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WELCOME to PICO ARMOR!

PicoArmor is a website dedicated to war gaming at the 1/600 scale. We are offering Oddzial Osmy (O8) miniatures and our 3mm buildings as leading products. We also carry Brigade Models excellent line of 2mm (1/900 scale) buildings and terrain that blend in very nicely on the gaming table with the 3mm miniatures.

 

New O8 June Releases Are On the Way!

The June set of releases are shipped.  We hope to have the new stock in the next week to week and a half.  We will update this announcement upon their arrival.

Please check out the New Products section to see what is on the way.  

 

Other New Items

We recently received several new additions to the Brigade Models series of terrain buildings.  The newest addition is the set of Fort Guns.  These are independent cannon for use with their series of resin cast forts.  Each pack contains 4 strips of 7 each for a total of 28 guns.

 

2015 Conventions

Pico Armor will be on site as a vendor at Historicon this year.  

Historicon:  16 - 19 July  @  Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA  22401

 

Out of Stock

We are now sold out of the following items:    /  NAP-614  /  S6-300 and S6-301 / TR-621.

We have new stock of S6-300 and 301 being cast and hope to have them sometime in mid to late July.

 

Hussari, 15mm Si-Fi 

Some of you have been asking about what the new Hussari figures in the 15mm Si-Fi line represent.  I checked with Marcin, stating that I assumed they were an interpretation of the Polish Winged Hussars, and this is what he sent back:

"The Hussari indeed have their roots in the look of the Winged Hussars from the XVII Century.  They are designed as a heavy assault infantry unit cooperating sometimes with NVL light infantry.  I had nothing specific in mind when making the wings.  They can be force field generators, part of a decoy system, a kind of jump-pack, or just there for a cool look."

Looks like you are all free to interpret the "wings" freely as to how you utlize them in your gaming.  Enjoy!  Also, there are more Hussari figures coming up in the future.

 

WIPs:

Due to the ongoing and inconsiderate intrusion of real life distractors we remain planning additional expansion of the web site but not quite able to complete the projects.  Please bear with us.

- Updates to the links page as some of you have noted several are no longer functional.

- Hoping to see the photo gallery back up at long last by the end of the year with lots of old and new pictures.

- John S. continues to hope to post up a couple of tutorials on painting and basing the O8 minis.

 

Other News:

- Trimming Sprues.  We often receive questions about the material used in the casting of the O8 line of miniatures.  Marcin uses an aluminum-zinc alloy for these.  It tends to be much harder than what many makers use.  Consequently they can be brittle and gun barrels will sometimes snap off when you try to remove sprews and flashing.  

We recommend the use of actual wire snips to do this.  For those with access, the model we use is the Sears Craftsman 45660 Professional.  We get good clean cuts with it.

- Web Oddities.  We continue to find odds and ends of data that get garbled as work is done to the web site.  We have catch some of these things but not always.  If you find items that are missing information or have something that does not make sense, please let us know so we can update it properly.

 

- The Johns

 

Updated: 1 Jul 2015


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