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Alas, the time has come for prices of 1/600th scale Oddzial Osmy figures to go up. However, not at Fighting 15s. Although another UK outlet has decided to increase pack prices from £3.00 to £3.50, Fighting 15s does not see any immediate need to increase prices, and our standard, Series 1 pack prices remain at £3.00 inc 20% VAT (double packs remain at £6.00).
Eureka Miniatures has released a massive (400mm or so tall) tripod fighting machine suitable for Martian invasions of Earth and other such games. There’s also a Martian cephalopod to go with it.
The tripod works out at £82.50 including VAT. That’s a substantial sum for most gamers, so Fighting 15s will not be holding stocks of either it or the cephalopod. However, the items are listed in the online shop (codes 100SCI01 and 100SCI02) and can be obtained to special order with an estimated delivery time of about eight weeks (they will be added to our bulk shipments which only get dispatched on reaching 30kg; working this way cuts about 7% off delivery costs and, perhaps unbelievably, keeps prices lower).
Anyone who absolutely must have a tripod fighting machine quickly should go direct to Eureka in Australia. It will almost certainly attract VAT and a tax collection fee on arrival in the UK: you have been warned.
Various bank holidays put us behind on a number of tasks, but the shop has now been updated to add pictures for the recent releases in 1/600th scale (3mm) from Oddzial Osmy.
The releases are:
MN-618 KIFV, South Korean IFV
WWH-685 Panzer IVB King Tiger
WWH-686 Jagdpanzer IV/705
WWH-687 Sdkfz 7/1 Flakvierling
WWH-688 Hetzer light tank destroyer
WBR-654 Churchill VII
WJA-607 Ki-27 Otsu (Nate) fighter
WJA-608 Ki-43-I Hayabusa (Oscar) fighter
WJA-609 Type 94 37mm & Type 92 70mm AT and infantry guns
Packs are £3.00 each including VAT and typically include 15 vehicles or 8 aircraft.
Shadowforge Miniatures’ 28mm Gunny Bunners – the gun-toting bunny girls – are now in stock at Fighting 15s and available to buy in the online shop.
The release comprises five sets: command, support weapons, special weapons, laser rifles, and assault rifles.
Unfortunately, the continuing poor exchange rate with the Australian dollar puts the special sets at £13.25 and the basic sets (laser and assault rifles) at £11.95, inclusive of VAT. Fighting 15s, however, is holding the prices on current Shadowforge stock, although the influx of fresh stock will eventually force rises here too.
Fighting 15s has updated its website to include the new 28mm Italian Wars “Gendarme Archers” figures from Eureka Miniatures. The figures, which complement the existing Gendarmes, cost £5.00 each including VAT.
We have modest – and dimishing! – stocks of these figures, which are proving very popular, but will be obtaining more on our next delivery from Australia. Orders may take eight or more weeks to fulfil if we run out of stock.
Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm Rhodesian light infantry and ZANLA forces are now available to order in the Fighting 15s shop.
We have modest stocks of the Rhodesian light infantry, and because of an ordering mistake on Fighting 15s’ part, very few of the ZANLA forces – at least until our next delivery arrives. Orders for the ZANLA figures may therefore take eight or more weeks to fulfil.
Prices work out at £2.50 per foot figure, including VAT. The Rhodesian light infantry are only available in four-figure sets, priced at £10.00 per set including VAT; the Selous scout is available singly.
Eureka Miniatures’ recently released 1799 Russian infantry in its Wars of the French Revolution range have now been added to the Fighting 15s shop.
Please note that Fighting 15s holds no stocks of these excellent figures, not even samples, and that all figures are obtained to special order from Eureka Miniatures with an estimated delivery time or eight or more weeks.
Prices per figure are £2.50 foot, £5.00 mounted, including VAT at 20%.
All customers should note that Fighting 15s is changing how it approaches shows. Fighting 15s will be taking less stock and more display-only material to get better mileage out of the car and also to reduce the hassle of preparing for shows. It is essential that customers place advance orders by phone or email to ensure that Fighting 15s has required items at shows, because ultimately Fighting 15s will carry only stock that can be seen in the display cases. Most customers already seem sufficiently well organized to order in advance for most shows.
After discussion with Mike of Black Hat Miniatures, we have both decided to drop SELWG (Crystal Palace, London, 16 October) from the annual line-up of shows. Fighting 15s usually attends this show in conjunction with Black Hat.