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Zactoman

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About Zactoman

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    100 billion rivets!!!
  • Birthday 04/02/1964

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    Zactoman@zactomodels.com
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    http://www.Zactomodels.com
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    Male
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    Home of Napoleon Dynamite!
  • Interests
    Zactowoman and counting rivets!

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  1. I don't know the rules on this or shipping items as "gifts", but this might be a nice solution. My current plan for UK purchases: Under £135: eBay store. eBay charges customer the VAT and eBay does the dirty work of paying VAT to HMRC. Over £135: Minimum purchase over £135 will be required on my website, assuming I can find a plugin or code snippet to make this work. If not then customers can email me a list and I'll send an invoice.
  2. I am reading things differently regarding eBay and may have found some good news for you regarding wholesale. Please let me know if I am missing something here and provide links if possible. There's a thorough article about all of this here: https://esellercafe.com/how-a-new-vat-rule-from-brexit-now-impacts-every-us-seller-shipping-to-uk-customers/ As for selling direct to customers, the problem is only for purchases under £135 (currently $183.44). Over that amount and the customer pays the VAT. According to that article and links it provides, eBay takes care
  3. I got this wonderful news recently: I decided to register my business with HMRC so that I could continue doing business with my UK customers. About 2 hours into the frustrating and complicated registration process, ready to quit, I walked away from my computer to clear my head. When I returned the site had refreshed and started me over from the beginning, without having saved my info. I quit. I blocked payments from the UK on my website.
  4. Have a look at my new website!!! https://zactomodels.com A big thank you to the modelers whose pictures you'll see on my homepage. A huge thank you to Marcel and Miro who took multiple pictures of their kits until the lighting and pose of the images worked together so that I could merge them for the hero-pic. Thank you for tolerating my AMS! My old website was cluttered, crowded, not mobile friendly and way beyond obsolete. Not having a clue about building websites made this a real challenge. The site still needs a lot of work. I was mostly focused on m
  5. Have a look at my new website!!! https://zactomodels.com A big thank you to the modelers whose pictures you'll see on my homepage. A huge thank you to Marcel and Miro who took multiple pictures of their kits until the lighting and pose of the images worked together so that I could merge them for the hero-pic. Thank you for tolerating my AMS! My old website was cluttered, crowded, not mobile friendly and way beyond obsolete. Not having a clue about building websites made this a real challenge. The site still needs a lot of work. I was mostly focused on m
  6. Email Joanna again and CC info@trumpeter-china.com explaining that Joanna hasn’t responded. I had a customer do this after trying twice with no reply. When he did this he received a reply the same day. Good luck!
  7. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 I'm taking the next few days off to be with family. New orders received will be dealt with next week, after the Thanksgiving weekend. I recently made some price updates on my website. For the most part the price changes benefit you, the customers: I raised and lowered some product prices, mostly lowered. I increased US S&H to match current rates. International shipping is still the same. I did a big S&H decrease on certain items I decided were safe to ship in padded envelopes rather than boxes. This
  8. I'm still here. Aliens didn't abduct me (we've become good friends). The Secret World Government has made a few attempts at mind-controlling me but jello is surprisingly delicious. I've been distracted with other projects and my old back injury has flared up a few times which makes it difficult to sit at the computer. When I am at the computer I haven't found much time to more than browse the forums while learning to code. I am still taking and filling orders with little or no delays. I have been answering business related emails and doing my best to reply to non-
  9. USS Kearsarge, sister ship to Bonhomme Richard, catches fire on Friday while in maintenance. Navy issues stop order and directive to ensure compliance with fire protocols. https://justthenews.com/government/security/navy-orders-shipyard-stop-work-after-fire-quelled-aboard-sister-ship-bonhomme
  10. Thank you both for leaving such nice feedback during my absence. Sorry I didn't reply until now but I've been keeping very busy and haven't visited the forums much lately. Yes they are still available for $47 + S&H. I've been too busy with other stuff to deal with setting up an eBay account yet. To those interested in the kit, please send me an email ( Zactoman@Zactomodels.com ) with your zip code and I'll send you a PayPal invoice.
  11. That would be the kit built by master modeler Chris Wilson from the 1991 IPMS Nationals. The video was released the following year: The forced panel line part begins at 42:45. This kit actually had engraved panel lines and rivets. This was the first technique I learned to highlight panels back in the early 80s, long before pre-shading came about. That hair... As for how we dealt with raised lines, most just left them and painted the kits, then some added weathering. Clean, un-weathered with raised lines used to be the typical build.
  12. BUMP! Grab one before I put them on eBay for a much higher price. I'm asking $47 + S&H. Currently on eBay they go for $85.49 or $89.99 plus S&H from China. E-mail me (Zactoman @ Zactomodels .com) with your shipping info and I'll send a PayPal invoice and have it ready to ship the next day.
  13. Sorry, no plans to downscale this.
  14. Some interesting suggestions. I'm considering a few. Thanks!
  15. Hi David, As Scott said, my canopies are no longer available. I discontinued them a few years back due to production problems that I have not yet solved. I'd recommend contacting Scott about the extra windscreen he has or you can try contacting Trumpeter for replacement parts by e-mailing joanna@trumpeter-china.com with the kit number and sprue number.
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