As announced previously, all normal ordering for delivery has now been suspended. For the next two weeks there will only be the option to place an order for collection at SMW2014, Telford, with a 10% discount. I'm sorry for any inconvenience to those who can't come to the show and need something urgently, but Ireally need all the time avaiable to prepare stock in sufficient numbers for the show so I can't fill any other orders until after the show. Many thanks!
From today you are able to place your order for pickup at Scale Model World 2014, Telford. Please select your home location/region as for a normal order, then select "Personal Pickup/Show" in the delivery options for Zero delivery charges AND a 10% discount on your order. When you are on the PayPal page for payment, please make sure once more that the "Personla Pickup/Show" option is selected - in some cases PayPal seems to automatically revert back to a standard delivery default. As my software doesn't support discounts I have to do this manually so after you've placed your order I will give you a 10% refund via PayPal back to your account or credit card. The discount applies only to orders for the show, not to orders for normal delivery by post. If something goes wrong and you DO get charged postage please just send me an email or a PayPal note that you wanted to collect your order in Telford. I'll refund the postage and the discount.
From next weekend I will suspend all orders for delivery by post and take orders for Telford only until after the show.
As announced in the previous update, all orders placed from now on will be processed from October 15th. I will be able to answer urgent queries from time to time, but no orders can be sent out in the first two weeks of October.
I have received a small number of X-15 landing gear struts, but now with me being away and then Telford there's not enough time to fill potential orders. The sets WILL come back after Telford (November 8/9).
Due to some problems with the supplier of my cast brass landing gear struts, the X-15 sets are still not back on sale. Hopefully I'll get some parts soon...sorry for the inconvenience, I'm as frustrated as you are!
For the first two weeks in October no orders will be sent out due to me being away. There will be a few days in mid-October where I'll process and send any orders placed and soon after that, the shop will close for mail orders and only accept orders for pick up at SMW 2014, Telford, including the usual 10% discount.
The 1:72 F-4 pylons with adapters are now for sale as well.
The 1:72 McDonnell 370gal Phantom wing tanks are ready to order. The outer pylon/adapter sets should have been ready to order as well, but I discovered a small defect on the master that I hadn't spotted before moulding and I therefore needed to repair the problem on the master and make new moulds. The sets will follow early next week. Also available (finally) are the 1:48 tank sets for the Academy thick wing Phantom kits (the F-4C will be the most likely candidate for carrying those early tanks). Although I still haven't seen a lower kit wing that hasn't got any of those sink issues, I haven't found a wing where my pylons don't fit either so I'm confident that the pylons will fit, regardless of the sink issues.
I'm also currently working on a set of full-length exhausts for the Hobby Boss A-6 Intruder family of kits which will address the glaring errors and lack of detail in this area. A tiny bit of progress has been made on the A3D wheel well set, but not a lot unfortunately...still a long way to go.
The F-4 canopy sets are now ready to order! Please allow a little bit of extra time for dispatch in case I get low on stock...I don't want to send out sub-quality parts or casts that are still a bit soft so it might take a little longer than usual on occasion.
The 3D CAD drawings for the 1:72 version (yes, a 1:72 product!!) of my McDonnell tanks are nearly ready and I will soon start on the outer pylon weapons carrier as well. I haven't been able to continue with the A3D wheel well set, but work on that will resume shortly.