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: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
: Artemis Black October 04, 2014, 04:24:20 PM
Hey everyone. The old thread got a lil confusing so this should be all the information in on long-ass post right at the start :)

1. If you entered the competition you should have received a code and an email from Jenn about a week ago. If you didn't please let us know eithere here or by emailing 'pictures at hasslefreeminiatures dot co dot uk'.

2. Whether you used the code or not, you also have the option of asking to purchase any of the minis that were cast that are not in the 'winners mould' (picture below). They are 3 each and again, let Jenn know (There will be a mass email with this info in coming soon, the code in 1 has been extended to cover these delays).

3. Everyone who entered will be getting the contents of the 'Winners Mould' and their own green back (Or a bag of small bits that used to be your green  :shock:). Everyone whose entry was castable will also be getting a metal casting of their own entry. If you would like to purchase more than 1, then again, let Jenn know :)

Right, this is the contents of the Winners Mould...

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/Sculpt2012Winnerssmall.jpg)

As mentioned above, everyone gets this :) We tried to make the pack nice and chunky to make up for the long overdue resoltuion of the contest.

Below is the long list of photos of everyone's entry that was cast, these are petty much only available for purchase right now during the clean up of the contest.
(If you right click on the image and open in a new tab you'll be able to see the name we have it registered under for ease of ordering)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/01unnamedpigtales.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/01KiriScoutSniper.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/02unnamedgunner.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/02Hannibelle.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/02LydiaLizardQueen.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/04Jezzail.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/05AdmiralForbes.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/05Sarah.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/06unnamedhair.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/07unnamed01gunner.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/08unnamed02noncombatant.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/08Mel.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/09unnamed60s.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/09unnamedcloak.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/10Kumi.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/11BlackpowderValiant.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/11NurseSylvia.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/13OberonsSister.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/13Zombie.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/14unnamed05nun.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/14ManHunter.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/14Unit013.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/15HikariHoshi.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/16LinnessaFelinidPirate.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/17Elemental.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/17Onesie.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/18Roberta.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/20Marrachino.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/22Annabelle.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/22GangGirl.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/24Sorceress.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/25BeatrixCutter.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/27unnamedwings.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/28Brynhildr.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/29LorettaBlaze.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/32unnamed10shortdress.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/34Ruby.jpg)

(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/uploads/36unnamed12handsup.jpg)
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IMPORTANT - The majority of the sculpts are not by professional sculptors. That means there were a large number of small issues with the moulding and casting. You 'will' need to do some clean up on these. Some have unavoidable mould lines, some have slightly warped parts etc. Please bear this in mind. his is also reflected in the price.

Ok, I think that's everything. I'll update this post if I've forgotten anything and make a new reply below to let you know what has been updated.
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: Inso October 04, 2014, 05:43:16 PM
That's better :D.

Even a muppet like me can't get confused now :).

Thanks for the new thread and thanks to Jenn for the photos too :).
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: beefcake October 05, 2014, 08:30:42 AM
Awesome. Photos all look great. Brilliant work on completing this  :thumbup:
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: ironmammoth October 05, 2014, 10:43:45 PM
Hi,

I got the email saying that my figure was cast, but I don't see it on the list.

Did it not survive the casting?
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: Artemis Black October 05, 2014, 11:47:10 PM
Hi,

I got the email saying that my figure was cast, but I don't see it on the list.

Did it not survive the casting?

It did, it was accidentally saved as a .JPG instead of a .jpg so the link wasn't working, have amended it now :)

(And removed your image to save a bit of scroll)
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: kwailung October 06, 2014, 03:46:25 AM
OK, pardon me for being a thicko, but are minis cast from the contents of the winners mould going to be available to those of us who did not enter the contest? The great unwashed masses, innocently wishing to part with our cash, as in previous years of the contest?

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: ironmammoth October 06, 2014, 07:41:31 AM
Thanks

Hi,

I got the email saying that my figure was cast, but I don't see it on the list.

Did it not survive the casting?

It did, it was accidentally saved as a .JPG instead of a .jpg so the link wasn't working, have amended it now :)

(And removed your image to save a bit of scroll)
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: connexion October 06, 2014, 12:44:37 PM
OK, pardon me for being a thicko, but are minis cast from the contents of the winners mould going to be available to those of us who did not enter the contest? The great unwashed masses, innocently wishing to part with our cash, as in previous years of the contest?
I hope they are because that The'Rule mini kicks ass.
: Re: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
: Artemis Black October 06, 2014, 04:40:06 PM
OK, pardon me for being a thicko, but are minis cast from the contents of the winners mould going to be available to those of us who did not enter the contest? The great unwashed masses, innocently wishing to part with our cash, as in previous years of the contest?

There will be a selection of minis added to the HF store yes, for that though we need to get a set of masters ourselves, clean them, get a production moul sorted etc. So at the moment this is all only for entrants sorry. Keep an eye out later in the year though as a number of them will appear :)
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: drakkol October 06, 2014, 04:47:27 PM
Order placed and mail sended. ;-)

As i told Jenn via email, thanks for your efforts and for what this contest teached me.  :applause:
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: Sigur October 07, 2014, 02:47:11 AM
Heyhey, thanks for all the effort.

I'm the kind of git who still isn't sure about how the thing works. :D Today I placed an order, and used my code. Does this automatically imply that the models from the winners mold are sent to me along with the models ordered or should I send a little email along just to be sure?

P.S.: My entry was deemed not castble right away, so I never sent in the green.
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: Internalclock October 07, 2014, 08:37:48 AM
Awesome job. As I said on the other thread, I made a little order :) Cant wait for my bag of loot to arrive. All this Progress has got me pushing putty again too :3
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: Coenus October 07, 2014, 10:11:40 AM
Great job on sorting everything out, many thanks and looking forward to the pile of metal figures!
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: Internalclock October 07, 2014, 10:55:37 AM
Awesome job. As I said on the other thread, I made a little order :) Cant wait for my bag of loot to arrive. All this Progress has got me pushing putty again too :3

Didnt know which email to reply to so sent one to "pictures@hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk". hopefully you guys get it :) just asking for extras of my two in with the other loot :3
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: Coenus October 07, 2014, 02:40:49 PM
Didnt know which email to reply to so sent one to "pictures@hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk". hopefully you guys get it :) just asking for extras of my two in with the other loot :3
That should do the job, I even got a personal response from Jenn within 24 hours with regards to the state of my green (something I alluded to in my message, but didn't actually ask for) - on a sunday evening no less!

As much as I appreciate the sudden speed of finishing this project, be sure to take some time off every now and then too!  :wink:
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: Steel Penguin October 08, 2014, 05:10:34 PM
Think ive got mine sorted out now,  I had an attack of the thickos, but Jen and Artemis soon explained and helped.   :thumbup:
thank you to both of you for that.  And now I can sit back and wait for the lead  :woohoo:
: Re: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
: Artemis Black October 08, 2014, 07:06:07 PM
Heyhey, thanks for all the effort.

I'm the kind of git who still isn't sure about how the thing works. :D Today I placed an order, and used my code. Does this automatically imply that the models from the winners mold are sent to me along with the models ordered or should I send a little email along just to be sure?

P.S.: My entry was deemed not castble right away, so I never sent in the green.

Always best to err on the side of caution and email Jenn. We've started sending out the orders/packages now so to guarantee it goes out faster beter to email and clarify that you are done and won't want anything else etc. :)

Thanks everyone else for the kind words, we're at the business end of closing this up now :)
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: Internalclock October 10, 2014, 08:34:40 AM
Heyhey, thanks for all the effort.

I'm the kind of git who still isn't sure about how the thing works. :D Today I placed an order, and used my code. Does this automatically imply that the models from the winners mold are sent to me along with the models ordered or should I send a little email along just to be sure?

P.S.: My entry was deemed not castble right away, so I never sent in the green.

Always best to err on the side of caution and email Jenn. We've started sending out the orders/packages now so to guarantee it goes out faster beter to email and clarify that you are done and won't want anything else etc. :)

Thanks everyone else for the kind words, we're at the business end of closing this up now :)

Soooooooooooooooooooooo...

What is the theme for the next one? *ducks*
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: Artemis Black October 13, 2014, 05:24:54 PM
Heyhey, thanks for all the effort.

I'm the kind of git who still isn't sure about how the thing works. :D Today I placed an order, and used my code. Does this automatically imply that the models from the winners mold are sent to me along with the models ordered or should I send a little email along just to be sure?

P.S.: My entry was deemed not castble right away, so I never sent in the green.

Always best to err on the side of caution and email Jenn. We've started sending out the orders/packages now so to guarantee it goes out faster beter to email and clarify that you are done and won't want anything else etc. :)

Thanks everyone else for the kind words, we're at the business end of closing this up now :)

Soooooooooooooooooooooo...

What is the theme for the next one? *ducks*

Don't make me come over there.
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: PossumCraft October 13, 2014, 06:41:03 PM
Just read the newsletter. I *think* I contacted Jenn appropriately but haven't received any dispatch notice for my order almost 2 weeks ago.

Is there a specific way we were meant to respond, besides answering the email with our choices and order number?
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: Artemis Black October 13, 2014, 07:31:34 PM
Just read the newsletter. I *think* I contacted Jenn appropriately but haven't received any dispatch notice for my order almost 2 weeks ago.

Is there a specific way we were meant to respond, besides answering the email with our choices and order number?

Did you order extras? If so we may have not had enough in to satisfy that. We're picking up the rest tomorrow hopefully, if not then wednesday.
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: PossumCraft October 14, 2014, 08:48:42 AM
nope didnt order any extras
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: daeothar October 14, 2014, 09:55:21 AM
I did order some stuff, and also some extras of my own sculpt. I received an email from Jenn, stating that my order was received in good order and that I would be receiving a Paypal invoice for the remainder (my own sculpts), but I have not received that invoice yet.

Not pushing; just making sure that nothing has been overlooked... :angel:
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: Artemis Black October 14, 2014, 02:03:53 PM
nope didnt order any extras

I believe Jenn should have emailed you (She said something about a gun, so I hope that's related to your mini and not just a random threat ;) )
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: PossumCraft October 14, 2014, 03:28:26 PM
Can't it be both?

Yes I got an email from Jenn updating me, thanks muchly ^.^
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: Cultist of Sooty October 14, 2014, 08:36:04 PM
What is the theme for the next one? *ducks*
If they open it up to geese and swans as well I'm in.
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: Grulgor October 16, 2014, 01:17:02 PM
Posty just dropped off a rather nice box of goodies, interesting to see what the casting process does to putty it's so dark! Looks like I'll be sorted for things to paint for a while at least, my thanks again for getting the competition to the finish line. If ever there's another one I can definitely see how the winners became winners looking at the casts!
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: Inso October 16, 2014, 07:02:23 PM
I received my parcel today :).

What a generous amount of metal!

I am really pleased that my sculpt made it through the casting process without any damage whatsoever... I must be doing something right :).

The rest of the casts are great too... I am sure I will have fun pawing over them at some point soon.

Cheers to Kev, Sally, Dameon and Jenn for everything. It may have been a long process but I am very grateful that the competition happened and I now have another of my sculpts immortalised in metal :D.
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: beefcake October 16, 2014, 08:02:32 PM
Can't wait for mine to get here!!! And a big thanks from me also.
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: Artemis Black October 16, 2014, 08:46:36 PM
Hey guys. We did have a small setback at the casters this week. Some of the more fiddly things in the regular moulds are a real pain. Which means some of the additions are delayed another few days while he keeps trying. There's a gun or two that won't come out and a mini or two etc. Nothing spectacular, just the problem with this kind of thing.

(And one of the winners has a separate weapon that also doesn't cast 25% of the time, which is causing a problem).

We're on it though, we shall be completely fulfilled by end of the month :)
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: PossumCraft October 17, 2014, 08:13:01 AM
I am really pleased that my sculpt made it through the casting process without any damage whatsoever... I must be doing something right :).

Have you considered expanding on her to make a squad or two? Just saying but she'd be a good fit to replace a sort of lacking line and unloved army for a big company
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: Steel Penguin October 17, 2014, 06:24:47 PM
Thank you for the update Artemis, I was just going to ask if my order had been posted, what with all these lucky folks having received there's,  and you, in a amazing show of precognition answer my question  :thumbup: ,  ill sit back and relax again  :smile:
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: Gangrel October 17, 2014, 08:12:54 PM
I picked my pack up this afternoon. INCREDIBLY generous lead pile. Thanks to (going alphabetical here!) Dameon, Jenn, Kev and Sally; you've all excelled anything we could have hoped. Looking through the miniatures, there's some lovely stuff there. Kudos to those who made the grade. Cheers all round.
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: Steel Penguin October 19, 2014, 09:36:28 PM
actually  :jawdrop:  with all these folks saying theve got there's,  has mine been posted?  just wondering, as id hate for it to go astray.
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: Artemis Black October 19, 2014, 11:52:30 PM
actually  :jawdrop:  with all these folks saying theve got there's,  has mine been posted?  just wondering, as id hate for it to go astray.

Even if I knew your real name I' probably have no idea :)

Email and ask Jenn?
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: PossumCraft October 20, 2014, 07:34:59 AM
actually  :jawdrop:  with all these folks saying theve got there's,  has mine been posted?  just wondering, as id hate for it to go astray.

Some haven't been sent out yet due to casting issues/shortages. No need to panic, I haven't received mine yet either but Jenn told me why
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: Coenus October 20, 2014, 09:23:46 AM
My order+stuff was shipped a few days ago.. such a shame I won't be at home for the next 2 or 3 weeks!  :doh:
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: Steel Penguin October 20, 2014, 08:50:35 PM
Artemis   :paranoid2:  ahh yess once again my non de plume, manages to completely scupper my ideas.   
but with an excellent suggestion like that, I will once again attempt to avoid the tile " new and improved idiot"  and type away!!  :smile:
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: beefcake October 21, 2014, 08:00:10 PM
Just got mine today. Have to wait until I get home though before opening it all up as I had to collect it from the post depot (no one home to sign) Although I had a brief look at my medusa sculpt and it's better than I remember :)
Thanks for the hard work on this over the recent months and good luck with getting everything in order with the move.
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: Internalclock October 22, 2014, 11:34:32 AM
*watches the letterbox*
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: PossumCraft October 22, 2014, 04:53:50 PM
mine still hasn't been dispatched from 22 sept xD casting issues so my whole order hasn't been sent :(
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: Internalclock October 23, 2014, 08:46:11 AM
Do we get a notification when they are dispatched?
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: alrith72 October 23, 2014, 02:38:21 PM
Question for Artemis. If I've moved house since this thing started (I have just over a year ago) and changed email address (which I have, just over a year ago) who do I need to contact to make sure I get my package as and when it's ready please?
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: Artemis Black October 24, 2014, 02:17:50 AM
Do we get a notification when they are dispatched?

Normally you would, but right now it's being resolved at the same time that Jenn and I are driving back and fore to Wales multiple times a week so I'm afraid we are posting on the fly so to speak.
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: Artemis Black October 24, 2014, 02:18:41 AM
mine still hasn't been dispatched from 22 sept xD casting issues so my whole order hasn't been sent :(

We are hoping that on our way back from Wales tomorrow we can pick up the third round of castings. If something is still wrong with the one you are missing we will post yours regardless :)
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: Artemis Black October 24, 2014, 02:19:12 AM
Question for Artemis. If I've moved house since this thing started (I have just over a year ago) and changed email address (which I have, just over a year ago) who do I need to contact to make sure I get my package as and when it's ready please?

pictures at hasslefreeminiatures dot co uk :)
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: alrith72 October 24, 2014, 09:25:02 PM
Thank you.
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: PossumCraft October 27, 2014, 04:30:46 PM
We are hoping that on our way back from Wales tomorrow we can pick up the third round of castings. If something is still wrong with the one you are missing we will post yours regardless :)

Any joy on that?
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: Ironhammer October 28, 2014, 03:46:42 AM

Just got a lovely package of HFM goodness in the mail, along with.......

CASTINGS OF MY OWN WORK!!!!  Oh man, wow!  Totally awesome!!!!!

I'm also looking forward to working with the castings of the other winnings/hfm choice figures.  They're all great work!!!.....although, converting nut that I am, I'm looking at even those going "hmmm, now if I swapped that out for a shotgun, and turned that into a lightsaber....".  Kind of weird, if you think about it, conversions of conversions.  I may need to seek counseling eventually...

Many thanks again to the HFM team for pulling all this together!!!!!

 :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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: daeothar October 29, 2014, 03:12:14 PM
Still nothing on this end. but then; I'm still waiting for the Paypal invoice for the extra minis I ordered.

I'm guessing the move is to blame for that? No worries, but just checking; I'm dying to finally hold a metal casting of my entry... :happytears:
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: Artemis Black October 31, 2014, 01:23:24 AM

Yes, currently the move is to blame for pretty much everything :) Driving back and fore to Wales, working on the new unit, loading and unloading several tonnes of metal etc.

If you are worried about anything at all, or just want to remind us of something (like your stuff hasn't been sent yet or you're awaiting something from us) just email Jenn. It's the best way to keep everything organised, asking here will get me and I have to ask Jenn anyway :D

We're back in Derbyshire tomorrow day so everyone should check their inboxes late afternoon for any replies to enquiries.
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: Internalclock October 31, 2014, 08:50:55 AM
What is her email addy ? :P I cant find it listed anywhere
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: Artemis Black October 31, 2014, 09:15:02 AM
it's the 'pictures at' one
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: Internalclock October 31, 2014, 10:22:37 AM
ok cool .assumed it would be different :)
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: Coenus November 18, 2014, 08:57:35 PM
Only got home for the first time in a month last weekend, to finally open that long awaited box. Wow. The pile of metal alone was good, but the quality of the minis was even better than expected. Not just the sculpts, but the quality of casting too. Thanks again, I'll certainly enjoy painting these.
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: Internalclock November 19, 2014, 08:38:48 AM
Squeee'd like a little girl and did a happy dance when I opened my box at my desk. Luckily my work was smart enough to sit me in an office by my self at the back of a warehouse :P
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: PossumCraft November 19, 2014, 05:22:19 PM
Squeee'd like a little girl and did a happy dance when I opened my box at my desk. Luckily my work was smart enough to sit me in an office by my self at the back of a warehouse :P

...where you can play with your toy soldiers work hard all day without supervision.

Missed a delivery on tuesday which I assume was mine, redelivery tomorrow, according to royal mail.
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: Internalclock November 20, 2014, 07:27:33 AM
Squeee'd like a little girl and did a happy dance when I opened my box at my desk. Luckily my work was smart enough to sit me in an office by my self at the back of a warehouse :P

...where you can play with your toy soldiers work hard all day without supervision.

Missed a delivery on tuesday which I assume was mine, redelivery tomorrow, according to royal mail.
Yes, that one :3
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: Steel Penguin December 17, 2014, 07:58:40 PM
Wondering if any one else is still waiting for the package with the sculpting comp figs in? 
I admit I was a little enthusiastic in the non winners at around 2/3rd of the choices, but its now over 2 months since I've ordered and im starting to wonder what's happened with it.
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: Steel Penguin December 25, 2014, 10:16:12 PM
my box arrived yesterday, and ive had a chance to open and have a look, its a good feeling seeing my own in  the metal, but once again I must say to those of you who won ( and a lot of you who did hand in simply amazing sculpts)  well done.