Sunday, July 8, 2012

Not dead yet

 Wow, I have been neglecting the blog of late. It has been some time since I reported so here goes.

  First off, I want to make something new for the store. The 3 D printer has not arrived.  It is over 8 weeks since I ordered it. By the time it arrives a much better and faster version will be available for a lower price. This may be the business model for this company. They take orders and money and then fill them when the price of the product falls and they can pick it up at Wal-mart.  I guess I am being a bit harsh on the guys, but 8 weeks is a long time in todays mail order market.

  I get a lot of requests for 28mm stuff and I figured I would have a go at some 28mm wall flats. Here is one wall section and the roof panel. They measure 4"square and as you can see are pretty much for kit-basher types.

 These are basic enough that I do not need to print them out first. I hope to get these done sometime in the future. I have been getting a lot of small part special requests and it seems this stuff gets pushed back a bit till the paying stuff gets done. Yes the custom parts sell much better than the odd bits I make. It is sort of strange, my extensive market research consists of asking myself what seems neat.

 Other companies make things that I would never think of, like this hand sanitizer I saw in the store the other day.

   Someday I will connect with a smart person and make an equally invaluable product. Till then......

  I have also been doing a bit more tinkering on the resin front and made this nice 1970 Dodge Challenger.  I am drilling the headlights out on my car because I am just a bit strange and like to have lights on my cars. Little LED lights fit in there well. Someday I am going to make resin cars of all the old clunkers I ever drove.  No one will buy them, but I will like it a lot.

  In odd personal news I discovered that employment is highly over rated. In fact  human interaction can be extremely unpleasant even between unmarried people.  After a few weeks I found myself feeling like this.

  You would have thought I was playing Warhammer or something. 

  I soon was finding myself with insomnia, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, torrets, and a condition known as "hot dog fingers". 

  So I did a Johnny Paycheck and now feel like my old self again.

    Have a nice week.   :)


  1. Welcome back to blogging, Ken. I love that Charger you're doing. Would you consider making a 67 Impala like the one fro "Supernatural"? That might sell. I've been trying to find one on E-bay but the bastards want $60 for one. I had to laugh about "pulled a Johnny Paycheck". I wish I could do that. :)

  2. I am looking forward to the 4x4 plates, those could be a game changer for kit bashers,

    1. Agreed, the plates look interesting.

      Not sure what you can fit in your machine, but as a 40k player we're used to buildings having storeys which are 3" high - in case that influences your design.

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  4. Oops I meant-

    What about a metal cross-brace like the ones here:
    Especially over a brick background. VSF people would love it too.