Phoenix Support

$1,290 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 17 people in 16 months

This has been a year of shake up for Imperial Phoenix Hobby Works. Many changes have happened, least of which is a complete change in location and situation.

Right now, I’m trying to get back on my feet. Unfortunately, getting a new location has been rife with additional costs and delays? Which of course costs more... Even finding a place to set up means not just one month rent, but a month in advance and a damage deposit on that. Same with insurance, first month/last month and all that.

This coupled with the fact it seems my local supplier of resin no longer stocks what I need and thus I am liable now for extensive shipping costs, as couriers are required.

So I am looking for some help to get back on my feet.

I have a business plan that sees my business back on track early in the new year, but working a graveyard shift (and extra hours) on top of that to make ends meet takes a lot out of me. The goal set pays a month of rent and orders done supplies for me. Anything beyond that goes straight into my business so I can develop more game accessories and devote more time to commission painting


So, I need to thank everyone so much for their support.  At this time, I'd raiseed 430/500 that I was after, and it was immensely helpful in getting things online and going...  I have ship trays in process and I've done the "SO, you want to paint some Rebel Squadrons" tutorial online...


Then Christmas Day happened.  For those outside of the know, Christmas day in Calgary was in the middle of a block of -30C temperatures, with Wind Chills that dropped below -40...  That magic number where you don't have to specify C or F, becuase its the same...

Well, my Car died.  My car froze so badly that the spark plugs exploded...
This meant for a Week, I was having to walk to work and back in those temperatures, and frankly, its made me fairly ill...  I'll recover from that here.

What I'm going to struggle to recover from is the $2600 Car repair bill I was slugged with to get back on the road...  So I've regrettably extended the help wanted sign a little further...  


But, again, this is still completely voluntary.  I *will survive* without it, and I will continue to work and post things as I can...  But you can make my life easier be helping if you can...

Sincerely, thank you again.

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Whelp, it finally happened. The cold has killed my car, andvwith that, I have two options:

1) Resign oneself to giving up a further hour of sleep a day, AND the possibility of extra work hours, and just take the 58min+1km walk to work every night...


2) Somehow get another car.

Obviously, the second is preferred, but the first is manageable - but in either case, I... need help. My winter coat and boots are not up to Calgary Winter, being 10 years old... So any assistance will go into getting these as a priority, and investigating further second hand car options going forward.

I am sorry, and ashamed, to feel like I have to ask for assistance... But the past 24 months have really not been kind...
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I have had a lot of assistance and that has gotten me to this point! For that, I thank everyone...

However, things are still going rough, and it appears my Graveyard hours and down and my car is having issues... So I'm still in the market asking for assistance where able...
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A Sincere thank you to everyone that has seen me to get to 430... I would never have thought any of that was possible - and you guys taking that extra first-month rent charge has REALLY helped.
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The Generosity shown so far has floored me.

Thank you everyone.

I've managed so far to get most of the rent backlog out of the way, and picked up a few supplies so I can work on the promised Rebel Squadron paint "How To" as well!
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Raised by 17 people in 16 months
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