Archive for April, 2008|Monthly archive page
We have recently taken delivery of two shipments from Eureka Miniatures of Australia, and one from Shadowforge Miniatures of Australia. The shipments cover our orders no 0118 to 0123 with Eureka, and total about 70kg of metal. They take some considerable time to sort out and inevitably interfere with our ability to respond to emails and to process orders. Please bear with us during this period.
Somewhere in the consignments are the new Victoria Lamb figures from Eureka, and as soon as we get to them we will post news of their availability. The Shadowforge order contains more of the Politburo figures.
Somehow we aim to sort through all the above in time to pack for Carronade on 10 May…
We hope to be making a special announcement about the availability of Scale Creep Miniatures’ 18mm (large 15mm) ACW range in the UK in the very near future. In the interim, we have dropped the prices of figures in this range so that packs of 8 infantry cost GBP2.50 (previously GBP3.00), and unit packs of 24 infantry including command now cost GBP7.25 (previously GBP9.00). Prices include VAT at 17.5%.
Now while there may be some speculation about what exactly we are going to announce, a price cut is good news in any gamer’s book. Packs are now available at the new prices in the online shop.
Scale Creep’s ACW figures will be available at Salute, mainly in unit packs, from Fighting 15s on stand TC09, where you will be able to compare them first hand with equivalent stature 15mm ACW figures from AB.
Fighting 15s has just taken delivery of the latest new releases in the 1/600th scale (3mm) ranges from Polish manufacturer Oddzial Osmy.
The releases are:
US-642 A1H Skyraider attack aircraft, used in Korea and Vietnam
US-643 HMMWV Avenger, AA version of Humvee armed with Stinger missiles
UK-620 Abbot self-propelled 105mm gun
UK-621 Land Rover 110 SOV – Special Ops version of Land Rover Defender
1/600th World War II
WWH-634 Junkers Ju52/3m Tante Ju German transport aircraft, also used as a bomber
WWH-635 Dornier Do17Z light twin-engined bomber
WFR-622 Citroen 2CV civilian car
All packs cost GBP2.35 each and typically contain 15 vehicles or 8 aircraft. Pack WWH-634 contains 4 aircraft; pack WWH-635 contains 6 aircraft. All are available to buy now in the Fighting 15s online store.
We have at last found time to update the single figures lists for the ranges we stock, and they are now available from the Links & Downloads section of the online store (see the Information box at the bottom left-hand corner of the Fighting 15s site). The lists supersede all previous versions of the lists (and replace lists published way back in November 2007). Postage is detailed as usual on the order form, and there is a new minimum postage as a result of the annual increase from the Royal Mail.
The single figures lists give all the individual codes for figures sold on the website where they are available singly (some codes are only sold in packs). Note that the codes for AB Figures and Eureka Miniatures have a different prefix in the lists so we know that you are ordering single figures. Codes for these ranges on the website are pack codes: confuse the two and you will not get what you expect.
The ability to order single figures does not mean that variants can be specified if they exist. We are supplied figures in a random mix and therefore cannot guarantee to sell specific variants. Variants are therefore always supplied as a random mix.
Eureka’s 18mm Russian Seven Years War figures are now listed in the online shop. We have limited numbers of the figures in stock as we are gradually building stock levels for this extensive addition to Eureka’s Seven Years War range.
Initially we will be stocking only the marching versions of the infantry. The wagons and limbers will be available only to special order, which means they may take eight or more weeks to arrive.
The Russians follow a different packaging format in the shop from the Prussians or Austrians, and we will be changing these two nations to match the Russians as soon as possible.