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Welcome To The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company

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The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company supplies a unique range of wargames, scale figures, scale models and accessories. Our products are designed by our own team of sculptors and craftsmen, all of whom are enthusiastic and experienced wargamers.

Although the Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company is by now a familiar household name, few people remember its obscure and unusual beginnings. Fewer people still can remember how it came to exist in both the mid Victorian era and the present day simultaneously. Almost no-one at all understands why the Company's famous 'Bob' logo is a guy in a diving suit.

All of this and more may possibly be made clear.

Now read on . . .

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Latest News

June 9th, 2014: Sorry for any confusion.

A slightly delayed newsflash from the front announcing the release of the Lanchester Armoured car in the RNAS WWI section. The Russian 'Bayonet' type gunboat in the Historical boat section and last but not least the release of the BL 9.2" Howitzer in the WWI section. Pictures will hopefully be posted on site of the latest products in the very near future.

It has been brought to our attention that we still have a U.S. contact address on the ordering details section. This is unfortunately a very out of date piece of info. All ordering has to come direct if you please. Once I have worked out how to release the Technical elves from their dungeon all will be well.

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Old News

June 9th, 2014: Sorry for any confusion.

A slightly delayed newsflash from the front announcing the release of the Lanchester Armoured car in the RNAS WWI section. The Russian 'Bayonet' type gunboat in the Historical boat section and last but not least the release of the BL 9.2" Howitzer in the WWI section. Pictures will hopefully be posted on site of the latest products in the very near future.

It has been brought to our attention that we still have a U.S. contact address on the ordering details section. This is unfortunately a very out of date piece of info. All ordering has to come direct to us if you please. Once I have worked out how to release the Technical elves from their dungeon all will be well.

July 29th, 2012: The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Painting Service.

HLBS are now available to provide some of our model products assembled and painted or assembled and undercoated.

Which has caused us a minor problem as the previous painting and assembly department decided to "leave us" So at great expense we have engaged the services of Dr Herbet West and Charles Dexter Ward to bring them back to a sort of peak physical fitness.

We are now offering the following ranges as either fully painted and assembled or assembled and undercoated.

Nautical nonsense chandlery Historical boats 1/48th Scale Military vehicles Fortress, Seige, Coastal and Heavy Artillery 19th Century WW1 Heavy Artillery.

Prices are 1.4 x cost of the model (including the kit) for assembled and undercoated e.g. model costing £15.00 would be £21.00

2.2 x cost of the model for assembled and painted. e.g. model costing £15.00 would be £33.00

2.5 x cost of model assembled and painted for:- 1/48th scale Modern vehicles in a camouflage scheme For all boats and ship models also mounted on a base with water effect For modern vehicles please contact us for the required colour scheme. In fact if you would like any model painted in alternative colours to their historical equivalent, please contact us with your requirements.

Contact us by e-mail if you would like to take advantage of this service or with any questions you may have. If you would then like to proceed you will be sent a PayPal request for the full amount in advance. Turn around times for despatch is around 2 weeks. All orders will have to be sent Special delivery within the UK and international recorded elsewhere.

minimum postage for U.K. is £5.50 and £9.00 for Europe and £12.00 for the rest of the world.

July 27th, 2011: Modern 40mm changes

From the end of next month [August 2011.]we will be discontinuing the entire Modern range of figures. The fact is some of the range are now over 10 years old and therefore could not really be called modern anymore. Instead of just leaving a few sparse packs of the most up to date sets we will discontinue all of them. However later in the year we will be releasing a whole brand new range of figures equipped with the very latest in gear, weapons and equipment to bring a range that is truly "Ultra Modern". Watch this space.

June 19th, 2011: 40mm range changes

It is with regret that from 20th July 2011,the Cape Frontier war, the Old West, Vignettes and Paper Street Soap Company figure ranges are to be discontinued. Due to the current cost of pewter and the fact that we do not cast our own figures. These combined factors have made these ranges uneconomical at this time. They may return at a later date but this will be dependent upon future costs.

Unfortunately those same factors mean that from 20th July 2011 figure costs will also rise. Modern infantry packs in the main will rise to £8.00 and individual figures rise to £3.00.

We will for the foreseeable future be concentrating on models which we can produce ourselves in resin, with very limited metal casting required.

March 15th, 2011: Pictures.

For any of our products which are on the Catalogue but may not yet have a preview picture. Please email the enquiries desk and we will try to send you the requested information.

August 3rd, 2010: Two New Ranges

We are proud to announce the first releases of our two new ranges. 1/48th Accessories and the Nautical Nonsense Chandlery.

Both will be expanded over time. The Nautical Nonsense Chandlery will soon include more 28mm Boats/Ships both big and small. Some 28mm Naval landing parties of the early 20thC will also be released in due course.

The 1/48th accessories range will be found under the 'Limited Run Figures/Models' heading in the catalogue. This will include equipment and other sundry items ideal for 1/48th modelling. These same scale pieces would also be useful for both 28mm and 40mm wargamers.

May 26th, 2010: Price increase warning!

Unfortunately due to the continued rises in the cost of the materials used in the manufacturing of miniature figurines over the last few years. We are forced to announce a price rise will occur in our 'miniatures' ranges at the end of June 2010. The event is regretted but is unavoidable.

We hope that our regular patrons do not wish to 'Storm the HLBS Bastille', in retribution. But hopefully understand that the price increase merely reflects the current changes in material costs.

October 4th, 2009: Limited Run Figures/Models

We are proud to announce the release of the Bog-A-Ten rules 10th anniversary edition.

To complement this remarkable event we are also are pleased to inform you of a limited re-release of some of our Dinosaur range.

April 3rd, 2009: We're back!

Following our technical difficulties over the last few weeks we're now finally back on line with a bright shiny new server!

In order to concentrate all our efforts on our new upcoming models we've now stopped production of our 28mm models and accessories with the exception of the artillery.

Many thanks to all those of you who took full advantage of the last few weeks of availability to place your orders for these.

   
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