OK, maybe "love" is too strong of a sentiment here, but Q-Workshop and I have reached a resolution that gives everyone something if not the exact things we all wanted.
You, the backers, get a custom relic ship die, as you were promised. This ship is "thousands of years old" and is the product of "alien engineers and non-human sensibilities of beauty". Cherish it for it's endurance and diversity from the human norm...or chuck it in the trash. Your call. :-) I'm sorry it could not be all I had hoped it would be.
I receive a 50% refund for a product that is functionally useful but does not look like I was led to believe it would.
Q-Workshop retains 50% of the payment to at least cover their costs of manufacture since the product is functionally, if not esthetically, as ordered.
I'm off to the FedEx Office now to send the dice to Game Salute so they can pack it in with your Factions stuff.