Friday, 30 January 2015
A Visit To Foundry
Taking Goat Major's advice I recently popped into Foundry's new premises and shop at East Stoke near Newark. I needed a few figures (seriously, about a dozen) and hearing good things about their location and hospitality I thought I'd drop in on my way past.
I was welcomed and looked after with a coffee by Mick, who it turned out I knew through a forum we both frequent. Although I haven't previously owned so much as a single Foundry figure, naturally I'd been aware of them over the years, and more recently heard about and seen the restoration of many of their old ranges. One thing you can be sure of with Foundry is plenty of choice - 13,000 packs I think(!?). The stocked racks go on for room after room and I suspect that if you haven't done your research online beforehand you could easily be there all day. There are worse ways to lose track of time though, I guess :)
I just wanted some naval and other artillery crew types and their Crimean range was perfect. They're not the cheapest, and these days might be a little smaller than most '28s', but I was very happy to pick up exactly what I needed.
So now I own some Foundry figs, and I'd better get going on them as the May event is approaching! I'll post pics when they're done.