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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!

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Salute 2018

I am not ready for this show! Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaargh!

It’s been a busy year, with freelance work almost burying me, and a really tough couple of months personally, but time marches on and Salute is just around the corner. I’ve not done much preparatory work, though I’m starting to ramp up production, and I’m not sure if I will have much in the way of new releases. Nonetheless, my first Salute as a trader was a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to doing it all again. Make sure you drop by on April 14th. South London Warlords have given me the same stall I had last year, so that keeps things simple!

salute2018floorplan

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Festive Season

The Christmas break is upon us! I’m still sculpting away, but won’t be working the store much for the next 10 days. I’m leaving the store open to orders, but please understand that your order will be delayed in dispatching. Any back-orders will further delay the order, as I will have to find time between family visits to do casting. The store will go down for a day sometime over the festive period, so I can do a full stock-take and restock of many items.

In the meantime, enjoy the holiday!

Thanks for a great year, Ben.

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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 🙂