Dancing Yak Miniatures, News regarding the KS

The following is a FB post from DYM on FB.

Update
Hi , here is the update .first of all I apologize to all for lack of update or reply. Im sure there are quite a few people who are upset with me over this. on this all I can do is apologize and eventually get you models as promised .till then you will be pissed and rightfully so, I would be . I want to make it very clear that im still here and intend to have them done one way or other. As of the moment Production has been at a standstill for last 2 months due to several cause . First has been my physical and mental health .Neither have been good and ive been dealing as best I can . my physical health has gotten better and think stopping smoking has helped . ive not been suffering as badly and lungs have been doing better save occasional asthmatic attacks . Mentally I have been struggling which is one of biggest factors in not replying sooner. have had plans to but have not been able to bring myself to. Most of this has been do to family situation and health . As many of you know im also a full time care worker for my 2 90 year old grandparents. I have been doing this for last 4 years when I started this company with yak I still had more time , in last few months there health has deteriorated as has my mother’s (she quit her job and has had a few surgery’s) I have been dealing with this and my self . this has been priority . I apologizes for putting this on back burner, but honestly couldn’t deal . at this point they will either being going into a home or having a paid (im unpaid ) fulltime care worker coming in. I will be free within next week god willing to continue on the miniature. Again I apologize I burnt and hurt myself out and have needed to recover .
Further there have been some issues with printers. When I was sick resin spilled in all of them .I had to replace a few parts over this. the company we bought them from has been playing games with replacement parts . I have had to buy and install replacements secondhand which In prosses of installing. Dude to this and several other costs. I will be selling of much of my personal collection of models in next two weeks to be sure I have money to see this threw. Again im not running and haven’t made a penny of this . have been subsidizing with my own money. As said this will be completed even if later then planned .i hope one day for this to be a bad memory and people to again have faith.
The game plan is within the next 2-3 weeks to have everything running. within a week or two should have enough models made to send to impulse to have rest of molds made . due to time this seems to be far better option then trying to get done in reasonable time myself . then I can continue at proper pace with remaining 28mms . If within a few months I have not made real progress and gotten 10mm I will figure out someone to get all of it done at my expenses and sell off stl rights . this is not plan and I hope to show you faith hasn’t been misplaced .
On to the next point. again at this moment it is just me who owns and works at company .this had begin with understanding we had two people .For personal resions yak wanted out. As of now we don’t have multiple people its just me as said . Yak other then hopefully some freelance work in future doesn’t work here. He doesn’t leagaly own and doesn’t have control or access to stls and kickstater and such. To the one people Please stop harassing and threating him legally he owns and has no part of dym. It has been said and doing soover and over again is harassment . I will respond to claims of one person libeling me and why will not send him models he has yet to pay for . I don’t take kindly to be threatened and harassed for months before this hiatus with no legal bases . will be sending him a letter in next week and reply to this in depth .
Over the coming week I will reply to people one by one I will make sure to reply to all backers messages . again I really appoloize for the extra stress and worries this has caused people . all I can do is do better and get you your models in as timely a manner as I can .
Ari Isaacs

Good to hear Ari is starting to recover at last. It must have been harsh. Looking forward to see what he cooks up. :slight_smile:

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…anyone know what happened to this?

I guess you are “up to date” with the KS updates?

Yeah, so this is gone. There was a comment by a Jesse White which spoke to me

I am always at a loss when I think of this project. The files look to exist in some fashion, and they look awesome. Just getting the files would still make me very happy, even if they were non-manifold, or even in a form that needed some ore serious fixing. The work that when into them deserves to see the light of day, and even if the project failed with some of the goals, there can still be some goodness to come out of this with releasing the files, even if in a semi-complete state.

I hope you are doing well Ari & crew, though. If things have gone so bad that there is no chance of the files being released, then it is what is it. Just level with us and let us know what happened and where everything ended up so we can have some closure. I know it will be a hard hit for some but in the grander scale of things, these things happen. Best wishes.

The whole story is either incredibly sad or quite infuriating. I’ll continue to believe Ari bit off more than he could chew and that real-life issues are insurmountable until there is irrefutable proof of a scam, but either way, I don’t expect anything else to happen with the files/models.

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Ah, yes that’s my interpretation as well… No idea why I came to think of this sad story this morning. :sweat_smile:

Edit: Right, so last sign from them was April '21 with a promise of sharing the files later that week. Much can be said about this, but honesty is not what comes to mind…

This will have to go down CDO-history along with Zoink…

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