The Uncertain wait… for The Uncertain-
The Corona Virus has made everything very uncertain, indeed.
My very good long time friend who has the T expected to be able to dig it out of
the back of his huge barn on his large vineyard property in N. California just after
the end of Summer. Unfortunately, that just ain’t gonna happen. As much as he
wants to dig it out for me to take detailed photos and measurements of every part
of the T so that I can make my Deluxe kit be correct in every detail, he’s been
overloaded as it is just trying to keep up with his heavy load of critical projects.
I talked with him on the phone yesterday. He’s dealing with even more critical
things as a result of the virus than before, so all I can do is wait and hope.
It shouldn’t need to be said, but I’m going to say it anyway:
Unfortunately… because of the virus... obviously everything
will be delayed an undeterminable amount of time.
Thank you again to all of you who have reserved your part of history in the making.
When Monogram produced their “Uncertain-
obvious to me when I received my first kits that they didn’t follow the blueprints
that I “loaned” to them, that I had a draftsman draw for me. Maybe they didn’t
return my blueprints because of the changes they made without my permission.
Most likely they made changes and omitted parts for tooling and production needs.
Sure, the kit most definitely is “The Uncertain-
always bothered me that it isn’t exact in every way as it should be, and I’ve wanted to
produce my own totally correct kit ever since. But what could I do about it… tooling
(molds) for a model kit can cost from $50,000 to over $100,000! I’ve been following
the industry for many years hoping for a breakthrough in costs to make it affordable
for me. This hasn’t happened. Then I designed a benchtop plastic injection molding
machine in my mind that I could make smaller molds for myself with, and produce
all the parts myself! I spent (“lost”) a lot of money with local machinists trying to
get it built, but it didn’t happen. I’m very glad that it didn’t happen because it’s
impossible to produce a one-
produce all the parts with a very expensive, very high quality commercial / industrial
3D printer that I’ve been saving to buy at a huge discount. I’m getting there.
For me to be able to produce a kit that’s exact in every detail, I needed my blueprints
back that I loaned to Monogram (which didn’t happen!), or... and this has been holding
me up all this time… access to the T to measure everything again. My good friend who
owns the T has been storing it all these years in the back of the barn on his retirement
property in N. Calif., agreed to let me have access to it, but he needed to spend several
days there to be able to remove all of his things that are stacked high in front of it first.
That hasn’t been able to happen because of his full time engineering job, and many
other projects that he’s committed to where he lives in S. Calif. I’m very happy to report
that he has confirmed to me that he will finally be able to spend several days at his
property in N. Calif. after Summer, digging the T out for me so that I can move ahead!
The first Uncertain-
and Numbered, Limited Edition of only 500, 1:24 scale, Deluxe version kit,
HANDMADE by me! I say “first” Uncertain-
producing ONE kit. I’m working on setting up everything for producing MORE
really cool Kits. I’m calling my company, “Hot Rod Model Kits”.
It will take several more months at the very least, for me to continue to develop
my innovative plans for producing high quality, deluxe model kits… all by myself.
ONLY the first 500 kits will be Signed and Numbered, with a Certificate of
Authenticity! ALL kits will also include 3 (three), 8-
of your choice, autographed by me, that I sell for $10 each! When I sign them,
I will include the corresponding number of your Signed and Numbered kit!
The “Registry” link at the top of each page here goes to a page where I
have manually listed who got which numbers of the 500 Signed and
Numbered deluxe kits, starting with #1/500 at the top of the Registry page.
If you want to learn more about The Uncertain-
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I reserve the right to cancel any advance order at any time, for any reason at all, and without advance notice.