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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The old N35 2mm x .5mm magnets have been replaced by some extra strong N52s, so that should be great for those of you who need to magnetise super-small miniatures.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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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.

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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!