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19 Oct 2019

Battlegroup NORTHAG Launch Weekend from Plastic Soldier Company

Battlegroup NORTHAG Launch Weekend from Plastic Soldier Company

We are continuing the Battlegroup NORTHAG launch weekend with some more snapshots from the rules draft and a lovely PT76

Rules Snapshots



PT76

PT76

The PT-76 is a Soviet amphibious light tank that was introduced in the early 1950s and soon became the standard reconnaissance tank of the Soviet Army and the other Warsaw Pact armed forces. It was widely exported to other friendly states, like India, Iraq, Syria, North Korea and North Vietnam. Overall, some 25 countries used the PT-76

Get your pre-orders in here.

Battlegroup Northag
The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Update from Traders Galaxy

Update from Traders Galaxy

Update from Traders Galaxy

I would like to give a big thanks to the moderators and a couple of others for taking the wheel of this group. Apart from a few sporadic posts and my painting challenge next month, I will try to take a half step back from this group to work on the business stuff a bit more. Primarily rulesy stuff.

So where is Bot War at?

At the end of April 2019 Bot War stumbled after 85% of its range was deleted. As I have said many times, this needed to happen.

However since April the entire range has either been completed or commenced development. This is a staggering achievement. In a year I released about 100 miniatures, then I almost released 100 between April and now. Bot War seems quite strong at its first birthday hitting over 500 members in this group and a fair bit of interest both in Aus and abroad. Not bad for a non Kickstarter game. A massive milestone that needs a mention is the awesome Starter Set. I am quite happy with how that turned out and I really think the set is good quality (i know i am biased)

Number one goal

I have certainly been listening to your feedback and with many of you doing multiple games my number one goal is to help you all get painted Bot War models to the table. The game is good but even better when played with painted forces. So I have slowly started pre assembling and recasting all sets. This is harder to do but revisiting some of these also helps me update some quality. This way the entry barrier in time and skill is lowered for new players. About 25% of the sets are pre assembled now.

Even though I am technically a one man operation, I am totally committed to bringing you the best quality models I can. Model quality is continually being refined. In some cases models have been delayed because of quality and others set to out of stock because of quality control. I make no secret of this because we are all adults here and sometimes mistakes happen. However my commitment is for continual model quality improvement.

The painting challenge next month is another way I am encouraging my valued customers to get models to the table. As we all know, painted models in their second outing roll better dice. A hurrah to all those who are taking on the first Bot War painting challenge.

Bot War retailers

So far Discover Games in Georgia USA is stocking Bot War. It seems highly likely a UK stockist will be happening soon as talks have gone well. Once this is finalised I will certainly let everyone know who that is. I am still looking for a Canadian, European and an Australian stockist. I am in the process of setting up a trade section on my website only accessed by approved retail stores. This way their restocking orders are correctly set up and its much easier for stores to reorder for their customers. I am committed to supporting my valued retail stockists and thank them for helping to grow Bot War.

The future

At present development has slowed significantly. With the ranges getting to a good place I felt i could take my foot off the gas a bit more and concentrate on deepening rather than widening the offer. This means that moving into next year more resources will go into the Bot War story and character development aspects of the game. More stories, more background, more character bios.

That's not to say there will be no minis. There will always be minis. Some of you may have seen the Beastlord concept pictures. These 7 behemoths will be out next year. I am still trying to get the Overlords released before Christmas and this force might be Bot Wars first all resin faction. There are also some more stories around Overlords coming too as the faction so far is perhaps the most mysterious. Obviously i have also been talking about titans for 6 months now. Seems like forever but their release is now just around the corner. Finally the Red Star Nations are currently being sculpted. Work is very slow but its still happening.

The Bot War city terrain is also nearing completion. The battlemat is currently in production. I am perhaps most excited for the terrain. Pending sales, I will continually seek to invest in Bot War.

Next year the early factions will receive some minor updates, like the Atlanticans vehicle update coming soon, but overall these factions will stabilise and artworks completed for their cards. Once this happens the faction cards will be printed to match the Starter Set cards. I cant stress enough that Bot War is entirely sales driven so without new players and customers none of these things can happen.

Overall its been a lot of exhausting work but massive progress has been made in year one. I do hope the silent majority in this group at least give the game a go and give the current models a look. After all, a community is what you put into it and I have found that even the smallest comment or interaction can make the world of difference to an online community.


Cheers

Ant

Traders Galaxy

CAV KS3 Update from Talon Games

CAV KS3 Update from Talon Games

CAV KS3 Update: 18 October, 2019

And a Happy “Not Monday” to you all! Several things to cover in this update including (so make sure to READ the parts pertinent to you!):

- Open Pledges Remaining
- Shipping Invoices (US and CA backers only)
- Shipping Invoices (RoW)
- Where’s my stuff? Update

Open Pledges Remaining

We still have a few backers that we DO NOT HAVE a closed-out pledge for whatever reason. This means YOU WILL NOT get your rewards when we start final fulfilment and you risk NOT RECEIVING ANYTHING if we can’t get this resolved in a timely manner. So, PLEASE, PLEASE… if your KS Backer Name is on this list, email us today at custserv(at)talon-games(dot)com so we can get you locked in!!!

John Robert Lord
Jamie Blackman
Jeff Gregory
Justin Burr
John Mahaffy
Larry Shuping
Carey Delay
Dimiter Kolev
Ric Mohri
Steve Salotti
Devon Harmon
Michael McMillen
Roger Hooten
William V. Grand
Jeff Logan
Justin Rodriguez
Mark Blanchard
Kimberly Rowland
Chris Mikucki
Thomas Davis
George Terry
Joseph E Blake
B (Yes, the letter “B”)

Shipping Invoices (US and CA backers only)

At this time, we have sent out all the shipping invoices to our US and CA backers. If you haven’t received one yet from PayPal, email us today at custserv(at)talon-games(dot)com so we can get that fixed. If you have received one and haven’t paid yet, no worries but it must be paid BEFORE we start fulfilment (see below) if you want your rewards the same time as everyone else. Last time I looked there are about 90 US people remaining. Canada just went out today, so be on the lookout in your inbox!

Shipping Invoices (RoW)

For everyone else, we are still trying to get all our numbers in so we can get it as close as possible. Everything goes out on a pallet to UK or AU and then our partners forward from there. For the EU, we are still waiting on what the final Brexit is going to look like so we know how to even ship your stuff.

Where’s My Stuff? Update

Everything has been manufactured, boxed, and ready to go since the middle of September but for whatever reasons (none of which are our fault…really), they have not been put on a ship till this week. They are now loaded and are EXPECTED to set “sail” on the 20th of October with a final delivery to our warehouse no later than November 17th.

Reaper has the paint all done and we have received all the planes from TrenchWorx and our Dropship Pilot rewards are due over the next two weeks. Once all the rest of the models are in hand and sorted, we will start fulfilment and final shipment.

Have a great weekend!
CB

Talon Games

18 Oct 2019

30% Off - On All Products from Plast Craft Games

30% Off - On All Products

30% Off - On All Products

Until October 27th.

We have renewed our web store so we want to celebrate it with you, offering a 30% discount on all product ranges. This is probably your best chance to complete your collection or even building up a new board for your favorite Wargame.

Have a look to our new online store and let us know what you think about it

Plast Craft Games

Battlegroup NORTHAG Pre-order Store from Plastic Soldier Company

Battlegroup NORTHAG Pre-order Store from Plastic Soldier Company

Battlegroup NORTHAG: The 10mm Cold War Miniatures Game

Welcome to the Battlegroup NORTHAG pre-order store - your one-stop shop for our new plastic 10mm (1:144) Cold War range. The shop is open from 18 October 2019 to 18 November 2019.

Our starter sets come with some FREE additional goodies, so to be sure click on the following items to see what you'll get: NORTHAG Starter Deal, British Starter Army, Soviet Starter Army.

Choose the items you wish to pre-order below and complete your shipping and payment details. Your cards will be charged after our shop closes on 18 November 2019, and we'll ship your order out as soon as the products hit our warehouse in Spring 2020 (and before retail release).

Upon release, our starter armies, boxed sets, and the rulebook will be available through selected retailers and direct from PSC; all other products will be available only from PSC.

Our shipping rates are a flat fee, so the more items you order the more cost-effective your shipping becomes.

Thanks for pre-ordering and we hope you enjoy your games of Battlegroup NORTHAG!

Battlegroup NORTHAG: The 10mm Cold War Miniatures Game picture 1

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Battlegroup Northag
The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

New Sculpt WIP from Spellcrow

We only need to finish his nose, add some horns and he'll probably be ready. If you have any ideas what element we could add to this creature, write freely.

We always value your ideas and insights.

New Sculpt

New Sculpt

Spellcrow

Elves WIP from Laran Miniatures

Elves work in progress from Laran Miniatures

Elves

Elves

Laran Miniatures

Battlegroup NORTHAG Rules

Battlegroup NORTHAG Rules

We are very proud and delighted to announce our new Battlegroup Northag rules system for the Cold War with an accompanying 10mm (1/144th scale) plastic miniatures range.

Battlegroup Northag
The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

B-36 Peacemaker wheels from Armory Models Group

Next upcoming release 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker wheels w/ weighted tires from Armory Models Group.

1/144 B-36 Peacemaker wheels w/ weighted tires

1/144 B-36 Peacemaker wheels w/ weighted tires

Arrowhead Miniatures

17 Oct 2019

Humber 1 ton Truck from P.G. Models

Progress on the Humber 1 ton Truck

Progress on the Humber 1 ton Truck

This little model is one of those where I keep picking it up and putting it down, over and again.  The main reason for this is that it is just so complicated with multiple compound curves where they curve in two directions at the same time.  This isn’t so bad in a larger scale model, but in something this size, even a 10 thou error stands out like a sore thumb.  Well, it does to me.

This little model is one of those where I keep picking it up and putting it down

A lot of the time it’s been a case of cutting and filing to get a piece to the right shape, then adding bits of 10 thou plastic strip if I’ve filed away too much and doing it all over again, until eventually it is somewhere near the right shape.

A lot of the time it’s been a case of cutting and filing to get a piece to the right shape,

There are still some small bits of detail to add to the cab, and then there’s the chassis, which is the same as the Humber Pig that I’ve already done in resin for The N Gauge Society, and I can use the wheels from the Pig as well.  That just leaves the canvas tilt over the body, which I’ll make as a separate part.

There are still some small bits of detail to add to the cab

Theses vehicles were widely used by the British Army in the 1950s and 60s, but were overly complicated and expensive, and were replaced in service by the various marks of Land Rover.  They were used in the Suez crisis, and I have photos of them on the landing craft used in the operation.  I also have a photo of one next to a Sycamore helicopter, which is included in the Revell kit of a US WWII, and German Navy post war landing craft.  One reason for doing the canvas tilt as a separate part is that I can recall in the late 1960s and 70s seeing a number of ex-Army Humber Trucks used by garages as recovery vehicles, with just a simple A-frame on the back.

Theses vehicles were widely used by the British Army in the 1950s and 60s

Talking of the N Gauge Society (NGS) resin models.  I agreed to make four models for the NGS, and here is a photo of one of the test castings of the Bv206, which is the last of the four.  This has now gone in to production and work is underway for a photo-etched sheet to go with it, and pewter track units from me..

Earlier this week I had another delivery of 25 kg of pewter from my metal supplier.  I was expecting a price increase as the prices are set by the metal exchange that I believe work in dollars.  However, I was very surprised to find that the price has actually gone down.  It would appear that the Chinese are now using less tin and copper than they were a few years ago, which has brought the price down.  This is matched by a price increase in the cost of the RTV-101 silicone rubber that I use to make the moulds.  Hopefully, the two will balance each other, and so I’ll be able to hold my prices as they are for another year through 2020.

P.G. Models

Project Update #27: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #27: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hobgoblins and evil dwarf miniatures in 10mm and 28mm scales.

Update important

Update important

Hi all sorry for lack of update been, I've been sick with a bad infection, feeling much better still feel off due to antibiotics and very busy attempting not to fall to far behind. Apologies for not posting this a few days ago but wasn't up to it.

First, we have decided to put up the 10mm and 28mm hobgoblin spoils barriers for free for everyone! We apologise greatly for the lateness of uploading. Files never properly synced to Google Drive and we needed to rebuild it from earlier stage.   LINK BELOW

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3920610

Second, we have had some changes in our company structure. Yaakov has decided due to personal reasons to go from full time to part time working for DYM. He will be staying on in a more limited compactly but this will affect our output speed as I am doing now most of work. To help supplement this I have already brought on several freelancers and am looking to bring several more sculptors and graphic artists on board in near future to help. Which brings us to our next point

Due to physically now only having myself most days for physical work and company’s expanding commitments ; I have chosen to make a limited agreement with  Impulse Miniatures to help us cast and mold for us . I have had years of interaction with them and they will allow us to grow and meet our obligations. They also have tools and abilities for production that surpass our own including plastic injection. (For future models, KS will be in metal as promised) .

We feel a need to speed up production of the KS lines. We have fallen behind and are aware of this. Part of this is due to unforeseen issues. Making the molds, getting the prototypes correct, revisions and other obligations have put us further behind than planned. This will allow us to get stuff out to you still in a timely manner. We have already added several freebees due to unforeseen delays and there will be more free stuff to come by way of thank you. We will not make you keep waiting like most KS  do without updates and rewards for delays. More to come.

Third, We have about 30 more models done up ready to go after KS orders have been completed. We also have a zombie game, 15mm scifi and ww2 board game which we plan on releasing once KS is done. One of these is nearly done and two are in works, We have kept to our promises of not adding extra lines till we have fulfilled orders and will continue to do so. We are still taking commissions for sculpting as this isn’t affecting output speed.

Fourth, we are planning on getting out the 10mm stuff within a few weeks’ time. May take a little longer. We are looking at a month to two for the 28mm as said we will continue to add freebie to make up for this delays .We are hoping to get done sooner may but take a little longer. We do not wish to mislead anyone.

Fifth, please don’t forget to enter our prize drawing for some stuff on our Facebook page link below. Ends in two days!!! Don’t forget to enter dozens of ways from good deeds to ideas .

enter our prize drawing

Finally, There are still a few invoices I haven’t sent out, I apologise for this , we put on the back burner to focuses on more pressing tasks. This should be finished up this week.

Thank you again for all your support and we hope to see pictures of people’s army’s painted up soon.

Ari Isaac & Team

Kickstarter
Dancing Yak Miniatures

GMF Heavy Tank from DRS Models

A Heavy Tank for all your needs. This is the GMF Heavy Tank which is wider and a bit longer and stronger than the normal GMF Tank. With a Bigger gun it can definitely deal with those Mechs.

GMF Heavy Tank

GMF Heavy Tank

DRS Models

New City Buildings from Eskice Miniature

New City Buildings coming soon available in 6mm, 10mm and 15mm from Eskice Miniature.

City Buildings

City Buildings

Eskice Miniature

Project Update #18: Kickstarter for 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures from Black Gate Miniatures

Project Update #18: Kickstarter for 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures from Black Gate Miniatures

Post Kickstarter update 7

A bit thank you to everyone who has completed the reward survey, 54 of the 64 have been returned already, which is fantastic and helps with the production planning.

Next the production update.

The Demon Hounds production moulds have been completed and you can see a picture of some of the cast miniatures below. I need quite a few more of these cast up but will be working on these in the coming days.

Demon Hounds are starting to appear!

Demon Hounds are starting to appear!

Next up is the biggest job of this whole Kickstarter. The Demon Infantry. The master mould process went well and now I have enough miniatures cast to allow for the creation of the production moulds. Picture below of the master casts.

Master casts of the Demon Infantry

Master casts of the Demon Infantry

On reflection, and seeing them in pewter, the original "test" Demon fits in quite well with the other 13 Demon Infantry, and so will be joining this unit. That means there will now be a Leader, Standard, Musician plus 11 other sculpts. You will get a single copy of the three command miniatures in each pack plus an additional 21 miniatures from the other 11 sculpts. Packs will contain a maximum of two copies of any single sculpt, so you will have a very varied and interesting unit on the table.

I will give you another update towards the end of next week, then it's a weeks school holiday in the UK, and so production will be suspended for that week.

Anyway, things are moving along nicely, and you may even see Paul Winter sharing some pictures of his painted Demon Hounds and Swarm on Facebook.

Demons forever!

Barry

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

40mm Bofors Gun from Arrowhead Miniatures

Some photos of the almost completed 40mm bofors gun. Should be available to buy early December.

The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors. It was one of the most popular medium-weight anti-aircraft systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies as well some captured systems being used by the Axis powers. A small number of these weapons remain in service to this day, and saw action as late as the Persian Gulf War.

40mm Bofors Gun

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40mm Bofors Gun picture 2

Arrowhead Miniatures

16 Oct 2019

12mm M60 Patton from Butlers Printed Models

One M60 Patton tank. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The M60 Patton is an American second generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in March 1959. With the United States Army's deactivation of their last (M103) heavy tank battalion in 1963, the M60 became the Army's primary main battle tank during the Cold War. Although developed from the M48 Patton, the M60 series was never officially classified as a Patton tank, but as a "product improved descendant" of the Patton series. In March 1959, the tank was officially standardised as the Tank, Combat, Full Tracked: 105mm Gun, M60. Over 15,000 M60s were built by Chrysler. Hull production ended in 1983, but 5,400 older models were converted to the M60A3 variant ending in 1990.

7 different variants are available:

M60A0 - with M48 turret
M60A1
M60A1 - with search light
M60A1 - with ERA
M60A3
M60A3 - with search light
M60A3 - with Urdan cupola instead of the machine gun turret

M60 Patton

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Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models