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11 hours ago, D.B. Andrus said:

 

Don't they, though? Hope they will drop the price range into do-able.

I think they will be expanding and broadening their customer base by offering these subjects in IM and not just offering them in resin. 

Good call on their behalf to move to IM.

Really looking forward to this kit and others that may arrive in IM too!

Cheers

Alan

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I think Resin has got a bit of a bad reputation left by some earlier companies that started doing them years ago so a lot of modellers or to be more accurate 'assemblers' just assume that all resin kits have big casting blocks on them that are a PIA to remove, trouble is that's not true of some of us, I can't think of any of our parts in our kits that have that and are at most just a gentle wiggle and come off the sprue, I suppose that's because we are not crashing them out in double quick time, more care is needed to cast this way as the moulds have a thinner and smaller fluid 'gate' to produce the castings this way. 

However the damage is done now so that's why on average one only sells about 60 off kits and I don't think it's anything to do with price, we've proved that.

It's a bit of shame because we use 3D CNC to create that 'manufactured look' for our parts and there's no whittling the parts out of wood and uneven matching of parts because it's all done in the CAD and machining.

 

Graham

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1 hour ago, GrahamF said:

I think Resin has got a bit of a bad reputation left by some earlier companies that started doing them years ago so a lot of modellers or to be more accurate 'assemblers' just assume that all resin kits have big casting blocks on them that are a PIA to remove, trouble is that's not true of some of us, I can't think of any of our parts in our kits that have that and are at most just a gentle wiggle and come off the sprue, I suppose that's because we are not crashing them out in double quick time, more care is needed to cast this way as the moulds have a thinner and smaller fluid 'gate' to produce the castings this way. 

However the damage is done now so that's why on average one only sells about 60 off kits and I don't think it's anything to do with price, we've proved that.

It's a bit of shame because we use 3D CNC to create that 'manufactured look' for our parts and there's no whittling the parts out of wood and uneven matching of parts because it's all done in the CAD and machining.

 

Graham

 

Graham

This sounds like you should be in the aftermarket business then!

Because your description of casting blocks that are a PITA to remove certainly seems to fit most resin bits I have worked with recently :rolleyes:

Kind regards

Nick (happy to be called an assembler)

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25 minutes ago, nmayhew said:

 

Graham

This sounds like you should be in the aftermarket business then!

Because your description of casting blocks that are a PITA to remove certainly seems to fit most resin bits I have worked with recently :rolleyes:

Kind regards

Nick (happy to be called an assembler)

So you've never bought any of our products then, which proves my point.

Graham 

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2 minutes ago, GrahamF said:

So you've never bought any of our products then, which proves my point.

Graham 

 

If you make stuff for 109s, 190s and (WWII) Spitfires I'd be more than happy to :)

 

I remember seeing Jim H's review of your Attacker - it did look pretty cool I must say.

 

All the best

 

Nick

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I would recommend Graham's products any day of the week!

They are simple to build IMO and if you buy more of those products then I'm confident more will follow!

The prices are very fair and the quality outstanding!

I've bought several items and I'm very satisfied with all of them.

All you need is some five minute two part epoxy glue which is easy to mix, and apply, and it's job done!

Give them a try, you won't regret it! 

 

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I'm living in a world in which there will be two large scale IM Helldivers before there is a Val and/or Kate? WTH?

 

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Otoh, I'm all in on the A-20. 

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Would love an A-20 with which to make a Boston night-fighter. 

 

So, am guessing the rumoured Fly Su-7 Fitter has been wiped off the map. Still waiting for the Swedish J.29 Tunnan.

 

Good news re the collaboration.

 

Tony

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15 hours ago, Royboy said:

I would recommend Graham's products any day of the week!

They are simple to build IMO and if you buy more of those products then I'm confident more will follow!

The prices are very fair and the quality outstanding!

I've bought several items and I'm very satisfied with all of them.

All you need is some five minute two part epoxy glue which is easy to mix, and apply, and it's job done!

Give them a try, you won't regret it! 

 

Same here! Graham's stuff is very nice!

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On 7/13/2019 at 11:55 PM, Jennings Heilig said:

 

Or it could be that it's just too damn big.  Much like 1/32 Lancasters and B-17s.  Honestly, I'd much rather see someone put some effort into a new, accurate 1/48 Goon (and Lancaster, and B-17, and, and, and...)

 

Interesting statement on a forum for 1/32 scale modellers

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Being HpH, I'm expecting some very obvious mistakes, allied to a price that puts off most modellers.

 

Hopefully, I'll be pleasantly surprised, but until then I'm assuming they'll be less than acceptable.

 

Yes, I'm a real barrel of laughs.

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46 minutes ago, DeanKB said:

Being HpH, I'm expecting some very obvious mistakes, allied to a price that puts off most modellers.

 

Hopefully, I'll be pleasantly surprised, but until then I'm assuming they'll be less than acceptable.

 

Yes, I'm a real barrel of laughs.

 

You're a barrel of something, alright.

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7 hours ago, DeanKB said:

Being HpH, I'm expecting some very obvious mistakes, allied to a price that puts off most modellers.

 

Hopefully, I'll be pleasantly surprised, but until then I'm assuming they'll be less than acceptable.

 

Yes, I'm a real barrel of laughs.

I was under the impression that provided it's Injection moulded mistakes are very acceptable?

Graham 

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55 minutes ago, GrahamF said:

I was under the impression that provided it's Injection moulded mistakes are very acceptable?

Graham 

 

We get that there's a pretty strong negative bias towards resin. I have one too, I'm quite scared to assemble the resin kits I own because I want to do them justice. These are often handcrafted passion projects by small companies or even individuals, which understandably means they're generally more expensive than mass production kits, we get that. All the more reason not to want to screw them up. As with many types of kits or mediums there's a learning curve and not everybody is ready to take that plunge. All those things combined should make it understandable that some people prefer plastic. Then there's the problem with HPH, who seem to have a knack for releasing kits with some mind boggling engineering and design issues that could and should 've been fixed before release. If you go judging resin based on their standards it's quite understandable that people get put off by resin kits. I've sold my HPH kits and kept all the rest. Seeing them potentially released in plastic MIGHT be interesting IF the price is right and IF they fix some issues. Now, if you want to go around and blame and insult your potential customer base and say it's all their fault for blaming the medium, say it's the fault of all us naugthy assemblers who aren't willing to put in a bit of extra effort, sure, go right ahead. But you're not convincing anyone, you're just biting the hand that feeds. 

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