Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Best Laid Plans (and post#100)

I had these dreams of being able to cast enough of these to offset the cost of creating new and exciting Eldar terrain projects.
Today I find myself disheartened as I am forced to admit that further casting for profit of these pylons is pointless.  It isn't the malformed top of the front pylon that has me coming to this realization, but that the silicone mold is failing and details are becoming less distinct.  The middle groove is actually bulged out on the opposite side and each pylon will require 10-15 minutes of work to get them in shape.  So with that and the casting and the cutting and shaping of the acrylic force fields, each set will take over 6 hours of work to produce.
 GW sells their Aegis Defense Line for just under $30.00.  If I was able to sell these unique ones for $40 each, I would still be earning less than minimum wage and this doesn't include any material costs, or the costs of selling (eBay 9% and PayPal 3%).
Thus ends my plans for world domination.
Oh and this is my 100th post which is when I should mention that you all have stopped by over 14,000 times and left over 130 comments (including my replies).
Thanks for stopping by.
The post title comes from "To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough" poem written by Robert Burns in 1785.
Here is an excerpt:
But little Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!


  1. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that.

  2. You're doing better than Edison. Took him 1,000 times to make a light bulb. Do not be discouraged. Citadel Miniatures had to experience what you have more than we can imagine. My suggestion. Take it on the chin and go at it again.

    If it means anything I'm having a tremendously difficult time with my soon-to-be ebay sale.

    I have faith in you. You will do well.

  3. Sorry to hear that mate! But congratulations on 100 posts anyway! That's an impressive milestone.