Its about time I do an update after some welcome R&R :)
After Brigade took on my infantry models Ive been focussing on a couple of things. The first is Top Secret and information will be provided as and when I can :) I can say is exciting and BIGGGGGG .....:)
The ones I can talk about are the latest releases and those that are coming along the pipeline. I'm currently trying to catchup on several unreleased models and get them into production. Ill stick lots of pictures below shortly, of the near and the next stuff . Ill be grateful on some feedback on the next stuff...the near stuff is generally past change, however still happy to listen for upgrades etc :)
So the pipeline
I've to decide to wait on vehicle crew or not before being putting on sale...hmmmmm
VPP1 Dual Mortar (Im thinking of making this an Engineer vehicle)
The BTR 290 PocoMaxa (Wolverine)
Ready this week :)
The new modular weapon
Perfect for the BTR 160, 290, BDB 525
Now for the remaining stuff ....
The BTR 260
This is off to the printers for printing and cleaning and then straight to the mold maker. The good news is that the metal molds are all ready as they use the existing 290 metal parts.
This will also have the modular MBT turret option
The Hovercraft vehicle
This is ready for printing.
The VTOL is requiring a few changes. Just await the sculptor to make them (landing gear and pivot weapons) then its off for printing
Plus Id imagine lots more as and when I start leaking stuff on the new project :)
As some people have noticed I've taken down my 'infantry' figures from my website today. The reason I have done is because they have been moved to a new home. I exchanged this morning and will in the very near future (post Salute) be available from their website.
Why have I done this? Well...to be frank the hobby business has grown past the stage I can efficiently run it. I have only an X amount of time I can spend on the business and I was spending over it. I was no longer gaming, painting and generally I thought my shipping standards were falling with the odd error. All of them quickly fixed, however this took further time. All the usual reasons many companies have :)
So rather then stop creating stuff I decided to split the figures range away from my vehicles. I also have found a fantastic place for them to go to. Ill let them announce it, however its safe to say they are one of the best UK miniature companies out there, with a fine 15mm SciFi selection . My figures really do fit well in their lines and they have great plans. The range names will change, however not the quality and investment. I suspect it become a more rounder range with the new owners and will be a big success!
As I said I will keep the vehicles and will continue to develop them. In fact, Ill be moving this further with the investment I now have! I've already new models being created and Ill also have some more news in the near future regarding new website and lines. They will all be vehicle focussed :)
No current orders will be effected
Id like to thank you for all your support and I hope it will continue. I truly want to push the standards for 15mm SciFi vehicles!
I'm very pleased to announce that after several months of tense negotiations between representatives of ArmiesArmy and BlackHat Miniatures a deal has been struck for the acquisition of Blackhats 15mm sci range. Given the Global scale and likely investigation by the UK mergers and acquisitions department it might be several minutes before official word is given.
As it happens the molds are in the back of my car after Mike asked if I wanted them! Ill give them a quick sort out tomorrow morning. The lovely little models are just what armiesarmy need for some indigenous species and fit nicely with my Yeti and Raptor like creatures I've been stumbling about with for a while!
Here is a few pics of the new ranges :)
Ill be looking at creating some masters for conversions and give the locals a much needed upgrade in modern simple weaponry. The RUSK AK347 a prime example of point and shoot in any condition!
Welcome as always for comments on things youd like to see with them :)
I will have some riders for the mounted variety :)
Just back from a long business trip so I've decided to extend my preorder until the end of this week. Only a few days extra and it wont delay my current orders. I've a full casting day on Tuesday to finish them off and get them out of the door with all other orders :)
For those still wanting to get them, you can find them at www.armiesarmy.com/shop