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Just wanted to update anyone interested on this months give away prizes via my blogspot. Its free, no catchs, no cost, just great stuff donated by the community and various webstores and my local FLGS.
All you have to do is visit the blog and become a follower as thats where I get the list from to draw out the winners at random. All current info can be found here:
Miniature Wargame Conversions: give away raffle
I've gotten together a confirmed list of prizes for the April give away. The winners will be drawn on April 7th, again at 12 noon Central US time. Anyone that hasn't won in the past give aways is still eligible for the April one. I will have more prize conformations in the next few days as I wait for emails to be returned from various people, webstores and companies.
* $100 Gift Certificate/Credit Coupon for any GW product Online
* GW Mega Paint set - The older one with the screw lids but never opened. Donated by a follower, Alcarmeshi.
My Local Hobbytown USA has offered up 4 of the new Orc and Goblin boxs as they get released this month. I will spread it out to 4 winners. (Thanks Jeff!)
* Savage Orcs Box set
Savage Orcs | Games Workshop
* Wurrzag Special Character
Wurrzag | Games Workshop
* River Trolls Box Set
River Trolls | Games Workshop
* Orc and Goblin Arachnarok Box Set (SUPER FREAKING COOL)
Orcs & Goblins Arachnarok Spider | Games Workshop
* 2 Past Golden Demon Winners have offered to paint a squad each at the winners choice. The squad picked will be supplied by Galaxy Gobbo - Wargaming Deals from the Gobbo!
* Full set of GF9 Templates
* 2 Sets of Custom Dice from Chessix . Designed by the winner.
* 2 Tubes of Green Stuff Epoxy Putty
* $50 dollar US gift coupon to Dragonforge Bases. Can be used for any products Jeff sells on his webstore. He has some amazing sets to deck out that army you've been working on. (there just might also be a new base set in the works by yours truly for the Dragonforge store!)
WELCOME TO DRAGON FORGE DESIGN
* CoD Set - The Fortress of Redemption (opened but still on sprue) donated kindly by Preston, the winner of Bjorn the Fellhanded during this months give away.
Fortress of Redemption | Games Workshop
Need a way to get those Grey Knights around the battlefield? Well have no more fear. The same wonderful man donating the Grey Knight stuff not even a week after its released will be donating a Stormraven as well. So as of right now the Grey Knight prize list as as follows:
I don't have exact numbers worked out but right now hes shooting for donating a Codex:
1-2 Battle Brother Squads:
and even a Nemesis Dreadknight!:
Grey Knight Stormraven:
Ive also gotten a few emails from followers that are wishing to donate some nifty goodies such as Epic stuff and even a Necromunda Escher Gang.
So that's the current prizes for the April give away that have all been confirmed. More info will be forth coming including possible prizes as dremel tool sets, Paint Brush's, Pin Vices, modeling saws, Plastic card and many other modeling type items.
i'm perfectly willing to be a follower as your blog has good content, i suppose all these prizes just make it more worthwhile. Mind looking in on my blog and posting a few comments?
Come see my Necrons, Space Marines, Dwarfs, Orks, Goblins and anything else I feel like painting at my blog: http://modelminiaturepainting.blogspot.com/
Id love to check out your blog, heading there now.
New prize pack from Bits and Kits!
The official prize kit that Bits and Kits is offering will include the following:
* 1 x swann morton retractable knife
* 5 x swann morton blades(for the above)
* 1 x double ended pin vice
* 5 x 2mm drill bits
* 5 x 1mm drill bits
* 1 x Prokit clippers
* 1 x 25mm model vice
* 1 x razor saw
* 1 x diamond files
* 1 x bits box
* 1 x AA tweezers
Plus a selection of modeling materials like plasticard and plastruct and a pot of Bits.
A big thanks goes out to Bits and kits for donating such an awesome prize! Also, like the other items people are offering, he is willing to ship direct to the winner world wide. (if anyone is wondering, Bits and Kits is located in the UK)
Full up to date info can be found here:
Miniature Wargame Conversions: give away raffle
Just became a follower and signed up for email alerts. Cool!
I am really NOT happy about being, for all intents and purposes, ‘forced’ into posting this.
Clearly Matt has been through a lot – the loss of a child and the loss of a wife.
I started e-mailing Matt (RedStarOne, RSO, Red the Conversionist, etc.) way back in December of 2008.
I was looking for help in getting an all MKVIII marine army on the table.
It quickly became apparent that it wasn’t feasible, and would probably be too expensive in the end.
So, instead, we moved on to other conversions I’d like to have built.
Conversation went back in forth and on 5/13/2009 I sent the following to Matt:
1) Stormhammer Super-Heavy Tank conversion (Baneblade based)
2) Pre-Heresy Land Raider conversion (Land Raider based)
3) Venerable Dreadnaught (Finish a conversion I started but was having trouble completing)
Good communication followed and in late July 2009 he announced he was finished!
He sent pictures, I was happy and so, on 8/3/2009 he requested payment, and on 8/4/2009 I sent $120 to him via PayPal.
Now, oddly enough, nothing ever got shipped – but I was VERY happy with the pictures and figured this was just a minor glitch – after all, he was going through some tough times with his wife’s illness.
I received MANY assurances that Yes, my package is on its way soon!
In September of 2009, we moved forward with the next round of conversions:
1) Stormhammer Super-Heavy conversion (Baneblade based)
2) Stompa Lifta-Dropa arm (bits based, provided by me)
3) Leman Russ conversion – Magnetized with turret and sponson options
4) Space Hulk Terminators – all 12 of them, for removal of BA specific icons.
So, even though he still hadn’t shipped the first round of conversions, which I’d already paid for, I shipped him the next round.
Many excuses and delays later, he announced that the second round was complete!
On 11/27/09 he requested payment, and on 11/27/09 I paid him $140 via PayPal.
I was then told everything was going to ship – no worries!
In fact, I soon heard that everything did ship!
I then FOOLISHLY believed this, and sent in the last round of conversions – ‘upsizing’ Marine vehicles to accommodate my long labor of love, a Pre-Heresy True Scale Alpha Legion army.
So, without waiting to receive the package which had allegedly shipped, in December of 2009 I sent along:
1) 6 Rhinos
2) 2 Predators
3) 2 Whirlwinds
After MANY excused and delays, including TWICE being told that the packages had shipped but… mysteriously BOTH times it was returned to him for… some reason.
On 2/1/2010, he emailed me to tell me that EVERYTHING was complete – finally!
Final payment for this job was requested on 2/1/2010, and on 2/2/2010 $235 was sent via PayPal.
Fast forward 13 MONTHS and over 150 e-mails later and still… NOTHING.
Now, you’re probably thinking … “What were you thinking?”…and I’d have to agree with you.
Basically, I believed all the stories Matt told me, and even though he could never provide a tracking number, I always thought ‘tomorrow’ would be the day he’d finally ship everything AND provide a tracking number.
So, to summarize:
Total paid in conversion fees adds up to $495.
And the list of models?
1) Leman Russ tank - $50
2) Pre-Heresy Land Raider – plastic Land Raider $65
3) Venerable Dreadnought - $40
4) 1 set of Space Hulk Terminators – 12 Terminators, irreplaceable at this point, but call it $100
5) 6 Rhinos - $198
6) 2 Predators - $89
7) 2 Vindicators - $89
Stompa Lifta Dropa Arm – misc. bits
9) Stormhammer Superheavy Conversion - Baneblade Kit $99
10) Stormblade Superheavy Conversion - Baneblade Kit $99
That's around another $829 right there.
That totals up to about $1300.
MANY times I've offered to send more money to get it shipped, but that never helped either.
Fast forward to 2011.
Matt has started a new blog, in order to “Pay it Forward” and “Give Back to the Community”.
Miniature Wargame Conversions.
You could imagine my surprise upon seeing this.
He can find time to continue to model, organize give-aways and give back to the Wargaming Community…
But he can’t find the time to ship my stuff back to me?
Stuff I’ve already paid for and have been waiting, very patiently for, since August of 2009.
I don't know what else to do.
I’ve been supportive of him and his efforts.
As much as it is possible to be someone’s friend via the Internet, I have been his friend.
I can sympathize with what he’s been through.
I have been though some things during this time too.
I’ve had heart problems.
I’ve had a skin cancer scare.
My wife has thyroid problems.
And, most importantly, I’ve had my youngest daughter, now five years old, diagnosed with Autism.
She still doesn’t speak, and the medical bills associated with all of her challenges and now the legal bills as we fight the school department to get her the services she needs…
My hobby used to be a release for me, something to do to get away from the stress of ‘everything else’, at least for a little while.
Now, along with a lot of my money and models, Matt’s kind of taken that away too.
Now, he's almost killed this hobby for me.
I cannot recover from this hit. I cannot afford to replace what Matt is, for some bizarre reason, holding hostage.
I just want my models back.
The models I’ve already paid for.
The models I’ve offered to pay shipping for AGAIN in order to get them back.
The models that Matt allegedly shipped back to me (for the third time) on 3/9/11, that still haven’t arrived.
The models that allegedly shipped back to me (for the third time) on 3/9/11 but for which he still hasn’t provided tracking numbers.
If Matt wants to “give back to the community”, if Matt wants to “pay it forward”, I sure would appreciate it if he would do the right thing here.
Thanks for reading this…
Ken, leave me the hell alone. Thanks for posting BS everywhere.
Do NOT contact me again.
Provided you finally ship me what you owe me, I'd be glad to never contact you again.
Until then, we'll unfortunately have to remain in contact.
Do you not have a way to reach me? And yet you go post everywhere. Stop being a troll and leave me alone.
Please, post here how many times I've asked for tracking numbers, and how many times you've given them.