20 Sep 20.
Pictures posted of USA-134, A-10 Thunderbolt II (aka, Warthog). Expected release of 15 Oct, really pushing for 7 Oct so as to make the HMGS show in Lake Geneva on Oct 8-10 (assuming it's not cancelled, another matter altogether).
Prayers for my daughter seem to be helping. Her tumors are greatly reduced from January diagnosis, but it's a battle. Thank you.
29 Aug 20
USA-119, B-66 Destroyer now available. 3 pc casting, airframe + 2 nacelles. $11. Debuts in upcoming rule book.
ITA-010, CanT Z 1007 bomber available. $8. Photos to follow. Clean, pretty airplane
Just notified, DayCon / CY6 Game day cancelled. Phooey.
NashCon, Nashville, Tennessee, cancelled.
Was just informed that Rock-Con / NavCon, Rockford, Illinois has been cancelled for this year. No announcement for Rock Con 2021 at this time.
In the pipeline.. CanT Z1007 - headed to final molding within a week, should be available mid Aug.
B-66 Destroyer - being production molded. Expected release mid Aug'20. Picture of preproduction sample posted. Stock number USA 119
11 May 20
Yeah, the Wuhan Weapons Lab virus forced the shutdown of Historicon for this year..Crappe. Was just notified by email.
We've added Nashcon, Nashville, Tennessee to the convention circuit. It's Aug 28/29/30. We'd signed up before the Wuhan Weapons Lab virus catalyzed closures.
For those wondering, yes, we are still open. One of the advantages of estate manufacturing (everything on property) means, yeah, we're open. Running low / out on a few items - we're not completely vertically integrated - but overall, not bad at all.
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 1170 miles from me. Horrid news.. As the sole breadwinner of her family, while she has a solid bank account, it's gonna be a drain.
Below is linked a Go Fund Me site for any contributions you care to make. One of her friends in Fort Worth, Texas started it. My contributions are in the form of a check to her off the GFM page.
any contributions are gratefully and prayerfully accepted.
15 Nov 19
Available / new release
GBR 109, Hawker Sea Hawk. Hawker's 1st foray into jets. Straight wing attack plane. $3.50.
new CY6! Jet Age book is in stock. Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club is here at Fall-In. Retail is $25.
basic aircraft roster with Raiden stock numbers 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, Bristol Blenheim I $5.00
added a line item - USA-42-3. This is a 3 pack of USA 42, B-17G. Retail $33, price is $29.
Conventions we'll be at.
Fall-In, King of Prussia, PA. November 15/16/17, 2019
SpartaCon XXX NEW VENUE ...... 11 Jan 2020
The Causeway Bay Lansing Hotel & Convention Center, Lansing, Michigan
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911
And goodbye to an acquaintance of many years. Mark VanNortwick. Died today, 8Oct19. Lansing denizen and all around good guy.
On target for a end of April / Little Wars release....
1 July 19
Photos of USA-123, F-16C unpainted & painted on website. Mini is available
Retail price $4.
16 June 19
GER 037, FW-190D. $3.
10 June 2019
Effective today, we've purchased and taken delivery of the Scale Specialties lines of decals. These superb decals target 1/160 aircraft and armor, 1/285-1/300 aircraft and 10 mm Samurai. We'll get photos loaded on the website shortly.
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
Memorial Day. Thankful prayers for those who died in service.
Historicon update. Per GHQ, they are not attending Historicon. We will be bringing our stock of GHQ armor and ships. We will be ordering GHQ on June 9. If there is anything you need / want to pick up from us GHQ related, please let me know no later than noon June 9.
We're next to George Nafziger, hoping some of his smarts will fall upon us.
Drums at Ft. Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio.
Nice Friday evening / Saturday show at Ft. Meigs, a chokepoint on the Maumee River dating to War of 1812. Show admission does not pay for admission to the Fort, which is worthwhile in its' own right.
20 April 19.
Little Wars, HMGS MIdwest, Lombard, Illinois (Chicago suburb) April 26/27/28
Next up for production molding. SWE 4, Saab Gripen. Late May
Next 2 after that, F-16C (USA 123) and GER 037, FW-190D. Early June, perhaps in time for the CY6! Game Day in Dayton.
7 March 19
4 new items from MSD games, 1/285 aircraft.
UK-063. Supermarine Walrus. 4 pc assembly. $6.
UK-064 Supermarine Spitfire Mk XXI. $3.
US-087 Grumman J2F5 Duck. 4 pc assembly. $6.
26 Jan 19
Announcement and pictures of 2 new planes. USA-124, F-16 Falcon w/ conformal fuel tanks and USA 129, A-4 F / N Skyhawk with ECM hump.
9 March 19
Battlefields, Elks Hall, Livonia, Michigan
Very good historically centered 1day show.
14-17 March 19
Cold Wars, Lancaster Host, Lancaster, PA.
2 Dec 18
New item Dec 10. USA 38, B-26C Marauder
GBR 028, Mosquito FB Mk VI in stock. $5.00.
5 Nov 18
Photos of ITA 009, SM-79 are posted. Now available in in stock.
Reprints / upgrades / revisions of a few items
MI 100 - Pool balls, dice, playing card images - junque / stuff to decorate tanks, planes and generally turn the open space on some minis into something purdy to look at. Covers 1/300 - 1/144 planes, armor from 10-25mm.
MI 105 - Polish insignia. Revised, updated and includes both the formal insignia + images of the Polish Falcon in white, red and red on white. Suitable for 1/300 - 1/144 aircraft as well as armor 10-25mm.
Advance the Colors, Springfield, Ohio. Oct 5,6,7. We are there for Friday and Saturday only, no presence on Sunday.
Rock Con et al. Rockford, Ill, Oct 19/20/21. We're there all 3 days.
Pro or Con, Livonia, Michigan. Oct 27. A nice one day show at an Elks' Hall in Livonia.
Fall-In, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Nov 9/10/11. Last year for Fall-In being at the Host.
And January 12th, Spartacon. Lansing Center, Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan.
Good one day show to start the year.
Planes in the works. B-26.
We've discontinued the 1/600 range of miniatures. Historical Board Gaming in Tulsa, Oklahoma purchased the remaining (modest) inventory.. Low volume of sales and lack of being able to restock the line are the factors in this decision. For those folks who did purchase products, thank you.
Historicon July 12-15, Lancaster, PA.
We're at booth 108 on the mezzanine.
12 March 18
Cold Wars preparations (show is March 16-18, Lancaster, PA).
We have 2 new CY6 compatible scenario books for the show and in stock right now..
Battles Above 3 written by Brian DeWitt. Covers WW2 Pacific actions from Dec 1941 to July 1945. 70+ scenarios. Stock number BLD 106
Desperate Measures deals with the Japanese missions from Oct 1944-My 1945. 48 scenarios, well referenced and with a good amount of maps. SGG 01. Authors are Steve Reid, Gary Archer and George Paler.
While the new books have an overlap of covered time, there are no duplicate scenarios between them.
6 Feb 18
Re release of JAP 18, Ki-21 Sally and a new release, JAP 29, Ki-48 Lily.
6 Dec 17
Quiet but productive times. Working on a number of new planes, decals and a Pacific air combat scenario book.
New product, IN-301. Pack of 10 palm trees (5cm, 2 inch). $4 per pack.
11 Sept 17
16 years ago. Never forget. Never trivialize
5 July 17.
New airplane from Raiden Miniatures
ITA 007, Fiat CR 42. 3 pc model of this famous biplane fighter. $3.50
Two new scenario books compatible with Check Your 6! will debut at Historicon, July 13-16. They are:
Battles Above 1 - Europe, a compendium of scenarios from early to late war. 70 scenarios, $35 retail. Stock # BLD 103.
Battles Above 2 - Malta, Crete and some North Africa scenarios. 32 scenarios, $25 retail. Stock number BLD 104
1 June 2017
New release in 1/285 scale. JAP-25, Ki-27 Nate. $3.00. To me, one of the prettier planes ever made.
4 new planes. All on hand and waiting for your loving caress.
TW-100 - Me-323 in 1 pc resin. Light, no assembly, nice model. $24 each or 3 for $60.
GBR-27 Bristol Beaufighter - $5.00
USA-133 Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star - $3.00
FRA-107 Mirage F-1 - $3.00
Battle set 7 is available. It includes all the planes and decals needed for the scenario book 'Crusaders Over 'Nam'. It is code BAS 007.
Decals - Reprints / back in stock
BR-101, LB-102 - revised and upgraded.
US-118 and US 119 have been revised, upgraded and reprinted as 1 sheet - US-118. US 119 has been discontinued.
We have picked up the line of hex game mats from Monday Knight Productions. Initally, we'll stock 1-1/2" and 2" in green and blue
In stock, a CY6 compatible scenario book, 'Crusaders Over 'Nam'. Smaller in scope with only 11 scenarios, it retails for $18.
We expect the following planes to be available as of 21 April
GBR 27, Bristol Beaufighter; JAP 25, Ki-27 Nate; USA 133, F-80 Shooting Star; FRA-107, MIrage F-1; Cr-42.
While the F-80 flew in WW2, it didn't fire its' guns in anger until Korea, so it'll be in the post WW2 section
28 Dec 16
A belated Blessed and Merry Christmas to One and All. Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
New Goodies, available and in stock
RUS 11 - I-153. Finally. $3.50
GBR 23 - Bristol Blenheim IV - $5.00
Up Next, January 2017
USA 133, F-80 Shooting Star and FRA-107, Mirage F-1.
31 Oct 16.
As usual, we'll be at Fall In. Please let me know if you need something specific brought, we'll put your name on it.
Brian DeWitt's WWI scenarios and revisions (CY6 compatible) are ready and will be at Fall-In. I'll get artwork and descriptions posted Tuesday evening. Colorful Skies 1 and Colorful Skies 2 (CS 1 goes to April 1918, CS 2 emphasizes the time April 1918 to the end of the war.). Each book is $25.
New stuff, 1/285 aircraft.. They'll make their debut at Advance the Colors, Springfield, Ohio, this weekend.
GER 033 - Do-17Z $6.00
GER 030 - Me-262A $3.00
JAP 024 - Ki-84 Frank $3.00
FRA 004 - Br-693 $3.50
GBR 030 - Defiant $3.00
GBR 033 - Blenheim IVF $5.00
I'll keep it short. 1/285 Goblintooth / Hostile Aircraft. Minis and rules in stock, Decals have to be evaluated to see if they are fit for use.
Much more to follow. MSD miniatures, which we offer, has resurrected the line.
7 July 2016
We will be at Historicon, Fredericksburg, VA, 14-17 July. We didn't finish our paperwork in time to be in the program.
As a note, Marty Fenelon / MSD games will not be selling products. We'll be carrying his line of aircraft minis.
USA-121. F-14 Tomcat in 1/285, $6 ; restock of GER-24, FW-154, $3. USA-42, B-17G Flying Fortress, $11.00
Since Historicon 2015
BR-127 - British flags. Union Jack, St. George's and St. Andrews crosses
GR-121 - German names, black, target is 15mm armor. Emphasis on historical names, famous leaders and Norse mythology. They should work well for 1/200-1/300 bomber / larger aircraft.
GR-122 -Same as GR-121 but in white. GR-121 is shown in the description photo for clarity. White doesn't scan well
FR-103 - French flag decals
CAN 101, CF-100 . New master.
RUS 106, Su-17 (swept wing configuration)
GER 009 / 010. Has been combined into one stock number - GER 009 - Hs-129 will contain 1 each 30mm gun pack and 75 mm gun. GER 010 will be dropped as a stock number.
24 Dec 15
End of the year updates, comments, etc.
As with a lot of folks with mini companies, this is the 2nd job. My 'real job' responsibilities have kept me swamped the past couple of months, not leaving much time to devote to new products, much less keeping the website updated.
There are a number of updates on the MSD line of 1/285 planes. I'd expect to get photos up shortly. Some of the new releases are PB4Y Privateer, YB-40 Fortress Gunship, Fokker G-1, Lockheed PV-2 Ventura, Ki-30 Ann, deHaviiland Venom, CR-32 and CR-42.
A Merry and Blessed Christmas to One and All.
New planes. GBR-29, Hawker Typhoon
USA 132, Douglas A-1 Skyraider
USA 23, B-25B Mitchell