Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees!
Like it’s also hard to know how good some thing is when it’s right in front of you.
Reflecting on the contribution of Miniature Scenery for more than 20 years of Arc40k - well I’m thankful for their effort and generosity. The continuity of involvement has been overwhelming - it’s just so huge.
Miniature Scenery have offered up prize support, retail stands, objective markers, tabletops full of 40k terrain, some objective markers, prizes and give-aways, still more objective markers, all the way to providing awesome feature tables… the list of their support is very, very long.
Celebrating the milestone 25yrs of Arc40k wouldn’t have been complete without Miniature Scenery — they have played such an integral part in our journey. Unfortunately it wasn't as complete as it should have been with dear friend and Miniature Scenery designer Craig Clark losing a battle with Cancer.
In tribute, Miniature Scenery, along with Ben Zagami from our Organisers group, teamed up to run a Raffle to raise money for the Peter Mac Cancer Research charity. After drumming up support from our sponsors for prizes, the total funds raised hit $3,000. A massive effort from the Arc40k community, for the broader community and a fitting tribute for Craig.
So, I’m proud to thank Miniature Scenery for once again joining forces with Arc40k to make a difference to the community and I hope you all are too.
When Miniature Scenery first started out it was called CNC Miniature Scenery. Let me tell you that they were true pioneers of laser cut MDF terrain. All at a time when MDF terrain was relatively new to the gaming industry.
CNC made affordable flat packed terrain, parts where pushed out, and glued together using wood glue. Receiving one of their kits at Arc40k was a real bonus for many people whom I’ve talked to. Their kits are quite often deceptively simple to assemble. However, once built they are remarkably durable and bulky. A true testament to their design, but also the quality of the MDF they use. It’s a quality product!
Miniature Scenery’s presence at Arc40k has not only been as a sponsor - providing significantly to our tables numbers and prize support - their team have joined in and participated as players. I can’t tell you how much I regard them as a truly valued member of the Arc40k community.
During the early days, back at Collingwood College, they would sell their products. Players would find the latest offerings in between games, from bunkers & drop pods to paint racks & gothic ruins.
Tim & Craig, are both 10 year Veterans of Arc40k. Craig having won multiple Player’s Choice awards, for his 2009 Knights Panther and again in 2010 with an Imperial Guard army with scratch built mini-Baneblades.
Tim has been a stalwart supporter - at least twice that I remember he has gone above and beyond. Who else would assemble 200 odd bonus mission objectives as giveaways! In 2014, Miniature Scenery designed and manufactured our Top Hat Skull Trophies. Including a giant version as a perpetual Trophy.
I have known Craig personally since 2009. 3 years later he did not hesitate when I asked him to help me run Arc40k 2012. I was always in awe of his creative ability, from the models he would put on the table to the models that he would create for Miniature Scenery. A true hobby giant, who gave more to the community than he was given.
we want to express our appreciation to Miniature Scenery for their enduring support over the past 20 years. Their exceptional dedication to our mission has played a huge part in getting Arc40k to our milestone 25th anniversary. We encourage our readers to explore their product offerings, their high-quality MDF terrain will definitely enhance your wargaming experience!!
If you’re in need of some affordable, playable, and I must say durable wargaming terrain then Miniature Scenery have so many great options. If you want to see what you can really do with a sheet of MDF check out Mousemuffins Madventions.
Be sure to head over to their website and check out what they have on offer…