It's with some regret that I feel it is necessary to post this thread warning any members considering purchasing or pre-ordering any products or materials from the vendor Daniel Phelps of Superbug Models.
Every effort has been made by myself and by our LSP member to contact Daniel to establish a dialogue prior to posting this thread. I am led to believe that there are a number of individuals who have paid money for goods that were never delivered. This apparent pattern of behaviour is intolerable.
The fact that his website still appears open for business, that he he has not replied to us and that the pattern of behaviour seems consistently poor overrides in this special case our policy not to host bad traders alerts. Our primary concern under these circumstances is to do what we can to protect our membership and advocate where historically or on an ongoing basis they appear to be at risk being taken advanatage of.
PayPal's advice at this stage has been for members who have paid for products that remain undelivered to contact them regarding this. Our member Zero77 (Nicolas) is the point of contact for people who have encountered these issues. Sufficient complaints may help Zero77 get his money back but it might also prompt PayPal to close down the account to prevent a compounding problem.
Please folks...if any person is offering resin modifications/kits/decals on a pre-order basis, try to ensure that they are reliable at delivering. Don't hesitate to involve your bank, credit card company or PayPal at the earliest opportunity to ensure your deposit is protected from someone with all the best intentions and dreams but who simply can't deliver.
I would not recommend any tolerance for after-market or businesses that use your monies for anything else than delivering the promised product or who do not deliver product by the agreed time.