Monday, 29 February 2016

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

More new releases and other news from Hasslefree Miniatures...

Happy Leap Year!
Yup, tomorrow is the day we're not supposed to have. Here's a fact that's interesting to literally no-one but me, I was supposed to be born on the 29th February. That was my official due date, which I think means I would have been 10 tomorrow. Instead I will be 40 in 10 days time, because, much like for the rest of my life, I was quite late :)
I'm super tired while writing this, so it may get even more rambly than usual. I had to pull an all-nighter and, as mentoned above, I'm almost 40. They're not quite as fun as they were 20 years ago!

You'll notice below that the newsletter is more colourful than usual, We are in the process of trying out a new painting studio and, I hope you'll agree, I think it's gone well. We're hoping we can enter into an arrangement to bring you at least all new releases, in metal, painted from April/Salute onwards.

Right, before I go off on random tangents about the salivary gland stone I picked up recently or the pinched nerve in my shoulder and start whining about how fragile my 39yr old self has become, let's crack on and talk about little resin and  metal people!
Never Miss a HF Update again! :)
Before that though, a quick chat about FB metrics.
FB metrics determine what you see on your feed. It's based in part on what you like, what you click open or continue reading on etc. on what you comment on or share and, in at least some part, some kind of ancient sorcery based in a field of mathematics lost to time.

I.e nobody is quite sure how it works, including Facebook I'd guess :)

Suffice to say that if you 'really' wanna see HF Fb announcements (orKev's artist WIPs), you can in fact do somethign about it. Go to our page, see the 'liked' button (If you see a 'like' button then you are dead to me and I am definitely not inviting you to the net big get together)? On the right of the liked button is a little arrow, clik that and get the pop up above.

Click the little pen icon top right of the options on that page and it gives you some specific instructions to pick. If you choose to receive notifications, it means whenever we make an update you get the lil ding number at the top of your page, just to makes sure you don't miss it during a busy feed day.

Secondly, and I think less usefully but you may disagree, you can choose to put our posts at the top of your feed. I haven't tested this one to see how long they stay there or anything though.

So, if you've had a problem with missing our announcements, then those are the easiest bet for you to fix it :)

Ok,on with the Kevgasms!
Resin Master - Apprentice Raisa
Raisa was only 12 when she realised she could manipulate the magicks of the Veil, they rebuilt the barn later that year.  Her abilities to transform the magicks into burning energy drew the attention of a retired adventurer who lived by the family. He contacted an old friend, an Elementalist who specialised in the sorcery of fire. He took the young Raisa as an Apprentice (and also found her older sister, Cara, was a solid bodguard, whether he wanted one or not).
Resin Master - Cara
Cara is the older of two sisters who took different paths. While her younger sister Raisa was drawn towards the magicks of the Veil from an early age, Cara decided that someone needed to protect her and took up the sword. Despite her pleasant, peaceful, appearance, Cara is a skilled warrior and has proven quite capable of making sure trouble doesn't ever quite reach her sister's person.
Borax, the Lost Dwarf
Borax is a dwarf without a home. Having arrived through a tear in the Veil near the Riftlands, he wanders the Northern lands looking for a way home.  Seen here in his travelling gear with rune-axe covered safely, and with his entire life on his back.  This is the road trip version of him.

In case you are wondering where his plate armour is, see that small pouch on his belt, it's all in there. Seriously, if you've played D&D at all that's not even close to unrealistic :)

His life before the accident is unknown to most, you can find more information here though ;)
Dynamic Borax, Armed and Amoured
Borax is seen here in full magical plate armour and swinging his his trusty runeaxe.  This is the dynamic, combat-ready, version of the regular Borax above.

He comes with a choice both heads seen, armoured and unarmoured.
Adalheid, Dwarven Shieldmaiden
Adalheid is a Dwarven Shieldmaiden. No, she doesn't have a beard and yes, she will put a giant spear through some part of your anatomy should you suggest it.
Blanche, Enigmatic Champion
'Blanche' is a servant of the Dark Gods, a fearsome warrior with a magical power over men. Her face is so perfectly smooth and hair so bountiful that some argue her real persona is hidden beneath.  Bedecked in ribbed plate, accessorised with a horn and cloak from an exotic giant reptile and carrying a darksteel sword.

Made as a homage to the works of the artist John Blanche.
Etched Brass Restock
We just got a full restock of our etched brass foliage.

Our architectural etched brass, or specifically, the PK Pro items, will be restocked next week as the manufacturer is away at a trade show.
There should be another Newsletter next week. They always pick up the pace with only 6 weeks to go until Salute :)
Golgo Restock
Renato Ramirez, The Fist of Golgo and Colonel Zanzibar all now back in good stock!
And FInally...
3 of our friends have ongoing Kickstarters right now.

First up, we have Tre Manor of Red Box trying to fund a box of PVC Njorn - HERE

We have this 15mm kickstarter for a bunch of sci-fi soldiers from the man whom 'Bergil ' is named for.

And finally another friend is fundiing a group of oldschool dwarves.

Keep your eye on Kevs artists page more closely these coming weeks, he has been having a clearout and selling of old gaming stuff, dollies, half finished greens etc. Interesting stuff!
We will now definitely be switching over our emails as soon as we can, as mentioned last week, if you are having trouble with the admin@ one, try the info@ one.

Right, if that's not everything then tough, because I'm falling asleep at the keyboard here, quite literally.

'til next time,


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