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New Releases Mega-Drop

Wow, no updates since ROBIN! Quite a few new releases to go over, many of which have been available on the site for a while, and some others which debuted at Salute.

First up, some mushrooms for basing your miniatures. These were intended for release alongside GW’s new goblins, but I had some printer problems and then had to prioritise printing a whole bunch of Bushido miniatures. These are proving a little tricky to cast, so you may find the odd bubble or that your sprue doesn’t exactly match the picture. I’m working on improving this but, in the meantime, I’ll do my best to ensure a quality product arrives through your letterbox.

Next up, the chequered disc grav pad gets a non-veteran version, for your flying friends, the wreath design makes it on to the grav pads, but on the right shoulder, and a new style appears featuring the ever-popular chequered disc design.

More ornate-rimmed pads have dropped: wreath, and a triumvirate of skull halo designs. This has led to some renaming of existing designs, to make referring to each of them somewhat easier. Expect to see these designs duplicated in the standard pads, too.

These have been up on the store for a while, but check out the print-on-demand Japanese scenery from 3D Alien Worlds! More to come soon, including their canal walls and farm set.
Great for Test of Honour, Kensei, Torii, Ronin, and, of course, Bushido.

Whilst on the subject of Bushido, here’s a simple set of zones for use in scenarios. Available in many colours, with more on request. Another, more thematic version of this is also on the way.

Finally, the original plastic magnetic movement trays have been updated to a newer design which improves the adhesion of the ferrous discs. It is actually about as simple as this product can get now. So often a design starts out over-complicated and gets distilled down to its simplest form. I still have a bunch of the old ones which I will offer at a discount at shows or when contacted.
These have been joined by MDF versions of the 5x25mm trays. Eventually, the 5x32mm and 5x40mm will show up in MDF too.

OK, OK, one more thing; a little collaboration. Jacek over at Alien Lab Miniatures has done some amazing work using some of MCM’s art-scale pads as a base. He also produces wonderful bases and miniature sculpts. Check it all out at alienlab.store. If you have ideas of things I can do with his stuff, let me know!

Take it easy,
Ben.

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ROBIN Games Expo & Trade Fair

We’re very much looking forward to attending ROBIN on the 17th of February. This will be the first non-Salute expo we’ve been to as a trader, so should be interesting and will directly inform decisions when it comes to other expos/fairs.

Being in Nottingham, it’ll be a great excuse for us to sneak in a cheeky Warhammer World visit!

Should have a few new things. There will be a small discount on most MCM products, and free UK shipping if we don’t have what you want in stock (MCM products only).

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Black Friday

Once again, Master Crafted Miniatures isn’t holding a Black Friday sale. Instead, the proceeds from all 1st-party sales this Friday 23rd will be donated to charity, such as Anthony Nolan or DKMS, fighting against blood cancer and working to improve the lives of those affected.

Give blood. Whilst you’re there, get them to test you for platelet donation, as few of us have high enough platelet counts to do this. Register as a stem cell donor. You may never be called upon but, if you are, you will be saving a life.

So, if you buy anything 1st-party (i.e. non-Eden, -Maow, -Golem) through the MCM store this Friday, you’ll get yourself some stuff for our funny little hobby, and help save lives at the same time. If I have nothing you want, try to donate. But, whatever else you do, register:


Thanks,
Ben.

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New Releases

A small collection of new releases, at long last. Standard pads see the addition of a unicorn design in regular and veteran rims, plus a chains rim, and a wreath design only with a veteran rim. All of these are available individually, too. Just look for the individual pads product.

A new large pad style is now available, in limited designs. All current designs can be made in this style, just use the contact form on the site to enquire. These pads are also left-side only right now. Again, if you require a right-side version, just get in contact.

I’ve got a few other things planned for the immediate future, from print-on-demand scenery by 3D Alien Worlds, to something I am currently referring to only as The Purge. Stay tuned for more news!

Ben.

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New Addition to Master Crafted Miniatures

This one isn’t for sale.

At 4:38 on Tuesday morning, my wife brought our first child into the world. He’s the best. He’s just done a massive poo in his sleep and, somehow, this is awesome to me. You can only imagine how much more awesome he is when he’s not wearing a bag of poo.

For the next two weeks, I’ll be prioritising spending time with him, supporting my wife, and ensuring we all get plenty of rest when its available. This means MCM orders will be slow to go out the door. I’ll still be able to find a few minutes to fulfill them, and I won’t be closing the store; just expect things to be a lot slower than usual. Bear with me. I know you won’t mind me spending hours staring at this tiny human instead of casting parts for toy soldiers, at least for a few days.