Posts Tagged ‘Updates and General Waffle’

The Start of the Deluge

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

So Salute is over, which is a relief in some ways – the last week or so got a bit manic. We had a good day, saying hello to many gaming friends from all over the country and beyond (it was great to finally meet a Swedish gamer who I’ve corr…

Something Had To Give…

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Some of you may have seen this rather unhappy photo I posted on our Facebook page last week, showing our centrifuge with its guts hanging out. The motor had packed up at the most inopportune moment, as these things tend to do. Fortunately, a) we have a…

We Have Normality

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem. I love the English weather. In the space of 48 hours we’ve gone from sub-zero temperatures and mounds of snow to ten degrees and watery sunshine – and this being Englan…

Update – It’s Still Snow Joke !

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The weather is still pretty grim here – we’ve had more snow with another bout forecast for this afternoon. I haven’t ventured to the workshop at all since Monday, although main roads are clear the back routes are still tricky to negot…

Snow Business

Posted on February 28th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Our corner of the UK has been hit a couple of times by what for us is quite heavy falls of snow (5″-6″ or so). In comparison to (say) North America or Scandinavia it’s probably only a piddling amount, but here it’s a once-in-a-d…

Whisper it quietly…

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under . Posted by

Don’t say it too loudly or the website gods might hear us, but I think I’ve fixed the shopping cart bug (woo-hoo !). It helps to have been a programmer in a past life… So hopefully it’s all back to normal, please feel free to fl…

“Things don’t appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later.”

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Our website shopping cart system, which has been working fine for ages (since the last time a bunch of changes by PayPal broke it) has started playing up again. I’d been wondering why we’d had a very quiet (ie dead) weekend for orders, unti…

A Belated Happy New Year!

Posted on January 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

Only four days late… I returned to the workshop on Tuesday to tackle the medium-sized pile of orders that had built up over the Christmas holiday week. Fortunately it wasn’t too bad this year, following my last minute blitz to clear out the…

Last Update

Posted on December 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We’ll, that’s it for 2017. I’m now off until January 2nd, so while the website will remain open for business, no orders will be processed until I return. In a rather unexpected turn of events, I did in the end manage to clear every ou…

More Than I Can Handle

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

The sale usually ends quietly, with the odd last day order, but most people generally get their orders sent in plenty of time. Not this year. I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and process the flurry (torrent!) of orders that arrived at the en…

That’s All For Now, Folks!

Posted on December 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

So the Christmas sale is all over for another year; I pulled the plug at 7am on Monday, allowing a small flurry of last minute orders to sneak under the line earlier that morning. Assuming all goes to plan, I should just about get all sale orders shipp…

Communications Breakdown

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

As you will have seen from Phil’s post, we had a rather inconvenient internet failure last week. Apparently when our new router was installed earlier in the year, the engineer left the cable to the old one unterminated, which was causing lots of noise on the system and affecting the rest of the street and […]


Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My colleague Mr Francis is temporarily finding himself back in the dark ages with no broadband access and limited ability to reply to emails!! He is expecting that normality will be resumed by the end of the week. In the meantime our Christmas sale is still ongoing and he will be keeping his nose firmly […]

Sale Update

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The sale has gone off with a bang and a veritable Niagara of orders. I’m trying to keep up as best as I can, but at the moment I’m running a couple of days behind. All orders (with a couple of exceptions) to the end of Monday have been completed and I’m roughly halfway through […]

Slammer Update

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So amongst other things, over the past couple of weeks since SELWG I’ve been trying out the moulds for the Hammer’s Slammers models we recently acquired. Some have been fine, while others don’t seem to like our resin too much – it seems to grip the rubber and rip bits off them. This was once […]

Cruiser Reinforcements

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

Today we have a couple of additions to our EuroFed spaceship range, replacing another two of the older range of models. These should have been released a week ago, but my broadband went down and I couldn’t upload them… Both are cruisers – the Valmy and Condorcet, medium and light cruisers respectively. Going back many, […]

Under New Management

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We have some very exciting news to announce today. As followers of our Facebook page may already know, we’ve agreed with Ainsty Castings to take over ownership and production of the Hammer’s Slammers range of 15mm vehicles, based on David Drake’s series of SF combat stories. This includes both the Slammers’ own vehicles plus the […]

The Listening Wind

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The very first models released in our Small Scale Scenery range (way back in 2011) were two types of acoustic mirror; a pair of round ‘listening ears’ and a larger sound wall. Both are Great War era structures designed to detect approaching enemy aircraft by the sound of their engines. They also work in Victorian […]

Holiday Time !

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

It’s that time of year again when I decamp from Brigade Towers to warmer climes, squeezed in between shows. We’re off to Spain’s east coast, a little bit south of Valencia for a bit of R’n’R for a week. Yesterday I cleared the order queue, so everything that arrived by lunchtime Monday has been packed […]