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  • #144718
    Thomaston
    Participant

    The banner on top with all the trees.

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #144759
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Xyston Figures Suitable for Burning Sands Adventures now in stock:

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

    #145077
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Started work on some props for an upcoming magazine issue

    #145421
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    My casters just announced they are not casting for potentially 2 or more weeks, as such there may be a 3 week delay on shipping any metal orders.

    There may be enough stock to last me, or there may not, depends on what orders come in.

    Many apologies.

    #145436
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Gibbet and Market Stalls now on the site!

    Add some flavour to your 15mm skirmish games.

    LINK

    #145674
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Potential magazine delay.

    Due to some events outside my control, I am struggling with creating.
    This means that there may be a delay with issue two of the magazine.

    I am hoping not, as next week is half term and hopefully I will be in a better place to be creative/productive.

    I will keep you posted and sorry if there is a slight delay.

    #145683
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Life happens, no biggie.

    Half term? Like a semester break?

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

    #146942
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    The last year has seen a steady decline in sales of the resin items.

    In the last few months the cost of shipping to the USA has increased by such a factor that almost all sales to the USA have stopped.
    The majority of resin sales come from the USA.

    This has had a massive impact on the business.

    I have been deciding what to do about the resin side of the business for a while, the moulds take up a lot of space as does the vacuum chamber and resin bottles etc.

    So it is with some regret that the resin range is no longer available.
    I have removed them from the shop area of the site.

    The pages are still online with buttons, but are hidden.
    IF you do stumble across the resin pages, please be aware that no sales of resin items will be honoured and a full refund will be made.

    For now the figures are still very much available and can be found in their usual home.

    #146956
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Oh dang, that’s a real shame.  I am sure it has more to do with the swing in genre interest, and interest will come back around.  (especially if a new movie or TV series comes about)

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

    #146957
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Maybe. The figures are steady. Just the resin is pretty much dead.

    #146964
    Tim
    Participant

    That is a huge shame – I’d been dithering about putting an order in as well. Will have to buy more figures instead!

    Is Crom’s Forge a resin piece as well?

    #146965
    Mike
    Keymaster

    It is but I will continue with that whilst the mould lasts.

    #146966
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    You could try to sell the molds to someone in the USA.

    #146974
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Sad to hear, but understandable and not entirely out of the blue. If it’s not too forward to ask, do you think you’ll still be expanding the range of figures?

    #146987
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Could you subcontract the resin casting to anyone?

    #146988
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    If it’s not too forward to ask, do you think you’ll still be expanding the range of figures?

    That is the plan, though my primary sculptor has quit sculpting which is a bit of a bind.

     

    Could you subcontract the resin casting to anyone?

    Not sure I see how that would make it cheaper to ship?

     

     

    #147083
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    If most of the sales are off-shore then create new masters and ship from two / three locations?

    Do not know your sales figures (and would not ask) – just an idea.

    #148832
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    AB

    I’ve always to dive into the Conan universe.  I bought some 15mm Hittites long ago with that in mind, to serve as city forces somewhere in the South or East.  Perhaps now it’s time to give it a whirl.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #148852
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    AB I’ve always to dive into the Conan universe. I bought some 15mm Hittites long ago with that in mind, to serve as city forces somewhere in the South or East. Perhaps now it’s time to give it a whirl.

    Praise be to Apis!

    #149072
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    Oops.  I left out the words “wanted to”.  Lol

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #149407
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Going to test print the baskets and barrels pack later:

    #149409
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Excellent! (In my best Montgomery Burns voice.) The baskets are particularly of interest.

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

    #149410
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I have some vases and stuff that may suit your biblical needs too.

    #149411
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Sounds promising, especially if the ‘stuff’ includes wineskins as an alternative to the barrels.

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

    #149462
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    This is the first print of the revised wares pack.
    33 items that will be printed on demand and added to the site next month as a pack.

    The next pack will be crates and chests.

    #150113
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    Oooo, I like!  I like a lot.

    ”The next pack will be crates and chests.”

    Fantastic.  Thanks for thinking about those details.

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #150319
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    The last year has seen a steady decline in sales of the resin items. In the last few months the cost of shipping to the USA has increased by such a factor that almost all sales to the USA have stopped. The majority of resin sales come from the USA. This has had a massive impact on the business. I have been deciding what to do about the resin side of the business for a while, the moulds take up a lot of space as does the vacuum chamber and resin bottles etc. So it is with some regret that the resin range is no longer available. I have removed them from the shop area of the site. The pages are still online with buttons, but are hidden. IF you do stumble across the resin pages, please be aware that no sales of resin items will be honoured and a full refund will be made. For now the figures are still very much available and can be found in their usual home.

    It confuses and upsets me that my wife can have all manner of small furniture and bulky household art junk shipped free to her from China to Texas, but people in the US can’t get reasonable shipping rates from the UK, historically our very closest ally.  Even from ebay sellers.  Mind boggling.

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #150334
    Mike
    Keymaster

    The figures are mostly not too bad, especially if I can get them in a padded envelope.
    Just yesterday I posted some figures to the US for £5.00

    But buildings were just bonkers, at least £20.00 and that could be for a £5.00 building.
    £40 or £50 was not uncommon on orders of £100 or so.

    So postage to the US had seen my US sales drop by about 70% and now the EU Tax means my sales of everything there will cost customers more, so EU sales are dropping off.

    Last month Crom’s Anvil took £134.00 in sales, and of course that is not £134.00 in profit. I probably pocketed about £80 of that.
    Not looking great to be honest.

    #150446
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    Well I sure hope things get better soon.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #150473
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Cheers, hopefully this will be the start of better times!

     

    #150478
    Tim
    Participant

    This would be the right time for  shutupandtakemymoney.gif

    It’s shoddy news about the shipping, but some pretty exciting stuff looks to be coming out of the situation

    #150481
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Shipping and now tax to EU customers is a PITA, but hopefully these new products with more to follow will help.
    Lighter too, which will help shipping.

    #150590
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Available to buy in a few days…

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

    Being resin rather than metal, postage outside of the UK should be pretty ok too.

    #150645
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    They really do paint up nicely.

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

    #150721
    Cacique Caribe
    Participant

    AB Mike

    You’ve got my brain working now …

    http://singingbonespodcast.com/ali-baba-40-thieves/2016/6/13/ali-baba-and-the-forty-thieves-1001-nights

    https://www.wollamshram.ca/1001/Dixon/dixon02_18.htm

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #151054
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
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