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We’ve lowered our shipping charges!

We have revamped our shipping policy until further notice.

Free shipping on all orders to direct customers if the order is over $200.

  • orders under $5.00 shipping is $3.00
  • orders under $10.00 shipping is $4.00
  • orders under $20.00 shipping is $5.00
  • orders under $200.00 shipping is $10.00

We know times are tough right now, so we will help with the shipping to you.

** UPDATED:  I forgot to note that this is only for the Continental United States.

Thanks,

Kirk, Claudia, Jim, and Parry.


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From the workshop 09-25-2012

A very productive week.  The new bandsaw and planer are operational and I used them to prepare the foam for modelmaking. (For more on this, see “How it’s done”)  Then it was right to work with the prototype for a building that will make a nice addition to the 28mm Eurovillage WWII buildings (Café, Patisseri, Corner Shop and Ruined Shop).  This is a two story house from Carentan and could be added to a row the other buildings or be used as a stand alone farmhouse.  No name for this one yet, maybe Carentan House?  She is all done, painted and off my bench.  Pictures will appear when I have the camera.

                Still painting figs for Desert Breeze as well.  This week it was sheep and Iraqi Police as well as some more civilians.  Still looking for more 28mm insurgents.

                Next up:  an addition to the growing 28mm Dark Age village.  This will be a Mead Hall, based on a re-creation at Wychurst in Kent, England.  Yes, it will be very cool.

 

-Jim


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From the workshop

With the summer convention travels finished, it is time for me to work on prototypes of products that should be released over the next year or so. I often work on an idea when the energy seems right, whether that schedule matches our release timeline or not. So please understand that we have not yet decided when, or even if, these prototypes will become products.

Today I will be finishing and painting a new Ruined Townhouse D. This will be the companion piece for Ruined Townhouse C (10195), much as the older Ruined Brick Corner Townhouse (10112) and Ruined Tudor Townhouse (10113) served so well. Those earlier pieces have sold very well, but the time has come to replace them with new variations rather than order another production run.

The other major task on my bench the past few weeks is painting scores of figures. As some of you know, MBA runs a very large 28mm modern Middle Eastern game at Historicon and other conventions. Sometime over the past year, most of the figures we use for this game went missing. This included 50+ Taliban figs, 50+ Insurgents, Iraqi Police and Army, 50+ civilians, scores of animals and dozens of other figs. We have been able to purchase replacements for most (requiring many hours of my painting time) but we could use some help with sourcing a few. We have a shortage of modern Insurgent figures. Empress Miniatures and Stan Johansen Miniatures have some, but we are still woefully short. We did have some TAG figs, but there is no ready source available right now. If anyone knows a source for Insurgent figs, please let us know.

So today I will finish painting the Stan Johansen Iraqi Army (new) figs, with his Iraqi Police up next. Then some sheep….them some more civilians…then…

Tommorrow I will pick up the new bandsaw I need to prepare the foam used in making the prototype models. And it is time to buy some more foam.

More next week. Jim


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This week at MBA

The new items have finally arrived.  We have been shipping the pre-orders out, thanks to all of you who participated in this offer.  Now they are here and ready for all who want to order them.

  

In appreciation for everyone’s support we are extending our show/convention specials to the internet for a limited period of time. This week’s special is the 28mm Middle Eastern Special. When you purchase the 10710 Large Domed Building, 10711 Middle Eastern Courtyard, AND the 10712 Minaret – you save $30.85 and get all three for only $129 (normally $159.85)

Check out this week’s special before it disappears!


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New products are here!!

Yeah – the new products are here and Parry is working very hard getting all the buildings unloaded and into the warehouse (in some sort of order).

Wish I had a picture to post, but he’s a fast/busy guy and as he pointed out would be better to let him get everything unloaded so orders can ship than to have him pose for pictures 🙂

So for those that pre-ordered the product, orders will begin shipping this weekend.  Keep an eye out!


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End of Summer Sale

First want to thank everyone who visited our booths at Origins, Historicon, GENCON, and Dragoncon.  We always enjoying seeing everyone and catching up from the previous years.  I know some of you could not make the conventions this year, so every week for the next four weeks we will be offering you some of the show specials that we normally only offer at the conventions.  This week we have two specials:

1)    28mm Townhouse Row Special:  When you purchase the 10110B Small Stucco Townhouse; 10167 Not Square Townhouse; 10177 New Double Townhouse; 10181 Ladd House; 10183 Corner House with Turret: you get the 10191 Half Timbered Townhouse for FREE!!  To sweeten the deal, mention in the special instructions that you want to add a 10115B Stable with thatched roof for only $60. We will adjust your charge to cover this and ship them all off to you for free shipping as well.

$294.75 (or $354.75 if you decide to take us up on the Stable) http://miniaturebuildingauthority.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Special-01

2)    15mm Middle Eastern Town Special:  This special gives you a price break when you bundle the 15702 Building with dome; 15703 ME Town set C; and 15706 ME Town set D you save $39.85.  $110.00  http://miniaturebuildingauthority.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Special-02