It’s Oh So Quiet …

There’s been a shortage of activity here on the blog for a few days.

Tumbleweed

It’s not that we haven’t been busy – just the opposite, in fact. We’ve been hit (in the nicest possible sense) by a bunch of large orders all at once, including two for new retailers (of which more anon). This is great, because it replenishes the Brigade coffers and allows us to spend more on developing new models, buying moulds, upgrading the stand etc. But the downside is that it doesn’t leave us enough time to actually do all of these things (remember, Phil and I both have full time jobs as well as Brigade). Every evening we spend at the workshop casting orders is an evening we don’t get to spend cleaning masters, making moulds etc. The price of success I suppose ! However, we’re getting close to clearing the orders which means we can get back to the task of releasing new models (such as the much-delayed British spaceships).

In the meantime, here’s something I made earlier … a Chain Home radar installation in 1/1000th scale, including transmitter and receiver towers and assorted buildings. These will be released through the Shapeways store since it would be utterly impossible to cast the lattice towers in metal !

ChainHome

And to go with them, a WW2 airfield set – based on a small airfield with blister hangars for 1-2 fighters, Nissen huts and various other buildings (including a couple of pillboxes). These will be metal castings in the 2mm range.

Airfield

And finally, still on the same WW2 airfield theme, a larger hangar based on a T2 type.

T2

Covertwalrus

Does this mean that work is progressing on the ONESS British, so that non-show attenders may get some soon? 🙂

Tony

The British are my first job once the retailer orders are out of the way (the first of which is finished). They’ve been in the gunk tank and cleaned, so they need a bit of work rubbing down the printlines next.