The Salute 2018 Page

So, with exactly two weeks to go until the doors to Salute are thrown open, it’s high time we set up our Salute releases page for this year. This page is where you’ll find the definitive list of confirmed releases at the show, including prices and codes. Nothing gets added to this page unless we’re certain that we’ll have on the day. The page will sit at the top of the blog until the 14th so it’s easily accessible. Some of the photos will be of unpainted or undercoated models, but as they get painted I’ll do my best to update them. This year we are a little behind with this page, so expect new items to be added at quite a rate.

Although we’ll have everything here available at the show, we’ll stagger the addition of the releases onto the website – that is simply to avoid us being flooded with a huge pile of orders for the new items. We’d rather regulate the flow of new stuff – that way we avoid getting behind on orders, which no-one wants. As we did last year, we’ve put the intended website release date to each range.

SALUTE ORDERS

We’re happy to take advance orders if you’d like to reserve any items, new or existing. You can either e-mail us and send a list to be paid for on the day (cash or card), or you can use the ‘Collect in Person’ shipping option on the website to place an order without paying any postage charges. Please place any orders by Sunday 8th April to give us a chance of processing them.

Hammer’s Slammers – 15mm
Website release dates: Monday 7th May – Friday 11th May


HS15-1713 – Krauss Heavy Tank – £9.00
HS15-1714 – Falchion Light Tank – £7.50
HS15-1714a – Falchion Light Artillery – £7.50
HS15-1715 – Fauchard Light APC – £7.00
HS15-1715a – Fauchard Mortar Carrier -£7.50
HS15-1816 – Br64 Viking Recce – £7.50
HS15-1817 – Br68 Viking Missile – £7.50
HS15-1818 – Varningr Cargo Trailer – £3.00
HS15-1818a – Varningr MRLS Trailer – £4.00
HS15-1818b – Varningr Calliope Trailer – £4.50
HS15-2111 – Broadsword Tank Destroyer – £9.00
HS15-2112 – Odyssey 6×6 APC – £7.50
HS15-2113 – Catapult 6×6 AFV – £7.50
HS15-2211 – Centurion 400 – £9.00
HS15-2212 – Centurion 202 – £10.00
HS15-2213 – Centurion 204 – £11.00
HS15-2214 – Centurion 800 – £12.00
HS15-2215 – Centurion 404 – £12.00
HS15-2216 – Centurion 4F6 – £17.50
HS15-2217 – Centurion 4H6 Artillery Hog – £20.00

Hammer’s Slammers – 6mm
Website release date: Tuesday 1st May

HS6-1816 – Br64 Viking Recce – £0.75
HS6-1817 – Br68 Viking Missile – £0.75
HS6-1818 – Varningr Cargo Trailer – £0.75
HS6-1818a – Varningr MRLS Trailer – £0.75
HS6-1818b – Varningr Calliope Trailer – £0.75

AERONEF
Website release date: Friday 4th May

VAN-122 – SE-32 Fitton Scout (x6) – £1.25
VAN-123 – Thornton TA-7 2-seat Fighter (x6) – £1.50
VAN-124 – Furious Class Fighter Carrier – £8.50
VAN-125 – Ark Royal class Airship Tender – £8.00

VAN-301 – Blücher class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-307 – Markgraf class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-312 – Moltke class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-323 – Derfflinger class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-324 – Weser class Carrier – £9.00

VANFP-306 – German Carrier Pack – £22.00

SPACESHIPS
Website release date: Friday 27th April

SFS-1202 – Marshal Zhukov class Battleship – £7.50

SFS-5015 – Ixion – £1.00
SFS-5016 – Starlight Envoy – £1.00
SFS-5017 – Random Quasar – £1.00
SFS-5018 – Celestial Rose – £1.00
SFS-5019 – Solar Mariner – £1.00
SFSP-5002 – Merchant Convoy #2 – £22.00

SMALL SCALE SCENERY
Website release date: Tuesday 17th April

SSS-8107 – Alte Stadthaus – £10.00
SSS-8108 – Stone Bridges – £2.50
SSS-8109 – Phare de Calais – £2.00
SSS-8110 – Beachy Head Lighthouse – £1.50
SSS-8111 – Phare de Kermorvan – £1.25
SSS-8112 – Westerheversand Lighthouse – £1.50

GREAT WAR 28mm
Website release date: Friday 20th April

GW28-1150 – Boy Scouts (x3) – £3.25

CROM’S ANVIL
These models are available from the Crom’s Anvil website – we will only be carrying them to shows we attend.

CRM-001 – Sorcerer – £0.75
CRM-002 – High Priestess – £0.75
CRM-003 – Priestess – £0.75
CRM-004 – Monk – £0.75
CRM-005 – Bodyguard – £0.75
CRM-006 – Merchant – £0.75
CRM-007 – Shaman – £0.75
CRM-008 – Warrior – £0.75

CRM-101 – Summoning Pack – £2.50
CRM-102 – Merchant Pack – £2.00
CRM-103 – Skulls (x20) – £2.00

Viking Thunderbolt

Today we’re unveiling a new 15mm model for the Thunderbolt Division, a mercenary unit from the Slammerverse that relies mainly on half-tracked vehicles (and you thought half-tracks were obsolete …). This is the Viking, a smaller recce vehicle also used for towing cargo and weapon trailers. The model has a resin hull with 10 metal parts including the turret, for which there are two options, cannon or missile launcher.

Also available is the Varningr trailer which comes in three variants – a plain cargo trailer, an MRLS version with a 9-barrelled rocket launcher and a calliope trailer with an 8-barrelled anti-missile system.

HS15-1816 – Br64 Viking Recce – £7.00
HS15-1817 – Br68 Viking Missile – £7.00
HS15-1818 – Varningr Cargo Trailer – £3.00
HS15-1818a – Varningr MRLS Trailer – £4.00
HS15-1818b – Varningr Calliope Trailer – £4.50

We haven’t forgotten the larger Dragoon half-tracks – we’re hoping to get those released sometime very soon, once we’ve finished remoulding the metal parts and sorted out a few wrinkles with the casting of the resin hull.

Britannia Rules the Air !

The final phase of our British Aeronef replacement programme is a new fighter carrier model. This is the Furious, a two-deck vessel which carries up to 18 fighters. The model is resin hulled with a separate full-length metal flight deck and other bits. The main hangar deck is visible from the end and sides, so we’re looking forward to seeing lots of aerial mini-dioramas of the interior.

The Furious carries two new types of fighter aircraft – the Fitton SE-32 Scout biplane fighter, and Thornton Aviation’s TA-7 2-seat pusher heavy fighter. Both new models will also be available at Salute.

The fourth new British Aeronef is the Ark Royal, an Airship tender. Based on a commercial merchant hull, this has a massive blimp hangar amidships and a decent light cruiser armament in two forward turrets.

VAN-122 – SE-32 Fitton Scout (x6) – £1.25
VAN-123 – Thornton TA-7 2-seat Fighter (x6) – £1.50
VAN-124 – Furious Class Fighter Carrier – £8.50
VAN-125 – Ark Royal class Airship Tender – £8.00

Advance warning – when the Furious is released, it will replace the older Albion model, so if you want any more Albions – get them while you can !

By Crom!

Some news concerning other figures that we’ll be carrying at Salute. In the past we’ve taken a small stock of Angel Barrack’s 6mm SF range to shows, but these have now been sold to CP Models so we’ll no longer have those. Michael is now concentrating instead on his Crom’s Anvil 15mm fantasy range and we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be taking his range of figures with us to all shows for the foreseeable future. At the moment there are eight figures in the range which you’ll be able to see in one our display cabinets (Michael is currently painting up a set for us to put on display).

Annoyingly the thumbnails below have cut the heads off all the models, but click on them and you can see the whole figure.

CRM-001 – Sorcerer – £0.75
CRM-002 – High Priestess – £0.75
CRM-003 – Priestess – £0.75
CRM-004 – Monk – £0.75
CRM-005 – Bodyguard – £0.75
CRM-006 – Merchant – £0.75
CRM-007 – Shaman – £0.75
CRM-008 – Warrior – £0.75

CRM-101 – Summoning Pack – £2.50
CRM-102 – Merchant Pack – £2.00
CRM-103 – Skulls (x20) – £2.00

The New Stone Age

Something missing from our Small Scale Range has always been bridges. We started to put this right last year with the Girder Bridges pack, and part of our Salute line-up this year should be this set of four stone bridges. Each is 40mm long (to match the girder bridges) but are simpler single-piece models with varying numbers of arches.

You Came in That Thing? You’re Braver Than I Thought …

More Salute previews today – and the first confirmed releases (that is, nailed down with product codes, prices ‘n’ all). This is a series of small merchant starships – probably privately owned vessels, running errands and cargoes (and possibly fugitives) for anyone who stumps up the price of a full load of fuel. Think Traveller Free Traders or, most famously from large and small screen, the Millennium Falcon or the Serenity. There are five designs in all, each around 1″ long, or roughly 75 metres at the 1/3000th scale that we state for our spaceships range.

A new merchant convoy pack contains one each of the previous release of larger merchants (SFS-5010 to -5014) and two each of the new smaller vessels, plus bases.

SFS-5015 – Ixion – £1.00
SFS-5016 – Starlight Envoy – £1.00
SFS-5017 – Random Quasar – £1.00
SFS-5018 – Celestial Rose – £1.00
SFS-5019 – Solar Mariner – £1.00
SFSP-5002 – Merchant Convoy #2 – £22.00

Tiny Lights

Here are some more Small Scale Scenery previews, to prove that we have something other than new Hammer’s Slammers models at Salute this year!

Below are four new lighthouse models – I’ve attempted to find several different styles, so (l-r) we have Calais (Hauts-de-France), Kermorvan (Finistere, Brittany), Westerheversand (Schleswig-Holstein) and Beachy Head (Sussex). These will be metal castings, the French ones are two-piece while the others are single piece castings.

We’re hoping to get first castings of these soon, so we can show you painted versions.

The Old City Hall

A planned Salute addition to our Small Scale Scenery range is this fine edifice, the City Hall. It’s based loosely on Berlin’s Altes Stadhaus but I’ve played with the dimensions a bit so that it’s exactly 80mm square, and fits in nicely with the 40x40mm block size of our other City buildings. It’ll be a two piece resin casting with the domed tower as a separate piece (it’s seen here fitted to a base for casting which is why I can’t photograph it assembled).

A Little Detached…

This week I’ve mostly been occupied with casting up dozens and dozens of 15mm Slammers vehicles and 6mm buildings for Scale Creep Miniatures to stock in the US. Add that to more work on preparing Salute releases and I haven’t been left with time for much else, so there’s no new items as such today. However, I have been slowly bevearing away on new Hammer’s Slammers packs for the website, to make it easy to buy an entire detachment at one go without having to pore through our website working out exactly which models to buy. This week I’ve added the three different types of Hiroseki National Army detachment; Heavy Armour, Mechanised Infantry and Planetary Warfare. I’ve also made two variants on the Heavy Armour and Planetary Warfare packs with different vehicle options. The Hiroseki use our Mercenary Brigade models designed by Zac Braham and Kirk Alderfer, along with PLA infantry figures. Each pack also includes resin infantry bases, packs of stowage and radars, aerials or radomes as appropriate for command vehicles – and all at a discount over the price of buying the models separately.

HSD15-1501 – Hiroseki Heavy Mechanised Detachment – £90.00
HSD15-1501a – Hiroseki Heavy Mechanised Detachment – £90.00
HSD15-1502 – Hiroseki Planetary Warfare Detachment – £75.00
HSD15-1502a – Hiroseki Planetary Warfare Detachment – £63.00
HSD15-1503 – Hiroseki Mechanised Infantry Detachment – £46.00

I’ll add more packs as and when I have time.

Salute Starts Here

As always, we’ll be bringing lots of new releases to Salute this year across many of our ranges. Obviously Hammer’s Slammers will be big part of this and today we’re starting off with some previews of the first casts of a number of new 15mm models. Our aim is to provide new versions of some vehicles that feature in several detachment lists, and make it easier to field several forces that use them.

The Centurion family of armoured transporters is based on a modular chassis with multiple ‘segments’ per vehicle that can result in anywhere between 4 and 10 pairs of wheels, the largest of these being the articulated howitzer and mortar carrying 4H6 and 4M6 used by the Poplar Regiment, Bushmasters and Heliodorus Regiment. Other forces to deploy the Centurion include Foster’s Mercenaries, Guardforce O’Higgins, Greenwood’s Archers and the Thunderbolt Division.

Centurion 4M6 Mortar Carrier
Centurion 204 Mortar
Centurion 4H6 Artillery Hog
Centurion 202 Calliope

The Broadsword is a heavy 8-wheeler multi-role armoured fighting vehicle, used as a missile launcher, artillery vehicle, infantry carrier and many other roles. This particular version is a tank destroyer deployed by the Apex Dragoons. The Broadsword is used in over a dozen other configurations by the Han Black Banner, Hindi Army, Hashemite Nation, Bartels Armour and the Firelords.

Broadsword Tank Destroyer

The Odyssey is a smaller 6×6 APC which can be fitted with several turret or pintel weapon options. The versions show here have a gatling remote turret and crew-served tribarrel. The main users of the Odyssey are the Apex Dragoons, but they’re also fielded by the Hashemites.

Odyssey Gatling
Odyssey Tribarrel

Finally for now, this is a hybrid tank unofficially known as the Barzon. One of John Treadaway’s brainwaves, it combines the turret of the Neo-Soviet Bizon tank with the hull of the Bars MBT. I took John’s idea a step further, fitted it with the 9cm railgun and gatling remote turret of the Lightning Division’s M2A7 Kurt blower tank (after a bit of fettling and filing to make the gun mantlet fit the turret) and it became a new version of the LD’s Kraus tracked tank.

Barzon