Ten-mil Towers

We try to have a spread of new releases across as many ranges as possible for Salute, and today we’re showing off two new 10mm SF buildings that we’ll have available on the day. They are small towers from the Desert Domes which have been scaled down from the 15mm range (or up from the 6mm range, depending on how you want to look at it).

B300-403 – Small Cylindrical Building #1 – £3.50
B300-408 – Small Cylindrical Building #2 – £3.50

The 2017 Salute Sticky Page

Welcome to our Salute 2017 Page. Salute is the biggest event on the UK wargaming calendar, around 8000 people and 150 traders gathering at the ExCel centre in London for a day of frenzied shopping and gaming. For those who are new to us, what we tend to do is save up a lot of our new products and release them in one big hit at the show, and here is where you’ll find details of them. This post is made ‘sticky’ until the show arrives, which means it sits at the top of our blog front page. We’ll constantly update it between now and April 22nd with more new items as we get photos, so keep coming back and checking regularly.

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. To help those who aren’t able to make the show, this year we’ve added the intended website release date to each range.

So, without further waffle, here’s the first of our new models – the Spanish Aeronef Fleet.

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Website release date: Friday 5th May

We’ve been promising the Spaniards for a while, and we’re rather pleased with them now they are here. The designs are based on a prototype Phil made many years ago, but which was damaged by the vulcaniser when we tried to mould it. These new versions are all digitally designed to the same standards as all our new Aeronef models and feature separate turrets. The two capital ships have resin hulls while the rest of the parts are pewter. The design theme is ships with heavy broadsides but little in the way or forward or aft guns – something that could be thought of as a bit of a design flaw… The battleship and battlecruiser have raised walkways over the gun decks and recessed secondary armament in the fore- and stern castles.

Packs will also be available – Fleet Pack #1 has 2 x 1701, 2 x 1703, 2 x 1706 while pack #2 has 2 x 1702, 2 x 1704, 2 x 1705 and 2 x 1708. The torpedo flotilla has 2 x 1707 and 4 x 1709. All include bases.

VANFP-1701 – Spanish Fleet Pack #1 – £22.00
VANFP-1702 – Spanish Fleet Pack #2 – £22.00
VANFP-1711 – Spanish Torpedo Flotilla – £5.00
VAN-1701 – Espana class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-1702 – Aragon class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-1703 – Pimienta class Heavy Cruiser – £4.50
VAN-1704 – La Coruna class Light Cruiser – £3.00
VAN-1705 – Pluton class Destroyer – £1.75
VAN-1706 – Mao class Frigate – £1.25
VAN-1707 – Numancia class Torpedo FF – £1.25
VAN-1708 – Atalaya class Patrol Nef – £0.50
VAN-1709 – Galerna class Torpedo Nef – £0.50

15mm Sci-Fi
Website release date: Friday 28th April (Yenpalo), Friday 12th May (Terminator), Friday 26th May (building)

SF15-1104 – Yenpalo Railgun Teams (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1106 – Yenpalo Mortar Teams (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1110 – Xarledi Grav Tank – £9.00
SF15-1150 – Yenpalo Combat Group – £36.00

SF15-1211a – Vombat Terminator – £9.00
SF15-1274 – Guards Terminator Platoon – £30.00

B15-506 – Large Garage – £7.00

6mm Sci-Fi
Website release date: Wednesday 3rd May

SF300-1101 – Yenpalo Infantry (x24) – £2.75
SF300-1110 – Yenpalo Grav Tank – £1.25
IC-1101 – Yenpalo Company Pack – £12.00

Spaceships
Website release date: Friday 19th May

SFSP-402 – EuroFed Fleet Pack #2 – £22.00
SFS-401 – Milano Dreadnought – £7.00
SFS-414 – Umberto Battle Carrier – £7.00
SFS-421 – Tigre Cruiser – £2.25
SFS-423 – Abruzzi Heavy Cruiser – £3.00
SFS-430 – Surcouf Destroyer – £1.50
SFS-431 – Insidioso Destroyer – £1.50
SFS-440 – Le Malin Escort Frigate – £1.00
SFS-461 – Météore Attack Fighter (x12) – £1.50
SFS-464 – Folgore Fighter (x12) – £1.50

Squadron Commander
Website release date: Tuesday 16th May

SCR-101 – Kestrel Interceptor – £2.50
SCR-102 – Mosquito Fighter/Bomber – £3.00
SCP-101 – Kestrel Flight – £9.00
SCP-102 – Mosquito Flight – £11.00
SCR-1201 – Sokol Interceptor – £2.50
SCR-1202 – Grif Heavy Attack Fighter – £3.00
SCP-1201 – Sokol Flight- £9.00
SCP-1202 – Grif Flight – £11.00

10mm Sci-Fi
Website release date: Tuesday 23rd May

B300-403 – Small Cylindrical Building #1 – £3.50
B300-408 – Small Cylindrical Building #2 – £3.50

SALUTE ORDERS

We’re happy to take advance orders if you’d like to reserve and 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 Friday 14th April to give us a chance of processing them.

Midi Domes

We already have some of our resin Desert Buildings available in 6mm, 10mm and 15mm scales; today we’re releasing the first of our Desert Domes range in the in-between scale.

We have four buildings in this initial offering, enough to make a small settlement. And we already have several more masters lined up for release in the near future.

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B10-404 – Small Multi-dome Dwelling – £3.50
B10-405 – Small Oval Dwelling – £3.00
B10-411a – Small Dwelling A – £2.50
B10-411b – Small Dwelling B – £2.50

Tower-10

Slightly delayed by one or two minor issues (including my sudden realisation that if I got a move on I could finish an extra model), today we’re releasing three new items in our 10mm SF Buildings range. In this release we have two towers of different designs and a building with twin roof domes. All are single piece resin castings and are available now from the website.

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B10-104 – Small Tower #1 – £3.50
B10-122 – Small Tower #2 – £4.00
B10-123 – Twin Dome Building – £3.50

And while we’re here, this is a good time to remind everyone about our next show, Blast-tastic! in Bristol next Saturday. Since this is an SF-themed show, we will not be carrying either the Celtos or Magpie fantasy ranges or the 28mm Great War Belgians. If you’d like anything from these ranges you’ll have to order in advance (either e-mail us or order from the website using the ‘Collect in person’ shipping option). And of course we’re happy to take advance orders for any other ranges as well.

More 10mm Buildings

This week’s release isn’t what we expected it to be. Up until Wednesday it was something else altogether, but then I started painting some samples of the planned new releases and was rather struck that they were, how can we put it .. ? Not Very Good. The designs are fine, but the final prints and castings were, not to put too fine a point on it, Not Good Enough.

Sooo … fortunately we always have something in reserve for occasions like this. The first wave of 10mm buildings was only part of the first batch of masters, there were more buildings that weren’t included in that release. Some of these have already been moulded, cast and even painted, so I’ve swiftly photographed them, stock them on the website and – voila! – the day has been saved !

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So we’ll pretend that this has been the plan all along, and proudly announce the release of three new buildings in our 10mm SF range. The Munitions Bunker in particular has been one that has been requested from the existing 6mm and 15mm ranges, and we always aim to please 🙂

B10-103 – Large House/Shop – £3.00
B10-126 – Munitions Bunker – £2.25
B10-127 – Primitive Dwelling- £2.25

A New Sense of Scale

Towards the end of last year, someone e-mailed asking us which of our building ranges, 6mm or 15mm, would be most suitable for 10mm figures. My answer was that, to be honest, neither were ideal, being too small and too large respectively. Then someone else asked pretty much the same question, and another, and another, all within a few days of each other. We suspect it might have been linked the release of a range of 10mm models by another company, who knows …

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Anyway, we figured that there might be enough interest out there in making some 10mm versions of a few of our buildings. One of the beauties of 3D digital sculpting is the ease with which models can be resized. It’s not as simple as you might think- there’s more to it than just making models bigger or smaller – but it’s a darn sight simpler than it would be with hand-sculpted masters. To cut a meandering long story short, over the past couple of months I’ve taken a dozen of our Desert SF buildings, resized them to 10mm and moulded them. And today is the day that the first batch hit the website for release.

Initially we have six codes, it would have been more but the stresses of getting all of the sale orders out hit my mould production schedule quite hard. More will follow in the near future.

B10-101 – Small Dwelling – £1.75
B10-102 – Garage/Workshop – £1.50
B10-108 – Small Dwelling #2 – £2.00
B10-112 – Outbuildings – £4.00
B10-116 – Workshop – £2.00
B10-119 – Medium House – £2.25