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Saturday, 21 April 2018

New Website Launched by Lancer Miniatures

New Website Launched by Lancer Miniatures

To all my loyal customers, you may have noticed the old website has vanished, to be replaced by a much sharper and hopefully easier format with an excellent search function to quickly find the exact product you need.

There are a couple of sales going on with 15% discount, due to having too many items in drawers and display boards, these are WW2 figures and tanks, and 10mm walls and hedges.

Resin buildings are now available outside the UK due to the facility of being able to have different postage rates.

Lancer Miniatures

Friday, 20 April 2018

Finalizing the Pack Contents from Warmonger Miniatures

I'm finalizing the pack contents with my caster. I don't believe I'm going to be able to offer wheel options given their cost. As of right now the cannon unit will contain:

Finalizing the Pack Contents from Warmonger Miniatures

* 6 crew on foot
* 2 cannon (left), 2 carriage, 4 reinforced wheels

And the horse-mobile cannon unit will contain:

* 4 crew on foot, 2 with/on horse
* 2 cannon (top right), 2 carriage, 2 limber, 8 spoked wheels

And now a bonus light cannon unit:
* 6 crew on foot
* 2 cannon (middle right), 2 cannon (bottom right), 2 carriage, 4 reinforced wheels

That work for people? I'm still planning on having stretch goals for the mortar and organ gun, I also might do a Heckblaster.

Warmonger Miniatures

Saved: Gettysburg at Oak Ridge

Saved: Gettysburg at Oak Ridge

When he spoke at the dedication ceremony for Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln predicted that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” While he wildly underestimated the impact of his own words, Lincoln was certainly right that future generations would not forget the sacrifices made at Gettysburg by brave soldiers who gave “the last full measure of devotion.”

I know that you have not forgotten that sacrifice, because I am honored to announce the successful preservation of a critical two-acre tract at Gettysburg’s Oak Ridge, where men from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania let loose deadly fire into the faces of Col. Alfred Iverson’s North Carolinians. The Yankees waited until the Rebels were within 50 yards before unleashing a furious volley at close range. “Unable to advance, unwilling to retreat,” the survivors of Iverson’s brigade hugged the ground for safety, waiting for a renewed Confederate assault to sweep the Federals from Oak Ridge.

This is truly hallowed ground. Thanks to your support, Americans will be able to pay their respects to the brave men on both sides who fought and died there.

I am deeply honored and humbled by your support. Thank you.

The Civil War Trust

Thursday, 19 April 2018

ZSU-23-4 from Timecast

Our 1:144 scale ZSU-23-4 will be available to order shortly.

ZSU-23-4

ZSU-23-4 from Timecast

We are also happy to announce that the 1:144 Soviet 2S1 122mm SP gun and ACRV artillery command vehicles are now available to order online.

2S1 122mm SP Gun

2S1 122mm SP Gun

Timecast

Timecast Upcoming Move to New Premises

Upcoming Move to New Premises, Timecast

Due to the redevelopment of our existing site, we will be moving into new premises at some point in May-June. Although this will involve some disruption to our production and service, it does mean that we will have a bit more room and will also help us keep costs down.

We are still at the planning stage at the moment, but as soon as we have any firm dates, we will post the details on our website news page.

Timecast

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Park Day: Photo Contest, Reflections, and More Events

Park Day: Photo Contest, Reflections, and More Events

Thank you to all of the sites and volunteers that participated in our 22nd Annual Park Day on Saturday, April 7th! A record-breaking 157 battlefields and historic sites across 32 states and the District of Columbia took part this year, including Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 sites.

Keeping our historic sites preserved and pristine is a collective responsibility requiring communal effort. This year, nearly 7,000 volunteers across the country came out to do their part, donating over 25,000 hours of volunteer work.

At Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Missouri, 56 volunteers helped with fence construction, stream clean up, and housekeeping work in the park's library and living history clothing and equipment cache. Ultimately, an entire dump truck load of trash was removed, and a total of 265 feet of rail fence were put up.

At Buford Massacre Battlefield in Lancaster, South Carolina, seventy JROTC students and members of the community came out to help clear brush, rake leaves, and pick up trash. Volunteers also cleaned markers and picnic tables.

And at Mine Creek Battlefield in Pleasanton, Kansas, 37 volunteers helped wash windows, clear 2.5 miles of trails, and clean storage areas.

If you have any photos of the events, remember to enter our Photo Contest here. You can help us document this year’s success and be eligible to win special prizes! We’ll be announcing the winners in a few weeks. Keep checking back to vote for your favorites!

Historic sites rely heavily on the dedicated work of volunteers, and your hard work will make a difference for years to come. Thank you again!

If you were not able to participate on April 7, you may still have a chance! Due to weather postponements, Park Day events will continue throughout the rest of April and into May. Find a participating site on our website.

The Civil War Trust

1/144 Belgian Light Armoured Train from Van Dyck Models

In addition to our upcoming WWI ranges we would like to share with you some images of a Belgian Light armoured train no release date yet.

Early after the outbreak of the war the decision was made to build several armoured trains. At least three light and three heavy armoured trains were build. These are somewhat forgotten weapons and have never been build as a model kit either.

 Anyway we are building the "light" armoured train that consisted of a front wagon 18 meters long with a 57mm Nordefeld rapid firing gun at the front and a Hotchkiss machine gun on both sides. The only surviving image of this train shows this wagon (see below).

Then came the locomotive, "type de l'├ętat 15" and later "type 32".

After the locomotive came another small wagon 6 meter long with a Hotchkiss machine gun at the back.

 Have a look at the first images:

Original image:

Original image

1/144 Belgian Light Armoured Train

1/144 Belgian Light Armoured Train picture 1

1/144 Belgian Light Armoured Train picture 2

1/144 Belgian Light Armoured Train picture 3

1/144 Belgian Light Armoured Train picture 4

Van Dyck Models