New US AT Gun releases
Apologies for the delayed weekly update – I am afraid that Real Life intervened last Friday which meant that I was unable to get some things done. However, better late than never, here is last week’s Magic Number - #20712. Some orders prior to this may not have been processed, but as usual, we will pick those up in the next few days.
We are back on the New Release treadmill, and this time it is US Anti-Tank guns. There are four pieces, ranging from the lowly 37mm, through the 57mm and up to two versions of the redoubtable 76mm.
Next up will be some US field artillery. And no, we haven’t forgotten that there was a lot of stuff happening prior to 1944, and we are working hard behind the scenes to bring some more of that to you. I’ll post some pictures of some lovely new sculpts later this week…
Talking of later this week, after an enforced absence the St Helens club is once again staging the Phalanx show.
We will be there with the full trade stand. If anyone wants to get a collection order in to us, please do so quickly. We need the time to get these ready, and letting us know on the Friday afternoon prior to the event could just be cutting things a wee bit fine...
News today of a new venture for us. We’ve had a store on Shapeways selling a few 3D printed bits and pieces for quite a few years; initially it did quite well, but changes in their pricing structure have made some items unaffordable and sales have dropped off markedly in recent times. So we’ve taken the decision to close it, and instead we’re going to concentrate on printing our own models and selling them directly from the website. We will have stocks of the first offerings at Broadside tomorrow; the two scenic pieces are already on the website, expect the others (and many more) to arrive there soon.
We’re adding a range of 3D printed vehicles to our existing 28mm Great War range, starting with three models. The first is the Bussing A5P armoured car, a single example of which was built by Germany and used in Romania and Ukraine in 1916-17.
Adding heavy firepower is the 21 cm Mörser 10 used in large numbers (over 200 were built) by the Germans throughout the Great War.
Finally for the Great War, we have a Ford Model T armoured car, used by the Royal Naval Air Service on the Eastern Front. There’s also a destroyed version (r) for those inevitable moments when the Germans find their range…
We’re also going to be printing some of the most frequently bought scenery pieces from the old Shapeways store. The Transmitter Pylon is the biggest selling item in the range, so we had to start there. At just under 6″ tall, it can be used as a small-ish 6mm scale pylon, or alternatively as a large 2mm TV tower (it’s based upon the Crystal Palace tower).
All are 3D printed in resin; although we will attempt to hold stocks of these items, orders may be delayed slightly if we ever have to print to order.
GW28-301 – Bussing A5P Armoured Car – £21.00
GW28-302 – 21 cm Mörser 10 – £14.00
GW28-101 – Ford Model T Armoured Car – £6.50
GW28-101d – Ford Model T Armoured Car (destroyed) – £6.50
SF300-902 – Transmitter Tower – £7.50
SSS-8191 – Gasholders (x2) – £3.00