The Dragon

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  • Item Code: DRAGON
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4kgs
  • -162 Units in Stock

DIRECT ORDER ONLY - NOT AVAILABLE TO TRADE
 
PLEASE NOTE: DRAGON UPDATES ARE ONGOING ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND TWITTER FEEDS. PLEASE CHECK THOSE TO SEE ALL THE LATEST PHOTOS AND UPDATES!!

 

BIG PICTURES OF THE DRAGON AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THEM!

IF YOU ARE IN THE QUEUE FOR THE DRAGON AND HAVE CHANGED YOUR EMAIL AND/OR DELIVERY ADDRESS SINCE YOU PAID FOR IT, PLEASE EMAIL US WITH YOUR NEW DETAILS OR WE CAN'T CONTACT YOU WHEN YOUR DRAGON IS READY!

Dragons are now shipping - slowly, but surely! Once the Salute show is out of the way in mid-April, we will be concentrating on casting them without the distraction of the show to prepare for. It take a lot of time to cast all the parts but we're hopeful of getting around 20 a month out if the moulds don't deteriorate too quickly and there are no major crises to get in the way. Please follow our updates via Twitter or Facebook to stay in top of the numbers.

IMPORTANT: If you are tired of waiting for your dragon, you can easily have product from the Heresy store to the value of the amount you paid towards your dragon. We can't refund anything older than 6 months, unfortunately. This is why we ask anyone purchasing a dragon if they're absolutely certain they want to do so...

25th January 2014
I thought all this would be over long, long ago, but here I am with hopefully one last alteration (unless i have to remove the spines from the back fo the beast). I've spent the last three days fixing the problem of the miscast torso by chopping it in half aroudn the waist and then re-scaling areas to hide the joins as much as possible. In the next two or three weeks I should have a clear idea of if this has worked, and how long casting a complete set of dragon parts might take, and thus how long anyone might have to wait to get their dragon. Please follow me on Twitter or Facebook or the dedicated thread on the Forum Of Doom for the latest news. Can't stress that enough, that is where the latest info gets put. If you don't care to read those, you are missing out on the news and there's no point being all angry when you email me to find out what's going on if you deliberately aren't reading the news sources I've been putting out for the last few years!
:)

SUB_UPDATE 31st january

Good news, the torso mould worked! See below pics. This is the most challenging of the moulds and I've spent weeks re-re-re-re-remodelling the torso and prepping for it after the last two failed attempts, so I am very relieved! I have 8 or 9 more moulds to make before I can start sending out dragons, but Salute looms large and I have to cast the whole range up for stock for that show! As soon as it's over on April 12th I'll be tqking two weeks off to do nothing but cast dragons, so expect things to really pick up then! Follow me on Twitter or Facebook to get blow-by-blow updates!
 

 

 

 IMPORTANT: A lot of people are still waiting for their dragon even after a year or more. It's been a farce, there's no two ways about it. You will all still get your dragons, but it's been a long road of trying to solve problem after problem, so please bear with me a little while longer. The best way to find out what's happening with your reserved dragon is to keep up with the news updates here, on Twitter or on the Forum Of Doom (see links at top of this page)

The Dragon. Three years of pain and mental anguish went into making this. Walls were smashed through with spoons. Tea went undrunk. But it was finally sculpted! And then there was an endless series of apparent problems with getting saleable stock from the casters, and endless amount of re-working and re-sculpting to get aroudn those problems and ultimately money draining away to very little avail. The casting is now to be done in house but there's a steep learning curve. We have firends in the business giving us expert advice but it's still a very difficult first project in resin casting terms.


There is AT LEAST a year long waiting list for Dragons! It has proved far more popular than Andy ever thought it would! (Seriously he only ever expected to sell a couple of dozen)

There are over 170 dragons in the waiting list (which has grown over the last three years)

If you don't want to wait, PLEASE DON'T ORDER IT NOW as your card will be charged NOW and then you WILL have to wait months and you WON'T get a refund, but will of course receive in-store credit (as it will likely be a different financial year, or certainly longer than 6 months, after which point it's impossible to refund transactions)...

The only reason that there is stock listed is to keep the item on the cart for those who DO wish to order it and don't mind waiting twelve months (or more), there aren't any spare ones in stock!
I've altered the stock to reflect the fact that the queue is so long - so as the negative amount of dragons decreases, the waiting time gets shorter!

 Sculpted by Andy Foster

Current Situation

LONG story short. After years of delays and few dragons to show for it, Andy is trying to get to grips with the resin production process himself, the first set of moulds produced inferior results so he has had to take steps to solve the problem by various means such as re-sculpting parts of the dragon once more, and being a bit crafty. He is posting updates on the Facebook and Twitter pages, and you will see photos popping up on here with no explanation as to what they are, but they will hopefully show the process stage by stage.

There is a big learning curve in play here, but not insurmountable...

PLEASE LOG IN AND THEN CLICK THE BOX TO THE RIGHT -> ('NOTIFY ME OF UPDATES TO THE DRAGON') FOR SPECIFIC UPDATES FOR THE DRAGON, I.E. WHENEVER MORE ARE SENT OUT, WE WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHAT NUMBER WE'VE GOTTEN AS FAR AS!

You can now also use Twitter to get your Dragon-specific updates. Follow @TheHeresyDragon for Dragon-only updates and info.

Alternatively, keep track of this massive thread on the Forum of Doom where the latest news is posted and discussed










This item was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 July, 2011.

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