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Question on visiting the IWM factory
« on: 09 March 2024, 10:52:04 »
If I'm going to be in the area and want to visit Iron Wind Metals in person, is there a procedure? Can I just show up at any time during their regular hours, or do I need to call ahead or something? Anything else I might be forgetting?
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #1 on: 09 March 2024, 11:09:44 »
While I haven't done it myself, yet...you can just show up. Although a call ahead won't hurt, it's not really necessary. Cash is king and always appreciated too.

For procedures...
https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/details-for-visiting-iwm
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2024, 08:23:05 »
If I'm going to be in the area and want to visit Iron Wind Metals in person, is there a procedure? Can I just show up at any time during their regular hours, or do I need to call ahead or something? Anything else I might be forgetting?

Technically, you don't need to call them or have any formalized process.  Just show up during business hours (I think it's M-F, 10am-4pm EST?).  Cash is recommended but card is certainly fine.

Typically the front door is unlocked, but there may not be anyone in the front office area.  You may have to announce your presence, or give them a call, depending on what the staff are working on.

Also, I would recommend carrying a mask with you.  I don't think it's required now, but it may be recommended given health issues and such of the staff.

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #3 on: 12 March 2024, 17:37:37 »
I went, they were awesome, and I left with a hell of a haul. :cool:

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #4 on: 12 March 2024, 18:56:06 »
So jealous ...
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #5 on: 01 April 2024, 14:53:20 »
I went, they were awesome, and I left with a hell of a haul. :cool:



Glad you had fun

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #6 on: 01 April 2024, 15:04:48 »
Glad you had fun

I had a blast! (Also, my compliments to the staff's taste in music.)

I'll definitely be back someday, and maybe on that day I'll actually remember to ask about 1st-sculpt DropShips. COMPLETELY forgot to do so.
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #7 on: 01 April 2024, 15:37:00 »
I had a blast! (Also, my compliments to the staff's taste in music.)

I'll definitely be back someday, and maybe on that day I'll actually remember to ask about 1st-sculpt DropShips. COMPLETELY forgot to do so.

The old three pack 20 codes?

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #8 on: 01 April 2024, 15:41:04 »
Yeah, those. :)
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #9 on: 01 April 2024, 15:44:45 »
Yeah, those. :)

Send me an email, so I can check SKU with you. I can than find out.

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #10 on: 01 April 2024, 16:02:51 »
Will do, but probably not right now. After that visit, it'll be a bit before I can order more minis. 🙂
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #11 on: 16 May 2024, 07:45:51 »
While I haven't done it myself, yet...you can just show up. Although a call ahead won't hurt, it's not really necessary. Cash is king and always appreciated too.

For procedures...
https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/details-for-visiting-iwm

My wife has our vaccine records locked up somewhere or in the jeep with her at work, do I still need that if I visit?  Mask is not a problem, but I don't want to drive all the way to Cincinnati today from Louisville and then be turned away.  Anyone?

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #12 on: 16 May 2024, 08:28:21 »
Make a huge list of mechs you want, and possible secondary replacement units for it.   If you are wanting to kit bash  again make a list of those who have the parts you want.  IE  kit bashing a mech with jump wing. look up mechs that have it  Titian II wraith  spider  etc. The list should be the IWM number and name.  It's not hard to drop a couple hundred $$$ or more.   Plan on at least  3 hours of looking.
 
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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #13 on: 17 May 2024, 11:55:05 »
My wife has our vaccine records locked up somewhere or in the jeep with her at work, do I still need that if I visit?  Mask is not a problem, but I don't want to drive all the way to Cincinnati today from Louisville and then be turned away.  Anyone?

You are good, visit and have fun.

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Re: Question on visiting the IWM factory
« Reply #14 on: 18 May 2024, 03:04:53 »
At this point in time, I'd rather hit IWM than Gencon for a day. Buy the folks lunch, then load up a pallet load of minis - still  free international shipping for that, right? :smilie_party_cheers:
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* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

 

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