We are experiencing wonderful hot weather here in the UK right now. Normally this would be cause for celebration but I am only one man doing resin casting in his shed! Resin sets due to an exothermic reaction and any high ambient temperatures increase the speed at which this reaction occurs. As such, I am having great difficulty casting to a standard where I am happy to ship the resulting products.
If I were equipped with air conditioning, or operating in a concrete box, this would merely be an inconvenience. As it is, I am at the mercy of the elements.
I have been fighting with the weather and now I am falling behind fulfilling orders. Please bear this in mind when making an order. If you have already ordered, I am very sorry for the delay.
Normal service should resume as soon as the normal UK weather does! I hope you can understand and bear with me!
Spud Tate recently reviewed a selection of some Master Crafted components in a video which you can find here.
Make sure to check out his review of J3FF by Filbot and his hangout with the talented Fil Dunn of Filbot.
It is great to get some exposure and some exciting things may be coming out of it. Nope. Not telling what exactly. The downside is that, thanks to so many of you awesome hobbyists checking the site out, we have twice exceeded our bandwidth! Hopefully this won’t happen again but, if it does, please be patient. We’re assessing the requirements with the increased traffic and it is a great indication that MCM is growing!
Thanks to everyone who has visited and, of course, those who have made purchases as a result!
It has been a while since the last post and I thought it was high time I updated to say what has been going on!
Master Crafted Miniatures consists solely of me. When I started up, I imagined I would start to build my own range of models and components for display and customisation of other models on the market. I expected to be doing a great deal of resin casting and sculpting some of the huge amount of cool stuff I have bouncing around in my head. In addition to this, I would do the odd bit of freelance sculpting and private commissions.
Only a few days after I signed the lease on my resin casting workshop premises, I was offered a great deal of freelance work by a single client. It was an opportunity I felt I would have been a fool to pass up. It is for this reason that my own range has failed to expand in any real way. I’m OK with this as it allows me to expand slowly, using this website to sell the things I will occasionally produce.
Details of the project will be made public in a few months as everything needs to be kept under wraps for now.
Like the title says, I’m pretty much ready to go here now. I’m sure bugs will pop up anyway, and I don’t have as many products as I wanted to launch with, but I didn’t want to wait any longer!
Please bear with me whilst I battle to keep items in stock 🙂
The main reason behind my own product range not growing as I would have liked is the increase in freelance and commission work that I have been doing.
I had not expected to be quite as in demand as I have been, and it is a wonderful feeling, but work on my own range will have to fit in between freelance work for the time being.
I am currently working on the first of three figures sharing the same theme and will show the finished sculpt very soon. I will give a hint though; the theme is technological mutation 🙂
The site is now ready for orders!
Of course, I am not so foolish to think that everything will work perfectly straight away. Also, I don’t have enough stock to go public yet 😉
So what I am doing is opening the site to a select few, with free postage and a 20% discount.
I will allow items to be pre-ordered and will get them to customers as soon as possible, but I ask that everyone bear with me during this ‘teething’ stage!
Any feedback about the website is appreciated 🙂
OK, here goes…