Considering a Return to Kit Production

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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by Jason Abbadon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:13 am

Tim! Holy crap!

Anyone hear from Tim since last year? Talk about your legends of the Sacred Scale....wow.
His Stargazer remains a gem in my collection- though I did swap the nacelles with the Futara ones.

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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by Griffworks » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:19 pm

Yes, we have. Just not in this sub-forum. Tim posted back in August of this year in the Misc Forum.

http://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4526
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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by Jason Abbadon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:48 pm

Griffworks wrote:Yes, we have. Just not in this sub-forum. Tim posted back in August of this year in the Misc Forum.

http://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4526
Thanks! I knew Tim had some health issues and had feared the worst for some time.
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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by tmlindsey » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:13 am

Hi Jason and thanks for the kind words :)

Sorry to be MIA again. Right after I lost my job in Dec 2016 and was considering a return to kits, I was asked to submit some pieces for some art gallery shows. I did three pieces and have been working on two more for the last few months before being slowed down by a rear-end accident in August that I am still being treated for :cry:

I did some molds of the new gallery pieces and am not at all impressed with the Smooth-On "No Vacuum" 17 silicone (doesn't work as advertised). So those molds are basically garbage/money wasted and I have to start over :x

I'm hoping in 2018 I can actually get back to some kind of normalcy. Whatever/whenever I decide to do resin kits again I will be announcing it here (and probably only here).

Thanks again and sorry to ramble :)

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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by Griffworks » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:59 pm

Sorry to hear about both the accident and the Smooth-On problems. No bueno!

Did you contact Smooth-On about the issues you had? I know a few folks who had issues with their product and contacted SO. They had favorable responses, tho I don't recall for certain. I think at least one got a full credit, or perhaps SO sent them a fresh batch?

Anyhow, just a thought.
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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by Jason Abbadon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:19 pm

Great to see you, Tim!
I still value your Sydney, Olympic and Constellation as three of the best models in my collection- and I've got to have a hundred kits by now!

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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by tmlindsey » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:06 pm

Jason Abbadon wrote:I still value your Sydney, Olympic and Constellation as three of the best models in my collection- and I've got to have a hundred kits by now!
Wow! That's extremely flattering :oops: Glad you're happy with them :)
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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by tmlindsey » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:14 pm

Griffworks wrote:Did you contact Smooth-On about the issues you had?
Yep. Essentially the guy told me I didn't understand how to make molds and castings :lol: , then helpfully explained that if I was going to pressure cast, of course the molds would return bubbled castings :roll: . Which is the type of response I am used to getting from Smooth-On. Sadly, shipping is expensive enough I had to switch to them since they have closer locations.

Okay, Smooth-On Rant Mode: Disengaged.
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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by el gato » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:01 pm

tmlindsey wrote:
Griffworks wrote:Did you contact Smooth-On about the issues you had?
Yep. Essentially the guy told me I didn't understand how to make molds and castings :lol: , then helpfully explained that if I was going to pressure cast, of course the molds would return bubbled castings :roll: . Which is the type of response I am used to getting from Smooth-On. Sadly, shipping is expensive enough I had to switch to them since they have closer locations.

Okay, Smooth-On Rant Mode: Disengaged.
C'mon, Tim, let's be real. What would you know? And what made you think you'd know more than the recently-hired, minimum-wage-earning help desk operator who has likely never done more than a one-part mold cast in his/her life?

;) :lol:
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Re: Considering a Return to Kit Production

Post by mophius » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:06 pm

el gato wrote:
tmlindsey wrote:
Griffworks wrote:Did you contact Smooth-On about the issues you had?
Yep. Essentially the guy told me I didn't understand how to make molds and castings :lol: , then helpfully explained that if I was going to pressure cast, of course the molds would return bubbled castings :roll: . Which is the type of response I am used to getting from Smooth-On. Sadly, shipping is expensive enough I had to switch to them since they have closer locations.

Okay, Smooth-On Rant Mode: Disengaged.
C'mon, Tim, let's be real. What would you know? And what made you think you'd know more than the recently-hired, minimum-wage-earning help desk operator who has likely never done more than a one-part mold cast in his/her life?

;) :lol:
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