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Armoured train joins 1:600 releases from Oddzial Osmy

The latest releases in 1:600 scale (3mm) have arrived from Oddzial Osmy of Poland, including a splendid armoured train.

Releases include:

Moderns

UK-631 Bedford M truck

Second World War

WWH-689 Henschel 33 truck
WWH-690 Sdkfz 7/2 anti-aircraft 37mm gun
WWH-691 Flakvierling anti-aircraft gun
WPL-6200 “Smialy” and “Danuta”, set of two Polish armoured trains
WBR-656 Sexton self-propelled 25pdr
WUS-626 M8 HMC Scott self-propelled howitzer
WUS-627 LVT 1 amphibious tractor/landing vehicle
WUS-628 LVT 2 amphibious tractor/landing vehicle

Terrain

TR-608 Rails I (straight)
TR-609 Rails II (curved)
TR-610 Trench walls
TR-611 Tram/Streetcar

Packs are £3.00 each including VAT, except for WPL-6200, which is £9.00 including VAT. Packs typically contain 15 vehicles or 6 terrain items; the train set contains two armoured trains of varied rolling stock.

All the items are available now in the Fighting 15s shop.

Prices of Australian imports at Fighting 15s

Fighting 15s’ major lines are mainly sourced from Australia, and  therefore we keep a watchful eye on the continual worsening of the exchange rate between sterling and the Australian dollar.

Fighting 15s last adjusted its prices, quite substantially, in October 2010 when the exchange rate had slipped to £1 to AUD 1.62. The exchange rate is now below £1 to AUD 1.50, and it is inevitable that if it slips much further we will have to adjust prices again. We expect that to happen if the exchange rate falls to about £1 to AUD 1.45 and maintains that rate for a week or more (if the rate falls to that level it becomes cheaper for Australian customers to buy from Fighting 15s instead of going direct in Australia, which is plain daft!).

In short, this is a warning. You can act on it as you see fit.

Update: The pound has made some sharp gains against the Oz dollar, and so all is well for now.

More preview pix of Oddzial Osmy 15mm SF range

Oddzial Osmy 15mm SF samples

I got the proper camera out, and took two work in progress pictures of the samples I’ve received from Marcin at Oddzial Osmy of his forthcoming 15mm SF range. I still have to tart up the bases with some foliage and rocks. Enjoy.

Ian

Oddzial Osmy 15mm SF samples