Monday, December 31, 2012

Final Post of 2012

Another year has come and gone and boy has it been one heck of a year.  The better half of the year was spent in and out of doctors offices and resulted in two surgeries...damn cancerous tumors!  Damn you I say!

On the model front, the Puma line was closed out.  Pity...I always had a soft spot for that mech...probably because it was the first scratch built mech I considered a success.  The Cougar pre-order was a success beyond my wildest imagination.  That one sold so well I am having to close that line...the molds are worn out.  Now, we have the Daishi at the caster and I am planing on which mech to do next.  It is my hope in 2013 to be able to produce 3 mechs.

What is going on right now? 

I just finished a TRO style Jenner commission.  No, I will not post pics...

I am working on a Victor commission. This one has potential.

I have been asked to do another Shadow Cat.

That is what others have asked for. I still have the Nova Cat to tweak. I have started a Nova and have Scott's Mauler and Owens to finish. I have made up plans for a Catapult that is more TRO style than Scott's MW4 version. I really want to do a Wolfhound too.  There are just too many mechs.

So, where does this leave us? I may be out of work, have doctor bills out the butt, and have more models to build that I can possibly get to...but life is good.  I have a great wife and son...what a great support system. And I have you guys...yeah, sappy huh?  Seriously, I have gotten to know many of you over the past year and value your friendship.

Thanks for all the support and see you in 2013.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Hey All,

Anyone else out there in a funk?  I just can't motivate these days.  I was commissioned to do a Jenner and while it is making progress, I am just not enjoying it...nor am I enjoying any of the other projects going right now.  I hope it is not the Holiday thing...normally I love Christmas with the family.  This year, I cannot even get excited over that.

Blah! Blah! Blah!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Update from the caster

Hi All,

I received an e-mail from the caster with an update on the Daishi.  The mold/casting cost have increased slightly but this is my fault.  When I got the initial quote, I forgot to include the SRM-6 that goes on the shoulder.  No worries though...the extra cost won't affect those that have pre-paid.

Here is what the caster had to say:

Hi Tim,

We will be wrapping up the mold mid next week and will start production on the initial 15.
We are hoping to ship the first batch of 15 before the holiday break.

Merry Christmas!!!!