2019.5.17 UPDATE: I’m Still Here

Hi Folks,

Did you miss me last week?  I know: I didn’t post an update.  Well, feel free to chastise me all you want for being lazy.  I deserve it.  But I am still here and I have news to report, so come on and let me fill you in on what’s been happening at TMD the last two weeks.


To be totally honest, last week was overrun by a lot of personal business.  Aside from making a new modeling bench in the office and filling your orders, I didn’t get a whole lot accomplished.


This week has been a little different.  I have finally started to get back into the rhythm of filling orders and tending to routine shop work in the morning and mastering in the afternoons. At the moment, I have the last of the U.S. T-30/34 masters on the bench, along with a replacement upper armor for the Dragon Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) mit 2cm KwK 38 (the older version, kit #6294U).  And there is a replacement turret for the Trumpeter KV-85.  Finally, there are a slew of new Panther goodies on the bench.  If all goes well, I’ll release all of them on the 30th, along with a handful of smaller but very useful surprises.

I also worked on the new web design.  It is actually starting to shape up.  I still have a few things I do not like about it, but I won’t let them get in the way of releasing it once it is ready.  I’ll just work on changing them after I get the new web store up and running.  If it goes as well as I hope it will, it should be a lot easier to find things once I’m done.

Lastly, I have started to give some very real thought about pushing the TMD product line again.  I have to be able to afford it — both in terms of cash and time.  But it has to be done.  I think too many modelers have either never heard of or have forgotten about TMD.  Well, it is coming up on time to remind the ones who have forgotten and to introduce ourselves who do not know us.  This means I will start sending out review samples.  I may look for distributors overseas.  And I will start using FaceBook a lot more than I have so far.


I have been stuck somewhere between frustration, exhaustion and elation.  I am frustrated that the house repairs are still not completed, and that it is going to be difficult to wrap them up and get the final payment from our insurance company, but it is mostly just a matter of time and work I simply do not want to do.  Which is why I have been feeling a little exhausted — both physically and emotionally.  But I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and that has me elated.  So, yes, I have been riding an emotional roller coaster, but I’m doing fine.  So are BB and the shop rats.  No need for anyone to worry about us on that side of things.


OK, until next week, you stay safe and try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).


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