Monday, March 19, 2018

Introducing The MOD Squad - supporting members program

Dave's Model Workshop - The MOD Squad

A while back I told you something big was in the works. Well here it is... Over the last year I have had a number of people ask how they can donate or support Dave's Model Workshop, but I wasn't ready to accept just "feel good" donations. This is a two way street, and I wanted to be able to offer you actual valuable benefits in return for your support. So I have worked hard to set up The MOD Squad, my supporting members program. It gives you tangible financial benefits for supporting my work.

So what is The MOD Squad?

MOD stands for "Members Only Discount", and it is my way of giving you value in return for your support. If you become a MOD Squad supporting member, for $3 a month you will receive an exclusive 10% discount on online purchases from a range of major hobby retailers. So if you normally spend $30 or more a month on modelling, you'll actually be saving money while supporting Dave's Model Workshop and allowing me to produce my videos and blog posts for a long, long time to come.

Basically, you get "Dave's Mates Rates" ;)

Dave's Model Workshop - The MOD Squad

10% Discount retailers

Currently I have negotiated for these retailers to be part of the MOD Squad 10% Off program:

I'm in ongoing negotiations to get more retailers on board, so if your local retailer isn't on the list: contact them and tell them they should be! Then contact me and let me know, so I can negotiate with them. The more people who contact hobby retailers and swamp them telling them they should be involved, the more value we will all receive! Power to the people comrades!!!

Dave's Model Workshop - The MOD Squad GOLD

MOD Squad Gold

There is an additional, optional level of support available which I'm calling The MOD Squad Gold. For $25 a month, you'll have an on-call modelling tutor. You can message me whenever you want with modelling questions and I'll offer ongoing feedback and advice. If you want, you'll also receive a one off 60 minute Skype session with me to discuss whatever you want: models, techniques, social media, Youtube, whatever. Also, once we hit $450 per month in support I will begin a YouTube video series where I interview Gold MOD Squadders. Plus you of course receive the 10% discount that comes with the normal level of $3 a month support. (Oh, and you'll also receive my undying gratitude for your generous support.)

How do I join The MOD Squad?

Easy. Just sign up at Patreon - it's a website that allows people to support content-producers like me (e.g. podcasters, musicians, artists, people who put stuff out on the web for free).

Here's the link to my Patreon page -

It's all secure and easy, and it allows me to give you something back. I view you guys as a community, not just an audience to milk funds out of, and for 3 bucks a month you can actually save money while supporting Dave's Model Workshop. That's a Good Thing for all of us.

In a nutshell:
Support me at US$3 a month = 10% OFF all online hobby purchases at participating hobby retailers.

Contact me if you have any queries, or if you've just told your local retailer they should be on board. Let's make this huge.

There is a video embedded below which explains it a little more, but in case that doesn't work here is the link:
Introducing The MOD Squad supporting members program.

Thanks for your support people!



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