Want EA ships

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Want EA ships

Postby Drahazar » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:16 pm

Anyone have some Earth Alliance ships they would be willing to part with.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby edwards.johnathon » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:50 pm

If you are looking for new ships I would hit up Behrle Hubbuch III aka B-3 both on his own website and another forum where he sells new castings of the original models he sculpted. I have ordered a bunch of stuff from him in the past and recommend him to anyone looking for B5 ships.

Here is his website:
www.b-3designs.com

SCN Forum (had to add it):
http://www.star-ranger.com/forum/viewto ... =26&t=8910

Hope this helps.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby basaint » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:31 am

Dra
check you inbox, i IMed you about stuff.

...When did all these cubs start dropping sales pitches on all these threads??
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby Thymais » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:07 pm

Agents of Gaming still have an online store.

http://aog.hostedbywebstore.com/

I'm a Babylon 5 Wars player, but I think they've added all the "new" A Call to Arms ships as well. It's a really good store. :D
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby shiba-tenchi » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:00 am

Just dont buy the Apollo from the webstore if you want a full sized MGP one.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby basaint » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:43 pm

You all really should stop complaining about the variant sculpt of the Apollo. Its a really nice sculpt and is still 4 times larger than the FA version.
Its not about the size anyway, its about the motion!
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby shiba-tenchi » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:58 pm

That weird 2/3rd sized variant is rediculously small for a battle level ship. It's smaller than a Delphi scout. Even the full sized MGP one is a bit malnourished.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby basaint » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:40 am

Actually, they are exactly the same size. If anything, I'd shrink the Delphi due to its role but really, the Apollos is just a beefed up support ship so it doesn't need to be massive like a Victory or Warlock.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby shiba-tenchi » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:10 am

It is noticeably smaller by volume than the Delphi.

In ACTA it is a Crusade era battle priority ship, and like most late era Earth ships it has grown appreciably over the older ship class it replaces (e.g. Oracle to Delphi, Hyperion to Marathon, Omega to Warlock). So it should be comparable to the Omega or Marathon. The proper MGP one is, at least in length.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby AdrianH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:19 am

I now have an order in for a few ships. The Apollo isn't one of them. :) Mind you, that's not for size reasons; I'm only interested in models of ships which appeared on screen and the Apollo isn't one of those, either.

The site only appears to work with Internet Explorer. When I tried using Firefox, the links to the checkout (and, for that matter, setting up an account) didn't work.

As I'm on the other side of the Atlantic, there's a hefty shipping charge, which didn't surprise me. The models are going to take some time to get here, presumably going by sea rather than by air, and are expected to arrive sometime between the end of this month and the beginning of October. If they do arrive in good condition, I may get some more...
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby TimoftheC2 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:34 pm

AdrianH wrote:I now have an order in for a few ships. The Apollo isn't one of them. :) Mind you, that's not for size reasons; I'm only interested in models of ships which appeared on screen and the Apollo isn't one of those, either.

The site only appears to work with Internet Explorer. When I tried using Firefox, the links to the checkout (and, for that matter, setting up an account) didn't work.

As I'm on the other side of the Atlantic, there's a hefty shipping charge, which didn't surprise me. The models are going to take some time to get here, presumably going by sea rather than by air, and are expected to arrive sometime between the end of this month and the beginning of October. If they do arrive in good condition, I may get some more...
Hi Adrian,

I've ordered a few ships now from AOG now and all through Firefox without a problem - do you have the latest version?

With AOG I've found it better to place small orders and therefore avoid both paying VAT at 20% as well as the Royal Mail handling charge. One order I placed incurred another £20 in VAT and handling!! The shipping costs for small orders is around £8.00 so I've felt that 2 or 3 small orders is better than one big one - just keep each order below £15.

AOG even recently supplied me with engine fins for an Olympus so that I could repair a model I got off the net
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby AdrianH » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:28 am

TimoftheC2 wrote:I've ordered a few ships now from AOG now and all through Firefox without a problem - do you have the latest version?
Yes, 23.0.1. I also have AdBlocker but disabled it for that site, and also made sure cookies were enabled for that site.
With AOG I've found it better to place small orders and therefore avoid both paying VAT at 20% as well as the Royal Mail handling charge. One order I placed incurred another £20 in VAT and handling!! The shipping costs for small orders is around £8.00 so I've felt that 2 or 3 small orders is better than one big one - just keep each order below £15.
Now you tell me! :lol: Anyway, it's would not have been possible to keep the order below £15 when one of the ships I was after is $24.95, unless the £/$ exchange rate changes in favour of the £... VAT won't exactly be an unpleasant surprise - I was expecting it, so it won't be a surprise. But if this order comes through without any genuine unpleasant surprises, I may take that advice and buy some of the Ancients singly, then see how much I get charged for shipping and tax in total versus what I was charged for the one big order.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby shiba-tenchi » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:16 am

Wow, the threshold to pay GST (our VAT equivalent) on imports is $1000 in Australia! Fifteen quid....hard pressed to get anything for that! :shock:
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby AdrianH » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:03 am

Update: the models were expected to arrive between 25th September and 10th October. They arrived a week early. :)

In a conversation with someone else totally unrelated to gaming miniatures, the subject of import duty came up and he said the limit was £50. Mindful of this thread, I asked if he was sure it wasn't £15 and he confirmed "50. Five zero". My order came to $72.80, which at current exchange rates sneaks in just below the £50 threshold, but is well over £15. The parcel had the value on a Customs label; in fact, if the Customs officer wanted to read the small print, it was itemised showing which ships were in there and the value of each. The parcel was not held by Customs and I did not need to pay any tax on it.

And as a nice touch, Agent One had hand-written "Thanks" on the receipt. :)

If you think the Apollo is small, you ought to see a Hunter. For something which should be somewhere in size between a Mothership and Shadow Omega in the 2nd Edition Psi Corps list, or somewhere between a Scout and Ship in the 1st Edition Shadows list, it's tiny - it's about the same size as a Shadow Scout. However, that's not AoG's fault, I've got pictures of Mongoose Hunters and they're just as small.
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Re: Want EA ships

Postby shiba-tenchi » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:33 am

I always just assumed the Hunter was highly automated and had a small crew, like the Shadow vessels it was derived from. Essentially it is just engines and a single high powered weapon, so doesn't need to be particularly large.
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