Re: Older Westerfield kits
About 9-10 years ago I bought an older Westerfield kit
with the brittle dark grey castings at a hobby shop
(Sattler's in Westmont, NJ). I had a VERY difficult
time assembling the kit and sent a letter to Al and
told him so (politely, of course).
Al called the next day and sent me a replacement kit
at no cost with all new castings. He told me at the
time that ALL the kits with the earlier resin were
ordered off the shelves and no hobby shop in the US
was authorized to sell them. So, it would be worth
your while to send him an e-mail and tell him about
your situation. He may not help you out since you
bought the car off Ebay, but it's worth a try. Al's a
terrific fellow and he may give you a break.
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 21:42:18 -0800
From: Richard Hendrickson
Subject: Re: older Westerfield kits
I recently purchased a Westerfield BX-Z kit offE-Bay. Instead of the
grey resin, this is cast in a very dark green/grey.I'm assuming this
older "brittle" resin I've heard of. Any specialprecautions or tips
working with this kit? Or would I be better servedto set it aside
have some more experience with the newer kits?Thanks.
Darren, the best thing would be to get a set of molded
parts in the
resin from Westerfield, who supplies them for earlier
kits at a
modest price. More experience might help, but the
early resin was very
brittle and hard to work with, and fighting with it is
so easy to replace it.
Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520