- Resin Kits w/cast-on grabs/ladders
Re: Resin Kits w/cast-on grabs/ladders
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I'm with you (and Frank Hodina). I do not have unlimited time
just for resin kit building,besides all the other facets of layout building
(locomotives,structures,scenery,etc.). My wife's recent death also has
me thinking about how much time I have left on this planet. In
addition, I already have some resin cars waiting to be assembled, but I
also have cars produced which have molded on but thin profile grabs, so I
can live with that if it means getting something not already produced by the
bigger firms in this business. I look forward to his new products.
In a message dated 2/13/2015 1:10:43 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Everyone is missing the point. Frank has made a business decision to offer
simplified cast resin models to those who want models not available in plastic
but who lack the skill or time to deal with traditional resin kits. It's not
an either/or situation - the alternative is not a high end resin kit, it's not
offering one at all.
It's kind of an elitist attitude, don't you think, to suggest that resin
kit manufacturers tailor all their offerings exclusively to those of us
with the skills to assemble anything Westerfield, Sunshine or Speedwitch ever
produced. We're a very tiny part of the hobby market, so anything which might
inspire modelers in the "next level down" to join our ranks should be
encouraged. The modeler who assembles four IC chisel-sided hoppers from Frank
in the time it takes me to do one of Sunshine's might well decide to tackle a
more complex resin kit next time. That enlarges the market for all o f us,
which should be a good thing.
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