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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #30 on: 21 June 2020, 07:40:37 »
Don't even need to wait for next order. Let them know now, and they will mail it out to you.

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #31 on: 30 June 2020, 13:33:33 »
Otherwise, I got a Vulpes with two left lower legs, a Nyx with two torsos, and a Night Hawk with two torsos, was able to get two Nyx for the price of one with some spare legs I had + the variant arms it came with!

The plate with the details is from the Reseen Archer I believe,  antenna or lrm covers I think.

The Nyx is suppose to come with 2 torsos. Both are unique to the variants and differ slightly (chin lasers I think), ironically the only thing missing is the 2 legs for 2 full mechs yes.

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #32 on: 03 July 2020, 00:48:18 »
Jackalope in a pack labelled Osteon, ordered as an osteon.

Took a pic with the blister unopened, as it was really obvious. Getting the osteon was some of the fastest customer service I've ever gotten.


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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #33 on: 15 July 2020, 16:43:32 »
For my life, I can't remember what it came in, but I once got a single sprue that had gubbins on it like a Kurita crest, faceplate for a missile launcher, and samurai-style armor plates. Like a dope I incorporated these into projects instead of making GS molds that I could duplicate them again. Has anyone ever encountered the same? I know the parts weren't related to the blister they came from, I recall that much.

I'd had that one come up as well.
Don't even need to wait for next order. Let them know now, and they will mail it out to you.

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #34 on: 15 July 2020, 16:55:27 »
Is that the wonderful and talented Melissa I contact for that?

From their webpage:


https://store.ironwindmetals.com/store/contact_us.php

For mail, retail, distributor and Demo Agent orders, release info, and wholesale sales issues:
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #35 on: 15 July 2020, 23:13:39 »
I ordered a Nyx, and got two legs, two torsos, and four arms.

Turns out that's how they ship the Nyx - the standard version, and the lance-arm version. The differences in the torsos are negligible. Now I hope to get extra Nyx legs my mistake in my next
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #36 on: 28 February 2021, 00:32:58 »
OK, just had one happen.

I open the parcel and pull out the agrotera for my death commando company.

There are cones coming out of both feet, and the right arm and leg aren't bent enough.

I ordered this

What I got is this, except I didn't get the flame trails to hold it off the base.

I'm debating filling out the complaint form. I don't really mind - it is close to the right mini and I'm a good enough modeller to make it work. I just hope it doesn't happen to someone who can't

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #37 on: 28 February 2021, 13:49:21 »
At least regarding missing parts i should consider myself a lucky one.
A single failure in about 500+ minis is not that bad.

Had an Atlas II blister missing the biggest part: the torso with attached head.
Made a photo, contaced IWM and got my spare part send to me.
10 out of the 14 day delay were absolutely not IWMs fault, but my local custom authority, which did not understand what to do with that part.

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #38 on: 28 February 2021, 19:41:40 »
I had a MAD-5R/9S Marauder mini with 2 right arms in the package and no left arm
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #39 on: 28 February 2021, 20:07:23 »
Not from IWM directly but I bought about two dozen blisters and my Tian Zongs blister had a small hole in the side and both arms managed to fall out of the hole into the package at large. Combined with two other blisters that blew wide open (a Karhu and Deimos) I was very confused as to where the arms came from. I finally figured it out as I was doing a very close inspection on each blister to get to the botttom of the arm mystery
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #40 on: 28 February 2021, 21:59:01 »
Two odd ones for me.

Ordered two Hellbringer Primes.  Got one that was correct, they other blister had the torso for the C variant.

The other was a Men Shen from one of the Liao lance packs.  Came with two left legs.  I eventually let IWM know, and they sent the right leg out.  Along with two more left legs.  :facepalm:
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #41 on: 28 February 2021, 22:08:49 »
Obviously there was a surplus of Men Shen left legs that they needed to get out of the warehouse.
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #42 on: 28 February 2021, 22:22:49 »
I should have kept them.  Imagine a tripod with three left feet...  :lol:
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #43 on: 28 February 2021, 22:27:10 »
That's like what, a +7 to piloting checks?
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #44 on: 28 February 2021, 22:33:20 »
At least.  And you don't want to be there when the gyro goes out.
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #45 on: 01 March 2021, 04:45:34 »
The other was a Men Shen from one of the Liao lance packs.  Came with two left legs.

Believe it or not, I got a Men Shen with two right legs. Fortunately Feenix74, who at that time was an IWM reseller here Down Under, was able to sub me a leg.

I still have the spare right leg; sure you don't need it? :)
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #46 on: 01 March 2021, 22:17:01 »
Believe it or not, I got a Men Shen with two right legs. Fortunately Feenix74, who at that time was an IWM reseller here Down Under, was able to sub me a leg.

I still have the spare right leg; sure you don't need it? :)
Well, we could certainly balance out the tripod a bit with it.  :toofunny:
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #47 on: 02 March 2021, 10:17:34 »
Yeah, I had some bad cast MAD-4X legs . . . both from minis bought at the FLGS.  You could hear it crackling when cutting on the sprue . . . hey, debris markers!  Also had that happen with a Hawkwolf mini- leg looked like someone had mostly shot off the foot.
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #48 on: 03 March 2021, 22:12:43 »
Balius once came with four front left legs. Rather than complain I used it for a wreck instead.
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #49 on: 04 March 2021, 00:26:17 »
Balius once came with four front left legs. Rather than complain I used it for a wreck instead.
Feel like there's a pattern here.
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #50 on: 04 March 2021, 23:19:56 »
Balius once came with four front left legs. Rather than complain I used it for a wreck instead.
No Doubt the VERY BEST use for a Balius, EVER!!!   :thumbsup:
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #51 on: 14 January 2022, 23:46:09 »
Got a hammerhands that had only the upper half of the torso cast.
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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #52 on: 17 January 2022, 22:32:02 »
Got a hammerhands that had only the upper half of the torso cast.

Ouch!  Bummer.

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #53 on: 23 January 2022, 14:38:21 »
I had a very curious "issue":

Ordered a Catapult C1/K4 and a C3/C5: I wanted two C1 but the online shop had only one Blister available, so I brought also the other Blister to use the Body for a K4.

Got two pairs of LRM-15 in the Blister. Now I have my two C1!  :D :D :D :D

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Re: What's the oddest part you've had missing/wrong in a purchase?
« Reply #54 on: 23 January 2022, 22:42:02 »
I had a very curious "issue":

Ordered a Catapult C1/K4 and a C3/C5: I wanted two C1 but the online shop had only one Blister available, so I brought also the other Blister to use the Body for a K4.

Got two pairs of LRM-15 in the Blister. Now I have my two C1!  :D :D :D :D
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