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Announcements and News / Post-op progress slower than hoped.
« on: February 13, 2013, 07:10:12 AM »
Good morning everyone.

An infection in one of my wounds means my post-op recovery is a lot slower than i had hoped.  All i seem to be abel to do is sleep at every opportunity, coffeee and po-plus wont even keep me awake ( i have tried!)

Dameon is doing a fabulous job of keeping orders in/out and sorting out restocks and keeping HF ticking over and i am trying to grab a few minutes at the pc whenever i can. But the times i usually juggle in HF stuff (when the kids are at school and in the evenings when they go to bed) all i can physically do is go to bed and close my eyes.  I cant sit upright for longer than 15 minutes at the computer or even look at the screen or paperwork without my eyes blurring over.  The anti-biotics for the post-op infection have now kicked in so i can ditch some of the more 'hallucinogenic' painkillers which will hopefully make life a bit easier!

Sorry if this means you are waiting for me to do stuff, i know that everybody is being really patient with me.

Thanks lots for your patience, we all really appreciate it.

Sally :)

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Announcements and News / One for the kids
« on: December 01, 2012, 01:10:18 PM »
One for the kids.

Okay, following last years successful kiddie painting competition we thought this year we might jazz it up a bit.
We have got loads of spare Oberon antlers. We would like the kiddies to make us a "rudolf".
We will send out the antlers for free and they have a choice of either converting and painting one of your existing
'spare' Hasslefree figures or making their very own version
of Rudolf.
Bear in mind we have kids of our own and we know what abilities kids of varying ages have so we will know if you have
cheated and sculpted it for them.
There are no winners or losers, just a little project that you can do with your kids between now and the middle of January.... for fun.

Anyone up for it?



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Announcements and News / Thank you
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:22:56 AM »
I am sitting here in the dining room listening to all 4 kids opening their Lego calendars and planning what they are going to do with the figures in the castles they build and the battles they play and I want to say a huge big thanks for your continued support over the years.  It hasn't been easy and we try not to burden you with the multitude of issues that seem to beset us but at the end of the day we are still here, the kids are happy, we have a roof over our head and Kev gets to make toys soldiers and cute chicks.  All is well.
I just want to say a humongous " thank you" to you all for helping us get through another year.

Sally.  :)

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Announcements and News / White Ops Fire Teams
« on: November 09, 2012, 07:08:52 PM »
The new 'White Ops' fire teams are now safely photographed, coded and in the shop!
 Phew, what a week!
These ones are the original moulds that we bought an show the figures with the
integral bases.  As Kev converts and adds to the range they will all have slotta tabs.
 Kev will be adding to the greens to build up more teams and also (if you want them!)
 individual character pieces.

As you can see from the scale shots at the bottom, they fit really well with our existing ranges
and Woody (Richard Anwell) has done a great job.

Thanks to Frank Hammond for wanting to give his wife a new bathroom and giving us a chance to buy them.


Command Team



Assault Team 1



Assault Team 2



Support Team




I have done some scale shots so you can see how they fit in with the current HF figures.


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Announcements and News / Upgrading and Changing Servers.
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:53:38 PM »


This is just a heads-up to lt you all know that from Sunday night (GMT) we will be transferring over www.hfminis.co.uk to a cloud server.

A couple of times in the last year we have had problems with our current server provider including just recently the old server 'died'.

This really isn't good with the amount of new ranges and new releases that are scheduled over the next few months, as a small company we can't afford the possibility of more downtime.  Investing in a cloud server for us is the logical thing to do especially with the pretty new website!

As soon as we have confirmed the actual timeframe for the move we will post it on the front page of the website.

Thanks for your patience, we really appreciate it.


Sally, Kev & Artemis

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Announcements and News / WIP thread for Sculpting Competition
« on: August 02, 2012, 08:31:43 AM »
Feel free to post, keep the images fairly small please (max 600 pixels wide) to keep the thread running nicely.

Remember if you post pics of your WIP's that some people might copy your idea....lol!

Good luck!

Sally & Kev :)

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Announcements and News / Summer Bonus Time 2012
« on: July 27, 2012, 12:04:24 PM »
1: CODINGS DONE for SUMMER BONUS TIME. GOES LIVE GMT 5pm.

2: NEW CATEGORY CREATED IN 'MINIATURES' FOR SUMMER BONUS TIME SO ALL BONUS PACKS GROUPED TOGETHER. This will become visible when it goes live. Limited quantities of these packs

3: 30 individual codes will also have discounts applied of between 25 and 50% directly to them.

4: FREE GOODIE BAG to all orders over 50 (that means once the VAT and Shipping is applied and you have completed payment)

5: FOD Loyalty cards put your card number in the comments box and get something extra!

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Announcements and News / 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« on: June 10, 2012, 04:37:43 PM »


WHEN:

It runs from 1st July 2012 to 1st September 2012



There are 3 designated categories to enter: 

1: Fantasy
2: Modern/Contemporary
3: Sci-Fi


RULES OF ENTRY

1: You must use the female armature HFL503 as a basis for your sculpt. Points will be awarded for how you manipulate the armature, change the pose, convert it, control of putty as well as tool work and attention to detail. The final piece must be recognisable as being derived from HFL503

2: The Final piece must be able to be castable in metal by us. This means you will need to use epoxy putties like Greenstuff or Milliput plus you can add other items like guns or parts of other figures. Fimo is not advised as it can crumble under the pressure exerted on it when a mould is being vulcanised.

3: You must agree that the Final Piece that you submit will be sent to HF for production and you will relinquish all rights to reproduce that piece for personal use or for profit.



WHAT DO YOU GET IN RETURN FOR YOUR HARD WORK?

The winner of each category will get 50 worth of HF vouchers PLUS a resin copy of their winning entry

The runner-up in each category will get 25 worth of HF vouchers PLUS a resin copy of their winning entry

Each entrant who submits a finished piece will receive a metal casting of their figure plus metal castings of each of the winner and runner-up in each category.



HOW DO I ENTER?

Firstly you need to get hold of HFL503. Under UK Gaming Laws we cannot charge you for this.

It is obviously best for us if you can pay for it, however you can also add it free of charge to your normal webstore order by entering the code ARMATURE at checkout. If you choose to purchase the armature for the competition we will add FREE to your order some greenstuff to help you along, just make sure we know by telling us in the 'comments' box at checkout that it is for the competition.

If you just want the armature then email us with your shipping address and we will send it out to you. If you choose this option then please try to enter the competition, we are a small company who cant afford to give away postage costs and armatures to people who just want something for free and who have no intention of entering the competition. I am all for frugality but if that is your intention then that is just tight!

Keep an eye on the Facebook page or here for further information that you might need including image sizes and sending in your entries.

Good luck !



Sally & Kev

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Eye Candy / MAY 2012 Workbench
« on: May 14, 2012, 02:16:12 PM »
Some sneaky shots whilst Kev was taking the kids to school













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Announcements and News / Server and Email issues
« on: May 12, 2012, 11:52:45 AM »
Problems with the server IP have meant that accessing emails/website/admin panel from home has been impossible this llast few days.  add this to the 'Post-Salute' sleep-filing episode and its a bit chaotic!...sorry!

If you have sent an email to either sallyAT...., Admin@....... or Info@....... in the last couple of weeks but have yet to receive a reply please forward it to me at libbytheaxeATyahooDOTcoDOTuk and i will get onto it as soon as i can.  thanks.

If you want to read the whole debacle....  http://www.facebook.com/HF.Minis.are.the.best

Sally :)

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In the webshop from tonight!

HFG450 Grymn Walker


HFH062 Sana



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Eye Candy / Updates to April Workbench
« on: April 27, 2012, 10:07:04 AM »











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Announcements and News / Salute 2012
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:33:33 PM »
Salute 2012: Checklist

Van booked? Yup
Show promotions organised?
T-shirts ordered and on their way? Yup
Hotel booked? Yup
Stock blistered? Yup
Bags pre-packed? Yup
Pre-orders up to date? Yup
Flyers printed? Yup
Flyers sent to Warlords? Yup
Staff organised? Yup
All restocks done? Yup
Sweets and staff refreshments bought? Yup
New Studio Minis Zombies in?...on their way.
New Pk-Pro brass in stock? Yup
Childcare sorted including school pick-ups? Yup.
Staff badges sent out? Yup
Can i find the rest of the badges?...Nope. ...time to go a hunting i think!

Details about promotions and location is a little while...got to go do some 'mummy' stuff!

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Announcements and News / April stuff
« on: April 12, 2012, 09:00:20 PM »
Okay whats going on this month ( apart from a little show called 'Salute ' of course........)

We got some new PKPro etched brass in today (http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?product=building-signs~hfpkpro10&category=accessories~*new-stuff*)

Some new Studio Miniatures Zombies are due in on Monday (http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/529859_385777054787911_205953016103650_1193602_593861612_n.jpg)

Some new workbench pics are up (will get them on here tomorrow as am having probs uploading via ftp...blooming internet tonight!)
 (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.387204247978525.91311.205953016103650&type=3)

Dragon decals en-route

Stcks of clear Isseki are building up slowly, as soon as i have a decent amount i will get them online

enjoy!


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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Message for the day
« on: April 10, 2012, 08:58:08 PM »
Post your words of wisdom here.

For example my message for today is

"Some people have ideas above their stations and find it neccessary to magnify their minor talents and
importance by putting down both the skill and efforts of others.
Those people generally dont last long in this industry where loyalty counts for more than point-scoring."

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Announcements and News / NEW SHOP CATEGORY
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:52:00 PM »
Follwing a customer suggestion we have added a new category to the shop.  It is in the 'Miniatures' section, next to 'New Toys'.  Simply called 'Resin' it means all of the resin figures currently in production are in one place as well as showing also in their usual respective categories

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Announcements and News / March/April Releases....all in one place!
« on: April 08, 2012, 10:30:48 AM »
Couldnt believe how many there were until i put them all in one place! ...lol!























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Eye Candy / Hayden (b) and Hayden (c). WARNING BOOBIES OUT!
« on: March 18, 2012, 01:01:37 PM »
Both going into production schedule.  metal versions approximately 4 weeks, resin version approximately 6 weeks




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Announcements and News / March 2012 Releases ... and beyond!
« on: March 14, 2012, 11:57:32 AM »
Originally planned for 26th March but going up tonight!  That is the 2nd release brought in ahead of schedule which means that the one due on 13th April will now also be up early on 30th March!...woohooo we are officially back and cooking on gas!

Tonight will be the new Felicity/minigun plus Hayden.  Also the new Kanji decals.

30th March will be Alicia plus a new dwarf pack (crossbows) and a character dwarf with two-handed axe. Fingers crossed the dragon decals will be done by then as well!  We will also have have a good stock of the new 40mm Kalee by then

April is 'Salute' so the release following 'Salute' will be Friday 4th May.

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Eye Candy / Loki MBT and Freya APC
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:25:33 AM »
Kev sent these over to me last night.

Still quite a lot needs doing before they go for 3D printing ...the APC (80% finished) needs hull work and turret detail, the MBT (95% finished) needs detailing work





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Announcements and News / Mark Addams (Gomez Addams)
« on: March 09, 2012, 01:51:59 PM »
This is to announce that Mark has left his  employment with Hasslefree to take up a full-time position elsewhere.

We thank him for the time he spent with us and wish him all the best in his future career.

Sally & Kev.

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Hasslefree Babble / Where else do you go?
« on: March 09, 2012, 09:26:06 AM »
Apart from the FOD and Facebook, what forums do you mostly go to and why?

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Announcements and News / Hasslefree Newsletters
« on: March 01, 2012, 12:17:13 PM »


The new website is an ongoing development process with various features being phased in as we can afford them on both the customer-viewable front area of the website and also the back-end control centre on the server.

Following research in the period before the new website was launched and customer suggestions/feedback since the launch, we have added a 'subscribe' box on the front page just above the Facebook information section.  This allows you to choose to join an email list where we send you details of discounts and promotions, new releases and any other  updates.  This was a feature present on the old website where you could tick a box to opt-in to newsletters and updates but not something we had the infrastructure to use.  Existing registered customers will not need to register again but it gives those who have not yet shopped with us the opportunity to be informed of updates, especially if they have seen a WIP that caught their eye and what to know when it is released.

We dont 'do' spam, you wont receive 20 gazillion emails a day telling you what Kev had for his breakfast or how clever Luke is .  The plan is to send 2 emails each month, approximately every 2 to 3 weeks.  One will detail any new releases for that month or releases due within the week, the other will update in other areas including links to finished greens, workbench topics, tutorials, competitions and promotions. Each email has the opportunity to unsubscribe. 

This is completely new territory for us and for the first few months it is going to be a learning process so we would appreciate any feedback either positive or negative to enable us to make sure we get it right.

Thanks lots for your support, this is a very exciting time for HF and sometimes a bit scary!

Sally :)

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Announcements and News / NEW DWARVES for FEB/MARCH 2012
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:31:15 PM »






Each pack contains 4 different bodies and a sprue of 4 different shields.  Pack HFD023 contains 4 hand weapons and pack HFD024 contains 4 spears.  Both packs are inter-changeable so the spear arms will fit the bodies from the hand weapons packs and vice versa.

Very reasonable priced at 10.83 plus VAT per pack which comes in to 13 per pack once the VAT is added on.  That means 3.25 per dwarf. Yes you are all very lucky that I am so wonderful bringing you Kevs gorgeous dwarves at such excellent prices, dont worry I wont let you forget!

We have also had a restock of HFD017 which is the other dwarf multi-pack and we have brought that price down to match the two new packs.


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