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Frank Wang writes:

Hi! This is Frank from Mini Warfare.

Firstly, thank you very much for your concern. Because of the pneumonia, our lives in China did suffer some inconvenience. But at least everything is fine in my city. The same goes for Mini Warfare.

My full-time job is as a preschool English teacher. Models and wargames are my hobbies. I design MDF models and write game rules, but they are not and cannot be my main source of income. Therefore, the pneumonia did not actually impact my little business. In fact, three months ago, I stopped working on new models because I was so busy. The new website has also been suspended.

I was planning to take new orders in February. But with the sudden outbreak of pneumonia, the Chinese government ordered all companies and factories to shut down temporarily. So if you ask me what my problem is right now, it would be material supply and manufacturing.

Workshop garage

This is my little workshop. I rented a garage and made it my studio. I build and paint here, take videos and photos here, and do packing here. All of my MDF is supplied by another company, and the MDF is then shipped to a laser-cutting service in another part of China. Unfortunately, the supplier and laser-cutter are still not back to work. So I have nothing to do, but paint my minis and read more rulebooks.

While these companies are not operating, it doesn't mean all work has stopped. I'd like to show you some lovely pics. This highly detailed ancient Chinese architecture was designed over the past two months:

Ancient Chinese architecture

Ancient Chinese architecture

Ancient Chinese architecture

So everything is fine. We will be back as soon as the pneumonia is over.