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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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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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Magneticus Titanicicus

More magnet sizes are now in stock. The 5mm x 1mm are ideal for Games Workshop’s Adeptus Titanicus. They were thoughtful enough to include space for these magnets in the weapon mounts of their Warlord titan miniature. Space Marine was my first game, at the age of maybe 9, so I’m super-excited to find a couple of hours in which I can assemble my own!

The 5mm magnets are also available in .5mm thicknesses for tight spaces and 2mm, which are especially useful for securing heavier models on the magnetic movement trays. Make sure you glue the movement peg in if you’re sliding really heavy models around 🙂

For really big jobs, I’ve also added some 8mm x 2mm. A few of these should hold even 40K titan weapons in place!

The old N35 2mm x .5mm magnets have been replaced by some extra strong N52s, so that should be great for those of you who need to magnetise super-small miniatures. Especially useful for the weapon mounts on Dropfleet Commander’s ships.

The 2mm thick magnets are great for securing plastic miniatures to magnetic movement trays, too.

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Accessories!

It’s been a long while since I introduced any new products and, this time, there are no new resin pads or other parts.

Instead, I’ve put a lot of time into designing these plastic movement trays for use with 25, 32, and 40mm bases. They take up minimal space on the board, becoming almost invisible compared to the ugly, chunky, laser-cut MDF trays I see at events and online. Bases are held in place internally by 3 tabs, and are able to be further secured by magnets, thanks to the ferrous rubber discs included. Resin bases can be used by clipping the tabs off and relying on a stronger magnet to hold them in place. A clear acrylic rod can be attached to make moving the trays easier.

They take paint well, but are provided in black or grey, so already blend in well for most people. I’d recommend 2mm thick magnets. 2mm diameter should be fine for most plastic miniatures, and 3mm diameter for resin bases, and heavier models. The acrylic rod can be push-fitted in a majority of cases, but I would recommend gluing it in place with super glue. Unfortunately, polystyrene cement won’t work with the trays.

The standard trays are available in 5x25mm, 5x32mm, 5x40mm sizes. For units with leaders on larger bases, there are also 4x25mm+32mm, and 4x32mm+40mm.

Additionally, I’ve released a set of two widgets designed to make the implementation of placement mechanics, such as Bushido’s Bodyguard, much easier. Each widget has cut-outs for bases sized 30mm, 40mm and 50mm. The straight edges of the widget can also be used to measure 1″ and 2″. Check out the photos on the product page to see how they are used.

Lastly, I’ve been stocking metal balls for mixing paint for a while now, but hadn’t announced them. Simply drop one into a paint pot or bottle to assist mixing.

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Post-Salute Releases!

Salute was great again this year. I was feeling quite under-prepared, as I’ve had a lot of freelance work on and the start of this year was pretty testing personally. I also had very few new products and had failed utterly to promote them. Nonetheless, I roped in a good friend to help with the casting in the week prior to the event and we actually managed to get a decent amount of stock together, though he’ll be correct in reminding me (incessantly) that we didn’t have enough toads or tortoises!
This year was less of a rush to get set-up, thanks to me packing up most things on the Thursday. Despite being 23 weeks pregnant, my wife was an absolute legend. She helped me pack the van, get set up in the afternoon and, along with a couple more awesome friends, she helped me run the stand on Saturday.
It was great to see old friends and customers, and make a few new ones! Plenty of you had some great suggestions for new products, so I’ll be trying to get them made over the next few months. Speaking of new releases, there’s quite a few added to the store today:

  • Flaming Skull pads now get a veteran variant.
  • 4 new pad sets with the new Ornate rim.
  • Hazard and Studded Arc pads.
  • Damaged variants of Studded and Spiked Arc pads, plus a plain Damaged Arc set.
  • An option for ordering individual standard pads. If this is popular, I will roll it out to the art-scale and arc pads.
  • New Golem and Maow miniatures.
  • New(ish) Fanplastic Little Men miniature.

All other stock levels have also been updated, so you’ll be able to order knowing that you won’t have to wait for stock to be cast!