS11 6BE.

Thanks for your patience and around the 25th some more new figures will be announced as well.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the Saxon Rapid fire cannon has arrived from Griffin.

This is the first of what I hope to be a series of artillery pieces, designed by Griffin through 3d technology I’m really pleased with the results.

These new pieces will be listed under the respective armies rather than under the ‘Minden’ equipment

range. Sorry the crew shown are French .


Christian Rogge and Dr. Stephen Summerfield helped greatly with the technical information

Sunday, October 07, 2018

A quick thanks for all the pre.orders for the new Saxon figures. They have sold well. I am up to date now with all outstanding orders and next week I shall be away until the 18th visiting my son in Chicago and as good as my wife is packing toy soldiers is not high on her agenda 🙂

When I return the Saxon packs will  be added to the store. I also have two new projects in the pipeline both of which I am extremely excited about and I shall announce them before Christmas. I am also hopeful that Andy will be on with the second wave of Saxons before too long. His wife has been seriously ill and quite rightly he has taken some time out to care for her.

Watch this space for some exciting news.

Welcome to Crann Tara Miniatures

This is a range of 1/56 scale figures (approximately 30mm in height) the figures were originally sculpted by Richard Ansell, however Andy Stadden has now taken up the mantle.

John Dougan also sculpts part time and his main interest is the War in Savoy and we will see more from him over time.

  We aim to make this the most comprehensive range of figures for the ’45 rebellion.  This year should bring the Rebellion range of figures almost to an end.

I have decided to focus on the period in the mid-1740’s and therefore releases for the French, British, Savoia and Spain ( The Savoia, Spanish and some of the French are sculpted by John Dougan) are also appearing and there will be a few surprises along the way.

Cast in white metal by Griffin moulds these figures are some of the finest sculpted and cast. They are fully compatible with Fife and Drum miniatures and Minden Miniatures both of which are available from Jim Purkey in America.