2020.4.24 UPDATE: A Week Full of ‘Wait-a-Minute’ Vines


If you’ve ever spent time in the military (or even if you haven’t), you might be familiar with the term, ‘wait-a-minute’ vines.  These are vines so thick that you have to cut your way through them and, even then, they seem to reach up and pull you back as you try to force your way through them.  Well, I had a week of ‘wait-a-minute’ vines.


I’ll keep this short, so as not to share too much personal information.  Tuesday, we had a power outage — smack in the middle of the packing and shipping part of my day.  Wednesday, we had a swarm of honey bees think they wanted to set up housekeeping in the garage.  Thursday and today, I’ve been battling a stomach bug.  All told, it has been a series of ‘wait-a-minute’ vines trying to slow me down.


As I write this, I have one order in house, and that is on hold because of PayPal.  This customer has been emailed.  I expect it to ship Monday.  I also just found out I apparently mixed up two orders.  I’m working on correcting this for the customer who emailed me to let me know about it, but I have no idea who the other order might have gone to.  So, if you receive the wrong items, let me know so I can fix it.  Email me at info@tigermodeldesigns.com.


I was working on the listings for the next round of new items yesterday when I realized I was about to make a mess of things.  The way I had originally planned to make and market the next items would be very awkward, and might cause some of you to spend more money to buy things than you should have to spend.  SO I decided to hold the releases for one more week.  This way, I can make the changes that will maximize the value of the next round of releases.

To make up for the delay, I will be posting ‘teaser’ pictures on our Face Book page throughout the weekend.  Watch for them.


I have ‘early’ and ‘late’ versions of the following items:

Mounted gas mask containers and empty mounting racks with straps; Mounted canteens and empty mounting racks with straps; Mounted cooking pots and empty mounting racks and empty straps; Mounted and empty mounting racks for the MG 34 spare barrel case; Mounted and empty mounting racks for the breathing tube extension containers; MG tool box; mounted and empty mounting bracket for the MG bi-pod; Bread bags; Map cases and several other items that will all go to the 221/222/223/260/261 series of German armored cars.


Karl has finished a series of masters.  He will put primer on them and give them their final check-over this weekend.  They should be in the mail Monday.  I am expecting parts for the Miniart M3 Lee/Grant series; a small hatch composite hull; a new FDA, lower hull and rear hull plate for the Dragon M7 Priest; a new M4A2 exhaust and more.  I’ll post a few teaser pictures on our Face Book page this weekend.


The shop is a mess.  I really need to carve out a couple hours to put the molds away.  It may become necessary to do this one day next week, so I don’t keep wasting time looking for molds.


The shop is holding its own, but there is still work to do here that keeps getting put off.


OK, that’s all I have for now.  So, until next time, please stay safe and take care of your loved ones.  If you can, try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).


One thought on “2020.4.24 UPDATE: A Week Full of ‘Wait-a-Minute’ Vines

  1. Hey Joe, I am thrilled over the new items and this “wait till next week” is adding an awful lot of suspense! Keep it up, Im seeing GOOD thinks coming for TMD!

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