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The Dragon is a large, multi-part resin collector's item that requires filling, gluing and assorted modelling skills to assemble and complete. It is not for the inexperienced modeller. It will never be available in metal, it is too big for that. Teh queue is at least 8 months long.
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! Now that Salute is out of the way for another year, Andy is concentrating on trying to cast as many dragons as quickly as possible - it takes a whole day to cast one complete Dragon, though, so it's a slow process, and a regular supply of new silicon and resin is required as the moulds don't last long. Andy wants to get the whole queue dealt with by Christmas so he can take two weeks off for the first time in years without having to worry about giant, burny, reptilian things. But that would mean nothing going wrong int ehmeantime, like having to do the accounts or indeed move workshop when the contract for this one expires in September (uh-oh!).
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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 the actual money for 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... please assume there will be at least a 12 month wait if not longer for your draogn to err on the side of safety.
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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 around those problems and ultimately money draining away to very little avail. The casting is now being done in-house but there's been a steep learning curve. We have friends 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 150 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
Andy has come to grips more or less with the resin casting and silicon moulding. The dragons are now shipping on a regular basis, with occasional delays whilst moulds are remade or regular non-dragon orders caught up with. Numbers are called out on Twitter if you want to keep track. YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR EMAIL if you are one of the people who have been on the list long-term.
If you no longer want the dragon you paid money towards, let us know and we will ebay it on your behalf to get you a refund and donate some of the remaining money to charity, in this case, Children In Need.
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 product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 July, 2011.