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Unread 12-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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This is the catch-all thread for casting store alerts, info, or issues, that can act as a "411" type for buyers interested in 1:18 scale casted parts.

This thread may or may not last long, but the goal was to create a thread to alert folks of delays or bad customer service from casting stores. The Fighting118th.com is not associated with any stores, although most of the store owners are members here, and some are officers, so you may see them listed as "partners" since we try to promote and support the customization hobby within our own collecting hobby.

If things get too hairy, I may shut down the thread, but we were starting to derail other threads with this discussion and I don't want certain casters to receive flak from ones that aren't associated with them, as off-topic conversations can sometimes get confusing. I'm hoping we can keep things civil and if you have any issues to PLEASE FIRST CONTACT THE SELLER VIA THEIR SITE OR VIA PM but if you have had recurring issues, please post here. Sellers/store owners, if this becomes too much of a pain in the ass for you, we will shut it down.

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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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I still have a bunch of parts with Slayer Dave. :S

Nothing major and he'll get them back to me, I'm sure.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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good luck with that. I know he's had serious health issues, but once the folks over at Club ARAH that got totally taken started making noise, he's gone incommunicado.
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good luck with that. I know he's had serious health issues, but once the folks over at Club ARAH that got totally taken started making noise, he's gone incommunicado.
What's the story on that anyway? I keep reading about that but have no idea what actually happened.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Here's the scoop as I understand it (anyone that knows more, feel free to correct me).

In June '11, he took $100+ from 50+ people for his new o-ring project (4 quarterly figures plus a bonus figure). Then he got sick (cancer). As you'd expect, everyone was really understanding because he had a reputation as an upstanding guy. Everyone was willing to wish him well with his issues and wait; after all, it's only toys vs a guy's mortal health.

After a long time, there were no updates. Again, everyone has been really patient. Then it came out that he'd been checking the club boards pretty regularly but never posting. When someone pointed out that he was visiting regularly, suddenly the information in his profile about his most recent visit was permanently changed to "unknown". He's pretty much ignored all emails, not bothered to post updates on his health or the project, and even the mods and other people involved with making the figures don't know what's going on.

But at this point the assumption is this: if his health had taken a serious turn for the worse, would he really be checking the boards of a project he abandoned? Probably not. The real fear is that he got better, and having spent all the money for the project on something else, has just gone silent hoping all those people will go away. They (myself included) are probably just screwed. However, no one's going postal for fear that he's still dealing with these health issues, in which case, any anger over the project just makes you look like an insensitive ass. No one wants to be an ass, but being left in the dark is VERY frustrating. So most people are seething, sincerely hoping Dave has gotten better, all the while feeling scammed.
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Damn. Is that the Pythona figure deal?
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Unread 12-21-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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yep. DOA.

(you know, unless it's not, but since the people in charge appear to have taken a vow of silence, it's not like we'd actually know. after a while, you merely abandon hope and move on.)
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I thought I've seen photos of that figure... were they protos maybe? It was prolly on HT where I saw it.
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They made a couple and sent them to some joe podcast douchebags for promotional purposes and then gave the rest of us the shaft.
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They made a couple and sent them to some joe podcast douchebags for promotional purposes and then gave the rest of us the shaft.
The molds for 2 of the 3 figures were completed, it was just a matter of producing the figures. Dave has finally spoken up and stated that he has begun working on making the Pythona figures for people.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 07:36 AM   #11
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Dave has finally spoken up and stated that he has begun working on making the Pythona figures for people.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 11:33 AM   #12
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Towards the end of this thread.
http://www.project-arah.com/t808p45-...ess-model#8822

And more in this thread.
http://www.project-arah.com/t785-sla...ve-update#8826
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Unread 12-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #13
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I wonder if he'll address all the people who've been waiting for parts over the last year+.
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I seriously doubt it, as he no longer has the molds.

While I genuinely hope for Dave's well-being, which is far more important than plastic army figures, I'll believe the talk about production resuming when I see it.
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Hey, don't get me wrong.. I hope Dave's getting better. At the same time, I also know that all the money everyone spent who is still waiting for product, lost that money to pay his bills. And there's no way he can spin it that makes it even remotely justified. I'm sorry, truly sorry the guy was so ill, but it doesn't excuse only sharing pertinent info with select people and not refunding everyone who asked for one.

I hope he's doing well. I'd just like my money back.

On a different note, how's Jesse doing? I hope his holiday went well.
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Well Dave's health must be decent enough if he is debating working on a project. With that being said he fucked a lot of people, myself included and should make it right. I highly doubt we will see a completed project from him and if so then everyone else should just lean over and take it with no spit like we all have already. Honestly, all the places he sent his molds to should have taken the responsibility for his actions. If they are willing to sell the cast then they should be willing to make his poor business right.
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Honestly, all the places he sent his molds to should have taken the responsibility for his actions. If they are willing to sell the cast then they should be willing to make his poor business right.
Really? Why would you think that?

I'm one of those that got some of the SDS molds a few years back, before all this stuff with his illness started. He sent me several older molds to get me started learning how to cast. I was supposed to supply him with parts if they were ordered via the store, but I never sent him anything because he never asked me to, which leads me to believe that no one ordered the parts that I have the molds for.

Why would you think that I am in ANY WAY responsible for what happened? Why am I to be held accountable for one person who took people's money and didn't send them their merchandise? How does that make ANY sense?

For what it's worth, I offered to fill any orders that Dave didn't send if I had the parts on hand. Besides the molds Dave sent me, I had tons of SDS product that I purchased over the years, and made my own molds of it. I was never approached by anyone asking for parts from me, so I never sent any. But I did it out of the kindness of my own heart, not because I felt responsible for what took place.

By that reasoning, why not hold the people who worked at Enron responsible because their CEO took off with all the money?
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I agree with MB, but with one addition...that Dave give the people with the molds the money he got for the parts he never supplied to customers...
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not to hijack Tjs thread, but the molds/rights were purchased outright from Dave. ( at least in the cse of TAF anyways) The misconception is hes leasing out these molds and making some kind of stipend per piece sold. The more apt thing to have done imo would have been to refund all those that were screwed over with the proceeds from those sales. I'm not sure its fair for other stores to make right his shit when he has nothing to do with those stores other than the intial sales transaction. He is not hiding behind the scenes nor partnered with any of the stores I know of.

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That's correct. I send no money to Dave, never have. All the money that Dave collected from people for parts and subscription figures stayed with Dave. So again, why should I be expected to repay for something that I didn't have any part in? But even still - let's just say that I did make some parts for the store, or for the subscription figures, and Dave paid me to make them. How would that make me responsible to refund anyone? Why would that make anyone besides Dave responsible for refunding the money that was collected? That's almost the same as trying to say that you should get a refund from Jose because he sculpted the parts that you ordered, so he should send you your money back. At the end of the day, there's ONE person that should be held responsible for refunding your money. Dave.
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So when you bought those molds you had no clue about what he had done?
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So when you bought those molds you had no clue about what he had done?
Sounds like he'd bought the molds before all of that went down.
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So when molds were bought, was product owed to people that they paid for already?
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So when molds were bought, was product owed to people that they paid for already?
I know when he started leasing and selling off molds, I was among quite a number of people that placed orders prior to his announcement. But 'Don't worry,' he told us. 'I've still got copies so I can fill out these orders before I shut things down completely.'

I think he told me that back in June. I placed two orders before Christmas last year.

I don't think the people who bought the molds are responsible, but I think Dave should have given them the money for casts that were paid for, so that they could send out the orders that he didn't.
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