7/29/16: Trade Secrets and Industrial Espionage!
I'm VERY glad that I had the good sense to not be revealing any of what I'm working
on for my "All New And Improved" Uncertain-
I just learned from someone well connected in the model kit industry that one or
more of the big model kit companies have employees and/or friends "spying" on what
I'm doing, both in this "Uncertain-
How do I know this? Because I have "spies", too :)
5/7/16: Why don't I post everything that I'm doing relating to my Uncertain-
Sorry... this turned out to be a LONG post, but you all deserve to know. I know that it must be frustrating to many of you to not be seeing any actual progress in the way of photos, etc., and it would be to me, too. At the same time, I REALLY appreciate those of you who write to me often and tell me that you are 100% behind me, and for me to take my time, that my health is most important, etc. But here's the bottom line… it's all a secret... a VERY BIG secret... a VERY IMPORTANT big secret to me!
"Hey, that's not fair", many will say… and I totally understand why someone might
feel this way. So, here's why it has to be this way, and this is the way it’s going
to be. This all started WAY back when I began creating The Uncertain-
The left side of the garage was just wide enough for a car to fit inside. You had
to really squeeze to get out of the car, so we never parked a car in there. We either
parked our cars in our long driveway, or out in the street. The wall between the
two sides had unpainted drywall on the car side. That drywall is what I used to draw
the first sketches and diagrams of The Uncertain-
The first thing I did was to buy some E.M.T. electrical tubing and a cheap used manual tube bender. I measured and cut and bent the sections to the shapes I wanted, beginning with the roof. I then brazed them together. If you’ve never brazed GALVANIZED E.M.T. steel tubing… it’s a lot of fun… sort of like making popcorn with a sparkler, combined with dipping wet potatoes into hot cooking oil!
Here’s my point… I made the mistake of telling a few friends what I was working on. Some just brushed it off as a pipe dream... hey... E.M.T. pipe... get it? LOL! Some believed that I was actually going to try to build a hot rod from scratch, so they started coming over to see what I was doing… some that had never bothered to come visit me before. That was fine, until one of them said, “That’s cool. I’m going to build one like that, too”. Huh? Oh No… what had I done? I didn’t want anybody copying MY idea, and especially maybe finishing something similar before I could afford to finish mine! So, from that time on I kept our front gate locked, and the garage door closed! Luckily, that guy joined the service a few months later and never even started building “his” version of MY idea.
Lots of model builders have been creating scratch build models for decades. So just
how does this relate to me keeping progress about my Uncertain-
So... why don’t I share my progress with ya all? Because… along with “Big Brother”… model companies are lurking around to see what I come up with. Yeah… I know you’re there :)
Most of the very innovative features that will be a part of my All New And Improved
So, why does this matter? Because, like I’ve said many times… my plan is for this kit to be the FIRST of MANY kits that also have my “secret sauce”. Stay tuned…
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