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    HK Models 1/32 B-25J Mitchell

    The information I have so far is to expect a fair amount of time between the current release and the next version.. like "late Fall or possibly Winter". As with the B-25J, we'll begin Pre-orders for the next kit when it's in boxes and shipping information has been sent.
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    HK Models 1/32 B-25J Mitchell

    04/25 UPDATED delivery and UPS shipping info in the ARC MidTenn forum! Thanks!
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    HK Models 1/32 B-25J Mitchell

    HK kit update: The boat with our kits docked 04/18/12, and the next steps are to unload and then clear U.S. Customs. HTH for those waiting!
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    HK Models 1/32 B-25J Mitchell

    The kit is on the water and on the way! We expect to have it by end of April and are now taking Pre-orders for CONUS at $165.85!! LINK!! Also, because of the price, the kit qualifies for our 50% shipping discount, which will be applied when your order ships!
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    Great Wall P-61 out

    We got notice yesterday afternoon that our first shipment of this kit is on the way, so it should be on the shelf in about 5 days, so it's available now for Pre-order! Click HERE! Jack
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    Tamiya Acrylics

    It's not that Sprue Bros is choosing not to re-stock. Tamiya is just not available right now due to a labeling issue. Shouldn't be too much longer, but those of us that have any Tamiya paint are just selling from stock we all had before this issue came up. In the meantime, the suggestion about Smyrna Hobby was a good one. They're good people and, who knows.. maybe they have what you want. HTH Jack
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    EZ Masks web site gone?

    Someone gave you bad info. E-Z Masks is alive and well and doing business! The website is down because they are making some changes that have taken much longer than expected. As usual with some projects, what was supposed to take 24-48 hours is now into the second week. I talked to Chris at E-Z by phone today about an order, and the only thing he's concerned with is getting the website done and back online. Business is great and orders are being accepted. HTH Jack
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    Aftermarket Resin Companies

    I'm not sure why you say "Obviously, you cannot expect... at the MidTenn site.", but that's exactly what I did! I put the announcement on my website, right at the top of the AMS category, and left it there for 60-90 days, until I got assurances from Harold and from Gordon that I had left it there long enough for AMS and Sprue to promote or advertise the change. At the time, it was my decision to let Harold discuss the move, which he announced in several forums. HERE is the announcemet that was on my website. It even contained a LINK to the AMS category at Sprue Bros. Gordon and I are friends, Harold and I are friends, and it seemed proper for me to make it easy to find AMS' new abode! This was last September/October. I'll leave it active AGAIN for a few days to allow anyone interested to see it. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask! Jack
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    New Badger models for you diehard Badger guys

    Until the first week of November, the new Krome is available exclusively through MidTenn!
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    New Badger models for you diehard Badger guys

    In stock! Have a look! Jack
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    X-Acto vs. Excel

    I've been very happy with both Olfa and Alvin.
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    Anybody tried this yet?

    On the other hand, he might get much improved idling and cold weather starts. Just a thought. Jack
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    INDY Show!!!!!!!!

    Did I see a secret surveillance team keeping an eye on Don for most of the day?
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    INDY Show!!!!!!!!

    Had a great time.. Indy is a first-rate chapter that hosts a first-rate show!! Was very pleased to see many old friends and also put faces with names! Bugfan? Somebody PM or something and let me know. the other other Jack
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    Shipping problems from Starfighter Decals

    Now THAT'S funny! Good one! Seriously, there are valid points by everyone. I looked at the checkout process and can see that someone who was in a hurry or had been sipping too much coffee might not notice all the choices in the pull-down menu for shipping. With 'decals only' being at the top, first choice, I can see it happening. But it doesn't look like something someone would do intentionally.
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    Price Fixing - Right or Wrong?

    Ken, don't get too carried away with this position of yours that there is no such thing as "price fixing". According to DOJ, price fixing is still very much a part of the American Anti-Trust laws. The two cases that you're so fond of quoting are not represented correctly, or in full, by your broad brush. The Brighton case is being appealed, the appeal holding that "lower courts have gone too far in applying the 2007 decision, reading it as giving manufacturers carte blanche to fix prices rather than analyzing each pricing agreement for its anticompetitive impact." Even if that were not the case, it was a 5-4 split among liberal/conservative Justices. What difference does that make? It means there are many people on both sides of the issue. The other case you use for this discussion, Costco v Swatch, was not really about the price, but the fact that Costco had, in their opinion, acquired the inventory through channels that were not authorized by the Swatch/Omega dealer policies. As the journal articles stated concerning the finding, "the Court's action was not a ruling on the merits of the case.." and that the actual decision was regarding copyright infringement. The Court was split 4-4, close once more, along the same lines as the other case, which re-affirmed the lower court. Again, many people on both sides of the issue. It's an easy argument that maybe sometimes what is legal, or possibly in these cases, seemingly or ARGUABLY legal, still may not be simply 'right'. It's my fault that I didn't understand that I couldn't take pricing action on inventory from you after seeing that it failed to move at all after a more than generous inventory cycle, but once that was clear, from our face-to-face discussion in Phoenix, and subsequent emails, I had no reluctance disposing of the line. I agree with Gordon. Forget the issue of whether it's legal. It's just not right. Jack
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    Price Fixing - Right or Wrong?

    Maybe I just don't spot it, but I don't think Big Texan was suggesting anyone "needs" plastic models. I think he was just mentioning an unrelated area in which price fixing has been very detrimental. On the other hand, I DO 'need' plastic models.
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    Paragon Designs OV-10A conversion

    MidTenn STILL CARRIES Paragon!! From a post I made earlier in response to this same statement: When the announcement was made that Paragon was closing, we were immediately contacted by collectors in order to purchase most or all of remaining stock. I decided that I'd rather take it offline for a brief time to wait for remaining stock to arrive and to let the dust settle a bit. I'd much rather see it go to individual modelers than to speculators and end up seeing it on ebay at higher prices. My prices will remain the same as before the announcement was made. If anyone has any questions about anything I handle, it would be great to ask me in order to get an accurate answer. Thanks! Jack
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    Paragon resin designs

    Not true! MidTenn absolutely does carry Paragon. And we also have more inventory on the way. When the announcement was made that Paragon was closing, we were immediately contacted by collectors in order to purchase most or all of remaining stock. I decided that I'd rather take it offline for a brief time to wait for remaining stock to arrive and to let the dust settle a bit. I'd much rather see it go to individual modelers than to speculators and end up seeing it on ebay at higher prices. My prices will remain the same as before the announcement was made. Jack
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    New Badger models for you diehard Badger guys

    With all Cyrus' help and input, the Renegade Krome (RK-1) has been tested, approved and is now in production! You can see it on the MidTenn website, along with several pictures, and we're taking Pre-orders for it now! We expect to begin filling orders BEFORE mid-February! Click HERE! Jack
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    Badger 105 Patriot

    Don is, as usual, exactly right! ALL Patriots come standard with the FINE needle/nozzle. And also with very solid customer support. Regarding the comment above about the Iwata Revolution BR being 'superior' and costing less.. superior is a tough term to chase around. What one person decides is better or superior has more to do with that person's experience, and is not neccessarily true for many other people. Cost is a moving target also. In the link above, the Revolution BR is, I think, $72.95 plus shipping. They offer free shipping for orders over $90. Our Badger Patriot is on sale right now for $64, or $71 if you want a hose shipped with it.. sent directly from Badger. Both prices include shipping. When it's not on sale, our regular price for the Patriot is $71 and domestic shipping is always free for any Badger airbrush. I'm sure if you shop around you'll find many other prices. HTH Jack
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    New Badger models for you diehard Badger guys

    Max.. Shoot me a PM and I might be able to help. Jack
  23. Sale runs for seven days starting today.. from December 15th through December 22nd! Includes our two best-selling models - the Patriot 105 and the Renegade Velocity! CLICK for details!!!
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    MAC Valve for airbrush?

    Diffrent aibrush companies have different names for that valve.. Badger's is PAC, some use MAC.. but it's a connection or fitting under the airbrush with a small wheel or dial to allow adjustment of airflow without having to turn away from your work in order to make an adjustment at the compressor. It's also more precise in that you can see the effect as you turn the dial if you want to. HTH Jack
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    1/48 B-58 Aftermarket

    I haven't built it.. just inspected the Lone Star parts when I got them, but my 'guess' would be probably a little bit of both, as with most resin.
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