2020.8.7 UPDATE: M10/Achilles Are Kits Shipping!

Hello Friends,

I had a good week.  In fact, it was so good, my mood even improved a little.  So, if you have a few minutes, come on and I’ll fill you in on the details.


The M10/Achilles kits are shipping.  I started with 68 outstanding orders, took an additional 12 and, as I write at 1451 hrs on the 7th, I only have 8 left to ship. — and this does not include the dealer order I handled on Monday and Tuesday.  If all goes as I hope, the last M10/Achilles pre-orders will ship by Tuesday, and I will be totally caught up with the orders I have waiting by Wednesday.


Shipping is still slow.  Given the state of the world right now, I suggest you just get used to it.  I suspect it is never going back to what it was before the virus (at least, not anytime soon).


I will keep my promise and re-lease Karl’s new composite hull and Miniart M3 Lee/Grant parts next Friday.  I am also going to release an M4 brush guard set for the Sherman headlights and re-release our 75 mm howitzer ammunition and packing tubes, as well as the field modification communication phone in the .30 cal ammo box.  This will be the last min-month release date.  After this, I will be holding everything until the last Friday of every month.


As I have said previously, I am going to take a short break from the German armored cars to finish the fighting compartment/turret set for the Tamiya M10/Achilles kits.  We may even make replacement turret shells, but I’m not convinced the additional weld and internal layout detail would be enough to convince you guys to buy them.


I didn’t talk to Karl this week, but I am pretty sure he has been tied up on another super-secret Sherman project I asked him to look at.  You might want to just think long-term on this one, but he is very excited about it.  🙂


The shop is a wreck again, so don’t ask.


Office?  What’s an office?


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).


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