2020.8.21 UPDATE: The Drudgery Continues…

Hello Friends,

I had a frustrating week.  I did manage to get some of the things I was supposed to do accomplished, but I fell short of finishing the biggest project on my desk.  If you’re interested, come on and I’ll share all the details.


The M10/Achilles kits have all shipped, but I have not been able to get the instruction sheets finished.  My biggest problem is with my internet speeds.  I am on a DSL line, which works fine when downloading, but it does not work well if I need to upload larger files.  Well, the instruction sheet pdf is a larger file and, every time I try to upload it, the system times out.  At present, the plan is to take my laptop to my parents’ this weekend and use their cable modem to upload the instructions, but this is not a guarantee.  In the meantime, I have an idea for a stop-gap.  I may just put up a blog post here with Karl’s test-build pictures and notes.  They are good enough to assemble your kits, they’re just not complete because they were made with the raw master.


As of this moment, I have no open orders in the shop.


If you have not been listening to the ‘news,’ then you might not know that the entire U.S. Postal System is slow right now.  I won’t bother guessing why this is, I just know that it is true — no matter what the Post Master says.  So, like I said before, get used to slow shipping times.  They are going to be with us for a while.


I have no new releases this week.  However, I have posted over 270 1/48 scale aircraft decal sheets and some miscellaneous 1/48 aircraft kits and detail sets on EBay.  Some of the decals can be hard to find, so you wingy-thingy guys might want to check them out.  You can find the listings here.


This coming week, I hope to post my aircraft reference book collection on EBay.  I also hope to put the shop back in order.  If I have time and am in the mood, I might even put in some time on the master bench.  Also, if I do not manage to get the M10/Achilles instructions posted this weekend, I’ll figure out how to get that done this coming week.


Nothing has changed here.  Currently, I am in a bit of a slump, but I do have the M10/Achilles kits and the German armored cars on the master bench.


Karl has something coming up Nov 10 that has him trying to get his home and property in order.  So, no modeling on his end right now.


The shop is an absolute wreck and I hope to use part of today to start putting it back in order again.


I actually managed to get the office cleaned up, see?  🙂

All I need to do now is clean up my email folders.


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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