I hope your week went as well as mine did. I had a great week! Let me tell you about it.
I don’t have any new products for you this week, so nothing to tell you about — yet. The next release date will be Jan 26. Watch for it.
PRODUCTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
I am currently working on some more detail and correction sets for TAKOM’s M3 Lee/Grant kits. If I have time, I might even sneak in some of the other products I had planned for the TAKOM T-series tanks and King Tiger kits. We’ll have to see how things go.
I managed to get a lot of work done this week. I started with 47 orders, took 7 more, and am down to 17. of those, all but 1 is waiting for an unusual reason. If you are waiting on one of those orders, you have been emailed to let you know the specifics of what is holding up your order. Otherwise, if you have not received an email from me or Stamps.com and you have an out-standing order with:
— A Mini Art Pzr III engine deck correction, I sent you an email explaining the delay and how I plan to handle your order. Please look for it.
— A major conversion kit (SdKfz 9/1, Bergepanther, M8 HMC), I sent you an email explaining how I will be handling your order, as well as telling you how long I expect that will take. Please check your email for that message.
— ALL other orders: if you have not received an email from Stamps.com confirming shipment of your order, or I have not emailed you directly, please contact me. Your order may have been lost in the confusion of the holiday break.
OTHER COMPANY BUSINESS
STANDARDIZED UPDATES — I have listened to your comments about my updates. I want to make it easier to read them and find the specific information you are looking for more quickly. Therefore, I will standardize my updates. From now on, they will look like this. If I decide I need to add a category, I’ll do so. But, for now, I think I have things broke down in a way that should let you find the information you are looking for as quickly and easily as possible.
WEB SITE IMPROVEMENTS — I have started working with several of you to help me make some changes to the web site/store. These will take some time but, as 2018 goes on, you should start seeing changes that make the site easier to use. I’ll make sure to point out every new feature as it is added to the web site — like the new update format 🙂
DEMO BUILDS — I have shipped the first of what I hope will be a series of demo builds. The purpose of these is to promote the TMD products available to help you build a specific series of AFV’s. These builds will show every possible TMD item that can be used with a given kit, and will be posted on one or more model DG’s as well as on Face Book. The first build is an Australian Matilda, and will soon be followed by an M3A3.
As for me, personally, my health is good. I need to loose some weight (OK, a LOT of weight). And I need to start working out regularly. But, other than this, I am doing well, so there is no need to worry about me there. Mentally and emotionally, I am actually in a better place than I have been since the move. I had to throw money at it, but I managed to get the new shower installed. BB is now thrilled, which — naturally — makes me happy, too. And I might throw some more money at the last major repair we need to make to the new house to keep it protected from the weather. Once I get that behind me, my world will be much less stressful. I’ll even have time to concentrate on more new products and maybe even finish the office. We’ll have to see how things go, but — at the moment — they are looking very, very good.
THAT IS ALL
Well, that’s all I have for now. So, until next week, stay safe and try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).