Lining things up for Historicon, July’23….
New CY6 book from Skirmish Campaigns. Subject is the announced in fall of 2014 book ‘Fighting the Phoenix’, Iran – Iraq war, 1980-88
aircraft roster will be posted shortly. We’ll have 3 new planes in support of the book and they are:
USA-114. F-5E Tiger II. $3.
RUS-110. MiG-21 MF. $3.
RUS-111. MiG-21 PFM. $3.
We are running 2 games at Historicon, one Thursday evening, the other Friday evening.
Tending to aging parents has really cut into time to get things done, but the folks come first. Dad just passed (98) and was a B-24 pilot. Mom’s a feisty 95. I will be out of the shop from today, May 27 till about mid June. Email is the best way to get hold of us. Chris will be at the shop awaiting your orders with baited breath…
GHQ should be announcing having our decals in stock with their next email update.
New decal. AL-105. Combines AL-101 and AL-103 which are being obsoleted. AL-105 is a new and updated decal sheet.
If you need specific items brought to Historicon, please let me know by July10…
30 Oct 22.
Fall-In. 4-6 Nov, Lancaster, PA. Back to the Host on the east side of town on US-30.
New releases for Fall-In.
RUS-14. Tu-2. General purpose twin engine attack and bomber aircraft for the latter half of WW2 and into Korea and beyond. Widely exported during Cold War.
USA-25 B-25J gun nose. The late war strafer version – oodles of 50 cal pointed forward.
Prices unconfirmed – have to do a final review of manufacturing costs – but should be $4 and $5.50 respectively.
We run a tin based alloy for casting and it’s rolling up on $20 per pound. Ouch.
Due to family health concerns – aging parents (98/94) and the need to leave on short notice, I’m not running any games at Fall-In. We are sponsoring games for CY6 in 1/285 – 1/300 scale.
We’ve purchased the ‘Fight’s On!’ line. Not all items have been continued. This was a data driven sales and manufacturing decision.
Catching up on things.
Released and now available.
POL 1 – Pzl-11 and POL 2, Pzl 24. Both are 3 piece minis. Fuselage and wing integral, landing gear and struts for each side are one piece castings. As with our newer expected low volume castings, these are $4 retail.
RUS 006 – Il2m3 Sturmovik – 2 seat version headed to production casting. Posted release date of 1 Oct should be closer to mid Sept. And yes, rear gunner and machine gun are there….
Aug 20, 21,22. Nashcon, Nashville, TN. We will be there, our first time. Looking forward to it. Nicely impressed with the folks, productive effort and selection of games offered to Joe Gamer. I counted 9 tournaments ongoing Saturday.
Oct 1,2,3. Advance the Colors, Springfield, Oh. Always a good show but we won’t be there as…..
It’s the same weekend as Pro or Con, Livonia, Michigan (one of our backyard shows), which we will attend.
Historicon (pushing Fall-In to the curb for the year). 10-14 Nov., 2021. Valley Forge / King of Prussia, PA.
Update on my daughter’s cancer battle. She died of cancer on 7 July, aged 43 yr 8 months.
The prayers offered and cash contributed to her go fund me account were humbly and gratefully received. Thank you. College funds being established.
Trying to convince her husband to move south of Ann Arbor, Mi. from Fort Worth, Tx, where my son and his family live in order to lend a hand in raising the kidlets. I’ll wind up moving that way in all likelihood, though no rush.
Aircraft releases – up next. Il2m3, Sturmovik. October target release.
F-15’s and F-5’s, back to the bench for work. A redo of the SBD is forthcoming. It’s time for an upgrade. After badgering (oops, sorry, customer feedback), The CR-32 has been moved up the line. Yes, Irv, it’s because of you…..
Nov’20. JAP 030, Ki-49 Helen. Japanese WW2 medium bomber in 1/285, single piece casting. $6.
ITA 010, Cant Z 1007, Italian three engine medium bomber in 1/285, single piece casting, $8.
USA-119, B-66 Destroyer, USAF twin engine bomber. $11. Three piece casting – integral fuselage / wing, engine nacelles are parts 2 and 3.
USA-134, A-10 Thunderbolt II. USAF tank killer supreme. 1 pc casting. $6.
8 Feb 20
Well, Happy belated New Year.
Upcoming conventions –
Battlefields, Livonia, Michigan, March 7
Cold Wars, Lancaster, PA, March 13-15
In less cheery news, my adult daughter Cory – who used to get drug along to numerous conventions 25-30 years ago – has recently been diagnosed with cancer at age 42. Diagnosis is stage 4 colon cancer. Low survival rate. She lives in Fort Worth, Tx, so 1100 miles from me. Horrid news.
One of her friends in Ft. Worth started a Go Fund Me page for her. She’s the breadwinner in the family. While her insurances cover the medical aspects and she has decent savings and investments, any contributions are thankfully and prayerfully accepted.
Site link is:
3 Nov 19
Ready for Fall-In, GBR 109, Hawker Sea Hawk. $3.50 should be available on Nov 9.
Announced and should take delivery / be available at Fall-In. CY6! Jet Age book, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. USN battles over Vietnam, 1965-68. Price is $25.
Basic aircraft roster is:
F-4 x 5 USA 104
F-8 x 6 USA 103
A-1 x 4 USA 132
A-4 x 12 USA 102
A-6A x 6 MSD model.USM-029
SH-2 x 1 n/a
MiG-17F x 11 RUS 103
MiG-19 x 1 RUS 101
MiG-21 x 3 RUS 104
New release, GBR 32, Blenheim IF $5.00
5 Aug 19
for 1/285-1/300 armor, German tank turret numbers in black (NB-105) and white (NW-105).
reprinted and improved, US-103. Now includes Fall’42-July’43 markings. 25-75″ sizes address P-38’s (25 inch insignia, booms) to B-17’s (75″, wings). With a bit of algebra, these will work on 1/144 and 1/200 fighters as well.
USA-123, F-16C is now available. $4.
New release effective today.
GER 37, FW-190D. $3
Expected Historicon release
Last Monday, June 10, the purchase of the Scale Specialties of decals, name, rights and designs were sold by Penelope Harms – widow of Norm – to I-94 Enterprises. We now have all the decals in our possession. We will be adding the 1/160 items as well as the 10mm Samurai line of decals to the website shortly.
Historicon. We’ll be there, back side of row one. GHQ will not be attending. We will be bringing our selection of their goodies as well as some stock up.
29 May 19
New stuff released today
JAP 006. Ki-67 Peggy $6.00
SWE 004 Saab Gripen $4.00
Expected release 30 May
NB-103. 15/20 mm tank turret numbers.
LL-100. Numbers / letters in blue. Sizes are .06,.08,10″.
MI-119. Canadian, German armor insignia in 1/285 / 6mm scale and chevrons in black and white. This will obsolete sheet MI-107.
MI-120. Ambulance decals in 1/285 / 6mm
New and in stock, USA 38, B-26C Marauder in 1/285 scale. $6.
New aircraft miniature. Raiden ITA 009, SM-79. $6.00
GBR 28, Mosquito FB Mk VI $5
Revised decals back in stock.
MI 100 – Cards, dice, 8 balls. Updated images.
MI 105 – Polish Insignia. Updated and revised to include Polish Falcons in white, red and red on white.
JAP 18 – Ki-21 Sally. $6.
JAP 29 – Ki-48 Lily. $5.
2 new Check Your 6! compatible books are available , both WW2 Pacific theater.
BLD 106 Battles Above 3 – The 3rd WW2 book and 5th overall from Brian DeWitt. Over 70 scenarios running from Dec 7 (Philippines) to July’45. Stats for new planes included. Scenarios range from small to ‘get the gang over’ large. $35
SGG 01 Desperate Measures. From 3 California based guys, their first effort is a gem. Well annotated and documented, covers the period of summer of 1944 to end of the war with an emphasis on Kamikaze actions – usually escorted. Ship stats included. Over 48 scenarios. Artwork is gorgeous. Over 80 pages with notes, stats, commentary and background. $35
New releases for Historicon 2017
ITA 007 – CR 42 -in stock. $3.50 each
Scenario books – authored by Brian DeWitt, published by Beacon / I-94 (us)
BLD 103. Battles Above, Volume 1. Europe.
This 70 scenario volume goes early, mid and late war. Fighter skirmishes, sweeps, bomber streams and a general assortment of mid to large scenarios. 24 new aircraft and stats for them. Total aircraft roster is on our website. Book is in our hands and it makes its debut at Historicon. $35 retail
BLD 104. Battles Above, Volume 2. Malta
This 32 scenario book includes Crete and general Mediterranean actions. Total aircraft roster is on our website. Book is in our hands and it makes its debut at Historicon. $25 retail.
New goodies from Goblintooth (MSD) and MSD will be at the show.
We’ll also have decals on hand from Kevin Hammond (MiscMinis) at the booth as well as Dom’s Decals.