UPDATE – this old post still seems to attract a number of referrals from other websites and blogs, so if you’ve come here several years later then you might like to know that these models are in production and available – just click HERE
Month: December 2012
We did promise to try and get some more 2mm buildings out by the end of the sale, and by the skin of our teeth we’ve managed it ! Both the farms and factories are now on the website ready for purchase, with a couple of days to go until the end of the year.
The farms set consists of an assortment of buildings including farmhouses, windmills, barns and oast, while the industrial buildings set has a variety of factories, a pumping station, hydroelectric power station (yes, they had them in the Victorian era), a large warehouse, water tower and various sheds and workshops. The chimneys are interchangeable between the various factories to allow for even more customisation.
A gentle reminder that our Christmas sale has just three days left to run – it ends at midnight (GMT) on December 31st. And it’s a good excuse to put up our picture of Little Miss Santa again …
The response to the sale has, as always, been excellent, so we’re snowed under with orders. We’re working as fast as we can to clear the backlog, so please bear with us.
After that, we’ll be pushing ahead with our rather ambitious release schedule, with new releases across almost every range in the coming year.
And now for something a little different……
If the picture below means anything to you then probably :-
– you’re in your forties
– you’re a little more round in the middle than you would like
– you owned a BBC Micro (or at least like me you had a father who bought one)
– you spent quite a bit of time playing arguably the best computer game ever – Elite
And the reason for this nostalgic post? David Braben (one of the original creators of Elite along with Ian Bell) has a Kickstarter fundraiser running to enable a new version of this classic game to be produced.
The Kickstarter page is here and contains a lot of information about the game including gameplay videos, concept art and interviews. It currently has 11 days left to go and as I type still needs £313,062 to meet its target.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to re-live your youth then go and pledge some money. If you don’t want to re-live yours or you’re one of those disgustingly young people then pledge some money so I can re-live mine.