Out at the workshop the other week, preparing for Salute, we saw one of the saddest sights in the farmyard. Someone had thrown some rubbish on the bonfire – nothing unusual there. But amongst the general crap was something that genuinely shocked us – someone had thrown Bagpuss on the fire !!!
To children of the seventies who fondly remember Bagpuss (and the Marvellous Mechanical Mouse Organ) this was such a sad thing to see.
Fortunately, the weather gods agreed with us and shortly after we took this photo the heavens opened and so Bagpuss was saved, at least for a little while …
We’re providing a few of our new 15mm buildings to the South London Warlords for them to feature in one of the their games at this years Salute. The first castings have just been finished so they will be off to the Post Office this lunchtime.
These are so new that even Tony hasn’t had a chance to see the first castings yet!
It’s 10:30pm, I’ve been in France all day, then I come home to find that that, out of nowhere, our shopping cart has developed problems overnight. Without any changes from me, it’s stopped calculating shipping costs properly and instead has started charging a flat £2 for shipping, regardless of where you are or what you have ordered. Orders dated 4th April are fine, it’s all worked out correctly. Orders today have incorrect shipping rates. I’ve been slogging away at it since I came home, but I’m knackered now and I’ve been unable to fix it, so until I can (or it miraculously fixes itself – just like it miraculously broke) we’ll have to send manual invoices to correct the shipping costs – or, if your order is small, we’ll refund the difference. Hopefully this will only be a very temporary problem. I hate computers sometimes.
The British Nef fleet hasn’t had too much love of recent times. In fact its been several years since the Engadine dig cruiser was released. So with Salute coming (very quickly) we’ve decided to add a few new models to the British range. After all the British should have the biggest and best fleet shouldn’t they.
So I locked myself away in Brigade towers for a couple of days armed with plastic card, knives, glue and large supply of Diet Coke with the aim to knock out half a dozen new models.
First up is a large bomber based on the Handley Page Heyford from the 1930’s. The Heyford is one of my two favourite British bombers along with the Short Stirling so was an obvious choice for inspiration. However this being Nef it’s a little bigger than the real Heyford having six engines rather than two (and more guns).
There are still a few bits to finish off (the crew need to be added) but it should be out for Salute.