Credit to Henry at tarptent. I got a response from him within 30 minutes of me sending my email. He gave sincere apologies and will be sending me another fly. Fingers crossed that all goes well and that in a couple of weeks I will be sitting on a hillside in a nice shiny new tent (that does not leak!). I do hope that after a negative gear post I will be able to do a positive review of the Scarp1 in the near future.
Tarptent Scarp1 update