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Miniart 35258 grenades availability?
Vierville
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hi guys.

I've been watching Miniart's website for a few weeks now as I noticed that they have a very nice looking set of German grenades and mines coming out. The set, 35258, comes with 'potato masher' and 'egg' grenades in boxes and loose grenades and has all the stencil decals that are usually omitted by most figure manufacturers so it looks very promising.

My question is this...last monday the status on Miniart's website changed from 'coming soon' to 'available' yet none of my regular sources have the item in stock yet. I guess 'available' means that Miniart has shipped the kits to the respective hobby storrs or distributors. Does anyone know how long this process usually takes until the kits are available for purchase in stores. I usually use Spruebrothers or Mehahobby in the USA.

Thanks!

white4doc
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
HobbyTerra will probably have them in stock before anybody, they generally have the items in stock about a week after Miniart starts shipping them. I've done business with HobbyTerra, they're reliable and easy to deal with, never had a problem and they ship within a day or two of your order if your stuff is in stock. Shops in the US aren't going to have them for a while, our suppliers still show them as TBA under availability and price (I checked yesterday at work).
Vierville
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC
Thanks John. I emailed them after reading your post. I need to see if they'll ship my order via UPS or FedEx as our South African postal and customs service is seriously bad.

Thanks for letting me know about this company!
white4doc
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM UTC
Happy to help, Mike.