That's right, help support FTW and you can win a Warhammer 40k character model of your choosing. While I don't usually do things like this here on FTW, I think this is the perfect way for someone to walk away with a custom model for their 40k army and help me stick it to my insurance company.
What can you win?
A single Warhammer 40k miniature custom built, converted and painted to your specs. You read that right, one model built and painted exactly how you specify (as best as my skills allow of course). This includes everything from adding tiny greenstuff elements to extensive repositioning of the pose to freehand work and weathering. I will cover ALL the costs associated with the construction and painting. The only limits are what I can do in terms of modeling and painting.
It can be a character that already exists that you want done, something that is only in the background that there is no model for right now or something of your own creation entirely. It's up to you to decide if you win.
To keep this manageable, I can do a 25mm or 40mm round base (or a bike sized base if that's what your character is riding). There's some leeway here, I just need to know what you're interested in having done. And the base (resin or completely custom made) is included as well. In fact, if you just wanted it built so you could paint it yourself, we can do that or if you have a character model already and you just want it painted, we can do that too.
If the response to this is big enough, I may be able to up the ante to a 60mm sized base which would allow for even more work and accommodate things like dreadnoughts and Daemon princes and the sort.
Everything is included, all you have to do is support FTW for a chance to win and if you're chosen, simply let me know what you'd like to have done. I'll cover the cost of shipping and handling of the finished model to you wherever you are in the world.
Why win a Warhammer 40k model?
This is not so much for me as it's for my Wife. With the recent storm that destroyed our upstairs room (my studio), a considerable amount of water came down through the house into the room below. And by considerable, I mean enough to fill an Olympic sized pool... three times. At least that's what it felt like standing there with buckets trying to catch what we could that night.
The room that took the majority of the water damage happened to be the Laundry Room where our washer and dryer are located. In fact, as luck would have it, the waterfall was directly above the washer and dryer. My Wife's favorite washer of all time I might add. She's not really attached to the dryer, but that washer holds a special place in her heart for some odd reason.
Like most folks I'm willing to bet, we don't have new appliances. I think our dryer may be older than me. After the storm, they ended up covered in water and debris for a few days while the bigger things were taken care of. The insurance company said they would repair or replace them with repair being the first option. So we had a professional come out to look at them (for a $75 fee of course). Despite the beating they took, both are still clinging to life and so the insurance company isn't going to budge on them.
We get to keep them, but they are in much worse shape now. We'd like to pull the proverbial plug, but we can't.
How do you help support FTW and possibly walk away with a new model?
Entering is easy. It's done through Paypal. For every dollar you kick in, you are entered to win with one chance. Five dollars gets you entered five times. The drawing will be done by computer where a random number will be generated to indicate the winner.
You can enter as many times as you'd like up until the deadline. After that, I'll collect all the entries and select the winner. I won't do it, I'll have a computer program generate a random number from the total number of entries received so that it's fair. The "Help Support FTW" button is over there in the right hand column.
If you have already helped me with my studio...
If you've already helped me with my studio, THANK YOU! I'm still trying to weasel a desk out of the whole thing (after I do what everyone said I had to do in their notes... I promise the dog will get something). If you've helped out, you are already entered for the same amount you gave. For example, if you gave $5, then your name has been entered five times.
How long do you have to support FTW and win?
Since I don't have a studio right now... there's no real rush. I hope the studio will be ready to go in about three weeks. That's the magical date I'm clinging to in hopes that our life will be back to something that could be mistaken for normal at that point.
That being said, let's run this until August 31, 2012. That gives you just over 30 days to support FTW and be entered to win. August 31st will be the final day and I'll draw a winner in the first week of September. I'll contact the winner using the email address provided in Paypal and get to work on their new model.
Thank you everyone! I'm hoping this helps with the cost of a new washer and dryer for the Wife. Come to find out she has quite expensive tastes in appliances which is odd since she doesn't like to shop that much in the first place.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what I get to build in a month.