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28th MARCH 2020: NEW RELEASES! - 28/03/2020

Just a couple of new packs at the moment, to expand the popular range of Mercenary/Generic troops: two packs (one of Male troops, one of Female) of rifle-armed figures in simple fabric battledress with eye protection and basic open-face helmets (in a different style to the other helmeted Merc figures, hence the “type B” description - this one is a little bit “Eastern Bloc” in appearance).
As with all of the Merc/Generic figure range, these packs can be used for any sort of low to mid tech group, either on their own as a new force or else mixed with any of the other SG15-Mxx code figures to give a varied and “irregular” feel to your units.
These rifle packs will be supplemented in due course with the usual selection of SAWs, support weapons, Command and such.

AVAILABLE NOW:
SG15-M31 Merc/Generic Rifles (Male troopers) in Type B combat helmets; 8 figures (2 each of 4 poses) in combat fatigues and open-face helmets, with low/mid tech assault rifles
SG15-M32 Merc/Generic Rifles (Female troopers) in Type B combat helmets; 8 figures (2 each of 4 poses) in combat fatigues and open-face helmets, with low/mid tech assault rifles

You can find these packs via the “Latest Products” pics below, or directly here. At the moment they are available at 15% off regular prices as part of the “Lockdown Special Offer”, as explained above! (UPDATE: the 15mm Special Offer ends at midnight on the 5th April, see full details in the latest update above!)

Keep safe, keep healthy, keep painting!
Jon (GZG), 28th March 2020.

News Update 16th March 2020 - post-Hammerhead… - 16/03/2020

ADDITIONAL UPDATE 18/3/20: Further to last new post below, please note that we have now been officially informed that SALUTE 2020 is CANCELLED (along with pretty much everything else of course).... please check back here soon for more information and news.

Keep safe and well...

Jon (GZG) Weds 18/3/20.

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Well, the Hammerhead show went off surprisingly well at the weekend - the event escaped virus-induced cancellation and although the turnout of people was down a bit, sales and takings held up well under the circumstances. Thanks to all those who turned up and bought stuff from us!

I will now be starting to prepare for SALUTE (18th April) on the assumption (as currently advised by the show organisers) that it will still be going ahead, though of course that may change depending on how the situation goes - as soon as I have any further firm information I will post updates here. Please click on this link to check the latest news directly on the SALUTE website.

I have a fairly large pile of mail orders that I wasn’t able to get processed before Hammerhead, which I will be making a start on as soon as I have everything unloaded from the van and back into the workshop; hopefully I can get most of them clear this week, and if you’ve placed an order over the last ten days or so then thank you for your patience. I hope that once the backlog is cleared I will be able to get back to the usual fast turnaround for orders, so that whatever happens with the shows this year you will still be able to get your shiny stuff by mail - and if you are stuck at home “self-isolating”, what better time to catch up on some painting and modelling…?

Please check back here regularly for further updates as the situation develops; hoping that you and your friends and families all stay safe and well!

Jon (GZG), 16th March 2020

HAMMERHEAD SHOW (NEWARK) NEWS AND MAIL ORDER UPDATE: - 26/02/2020

HAMMERHEAD - FURTHER UPDATE 11th MARCH 2020:
As things stand at this moment (the afternoon of the 11th), the Hammerhead show is definitely STILL ON, and we will be heading off up the A1 on Friday morning ready to set up for Saturday's show - so hopefully if you were planning to come along, we will still see you there!

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IMPORTANT - ADDITIONAL UPDATE 2nd MARCH 2020:
Further to the earlier news post below, as of now (the morning of 2nd March) I have got ALL mailorders up to date and dispatched, so there is nothing outstanding; I’m going to be away for a few days at the end of this week and the beginning of next, so I have only a few working days left to complete all the stock for HAMMERHEAD on the following weekend.
ANY FURTHER MAIL ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN NOW AND THE 14th OF MARCH MAY NOT GET DISPATCHED UNTIL AFTER THE SHOW!
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It has been a busy month since the last news post, with most of February being taken up with getting orders out and now re-filling all the stock ready for the start of the show season!

The first show of 2020, HAMMERHEAD at Newark Show Ground is now only just over a couple of weeks away, on Saturday the 14th March, and we will be there with as much stock as I can fit into the van. It is a particularly good show with an excellent mix of games and traders at a great venue, so if you can make it along it will be very worthwhile and an excellent day out.
It is also the furthest North that we get for a show these days, now that Sheffield Triples is no more, so this is the one chance for our more Northerly customers to get to see us without travelling all the way down to London.
Just a reminder (and as info to anyone who hasn’t seen us at a show before) that I mainly bring the 15mm ranges (SG15, MG15 and V15 codes) and the major lines of FT starships to the shows - I do NOT bring any stocks of the 6mm, 25mm and 2mm ranges, or some of the “minor” FT fleets, as I simply don’t have space on the trade stand to display them or room in the van to carry the stock!
Between now and the show, I will be doing my best to keep up with mail order dispatches while I’m  doing all the stock production, but please bear in mind that this inevitably means that some orders WILL take longer than normal to process - I can’t promise the sort of next-day turnaround that I try to keep to in the less busy times; orders for items that I’m not making as show stock (as mentioned above, the 6mm, 25mm, 2mm and some parts of the FT ranges) will take significantly longer as I have to cast all those items to order, and therefore have to fit them in to my stock casting schedule as and when I can. Particularly, there has been a small surge of 6mm orders in the last few days which I will have to make the time to do, so if you’ve placed an order like that in the last week then please bear with me, I will get to it as fast as I can.
Thanks for reading, more news soon and I hope to see plenty of familiar and new faces at Newark in a couple of weeks!
Jon (GZG), 26th Feb 2020.

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT before the NEW YEAR VOUCHERS expire…. - 25/1/2020

Thanks to all those of you who have already spent your New Year Discount vouchers - but for those of you waiting till the last minute, it is fast approaching!
Any unused vouchers expire strictly at midnight on Friday 31st January, BY UK TIME, so please remember the time difference of between 5 and 8 hours if you’re in, say, North America….
If for some reason you’ve still not received an order placed before Christmas that should contain a voucher (they all went out in good time, but there are always one or two that get held up somewhere in the postal system), but you want to get another order in before the 31st, please email me as soon as possible and I can give you your voucher code - the same goes for anyone who might have lost or misplaced their voucher!
IMPORTANT NOTE: in the coming week, I will be AWAY over the 30th and 31st, and will not have access to my email during that time - thus I will NOT be able to respond to any last-minute problems with redeeming voucher codes; if at all possible, PLEASE place your orders by the 29th if you can - that way I will be able to help you if you run into any problems.
Thanks for reading!
Jon (GZG), 25th Jan 2020.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, plus update on the NEW YEAR DISCOUNT VOUCHERS… - 31.12.2019

UPDATE SUNDAY 5th JAN 2020:

All Voucher Codes are now active, please see notes above on how to redeem your discount code!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

...and a very important update on the NEW YEAR DISCOUNT VOUCHERS…
First, I’d like to wish all customers and friends a very happy, safe, healthy and prosperous New Year (and New Decade, of course, with apologies to those of you who believe that is a year too early….) - I hope that 2020 proves to be good for us all!
Now, an important bit about the New Year Discount Vouchers that were sent out as part of the Christmas Offers: my original intent, as noted on the vouchers themselves, was that they would all go “live” at the start of January; as things have turned out, some of the things that I intended to get done between Christmas and New Year have not happened, and I need a few more days to get some stuff finished before I start getting a big pile of orders building up again - so I will NOT be activating the voucher codes now until after the coming weekend - probably around the 6th or 7th January. Apologies to anyone who was poised over their keyboard to bung their order in immediately, I hope the short extra wait won’t be too upsetting - and for everyone else, it just gives you a few more days to work out what you want to get!
Please check back here on Sunday or Monday for more info, and full details of exactly how to redeem the voucher codes.

All the very best to everyone,
Jon (GZG), 31st Dec 2019.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - 27/12/2019

Well, Christmas is now over (and I hope everybody had a good one?), we are now CLOSED until just after New Year - everything will re-open on the 2nd of January 2020.
The webstore is still currently “open” and will accept orders, but I won’t be processing or dispatching anything more now until after the 2nd.

On or around New Year’s Day I will be activating all the discount vouchers that were sent out in the pre-Christmas offers, and I will be posting the instructions here as to how to redeem your voucher codes - so please check back here in a few days for full details.

Wishing everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jon (GZG),  27th Dec 2019.

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERS NOW CLOSED - THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ORDERS! - 2/12/2019

UPDATE 23rd/24th Dec: it has just gone Midnight (here in the UK), so Happy Christmas Eve to everyone, and the Christmas Offers are now OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

Thanks to all of you who got your orders in before the closing time, and wishing you all the very best for a great Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy 2020!

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The 2019/2020 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OFFERS are now running, full details above - please note the qualifying order value for this year (all orders of 40.00 GBP or over) and the different value levels of New Year Vouchers that I will be sending out.

Further update (4/12) - I've just got all of the latest batch of NEW RELEASES uploaded to the store, you can find them all listed in the LATEST ITEMS section below - we have various releases in the Merc/Generic ranges, including Command/Comms figures and Heavy Weapons crews, Pintle-mount support weapons and gunners ideal for building "Technicals" and Gun Trucks, medium and heavy support weapons including new designs of HMGs, autocannons, missiles, mortars etc, plus some lovely all-new Light Field Weapons (anti-tank guns, light field guns and MRLs) on various different carriage options! Last but not least, two versions (wheeled and tracked) of a very "different" useful little vehicle  - the three-wheeled (or three-treaded) TRI-CARRIER, ideal as a transport vehicle or gun tractor for lower tech forces....

Thanks for reading!

Jon (GZG), 2nd Dec 2019 (updated 21st Dec).

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, and a HEADS-UP ON CHRISTMAS OFFERS! - 28/11/2019

First, a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my US customers, may you all have a great day with family and friends and have your fill of turkey and other seasonal comestibles!

Now, just giving everyone a heads-up on the CHRISTMAS SPECIALS for this year - due to various circumstances I'm a little later than usual with getting these announced and launched, but they WILL start in just a very few days - and the latest batch of NEW RELEASES (as first seen a couple of weekends ago at WARFARE) will go up on the store at the same time - so please check back here in a day or two for further news and details.

All the best,

Jon (GZG), Thursday 28th November 2019.

WARFARE SHOW (READING) 16th/17th NOVEMBER! - 10/11/2019

We’re now less than a week away from our final show of the year, WARFARE at the Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading, held on the 16th and 17th November. Full details of the show are HERE.

Please come along if you can for a great event, with a large number of traders (we’re in our usual spot, in the first aisle at the left side of the hall) and a load of demonstration and participation games; we will have good stocks of the usual ranges that we carry to the shows (the SG and MG15mm, plus the major FT fleets), plus some more NEW releases - see them (and buy them!) at the show before they go up on the webstore!

As normal on the run-up to a show, I will be very busy this coming week with preparations and stock production, so I’m afraid there may be some delays on mailorders - any that I can’t get dispatched before the show will go out as soon as possible after it.

This will be your last chance to see us, have a chat and buy stuff from the tradestand this year. We hope to see lots of regular faces at the show, and maybe some new ones too!

SHOW NEWS - SELWG 2019, 20th OCTOBER - 13/10/2019

Just one week to go now until the SELWG (South East London Wargames Group) show at Crystal Palace Sports Centre in South London - the event is on SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER and we will be there in our usual spot, on the main upper concourse just as you enter the show!

You can find further info and venue details here: SELWG 2019

As we had to miss COLOURS last month due to various circumstances, this will be out first chance to see and talk to customers since SALUTE - hopefully many of you who had planned to see us in Newbury will be able to make it to Crystal Palace instead.

 

I've been working very hard on making plenty of stock over the last few weeks in readiness for next weekend, and of course this coming week will be even busier, so there may be some delays to mail-orders going out (especially those containing items that I won't be casting for show stock, such as the 25mm and 6mm ranges) - any that I can't dispatch this week will get top priority as soon as I'm back from the show - thanks in advance for your patience.

 

Hope to see lots of familiar and new faces next Sunday!

 

Jon (GZG), Sunday 13th October 2019.

More New Israeli Releases! - 23/09/2019

EIGHT new packs of 15mm New Israeli forces now up on the store - for the Hardsuit Assault troops we have a pack with pistols and carbines, a pack of medics and wounded, a pack of "down" casualties plus THREE more Heavy Weapon packs: Missile systems, Plasma Cannons and Rail Mortars. In addition, a pack of all-new-design GRAV BIKES and a pack of "GOLEM" Power Armour suits! This new batch of releases pretty much completes the full range of the new-sculpt NI figures for the time being. You can find all the new packs in the NI range listing here.

UPDATED SKIN - 30/08/2019

FURTHER UPDATE 29/08/2019 - New skin has been applied to the store, two issues I have seen so far

  • First one I will blame on Jon's Apple MAC for :) some of the item descriptions have hard code in them to set the colour to black which means they cannot be seen on the new skin unless you select them, CTRL A, is the quickest way to see if the text is hidden, I think I have got most of them but if you see any more please drop me an email.
  • Second one is that the category menu does not seem to be displaying properly for some devices like tablets - this is being looked into, but if you cannot see the menu on the left please alter the skin to MICAN black till this is fixed.

Thanks, Paul

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