Update on deadlines

So it’s been around 6 months since I stopped taking deadlines, and I’m no farther ahead in the queue.  The difference is that the people who have been waiting the longest have gotten their models now.  I was hoping to get down to less than 6 months wait time but as of right now I’m still at 8 months.  I’m not happy with that long of a wait but I have to be realistic, I’ve been nearly 80 in the queue for a long time and I’m still sitting at nearly 80 now.  So deadlines are coming back.

It’s not going to be the same as before.  There will be a $10.00 non-refundable fee, and I’ll be limiting the number of deadlines I take to 3 per month.  Neither of those numbers is carved in stone, I’ll see how it goes and adjust as I feel necessary.

Deadlines have been a huge pain in my ass.  I’ve never guaranteed a deadline but I still do everything I can to ensure I meet them.  I’ve missed 5, 4 of which were related to family medical emergencies and one due to me misreading the deadline date.  I don’t like them, and I may eliminate them again at some point, but I’m going to try this limit/fee system first.

So here we go.  If you want a deadline on your request, email me and we’ll see if we can work one out.  If we can’t come to an agreement there will be no deadline, bottom line.  If you say you need it by such and such a date and I’ve already got that booked I will not accept the deadline.  And again, these are non-guaranteed deadlines.  I’m a one man show, if I or a member of my family get sick or injured or if something comes up that prevents me from meeting the deadline there’s no one to do it for me.  If that happens I’ll notify you as soon as I can.

In other news, I’ll be hiking the Appalachian Trail next year.  I’m registered for departure on February 20, 2019.  At some point I’ll have to close the queue.  My goal is to have everything in the queue right now made by the end of January, which strange as it may seem is doable.  There’s a lot of easy stuff in the queue, stuff that I can knock out 5 or 6 in a day if I can get past the deadlines to get to it.  The site will stay up and purchases will still work for existing models but no new models will be added for approximately 6 months.

So here’s the current queue that I intend to have completed by the end of January.

Field Artillery 13F Fist (unofficial Forward Observer logo)
Medal of Honor (Air Force Version)
42nd Attack Squadron Crest
Air Transportation Badge
82nd Airborne DUI
Navy Test Pilot School Crest
Army Security Agency Patch
Army Intelligence and Security Command
Royal Army Medical Corps
Royal Artillery
Queens Own Irish Hussars
NPTU Charleston, SC
Marine CBRN Crest
Coast Guard Auxiliary Cuttermans Badge
7th Infantry Division (L) Patch
The Royal Canadian Regiment
3rd Marine Division
3rd Marine Expeditionary Force
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) Crest
Logistics Plan badge
U.S. Navy amphibious force
USS Bremerton crest
Seabee Officer
Seabee Enlisted
Diving Officer
Diving Medical Officer/Medical Technician
Submarine Engineering Duty
Submarine Medical
Submarine Supply Corps
SURFACE Medical Corps
SURFACE Nurse Corps
SURFACE Dental Corps
SURFACE Medical Service Corps
Expeditionary Warfare Supply Officer
Integrated Undersea Surveillance System Officer/Enlisted
Submarine Combat Patrol Deep Submergence
Presidential Service
Vice Presidential Service
Office of SECDEC
Navy Recruiting Command Badge
Recruit Division Commander
Recruit Division Commander Excellence
Career Counselor
Corrections Specialist Shield
Nuclear Weapons Security Insignia
Command CPO
Command Master-at-Arms Shield
Commander Naval Beach Group One
43rd Electronic Combat Squadron
Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER) logo
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 (HMLAT-303)
143th ESC Crest
143th ESC Patch
787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Crest
787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Guidon
148th Infantry Regt Crest
Marine Corps War College Emblem
Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers
Navy IC Rate
Naval Submarine School
Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF)
US Marine Corps Detachment Guantanamo Bay
SeaBee Muse Crest
USAF Medical Service Corps Badge
3/3 3rd Bn 3rd Marines
Bone Frog other models page
USS Von Steuben SSBN 632 ships plaque
Naval Special Warfare Special Boat Squadron 2 Special Boat Unit 24
Style B USMC Rank
USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) crest
Navy Logo
USS Independence CV 62
1st Medical Battalion, CLR 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group crest
Naval Aviation Supply Corps Pin
3rd Fleet Emblem