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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2010, 12:00:55 PM »
 Nice update Alex.

 No worries with May for me.I have way too much to paint for now anyway's.

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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2010, 01:54:07 PM »
 Noticed that Mike has posted the thread on the Twilight page on the FOD.

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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2010, 08:09:47 PM »
Cool!!  I'm busted 'til the 10th Alex, in case you're wondering why no money has come from Slater.  Sigh.
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2010, 06:40:07 AM »
That's fine, bro.  The pre-orders have stalled out at about halfway towards covering the casting costs, so I'm slowly squirreling money away.  I'll still gladly accept any pre-orders that anyone wants to send me, though!  Every bit helps.
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2010, 11:01:40 AM »
How about an update on the Terror bird Alex.

No worries here, just curious how your coming along.
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2010, 06:13:29 AM »
Sad to say, no updates at all.  I've been dealing with family health issues - I've still got the pre-orders, but haven't been able to squirrel away the remaining funds.

I'm still planning on it, and I'll have the birds (as well as a general restock and a few other gubbins) by the end of the summer, but if the wait has been too long for anyone I'm happy to refund their pre-order.  OK, I'd be sad to do it, but I'm absolutely willing!   :D
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2010, 12:36:08 PM »
 I hope things pick up for you Alex.Dont worry about the bird for now.He will have a few additions to go with him soon  ;).

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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2010, 08:23:29 PM »
Are you still taking pre-orders for this mini?  Let me know.
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2010, 07:19:53 AM »
Sure, Seamus, if you want to pre-order I'll certainly accept it, same details as listed in the original post.
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2010, 07:22:36 PM »
Sure, Seamus, if you want to pre-order I'll certainly accept it, same details as listed in the original post.

Don't mean to pester, but any update on when they will be available?  Earlier in the year you had estimated "late summer".

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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2010, 11:37:01 AM »
Hello Daargrim,

That is a perfectly reasonable question - other than Facebook, I haven't been online very much this summer.  Sorry for the lack of communication - I just haven't had much to update.

I spoke with my caster last week, got the details worked out for the Terror Bird (and a few other items, including a restock of my sold-out stuff and the new stone age weapon sprues), and will be sending the greens to be cast next week.  Probably monday (maybe tuesday).  It will be a 4-5 week turnaround time on the castings, so I should be mailing all the pre-orders out before Halloween.

Which I know, makes it a "fall" release, rather than "late summer". 

Thanks to everyone for their patience.

-Alex
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2010, 11:41:47 AM »
Good grief.  I just re-read the early part of this thread - and just saw how my first estimate of the time the bird would be released was "early May-ish". 

I think I understand why so few miniature companies do pre-orders, that was far too optimistic a date (although at the time I said it I genuinely thought it was realistic.)

Again, my apologies for the long wait, thanks to everyone for their patience, and if anyone wants a refund I'm completely willing to give one.  At least by now Andy has some new appropriate dwarves to compliment this bird!

-Alex
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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2010, 12:43:33 PM »
 Great new's on the Terror Bird's release Alex.

 We all have real life to deal with and know you are just starting out.This is a very hard game to get into.Nothing goes to plan either.

 As for more Dwarves I hope to send some off for moulding next week.These will be Axe weilding howlers  ;D.Just waiting for some Goblins back from Kev Adams.

 The new date will give us all time to get the rest of the Vulture clan miniatures painted for their arrival.

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Re: "Mutant Terror Bird" available for pre-order
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2010, 05:37:10 PM »

I spoke with my caster last week, got the details worked out for the Terror Bird (and a few other items, including a restock of my sold-out stuff and the new stone age weapon sprues), and will be sending the greens to be cast next week.  Probably monday (maybe tuesday).  It will be a 4-5 week turnaround time on the castings, so I should be mailing all the pre-orders out before Halloween.

-Alex

 :D Hooray!  :D

No problem on the wait...I understand.  Just was curious where you were at!

Thanks for the update!

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The Terror Birds are here! AIE!!
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2010, 04:35:33 PM »
The birds are here!



The castings have arrived, as well as a complete restock of all my other Forge of Ice stuff (and a few new things!).  I'll need a few days to unpack and sort everything, and I'm attending a convention this weekend, but I expect that all the pre-orders will be in the mail on Monday.

*IMPORTANT* - if you have moved or changed your address since you placed your pre-order, PLEASE send me your current/new address!  I realize that some time has passed since the initial pre-order and we all move around a bit.

The final price on the birds will be higher than the $14 that I offered it at pre-order for, I'm not exactly sure how much yet (I've gotta do some math!  MATH!).  Also, anyone who pre-ordered it will get it shipped for free as a "thank you for your patience" gesture.

-Alex
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