This Blog displays messages that Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot posts upon it's Facebook Page, and will sometimes feature other snippets of information as and when received.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all miniatures featured on this blog were not painted by me (Roy Williamson).

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New Belt Fed Girls Available Now

The latest Belt Fed Miniatures are now available to buy from Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot.

The photos can be enlarged by clicking on them, and the LINKS beneath each figure's details will take you to the relevant page on the Web-store where the item can be bought. 
These are also available at the shows Colonel Bills attend, via telephone or orders made through email/ordinary mail.

- I didn't paint the miniatures, in case anyone wishes to offer me praise. It would be unfair of me to accept any feedback since I was not the artist. 
Rambo Lynne - Vietnam Vet
Product no.: BFG28
Buy the unpainted model HERE
 Gwendoline - Dark Age Welsh Princess
Product no.: BFG29
Buy the unpainted model HERE
 Holly Roger - Spanish Main Buccaneer
Product no.: BFG30
Buy the unpainted model HERE
 Morag, Una & Fiona - Three Gaelic Witches
Product no.: BFG31
Buy the unpainted models HERE
 Anais - Hussard de la Mort
Product no.: BFG32
Buy the unpainted model HERE

Cheers for looking.
Roy

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Colonel Bills are now stocking Steel Fist Miniatures


Quoted from Colonel Bill's Facebook Page:

"Very pleased to announce that Colonel Bills are now stocking Steel Fist Miniatures. These top quality, elite 28mm products currently consists of a large Samurai range, an Italian Wars range and a small WOTR range. The figures mix well with Perrys. We will be carrying the Italian wars to Crusade at Penarth on saturday plus three samples of the Samurai. It is hoped that we will have the whole range available both at shows and online very soon"


If anyone needs any further information, or wants to make a sales enquiry, best things would be to email Stuart at: colonelbill@colonelbills.com

Cheers,
Roy

Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Items At Colonel Bills - C17th / Belt Fed / Toilet Humour

Whilst I stopped blogging for a period over Christmas and the New Year it seems Colonel Bill didn't (I wasn't, previously, aware of the fact), so this is a 'catch-up post' with as much of the Facebook posts that I've spotted.

All quoted from Colonel Bill's Facebook:
"New Belt Fed Girls are imminent!! We are now only waiting for the casting elves to get their fingers out and cast us some stock to sell!!! The new kids on the block are: BFG28 Rambo Lynne, Vietnam Veteran; BFG29 Gwendoline, Dark Age Welsh Princess; BFG30 Holly Roger, Buccaneer; BFG31 Morag, Una & Fiona, Gaelic Witches; BFG32 Anais, French Napoleonic Hussard de la Mort. All the pics show our display models ably painted by Dogman."
BFG28 Rambo Lynne
BFG29 Gwendoline
BFG30 Holly Roger
BFG31 Morag, Una & Fiona
BFG32 Anais

7 January at 04:03:

"he lack of shows in january have allowed us to get some display figures painted. Tom Darlo has provided us with the Depot Battalion C17th Villagers, and Dogman has finally got around to painting BFG girl Doll Face Kitty. Kitty is now also available as a foot and mounted figure bundle at a discounted price. Also painted by Dogman is the new 'Carsey Humour' figure due out in the next few weeks - 'Pithed Off' - Colonial Contemplation. This is a British officer sitting smoking his pipe on the thunderbox whilst he contemplates the tasks ahead. This figure will be available with or without the mdf thunderbox at £5.50 and £1.50 respectively"
C17th Villagers
LINK to the villagers on the webstore

C17th Villagers
Product no.: DBH012
£10.00

8 x 28mm C17th Villagers including peddlers, gossiping wife in a scold, beggar and a village idiot. Metal items supplied unpainted

BFG girl Doll Face Kitty
'Pithed Off' - Colonial Contemplation

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"Another little peak into the future - with tongue very much in cheek! Here is another one of our Depot Battalion humour sets. This one sees a WW2 Japanese Officer sitting on a thunderbox. We have named it 'Divine Wind' - the kami carsey!!! This figure should be available in the near future with an mdf thunderbox kit for £5.50, or just as a figure for £1.50"
'Divine Wind' - the kami carsey
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Roy: And that's the 'catch-up'. 

Personally, I'm not struck on the Japanese miniature. The facial expression (although nicely sculpted) isn't one that I like. 

Cheers.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Colonel Bills Will Be Trading At ... [2017] UPDATED

Its that time of year when I have to update my wall calendar with the Show Calendar dates for Colonel Bills - explanation: so I know when to post adverts on the Internet in advance of the shows.

Looking at the "Notice Board" on the Colonel Bills website I've compiled the following list, which I'm also sharing on the blog for those of you who like to take notes of show dates in your diaries.

Remember, it is never too early to email in a order for collection at a show and pre-ordering grants a 10% discount off the listed price (at time of writing).

So, here are the confirmed shows for 2017 (more shows will be added to this list as trading space is confirmed)

January
28th__Crusade__Penarth, Cardiff

February
4th/5th__PAW__Plymouth
12th__ROBIN__Nottingham
18th__Beachhead__Bournemouth
26th__Cavalier__Tonbridge

March
4th__Hammerhead__Newark Showground
5th__Overlord__Abingdon
11th__Albanich__Dumfries
12th__WMMS__Alumwell, Wolverhampton
19th__Skirmish__Sidcup

April
1st__Tees Con__Middlesbrough
2nd__Cannon __Retford
22nd __Salute __London

May
**6th/7th__Campaign__ Milton Keynes** (updated)
13th__Carronade__Falkirk
**21st__Partizan__Newark Showground** (updated)
28th__Vanquish__Bourne End

June
**10th__DWG Open Day__Durham** (updated)
11th__Broadside__Sittingbourne
**17th__Phalanx__St Helens** (updated)
**18th__Valhalla__Farnborough** (updated)

July
**1st/2nd__Battlegroup South__Bovington Tank Museum__Dorset** (updated)

August
**11th-13th__Britcon__Manchester** (updated)

September
**3rd__Hereward__Peterborough** (updated)
**16th__Colours__Newbury** (updated)

October
7th/8th__Worlds__Derby
**15th__Stand To__Shildon** (updated)

For further information on what shows Colonel Bills will be attending, or to place an order for collection at a show, then email Stuart at: colonelbill@colonelbills.com

The Colonel Bills Wargames Depot main website page [LINK]

http://shop.colonelbills-store.co.uk/ [LINK] to the Internet Webstore

Cheers, Roy
Blog & Forum Guy for Colonel Bills