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VicCina Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

After having a pleasant experience buying from Desktop Dioramas the 1st time, I have to report that it was a ruse. They have failed to provide 1/300 planes I had purchased from them in April. Their responses to emails have been non-existent or at times very low on information. It is now over 3 months since I placed the order and have received nothing. I would advise that you stay away from this seller.

They can be found here:

and they have an Ebay store as well.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

There is this:

TMP link

Caesars10th Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

He did the same ruse to me. He sold me a small amount of stuff at Little Wars about a year ago without problems. He went to Rock-Con this year and we made an agreement for me to buy 320 1/300 scale painted WWII airplanes. After paying him with a credit card he has had one excuse after another not to ship and now will not refund my money. The Paypal he uses is under someone's name Laurie Christoffersen with an email of The personal email he uses is His supposed name, address and phone number is: Thomas Christoffersen 5313 Brody Drive unit 103, Madison WI 53705 (608) 572-6588 and 1(608)572-6588 I originally paid him with Paypal, but he made an excuse that the fee was too high and refunded it and asked to be paid with a credit card. If he has used any other names or aliases please let me know. I am going to contact every game shop and convention I know about to warn them about this guy. In addition, I am considering legal action against him. I know for a fact he likes to go to Historicon. Another email he has used is

Caesars10th Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

Also, his current web site is

jpipes Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

This is very bad. Very very bad. Because I recently supposedly bought 400 planes from him after seeing him at an auction in Chicago that he said he would ship me. It's been one excuse after another after another regarding why they haven't been shipped. I've seen him for years at shows so trusted him as I usually trust nearly all folks in our hobby and how I hope folks trust me as well. He's been giving me the run around and now I realize this is much worse than I had anticipated.

Caesars10th Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

Here is his mugshot: link

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 11:40 p.m. PST

Holy cow, when you said "mugshot", I didn't think you meant an _actual mugshot_…!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

Always check with TMP first.

jpipes Inactive Member21 Nov 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

It has been two weeks since this thief claimed to process a refund and nothing has been received as of today 2 weeks later. This POS has stolen nearly 1k from me.

Caesars10th Inactive Member21 Nov 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

I haven't received a refund from Thom Christofferson either. I suspect the email he sent that claims he refunded my credit card payment was forged.

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