Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Don't mess with my Aliens obsession!

Any one who knows me in person knows that I LOVE Aliens. It has been my favorite movie since I was a kid, even with all the nightmares it gave me. This obsession has bled over to modeling and I want to acquire all the old AEF 54mm aliens/marines resin models.  So i've gotten a few off of ebay and I happen to find someone who had some and recast them.  Well I got them and they were not the best casting job to put it kindly.   So I didn't ask for my money back I left neutral feed back which you can see here:

It's not cruel or mean, I just wanted others to know it wasn't the best kit.  But you will notice that the seller decided to insult me as a person. I had my website information connected to my Ebay account  (which i've since removed) and I guess some how he found my facebook account (which isn't suppose to be public "Thanks facebook!")  and he is making a comment based on a joke picture I took while working with some E6000 glue which I'm allergic to.  I usually wear gloves and a respirator when working with it. 

This picture:

I have no fear! Let my freak flag fly high and proud!  I mean how could I not wear a light up mohawk with my respirator?!?! Who runs Barter Town?
By the way you can get the mohawk at Toys R Us near the check out.  You know you want one!

Ok so what could be so bad about the kit that I would leave a neutral feedback for? Well I took some pictures and you can judge for yourself. They are unaltered except to brighten up a few of them, and you can tell me what kind of feedback you would have left. 

Here are those blobs of putty I was talking about, you can even see a finger print in the flamer blob towards the front of the gun. 

Lots of air bubbles, most of them were missing their fingers, and more putty blobs to accentuate his armor.
  Putty Blobs

Let's stick some putty in here and file it down, no one will notice!
 Blobs and filed down again
 Air bubbles in the fingers here.
 This piece isn't too bad ;)
 Oh noes he is missing his toes!
 Who needs their chin and fingers? I know I don't.

 Double mold lines! He didn't bother to clean up the original model before making his mold. So now you get two mold lines for the price of one.  (If it's not clear , these are recasts from originals)

So yeah that is a neutral for me, he shipped fast so I didn't wait long.   I was willing to let it go with just a neutral feedback and not asking for my money back. I'm still not asking for my money back. But I honestly don't believe I deserve to be insulted in my ebay feed back especially by someone who is trying to make a new business and is a Chief Firefighter.  (BamBam Models).  I just don't understand why someone who is there to protect our communities can be that way not just to me but to his other customers who were not happy with his product or service.  Shame on you Sir! You are suppose to be a model citizen.  Shame....

I run my own online business and I'm always kind and work my hardest to make everything right for my customers.  Customers /Fans are what make your business successful and grow, insulting them will not accomplish that.


  1. he shouldn't be saying things like that. that will ceartinly drive away his customers. also, those casts seem horrendus, were you able to salvage them?

  2. I hope it drives away his customers he doesn't deserve them with that kind of treatment.

    Not able to salvage them. I consider them garbage and i'm only keeping them as proof.

  3. Yeah, very unprofessional on his part.

    The feedback I would have left, having received those figs, would have been much more negative.