Archive | April, 2015

Working but can’t show you anything!

30 Apr

Hello Everyone,

well here’s the Kickstarter latest, things are happening although we’ve been very quiet, earlier this week we posted the masters (all insured) to Griffin Moulds for moulding and casting. All the surveys have been returned and checked, the amount of sets required have been calculated using ye olde five bar gate method of counting and the casting order has been sent in. So now there’s not much to do apart from wait, I was told the mould making and castings would take about 5 weeks, so we should hear something in the beginning of June.

Bob has been busy working on a private commission, so can’t show any pictures for that, but he has also been making a lady scrunt for a private commission and once we have permission to show it from the prospective owner I will get some pictures of it on here for you to see

cheers Jackie

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Salute 2015

30 Apr

Very cool spaceship

A loft full of lead

Yesterday was the Salute wargames show at the Excel in London and I went with a few wargaming buddies to spend some cash and see what is new in the world of toy soldiers.

There was not a great deal on my shopping list, but it is always good to be tempted by something new. It is a big show and there is always plenty to see and many ways to empty ones wallet. My first stop was at Black Scorpion to pick up some Navy Marines, more ship crew and a copy of the Cutlass rule book.

I then found a great looking games table with a massive sea and land game in progress with some great looking ships.Salute1
All of these ships were made from wood with plenty of detail, puts my Playmobil conversions to shame.Salute2
This guy must have been more than seven feet tall.
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The Hawk…

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Scrunt name generator debacle

16 Apr

We have just been in fits of laughter after trying to develop a Scrunt name generator for a Kickstarter reward. I wouldn’t have thought it so difficult but ours is truely awful, I worked out a multiple choice and assigned elements ect to the answer, so when I asked Bob to take the quiz, this is the name it generated Dwalin Owl Silver Oak, pretty bad I tweaked it a bit and James was slightly better he got Ori Stone Heart. I think we’d better stick to making miniatures lol

ENDING TODAY! “Armies of the Scrunt Empire” Kickstarter

13 Apr set of sea battalions

Awesome News ALL stretchgoals have been reached and ALL sets unlocked:)
So The Final Countdown Begins! “Armies of the Scrunt Empire” Kickstarter ends today Monday 13th April at 6:20 PM BST.
For full details of the miniatures and the Kickstarter please visit the Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433105762/olleys-armies-presents-armies-of-the-scrunt-empire

set of sea battalions

sea battalion 5 miniature set now unlocked

ENDING SOON! Kickstarter “Armies of the Scrunt Empire” just hours to go

12 Apr

It’s all about the Kickstarter atm, We are in the final hours of Olleys Armies Kickstarter “Armies of the Scrunt Empire”, the campaign has seen stretchgoal after stretchgoal reached (after some adjustments and outside backing) and more than 80 miniatures are now unlocked! You don’t often see Kickstarters with that many sculpts to choose from.

There’s still time to join in, just visit our Kickstarter project now to view all the rewards and make a pledge.
For full details of the miniatures and the Kickstarter please visit the Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433105762/olleys-armies-presents-armies-of-the-scrunt-empire

Thank you for reading!

UNLOCKED TWO MORE STRETCHGOALS! ONLY 49 Hours Remaining

11 Apr olleys armies cenobite brotherhood scrunts

We have unlocked two more stretchgoals The Cenobite Brotherhood AND The Prussian Colonials

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Hoorah! First Stretchgoal UNLOCKED!

9 Apr

Great news, thanks to a backer outside of Kickstarter we have reached the first stretchgoal and unlocked “The Argonauts”

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We are that much nearer to unlocking the remaining stretchgoals now, but we’ve only 4 days left, so if you are reading this please share our good news, we just need a few more backers and we will have them all unlocked.

Thanks for reading!

Stretchgoal Amounts Reduced!

7 Apr

Good News, we’ve just made those stretchgoals more achievable, the Argonauts stretchgoal has been reduced by £183 to £3,867, the Cenobites reduced by £498 to £5,102, The Prussian Colonials by a wopping £1,577 to £5291, I won’t list the others but the final stretchgoal that will unlock everything has dropped by a massive £2,562 and is now £6,236.
We have been able to do this by reducing Bob’s design fee from the first sets and removing it altogether from set Four onwards, this means it was not only the design fee we were able to deduct but also the largest proportion of the reduction came from removing the expenses for casting, postage allowance and Kickstarter fees that are generated to pay for those design fees.
So we are hoping we have done enough to make all of Bob’s wonderful sculpts available through this Kickstarter. We’ve reached almost £7,000 for the previous Kickstarter so we have every hope we can make it this time.

So take a look at our kickstarter and tell us what you think  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433105762/olleys-armies-presents-armies-of-the-scrunt-empire

Or if you like charts and graphs, go and have a look at the Kicktraq stats it’s just like the election predicting the outcome http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/433105762/olleys-armies-presents-armies-of-the-scrunt-empire/

Thanks For Reading!

Armies of the Scrunt Empire: Final week on Kickstarter: The countdown begins!

6 Apr

We are in the final week of the “Armies of the Scrunt Empire” Kickstarter, we have an awesome group of backers who have made it possible to reach our funding goal and unlock the Sea Battalion Scrunts. So now our sights are set on reaching our Stretchgoals, the first will unlock The Argonauts

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and the second will unlock The Cenobite Brotherhood.

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But we can’t do that without your help, so please share our Kickstarter with a friend or become a backer from only £1! Plus there are still have a limited number of exciting earlybird reward levels left to claim. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433105762/olleys-armies-presents-armies-of-the-scrunt-empire

Thanks For Reading !
PS. For anyone not familiar with crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, crowdfunding is when you pool contributions from various people (called backers) to support a project in exchange for rewards. Kickstarter is the most widely used crowdfunding website and on Kickstarter, if the funding goal isn’t reached on the end date, no one is charged a penny, and no rewards are distributed.

What we need is a blog/news/workbench/new releases/page

5 Apr sea battalion scrunts

Hello everyone this is the first entry on our new blog page, it’s a place to tell you our news, to show you what Olleys Armies and whenever possible any freelance miniatures Bob is or has been working on, and a place for you to leave comments, something we don’t have on the existing workbench page on our website. Now I haven’t yet quite worked out how to use wordpress yet, so please excuse any mistakes, but hopefully I have done it correctly linking to all Olleys armies connections and eventually it will be intergrated into our website. So the first bit of news is, if you haven’t already heard we are running a Kickstarter called “Armies of the Scrunt Empire”, at the moment it has exceeded it’s initial funding goal and is now headed towards the first Stretchgoal to unlock the Argonauts

sea battalion scrunts

5 sea Battalion Miniatures from the latest Kickstarter

The argonauts Kickstarter stretchgoal

The Argonauts

So here’s the Kickstarter Link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433105762/olleys-armies-presents-armies-of-the-scrunt-empire