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Holiday Notice August 1, 2020 23:36

Charlie Foxtrot Models will be away and "off grid" from 7th - 17th August. Orders  and emails will be actioned in date order on our return. Please accept my apologies for the disruption to the service. 

Last posting will be on Thursday 6th. Please be advised: if you are ordering a large amount of movement trays (which are cut to order) on Thursday 6th, they may not get cut until 17th.   

I will be spending time away from the laser cutters and computer. While I will not physically be away from home the whole time, I need to recharge batteries and tidy the workshop after the manic few months. I really need some down time to get some painting in for my own collections. 

There are also a few buildings I want to work on and need time to focus.

Cheers, 

Colin 

 


New Releases: Oathmark Tokens and Spell Templates. (Unofficial) July 24, 2020 08:27

I have immersed myself in the "Oathmark: Battles of the Lost Age" written by Joseph A McCullough published by Osprey Games for some time. Now lock down has eased a little; I have had chance to give the rules a try. 

With great production and "plain English" the focus is on battlefield decisions.

After 3 games I am already hooked. The mechanics are so simple and intuitive. There are many decisions to make each turn yet game play is very quick and flows really well. I can see myself sticking with Oathmark for years to come. 

To support the game I am releasing unofficial sets of tokens and templates. A "Core Set" with enough tokens for a large game includes "general" spells that any spell caster can select and "race specific" spells for the main rule book armies: Dwarf, Elf, Human and Goblin & Orc.

The tokens are my take on the quantities I believe are required for a large battle. 

Expect to see more of my Dark Elf army on Facebook and Twitter as it receives long awaited paint. I am also planning a strongly themed human army too. More on that later. 


New Release: "Foot Cavalry Movement Trays" July 8, 2020 11:01

I have been "head down" busy getting orders out and "treading water" for a few months now. While I am glad to report I have kept up to date with fulfilling orders and getting them in the post, I have a backlog of commissions that have to take a back seat. 

In the evenings I have been developing a new experimental kit which is an exciting new direction. More details here IF my idea works. I am in a position were I have more ideas than time to realise them. 

A few "quick fix" adjustments to the 8 Horse Movement tray "Foot Cavalry Movement Trays" are now released in 25mm, 1p and 2p versions. They may be suitable for Infamy Infamy. 


Shipping to USA June 23, 2020 09:11

I have held back longer than stated on increasing postal charges (which came into effect in March) as on 1st July the USA will be reclassified as "World Zone 3" and will apply a postal increase due to US fees going up. 

The price on the website will change on FRIDAY 26th JUNE as a few days cutting time has to be allowed for bases, trays and any out of stock kits. 


New Releases: "Movement tray for 20mm bases" (Oathmark size) May 8, 2020 07:05

Three new movement trays have been released to add to the existing Oathmark sized trays. Trays now include 5, 10, 15 and 20 man together with a 3 monster version. The standard infantry trays are to convert minis based on 20mm to take a 5 wide frontage of 25mm bases models i.e.125mm

The 3 x Monster tray is designed to convert minis based on 40mm squares to a 3 model frontage of minis based on 50mm squares i.e. 150mm

 


New releases: 25mm movement trays "10 Man Loose Order" & "6 Horse" May 1, 2020 20:20

Apologies for drip feeding  new releases the website is very busy and time to upload is being taken cutting, packing and wrapping to meet orders. 

This weeks sees the release of 2 "10 Man Loose Order" trays for the much anticipated forthcoming "Infamy Infamy" by Too Fat Lardies, together with a 6 Horse tray for horses based on 50mm x 25mm pill shapes. 

Further trays for Oathmark have been drawn and await uploading to the website: 5 Man and 15 Man (to convert minis on 20mm to 5 x 25mm frontage and a 3 x Monster tray (to convert minis on 40mm bases to 3 x 50mm frontage. 


Price increase coming soon April 24, 2020 11:18

Pantile restock. I have just restocked the website with a large number of pantile kits (more to follow next week). The resin order came with a 5% price increase. I will hold the list prices until 1st June 2020 then adjust the website to reflect the increasing cost of resin and latex moulds.

UK Royal Mail put their prices up at the end of March. With the heavy reliance on post and no shows for people to buy direct, I am holding back on the price rise and will review on 1st of June.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Colin.


New Releases: Brasserie Front Yard, Movement Trays & Oval Bases April 11, 2020 09:07

If you have arrived at this blog looking for details of the Covid-19 Painting Competition, please scroll down through this post.

Being one of the most popular models in the WW2 Europe collection, the Brasserie has now a front yard / seating area. The back yard has been out a few years and can be made up to fit the terrace or go with the front yard and be a "stand alone" set up. 

Movement trays for the newly released "Oathmark" (design concept by Paul Buller) have slots to convert your old minis on 20mm bases to a 25mm multiple frontage. Indents are marked out every 25mm. 

The much anticipated  Too Fat Lardies game "Infamy Infamy" has 4 trays for the barbarian tribesmen types and have the same frontage as the very popular "8 man movement tray" and is drawn for minis based on 1p coins. 

I have had a number of  requests for oval 50mm x 100mm bases and have now made them available in-store. Other sizes will follow if there is a demand. 

 


Open Competition Time March 25, 2020 09:53

 

To keep folks busy during this difficult social distancing time; I am launching an open modelling / painting competition from today up to and including 25th April 2020

Competition rules:

All entrants must mail me a picture of a recently purchased Charlie Foxtrot Models kit or a "Work In Progress" picture. This is to prevent "old completed" kits being entered. The aim is to provide images of work completed over the next month. Initial images are to be mailed to me by April 15th.

Pictures of completed kits (max 3 pictures please) to be mailed in of your model by close of business on April 25th. This allows people time to purchase a kit, get it in the post and still enter. Not all entrants will have a Charlie Foxtrot Models MDF pile. 

I will shortlist entries and put the final decision out on a Facebook poll to avoid any bias as many customers I consider friends. 

Entries should be from the Charlie Foxtrot Models collection of kits. Enhancements such as: using texture, resin or metal components, scratch built additions, printed paper etc are allowed and are encouraged. 

The winning entry (as decided by my Facebook poll) will receive a Charlie Foxtrot Models gift voucher to the value of £35.00 no cash alternative will be offered.  

Entry assumes that you give me permission to post any images on social media and in the customer gallery. 

Clear the table, grab the glue and get working!

Colin


New Release: Box Liner trays March 24, 2020 10:02

New releases to add to the existing collection of Really Useful Box liner trays include one with 25mm holes and holes for leaders (based on 40mm discs) and one for mounted miniatures. The trays will fit in UK 4 litre Really useful Boxes or the deeper 9 litre Really Useful Boxes which have the same footprint.

Horse 25mm x 50mm pill shaped bases with 4mm magnet holes are also now available on this site. 

 

 


New Release: 28mm 1/56 New World "Farmhouse" February 26, 2020 10:46

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook will know that my latest project is wargaming (Sharp practice)  the American Civil War (AWI to follow).

My research uncovered this building which was originally made with heavy baulks of timber and what looks like a clay filler between the wood. With the multiple canopied doors and windows, the building has a really interesting silhouette.

Suitable for French Indian Wars, American War of Independence and Civil War. 

To get the heavy wood timber effect, the kit comes with pre-cut and engraved cardboard cladding sheets cut to simply glue in place.

Model shown here with Wargames Foundry Zouaves and Charlie Foxtrot Models "Picket Fences".


Hammerhead Show Nottingham February 21, 2020 06:57

I am so pleased to be trading at Hammerhead on 14th March this year. 

After 2 years on a waiting list, there has been a cancellation giving me an opportunity to trade in Nottingham, the weekend after the West Midlands Military Show in Wolverhampton.  

The addition to the New World collection will be complete and released before the shows with just instructions and packaging to be drawn.