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Fenris news / Re: July releases and WIP
« Last post by geronimo on July 18, 2014, 02:27:02 PM »
Now you need a caterpillar to go with these...

Fenris news / Re: July releases and WIP
« Last post by No Head Ned on July 18, 2014, 12:31:43 PM »
Now you need a caterpillar to go with these...
Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Last post by daeothar on July 18, 2014, 09:40:40 AM »
Whilst I understand and respect your sentiments, I'm afraid I will have to disagree.

As I originally posted, I find it hard to believe that over the past two years, there has been no opportunity at all to finish off this contest. I fully agree that it's virtually philantrophic of Hasslefree to have set up this contest in the way they did, but I also believe that the overwhelming response caught them by surprise.

Additionally, most of the participants have been customers and even fans of Hasslefree's, so the perpetual postponing of the conclusion of the contest can eventually only hurt Hasslefree, when patience finally wears thin and disappointment sets in.

So, and apologies for sounding like a broken record, instead of dragging this along forever, trying to do it all and potentially alienate part of their customer base, I think it might be more beneficial for them to admit that this thing has grown too big, time consuming and expensive to be viable. Like I said; I don't think there will be any hard feelings amongst the contestants, as long as they get their sculpts back.

Of course the process might be too far along at this time to stop now, because of commitments made to the caster for instance. But, and correct me if I'm wrong, judging by the sporadic update posts, I don't think that's already the case.

In the end though, and this is my personal feeling, I think it's a case of commitment and drive, or else, the contest would already have been over and done. I'm not putting down Hasslefree's effort, zeal and commitment to the running and development of their regular business, but this contest, which had to be taken over by Artemis Black from Sally, must have been an extra burden with a low priority, after the changeover.

And therein lies my problem; it's Hasslefree as an entity which has committed itself to this contest, and it should have either taken the contest to its full conclusion within a reasonable timeframe, or have admitted that this was no longer feasible, and have found a way to stop the contest in a decent way, no matter who's been in control of the process.

Dragging it along for two years, you have to admit, is not pleasant for anyone involved. Not for Hasslefree, as they constantly have the huge workload and costs of the contest hanging over their heads, and not for the contestants, who have had to be patient for years now. I think a delay of several month, whatever the cause, would have been acceptable and even to be expected, but not two years...
Fenris news / Re: July releases and WIP
« Last post by geronimo on July 18, 2014, 09:34:40 AM »
Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Last post by Internalclock on July 18, 2014, 09:04:14 AM »
So Long as I get my minis back eventually I'm not overly bothered.
Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Last post by PossumCraft on July 18, 2014, 07:16:30 AM »
Hasslefree said, when I asked via facebook; 'Off to see the caster midweek, haven't been able to get over there as we were away.'

Didn't realise they'd been away since May 27th when they said more or less the same thing here but there you go. Hopefully this time it'll happen. =]
Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Last post by Ironhammer on July 17, 2014, 11:17:26 PM »
Huh, kind of odd that not having checked this thread in months, I should happen to pick the same day that everyone else is posting.

I hadn't seen the notification back in May that these were off to the casters, so for my own part I'm excited to see things coming along!!!

The overall timeframe aside, I'm not surprised it's been two months with no developments (in fact, what really surprised me was Artemis's post that it would only take one month and not longer).  If you consider the volume of output that Hasselfree usually puts out each month and compare that to the number of entries in this competition (I don't recall the exact number, but it was a LOT, like 80+), this comes out as a pretty darn big bunch of minis.  In fact, I don't think I've ever seen another company (besides someone like GW) come up with 80 new figures in a single month.   :jawdrop:
While agree that two years is a long time, we need to bear in mind that this is almost entirely at the expense (both money and time) of the Hasselfree team.  I bought my dollies too (and I consider the money well spent, even if it turns out that the minis don't get cast after all), but that expense to me is not nearly as much as the cost Hasselfree is going to to get these cast (most of which won't even be going into their store on the offchance that people will buy the figure).  The fact that I have to wait a while to get my figure cast for free really doesn't bother me that much, Kudos to Hasselfree for taking this thing on in the first place!   :notworthy:

Anyway, that's my two cents.
Fenris news / Fenris - 26th Birthday Double Bonus LC
« Last post by geronimo on July 17, 2014, 05:28:51 PM »
26 years ago next week, in a bed and breakfast hotel in Exeter, Fenris Games was born. Back then we were a PBM roleplaying company, and though there's no time for creative writing any more, we're reaching a much wider audience nowadays with resin and metal goodies.

To celebrate the anniversary we're running another double value Loyalty Card scheme. Buy one of our cards before Midnight GMT this Sunday (20th July) and the relevant value will be doubled (so, a 100 Gold Card will be worth 200 in shop credit). Full terms and conditions are here

You can buy a Loyalty Card directly through the webshop now (rather than the previous email system) - non-UK customers MUST buy the Airmail versions of their chosen card to cover additional costs of postage.

Cutoff date for this year's LC scheme is 31st July - to give you chance to spend your full balance before the prize draw at the end of this year After 20th July, LC values will revert to normal (65, 95, 140 and 300 respectively).

Link to the new Loyalty Card section of the webshop.
Excellent work, as always! I really like the docking bay :thumbup: although, at first glance I thought the Cube had got into a fender-bender with the death Star. Now I have this mental image of the Borg Queen and Grand Moff Tarkin exchanging insurance details...
Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Last post by PossumCraft on July 17, 2014, 04:30:15 PM »
I guess I'd +1 that, too. I entered for the chance to get my own sculpts cast, which seems not likely to happen. Chose to pay for the armatures, too, in hopes it would help the burden Hasslefree were taking on.

As it really, at this point, just seems like something will never end as planned, I'd be happy with sculpts being returned just so I can have something I worked on on the shelf at least.

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