We have finally moved to the new store, it is run by Ionos and is much safer than the old version. We will keep the old store online for now so orders can be checked, once there is no need for it we will change the link to the new store for all searches.
The new store has better photos(of the newer stuff) and allows better options when ordering.
Thank you all for 14 years of fun and games.
Keith and Adam
Update 17th May 2023
I am away from 22nd to 29th May so the store and site will be unattended.
Orders being cast and dispatched asap but there are a lot of them and some will not be processed until after my return.
Adam has the Allied legion figures nearing completion and the first 4 packs have been moulded. The new figures will only be added to the new site www.aventineminiatures.org and not the older store .co.uk which we will close soon.
The old store has been taken down to slow orders while I am away and will go live on my return for a limited time(until I have all transferred).
We have started on the remake of our Republican Roman range now that the Byzantines are complete. The first packs are in the store ie RR01-RR03 the Velites. Adam is currently working on the masters for the Hastati, Principes and Triarii. We will release the packs as fast as possible when they complete.
We hope to extend the range to cover the Marian and Caesar periods then start on the Etruscans and Hill Tribes. We also want to add Samnite foot to this section.
It is not strictly a remake but appears move of a do-over with new dollies and a cleaning up of the packs in the ranges(we had far too many).
This all takes time and involves a fair outlay on our part, we are going as fast as possible and as much as I would like to be able to post dates etc. it will all depend on Adam and how much work is involved, please be patient.
Keith and Adam
We have to be upfront and report that the level of orders placed with us is still massive. The result is an increase in the time between orders being placed and them being shipped. I would guess that an order placed today will not be shipped for 3 weeks as we have enough orders already to fill that time. Adam is back helping out but that has an effect on the Byzantine Cavalry, he cannot be in two places LOL. The horses are nearly done and work on the unit will start soon.
If this delay is too great for anyone please email us and we will arrange a refund.
On another issue, delays due to CV19 are popping up around the world. We track some orders but even that doesn’t help when a package reaches somewhere that is in lockdown as it just disappears until they get a chance to enter it into their systems again.
Stay safe and keep painting.
Keith and Adam
Hi folks, we have had another rush of orders, Adam has had to stay at home to assist his wife who sadly fell and broke her leg, leaving me to do all the casting. The large number of orders received has resulted in a delay between time of ordering and shipping of around 10 working days at present. Shipping times are starting to vary a lot, one order took 2 full weeks to get from Northern Ireland to England and depart for Europe, some get through in days.
Today Scotty got the latest restock of the armoured Indian Elephant bodies and heads to us, they are back in the store now. There is limited stock of the ELA03 Hercules left, just saying. lol
The Byzantine cavalry is getting ever closer, Adam showed me the greens and they are well on their way to completion, hoping for the first packs in around 2 weeks if all goes as planned.
We now have stock of the unarmoured Indian Elephant bodies EL01 and 02, the Indian heads EH03 and the Hercules ELA03 special. That means the the majority of the range is now available.
The other heads are coming soon ie EH02 and EH05.
Just a short update on the current situation at Aventine. All is well, Adam is working away on the cavalry for the Byzantines, the unarmoured horses are complete and he is working on the armoured versions. Once they are complete he can start on the riders(we need to be able to test fit them on the production horses first).
We are also making new moulds for the EIR packs, when they are done I will be putting them back in the store. Adam is taking this opportunity to fix the bases and a few small changes he thinks will improve the figures.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for some really lovely paint jobs.
Keith and Adam