Sunday, 29 June 2014

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

Some release news and a brief discount for enlisted quick though as the discount ends as soon as they start work Monday morning...

Spring Clean is Done!
Thanks everyone for your business during our spring clean, it took a fair while to catch up with it all.
Quick note for anyone still waiting for an order, 'please' check to see if anything you ordered was a pre-order figure. It'll have a nice big red note on the item page letting you know :)
We're restocking through last week and this one, so not  much to report until the last of the restocks come in with the new releases. We do have a number of resin masters from Kev's May Challenge though and just in time for his July Challenge to start next week!
Before we get on with the pretty pics though...
Armed Forces Day Sale
In celebration of Armed Forces Day here in the UK, we have put a 20% discount on our guys and gals who represent the enlisted. The sale is only for the weekend though so you'll have to be quick, it'll end tomorrow when I get to the office :)
That's McKenzie, Sgt. Spanner, Hassle, Bergil, Freak, Demon, Mongrel, Badger, Deano, Giant, Widow, Lazarus, General Sinclair, Harlequin & Major Stephanie.
(I've linked the whole page above to save all these being separate links)
Also I've applied the discount to their Resin Master versions too and included Joker, Alien and Woody!
(Not the 'bitz' page though sorry)

Right, pretty pics....
'Vic' Lewinski, Tough as Nails Survivor
Victoria 'Vic' Lewinski is another addition to our survivors. An ex-USAF chopper pilot, they do't come much tougher than her. Armed with killer abs and a modified FN FiveseveN. Seen here enjoying her trademark victory cigar.
Laurie, All-Weather Survivor
Laurie is a female zombocalypse survivor, a recent addition to the group tha includes Clint and Beth. Armed with a composite bow and dressed a little more practically than some of our other female survivors (Looking at you Jade!) :)
Joker, Modern Trooper #8
The Man known only as Joker is Alien's partner in crime (andHarlequin's husband). He comes with a choice of Recoilless Rifle (RPG) or P90. He also comes equipped with the standard MT backpack and the Joker head.
(The Joker head is practically identical to the Mongrel head i.e. helmet w goggles, eye protectors and half mask but has an altered neck so that it sits leaning in the other direction, perfect for the bulky RPG and just to give a little variety to those of you who love the Mongrel head so much).
Woody, Modern trooper #9
Woody is the first of our kneeling posed Modern Troopers. He comes with a choice of HK416 and Benelli/SPAS style shotgun. He also comes with the Heavy Backpack (b) and the 'Woody' head (boonie hat, eye protectors and half mask).
This Kneeling body will be available through our bitz page when Woody arrives in metal and will be useable with all weapons from Hassle, Bergil, Mongrel and Badger.

A second kneeling body will be arriving soon and be useable with all weapons from Freak, Demon, Alien & Joker.
The Five Eight, Sci-Fi Powered Armour Squad
The Five Eight are part of the deep space exploration arm of the Galactic Navy, led by Lt. Col Morrison. They come outfitted in the standard issue 'Lobo class' powered armour and helmet. They are all armed with the standard KW10DU/F  'Shard' Assault Rifle, capable of firing both 10mm depleted uranium and flechette sabot rounds.
This multipack consists of Lt.Col Morrison, Lt Weisser, Sgt. Rowland and Privates de la Fuente and Chapman all shown below individually and available separately.
This squad pack comes with a 20% discount on the individual prices!
Lt. Col Morrison of the Five Eight
Lt.Col Morrison is the on again/off again commander of the Five Eight. Here, he comes outfitted in the 'Lobo class' powered armour and helmet. He is armed with the standard KW10DU/F  'Shard' Assault Rifle, capable of firing both 10mm depleted uranium and flechette sabot rounds.
The Lt. Col. has retired twice already yet repeatedly finds himself called back into service.
Lt. Weisser of the Five Eight
Lt. Weisser is a squad leader in the Fiv Eight. He comes outfitted in the 'Lobo class' powered armour and helmet. He is armed with the standard KW10DU/F  'Shard' Assault Rifle, capable of firing both 10mm depleted uranium and flechette sabot rounds.
Sgt. Rowland of the Five Eight
Sgt. Rowland is Lt. Weissers right hand man and go to guy for solo combat missions. As with the others, he comes outfitted in the 'Lobo class' powered armour and helmet. He is armed with the standard KW10DU/F  'Shard' Assault Rifle, capable of firing both 10mm depleted uranium and flechette sabot rounds.
Private Chapman of the Five Eight
Private Chapman is a member of Lt. Weisser's squad in the Five Eight.
I think we can now dispense with the name and description of the armour, helmet and gun ;)
Private de la Fuente of the Five Eight
Pvt. del la Fuente is another member of Lt. Weisser's Squad in the Five Eight.
(And no, he's not shooting at a small mouse, he is meant to be at ease and looking forward, the helmet design just makes him look like he's developed a real hatred of very small things on the gound :) )
Merys Thoran, times Three
Merys Thoran
Merys Thoran is our original Sci-Fi adventurer of the DSE arm of the Galactic Navy.
Originally offered  as a young scout HERE and then offered as, what is supposed to be, her correct incarnation HERE - A freshly minted Lieutenant still preferring her 'Hormiga' Scout Helmet to differentiate her from the regular Five Eight minis.
Due to some miscommunication between me and Kev, he 'fixed' her :) So now we also have a variant of her with the standard Lobo helmet. We'll be offering it for now, and maybe for quite a while, as just a resin master. Her correct form with the scout helmet has already been metal moulded so will be available next newsletter, This one we'll have to wait and make a decision on as it's so very similar *blush* Maybe if there's a lot of demand for the slight variant we'll metal mould her in the future?
And Finally...
Kev has started his own FB artists page so he can update with WIP pics etc. direct from his own desk. If your'e interested in that kind of thing, and let's face it, why wouldn't you be, go and press like to make sure you get the latest updates from the desk of the maestro :) It's already pretty full of awesome pics.
Talking of the pint-sized wonder, Kev's July Challenge starts in a few days, make sure to check out our FB page for details as the May Challenge was a huge success and not only led to some of Kev's best minis but really got the community fired up about what they want from us, which resulted in Laurie and Vic above.
We'll once again be asking for your input for one, or more, of the minis he'll make for a (probably alcoholic) reward! :)
In the next couple of newsletters we'll start to give out some info on our coming premises move. It shouldn't affect service but at most we may be off the grid for a couple of days.
We finally have some news regarding our sculpting contest from way back that hit some serious turbulence. Will share that on FB  when we get back from the casters sometime this week and in our next newsletter.
A quick shout out to a friendly UK forum - Random Platypus - that has recently opened it's doors to the public proper (It's been up and running privately for a while to populate it a little before being fully open). It's an adult-aimed site so some of the language there is not safe for work or young children but it's an excellent source of information on the miniatures world :)
I think that's it, if I've forgotten anything then undoubtedly I will whinge about it on Facebook like it's someone else's fault fairly soon ;)
'til next time,

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