Midweek Snippets

Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Kev White does Matt Dixon – Female Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Bombshell Miniatures Running Bombshell Babes III Kickstarter, Raid & Trade: From Hell to Desert Free Scenario Available, 12 Realms: Black Fortresses Alliance Free Scenario Available, Dark Art Studios Previews Devil’s Dungeon Miniature Series, Upwind RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm September Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, First Wave of 2D Miniatures Available From Flatminis, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Magma Cannon, Mystic Circle Stones Bases 30mm and 40mm Available From Tabletop-Art, Khurasan releases 15mm 1980s US Army Mech Infantry and M113 APC, New Elven Amazon From Brother Vinni, FossilPunk Foundry Unveils New Miniatures for Sauriana, The Goblin Hoarde’s Hoard Bundle & Our Goblin Army Patreon From Fat Goblin Games, Scroll and Codex: Dice Tower and Rolling Tray Kickstarter Running Now, New Releases from RAFM Miniatures, Dynamite Nurse Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Purgatory Miniatures Previews Their Kickstarter Page, Kromlech New Release: Orc Iron Mask Heads, and Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Master Gunners.

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Hasslefree Miniatures 11th Birthday Sale

Hasslefree Miniatures turns 11 years old today! *gets out the cake and party hats and throws a party*
They grow up so fast!
Anyway, while they’re having the party, you get the presents. For today, only, you can save 11% off your order on their website with the coupon code: HAPPY11


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Wamp launches Hasslefree Miniatures 2014 contest

Wamp is running another of their world-famous contests. This time it’s for Hasslefree Miniatures.



From the contest sheet:


Yup the Whites are back to tempt you with their harem of miniature females (and the odd male or monster!)

We love Hasslefree here at Wamp and its always a popular contest. They are some of the easiest and most fun miniatures to paint, just as welcoming to beginners as world class painters.

So theres no excuse not to pick one up to paint but if you need your arm twisting how about the temptation that free goodies brings with it?

Oddity miniatures, big announcement

Oddity Miniatures has a big announcement posted, the main crux of it being that they were purchased by Hasslefree Miniatures.


From the announcement:

The big announcement!

First of all I want to thank everyone who has helped me establish Oddity Miniatures as it has become so far. The last year has been a very learnful experience and I’ve met some great people along the way. For me the highlights were commissioning my first sculpt, the Hogman, done by Paul Muller and getting a chance to get my hands on the rights and moulds for the orcs formerly owned by Fictive Miniatures and launching the Indiegogo campaign. Ironically the downside was that same campaign which failed to reach its target. Luckily I was able to find the funds to complete the transaction and get them anyway. The backers who did pledge, I will be eternally grateful to, and I still can’t wait to see some paintjobs by them on the orcs and more particular the Hogman! HINT!
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Hasslefree Miniatures previews Grymn Special Forces green

Hasslefree Miniatures gives us a look at the WIP green for their upcoming Grymn Special Forces figure.

From the preview:

Final WIP of the first of the Grymn Special Forces. They will be single piece, 4 males and 1 female.

(Although I still think you could use one as a real life Spec Ops little person! )

Wamp announces Hasslefree Miniatures Painting Contest

Wamp is running another of their painting contests over on their forums. This one’s Hasslefree.
From the contest:

Wamp welcomes back Hasslefree Miniatures for the third year. Some great prizes up for grabs. Open to all Hasslefree minis deadline is end of June and free to enter.
Full details can be found on Wamp

Hasslefree Minis posts up several works in progress

Hasslefree Minis gives us a look at what their sculptors have been working on with a peek at a bunch of greens.

From the preview:

Bit slow on uploading to this one this month due to the fact i have been hospitalised. I will be trawling KEvs workbench properly as soon as i can get into the office and do some spying!

Hasslefree Miniatures painting contest over on the Wamp forums

Wamp is having a painting contest over on their forums. Just paint up your favorite Hasslefree miniature and enter.

Wamp’s latest contest see the return of the ever popular Hasslefree Miniatures.

All Hasslefree Miniatures are eligible.

For full details of rules and prizes please visit Wamp

New June releases for Hasslefree Miniatures

Hasslefree Miniatures put up several new models for their June releases. Not all of them are shown here. Be careful surfing the site at work or you may click on something that your boss may not be 100% ok with.

From the update:

Who wants some pretty new toys? A mini release for the beginning of a new month … Tomoko’s gun, A new variant of Aaron (the mould went so we had to re-mould it), a new variant of Queen Taxxis …PLUS…. CLEAR ISSEKI !

OOOps, almost forgot! New female armature in stock, ready for the sculpting competition running from 1st May. Details posted soon!

Hasslefree Miniatures has some new Dwarves

Hasslefree Miniatures has some new dwarf warriors up on their website. It’d be nice if you took a look.

From the update:

A total of 3 new male dwarf multi-packs have now been released over the last few weeks along with a new male character dwarf/leader.

Packs HFD023 and HFD024 each contain 4 different bodies giving a total of 8 variants between the two packs. HFD023 contains 4 hand weapons and HFD024 contains 4 spears. The hands for each are attached already to the weapon and the clean join to the main body is at the right wrist. The weapons from HFD023 will fit the bodies in pack HFD024 and vice versa giving even more variations.

Both packs are supplied with a sprue of 4 shields

Pack HFD025 is a pack of 4 single-piece crossbow-wielding dwarves holding them in different positions. They have short-swords on their left hips and are carrying short arrows on their right hips.

HFD026 is a bearded male dwarf leaning on a nice big axe, he has a short-sword on his left hip and is supplied with a shield that fits on his back.

All of the dwarves are 28mm scale with an approximate height to eye-level of 21 – 22mm.

As well as being available on the website, we will have a good stock of them at Salute.

If you cant make Salute, dont forget the Salute promotions running from 19th to 23rd April on the website

Hasslefree Miniatures has a lot lined up for Salute

Hasslefree Miniatures has a whole bunch of promotions and other such lined up for Salute. Can’t make it? That’s ok. They’ve got stuff for you (and me, by extension, since I won’t be able to go), too.

From the release:

Salute 2012, Promotions, freebies and discounts!

It’s nearly that time again …time to panic and try to cram an
entire workshop into a van and drive south to London for our
biggest show of the year. ‘Salute’
[http://www.salute.co.uk/salute/salute-2012/]is held at the Excel
Centre in Docklands and as well as seeing all of the gorgeous HF
goodness up close and personal there might be a few other
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Hasslefree Miniatures shows off March releases

Hasslefree Miniatures gives us a look at some of their March releases. Don’t mess with these girls!

From the announcement:

As always with news releases I seem to be permanently running 2 weeks behind, I only realised that I hadnt submitted details of this set of releases as I was prepping the images for the next set due out at the end of this week! One day I will catch up ( miracles can happen you know!)

These two lovely ladies are joining Dwarves and Adventurers. Hayden is our popular Troll-slayer originally released in resin but now also in metal due to public demand. Also bowing to customer demand, Kev has sculpted a version of her with no top (boobs out, dont follow this link at work … http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=15901.0) and also a sci-fi version of her with a cut down P90.

Felicity is a new version of HFN003, this variant of her will go with the rest of the gang (http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?product=gang-and-dog~hfn016&category=miniatures~non%252dcoms-%26-civilians) being converted into armed heroes.

Both figures are 28mm scale single piece and cast in white metal.

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If you find you miss our updates on the news sites, then why not sign up for our email updates, the subscription box is on the front page of the website.

Hasslefree Miniatures has a new newsletter

Hasslefree Miniatures has a new newsletter service. Though, of course, we do hope you keep coming back to us as well.

From their forums:

Last week we sent out the first ever email newsletter to all customers on our existing website database. It was a huge step for us and ticks off another feature that has often been requested by customers over the last 8 years.

We don’t ‘do’ spam. If there isn’t a release, promotion or competition running that month then you won’t get an email. We anticipate it taking a couple of months to settle down into a regular pattern and we are inviting customer feedback as to articles they want to see (links to new painting guides or sculpting tips from Kev perhaps) or if the balance of images and text is ‘just right’ or even if we are fair to send out promotional codes just to those who have subscribed to the newsletter.

Hasslefree Miniatures shows off new Dwarves

Hasslefree Miniatures has new Dwarves!

Off to the copy we go:

It has taken a while for these little guys to work their way to the top of the production queue, but now they are here and (even if i say so myself) they are pretty fab.
There are two new multi-packs and one more on the way as well as a new character dwarf in about 3 weeks time.
Both of these packs come with 4 completely different bodies (so a total of 8 new body variants between the two packs). One pack comes with 4 assorted hand weapons and the other comes with 4 spears. The spears from HFD024 will fit the bodies from HFD023 and vice versa which means about 64 combination before you add in the 4 shield variants which are also added to each pack.
Approximately 23mm to eye level, they are sculpted in 28mm scale. The armour is an extrapolation of Norman armour but obviously Kev has adapted it to fit dwarf physique (short and fat).

Hasslefree Miniatures New Releases Now Available

Hasslefree Miniatures first set of releases in white metal for 2012 went online last week:

From their post:

All sculpted in 28mm scale, this is a diverse little group.

Gina and Rae are two variations of the same seductive female, one sculpted by Kev and one by Andrew Rae. Although originally designed as a cold-hearted, multi-personality infiltrator, they are both unarmed, and with their clean lines could be used as non-combatants.
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Hasslefree Miniatures Asks to Name that Ogre

Hasslefree Miniatures asks help to name a new miniature they will release:

From their post:

We got a present from America this week in the form of a nice generic (lol!) Ogre. Big thanks to Bill Thornhill who i am sure wont want any cash for him if i plug Musketeer Miniatures for him!

Anyhow, Kev has based him and we spoke to Grey Matter figures about getting him cast in a luverly greeny/grey/yellowy resin before we chop him up to make him castable in metal. But now we need to name him, winning choice gets a free casting.
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Hasslefree Miniatures Barbarian Chieftain in Wolf-Skin Cloak

Hasslefree Miniatures post pictures of a Barbarian Chieftan miniature:

From their website:

We are fast approaching the start of our 9th year of trading, January 7th 2012 sees our 8th birthday and what a rollercoaster it has been, the last 2 years expecially.

Historically we release a limited-run figure for our anniversary, the 2011 figure was a Barbarian in a Wolf-skin cloak and although was cast up he was never released as some serious family issues that had emerged in September 2010 became impossible to deal with which led to us going ‘offline’ for a few months with the online shop closed for about 6 months in total.

Since August this year we have been working towards moving on from the traumas of the last 16 months and are finally at a place where we think this is a good time to finally release this figure.
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Hasslefree Miniatures previews walker

Hasslefree Miniatures posts previews of A Grymn Walker and a statue, of Liberty:

From their announcement:

Kev has been a good little boy lately so to reward him i gave him permission to stop sculpting nekkid chicks and zombie-hunters and told him he could finish the GrymnWalker.

Here it is, approximately 50mm high, 50mm wide and about 40mm deep it will come in resin in two versions…one will be solid with a closed hatch and the other is an open with a separate hinged hatch to position how you want.

To say ‘thank you’ to me for being a devoted wife he also did a new version of Liberty, my alias. As we have been discussing emigrating recently he did an American version of Libby to commemorate our planned destination.

Neither of these will be released until the New Year, we are still getting costings for the Walker and Liberty was only finished today.

We had a release earlier this week of two Grymn Naval Officers (they look a bit like short versions of BSG characters….) and dont forget the’Bonus Time’

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Sally 🙂

Hasslefree Miniatures Announces Special Offers

Hasslefree Miniatures Announces Special Offers:

From their announcement:

Its that time of year again, wow that came around quickly!

As we missed out on the summer bonus time we have upped our game for this years December Bonus Time.

We also need to say “many thanks” for your support this year, the last 15 months has been undeniably the most difficult in our entire history. A lot of big decisions and major changes have taken place at home and work, lets hope this has been enough to get us through 2012!
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Hasslefree Miniatures Announces a New Website

Hasslefree Miniatures Announces a New Website:

From their announcement:

HF Minis has had a revamp. It has taken a lot of work to move over 800 codes to a new home where (fingers crossed) it will be easier for you to navigiate and find everything you need.
New features will be implemented in phases and will include the gallery and workbench being reintroduced, an up to date ‘Fluff’ section, wishlists, downloadable pdfs and an advanced figures search.
Just in time for the December Bonus Time, more information to follow on that over the next few days.

Full details of what is new and why we did it can be found on the Forum of Doom (http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=15476.0)