We had another troublesome week. It was sort of like two steps forward, one step back. Still, I made some progress so, come on, I’ll give you the details.
As of the time I write this, there are three orders being worked. Unless the castings are bad, all three of these orders will be in the mail before I shut down for the day. This will leave me with nothing to do in the shop Monday. If you are stuck at home because of the COVID-19 shut-downs, you can help correct this deficiency by placing an order. I mean, come on, you know you’re taking advantage of this thing to get in some modeling, and that means you need some TMD! At the very least, take a few minutes to go through our entire product line. I bet you’ll find something you didn’t know or forgot we made. 😉
I made good progress on new masters this week, but nothing is ready. There are several reasons for this, but I agreed not to discuss such things in my updates. If you’re interested, you can read about it in my last JOE’S CORNER post. For now, I am hoping everything will work out and I will have a big release next weekend. Until then, I will post some teasers on our Face Book page. As soon as the sub-mold is cured and I have the first castings, I’ll put up pictures of a dual MG 34 spare barrel case; a vehicular-mounted first aid box and mount; a cooking pot (a.k.a. mess kit), an early, 25 cm gas mask container; breathing tube containers and mounts; and much more. All of these items are intended to be used to super-detail German armored cars and closed-top half-tracks, but much of it also crosses over to all open-topped SPG’s. If you build German, I’m sure you’ll find something you can use.
ON THE BENCH
KARL VAN SWEDEN
Karl was supposed to have shipped me a box of masters for the MiniArt M3 Lee/Grant and a few other smaller items. As of this moment, the package hasn’t arrived.
NEW PATTERN MAKERS ON THE HORIZON
Gunnar Baumer sent me his masters over a week ago, but they haven’t arrived. Shipping has slowed down — a lot! International shipping seems to have been especially affected. As soon as Gunnar’s masters arrive, I’ll post ‘teaser’ pictures on Face Book.
The shop is a bit of a mess again. I always have to clean up after I fill dealer orders. This time is no different. However, once I have the molds put away, things will be back to good.
I didn’t do too much in the office this week. Maybe I will find time to get to it next week?
THAT IS ALL
OK, that’s all I have for now. So, until next time, stay safe and try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).