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Price Increase

Unfortunately, I do have one piece of bad news. I bought a consignment of metal recently and was shocked at the price I had to pay - an increase from £13.50 to £16.20 per kilo. Over the last 18 months or so I have resisted raising my prices despite the volatility of the tin market (the main component of white metal). I now monitor the tin prices and buy when they are falling. This strategy has allowed me keep my prices at the same level for some time. The main reason for the recent increase in tin prices is a combination of its global price combined with the weakness of Stirling. I have no choice but to increase my prices. As in the past, I have kept down the price increase to the absolute minimum. I am increasing figure prices by 5p and horse prices by 10p. In future figures will cost £1.15 each and horses will retail at £1.70. I am sorry about this but it is all down, as has been the case in the past, to the cost of the raw materials. 

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9 Comment(s)

9 years, 3 months ago.

Paul Hathorn's reply...


9 years, 3 months ago.

Scott Driscoll's reply...

Still outstanding value for excellent miniatures

9 years, 3 months ago.

Kawe Weissi-Zadeh's reply...

£ 1.15 per miniature is still incredibly low for the quality you deliver.

9 years, 3 months ago.

Burkhard's reply...

Well it could be worse. The prices are OK and even more than OK given the quality of figures!

Oh and congratulations on the new homepage!

9 years, 3 months ago.

Stephen Maughan's reply...

Still Excellent Value!

Best wishes, Steve Maughan

9 years, 3 months ago.

Thomas Moore's reply...

Really, it is a small price to pay for what I consider are some of the best figures on the market.

I agree with Burkhard, very nice looking website!!

9 years, 3 months ago.

Gerald Burke's reply...

I'm more than happy to pay the increased price for what I consider to be the best figures available.



9 years, 1 month ago.

Tom Halpin's reply...

It's already been said but, if you want good quality miniatures, you have to be prepared to pay for that quality. I think they are still excellent value for money and hope to be placing some new orders soon, Peter.

9 years ago.

Richard Barnes's reply...

Price hikes in commodities such as tin do happen and there is little or nothing the small miniatures manufacturer can do about them. Margins are pretty low for these guys so we should be grateful that there are people like Calpe who are willing to sculpt such wonderfully crafted, well casted minis for us to buy at what still seems a reasonable price. I've not had a single bad figure from Calpe, the flash is non-existent, poses are active and natural, and with such a range of variants you can put together some stunning battalions.

I first fell in love with the Calpe Prussian range because of an enduring interest in the Prussian Landwehr, which they cover comprehensively. This stemmed from a Blandford(?) book of Napoleonic uniforms that I was bought way back in the seventies, with illustrations by Jack Cassin Scott I think. There was a plate of three Landwehr soldiers towards the end and I thought at the time how they looked in their workmanlike contrast to all the finery of the Napoleonic legions. This intrigued me and when I stumbled upon the Calpe range a couple of years ago I knew I had to buy up some Landwehr.

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