MEGA UPDATE I "The Long and Winding Road"

MEGA UPDATE I "The Long and Winding Road"


We are FINALLY seeing the light!

AND NOW (funnily enough), I understand what Companies that do Kickstarters go through now - whilst my efforts with my Retro-Booster are piddly compared to the "big guys" - I've learned a LOT!

The biggest lesson being, when you have issues/delays over half a dozen miniatures its a hassle - when you have issues/delays over a few dozen miniatures, its not something like eight times the hassle - its more like EIGHT HUNDRED times the hassle.

The delays began when the Royal Mail actually LOST the first lot of Greens (even though they were sent Special Delivery - and insured for £2500) that were sent for casting.

They FINALLY turned up at the Sorting office in Lincoln, nowhere near Ranby (my casters home town) although that's still in Lincolnshire.

They were FINALLY returned to my local Post Office (and a BIG thanks to Rand, my new local Postmaster who's been awesome) who  brought them round to me personally.

I know they were (over) insured - but the HASSLES and delays would have been longer and more stressful!

All's well that ends well, I suppose - but yes its been a pain ON TOP of the other issues.

Next I was let down BADLY by the first round of 3D printing (from another company that promised me fast and great quality) which is why my ETA for shipping was so fast initially because I based it on their timeline.

They fu**ed up . . . . and I mean fu**ed up BADLY. . ..

It took them twice as long as they promised, and when the prints FINALLY came through the quality was not (and I mean NOT AT ALL) as promised - rough, so much so some of the detailing was obscured - and actually malformed in places (elements were "twisted" for want of a better word).

Luckily I found a new guy (overseas) who's printing quality is much MUCH better the samples he did are just undercoated white (please see the very rough attached picture of the "New Defenders"), I think you can see how good JUST WHITE undercoat looks. The First wave is with me now - and they are gorgeous.

Please find attached pictures of the prepped models of Charley, Felix, and N.O.R.M. (with three optional personalities) I think you will agree they really are fantastic - printed to 16 micron layers (rather than the industry standard of 25-29 microns) because I want the best for you guys.

Replacement Printing is ongoing (Future Force is next) but we've encountered minor issues with Three of the Red Sector Crew as well (and to be frank I think the Splutter Bots need work thickening up their "arms" too).

A few more adjustments had to be made to Aunt Petunia (sorted with a bracing bar between the pigtail and shoulder), Wildfire (the Guns details are just way too fine), and Barrys pen and clip board proved too vulnerable even to cast in resin - personally I think the new poses are much better, the new Rimmer actually LOOKS Arrogant.

FYI even though we had a Cease and Desist on these - they are still "hidden" in the Webstore (just in case you know anyone who still might want them) but when fully cast, only those who pre-ordered them will be getting them.

What have I learned from all this (and this is without the fiasco with the Post Office - which is HORRIFYING but I will share with anyone interested by PM if they are truly interested) -

1 - People can't work as fast as myself or Carl can (and even Carl has admitted he cannot keep up with me a couple of times) especially 3D printing guys.

2 - I give people too much credit, just because others recommend their services doesn't mean their work is "guaranteed" to be good or fast.

3 - I need to take over my own production at some point (which I think everyone knows is a given really) if only to give me more control.

4 - Never forget to Factor in people having real lives! People have had real world issues, plus I've been ill, Lindas been ill, Casters have had problems too! Utter UTTER nightmare!

We've lost more than 10 weeks in all, and thats currently how far we are behind (sorry guys, I hate letting people down even when I'VE been let down to begin with) - BUT its still going to be faster than a Kickstarter LoL! (Carl and Dave can back me up there LMAO)!


The Advance-Order Retro-Booster is live for our BRAND NEW Horror Range "Sharp Distinction" - which will include all sorts of Lovecraft, TV and Movie, Monsters and Characters.

We've decided to make the Sharp Distinction Retro-Booster much more simple, with a set range of Miniatures to pre-order over a slightly longer period of time - with no Unlocks to stretch for.

All the items here are up for Pre-Order as part of the latest "Retro-Booster" Promotion, estimated Shipping is the first quarter 2017 (so again much faster than a Kickstarter).

This Particular Retro-Booster will run until early in the New Year, and is more limited in scope than the last one - making it much more customer friendly.!/Sharp-Distinction-Pre-Order-Page/c/21451007

OK, heres a few Questions I have been asked.

Why Not Kickstarter - Crowd Funding platforms take a large chunk of cash off the top, and you can wait up to eight weeks for funds. By operating a rolling pre-order system we at Nexus can get to work faster, and use more of the money for product and running the website.

Why So Close to the Last Retro-Booster - There are a few reasons actually. First, we want this to be a rolling thing, allowing us to release the products our customers want on a more regular basis. Second, Sharp Distinction was actually supposed to be before the Red Sector/S.D.Z.A. Booster - but things weren't quite ready to press forward. Lastly, the Retro-Boosters are VERY customer friendly - allowing purchases and add-ons to be done at leisure over a period of time (and yes, there will be a "no additional postage" code for folks how want to add things gradually to spread the cost). Lastly, we expect to get folks ordering Sharp Distinction that didn't order anything from the last Retro Booster too.

When will my Sharp Distinction Miniatures ship to me - as this is a rolling thing, the minute the last Retro-Booster Miniatures are cast and ready to ship these will be a go - I'm expecting to ship first quarter 2017.

A few of you might have remembered a couple of weeks ago I found some Cobra Skimmers that I though I didn't have! A few happy customers snapped them up fast - and I was asked if there were any more "deals" lying around LoL!

As it turned out, there were some other items of stock in the Box I didn't know I had. Morlocks, some of the Rebel/Freedom Fighters, some Prophets, and a few Caprican Legion.

The Capricans are currently being re-stocked, but if you can't wait I've listed these few I have left in the store. They are an "odd" number, so to give those who want them a chance - I've listed them individually. When these are gone, anyone wanting any will have to wait for the restocks when they get here.!/Caprican-Legion-Trooper-No-1-Trooper-Officer/p/56661263/category=15326628!/Caprican-Legion-Trooper-No-2-Rifle-Raised/p/56661286/category=15326628!/Caprican-Legion-Trooper-No-3-Rifle-Lowered/p/56661336/category=15326628

There were some of the Rebel/Freedom Fighters (Porky and Do-Gooder) too, so they have been reduced to just £5 for a pair for a while.!/Rebel-Freedom-Fighters-Porky-&-Do-Gooder/p/56641802/category=15325059

Because of my "find" the Morlock Mob is BACK and even better! Just £10 for SIX Morlocks! Combine that with the Capricans I mentioned above, and Dr Makalay you have a Brotherhood Army!!/Morlock-Mob/p/60309257/category=16633048

Lastly, one of our Signature Models is now down to £4 for a short period - so snap him up while you can!!/Deadling-Hero-No-01-The-Prophet/p/56989816

Don't forget, we're down to our last Sentry too.!/Mark-I-Blackwood-Industries-Sentry-Unit/p/56641820/category=15325060