Tamworth's most notorious "mad scientist" Peter 'Rainmaker' Stevens is at it again, this time offering a rain first payment later deal to farmers in the New England North West.
One Inverell, and one Moree based producer have already vowed to chip in at least $500 each, although Mr Stevens said he needs at least $10,000 to make the trip from Western Australia worth his while.
"I will need $3,000 up front for travel, but can arrange the rest of the payment after I have made it rain," he told the Leader.
"If I head over now I could drop two inches this month, with another couple of inches of follow-up next month."
For over three decades the 'Rainmaker' has been boasting of the "100 per cent success rate" of his Atmospheric Ionisation Research Machine, which uses mirrors, infrared energy, and magnets to magnify the sun's heat and "create an intense warm section of air that charges particles in the atmosphere causing clouds to form, and rain."
The machine has been used in the North West before, setting up in Lightning Ridge last August - which did precede some widespread falls - while it has also been used in California and the Arizona desert, as well as being implicated in the 1985 Lismore flood.
"I would look to set up in Lightning Ridge again, and from there could offer a modicum of saturation across northern NSW from the South Australian border, with a focus on the Tamworth and Gunnedah regions," he said.
"The rainmaker is packed and ready to go, I have already had a few offers but haven't quite got enough to head off yet.
"The $3000 will cover the cost of getting me and the machine over there and setting up for a fortnight - the rest can be paid after the rain has fallen, so, who wants to get wet?"