Friday, August 29, 2014

GenCon 2014 Aces of Painting

Bombshell Miniatures was honored this year to sponsor the Aces of Painting Event at GenCon 2014. Ten world-class painters had one hour to slather a bevy of Bombshell Babes™ with emulsified pigment. I got to pester and distract them while they did so.

Congratulations to Marike Reimer, our 2014 ACE of ACES! A huge thank you to Dawn and Scott Farris cutting through the slow bidding and standing up to say "$750.00!" for the set at the charity auction.

Marike Reimer painted Victoriana

Noel Meyer painted Vivian Gale

Jessica Rich painted Prof. Karrick

Matt DiPietro painted The Girl

James Wappel painted Artie the Zombie Hunter

Sue Wachowski painted Tepeollotla

Rhonda Bender painted Tillie the Pilot

Michael Proctor painted Sally Starfield

Amy Stegmann painted Geirahod the Spear of Battle

James Craig painted Ronja the Barbarian

A big thanks goes out to Jimbo Stone's Photography who covered the event and provided these photographs!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fulfillment Update 2

Fulfillment has begun in earnest. Vicky has been combing through all of the rewards orders and has been packing and packaging them for shipment. As of last Friday (8/22) we have shipped out another 40 packages.


Here is the update I received by email from GPI regarding the shipment of the plastic helmet dome sprues:

The shipment arrived in North America by boat on 8/11 and had not been loaded to the rail as of Tues 8/19. The “dwell time” (the time between leaving the ship and moving out on the rail on the train) has been exceeding 14 days recently. This is slower than normal. So…with that being said – Worst case scenario is it could get to GPI the first week of September. Best case scenario is it could get to GPI before September. We will do a quality inspection here before reshipping by truck to you.

Evidently our order is packed in a shipping container along with other parts GPI has produced for other clients and will be delivered as soon as they can get them.

Many of the orders we have received include GDF (Galactic Defense Force) models that require the plastic helmet domes. Once we receive these from GPI, we will begin processing the orders that include them and start shipping those rewards packages right away.

In the meantime, Vicky has been busy sorting the orders for domestic and international packages to ship what we are able from the stock of castings we have already received from Valiant.


We will be talking with West Wind later this week to go over details of fulfillment to the UK and EU. We will ship out the remaining batch of masters and additional product to fulfill those backers rewards, along with additional stock so they may handle that for future sales. Please be aware that this is also affected by the bubble helmet delay.

We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work to get your rewards to you as quickly as possible.

HOpR and HLpR Bots

There is actually a correction regarding how these models are supposed to be kitted out.

The renders shown with both the arm and the gun on the HoPR Bot were for placement and sizing on the digital prints. It was supposed to be swapped out before the images were posted. This error in the render also shows up on the Faction Core Set art on the main project page in addition to their entries in the Core Rulebook. Logistics dictated that we package the HOpR Bots with the weapon arms and the upcoming release of the new HLpR Bots with the regular arms. That is not to say that once both models are available that you couldn't convert your models to have one of each, but this is how we have to package them for sale.

So - you should actually be receiving HOpR Bots with TWO weapon arms and a jump pack in your backer rewards.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fulfillment Update 1


Vicky has combed through the initial batch of orders and we delivered the first little bundle of rewards packages to the post office on Friday.

Some of you have already reported over the internet that you have received your items and have been very pleased with them.

For those who have not checked it out yet, we are building a great community over on our Facebook group for the game. Jump in and check it out.

Unfortunately we can't be in two places at once and GenCon will have us until after next weekend. When we return, fulfillment will continue and we will be shipping out more rewards packages at that time.

As I mentioned in an earlier update, all that remains is receiving the plastic visor domes for the GDF models. They have been shipped from China and are expected to arrive at GPI later this month. As soon as they QC the parts, they will ship them to us and then we will send out those packages.

The big ticket item this week is GenCon. We have rented an 15' passenger van and have just finished stuffing it full of as much Bombshell goodness as will fit. We wil be hitting the road at 5am in order to get to the far side of Nashville by a decent hour tomorrow.

We will try to post updates to our Facebook page so those who are unable to attend can still check out all the cool goings on.

More news when we return!

The Sculptdude