is Dragon Forge Design?
short, it is me :) Jeff Wilhelm, sole owner, creator, worker bee,
sculptor, mold maker, caster, packer, shipper and head honcho
do it all.
When placing an order
Please make sure the e-mail address on your account
is correct and up to date Any correspondence between us goes to
If you contact me about your order, please uses the e-mail associated
with your Pay Pal account.
Please make sure your delivery address is up to date and confirmed.
I ship to the address provided to me.
I placed an Order, Now what?
When you place an order on my site you will receive a conformation
e-mail from Pay Pal to the e-mail address on your Pay Pal account
saying you just placed an order with me. At the same time you
get an e-mail from Pay Pal I get an e-mail from Pay Pal saying
you placed an order with me with all the details of your order.
You can consider this your conformation e-mail that I have indeed
received your order. In all the years I have operated Dragon Forge
I have never ever not received an order placed on Pay Pal or have
I missed shipping one.
I have a primitive website. It's not capable of
sending you a "Hi, I got your order e-mail" nor do I
have time to individually e-mail ever person a e-mail to say I
have your order.
If you are concerned about your order you may e-mail at any time.
long does it take to get my order?
has caused a few dificulties during the past few months with deliveries
but I am working daily to get orders shipped.
International orders are taking longer than normal depending on
Since their are still no or not many international passenger flights
from the USA, mail has to move in different ways. Some times orders
will sit in dispatch clearing centers until it can find a ride
to your country. Please be patient everything I have shipped since
march has gotten through. In the case of many countries, its is
almost back to normal.
ship all orders 1st class and Priority Mail in the USA
ship all order 1st Class and Priority mail for International orders.
I will not mark any international package as a gift.
All Packages will be marked as merchandise and will include a
are responsible for any and all taxes and fees, VAT charged by
your postal system and government on your end. Please do not expect
or think I will pay them for you.
If you refuse to pay the taxes on your end, consider the package
an its contents abandoned by you.
Resin Castings for Painting
Dragon Forge Bases are pressure cast in urethane
resin and should come free of defects on the top surface. An occasional
bubble may happen on the bottom surface. This should not effect
the look or performance of the base. I try to clean as much flash
off each base as possible before shipping but some may need to
be cleaned off by you.
parts from packaging
any flash, mold lines or gates with a hobby knife, hobby file
and sandpaper. I like to use sanding sticks to clean up the
A sanding stick is either a pre made stick with abrasive sheet
glued to it or in my case I make my own by gluing sandpaper
to a flat stick like a piece of styrene plastic or popsicle/craft
stick sold in many hobby shops. In my opinion they last longer,
are cheap to make and work well to clean up things like this.
recommend all flat surfaces like the bottoms and edges of my
bases to be lightly sanded with a 220-320 grit sandpaper to
remove any mold lines and add a slight tooth to the resin surface.
This will help paint adhere.
clean all my resin parts and bases with a mild grease cutting
dish washing soap like Dawn and rinse them well in warm water.
This helps remove any mold release.
dry, I usefully let them air dry.
figures to them. I use a 1/32 diameter brass rod/wire and drill
into the feet and into the base and glue with a good CA glue.
Sometimes I will pre-drill everything and glue the figure to
the base once painting is done.
the most IMPORTANT part is to apply a good primer to the resin
parts before painting with acrylic hobby paints. I use a good
primer like Krylon spray primer or primer made by companies
like Games Workshop. Automotive spray primer is good for this.
Many primers are available in dark gray or black.
Allow the primer to dry a good 24 hours before painting. Yes
you can paint in 30 minutes but in my opinion allowing the primer
to dry longer increases its strength and durability.
with your favorite brand of hobby paints.