Medieval Metropolis

Australian customer Pas recently sent us some great photos of his two 2mm scale projects recently. The first is his Roman walled town which we featured yesterday, and the second is a European walled town. Over to Pas…

Attached is my new town using only your models : Roman fort with left over sections from Hadrian’s Wall, 2 packs of English village houses, English town shops, English detached houses, English civic buildings, Normandy village (except for 4 houses which I added to my Roman town) and Normandy Churches.

I made the trees from a pack of 4 3” trees purchased from a Hobby store and cut up to make small trees.

City of the Caesars

A while back we featured pictures of a superb 2mm Roman town by Australian customer Pas Capetta. He’s recently sent us updated photos including some of our new items such as the Roman Arches and Obelisks, so without further ado, here they are…

The Start of the Deluge

So Salute is over, which is a relief in some ways – the last week or so got a bit manic. We had a good day, saying hello to many gaming friends from all over the country and beyond (it was great to finally meet a Swedish gamer who I’ve corresponded with for over 20 years), and of course also shifting a considerable quantity of resin and metal !

We do have a couple of post-show notices – I think there were two gentlemen who made large purchases and left a small item behind (both my fault – I put the items on the stand and obviously missed packing them into their respective bags at the end of the transactions). In both cases I spotted it almost immediately and tried to find them but they’d already disappeared into the crowd. So if you’re missing a) a Russian Aeronef torpedo group, or b) a pack of satellites, drop me an email and I’ll post them on, or find us at a subsequent show. Unfortunately I don’t have email addresses for you so can’t be proactive and contact you myself.

I’m a little behind with mail order, but should catch up by the end of the week – apologies if you’ve had to wait an extra couple of days, I was hoping to get away with no disruption but couldn’t quite manage it.

OK, onto the main business of the post – the first tranche of new releases from Salute is hitting the website this week. And the very first items are in the Small Scale Scenery range – the City Hall, stone bridges and four lighthouses.

Die Alte Stadthaus is based on Berlin’s old City Hall, but we’ve altered the overall dimensions a bit to make it an 80x80mm square which fits nicely with the sizes of our other City Block models. The real one is roughly that size but isn’t square. It’s a two-piece resin casting, with the domed tower as a separate part.

The pack of stone bridges are the same length (40mm) as the girder bridges, and come cast in metal in four different designs based on UK and European prototypes.

The four metal lighthouses are again based on real world models, two French and one each from Germany and the UK.

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

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

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.

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).

Down on the Farm

We have something else new in the Small Scale Scenery range today. This is a set of six Walled Farms, cast in metal as single pieces on a base. I did try casting them in resin, which worked OK initially, but the pieces were so small and brittle they had a tendency to snap when getting them out of the moulds !

They’re listed under English buildings, but are equally suitable for any European setting

SSS-8106 – Walled Farms (x6) – £4.00

I think I deserve a pat on the back for getting these out today, since the mould only arrived at the workshop yesterday at 3pm…

Building a Harbour

Two new Small Scale Scenery items have arrived on the website allowing you to make a more extensive harbour layout. The first is a pack of four resin Jetties, two plain and two with buildings moulded on. The pieces are 5mm thick and have detailing all the way round so that they can be used as jetties or piers projecting from land or as stand-alone islands.

The second item is aimed at scratchbuilders and is a set of metal harbour front pieces that match the detailing and height around the edge of the jetties. The height of 5mm means that you can use standard thickness foam card to make the body of the dock and then edge it with the metal harbour front pieces.

SSS-8104 – Jetties (x4) – £8.00
SSS-8105 – Harbour Fronts – £4.00

Roman Monuments

Today we have a few bits and pieces to extend our range of Roman items in the Small Scale Scenery range.

We have a triumphal arch, similar items to which are still seen in today in monuments such as Marble Arch and the Arc de Triomphe. This dimensions of this one are based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome.

There’s also a Roman bridge with a smaller arch and two lighthouses/beacons, based on the remains of ones in the UK. Finally, we have a pair of obelisks and a Funerary Tower (a tomb, essentially). All good for your Roman city, or in more modern layouts since the arches and obelisks are still in evidence in many European towns and cities today.

SSS-8100 – Roman Triumphal Arch – £1.50
SSS-8101 – Roman Bridge with Arch – £1.00
SSS-8102 – Lighthouses – £1.50
SSS-8103 – Roman Obelisks and Funerary Tower – £1.50