Saturday, June 6, 2009

We are giving away a FREE model!

A lot of you have read this post about my mechanized Rough Rider. Although the project worked out well, the resin cast from Micro Arts had many problems. Our post helped Micro Arts decide to discard this mold and make a new one. I got four more models that all looked much better and they promised to keep perfecting the new mold. Micro Arts is sending me some stuff for free because they feel bad and have good customer service.
So we have decided to give the extra free stuff away FOR FREE. Here is the model:
This is the mechanized Rough Rider I made of it
and the winner can probably do many more things with it, like a Traitor Guard vehicle or a Mechanicum unit.

Simple rules:
1. become a follower
2. leave any comment in this post

Monday night I will blindly pick one commenter, announce it on the blog and send him/her his model. Just for fun.

In the very near future we will give away more stuff in this way. Keep checking out our blog!

John and Mike

36 comments:

  1. Just wanted to say that I love that rough-rider conversion.

    The original doesn't look that bad either!

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  2. It's nice to see a company listening to their customers like that.

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  3. I've had my eye on MicroArt for a while, and never ordered anything from them.

    I get nervous dealing with overseas companies. Between long ship times and awkward customer service, many of my dealings have been unsatisfactory.

    This is just giving me more of an excuse to order some Ork heads with gas masks :)

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  4. Always loved watching you guys paint!

    The way the model is made really makes it look and feel futuristic compared to men on horses...

    I wonder what GW might come up with...

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  5. Pretty cool model. Love the blog, just had never actually clicked the 'follow' button previously. Either way, its a win-win with the quality you all post.

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  6. MicroArt really went above and beyond on customer service with this one, and so did you for giving it away!

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  7. wow most genorus, usualy a shop will take ages to get back to you, good luck on the next few models Mike.

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  8. Great Idea for a give way and thanks for being generous.

    Was this model intended to be used for the Ad. Mech?

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  9. Wow i had always been tempted to order bases from "Micro Arts Studios" or "Back to Base ix" Looks like Micro Arts Studios has just got themselves another customer :D

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  10. I really like the conversion, Been following this blog for a while.

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  11. That is some great customer service right there.

    That's also a very interesting take on rough riders, and fitting for the 40k universe.

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  12. These days great customer service is so hard to find these days.

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  13. oooooh, mechanicus guard army - that would be fun!

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  14. That's real amazing customer service, much better than I've ever gotten from GW.

    (Not entering the contest, just leaving feedback.)

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  15. Well they do look like damn nice models.

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  16. I love contests.
    While I never bought from them yet, I'm looking carefully as they make better and better things. They have quite high prices but typical for this kind of business. And as usual, customers have to press them for continuous improving quality, otherwise they will be like ForgeWorld was - packing broken stuff without checking (or intentionally). All in all, I'm proud that polish small companies are doing better and better - now, I'm waiting for announced Moscals and Chaos Dwarves from Scibor Miniatures.

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  17. That's too bad about that model, liked their other brotherhood models. I use them on the base for my Warhound.
    Hopefully the new mold will work out soon.

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  18. I have been looking at get some of the Discworld Miniatures for some time but was a littel put off by your previous post, but if there as good as you now make out ill be geting suff from them soon

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  19. Very nice of Micro Art! I have wanted to get one of those for a while for a conversion idea. Maybe I will win!
    Jeff

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  20. Kudos to you for paying forward good customer service. And a tip of the hat to Micro Art also, class acts all around.

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  21. Great Idea man and amazing genorosity. I like many others like to see good customer service and it looks like you recieved it.

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  22. A very generous contest, thanks very much.

    This model would make a great gun servitor in an Inquisitorial retinue.

    Cheers
    Chris@Order Minoris

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  23. Everything MAS produces is awesome. Its always nice to see independent reviews of companies which produce things what might be useful to the full time converter/hobby-ist. Keep the conversions coming!

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  24. That looks like an awesome mold! I how I get it, I here a servitor! Your Mechanized Rough riders look awesome as well

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  25. Great Conversion. I would like to see what it would look like in my converted Cult of the Dragon army ...

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  26. Oh the things I could build from that model!
    Go on guys, you know you want to send it my way ; )

    Cheers
    Dave

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  27. Nice work. Good to see TPTB paying attention!

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  28. Something went horribly wrong with my username.... whatever.

    Considering micro arts, their models are great. My FLGS even carries them, what is great, but the tracked thingie models that they have all have the same flaw as yours. So I guess I'll have to order them. Good to know that their customer service is as good as this....

    You guys rock, keep up the good work!


    Uhm, I meant to enter the contest... well, I suck with computers. I'm following you anyway, without following. And I probably get those models faster as well if I order them from MA directly, considering that they don't have to cross the ocean that way. :D

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  29. Thanks for the link to microart - not seen them before but definately will order something from them soon...

    All the best
    Paul

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  30. Outstanding on Micro Atrs part, More so to you for sharing your largess.

    Alan

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  31. Hi there ,I got two of the new models and they are still not checking there work before sending them out . the two I got have two large mold marks on them which are on the front gaurds .was going to use but if I try to remove will have to some how fill up .was going to get more but when I seen what they sent out change my mind

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  32. I'd love to use a tracked servitor like that in a Dark Heresy game!

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  33. I also had some problems with the front fender. Out of the four models from the new mold, two of them were perfect and two had fender problems. None of them had the bad tracks from the 1st post. Hey, I am not their salesman. They need to do their work right and quality control is CRUCIAL with resin casters. Hopefully all this will push them to greater quality.
    Mike at SCW

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  34. shame about the casts but its good to hear a great customer service story.
    i love what you did with it and like the original model quite a bit too!!

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