Last week we released our new 6mm Polish infantry, sculpted by Martin Baker. This week it’s the turn of the Pacific Federation figures, which are heavily armoured with more advanced weapons.
The contents of each pack is the same as the Polish, with enough figures to make three identical squads of a squad leader, five riflemen, a SAW and an anti-tank missile launcher. Again, there are three different riflemen poses to avoid too much repetition.
As with the Polish, all PacFed packs that contain infantry will now contain the new figures instead of the older generic ones.
Another new 1/285th scale middle eastern building released. This building measures 1.5" x 1" x approx 1" tall and features some very fine raised details around the windows as well as a very light texture to all the exterior surfaces.
This is a one-piece solid resin casting, just paint and play, no assembly required.
As some of you may be aware, I stopped posting on TMP, WD3, LAF etc. a while back.
I am now no longer posting on my own forum?!!
I want people to be able to come together and share, and talk about my most excellent 6mm products and enjoy 6mm sci-fi in general.
I want people to see all there is to offer and what is great about 6mm sci-fi, especially 6mm sci-fi skirmish.
I have decided to close down the AB forum to new members and encourage them to come here to the 6mm sci-fi forum, current AB forum members have already started coming across, some already posted here anyway.
It seems sometimes that when you post an article, wip, aar, whatever online, that you have to post it on a gazillion different sites to make sure it reaches the biggest possible audience.
I got bored of doing that, so have decided to just post on here and sometimes on Facebook linking back to here.
I intend to drive/steer traffic to the 6mm sci-fi forum of TWW and make it all that is great about 6mm sci-fi.
I urge you to do the same as Size Matters!
After many months of working behind the scenes, I am very, very pleased to be able to announce that when you browse the Baccus catalogue, you will now find 100% photographic coverage available. Yes, no more reading a boring description and looking at an ‘Image awaited’ logo. We’ve got the entire lot painted, photographed and on display, right from our Ancient Egyptians to our latest WW2 infantry.
For some reason historical figure manufacturers seem to have regarded this sort of approach as unnecessary and wasteful of effort. This is a page from our very first site launched back in 2000
It’s not exactly rip-roaringly exciting is it? Little more than a printed catalogue on a web page. Even then, the idea that the web was a visual medium and needed a little more effort was apparent and very soon customers were able to access this:
Okay, the paint jobs weren’t outstanding, the photography was a bit dodgy and the coverage spotty, but it was a start. If you visit the Baccus site nowadays, this is what you can expect:
Which is much more like it, especially when a click on any of the pictures gives you access to an enlarged version.
So there you have it, over a thousand codes all there in glorious technicolour for you to peruse before you buy.
You’d think that I could now do a bit of well-earned laurel resting, but those things are far too prickly to be comfortable for long and there is still work to do. Given the time scale of this process and an evolution of style and technique over that period, some of the older images on the site aren’t up to current standards. These have been identified and over the coming months they will in turn be replaced and upgraded.
Some in the industry will question why I’ve gone to so much trouble. It’s been ‘proven’ that just painting a figure or a vehicle and posting a photo doesn’t increase sales of that model, so why bother? The answers, should anyone be interested seem very clear to me:
The Internet is a VISUAL medium. The website is a mail order company’s shop window. If you can’t show the goods to people how on earth can you expect them to even think about buying them?
It shows a respect for customers. Without them there is no business. Getting this degree of coverage shows that we care that they care about being able to see what AGR1a looks like when compared to AGR1 or AGR8a. These things are important.
We are proud of what we make. Far from being the rice grains and budgie grit of some less than inventive wargaming ‘humour’ these are wonderful models and we want to show them to the world.
Please feel free to browse away and have a look – because on the Baccus site, you can do just that!