It was Ed Pugh. He owns Reaper Miniatures and produced the DFC line of models. He made molds using the original brass masters. Of course, the models he produced were not in lead due to general concerns about lead models. The were made of a tin antimony mixture, I think. The lead models (comet authenticast) will also rot (called lead rot). DO NOT PLACE THE LEAD MODELS IN WOOD CONTAINERS AS THIS JUST MAKE THEM DETERIORATE QUICKER. There is a lot more information in this forum about the 1/432 scale models already cataloged, so I will just refer folks to look over the previous posts.