Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Raffle! Ends Feb. 14th!

***Please Note, this raffle has no catches, tricks or anything like that. Its FREE to enter the raffle and even costs nothing to relieve your prize should you so win, even world wide. basically, it really is a free give away. Its based on the movie Pay ir Forward where if everyone does n good deeds for each other, the world can become a much better place. To enter all it takes is to be a follower of this blog which I pick winners from randomly.***

Hey Folks!

A new website that's going to be opening very soon, Galaxy Gobbo, has been watching the raffle, what I'm doing it all for and liked what they have seen. They have offered to send me one of the shiny new Stormravens. Think of Galaxy Gobbo as the ‘Groupon’ or ‘Living Social’ of wargaming. They plan on launching a lot of the hottest deals on the net.

Also today, when I was getting shipping addresses for the prize winners for the Jan. raffle, an interesting conversation came up with one of them. Farsight, a very cool guy from Utah loved what I was doing here and loves the idea of "paying it forward". So, since he won himself the Warmachine set, and after talking to me about Gobbo sending a Stormraven, he wants to send a little something for that raffle as well. And a wonderful something it is!That's right! Hes sending a set of Mark 5 Heresy armor from Forgeworld and even a pack of Heresy Era Bolters to go with them!

So.. the Raffle now has one more item. This will be the last item up for this months raffle but its a neat one. Hes offering a GW Virtual Gift card that will be emailed directly to the winner, allowing them to go straight to GW and buy whatever they want.

It will be for 75 dollars.

Those that aren't familiar with the virtual gift cards, here is the info from GW

Games Workshop Virtual Gift Vouchers

If you want to buy someone a gift but are not sure what to buy or need a gift in a hurry, then our Virtual Gift Vouchers are the perfect solution: allowing the recipient to choose their own gifts from our complete range of products. Once you have purchased a Virtual Gift Voucher it will be instantly delivered, via email, ready for immediate use. You can send multiple vouchers to a single recipient, simply order each separately, entering your chosen recipient's email address.

Games Workshop Virtual Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed online.

  • Customizable with a personal message
  • Sent immediately via e-mail
  • Can be used straight away by the recipient
Or a direct link to the GW site here:


So in total now there will be 3 more winners (those that won last month aren't entered into this months raffle). The 3 winners will each pick between:

A new in box, un opened Stormraven
A 5 man set of Mark V Heresy Armor WITH 5 Umbra Bolters to go with them, also from FW.
A $75.00 US Virtual GW gift card.

So now we have 3 prizes for the February raffle!

Just like before I will pick 3 random people from my list of followers. Ill email them both and each will send me a priority list of which item they want most, either the Stormraven, the FW Heresy Set or the 75 dollar Virtual Gift Card. If all 3 people want the same item first, whoever replies first gets it. The other person will get the second item and the 3rd person, the 3rd item.

Good luck to everyone! (except the winners of last raffle, you guys already won!)


Ok Folks, as some of you have noticed there have been alot of people offering items they own for the raffle as a way for they themselves to give back. Well,After debating it heavily, I've decided to allow one more person. Its actually a member here who wants to remain anonymously.
Hes offering something that's very one of a kind in this situation. He wants to offer a Malachor Tank from FW. The model itself has been opened and cleaned but nothing has been pinned, glued or any other form of construction. He simply made sure the parts were all there. After switching to Eldar, he offered it to me for the raffle since in his own words "work has been beyond well and its a unit I no longer need and would love to give it to a proper home. He does ask it goes to a Guard player but other then that, things are set.

What do you guys think? its hard to turn down people offering to do good deeds but how many prizes are to many? I'm very much looking for opinions on this topic.


  1. how exciting! I love it when stuff like that happens.

  2. Ooh fun! I sure wouldn't mind winning.... :P

  3. I hope im not jumping the gun but I got another email today with another webstore wanting to donate something to the raffle. Ill talk more with them tonight to See what they want to exactly do :)

  4. and communal salivation begins..... NOW

  5. Decided to go with a GW online gift card for $75.00 US dollars.

    Good luck everyone!

  6. This really is what the community is all about, great stuff :)

  7. What a nifty idea for a contest!


  8. Thanks Bix! That's my thoughts exactly! We are really just one big family and should always try to help each other whenever we can!

    Big Jim thanks for the kind words!

    Good luck to everyone that's entered so far!

  9. Great idea for a contest! Awesome for community building.

  10. Heard of this via Ron @ FTW.
    Amazing concept!

  11. Thanks guys. With all the support everyone has been showing me, its the least I can do. Good luck to everyone! And dont forget, tell your friends! If this raffle goes as good as the last one, who knows, there may be more in the future!

    Im also VERY open to ideas for tutorials and articles that folks would like to see!

  12. This is a really cool idea! Thank you very much for doing this!

  13. We gotta think Chuck for the FW stuff, Galaxy Gobbo for the Stormraven and David for the GW gift voucher! Thanks guys!

    Also want to think everyone for spreading the word!

  14. THan ks to everyone who's donated to this cause! It's a tough thing to have TOO much to give away :)

    Maybe keeping few things (1 or two?) back for other months or drawings where there might not be such numbers of items. Always moving the older stuff first?

    Just an idea. Keep up the great work both on the modeling side and the community side. Nice to see!

  15. Jeebus. Yeah, I gotta with the other folks who said spread those items out and you keep the magic going.

    Man, that Malcador is a sweet-ass tank. I'd do a photo step-by-step if I won that thing. Might even be worth resurrecting my airbrush....

  16. Really great idea, You're a really good fella, and your work is outstanding. I'm not just saying that - I've been following practically all your plogs over at Warseer. Keep up the great work, you remain a fantastic hobby inspiration to me!

  17. Just like to say it's a great idea and always nice to see people sharing in the community =)

  18. Hey there! New follower here, and I'm really impressed and touched by the operation you're running here. It's things like this that help keep tabletop gaming alive!

    I'm really glad you have something like this going on. I started playing Grey Knights around 5 years ago, and it's been a long, bumpy road. Now that the new Codex is coming out, I'm trying to get more involved online and in my local community. Cheers everyone!

  19. Nice setup you've got here, and good idea with the raffle- it certainly made me look twice, and probably will get the interest of many others! A malcador, though? That's one impressive prize; I know I could put it to good use with my mechanized guard!

  20. Awesome work getting this running. Keep it up. We all thank you for it Im sure :D

  21. Thank you all so VERY much. Its the support from all of you and the community as a whole that keeps this blog running both on the modeling side and the give away side back to the community.

    I hope to keep it going a long time.

    Ive already had donations for 3 more future raffle items for next month. Info to released on the day the winners of this raffle are announced.

    Good luck everyone and again, thank you all for the kind support during a hard time in my life. Its what motivates me each and every morning!

  22. Love the thing your doing here man. I have added your blog on my links. Keep it up!

  23. Thanks for doing this mate. Good to know the comunity is full of folk like you.

  24. Dude, I can't believe just how well these sorts of projects work in this community. Every time someone starts something like this, it always cascades into awesomeness.

    Go forth and do good, gamers!

  25. Amazing raffle! It's great that such a good deed hasn't gone unnoticed. Props to you for the raffle, especially with such valuable prizes.

  26. great idea.
    those heresy marines look great.

  27. Could I Chaos-ify that tank? I think I could...*evil laugh*

  28. I don't myself play Imperial Guard but if I were to win the Malcador I know an I.G. player that would really appreciate it, and I would be happy to pass it on to him.

  29. I'm currently building a storm raven for a friend and I have to say that I am really impressed with the quality of the model. Also going to have to keep an eye on the Galaxy Gobbo site, sounds interesting.