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118th Dispatch – May 2014

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2014-2015 Officer Club Drive!

By Paul Ernst on May 23, 2014

Yes, It’s that time of year again folks!

*trumpets blare*


We have arrived at another year! This one has meaning too, this is our *5th* anniversary! Who would have thought this lowly little ’12 member’ site would last 5+ years? Well, our continued existence is directly tied to all of our great members, and especially our yearly Officer-level members. The purpose of this drive is to help offset some of the yearly costs associated with the website.

We are 100% corporate advertising free, and expect to remain that way as long as we can continue to do so! 


As the level of support has increased, it has allowed us to provide more contests, giveaways, and services to our Officer-level members. We even got a custom figure made last year, thanks to the Officers! We have even bigger goals for 2014-2015, and all of you are essential in helping us to make it happen.

I mean, look at what we accomplished THIS year? We got all of these!

          .. and more! 

( is my fav) Imagine what can we accomplish in another year??


We have always felt that accepting money from the big manufacturers or retailers would cheapen or influence some of the reporting and reviews that we do, so we decided we’d go at it alone and do things our way whether people liked it or not. It gives us the freedom to do what we want, and say what we think, and so can you!

This site is completely paid for by the staff, and from donations by our members.

These are the benefits you get for becoming an Officer (Besides the warm fuzzy feeling inside!):

+ The Fighting 1:18th Exclusive 4GB “Dog tag” USB drive*
+ Exclusive Officer Club rank badge
+ Additional Private Message Space from 100 -> 250
+ Additional file hosting space from 30M to 100M
+ Unique color for name
+ Access to the Officer’s Club Exclusive Forum
+ Access to the Officer’s Club Exclusive PX Trading Post
+ Access to exclusive monthly contests + prizes only for Officers
+ First look at upcoming site exclusives and projects
+ Special Discount offer at starwarsgeek’s shop for Officers!^
+ Our undying love and admiration for helping us be the last, best place to BS without BS!

+ And more…

As of right now, all perks will be year-to-year donation dependent, so they will last until your subscription runs out.

* The 4GB “Dog tag” USB drives are a limited item and will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis.
^ See starwarsgeek for details on redeeming your discount.

The current price is $35 for the 2014-2015 year. You can access the sign up form through this link: http://www.fighting118th.com/forum/payments.php

If you do not have Paypal, would like to donate MORE than $35, would like to donate through a different method, OR would like to donate for someone else, please send one of the admins (NSA, MAJOR BLOOD, PCSguy88) a message on the forums.

Officer – Tier 2 Operator!
This is a 2nd Officer tier, and is for people who want to promote their website, blog, or small business on the Fighting 1:18th. Anyone wishing to sign up for this package must be an active participant of our website (So, for example, starwarsgeek good, BBTS bad).

+ Everything that comes with the normal Officer-level membership
+ Partner Link! Small banner-type promotion. Dimensions for picture are 180×135.
+ Front page link! Rotating 300×250 ad on our front page for an entire month!
+ Future marketing opportunities with The Fighting 1:18th


The price is $60 for the 2014-2015 year. Please contact either myself or MAJOR BLOOD if you are interested in this package. Do *NOT* use the PayPal link. 

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The donation period is from May 23rd, 2014 through August 31st, 2014.

A huge thank you everyone who helps out!

** ALSO NOTE ** all existing Officer Club memberships will expire on July 1st of each year unless renewed, regardless of when you signed up.

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About Ian Walker

Just a stay at home dad, part time internet troll, and amateur photographer, with delusions of grandeur and a love for 1:18th scale toys.

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