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.
ON THE BENCH
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.
KARL VAN SWEDEN
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?
THAT IS ALL
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).