I did not want to do this, but jackd334 has, I feel left me with no choice.
I contacted him early in October about a couple of potential conversion ideas. One was a female Inquisitor (based on some artwork) and another was a Wraithlord conversion (based on a GD winning entry’s pose - basically, turning it into a Striking Scorpion Wraithlord with a 'squatting down' pose).
E-mail chain is as follows:
October 2, 2009 – Initial contact
October 2, 2009 – Further discussion
October 3, 2009 – Details settled, asked for a down payment of £25 to purchase the Wraithlord model.
October 4, 2009 - £25 sent over
October 4, 2009 – I was informed that the conversion should take approximately 2 hours of time and was quoted a few of £15 + shipping. I was promised WIP pictures for approval during the process.
October 5, 2009 – I was informed that he couldn’t find the model locally
October 12, 2009 – Still no model in house, had to purchase online, it hasn’t arrived yet.
October 13, 2009 – Still hasn’t arrived yet.
October 15, 2009 – Still hasn’t arrived yet.
October 16, 2009 – The model has arrived, work has begun.
October 18, 2009 – Work is continuing.
October 18, 2009 – Question about the base comes up, decision is to just glue it to a standard base so as to allow work to continue.
October 21, 2009 – He ran out of greenstuff – work on hold until he can get some more.
October 26, 2009 – Still no greenstuff, plus now he’s out of plasticard and there are no pictures because his camera is broken too.
October 29, 2009 – Updated on plans to get supplies.
November 6, 2009 – Apologies are given, he’s almost done, but still no pictures.
November 10, 2009 – Update with no pics again, but again, almost finished is the answer…
November 12, 2009 – WIP picture supplied, pose is very far off from agreed upon specs.
November 13, 2009 – Response to pose issues is that OK to repose, ‘can be done easily’ and that he’s just about all done ‘except for the sword’ as he’s still out of plasticard.
The last two posts from jackd334 are quoted below:
November 23, 2009:
Originally Posted by jackd334
Hi, i am so sorry about these delays, i dont mean to worry you. There is no need, im sorry i didnt get back to you sooner my inbox was full and iv onli just cleared it (and then recieved your messages). I have finished sculpting his dreadlocks, and im still trying to get some plasticard to finish him off. Legs have been repositioned too. Sorry about the fact i keep making you wait :S:/
Hes everso allmost done
And December 3, 2009:
Originally Posted by jackd334
Hi, again im so sorry about the delay. :S Iv not been on here regularly recently. The model is finished, ill post you pics as soon as. Can i have your adress to send him? Im ever so sorry about all this trouble :S Im thinking about stopping commisions after this because i dont think im ready to be doing it all.
Regards and apologies, Jack
I have since supplied him with all that he’s asked for, and have not received ANYTHING (PMs, models, refunds, etc.) back at all.
So, at this point, I’m not sure what to do.
His sculpting samples posted here are quite nice.
He is offering miniatures for sale, and commission services as well.
He seemed to have a good reputation here, and on his ‘deviant art’ page.
I realize that he is young, and that life certainly gets in the way at times, but at this point, enough is enough.
He’s still active on this site, as can be seen from this post here:
Luckily, I paid him through PayPal, so I’m just about ready to request a refund through them.
BUT, I’d rather settle this without going that way.
I’d really like the model I commissioned him to do.
Barring that, I’d like for him to refund my money.
Not sure what to do next…