Monday, 28 March 2016

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

An Easter update from Hasslefree Miniatures...

Happy Easter Everyone!
For those of you who don't celebrate the holiday then Happy Sunday! :)
The HF Office is still about Salute, you guys who aren't going will be sick of this by the time it rolls around.  As I mentioned before though, it's also the time of year we try out new poducts so you will all at least get the benefit of those soon enough :)
You can keep up with events and releases on a more regular basis viaour FB page as usual, but there'll be weekly newsletters for the next month, just to keep track of happenings.

We'll go through the Salute reminder first, for anyone who didn't open last week's newsletter, then on to some new stuff....
Salute Pre-Order Code
As always there's a nice freebie on offer for those of you who order your Salute goodies in advance. You can pick from an extensive list of items (over 40 different codes from across our entire range!)

The code this year is the highly original 'SALUTE2016', and please remember that you enter it on the 'confirmation' page, which is the last one before payment details. There's a box at the top of the page.
(Every code we get people writing it in the comments box, other than making me smile, that does absolutely nothing! :) )

Also if your order is over £60 then the chosen freebie will be dropped into a lil Steampunk-themed goodie bag, if you order over £120 it'll be a double sized bag and so on!

(We were asked what a goodie bag is this past week, well HF goodie bags are lil bags with goodies in. What? :) Alright! Well in this case it's a bag with a mini and some bitz in, themed around Steampunk. They're just a lil extra thank you for the larger orders)

The code wil be active until Tuesday the 12th of April!
We aren't packing any pre-orders after that date, you'll just have to bring your lil scrappy piece of paper with you and we can both struggle to read your writing ;)

This is 'not' a free delivery code, this is a 'collection' code. If you use it to try and get free delivery it won't work as we do 'not' see your address. Collection codes blank that for us so we couldn't even accidentally send it to you :)

Any orders coming through this way will sit in a box until we get back from Salute and then we'll email you to invoice for postage, it's really not a good idea :D

Second Orders!

We were also asked about making a second Salute order. Well you can, just use the code SALUTE2016B. You don't get a second free mini though. However, if you let us know in the comments that it's your second order, we 'can' combine the two and if the combined orders go over the above £60 you will get the goodie bag :D

Why Pre-Order?
Well, it's a good idea in general, you get a freebie and your particular goodies won't sell out, but there are two specific groups of items that you should really consider pre-ordering if going to Salute.
1. Resin Masters. We do 'not' take Resin Masters to the show* unless they are in a pre-order bag.
Don't turn up looking for an Apprentice Raisa or an Eamond, they won't be there!
2. Red Box (or other non-HF items). Our retail stock is far more limited than our HF stock. If you don't pre-order and you aren't one of the first to reach us then you could easily find yourself out of luck for that special Njorn Ravager or Aenglish Thug!
*See the one exception in the 'And Finally...' section at the bottom of this newsletter.
Where are We?
If you've been to Salute at the Excel before, then you know where we are :)
I've made a very subtle change to last week's map to help you out too.
Once again we are in 'Hasslefree Corner', with the new queueing and entrance system in the next hall (represented by the two arrows on the right) then we are at the back left corner after entering the hall.

Our stand number is TM03 and we are also running a game, ably manned by Matt 'McFonz' Canning, on GM04.

If you click on the map, it'll pop-up larger, in case you can't see the red circle at the bottom left :)

As with previous years, you may want to make a beeline for us early as...
Salute Pre-Release Metals
I'm afraid we are at the mercy of our, most excellent, casters as to how many of our April, May and June releases show up in time to be pre-release metals for Salute.

What I can tell you is..

a) You can't buy them through the site or pre-order them, you have to come see us and pick them up in person,

b) they will be limited in stock, so first come, first served and...

c) we will be 'trying' to have the following available in shiny metal...

Haleth & Ulfred
Dynamic Lenore
Iona Starkiller
Elite Gaia
The Elite Penn State Five
The Nola Five
Cpt. Nee Sun
Sgt. Smallwood

.. and maybe even more! Whatever we can get moulded we will have with us at the show and some of them will not be available through the site until June.
Resin Master - Candy
Candy is another of Kev's finished dollies that won't be available in metal. We're amassing quite the collection of those :)

She's in a burlesque style pose, maybe you could sculpt some nipple tassles on or something? :)
Restock - Plastic Bases
Big restock of our Plastic Bases, we also have new plastic bases on the way. Should be here before Salute and on the website for normal purchase :)
Restock - Acrylic Rods
All now back in stock.
We are also about to overhaul our converting/sculpting/modding section pretty dramatically. Lots of new stuff on the way, it will probably get bumped to after Salute but we will add things when we can amidst the hectic show prep :)
And Finally...
Even more metal restocks have arrived, again of our older minis but a lot of those are still popular (As I can tell by the constant badgering of when they are coming back! ;) ). So if you were waiting for something then best to have another check, it might be back in.

Only a couple of the minis currently out of stock are just 'out of stock', Alicia and Ceril come to mind, anything else out of stock is 'in the mould queue', which means it needs remoulding and we are working on it. We have 2 more restocks coming in before Salute *touch wood* so anything not in by the show is definitely out for moulding.
In the run up to Salute, Resin Masters will be the most last-minute releases. If you want to keep up to date with any of those last minute creations, then keep an eye on Kev's artist page on FB. Anything he gets finished before the show stands a chance of showing up, and in fact these last minute minis will be the 'only' Resin Masters we bring!

We are changing our emails this coming week. Our existing ones have been going for so long now that the spam is untenable. 50+ a day, every day, minimum. We are even missing emails from people who use caps or have images as signatures or even if you just looked at it wrong before sending it! We'll send out a special announcement and will also say it loudly on our FB page and the front of our website.

Batman vs Superman is terrible. If you've seen it and would like to know my very long and quite angry opinion of it you can do so on my Faceboook here :) Do 'NOT' click that link if you haven't seen it and care about spoilers (or don't like swearing).
I hope that's it, that was another long ass day!

'til next time,


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