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  • #137750
    Angel Barracks
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    On the 1st of July postage rates for goods going to the USA will increase by roughly 40 to 50%.
    This is due to the USPS charging other countries more for delivering overseas mail once it reaches US soil.

    The USA now has unique postal costs to reflect the USPS price increase, the USA was in Zone 1, it is now in it’s own Zone, Zone 3.

    #137833
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That really sucks.  I think that Amazon has really been putting a hurt on the USPS financially.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #137890
    telzy amber
    Participant

    What this means, if you want something from the UK, order it NOW

    #137891
    Etranger
    Participant

    Ouch! 20% + increase in postage. Are they trying to drive customers away?

    #137935
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Quick piccies of the Ghoul Crypt.

    #137944
    Ralph Plowman
    Participant

    Schweet!

    Lovely job with the foliage too.

    9/10 Would recommend.

    #137947
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    I really really like this, great work Mike!

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #137949
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Scenery which can only be described as “gert lush!”

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #137952
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    “Ouch! 20% + increase in postage. Are they trying to drive customers away?”

    This is political…. and around how international postag works as I understand it. International rates are worked out internationally, so that developing countries have a bit of a leg up, so shipping from UK to US should be more expensive than shipping from Thailand to US. However there are some in the US who see that as a bad thing due to the rise of (not Amazon) Alibaba…and want to target that with what they can control. This is the wider impact of national protectionism on a world stage with no care for the little players.

    It will not impact on shipping from US hubs I guess so people like GW will not be impacted as they have local shipping only after the bat, but small companies will be stung. I would expect retaliation from Chine Post in time…

     

    Sorry for the politics there…was an interesting thing on BBC Radio 4 about international shipping about 12 months ago and the US view (read politicians not people) about the unfairness of the current treties.

    #137978
    Etranger
    Participant

    I suspected something of the sort was going on.

    #137982
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    You’ve out done yourself Mike.  That piece is magazine worthy.  Heck, if you had the hankering you could probably sell finished pieces like this at a premium.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #137986
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Where did the ?banana plant (left of top centre, last picture) come from? I reckon they’d look good with the dinosaurs I’ve just started painting.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #138012
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Where did the ?banana plant (left of top centre, last picture) come from? I reckon they’d look good with the dinosaurs I’ve just started painting.

    If I’m not mistaken, it’s from a Pegasus Hobbies 1/72 scale banana plant sprue that I sent Mike at one point, with a selection of other plastic plants I’ve been obsessively amassing too many of.

    #138013
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thank you. I think I may soon be undertaking a similar amassing!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #138020
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks everyone.

    Images for the site later..

     

    #138042
    Etranger
    Participant

    That looks great Mike.

    #138077
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers.

    Just finishing off Naked Erland…

    #138104
    telzy amber
    Participant

    Just finishing off Naked Erland…

    Wot? No naked Eydis? She would make a good dolly along with Erland

    #138124
    greg954
    Participant

    I’m so behind. You’ve  been doing a fair bit while I’ve been preoccupied with life. A boat, a crypt, apes, ghouls and not mention a well endowed Erland.

    #138137
    Mike
    Keymaster

    And the cave of the ape men..

    #138228
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

     

    The Southern Oceans is almost ready.

    Please see here for more details!

    https://cromsanvil.co.uk/projects.html

    #138273
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    These will be out before the end of this month, which will give the US customers time to order before the USPS price increase is reflected here by the Royal Mail price increase.

    Keep your eyes open for that day, and don’t forget the offer around the Atalanta.

    #138287
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Will you be doing a Southern Seas addition to Burning Sands?  I’m sure it is perfectly doable with what all is already contained, but perhaps a set of scenarios would be of an interest for the masses…?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #138297
    telzy amber
    Participant

    Keep your eyes open for that day, and don’t forget the offer around the Atalanta.

    Atalanta? What have I missed?

    #138298
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Atalanta? What have I missed?

    See the projects page:

    https://cromsanvil.co.uk/projects.html

    😀

    #138534
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    They are on the site…

    #138555

    I’m so behind. You’ve been doing a fair bit while I’ve been preoccupied with life. A boat, a crypt, apes, ghouls and not mention a well endowed Erland.

    Meh. My 3mm Gaulish fanatics are bigger. Proportionately speaking.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #138562

    These are really beautiful, however, Michael!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #139224
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #139283
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    What sort of jungle type scatter would you expect in the Southern Oceans?

    Small shrine, magic pool, odd standing stone?

    #139285
    Etranger
    Participant

    Giant statues of the Elders, eg Easter Island. Of course the elder aren’t necessarily human…

    #139289
    Steelonsand
    Participant

    Seconding the Easter Island vibe – if the desert lands have a feel of sort of a Classical civilisation gone to seed, the I feel the Southern Oceans have to have a very different feel…..
    Something  more Eldritch, Cyclopean, ….Alien, even – certainly beyond the usual experience of Erland  and Eydis  -. A new world for them to explore – talking of New World – how about a sort of  Aztec/Mayan feel –

    I’m a sucker for those ‘Ancient Aliens’ documentaries on TV – crystal skulls, Nazca lines etc etc – maybe a world something like that?

    #139290
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    I’m a sucker for those ‘Ancient Aliens’ documentaries on TV – crystal skulls, Nazca lines etc etc – maybe a world something like that?

    If you’re going down that route how about a step pyramid and ballcourt?

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #139294
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Half-overgrown road markers, the road itself having been reclaimed by nature (though some evidence of it may still remain in the way the vegetation grows).

    TBH, though, you’re going to keep getting similar answers every time you ask for swords-and-sorcery terrain suggestions. Statues, standing stones, ruins, burial sites. We have the same ideas you’ve already thought of 🙂

    #139312
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    In my own stuff I go more to an Indian Ocean style but heavily mixed up. Real world southern India (especially Kerala), Madagascar and Zanzibar with it´s myriads of different people, respective architecture and ways of living. Also stuff from the old Khmer Empire – Angor style ruins and statues.
    But again mixed in way it´s not immediately obvious and heavily “barbarized/hyborianized”.
    So, maybe a few different styles of small boats and huts, something like the Yasovarman temple and the Marayur dolmen (which could serve nearly everywhere in an fantasy setting).

    PS: don´t forget the deserts – there´s still much to explore there (like a villa/palace for Yasmina)

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #139313
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    the old Khmer Empire

    This is my current favoured direction and I am amassing many googled images.

    #139321
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Did you get around to watching Ong-Bak 2, which (unless I misremember) I recommended to you at some point? I know martial arts films probably aren’t your thing, but it’s got some nice southeast Asian scenery and costumes in it, and it’s set in swordfighting times with plenty of macho savagery going on. Ong-Bak 3 is probably worth watching for similar reasons, though I haven’t seen it myself yet and I’ve heard it’s less good as an actual martial arts romp. You can skip the first film if you’re simply not interested in the martial arts dimension of the Ong-Bak franchise, as it’s set in the modern day and has practically no connection to the sequels. It does happen to be the best martial arts film ever made, but I digress.

    #139322
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    t does happen to be the best martial arts film ever made, but I digress.

    #139347
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thorsten Frank wrote: the old Khmer Empire

    This is my current favoured direction…

    So, elephants?

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #139349
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I have Mastodons !!!!

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