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#21 Randy

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:55 AM

The problem has always been, what are people going to order. I've had items that have dropped so far off in sales that I'm ready to remove them from the catalog, and within days I've got order for over 50 of that one item. And it not just one person buying it, but several different orders. Just can't plan for that.

I don't think I have any orders that haven't been filled, it always gets out of here, but slowly at times.

The VW is one of those items that need the time, now I'm starting to get a little. I have close to 20 kits to put in rubber, but molds, and patterns take time.

Or you could sell you product as you cast it and have it available so you can get it out right away.
I for one would like to get a 333sp from you but just afraid that I will order and pay and never see it.
Would like to see alot of your products readly available again. I would like to see the VW notchback that people say you have inthe works.
Hope you bring Perry's resin back to life and we can get your product in a more acceptible time. Some of us just buy the model to put it away
or someday in the next 100yrs build it.
But if we pay we would like to see the product asap. just my 2cents



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Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:08 AM

The problem has always been, what are people going to order. I've had items that have dropped so far off in sales that I'm ready to remove them from the catalog, and within days I've got order for over 50 of that one item. And it not just one person buying it, but several different orders. Just can't plan for that.

I don't think I have any orders that haven't been filled, it always gets out of here, but slowly at times.

The VW is one of those items that need the time, now I'm starting to get a little. I have close to 20 kits to put in rubber, but molds, and patterns take time.

Hope to see you up todate soon. .

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:08 PM

TO CLARIFY;

These are not copy cats, but works with many many hours put into them. The 4 door big bodys started out as all american LIMOS, and were cut and made into 4 doors. and then cast, then the 2 doors were made from them.

These were mastered by TWINN on the layitlow.com models forum.

ALSO- these are considerably less than AAM resin big bodies, AAM go for upwards of 300-500.00. The casters of these are commig very close to the cost of making them, when you factor in the mold material, resin material etc. AND they are as clean, if not cleaner than AAM. The only reason these are up for sale on "feebay" is so that people outside of the forum in which the master`er/caster is most prominent have an opportunity to get them.



So, who did the masters and who is the caster? How is the quality and the accuracy?

#24 Biscuitbuilder

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:16 PM

Is AAM up and running again?

These look like the ones he was selling yrs ago

AAM Resin Kits on Fee Bay



No, there is no way that I will ever either restart AAM, nor will I do any casting under any other name. Simply put, I wound up spending far too much time at it, seldom less than 12-14 hours a day, counting casting, cleaning parts, packaging and shipping kits, fixing masters, making or working up new masters, all of that.

Frankly, it go to the point that when I would even go out for dinner with friends, the finest steaks in town tasted like resin, potato chips looked just like the pieces of flash that fell on the floor in the molding room, and I couldn't even get the odor of resin out of my clothes. I had no hobby anymore, and no time or energy for one either.

Even after closing it down, and going to work for a salary again, it was almost a year before I could even pick up a model car kit, break it open, and seriously do anything with it--and it's still a modeling block problem today, 8 years later.

So, if you see any AAM kit out there on the 'Bay, or one that looks like it, it's either one that someone hasn't built yet, or a recast done by someone else.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:36 PM

So, who did the masters and who is the caster? How is the quality and the accuracy?


he answered your questions in what u quoted.... :lol: