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    Thumbs up The Stars Are Right for... Miniature Exchange 29 (ME29)!

    Miniature Exchange 29 (ME29)

    Hi all,
    running my first ME (#28 of the serie) was a great fun for me. I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as myself! All have received their miniatures and I think that The Stars Are Right for the next ME to begin, a little earlier that I thought. So, following on from ME28, this is the official announcement to ME29.

    The organizer is: cucaiothegreat

    Reply to this thread, after you’ve read the rules and understand them, with your location and shipping preference in the following format:

    [user name] - [current location] - ['willing to ship to' location]

    For example:

    cucaiothegreat - Italy - Europe

    This indicates that cucaiothegreat lives in Italy, and he is willing to ship out to entire Europe. Shipping costs are on the shipper.

    Please also send me a PM with your shipping details, screen name, real name, and if you have one an alternate email address. This information will be held by myself on a database and the only people to receive your address and screen name is the person sending to you.

    The alternate email address serves as the back-up in case your primary email address is unreachable.

    TJeffers started this up in 2004 as he came to notice that he had more miniatures laying around in his drawers (not pants) than he could possibly paint and what once might have inspired him certainly didn't any longer. To give these old miniatures new life he hatched the idea for an exchange program. Modderrhu picked up the reins to keep things going, at ME10 mrJustin jumped in to the mix and later somewhere in between ME12 and 13 ZapotekE picked up the torch until ME20 when Undave, took over. OllieHolmes took over from Undave in 2010, and the flag has then passed [unofficially] to Gohkm and Master Of Fact. When they quit, after ME27, cucaiothegreat decided to keep the ME flag waving and started with ME28.

    Essentially a group of us get together from all over the world, dig through our piles of goodies, and ship off two (or more) miniatures that we're interested in seeing someone else paint. You, in turn, wait for a package from another individual with miniatures that you are supposed to paint as well (but hardly anyone ever does.)

    So, basically, what happens is that you put your name down for the exchange and then when the sign-up period is over, all the names will be dumped into a virtual hat to be drawn out randomly. The first name drawn gets to send their unloved miniatures to the second person, the second person sends to the third, and so on. At the end, the last person sends to the first. Instead of being a direct one-to-one exchange, we follow the order in which the names are drawn.

    Signup starts - 5 May 2012 (Sat)
    List published - 1 Jun 2012 (Fri)
    Exchange start - 4 Jun 2012 (Mon)
    End of exchange - 15 Aug 2012 (Wed) - This should provide enough time to mail to all participants, as well as an improvised shipping time buffer in case something stuffs up. If you know you will have a problem shipping models for whatever reason, please let both myself and your intended recipient know ASAP. If things run smooth, then the next ME will start in a matter of days.

    NOTE: Dates are subject to change depending on circumstances. All updates will be posted to this thread, so please keep track here.

    1) You must send at least two miniatures. This used to be just one but we've upped it to two just in case the person hates the first one. YOU WILL NOT GET THESE BACK, so make sure you don't send anything you still want. There has been a tendency to send more than two miniatures. This is acceptable but not to be expected. The rule is at least two. This is not a generosity contest.

    2) All miniatures must be in an untouched state. Basically, send it as you got it, in the condition it was when it was bought. This doesn't mean it has to be in a blister, however, just not mangled in any way. The minis are NOT to be painted or primed or pre-paints. The exception is if the minis were primed when bought, like Mithril minis. These may be exchanged since primed is their original condition. Exceptions to this rule are made by the participants and should be managed via private message.

    3) If you wish to participate, you must be around. Don't say 'I want in' and then disappear off the face of the Earth for a month. Participants should be checking at least this thread once per week, and check your PM’s and e-mail. Participants will be allowed three (3) failed contact attempts via primary contact method, and another two (2) using the alternate email address. If all contact attempts fail, the participant will be blacklisted and removed from the current Miniature Exchange.

    If a participant receives two (2) blacklists, said participant will be PERMANENTLY barred from any future Miniature Exchanges. Such a decision is final. If there is a genuine reason why you have been unable to make contact with either your intended recipient or the organizer, please do get back into contact to talk things through, however, excuses like ‘my dog ate the models’ will not be accepted, so be warned.

    4) If you do not hear from either your sender or sendee within one week of the exchange list being posted, check with the the organizer, and then skip them! I will endeavour to find a new sender for anyone who has been suddenly left out in the cold.

    This works in both directions, so if your sender can't be contacted get in touch with the person who was to send to them. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SHIPPED, IF POSSIBLE CAN YOU EMAIL PROOF OF POSTAGE.


    5) First time participants, or those who are not regular CMON participants either on the forums or in the galleries (less than 5 posts and no minis), will be listed as FLAGGED. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SIGN UP as there are so many people doing the exchange that it's hard to keep track of who has and hasn't participated before. Anyone receiving miniatures from a FLAGGED participant should post to the forums when the package is received. Only when the package from a FLAGGED participant is received will the person sending to the FLAGGED member ship any miniatures. Should the FLAGGED member fail to ship miniatures out within two weeks of the commencement of the exchange then the person originally slated to ship to the FLAGGED participant will, instead, ship to the person that the FLAGGED person was intended to ship to. To make it as smooth as possible for the FLAGGED participant he/she will be teamed up with a receiver geographically as close as possible. Please post as soon as you have received the models to help make Miniature Exchange run smoothly, and avoid having the organizers run after people un-necessarily.


    If you're sending to a flagged participant don't be tempted to send minis until they are unflagged as you may end up having to send out another lot if the flagged guy doesn't come up with the goods.

    6) Failure to participate after signing up for the exchange will result in being banned from future exchanges. While rule 5 is intended to protect participants from new members failing to follow through with the exchange it does not address regular CMON participants who have, for whatever reason, not shipped miniatures to their exchange partner.

    When you have received a package of minis, please do PM the sender and post in the thread - if possible with a picture. It's always nice to see what people end up with. By the same token, although it's not a requirement, if you decide to paint any of the stuff you get we'd all love to see it, as after all the idea of this is to get those models that sit around for ages out of the draw and onto the painting bench.

    We had a few problems the last couple of times due to some people not chiming in when they had minis arrive. It's VITAL that we know when you have your stuff turn up as it can cause hold ups, especially where flagged participants are concerned. Please PM your sender and post in the thread if only just to say you got your stuff. I will be chasing people if I feel they are not saying when their models have arrived and you will run the risk of being banned from future exchanges. This is only fair to ensure we all have a good exhange.

    The list remains unaltered when a person is unflagged on the forum so please keep an eye on this thread to see when things happen. If you're sending to a flagged member please let me know when you ship and if he misses their post saying they have shipped give us a nudge.

    Despite all these rules, let's keep in mind that at the end of the day, all that stuff written above is simply to make sure that everyone ends up with a couple of fun minis and a warm fuzzy feeling that you may have made somebody else's day.

    Let's see those names!

    cucaiothegreat - Italy - Europe
    Last edited by cucaiothegreat; 05-05-2012 at 06:01 AM.

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    Super doopa!

    AndyG England. Anywhere
    Victis hostibus tuis tibi rapitur videre et audire fletum mulierum. (or as near as google can do it!)
    Here be my ranking=
    Here be my gallery

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    cannon_fodder [flagged]- USA- USA

    but you can call me stupid for spending 10 min to find this thread, because I didn't check sticky threads.
    If you can name your paint colors might be a brushlicker

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    A Luna - Netherlands - Europe

    I must tell you this: I will be on holiday from may 16 to june 5. So if I'm not responding, I'm on holiday. I'm still in
    Quote Originally Posted by uberdark View Post
    i prefer to get two miniatures and rub them around on my gaming bobos.
    Totally going for #1 -->

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    Tarreknoire UK anywhere

    excellent - already sorting out the figures now... in anticipation

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    Kretcher Sweden Europe

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    awesome, I am glad this one is back so soon.

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    Omegaprime-US-US can't wait to do this again!

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    Last week remaining to sign up for the new Miniature Exchange!

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    ZapotekE - Sweden - anywhere

    been a long time....

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    Last day to get your chance to be in the next Miniature Exchange.
    If you don't know what I'm writing about, be assured that this will be a great fun for all involved and you also get the chance to paint some free miniatures!

    The list will be compiled probably tomorrow evening.

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    Hello all.
    I was compiling the list for the ME, but there is a little problem with our US partecipants.
    We have 4 of them, and all do NOT want to ship outside US. Now, this is perfectly acceptable, but for the ME it is a problem.
    There will be one amongst Wingz, cannon_fodder, Omegaprime, and beowulfthehunter willing to change his decision and ship to Europe?

    Otherwise, I will create two list, one "US only" with the 4 aforementioned partecipants, and another for the rest of partecipants.

    Please reply as soon as you can, either here or directly via PM to me, and I will arrange things and publish the list.

    Thanks to all for your patience.

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    I can change mine, and can ship to Europe. So, Omegaprime US- All

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    Plus I recieved some awesome items from Kretcher last time with ME 28. So it is time to give back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegaprime View Post
    I can change mine, and can ship to Europe. So, Omegaprime US- All
    Many thanks, list will follow very soon today!

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    Hello to all partecipants, and many thanks for joining. The list is ready and final! Please let me know if I made some errors (i.e. I have wrongly flagged/unflagged you, or you have been selected to send to a country you won't send to...)

    IMPORTANT: please do NOT send out your miniatures until Monday 4 June 2012; this will permit me to fix any error.
    Use these time to make contact with your sender and sendee, and prepare your parcel. If there are no problems, parcels can be sent out beginning on Monday 4!

    FLAGGED PARTECIPANTS: as explained in the "rules", flagged partecipants should send their parcel before receiving from sendee. If you have to send to a flagged partecipant, please wait until the person to which he should send has confirmed that he has received his parcel, posting this info both here on the forum and via PM.

    Now, here's come the list:

    cannon_fodder *** FLAGGED *
    A Luna

    (ZapotekE will send to the first name of the list, Wingz)

    Enjoy the ME!

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    UK post will not happen until Wednesday - Queen royal Jubliee - bank holiday - just for reference... I have got my package ready to go... really looking forward to this ME - thank you

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    I heard from the guy I am sending too and I am packing up his stuff now. I have not heard, but contacted cannon_fodder. We shall see.

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