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Thanks, Beagle. That means a lot to me.
I don't blame you Andy. The worst kind of frustration is when you don't know who or what to be frustrated at
I completely agree with you. I am more than a little displeased with the lack of progress.
Please remember, the offer laid out a couple of updates ago still stands (the one where people are free to choose from a variety of other products if they decide not to wait for the miniatures).
This is disappointing, there has been very little progress in the last six months.
Unfortunately only Clamsack the Corpulant (and only 15 copies of him at that). We spoke with Steve from Armorcast the week before last and he assured us production will soon step up. We'll see how that goes. I'll post an update as soon as I have any news to report.
It's been 6 weeks since the last update, how many more minis have been added to the list of those available in your post of 4th April?
Steve brought me about 15 copies of the completed Clamsack the Corpulant at Origins. We had a conversation about ways to help him get things together more quickly in the future. He did mention that he is working on several more molds and on fixing some problems in the original squoork sculpt. I am overwhelmed with work this week, but next week I will try to meet with him again to see what we can do to speed things up.
Let's hope it's not the Hubbel telescope
Time to exchange my binoculars for a microscope perhaps :-)
It's been a couple of weeks, how are things progressing Andy?
There is. Perhaps it's time to exchange our telescopes for binoculars...
Awesome, so there's actually an end in sight :)
There are still a few left to sculpt. I am discussing them with Sandra Garrity, but I'm sure we'll have them by the time the ones we currently have are finished casting.
That sounds pretty great then... so are there any figures that have yet to be sculpted?
He has those and is supposed to be working on molds. I will see him at Origins this week so we can discuss the delays in person. Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate him.
sounds great! But what about the Cremefillian riding the mutant land fish we saw a year or so ago? and the Tiznt?
Any news on sculpts for the Cornthulhu, horde of scary ass muthas & many hot dammits? Cremefillian War Party? thanks!
They did, but most of them are things we've already seen, just farther along in the process. I will update again today with the pics he sent.
I presume the pics didn't arrive?
We just spoke with Gin Fritter from Armorcast. He promised to send pictures tonight and I will post them in an update later tonight or tomorrow depending on when he gets them to me. He is saying the Plorp Balloon should be ready for Origins, which is in two weeks.
Just Chatted with Andy - He said to tell you he will post an update on Tuesday!.
He's active on Facebook, you could try there
No progress in months. Come on Andy what's going on?
@Andy - any progress with Armorcast?
Actually, please stand by for an update that will list all the available products.
I am very sorry, once again to continue bringing delays and bad news. I just discussed things with Steve from Armorcast and apparently we need to work out a new agreement in order to get these next miniatures completed. We will be having a meeting very soon to figure out how to proceed.
In the meantime, I am very happy to offer original artwork and other Low Life products in exchange to anybody who is fed up with me and the constant delays (I don't blame you) and would like to accept those items instead. If this means you, please message me privately and we'll work something out. I have a lot of original Low Life art, that generally sells for $300-$500, and I would be happy to send some to anybody who would rather have that than wait for the rest of the minis. I also have a lot of other Low Life products I'd be happy to offer (the retail value of these other items would be significantly higher than what most of you paid for the minis in the first place, especially if you choose the original artwork).
I know you must be exhausted from my constant delays and excuses. I assure you I am doing my best to get these made and they most certainly will be made eventually. The universe (or, more likely, my incompetence) keeps conspiring to create delays and you have my sincerest apologies.
Again, please message me privately if you would like artwork or other products. I'd like to avoid comments here for a little bit just so this particular comment can remain at the top and visible to the most people. I will also post an update very soon. Thank you.
I have a great deal of sympathy for Andy because he took some bad advice from a guy who couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery.
Andy wanted to bring his awesome artwork to life in the form of miniatures and was let down by the people who should have made this possible.
That being said I think it's time to face up to some hard truths.
I've asked a number of times what's happening with some of the big models, especially Cornthulhu, Plorp in a Balloon and the Tenemental- which are going to be expensive to produce and ship.
After so much time I think it's time for Andy to start looking at plan B's. If there's no money to offer refunds then maybe artwork, other Low Life goods or multiples of miniatures already created.
At the current rate of progress we're looking at 5+ years to complete.
" If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for backers. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to backers if:
they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;
they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;
they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and
they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form."
Can you please review this and let me know what your plans are to bring this project to a satisfactory conclusion.
Hello Friends! I am back and as requested (by Rob but I am sure everyone is interested in this info) here is the list of minis we have completed and ready to ship:
Bylunculus the Vigilant
The Guy with the Killin' Stick
The Mysterious One-Eyed Croach
Trozzgoxx the Lobe
Pandalope the Panderer
Greeshka (Female Snell)
Gronkle (Male Snell)
X'Rizz'Krubb (Short Funguy)
Tolzox'zz (The Flew)
Zzznz'hunz (The Flew)
Scarier Ass Mutha
Umber Cuke (Nipper)
Q'onn on the Cob (Short Coblin)
Plus we have several minis getting molds created and I have emailed the company to get a timeline of when they will be ready to cast.
Sorry, guys. I was out of the country and missed those last couple of comments. I will compile the list and post it as quickly as I can.
Andy, can you tell me how many of the 62 minis from the Croach with the Moach are at the "available to ship" level and, therefore, how many are still to be finished please.
Steve has been working on the Plorp Balloon. I haven't seen pictures yet, but when I talked with him last week he said he would be working on casting it this past weekend.
I'd still like to hear what's happening with some of the larger pieces, Cornthulhu, Plorp in a Balloon etc
Woho! Yeah, that's quite the hike. I contemplate doing that after the next batch depending on the time frame for everything after that and the size of the next batch. Thanks for the info!
Unfortunately, international shipping has gotten absurdly expensive. It would be $30.
Thanks! And for us living in the old world (Sweden to be more precise)?
Any News will be welcome...
I will certainly do that as soon as I have some stuff back from Armorcast. Currently it would be $8 to ship what is already done domestically.
To be honest, as much as I am excited about our new partnership with Armorcast I think we both had hoped things would be moving along more quickly by this point. I will talk with Steve tomorrow and see if he can give us a decent projection.
Once Armor cast are done with the next batch of figures could you perhaps post a list (or pedagogical picture) of what's done and not?
Also: if I want to get what's done shipped what would the extra shipping be?
Looking forward to seeing more stuff!
Happy Birthday Andy!
I wrote you and then saw the "be respectful and considerate" and decided to rewrite. Can you please tell us when you think they will finally be sent?
Let's all just eat our veggies and stay healthy.
I'm still excited about this project after all this time. It takes the time it takes. As always, let me know if you want to do shipping deals, I don't expect you to take that on and don't mind picking up the tab for it as stuff gets completed.
Any news on the Tenemental, it was one of my favorites of the project!
We are working our hardest to get as many minis cast as possible as quickly as possible while maintaining the quality. Several new sculpts are completed and are awaiting casting. However, the casting process is going more slowly than I had hoped because, in order to save money and assure everything gets made (I got a lot of incorrect advice early on about how much it would cost to get these things made but I'm still getting them made no matter what), I have had to use a different caster. It's a smaller operation so things take longer.
Any news on progress since the last update?
Steve at Armorcast has been working hard on getting the new ones casted. Hopefully I'll have pictures early next week. Thanks for the reminder.
Its been close to 2 months since the last update, any word as to where we are?
I understand your frustration and I assure you, even though it is taking a very long time, things are continually moving forward.
I've kind of given up on this now ... I backed for $199 in the first few days, and I've seen a T-shirt and 6 figures ... no sign or mention of my Werm in a Balloon made out of an inflated Plorp ... I've been holding out for the delivery since June 2013 ...
Quite disappointed really ... especially as I also backed for every other Low Life Minis since then :(
Ok thanks Andy, I look forward to it