As promised last week, today we’re releasing the Indonesian carrier and fighter to complete the initial wave of their fleet. The fighters are scaled down versions of the existing Squadron Commander models, the Kampak and Pedang.
I’m back from my holiday and straight into the swing of things again. Phil has been mould-making like mad while I’m away which means we have lots of new stuff to bring you in the next few weeks. Today sees the first part of the launch of our Indonesian spaceship range. They were originally scheduled to come out last week but I wasn’t here to do it !
The initial release consists of five models and a fleet pack. The star of the show is the Borobudur class battlecruiser, supported by two cruisers and two escorts.
SFS-1400 – Borobudur class Battlecruiser – £6.00
SFS-1420 – Sulawesi class Heavy Cruiser – £3.50
SFS-1421 – Toba class Light Cruiser – £2.00
SFS-1430 – Pembuang class Destroyer – £1.25
SFS-1440 – Martadinata class Frigate – £0.75
SFSP-1401 – Indonesian Fleet Pack – £22.00
The Nanggala class carrier and two fighter types will be released shortly, we just need to finalise moulds and painted models before they’re ready.
So today we’re previewing something completely new that I don’t think we’ve even mentioned before, let alone shown off.
These are starships of the Indonesian Space Navy (Ruang Indonesia Angkatan Laut or RIAL). There are six models here – a battlecruiser, carrier, two cruisers and two escorts. We’re still waiting on fighter moulds, which is why the photo of those is a bit ropey – but you can see that they’re nicely formed miniature versions of our two Squadron Commander fighters.
The design style is a bit different, with large vertical forward bridges and lots of heat-radiating fins.
None of the ships have names yet as we’re still a little way from release. Although we have master moulds we still have to cast and cleanup the tins for the production moulds.
*Jalesveva Jayamahe is the motto of the present-day Indonesian navy. Unfortunately it doesn’t really apply here as it translates to ‘On the sea, we are glorious’. If I could work out how to translate the first half to ‘In space’ I would, but various online translations of Sanskrit aren’t up to the job. I’m hoping that at least the RIAL translation is correct! :-S
Despite the trials and tribulations involved in getting the new 15mm vehicles out this week, the wheels of progress have fortunately been running rather more smoothly in the Naval department of Brigade Towers.
Quietly, and with little fuss, a major new class of warships has entered service with the Royal Navy. The Fisher class super-dreadnought is the largest spaceship model that we’ve released to date, bigger even than the German Pomerania.
The multi-part metal model comes with separate gun turrets and a choice of one of three different chin weapon mounts, or a flight deck for a version capable of carrying fighters. All four options are supplied, giving you some bits for your spares box.
This is probably only of interest to anyone in Kent, but feel free to read on, even if you’re in another country !
Just about the only independent wargames shop in the North of Kent, Rochester Games, Models and Railway is situated on the main A2 through the historic town of Rochester (it used to be a City, but someone messed up …). Jim and Victoria, the very friendly owners, carry a large and increasing range of scale models (Tamiya, Airfix, Revell, Italeri), model railway (Hornby, Peco, Bachmann) and wargames (GW, Warlord Games, West Wind, PSC … and now Brigade Models !).
This morning I delivered two large boxes full of a variety of blisters. Initially they will be stocking spaceship squadron packs, Celtos unit packs (and some individual figures), 6mm company packs and Squadron Commander blister packs. However, they will take orders and if you require anything else from our other ranges then ask and they’ll pass your request onto us.
RGMR doesn’t have a website yet, but they do have a Facebook page and host regular gaming nights. The Rochester Sweeps Festival is this weekend, so if you’re going along then why not pop in and pay them a visit ? Alternatively, go and visit the shop and while you’re there enjoy the festivities.
Blast-tastic! is a new show organised by our chum Michael at Angel Barracks. It’s aimed squarely at SF gaming and will take place on October 4th on Filton, Bristol. We will be there along with a number of other SF traders, and there are several games lined up for you to take part in. For more information see the Blast-tastic! page on the Angel Barracks site.
Some of the more popular models released on Saturday were the British fighter carrier and fighters in our spaceship range (we sold out of carrier packs completely and the interceptor was probably the best selling single model from any range on the day).
Having speed-painted a carrier, I’ve added them all to the website and they’re available for immediate purchase.
This is our final update of our Salute release list – some new moulds have become available in the nick of time which has allowed us to release some stuff that, to be frank, we were sweating on a bit …
All of these models will be available and we have reasonable stocks, but it’s too late to take any more orders in advance – if you want some you’ll have to find us on the day. We’re on stand TB26 – about as far as you can get from the main doors, but hopefully some brave souls will take enough supplies to make it all the way to the far end of the hall !
Firstly THE 15MM NEO-SOVIETS WILL BE READY 🙂 🙂 :-). I ran the last moulds yesterday and we have decent stocks of Bizons, Kunitsas and Laskas. The only remaining one to be completed is the Rosomakha light tank, which will hopefully also be ready in time (hence the italics below).
15mm Neo-Soviet Vehicles
SF15-1201 – Bizon Tank – £8.50
SF15-1201a – Bizon Support Tank – £8.50
SF15-1201b – Bizon Track-guards (pair) – £1.00
SF15-1203 – Kunitsa APC – £8.50
SF15-1203a – Kunitsa Mortar Carrier – £8.50
SF15-1203b – Kunitsa with Missile turret – £8.50
SF15-1209 – Laska Tankette – £4.00
SF15-1209a – Laska with Missile turret – £4.00
SF15-1209 – Laska Observer vehicle – £4.00
SF15-1204 – Rosomakha Light Tank – £6.00
SF15-1250 – Soviet auxiliary fuel tanks and stowage boxes – £1.25
Secondly, following the last minute arrival of the mould for the metal connector frames, the 15mm Colony Base will also be available. We won’t have huge numbers, but we’ll have a few.
15mm Colony Base
All individual modules come with one connector frame (2 for the 4-way junction)
B15-300 – Colony base (four corner units, one airlock, one base module, 6 frames) – £40.00
B15-301 – Base module – £7.00
B15-302 – Corner module 1 – £7.50
B15-303 – Corner module 2 – £7.50
B15-301 – Base module – £7.00
B15-304 – Airlock module – £7.00
B15-305 – Garage module – £7.50
B15-307 – T-Junction – £7.00
B15-308 – 4-way junction – £8.00
B15-320 – Spare connector frames (x4) – £3.00
B15-321 – End frames (one door, one blank) – £3.00
And finally, we’re also hoping to have the long-awaited British spaceship fighter carrier. We definitely have the fighters, but are also hoping for the carrier too.
SFS-110 – Bulwark carrier – £7.50
SFS-160 – Kestrel interceptor (x12) – £1.50
SFS-161 – Mosquito attack fighter (x12) – £1.50
This may of may not be our last post before Saturday – as is the way with things, however much you try to plan ahead there’s always a last-minute panic, and I’m in the midst of that panic right now …
I’m currently painting up display items for the stand – if there’s anything to show off I’ll probably chuck it on the Facebook page, so keep an eye out over there.
After doing a few other jobs, I leave tomorrow morning for the workshop at around 10am. In my hands I would like to be clutching any last minute pre-orders for Salute. If you’ve already placed your order, then it’s already waiting in the workshop – we’re ahead of schedule for once on that. But you still have, well, roughly 12 hours from the time of this post to get an e-mail to me or make an order through the website (select the Collect in Person option to avoid shipping charges).
Below is the latest list. It’s not quite as we expected it to be – that’s a long story involving the delivery of a batch of the wrong moulds by our mould supplier, which has played havoc with our planning – but it’s a very strong line-up of new products to be released on a single day.
We’re still confident that this list will get longer – the astute amongst you will have noticed that the 15mm Neo-Soviet vehicles are not on this list. We’re still confident of getting them released in time, and we already have a big pile of resin castings for the tank and APC hulls, but we’re still awaiting one or two last moulds that should appear this week before being absolutely certain (I wouldn’t want to put them up here and have to pull them at the last minute). And British starship captains may also find that there’s something for them too, if you visit us on the day …
Gruntz – £20.00
PMC-2640 – £20.00
Don’t forget that if you buy any set of 15mm rules, we’ll give you 10% off any vehicles or figures that you buy at the same time.
SF15-103 – Artemis MICV – £8.00
SF15-712 – Raeside Utility Grav – £4.00
SF15-712a – Raeside with stowage rack – £4.00
SF15-712b – Raeside Pickup – £4.00
SF15-712c – Raeside with MG Turret – £4.00
SF15-712d – Raeside with missile turret – £4.00
15mm SF Advanced Accessories
SF15-906 – Vehicle Stowage – £2.50
15mm SF Advanced Buildings
B300-204 – Small workshop – £6.00
B300-205 – Large workshop – £7.00
B300-206 – Garage – £12.50
15mm SF Bunkers
B15-1003 – Checkpoint Bunkers – £5.00
B15-1004 – Command Bunker – £8.00
6mm Advanced Buildings
B300-201 – Small dwelling – £1.00
B300-202 – Medium dwelling – £1.25
B300-203 – Large dwelling – £1.25
B300-204 – Small workshop – £1.00
B300-205 – Large workshop – £1.00
B300-206 – Garage – £1.50
B300-207 – Large Building – £1.75
B300-208 – Small apartments – £2.00
B300-209 – Large apartment block – £3.00
BP300-201 – Advanced Buildings pack (one of each) – £12.50
6mm Desert Buildings
B300-107 – Large Tower – £4.00
SSS-032 – T2 Hangar – £2.00
We’ve been previewing a number of these models recently, but we’re well aware that we still haven’t previewed everything – we do like to keep the odd surprise up our sleeves 🙂
A while back (a couple of years ago) we were asked by a rules writer if we could produce a base for spaceships that could accommodate two of our small six-sided dice. This we duly did, but unfortunately the set of rules in question didn’t seem to go anywhere.
However, we still have the mould and thought that it sill might be a useful item for other games systems. The base (shown here modelled by a German Dortmund class battlecruiser Scharnhorst) is a solid metal item, 28mm across flats so larger than our normal flying stands, and is supplied with the same type of plastic post. It’s solid enough to provide a very stable base for a large spaceship and has two side-by-side recesses to hold a pair of the small d6 from our Accessories range (dice are not supplied with the base).
This type of base would be useful for marking speed or acceleration, damage or shield values, altitude for aircraft, or anything else you could think of. Or just for keeping bigger ships upright !
ACC-022 – Two-dice base (pack of four) – £2.00