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jaymichaelsdesigns

Member Since 06 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2014 06:45 AM
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In Topic: Jay Michaels Is Back

06 November 2014 - 05:38 AM

Thanks men 


In Topic: First sinkhole Corvette is restored

05 November 2014 - 07:19 AM

It needs windows then its done 


In Topic: Newly reissued Revell BRE Datsun 510 Racecar kit

04 November 2014 - 10:52 AM

great tooling on this one im building it as we speak great 


In Topic: Remember when Kits were $ 2.00 to $5.00 ?

04 November 2014 - 07:55 AM

If the question is where will the hobby be in the future... I think the answer is that we won't be buying kits as they exist today. Depending on how far into the future you want to look, 3-D printing will have either taken a large chunk of the traditional injection-molded kit's market, or taken it completely.

 

The future of the hobby is people buying and downloading a "kit" in digital form... just like downloading movies or music or books... and printing the kit out on their home 3-D printer, a product that will soon be as cheap to buy and common to have as today's "regular" inkjet printers. There will no longer be large buildings with injection molding machines and dozens of employees to operate them, no more "tooling" needing to be cut, no need to package, warehouse, and ship boxes of kits to retailers. The entire process of how a kit is designed, manufactured, shipped, and sold today will become obsolete as 3-D printing becomes common.

 

The hobby of building kits may not go away, but the way kits come to us will be completely different.

 

 

Harry you do know i am a retailer right


In Topic: Remember when Kits were $ 2.00 to $5.00 ?

04 November 2014 - 07:32 AM

This is to all  the question was so post to be about the model car industry in the next 15 to 20 years not about how kids are into the hobby