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20151002_170041_zpsxfcw3r7s.jpgHi Guys,

Started work on the 1/32 Ju 388 J. managed to start work on the windscreen, upper dipol positions and scribed bottom half of circular nose cap - wonder if a 388 will appear in the next PIXAR  film? PLANES 2 staring Jerry the Ju 388

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Got the dash laid out, it is the most sparsely populated dash ever and you will note that although the flugzug manual does not illustrate it the ammo counter has to be there somewhere in that massive empty space to the right. The V2 underwent weapons testing on a number of occasions so it makes sense. i have therefore added a G-1 / 6 style counter. Also note the emergency compass below, this was requested during testing as it was missing when trails began. The V2 and 3 underwent numerous changes and problems - I hope I have fewer! Missed 1x instrument on far left....back soon!

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There is not much to do really as all the hard work was done with the 388 L, all I need to do is finish the canopy and update the master of the gunpack which has suffered over the years since first designed for the Ju 88 G-6, and do the revised lower periscope and that's it! Decals will take me an hour - additional PE was done last night. I have only sold 36 388 L's so I am sure these will not fly out of the door either. But when it is all finished if people can send the £20.00 (as friends and family) as before then I will know how many sets to order from the factory. Basically I will be using the original set minus clear parts decals and Bodenweine so every time I sell a J a Bodenweine will be available for sale for those doing a Ju 88 A-2 or something.

 

Right I need feedback on something - I bought an MDC Arado 234 (beautiful) not so long back - their instructions are all on a CD. Now I personally don't think you can beat paper instructions and I wanted the instructions for the L to be like a little book but those instructions cost me Â£10.00 each - such are the printing costs of today! I have not found a printers where I live in Hungary yet but even if the price is a little lower it is still a lot of money and that cost has to be passed on to the customer. I have been wondering If I should also provide just a CD with pdf files on it? I might get more customers because price is say £8,00 lower but then I might loose customers because they want paper? I could always give the choice I suppose? What do you think? 

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I'd go with the CD option, John. Firstly, a well-designed instruction booklet in PDF format is eminently printable. In fact, if you're not plumping for the commercial printing costs involved, you may even be able to include more colour, or other options that are normally too expensive to print.

 

And for those of us who may not have an optical drive in our computers (most Mac users these days), just make the PDF downloadable from your website.

 

Kev

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... Right I need feedback on something - I bought an MDC Arado 234 (beautiful) not so long back - their instructions are all on a CD. Now I personally don't think you can beat paper instructions and I wanted the instructions for the L to be like a little book but those instructions cost me Â£10.00 each - such are the printing costs of today! I have not found a printers where I live in Hungary yet but even if the price is a little lower it is still a lot of money and that cost has to be passed on to the customer. I have been wondering If I should also provide just a CD with pdf files on it? I might get more customers because price is say £8,00 lower but then I might loose customers because they want paper? I could always give the choice I suppose? What do you think? ...

 

I'd go with the CD option, John. Firstly, a well-designed instruction booklet in PDF format is eminently printable. In fact, if you're not plumping for the commercial printing costs involved, you may even be able to include more colour, or other options that are normally too expensive to print.

 

And for those of us who may not have an optical drive in our computers (most Mac users these days), just make the PDF downloadable from your website.

 

Kev

 

I agree with Kev ...

 

Probably 85-90% of potential customers will have a CD/DVD drive on their computers and the means to print the instructions ... 

Out of the other 10-15% ... there is the option to ask a friend, or drop into a stationery supermarket and pay for a printout (which would be cheaper for them that the 8-10 quid you'd be charging them to have that printout inside the kit!) ... which would take care of the majority ...

So that leaves probably 1-2% that could download the PDF file from your page ...

 

Go with the cost reduction!

 

Rog  :)

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I really appreciate the feedback, all I want is for people to enjoy these aircraft and that normally means that the price has to be right - now I don't give myself a big mark-up so the cost reduction has to come from the materials - but I do love those printed bookets haha.

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I'd go with the CD option, John. Firstly, a well-designed instruction booklet in PDF format is eminently printable. In fact, if you're not plumping for the commercial printing costs involved, you may even be able to include more colour, or other options that are normally too expensive to print.

 

And for those of us who may not have an optical drive in our computers (most Mac users these days), just make the PDF downloadable from your website.

 

Kev

 

 

 

 

I agree with Kev ...

 

Probably 85-90% of potential customers will have a CD/DVD drive on their computers and the means to print the instructions ... 

Out of the other 10-15% ... there is the option to ask a friend, or drop into a stationery supermarket and pay for a printout (which would be cheaper for them that the 8-10 quid you'd be charging them to have that printout inside the kit!) ... which would take care of the majority ...

So that leaves probably 1-2% that could download the PDF file from your page ...

 

Go with the cost reduction!

 

Rog  :)

 

what they said!

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