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Resin fillet tail for new Revell P-51D

February 12 2018 at 11:34 PM
tomcervo  (Login tomcervo)
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Junkman3353
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Striking while the iron is hot?

February 13 2018, 1:01 AM 

Not a bad price if you're in a hurry. I can wait for the kit.
Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

 
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Lynn
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Shrewd business move... someone has a good idea how Revell works. :)

February 13 2018, 6:02 AM 

It will be a while before the next variant shows up, so this person stands to pull in a fair amount of money, and if the price I saw is accurate (around 20.00 for the whole set), that seems like a pretty good deal.

Lynn
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Kevin Martin
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$11 to be exact

February 13 2018, 12:52 PM 

$20 was a first thought before I cast my first copy. Ebay even told me $15 to $23. Knowing how buyers spend, I felt pricing it at $11.00 was a good, happy medium.I'm happy, the buyers are happy. It's better to sell ten units at $11, then no unis at $20. Plus I wanted to keep the price as far away from the MSRP of the kit.

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Lynn, applauding your effort
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Well, I think it's a VERY smart idea... but will you be able to turn a profit at $11?

February 13 2018, 2:15 PM 

I know, none of my beeswax, etc, but I honestly don't know how expensive resin is, and considering you're first out the gate with this, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your efforts and investment. I like what I see, and am tempted to get a second kit just to use this.

Side note: can you use the kit rudder and horizontal stabs, if so inclined? And is the tail section hollow cast in halves, or is it one big chunk?

Well done, way to strike while the iron is hot! happy.gif

Lynn
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Kevin Martin
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Thanks Lynn!

February 13 2018, 2:37 PM 

Let me answer your questions one at a time.
It is a solid tail.
I am making good money. I am blessed to have a resin casters dream of a supplier that caters to us within an easy 40 minute drive of me. I for the first time had to by a bulk quantity of resin yesterday and break away from the "samplers" bottles. I save even more money on expenses. Marketing? Zilch.....
If demand continues to grow, I will have to adjust the price up to control it better. But really don't want to do that.
This tail was not mastered using the Revell unit. So the horizontal stabs are keyed different and unique to this set. Same with the rudder. I'm sure the kit rudder can be used. There is enough of a recess to fit it in. The elevators are the kit ones that have had the ribbed details shaved off.
Buying this set is easy. You can buy them off Ebay. Search seller "109ace" ( check out my other very popular set for the Monogram P-61 Black Widow. It improves the kit vastly.
Or you can buy direct from me. The set is $11 each, shipping in USA is a flat $3.00 and good for at least three sets. After that, don't worry about. I'll get it for the customer.
International buyers are welcome but need to ask for a price quote before ordering. I do ship to places Ebay wont allow. I'm shipping sets to Canada for $10. UK for $13.
Paypal "goods and services" to Kmartin512@sbcglobal.net
Contact: Kevin Martin at 109ace @sbcglobal.net

 
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Kevin Martin
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N?M

February 13 2018, 2:41 PM 

look up.


    
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Max Bryant
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That guy is Kevin Martin

February 13 2018, 10:29 AM 

I saw he posted a pic of his completed Mustang yesterday in plastic pix.
I stumbled upon them a day or two ago while I was searching eBay for a decently priced kit.

Max Bryant

 
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Kevin Martin
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Thanks for ratting me out Max!

February 13 2018, 1:12 PM 

hugs.....and a big wink!


    
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Max Bryant
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Smooches to you

February 13 2018, 2:02 PM 

I hope they sell well for you.

Take Care
Max

 
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Bill
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Nice job, but a waste of time, etc.

February 13 2018, 11:45 AM 

Revell will probably release the fillet-tail version next year.
Why endure the effort to work the resin-plastic interface, clean-up, and prep?
Do you not have enough kits in the stash to keep you busy until next year?

Why is it many modelers are not satisfied with the version of an aircraft covered in the original kit?
- Especially when the company has a history of releasing new versions in short order.
- Especially when the actual kit is molded showing what parts will probably be updated/changed.

"Waaaaah! I don't want a D-5, I want a D-15. No, I want a B. No, I want a -C..." and on and on.

 
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Kevin Martin
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Many modeler do not share your opinion.

February 13 2018, 1:02 PM 

My Paypal account is laughing......In this sets first two days of sale, I have sold over 30 units. I didn't set out to do this to beat Revell to the punch in releasing a filleted tailed D model. It is because Revell will be releasing a late D that I make this set. I figure there will be thousands of these Early Ds released, and that is the target market I seek. It was an idea last week when being disappointed by the decal schemes provided in the kit, and finding not much interesting for the early versions, that I decided to master a new filleted tail. Fact of the matter is, this resin tail fits better then the kit tail.I'm building the kit and know many of it's shortcomings. Tonight I will be casting flaps to replace the defective ones in the kit. I'm humping making additional molds to keep up with orders.


    
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Brad
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+1 n/t

February 13 2018, 1:33 PM 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 
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Tom Booth
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Yeah, he saw a 'hole' and decided to fill it. AND at a VERY reasonable price!! Good ....

February 13 2018, 4:26 PM 

for you KM.

BTW, re the good casting supplies source. In the SF Bay Area? Talking about D&S?? Bought resin casting stuff (resin, RTV, mold releases, epoxy, glassfiber, etc, etc) from them for MANY yrs.

 
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Brad
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To each, his own

February 13 2018, 1:37 PM 

I wouldn't buy the piece, myself, because I really don't care as much as many guys about a detail like that. But I congratulate Kevin on his entrepreneurial spirit. If some guys want to do something about that detail, then he answers a need. And they're welcome to buy it.
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 
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Tim Keily
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Not a waste. Bird in the hand, cancer in the throat. Could be gone next year.

February 13 2018, 2:24 PM 

I got mine to keep my kit from being a nose sitter. That's a joke son. I must say I ordered mine and within an hour I got notified that it had been marked shipped. Someone is on the job in between all the smooching and winking. Good job Kevin, Tim

 
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Kevin Martin
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Thanks Tim!

February 13 2018, 2:47 PM 

Hugs and kisses to you too! I have a few electronic devices going all the time and if I get a sale, an email, a personal message,or a payment, i get all kinds of bells and beeps going at once.Unless I'm in bed, I'm nearby.
The shipping notice is in fact a shipping label has been created by me that I then use as a shop order to keep track of what I have to make as I do have numerous resin sets for sale. I do try to have orders out the door the following day of the creation of the shipping tag.

 
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CraigQ
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FWIW, the tooling for the dorsal fin tail....

February 13 2018, 4:14 PM 

is already done.

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Lynn, digging it
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OoooOOOooh... even has predrilled holes for the RWR antenna! :) nt

February 13 2018, 4:17 PM 

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Bill
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Craig, Thanks for proving my point. Just wait for the release.

February 13 2018, 4:34 PM 

Kevin, you do great work and many "can't wait" modelers will buy your set, but the sprue shot makes my point.
Modelers are sometimes rather stupid when it comes to spending hobby dollars on things that are not necessary, except in the "I'm first" category.


 
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