Friday, September 19, 2014

Fulfillment Update #4



PLASTIC PARTS DELIVERED!!!





On Tuesday afternoon UPS dropped off 9 boxes from GPI that had the plastic sprues for the GDF helmets. Over the next couple of days Vicky and I clipped enough of them apart to package them for fulfillment. The bins below contain approximately 200+ sprues each.













We now have ALL of the offered items from the Kickstarter project in hand and are proceeding to package them for shipping.

SHIPPING


See the SHIPPING REPORT HERE

If the chart shows a green box for your Order Number, that means we have shipped your rewards. White boxes have not yet shipped. If there is NOT an Order Number for you in the list, you need to email us at support@bombshellminis.com with a list of your rewards selections for your pledge amount. Only email us if you do not have an Order Number.




After an unexpected root canal and crown on Wednesday, Vicky resumed packing orders and running shipping labels to send the next wave of fulfillment packages out. On Friday we delivered another 50 packages to the post office. Next week another wave will be packed and shipped out.

It is anticipated that all of the packages, except the West Wind shipment and the Galactic Domination backer levels, will be shipped by the end of September.

WEST WIND / UK


We are assembling the shipment to go to West Wind for our UK / EU backers who selected that as a delivery option. We anticipate that the package will go out over the next week or so. There are other components that will go along with that for their regular stock so it will be a relatively large shipment.




Over the next few weeks we will begin soliciting COUNTERBLAST™ to additional distributors. Even if you backed the Kickstarter project, please ask your local retailers to look into carrying our line and support the range. We still have a whole rulebook full of faction models to release over the coming months.

Currently we supply to Warpath so retailers can order from there or they can contact us directly for a wholesale/retail discount at info@bombshellminis.com .

Thanks again for your patience! I know we are running about a month behind schedule from where we wanted to be at this point. I will post another update once we have completed shipping out the remaining packages.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fulfillment Update 3




Vicky has processed another batch of rewards packages and our postal carrier just picked up the boxes five minutes ago. Some of you will be receive more COUNTERBLAST goodness in you mailboxes after the weekend.

News from GPI this week.

I received confirmation that GPI has, in fact, received the shipment of plastic helmet visor sprues from China earlier in the week and they are going through the the QC process for them. As soon as they make sure the parts are all fit to ship out they will notify me and I will pass the news on to you.

As soon as we receive the parts from GPI, the remaining rewards packages will begin shipment. We will also be packaging a certain amount of them to supply West Wind in the UK for fulfillment and distribution.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Babes™ Sale!

It’s been two years since the launch of our Babes™ Kickstarter! In honor of this, all our Babes™ will be 20% off their regular price until the end of the month!!! Check out the entire range here.

Tepeyollatla painted by Mary Profitt

Evelyn the Explorer painted by Mary Profitt

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.


HELMET DOMES


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.

WEST WIND UK/EU FULFILLMENT


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


THE FIRST TRANSPORT IS AWAY!


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!

Patrick
The Sculptdude