Update 30th October – new workshop, Orders and Crisis show
Orders are starting to come out of the new workshop. Please note the new “return” address. At last we are processing orders again. The workshop still needs finishing, the second workshop is almost there, but we are spinning metal and casting resin again…..hooray!
We are working our way through the back orders in date order, so your patience will soon be rewarded. Again, to all those who ordered when we were closed moving house and EWM, we appreciate your patience and business, and will get your order out as soon as possible.
This years Poppy appeal.
Some things have to take priority and this years poppy appeal was started last Saturday. I’m a long standing member of the British Legion and have supported the poppy appeal as best I can over the years. I had the pleasure to help transport and set up the Ventnor “poppy man” in a shop window in our High Street. Taken to the shop in my LSV (Light Strike Vehicle, Ex SAS gulf war veteran), he was installed in this prominent position to help raise funds. I shall be helping both weekends with the LSV in Ventnor High Street.
CRISIS – November 2019 – Alas, EWM cannot attend this year for reasons other than BREXIT!
It is with great regret that we have had to cancel our attendance at this best wargames show in the whole of Europe, including GB. I informed the organisers last week who have been outstanding in their understanding and support.
I don’t wish to completely disappoint all my lovely customers whom I so enjoy meeting at this awesome show. What I will do is send all show pre-orders to those I would see at the show FREE, no postage charges what ever size of your order. If you were planning on seeing us at the show or have put in show pre orders, I will send these to you post free. Its the best I can do in the circumstances. Please accept my apologies but there are circumstances beyond my control.
So just select “collect at show” and write “see you at Crisis in 2020” in the text field. Available on all Crisis show pre-orders submitted and paid for by November 1st 2019.
To those who have ordered already, I thank you. See you next year for sure.
Thank you to all my customers who have placed orders with us, despite knowing we are moving house and business, your patience will be rewarded once we get services back up and running again.
Jobs at EWM. During the move and build up to it, I was privileged to meet a number of good people who applied to come and work with me at EWM, here in Ventnor. I will introduce the new chap properly later once we get EWM running again.
Shows. We have deliberately dropped out of SELWG for the reason of moving. We plan to have a presence at Crisis, how much depends on so many other factors. We shall be at Warfare in Reading, as normal. We have also committed to attend York in Feb 2020, Beach head and Hammerhead in March. More will follow as plans develop. I intend to visit the same number of shows as this year. I do enjoy shows so much these days and have no plans to stop or reduce the number of shows EWM attend.
I do thank you for your patience and understanding as we move the business and my NEW home, to the Isle of Wight, in Ventnor. It is a place beside the sea, known locally as “the Edge of the world” and for some of its unusual, creative and interesting characters and inhabitants. I think I’m going to fit in just fine.
New things will be delayed, but the odd moment may occur to allow the further development of such new creations…………..Here is what we have in development:
Belgian Motorcycle Tricar personnel carrier and AA gun platform. We have also made the Maxim MMG carrier as well. Plans are to do a captured version as well with German crews. These are ready but will be released close to the new workshop opening dates.
Belgian FN 63 tractor and trucks.
Polish Fiat 508 field cars and pick up trucks. Polish mobile SP anti -aircraft guns and crews. still ongoing but very close to completion.
Becker German conversion of the French P107 armored personnel carrier, mortar unit, ambulance and Pak carrier versions. I’m working on the hull, with its unusual shape, being a single piece casting …we shall see. Still ongoing……..
I also have a desire to list and load all the EWM Commonwealth early war infantry types that are made, but not fully photographed and listed on the site. Wow, there are lots and I found some masters I have never molded so, lots to come….
Australians will follow as well as mid war British for Italy and late north Africa and far east.
So, hopefully that will wet the appetite, so watch out for updates?
Remember, its our job to tempt you………..and make you smile. I hope to be better able to do that once I have moved and set up in sunny Ventnor……
PS – I’m very close to the location of the German Raid on one of our RADAR stations in WW2, so “battlefield tours” may be organised in 2020….?