FAQ

What scale are your models?
All 2D6 Wargaming models are 285 scale.  Commonly referred to as 6mm.

Do you cast to order?
Yes and no.  Some things are and some things are not cast in house.  One of the benefits of carrying a small range is I can keep a lot of items ready cast, in stock.  This enables me to dispatch your stuff quicker than larger producers.

PRE-ORDER
Pre-order items and items ordered with them are sent when the pre-orders are ready and fit for dispatch.  Delay in mould making, quality and other factors can delay pre-order orders.  Any estimate on a pre-order is just that, an estimate!

Can you take VAT off my order as I live abroad?
No, simply because we do no charge VAT.  In a nut shell, only businesses that have a turnover over £85,000 charge VAT in the UK.

Postage and packaging fees
P&P fees is not just about postage, it involves everything to do with packing, packaging and posting your order.  Boxes, pens, tape, postage fees, everything that helps your order get out the door to the post office.

When do you dispatch orders?
Orders are dispatch twice weekly.  The Royal Mail is one of the oldest and most reliable postal services in the world.  If you see your order marked as "forfilled" in an email, that means I am picking it, packing and or taking it to the post office.  In short, its actively on its way!

Can I track my order?
If you are in the UK, generally your order is not tracked. It will be dispatched using a "signed for" service over a certain threshold.  However, if you are anywhere else in the world your order will always be tracked and you should receive an email notification with a link so you can track your order's journey, this may not come in your first email as tracking is entered after dispatch.

Why is shipping to the USA so expensive?

Postal rates for sending items abroad are not just set by the Royal Mail but also by the recipient countries. The USPS has decided they need a lot more money to receive packages from abroad than from other countries. Why? - I don't know. However, it is not much more than sending items to Australia or Canada for example. I do not set the postal rates, I simply pass them on to the customer like any other mail order business.

 

Do you sell to Europe?

Currently, the cart is not configured to set postage rates to Europe.  This means you cant check out to a European address.  The new VAT/tarriff system is not great and it means Europeans would attract customs charges that you might not expect.  However, you can buy 2D6 Wargaming products from Masters of military in Germany.  If you really want to order from, please email me with a list and I will send you an invoice but you will likely attract additional charges at customs.

 

Australia, Canada and New Zealand

I ship to these countries in the same way as the US.  Customs fees may apply.

 

Will 2D6 models mix well with X manufacturer? 

2D6 Wargaming models work best with... 2D6 wargaming models... They are designed that way! As already stated they are 285 scale, no matter what you buy from us, it should all have good detail and uniformity. I can't say the same for other manufacturers that have been around for decades and had several sculptors create different pieces.

 

There seem to be two main scales in the 6mm size of wargaming. 1/285 and 1/300 scale respectively used by the US armed forces and NATO. There is very little difference along the length of a real 6m tank. It is about 1mm on the model. The difference is probably down to the application of either Imperial or Metric in their scaling.

 

Some other manufactures have chosen to associate Z scale with 6mm. Z scale is a gauge of model trains. Much like wargamers use terms like 6mm, 20mm etc... Train enthusiasts use terms like HO, OO etc. Z scale is usually defined as 1/220. The train scale closest to 6mm is Zz scale. A rare and limited scale used by Japanese model railway enthusiasts.

 

Then of course there is the ratio of the figures. Some are slender, some are barrel-chested. Some manufactures make quite stiff poses...  Ultimately, where do you want to draw the line? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

 

I cant decide whats inportant for you.  If you like what you see here, and you did bother to read the FAQ after all, why dont you just buy a few samples and find out for yourself.  I often get emails telling me that a customer has just recieved their order and was very impressed and will be coming back.  That the pictures on the site didnt do them justice etc.  So, what else are you going to spend that money on any way?  Just give us a try, if you dont like them...  at least you know and can stop wondering.