Over the last couple of weeks we’ve posted galleries of some superbly painted 6mm models by Paul Lilley, both PacFed and EuroFed. The final army in his collection is his CDSU force, complete with Red Star-bearing power armour. You can see them in the gallery pages on our main website.
Some of you may have been following my 6mm Pegasus Bridge project for Maidstone Wargames Society (if you’re coming to Salute, be sure to pay it a visit). Many of the buildings and structures for this have been created as 3D computer models and printed out by Shapeways. Today we’re previewing a few more of these designs, which will be making their way into our Shapeways shop when we have had prototype prints back (due in the next few days, in case you want to check back then …).
The largest model by far is Benouville Church – this famously received a PIAT round through the tower on D-Day, as it was being used as a vantage point by German snipers.
Apart from the church, most of this batch are all general-purpose houses that would serve for most regions of France (and probably a greater part of Western Europe, including Belgium, Holland and Germany). By careful design of the models (keeping the amount of material used to the absolute minimum), we think we can set the prices for these so that they are competitive with resin buildings of a similar size.
Last week we posted a gallery of very nicely painted PacFed by Paul Lilley, part of his quite extensive 6mm collection. This week it’s the turn of his EuroFed army, painted in an unusual but effective camouflage scheme. You can see them in our gallery pages on the main website.
Secondly, we have somewhere for your VTOLs to land when visiting a desert outpost – the Landing Pad will comfortably hold any of our existing VTOL models.
I’ve added a new plugin to the blog that should hopefully make it much more accessible to mobile device users – smartphones etc.
We’ve been sent a batch of pictures of some very nicely painted 6mm models by Paul Lilley. Paul has three armies (so far, I think he’s planning more !) so we’ve split the pictures into three seperate galleries. The first of these is his PacFed grav tank army – you’ll find the gallery on the website.
Angel Barracks is a specialist in small-scale wargaming – 6mm, 3mm and 2mm. We’re very pleased to announce that he now stocks a small selection of our 6mm SF range – in particular the Desert Buildings range. He will also using some of our vehicles and infantry to create some ready-made forces for the FUBAR set of rules.
Reading various forums (should that be fora ?) it seems that one issue which is vexing people about our Shapeways items is the issue of shipping charges. Shapeways charge a flat-rate $6.50 to US addresses, $9.50 to Europe and an eye-watering $19.99 to the rest of the world (these are all US dollars, by the way). Which means that if you want just one or two models, shipping charges can form a significant proportion of the cost and make the purchase seem unecomomical.
So here’s our suggestion. Rather than making your own orders, e-mail your orders to us. We’ll put together a big order on which we’ll pay just the one shipping charge (which, since we’re in Europe, won’t be too horrendous). Then, when the package arrives, we’ll split it up and send it out individually to the correct recipients.
The downside of this will be time, so it’ll only work if you’re all patient – Shapeways orders take roughly 2-3 weeks to arrive, on top of which will be the time for the individual orders to get to you from us. And we’d have to wait for enough orders to build up to make it worthwhile, so we’d be looking at turnarounds of maybe 4-6 weeks or more.
We’ll charge you the same price for a model as you would pay from Shapeways (including any VAT, depending on where you live) and postage will be at our normal rates. We’ll send out PayPal invoices only when we place the order, so you won’t be paying weeks in advance of items being ordered.
We can also take orders to be collected at shows – Salute in April or Broadside in June are the next two. We’d need orders for those shows around four weeks in advance to guarantee them getting to us in time, but obviously you’ll save on postage for orders collected in person.
So that’s the idea – who’s interested ? Contact us on email@example.com
We previewed some more 3D models a few days back – we were waiting for some prototypes to turn up before we added them to the store, just to make sure they were all OK.
Well, the parcel arrived yesterday and I’ve very rapidly taken a few photographs just to show them off. All are available from our Shapeways Shop as of now.