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Pendraken’s Post our paint campaign on change.org

5 Dec

Rather than you hear me waffle on, I thought I’d lift this straight from Leon’s post from the Pendraken Forum:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/royal-mail-lift-the-restrictions-on-shipping-water-based-paints

What is this?
Due to recent changes in their shipping restrictions, Royal Mail will no longer ship more than 4 pots of water-based paint per package, with each pot having a maximum volume of 150ml.  Packages which breach this policy are identified by x-ray and then sent away to be destroyed.  Repeat offenders will then be prosecuted.

Who does this affect?
There are a lot of people in the UK sending or receiving paints, whether for hobby or professional use, and policies like this are also restricting a variety of small businesses.  Thousands of people order water-based paints every week, and we hope to gain enough support for Royal Mail to consider changing the restrictions on these items.

Why are these paints restricted?
We have spoken with various people about this, from Royal Mail themselves, through to the Department of Transport and the Dangerous Goods Office, and so far we have not been given a definitive reason as to why these restrictions exist.  The Royal Mail allows shipping of alcohol of up to 1 litre in volume, even in glass bottles, yet five small pots of paint, less than 100ml total, would be against the restrictions.  We are currently awaiting a reply from the Royal Mail Policy Team with more information on the restrictions, and whether a change is possible.

Should these paints be restricted?
We have provided Royal Mail with Material Safety Data Sheets from some of the more well-known manufacturers of paint, which show that these items are perfectly safe to ship.  We will continue to collect evidence of this type and forward it to Royal Mail.

What is the aim of this petition?
Our initial aim is for a change to the policy to allow a larger volume of water-based paints to be sent in one package, a change to match the 1 litre maximum on alcohol would be ideal.  Even an increase to 600ml total would be a great start.  Many small businesses in the UK are having a very hard time at the moment, and lifting these restrictions would be a welcome boost to a lot of people.

What can I do?
First and foremost, we need people to register their support by joining the petition on Change.org.  If you buy paints on a regular basis, please mention how many paints/occasions you are buying per year on average, as this will help us show the volumes of business RM is potentially missing out on.

If you are a manufacturer or seller of paints, please mention your company name as well.

Finally, please spread the word about this.  We need to get the message out as far and wide as possible, so that we can gain enough support to make a difference.  Please post it on any forums you frequent and any blogs you write, on your Facebook or your Twitter.  The more coverage we can get, the more chance we’ve got of making a change, and then we can all get back to some painting!

Thanks for reading, your support is really appreciated.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/royal-mail-lift-the-restrictions-on-shipping-water-based-paints

Please show your support for this and sign the petition! Help spread the word and feel free to reblog this about where you think it might help.

 

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We all float down here: Tales of Northampton’s creepy clown!

19 Sep

Some of you might not be aware of a social media buzz about a strange clown that’s seen about parts of Northampton in the last week. He doesn’t speak, just waves and generally creeps people out! No one knows who he is, or where he comes from, and thus the mystery widens… Thinking this whole business has been just speculation and nothing more than urban myth, finally the clown has spoken out over facebook about just where he’s going to be out and around the area, and a few pics of him have surfaced that prove him to be real.

As you can imagine, lots of people aren’t happy about a freaky clown stalking the place (mosty at night if I might add, to make matters worse) and are crapping themselves, some even wanting to beat him (or her) up.

What is this clowns agenda? Why is he doing it? Who is it behind the facepaint? No one seems to know.

I’m in the same boat as them as far as weird clowns are concerned. I wouldn’t say I find them that scary, but if I saw him in a dark alley waving at me, I’d be thinking about smacking him for sure. There’s nothing saying he’s doing wrong, but just “Why?” What’s the point?

Lots of people I know are Caulrophobic (scared of clowns) and given that one of the points, long ago clowns were symbols to scare away evil spirits, they give tons of folk the heebee geebees. He must know what he’s doing is causing fear even though he’s not doing anything illegal.

Again another hoaxer out to get 15 minutes of fame.

(If you read the source article link below, make sure you read the Northampton newspaper’s editors article too, showing some love for the clown!)

I’ll keep you posted on the matter, but please feel free to get in touch if you spot him or know anything about him, I’d be more than happy to do an interview (Mr Clown, that is if you read this!)

Northampton clown strikes again with another spooky visitation | Northampton News | Breaking Northampton Headlines | Traffic & Travel.

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Grekwood Miniatures Facebook Giveaway Comp!!

4 Aug

Just want to let you guys know about a cool little facebook comp from Rovanite (From over on the Board of the living lead forum), the very kind chap from Grekwood Miniatures, who’s running a lucky sweepstake to win one of the above miniatures (or 3 if you were to win and choose C, the zombie nurses!)

All you need to do is click the like button over on his facebook page, and at the end of the month one lucky winner will be chosen at random and allowed to chose either A, B, C!! Thats all you need to do! Simple isn’t it? If your not connected to FB, you’ll need an account (which is also free, so you got nothing to loose)

Check it out and Good Luck!!

Grekwood Miniatures | Facebook.

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Amazon call time on Zombieland TV series.

23 May
Zombie design for Zombieland, in a scene from ...

Zombie design for Zombieland, in a scene from the film’s climax. Characterized by tousled hair, blood markings on the face, and ragged clothing, the makeup was used to maintain a balance between comedy and horror. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just a quick post to tell you that if you enjoyed the Zombieland TV pilot from Amazon, well sad news is it’s been cancelled.

It seems they will not be carrying on with the series, which is a shame, but not something any of us should loose sleep over. It was OK, but like I said it was lacking on that spark that was in the original movie.

Too bad for zombie media, but with all undead, there will be others to rise up and take its place…

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11 Dec

This is absolutely great, The time and dedication needed to produce stuff like this is borderline crazy/genius! A statistical take on zombie dispatch in all three seasons of the walking dead so far. If you are a fan of the series, please just take a look at this brilliant graphic analysis!

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