PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

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PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:09 am

I recently learned that two UK-based companies PMC - a cottage-industry supplier of painted 25-28mm buildings and scenic items - and Caliver Books - a general book and wargames products supplier - have started to work together. Given that PMC buildings are excellent value and delightful on the tabletop (and for someone like me who hates painting they're perfect!), and that Caliver has customer service that is truly exceptional, this is a match made in heaven.

Most of my battle reports have a few PMC buildings in them (I own in the region of 100 items from them) soc check out the quality for yourselves. They used to only be available on eBay or at two shows in the UK, and were reported to have postal problems but with Caliver in the driving seat that should no longer be an issue, since they have an excellent reputation.

I have no relationship with either company, apart from being a very-satisfied customer. The next show is Vapnartak in York on 2nd February.

Full press release is:

Caliver Books is now the proud owner of the PMC GAMES range of high quality, painted Resin buildings ( 6mm; 15mm and 28mm -Biblical through to Gulf War ) and Steam Punk/ Very British Civil War vehicles & Boats

We are re-launching the buildings/scenery under the BATTLEFIELD BUILDINGS banner (see www.caliverbooks.com) and the rest under FORGOTTEN FRONT MINIATURES (www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk)

Once we are properly up and running we shall be selling all but the vehicles with painted or unpainted options - (The vehicles will always come un-assembled but undercoated). The price in the catalogue is for the PAINTED version. Postage will be added at the standard normal rate for now

At the moment we are offering straight out of the molds buildings/scenery at 20% off the price as listed in the catalogue- - with payment by card only so we can deduct.

We shall be taking a small display selection to shows, plus bundles of illustrated catalogue. Like Minifigs, these are mail order items produced in their own timescale by a specialist team separate from the normal mail order and as such they will not be available to grab off of the shelves when we are getting ready for a show, so no pre-orders I'm afraid though we are happy to take orders AT shows!

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Re: PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:04 pm

Agree, I've a load of PMC buildings myself, basic, but cheap and look good, unfortunately Caliver books has the worst website I know of, don't even have pics of the stuff you might want to order - therefore you won't.

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Re: PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:16 am

Caliver do have a poor website, I agree, but there are a few pics to whet the appetite and they get to many shows so stuff can be seen in the flesh, er resin. PMC only made it to two shows a year, both in Newark, so that's an improvement.

I'll prod the Caliver guys on Feb 2nd at Vapnartak; I helped them out at Recon so hopefully I'll have a little weight fro my argument. A poor website is a strange idea in the 21st century, especially with online trading.

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Re: PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:34 am

Not having pics for books is fine as you know exactly what you are ordering and can find details elsewhere, but for terrain it's a no-no. Do they still sell via ebay? Got a shop link if so?

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Re: PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:13 pm

PMC have de-activated their eBay account. Someone called aylafred took over but I can't find anything on eBay at present, although there's so much to sift through that perhaps there's something there.

An example from Caliver is at: http://caliverbooks.com/figures/producers/battbuild/images/sx01.jpg
I have a solid version - no lift-off roof - which I use as Meduseld in Edoras.

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Re: PMC and Caliver team up - huzzah!

Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:46 pm

I too have a bunch of the resin buildings...great value for money and ready to play, what more do you need

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