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Unread 10-07-2017, 06:03 AM   #326
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Hey Guys,

Here is an update on the Hind and hopefully the last delay.

I sent Daremo all of the smaller parts including the cargo doors and rocket pod nose cones.

He was having major problems casting them so I had him ship the parts to me .

I received the parts and made my own molds the cargo doors were fine but the nose cones not so much.

I am having the same issue as Daremo .

The first pour a couple of fingers ripped off of the molds for the holes in the pods.

The second pour ALL OF THE HOLE fingers ripped off .

I made a drilling jig so as to re-drill the holes at the tip of the pods and I need to make 2 more jigs for the other 2 layers of holes.

So I am going to have to drill 5,120 holes by hand using my jigs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daremo was also have some family issues that have all been worked out so he is back on the ball .

He is promising me to have 5 complete sets to ship out next week .

I need to get the 5 sets then kit them up and ship.

The way things are working out that may take another 1-2 weeks .

HERE IS SOME BAD NEWS FOR YOU ORIGINAL SUPPORTERS OF THIS PROJECT .

I have sold 5 kits on e-bay .

4 of them are past due and one of the buyers have started a case on me.

Before I get 4 cases on me I need to send them their kits .

These kits will be marked 35,36,37,38,39and 40.

YT will get # 1 and so on .

I know this sucks but 2-3 weeks are all I need ( I hope ) and the kits will start to role.

Last Christmas came and went .

I hope to have all Hinds shipped by Christmas this year.

Even the full builds

And now there is a storm in the gulf heading our way.

What kind of delay will this bring about ?

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Unread 10-09-2017, 08:53 AM   #327
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EvilBay strikes again!

That sucks.. but it is what it is. Always better to not sell on there until you have the product ready to ship. Too many shady people on there these days trying to get something for nothing.

Oh well, keep us updated. Hopefully the storm doesn't do too much to you!
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Doesn't make sense to sell something that's not in production. Nobody on eBay will cut you any slack and your original backers are the ones that suffer.
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Sorry to hear that, Shit happens, I'm in no hurry
so don't sweat it, you "always" deliver and the quality
is well worth waiting for, I'm sure you have everyone's
support hear, the wait just makes it more Sweet
when it gets in your hands !!!
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*Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !
margras77 wrote:
Not worried about delays. The fact that you get everything done while being a one-man operation is amazing, Pickelhaube's always delivered and this is a gigantic project.


Yes this is a gigantic project.
To the point of being overwhelmed , but work continues .

Just got back from Kinkos/Fed Ex and the directions are done !!
There may be some gray areas in the directions were multiple pieces were made into one .
There are some area details that were not in the kit ( radio bay behind pilot)

I have abandoned the customized rocket pod nose cones and will be going with the original stock design.
I am still waiting for those to come in from the 3D printer.
YES ANOTHER DELAY.

Daremo was overwhelmed with his small part production but this week his parts will hopefully be on line.
His casting process is very involved with the pressure pot and the cooking of the parts that takes about 2 days to make parts.
So he has made 5 sets of each part and has made gang molds of those parts.
So he will be making 5 sets for one pour .
This is great but he has had to make 2 full sets of molds and those 5 sets have taken weeks to make.

I have always been able to go to different places and pick up shipping boxes for free.
But the large size of this project may require that I purchase the shipping boxes.
I have not charged anyone for shipping and handling as of yet.
The soon to be purchased boxes are the handling part.

I have purchased 6 gallons kits ( 12 gallons) of resin and it looks like I will be needing 6 more kits to finish the 41 Hind kits.
That is the reason for going to E-bay for more sales .
There is a possibility I may have to sale 2 more kits there to pay for the resin.
Time will tell if I have to do that .

We are at it and every free hour I get is spent working on this project.

Except yesterday watching the Saints win in a roller coaster of a game against the Lions.
Man what a game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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