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New look!

Well, it should be working now. I’ve been beating my face against code and plugins for too much precious time these last couple of days, but it should be working.

I’ve not made major changes behind the scenes, but please let me know if you have any trouble with the site.

Also, we’ll be at Salute 2018 🙂

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Not your normal Black Friday.

Once again, Master Crafted Miniatures isn’t holding a Black Friday sale. Instead, the proceeds from all sales Friday & Saturday (24th & 25th) will be donated to the Anthony Nolan and DKMS charities, 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 through the MCM store on Friday 24th or Saturday 25th of November, 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:

Next up is an announcement about price increases. On Black Friday? I know. Madness.

Whilst I struggle to keep up on my own, Master Crafted Miniatures is doing well. I don’t want to stand still, however. I want to grow the business, expanding what I can offer.
Whilst it isn’t required, some of the things I would like to do are benefited by becoming VAT registered. Unfortunately, registering means I also have to charge VAT. Rather than simply add VAT on to current prices, I will be taking a small hit on profits across the range; sharing the burden with my customers.

MCM has never increased prices during its 4-year life, despite increases in running costs. The current prices are very competitive, so I think a small increase is understandable. On average, those of you outside the UK will still be paying less than you were before the EU referendum!

Not everything is increasing by the same percentage, with some prices not increasing at all, so I have put together this comprehensive list of the new prices:

I’m not doing this immediately. Prices will remain the same until Monday 27th. Feel free to back-order during this period and I’ll get your order out ASAP.
I’ll then have to make the site unavailable for a short time whilst I implement the changes.

Thanks to all my customers for their support over the years. I’ve got some exciting plans lined up & I’m looking forward to the future!


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Star God v3 up for Pre-Order

I’m quite fond of the old Star God figure. It was the first full figure I produced through 3D-printing and resin-casting. It’s gone through a couple of versions already and, as the moulds for v2 were at the end of their life, I decided to take the opportunity to replace the physically-sculpted base with a digital one and a re-print of the components to make them easier to mould & cast. I also very slightly reposed the arms. The master mould has gone well, though highlighted a couple of potential problems, so I’ll be making the production moulds ASAP. I’m opening up pre-orders which I will fulfil starting next week, the 2nd of October.

Along with these pre-orders, I’m releasing a few existing pad designs I’ve brought over to tru/art-scale size. Cogs Veteran join the line-up, and all but the Spiked Veteran design get a Damaged variant. Hopefully, these will be of use!

I teased before the weekend that these would all release at the weekend and this post is going up on Monday. I did make them all available at about 22:00 last night, so technically I didn’t lie!


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Master Crafted Miniatures has a new home!

Master Crafted Miniatures has a new home at The Maker’s Guild!
Working from home may sound great but, after about four years, I’m starting to go a little crazy with only myself for company during the working day. I’m excited to be moving to a shared working environment at the Maker’s Guild in Portsmouth and hoping this will lead to more productivity and creativity.

With the workshop staying where it is for now, occupying half my garage, I’m expecting to spend 3-4 days a week at the new space. I’m yet to figure out the implications for order dispatching, though it is likely to remain at twice a week (theoretically Tuesday and Friday).
Also, after a long drought, some new releases are coming very soon!
Ben 🙂
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Scenery Drop!

Salute, over a month ago now, was a big success. Thanks to everyone who came by; it was great to meet customers old and new.

Those of you who visited the MCM stand will have seen these new releases already, and maybe even picked them up before the few I had brought were snatched up. I’ve finally managed to get them on to the store, though some are still in fairly limited quantities. I’m aiming to get some more moulds made this week, which will help me get stock levels up quicker.

The modular walls are currently available as set only. In the future, I aim to add them to the store separately, as well as introduce some new variations.