Friday, November 27, 2015

Brigade Models announces Christmas Sale!!!

Welcome once more to our Xmas sale. In the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" tradition, we're keeping the same format as in previous years. Basically, that's 15% off all of our models. Although there are a few exceptions*, this isn't a '15% off selected items' or 'Up to 15% off' sale, it's a real '15% off everything' sale.
So once again that's 15% off all of our models* - Aeronef, starships, Celtos, Small Scale Scenery, Land Ironclads, 15mm and 6mm tanks, Squadron Commander, Iron Stars, WWI Belgians ...
And that's it - no minimum or maximum orders, just a blanket discount for the whole of December. So what are you waiting for ? Go out there and shop !

Looking for Ideas ?

If you're looking for a gift but don't know what to get, don't forget that we now offer Gift Vouchers to be spent on our website.
* - There are just a few exceptions and conditions, as you might expect ... percentage shipping rates will still be charged at the full item cost, since we were unable to persuade the post office to match our offers ! The discount covers our metal and resin models - it doesn't apply to rulebooks, dice, bases, game mats, Shapeways or anything else that we don't manufacture ourselves, simply because the margins on those items are much tighter. However, starter packs with rules, dice or bases in are covered. Even with these limitations, we're sure you'll agree it's a mighty fine offer !
Please read - The website will still show the full price of each item, but the price that goes into the PayPal shopping cart will be the discounted one.
In addition, because of the way that browsers keep hold of old versions of websites if you've previously visiting them, you might want to refresh your browser (usually the F5 key) to ensure that the new version of the shopping javascript file is loaded with the discount code in. If we get an order from which the discount has not been deducted then we will make a manual PayPal refund.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

GZG's Annual Christmas Sale is on NOW!

It's that time again boys and girls, GZG's annual Christmas Sale -

From Jon:

Our 2015 Xmas Specials are NOW ON as of today, THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER, and they will run until MIDNIGHT (2400 Hours) UK time on Wednesday 23rd December. This year I've kept to the same offers that have been so successful and popular over many years, with one difference - I've simplified the qualifying criteria for the offers to use the FINAL TOTAL VALUE of your order - the actual amount you pay - rather than getting all complicated about sub-total values, VAT-exclusive prices and stuff….. so this time round, ALL ORDERS WITH A TOTAL VALUE (INCLUDING SHIPPING AND VAT WHERE APPLICABLE) of 30 GBP or more will qualify for both parts of the special deal:

1) All qualifying orders will get a FREE CHRISTMAS GOODIE BAG of extra minis and stuff - how much you get depends on the size of your order, and we'll tailor most of the contents to fit the kind of items you are ordering (and maybe the occasional sample that might tempt you into other ranges and scales...). What goes in the bag is OUR choice, so no being cheeky and asking for specific codes please - but those of you who have had our previous Xmas deals will know that we give you a very generous selection of items that you can actually use for your armies/fleets - usually much more stuff than you'd get from a simple discount offer!
Sometimes we put in the odd special or unreleased item too, so you never know what you might get....

2) In addition to the Free Stuff with your order, all qualifying customers will also get a VOUCHER that you can use to get a generous DISCOUNT off a further order placed after Christmas - so you can get your pre-Xmas stuff now, and then use the voucher up when you have some gift money from all those relatives who have absolutely NO idea what to buy for you!

This year, the vouchers will be valid for the whole of JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2016 - so the voucher codes will become "live" on the store on Friday the 1st of January 2016, and any un-used ones will expire at Midnight (UK time) on Monday the 29th February 2016. This should give you plenty of time to use your vouchers after the holidays are out of the way.
The value of the voucher you will receive varies according to the size of your pre-Xmas order - if your total order value is from 30 GBP to 100 GBP then you'll get a voucher for 15% discount; any orders with a total value of OVER 100 GBP will get a 20% discount voucher!

Each voucher carries a unique code number that allows you to use it for online orders. Each voucher code is valid for ONE USE ONLY, and after that use the store will not accept the code again. Therefore please don't complete checkout or make payment unless you are 100% sure that your order is correct and complete. In the case of any difficulty, please email me (Jon) immediately through the contact information on the store and I can re-set your voucher code for another attempt.


Christmas dispatch times and ordering dates, and Christmas/New Year break:

Throughout the pre- and post-Christmas period, I will be trying to keep as much up to date with order dispatches as possible - but please understand that things can get VERY busy and some orders may well take a few days longer than normal to be shipped out. If there are any serious delays then we will try to let you know where possible.
Obviously we are all at the mercy of the postal services as to delivery times - but we would strongly recommend that international orders are placed no later than the first week of December if you want any real hope of them arriving before Christmas.
I will continue to dispatch orders up to Wednesday 23rd of December - after that date we will be CLOSED for the Christmas/New Year break, re-opening on Monday 4th January 2016. The webstore will remain "open" throughout the Christmas period so you can still place orders, but they won't be processed and dispatched until after the 4th.

Thanks to you all for your support and valued custom through 2015.
Wishing you all a great Christmas (or whatever other festival you choose to celebrate around this time of year) and a safe, happy and gaming-filled 2016!

All the best,

Jon (GZG),  26/11/2015.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WORKBENCH: Khurasan Miniatures Stannis Iguana WIP #1

In addition to assembling the Cormorant, I put together one of the 2 Iguanas I bought -

The Stannis Iguana, as well as the Stannis Explorer, are some of my favorite wheeled vehicle kits made by any miniatures producer. Even though I love the kits, they are kind of fiddly to work with. Definitely for the experienced kit builder. That said, they do look awesome when assembled.

I have one more Iguana, and 2 Explorers left to build, so I'll be busy for a little while. These are probably going to be used for a lunar battleforce I'm tinkering with.

WORKBENCH: Khurasan Miniatures Cormorant Lander/Dropship WIP #1

I managed to assemble the Cormorant -

Went together with minimum fuss, just a little trimming needed on the part that joins the engine assembly to the front fuselage.

Next up, is priming and basecoat.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MAILCALL: Khurasan Miniatures order arrives

Got home yesterday to a big surprise; the order that I placed with Khurasan Miniatures on Wednesday arrived! I guess I caught Khurasan at the right moment, before the deluge. Here's what I ordered; a Cormorant lander/dropship, 2 Stannis Iguanas, 2 Stannis Explorers, and one each of all of Khurasan's Zantin Scutari codes -

Cormorant Lander/Dropship

Stannis Iguanas

Stannis Explorers

Zantin Scutarii

I did a "dry-fit" of the Cormorant -

Really nice looking kit, we'll see how it comes out once I get it on the workbench. Hopefully, I can finish it before Christmas (along with a myriad of other kits in the queue). I've already started prepping the resin parts for priming -

Happiness is a tub of washed pre-primed resin...

WORKBENCH posts to follow soon.