Many of you have pre-ordered the new Counterblast book, lunch-box edition, and new miniature releases, and have been eagerly awaiting your items since May. Those items were projected to ship in September.
As with so many other small companies with limited resources, we have met with delays on this project and are still working to bring you the best Counterblast experience we can produce. Here is a summary of the status on the project.
- Photos are still in the works and the web store section will be active again soon
- The corrected foam inserts for the lunch box have arrived
- Text for the core rules have been completed
- Text for the background fluff has been completed
- Editing on the interior of the new book(s) is underway
- Production molds for the new miniatures are still underway
All of the other items and components are in and we are really only waiting to wrap up the “printed” material, such as the Core Rulebook, the the Quick Start booklet, and the new statcards. Fortress updated me with the status on the miniatures and said the production casting would start soon. All of the masters had been cleaned and the productions molds were just about done.
Cause and Effect
Many of you know we have been looking to relocate Bombshell Miniatures and build a dedicated production facility to expand our operation since about February or so of this year. We initially began looking at Columbia, MO as an option, along with surrounding areas, as it would be centrally located to the shows we regularly attend. Since then, we have opted to remain in Texas to look after our family members who are elderly and may be needing care somewhere down the line.
At the end of August we finally found just such a property about an our away from our current home, but within 30 minutes of most of our family. We began demolition on the existing house to determine it’s suitability for renovation while at the same time, supervising the construction of the new dedicated 1200 square foot shop where all of Bombshell Miniatures would live.
If you are interest on the progress of our relocation project, you can see our photo albums here for pictures of the progress.
All that said, it took us way longer to find a suitable property and it has taken us way longer than expected to get the Counterblast project completed. However, we are determined to get get everything printed, packed and shipped out before the end of the year. It would be much more desirable to complete fulfillment before moving. That would avoid the inevitable packing up all of the components, moving them to the new shop, and then unpacking them to send out the orders.
As I write this, I am a week from turning 50 and Bombshell will be celebrating its 5th anniversary. We are dedicated now, more than ever, to relaunch Bombshell and Counterblast into something none of us thought possible only a few years ago.
Thanks again for being part of it and for helping us to grow and continue to create, while so many more established companies have had to close up or shut down.
–Patrick (The Sculptdude)