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Arid and Victorian Laboratory Base Inserts

Carrying on from where we left off with our last release of the ‘Victorian Street’ base inserts we now have two new styles for you. If you are looking to get your crew off the streets we can give you the option to move them into a nice welcoming ‘Victorian Laboratory’ setting. This could work equally well as a ‘Morgue’, or a ‘Hospital’ depending on what you are looking for.

Victorian Laboratory:

Or if being cooped up in a ‘Laboratory’ or out on the streets isn’t for you and you are looking to get out there exploring you could have a look at our ‘Arid’ or wasteland style inserts. Add a little tumble weed for that ‘Badlands’ feel or drop the temperature and add some snow to give you a nice light base to make your models pop. We feel that these are truly versatile base that are only limited in their use by your imagination. Some examples of these bases in use can be found (here).

Arid:

These are now available (here) as a Multi Pack containing 2 x 50mm base inserts, 3 x 40mm base inserts and 5 x 30 mm base inserts for £4.95. They are also available in smaller pack sizes of 2 x 50 mm for £1.95, 3 x 40mm for £1.95 and 5 x 30mm for £1.95. The Multi Pack and the 30mm options are also available from Worthy Gaming.

The inserts are designed to fit bevelled bases that have a small rebate in the top and the actual sizes of the inserts are:

o       50mm base inserts have an actual diameter of 40mm

o       40mm base inserts have an actual diameter of 31mm

o       30mm base inserts have an actual diameter of 23mm

These are the second instalment in a series of inserts that we will be producing with ‘Oriental’, ‘Grave Yard’, ‘Western’ and ‘Stage’ themed versions to follow in the not too distant future.

We hope you like these and if there is anything you would like to see from us in the future then please drop us a line and we will see what we can do for you.

Angels Blade Malifaux

One of the guys from Red Steel (Preston) has posted some pictures of his Malifaux crew over on the Wyrd-games forum. These are some really nice models. About half way down the page you can see some of our Victorian street base inserts to give you an idea of what they look like in use. The link Here will take you to the forum where you can see just how popular Malifaux is and also see some fantastic painting.

Hope you enjoy.

Victorian Street base inserts

Victorian Street base inserts.

Ok then we have something new for you today. A few weeks ago we were introduced to a new gaming system. Well new to some of us, it turned out Pete already had a copy of the rules and a ‘crew’ since it was released. This new game was ‘Malifaux’ and if you haven’t heard of it then I would recommend having a look. It is a 32mm skirmish game centred around a ‘crew’ of about five models, although the exact size of each crew does vary. The setting for the game is a ‘Steam Punk’, Victorian type of setting so when it came to basing the models we needed to go with something that fitted in with this theme, but we didn’t’ have anything in our range that fitted this and we couldn’t find anything else out there that suited what we were looking for. There were some options out there but they all seemed a little bit expensive for what they were.

So we came up with a few different designs for a whole range of base inserts that could be used and after a request for one style in particular from ‘Worthy Gaming’ we went ahead and produced these ‘Victorian Street’ inserts.

These are now available (here) or from Worthy Gaming as a Multi Pack containing 2 x 50mm base inserts, 3 x 40mm base inserts and 5 x 30 mm base inserts for £4.95. They are also available in smaller pack sizes of 2 x 50 mm for £1.95, 3 x 40mm for £1.95 and 5 x 30mm for £1.95. 

The inserts are designed to fit bevelled bases that have a small rebate in the top and the actual sizes of the inserts are:

o       50mm base inserts have an actual diameter of 40mm

o       40mm base inserts have an actual diameter of 31mm

o       30mm base inserts have an actual diameter of 23mm

These are the first in a series of inserts that we will be producing with ‘Victorian Laboratory’, ‘Wasteland’, ‘Grave Yard’, ‘Western’ and ‘Stage’ themed  versions to follow in the not too distant future.

Steve


Worthy Gaming

Ok then, so it was a big day for us on Saturday. Worthy Painting has expanded with the opening of Worthy Gaming, this is their retail outlet at their offices in the centre of Preston (UK). So what has this got to do with us? Well the simple answer to that is that Worthy Gaming are stocking a selection of our bases. This is the first time we have ventured out of the ethereal realm of the World Wide Web to have a presence in real world store. Granted this presence isn’t a large wall display like the big names, we actually have a small display at the till. But we feel it’s a good move for us and we are excited that you can now walk into the store and walk out with a set of our bases, as long as you live in the Preston area. And for those of you who don’t live in the area you can still get them on line, delivered direct to you very own letter box, so don’t despair.

If you have a project you would like painting then why not check out what Worthy Painting has to offer (here) and at the same time you could have it mounted on a selection of our bases. Just a thought.

Blood Angel flying bases

Ok here we are with another update. Following on from our Storm Boy bases we have now expanded our range with a set of flying bases designed to fit the single engine Blood Angel jump packs. Now your decent of angels can be accomplished on plums of cleansing fire.

These are available now in the shop, priced at £6.95 for a pack of 5.

Flames of War Smoke Markers

Based on feed back from our regular Flames of War gamers we have made a set of 2 smoke markers for you. Now when your tanks pop smoke you can clearly show this on the table top. These markers are similar to our damage/smoke markers but are much larger so that you can hide behind them. No more using spare dice, pieces of paper or bits of cotton wool, you can add even detail to your table top and make it easy to see what is happening at a glance. We hope you like them and if you would like to see anything else just let us know.

We're there!

It has taken us a bit of time, probably about eighteen months in all, to get here but we’ve made it. DCB Miniatures opens for business in its own right today. We are moving away from being an e-Bay only seller to having a shop of our own. Ok it’s still an on line shop but it’s our shop.

This new format allows us to share more of what we do with you. Not just the finished product but some of the process that goes into creating it. It will allow us to listen to what you think of our products and to see what you would like us to add to our line up. And also to show you some of the different ways or products can be used.

So what can you expect from your experience with us?

Because we want you to order from us with confidence we currently only use PayPal, which allows you to purchase online using any major credit card or bank account. We believe this will give you the confidence and peace of mind that your credit card number and details will remain secure and private.

Once you have filled up your shopping cart and are happy to proceed, all you need to to do is click on the ‘Purchase’ button. PayPal with then take over and deal with all of the financials.

So what does this mean? Well PayPal is an account-based system that lets anyone with an e-mail address securely send and receive online payment using their credit / debit card or bank account. All payments are made over a secure encrypted connection so credit card numbers and private details cannot be stolen in transit. We believe this is as secure as online ordering can be.

Also because all payment processing is handled by PayPal we never handle or even see your credit card or bank account details. All credit card processing is handled by PayPal whose primary concern is security.

Once you have completed the transaction with PayPal you will be returned to DCB Miniatures and asked to confirm the transaction with us. This is the point where you are saying that you are happy for PayPal to release the funds to us and for us to begin processing your order.

What happens next?  PayPal will send you an e-mail to confirm their part of the process and we will send you an e-mail confirming that we have received the order (listing the contents of the order). We will then package up your order and get it in the post to you. We will do this as quickly as possible, but it can take a couple of days. Orders from the UK will be shipped out by Royal Mail First Class post and all other orders will be shipped out using Royal Mail Airmail.

All that you need to do then is sit back and wait with eager anticipation for the post man or women (post person just sounds wrong) to deliver your package and then enjoy it. If at any stage you have any queries or concerns then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we will do all we can to help you out.

We’re nearly there

So as promised we’ve had a few more days of work so I though it was time for another update. The main aim since the last update was to get the shop working and I’m happy to report that we now have full integration with PayPal. This will mean that when we go live, and we still aiming for this weekend, all orders will be processed by PayPal Express so everything will be nice and secure.

Next steps are to conduct user testing, and we have a few volunteers lined up to help us with this. There’s still a little bit of content to finalise and then we will have our grand opening, well maybe not to grand but I might have to get Pete cut a ribbon or something.

Hopefully the next update will be to let you all know that the site is now fully working and the shop is open for business. More in few more days.

We're getting there

Just a quick update to let you know how things are going. As I hope you can see things are starting to take shape. The basic functions of the site are now working, links are in place and the shopping cart is accepting items and the test check out is working. There are some examples of our initial products in the shop, but there are no prices in there yet as they are just to allow us do some testing.

So what’s next. Well we have a few images to add to make everything look nice. We will be doing some user testing on the shop to make sure everything is working as it should. Then we’ll finish off the testing on the PayPal integration and everything should then be ready to go.

I’ll do another update in a couple of days but at the moment we are aiming to go live with the shop next weekend (18th August) and we hope you like what we have to offer.