Introduction



Thanks for visiting my page. To help with navigation, here is a list of popular pages all about Marching in Colour

* The History of Marching In Colour - who is the man behind the words and service, how did it all come about

* Commissioning Models for Painting - how the process works, start to finish, and what you can expect

* Gallery of Artists Work - with over 20 years experience, here is a small sample of finished commissions

* ITEMS FOR SALE - as well as painting models, I also sell pre-painted models and assorted loose models and scenery on Etsy and Ebay. Links here!

* Trade in your old models for Painting Credit * click here for details

* To see details of all current commissions booked-in and estimated completion dates - click here

SCENERY and TERRAIN - for pre-made, handcrafted items of scenery and terrain, please click here

For TUTORIALS please follow this link - click here


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

COLLECTION SALE


Hi, and thanks for checking out the page dealing with the Collection Sale.

This is a collection I am selling on behalf of a client of my painting service, who approached me and asked if I could assist..

For all items listed here I am acting as an agent and selling on a commission basis. The majority of the share goes to my client and I will endeavour to get him the best prices possible, while also being fair to the community at large.

All sales will be on a first-come-first-served basis. You can email me offers. Any and all emails will be dealt with in order they are received.

My email is - Project_Vehemence@yahoo.co.uk

At time of writing, only fellow hobbyists from my own pages, mailing lists, and forums and pages I regular know of this list. The items here are not yet listed on any sites such as Ebay. This is to encourage private sales, before items are presented to the masses!

Payment can be made to me directly, via Bank Transfer, Paypal, Cheque or Postal Order, or if you are local to Stockton-on-Tees you can collect in person.

QUALITY OF ITEMS
Most items are excellent quality with all inserts and pages intact. Some older items may have minor cosmetic damage. Rather than list the quality of every item, I will instead update the list as enquiries come in. So if you are interested in any book, please let me know and I'll add to the description and post more photos as we progress.

PLEASE NOTE:
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE POSTAGE OR PACKING

Parcels will be sent by 1st Class Registered Delivery (or Large Letter if smaller/light)

Cost for parcels as follows,
upto 1kg - £5.95
upto 2kg - £6.95
Over 2kg - to be discussed

PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THIS PAGE AS I WILL BE UPDATING DAILY AS I SORT THROUGH BOXES AND OFFERS.

With all that said, first up... a bunch of Games Workshop books, including many oop and rare Warhammer Historical titles!





ALL PRICES UK £ STERLING


Imperial  Armour Apocalypse (New, Sealed)    5.00
Warhammer 40k Rulebook     offers
Warhammer  Armies: High Eves   10.00
Warhammer Fantasy Battle Rulebook    offers
Warhammer Armies (softback) SOLD
Realm of Chaos, Slaves to Darkness  SOLD
Warhammer  Siege (hardback)    40.00
Warmaster Ancients    40.00
Warmast Ancient Armies   40.00
Warmast Medieval Armies   90.00
Warhammer Historical: The Great War 40.00
Warhammer Historical: TGW Over the top SOLD
Warhammer Historical: Gladiator SOLD
Warhammer Historical: ECW 30.00
Warhammer Historical:Legend of the High Seas SOLD
Warhammer Historical: The Old West 35.00
Warhammer Historical:TOW Frontier blood 45.00
Warhammer Historical: TOW The Alamo 30.00
Warhammer Historical: TOW Showdown 40.00
Warhammer Historical: Shieldwall 15.00
Warhammer Historical: Age of Arthur    45.00
Warhammer Historical: Siege and Conquest    30.00
Warhammer Historical: Ancient Battles    20.00

Marching In Colour - JUNE UPDATE - Photos, Plastic Sprues, and Epic 80's - Present SALES!

Howdy folks,

Thanks for taking the time to visit and read this latest update, and a big 'thank-you' to all those who continue to support my business - your patronage is noted, welcomed, and very much appreciated!

In this update -

1. Ebay - 'Power Seller' status achieved! And a dozen more plastic sprue sets added to buy in small groups of 4 or 8 models (or 3 cavalry).

2. Photos - my galleries now stretch to over 90 albums and over 2000 individual photos.

3. EPIC SALE - I'm acting as agent to help sell a collection of books, magazines, and rulebooks, dating from the 80's to present day.


1. EBAY



When I launched my shop I had one intention - to offer the best customer service possible, and I believe I have not only achieved that, but maintained it.

As many people know, Ebay can be classed as a 'buyers market', that is to say the buyer has the best choice, and sellers constantly discount their prices to a marginal fraction of the rrp. For example, outside of a Games Workshop store, when have you ever paid full rrp on GW product? A minimum of 10% discount is common.

As a small business this is a horrible practice. Our margins are already low, and many of us sell to maintain our homes, lifestyles, and pay bills. We run a regular business. To haggle and discount the small guy down to where his margins are pennies, for the work involved, is a poor place to be.

I took the stance early on, that although my prices may be 20p, or 30p, more than the cheapest seller, that I would endeavour to offer 100% on customer service. This means top-notch packaging, speedy dispatch, and help and advice where needed on tasks like assembly, or painting advice.

I am pleased to say that by Ebay standards and the feedback I have received, my business plan seems to be working so far.

With all that in mind, I have increased the amount of plastic sprues I carry to include Ancients, Dark Age, and Medieval miniatures. You can now purchase well over 20 different sets from top manufacturers like Perry Miniatures, Gripping Beast, and Warlord.

20 sets in addition to everything else my store stocks - boxsets, books, oop miniatures, assorted miniatures, scenery, and of course - pre-painted models and models painted to order.

CHECK OUT MY EBAY STORE HERE  - https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/marchingincolour




2. PHOTOS


I had a bit of a PC-scare recently and thought my hard drive was about to go, so I decided to upload as many photos from my computer into my Facebook page as possible. I later also discovered that my email folders, in particular the 'SENT' folder, actually contained emails back as far as 2005!

This included all the photos from all the commissions I have completed in the last 13 years!

I've still got to go through roughly years  2014 - 2017 and upload them to the Facebook group, but I am pleased to say over on the page now, I have 90+ Albums, full with almost 2100 photos!

These largely cover every commission I have undertaken in the last few years. It is a bit staggering to think just how many models I have painted, how many tables my work has graced, and how many battles all the little troops I have painted for people have fought.

And its still going strong!
New Albums this week are set to include all the 10mm Rohan (400+ Infantry, 300 cavalry), a completed Perry Travel Battle Set, and later some WW2 Italians and Medievals.

For those wanting to see the collection, please visit my Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/MarchingInColour/ 


3 SALE!

I was recently contacted by a client and asked if I could help sell a large portion of his collection. Always pleased to help out I said 'Sure, no problem!' little did I know just how large this collection would turn out to be!

One very tired delivery driver later and three big boxes filled to the brim with books, rulebooks, and magazines arrived on my door step - 3 big boxes, 90kgs in weight!

I opened them up and it was like an Aladdin's Cave of treasures, enough to stock a small shop. This collection includes rule sets from the 80's printed in low-tech booklets, through to modern day sets available in most good hobby shops today.

The star of the collection though has to be the sheer amount of rare and oop books, and the condition which they are in - near mint condition many of them!

It has taken me a little longer than anticipated to start sorting these, but they will all be priced and up for sale asap.

Please note - I am acting as agent on a commission. By far the lions share goes to the owner. By purchasing any of these books, you not only help me to maintain my business, but you are helping out a fellow gamer liquidate part of his collection. In practice I expect to spend a good portion of my commission on some of these myself, as I have an eye on a few I wouldn't mind adding to my own collection!

For the list of what is available, which will be amended as items sell and updated as I sort through the boxes, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK HERE - http://marchingincolour.blogspot.com/2018/06/collection-sale.html


Friday, 13 April 2018

Plastic Possibilities - Now Stocking plastic mins, with a twist...!

Hi folks,

Thanks for taking the time to visit and read about my new dastardly plan... well, not so dastardly as I hope it will help plenty of folks out!

I am pleased to announce I will be stocking a whole range of plastic boxsets from leading manufacturers. For the first round these include - Perry, Gripping Beast, Warlord, and Fireforge, with the possibility to include Plastic Soldier Co. and Victrix further down the line. A selection of which can be seen in the photo below (but please read on, for the 'Master Plan'!)


The Plan

As well as selling per box, my idea is to open these packs up and sell models in small groups - 4, 6's, 8's etc similar to how many metal ranges are sold.


Why/how?

Two factors lead me to this decision.
Firstly the rise in smaller 'skirmish' type games, that use small groups such as 4 models, 6 models etc. While not expensive to buy small units like that in metal, its often not practical to buy those models in plastic. When you only require 8 models to make a unit, buying a 40 model box set is not really an option. So I thought, 'hey why not buy a box, then split it' so 5 people can buy the models they need in plastic.

The other reason I think this could be a good idea is my recent Ebay sales and inquires. I've been listing small lots of metal models in the same quantities (4/6/8's) and they have been proving very popular, selling almost as fast as I can sort them and list them. I've also been getting questions asking things like 'I'm after 4 great axes, do you have them?', or 'I like your listing for 4 spearmen, but I really need 8, do you have another 4?'

So, here we go!
Over the next few days I hope to open up and start listing the first few boxes from the selection of models below. After that, if people like the idea, I can invest in more boxes and extend the range.

In the end I hope to carry small lots of plastic miniatures from the Ancient period, through to the late Medieval.

thanks for reading
Chris 


The first selection of box sets! If there is anything you fancy, please do get in touch!


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

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Posting due to email being a bitch to send....