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Secret Santa update...
 
As of January 20th, 2019, I'm closing the SS and sending consolation prizes to everyone who sent but didn't receive a gift.
 
I've contacted everyone who I think meets this condition.
 
If you sent a gift but haven't received one and you have not gotten a PM from me then contact me asap so I can order your consolation gift too.
 
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I have kept my tongue up til now. Jsalyers went to the trouble to do this, and it was as nice a project as I have ever seen. He has been a great stand up guy. If you signed up for this, and DID NOT hold up your end of the bargain, get off your butt and do so! You were old enough to sign up for this, so keep your word.  If, not, please don't ever sign up again for a project like this.

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15 minutes ago, Corsair said:

I have kept my tongue up til now. Jsalyers went to the trouble to do this, and it was as nice a project as I have ever seen. He has been a great stand up guy. If you signed up for this, and DID NOT hold up your end of the bargain, get off your butt and do so! You were old enough to sign up for this, so keep your word.  If, not, please don't ever sign up again for a project like this.

 

I agree- I've only recently become "active" on the forums, too late to sign up for any of the Christmas Events, but I've been a member of other online communities before where Secret Santa's have been a thing and there's always some who spoil it for others. I hope there weren't many who didn't fulfill their end of the deal but I always advise that those names be shared (in strict confidence) to organizers of future similar events for if they sign up next time.

 

@jsalyers that's very kind of you to be buying consolation gifts to those who were left out, I hope there weren't too many and you're not too out of pocket on this!

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@jsalyers I have an extra Assassin and Halberd if those will be helpful, let me know the paint scheme.

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sometimes things happen that are out of everyone's control. the post service says my mini was delivered Christmas eve but no one seems to have gotten it.  I didn't get the chance to take pictures in the rush to get it out on time and really would have liked one. 

 

Just a kindly reminder... Just because something wasn't received, doesn't mean that something wasn't sent.  things happen.  this is not the season to be holding grudges or holding people to account.  Personally, I do these exchanges to share something of myself with others, not to receive a thing.  Jsalyers does a wonderful job with this and goes that extra mile to make sure everyone gets something.  Take that in the kindness and the spirit it was meant.  A number of people have offered to help and i think that is the most wonderful thing of this group that people are willing to share and take part. 

 

Sometimes the most important part of receiving or giving a gift is realizing that the other party may not be able to respond in kind and feeling that's alright. 

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K;rex, you are one of the folks who did come through! Please do not take this as a at slap you. And yes, things can happen to delay stuff, but form jsalyer's posts, these are folks who aren't even having the courtesy to respond.

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47 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

sometimes things happen that are out of everyone's control. the post service says my mini was delivered Christmas eve but no one seems to have gotten it.  I didn't get the chance to take pictures in the rush to get it out on time and really would have liked one. 

 

Just a kindly reminder... Just because something wasn't received, doesn't mean that something wasn't sent.  things happen.  this is not the season to be holding grudges or holding people to account.  Personally, I do these exchanges to share something of myself with others, not to receive a thing.  Jsalyers does a wonderful job with this and goes that extra mile to make sure everyone gets something.  Take that in the kindness and the spirit it was meant.  A number of people have offered to help and i think that is the most wonderful thing of this group that people are willing to share and take part. 

 

Sometimes the most important part of receiving or giving a gift is realizing that the other party may not be able to respond in kind and feeling that's alright. 

Exactly.

 

I'm one of those who hasn't received anything yet, though I'm not sure if it's just delayed, if it got lost in the mail, if the person who got it realised how expensive shipping to Australia was and quietly backed out, or if personal circumstances totally unrelated prevented them from completing it and sending - and ultimately, I don't care. While I'm disappointed, I'm not disappointed that I didn't get my shiny, I'm disappointed that I didn't get the chance to tell that person how much I appreciate their work and to celebrate our shared love for CAV. I hope everything is okay with them, and I'm definitely *not* holding them accountable - these things happen. I signed up for this with the expectation that I would spend some money and time sending someone a CAV and making their day brighter - the fact that I would get a mini in return was an after thought.

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I've been part of many SS exchanges. I participated in several of them on the old Privateer Press forums and more than once I painted up 3+ extra models for different people who never got a gift.

 

I knew what I was getting into. I decided I wasn't going to paint the make up gifts but instead just give models.

 

I always assume the best about the SS members who don't end up delivering their gifts. Life can get complicated when you least expect it.

 

I appreciate everyone's time, energy and kind words and I fully plan to do this again next year when we have DROPSHIPS to paint for each other! :)

 

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While waiting on layers of paint to dry for the CAV I'm working on, I broke out the G85...  And some macro extension tubes, since I couldn't get close enough for my tastes..  Was fun keeping enough light there without getting lens shadow in the pic!  ...So definitely going to have to buy a dedicated macro lens at some point.  25mm extension tube utilized since my kit lens has something like an 8.5" minimum focusing distance, and a 60mm lens just doesn't quite cut it at that range when you're wanting to showcase the sheer amount of detail someone put into their painting.

 

Apologies for the dust >.>;;;;

 

I had a reasonably long list of things to choose from (I was indecisive!), and @Guildenstern painted up a Despot for me, and kept it well supplied with a bunch of York Peppermint patties!  ...Photos of said patties could not be located, and recon was silent about why it was so for some strange reason (read: they were devoured rather quickly by myself and hubby!)...  Painting colour scheme requested was "fire in the night" alongside "camo more like a darker form of urban"

 

Oh!  There was also a lovely card, and a bonus blister in there too (Silverback)!

 

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Additional close-up shots (spoilered so mobile users don't have to scroll through all of them)

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Absolutely loving the pattern, as well as all the extra little details painted in!

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That ugly -redacted- looks EXTREMELY familiar... ^_^

Tried to paint a skull on the front like two-face, ended up looking like a harlequin mask, oh well guess I can practice more.

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The 2018 CAV Secret Santa is officially over. I've purchased consolation gifts for everyone who shipped but didn't receive a gift.

 

Additionally, @CAVBOSS sent a few extra presents that should add to the joy of the gift!

 

If you meet the criteria above and you haven't heard from me about your consolation prize send me a private message and I'll get you taken care of.

 

If you're still working on a gift I encourage you to finish it and mail it.

 

I look forward to next year's gift exchange!

 

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On 1/19/2019 at 12:37 PM, Savage Coyote said:

 Mine arrived the other day!  Thanks to my SS, the Voodoo will join my crazy painted Rach unit! I

Hopefully the other item in the box was to your liking as well?

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