Yaktribe Christmas Exchange 2020 (it's time to sign up!)


Gang Hero
Tribe Council
Nov 4, 2013
Ho ho ho! Merry Yakmas Everyone!

Maybe it doesn't feel like Christmas at the moment because it's still hot in most parts of the world (except Oz) and the 'Rona sucking the life out of everything but it is time to start thinking about how to make a random Yakker's Christmas somewhere in the world. That's right people, it's time to sign up for the fourth annual Yaktribe Christmas Exchange!

The sign up phase starts now, and will be open until October 15th. We will send out PMs around the 16th of October to let you know which Yakker you have been drawn with, and give you the rest of October and November to build and paint your gift. In return, another random Yakker will be building and painting a gift for you. If everything goes smoothly again this year, then come Christmas, we will have many happy Yakkers waging war in their Underhives. One month to sIgn up and six weeks to send a mini.

The rules:

1) If you sign up for this you are promising to build and paint/or paint a hired gun for your Secret Santa, to the best of your ability (please bear in mind not everyone will be of golden demon standard, thats okay!). This mini can be metal, plastic, or resin (can include 3d printed parts) and can be for any system that the recipient plays. You will be told their forum name, so you can have a look at their PLog if they have one. We want everyone on the same level and to reduce the number of ‘Is this ok?’ emails that get sent.

2) The mini should be in the post to the recipient by November 30th because Royal Mail and equivalent.

3) Gifts should be marked as such, by writing Yaktribe or something on the outside and having the model wrapped and tagged inside the postal package, so that the recipient knows that it is their surprise and doesn’t open it by mistake.

4) Anyone who is having issues preventing them from fulfilling their commitments needs to contact us ASAP so we can arrange an alternative sender.

5) Everyone should be aware that they are meant to say thanks, and post pictures of their gift (although I can't imagine how to mention this without seeming condescending, as it should be obvious!) But it didn’t happen in all cases in previous years. Saying thank you is compulsory (once again, please bear in mind the sender will have put effort into your gift, even if they might not have the same ability as you, be nice!).

6) Its a seeecret! So don’t tell anyone who you are sending your mini too.

7) We want to make it clear that people are only supposed to send one model to their recipient - the levels of generosity in the past have been exceptional in some cases, but we want to avoid anyone feeling left out, or that their gift wasn't good enough, so please no super special gift boxes. - Some people have sent unfinished minis (this is not acceptable) etc in the past, whereas some have sent whole groups of models, which makes some people feel left out.

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Everybody is invited regardless of your abilities (it very much is the thought that counts!)

If you want to take part, say so below and send @RobStrachan, @nooker, @spafe and @ClockworkOrange a pm with your:

1) Real name
2) Address
3) Systems you play
4) If you are willing to post internationally or not.

Any questions, let us know below!
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