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Mine arrived today along with the weapons set. Preorder from Hobbyeasy.

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So if I order it now do I need to order the weapons set too if I want any ordinance?

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So if I order it now do I need to order the weapons set too if I want any ordinance?

Only if you want an extra set of weapons. This kit comes WITH ALL the weapons!

 

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Yes, agreed, my airplane came with what appears to be ALL the weapons, and I agree with the others who have posted about the challenge to try to repack the box, if I had been foolish enough to unpack it without being careful to recall what sprues went where.  Thus far, I've only removed one box, and 2 sprues, and I put them back in the same place they came from pretty quickly, to avoid the mess of not being able to get 'em back into the box.  My mother didn't raise no dummy 😊

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Anyone who pre-ordered through indiegogo got any updates?

Not a word. Zipp, zilch, nada, bagel. 

 

We paid upfront with the pre-order, so sending a payment has been done. Indiegogo has a feature that allows the Crowdfunder to send out an email to all the funders at the same time. Easy peasy, but  . . . :sleeping:

 

I've emailed them directly AND through Indiegogo. In August was told the kit was shipping out at the end of August. I followed up since then and got zero comms.

 

On AMK's main Facebook page (not the one for secret members) someone who ordered the kit just 5 weeks ago from MegaHobby received theirs already.:dontknow:

 

I'd like to get the kit. I took a risk, as many others did, on helping get it made and ordered it many years ago. I'd like to see with my own eyes how it is (Yes, I have a red pen.:can-of-worms: ) and maybe build it. I'm just glad I only ordered one.:popcorn:

 

From what I've seen of the kit online I want to confirm my suspicion that the top of the main fuselage is too high which causes the bladders to rise up from tail to nose and a gap between the wing glove and the wings. But that's a discussion for a later date.

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Yeah, that is no good. Those that ordered through the crowdfunding campaign took the biggest risk so their orders should have been serviced as soon as possible.

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Has anyone here gotten ANY AMK F-14D kits from Sincere Hobby? I am referring to preorders and recent orders, if any. I have sent them 4 emails and heard nothing back, just want to know if they are shipping to anyone?

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Has anyone here gotten ANY AMK F-14D kits from Sincere Hobby? I am referring to preorders and recent orders, if any. I have sent them 4 emails and heard nothing back, just want to know if they are shipping to anyone?

Nothing…

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Yeah, that is no good. Those that ordered through the crowdfunding campaign took the biggest risk so their orders should have been serviced as soon as possible.

You would think that’s how it would work. Lesson learned, here. Last time I pre-order anything. Not just AMK that’s caused this change of attitude but, they’re the last nail in that coffin. Now, I’ll just be happy if I see it. Which is sad, as I was genuinely , and highly, excited about it coming out.  I ordered the new GWH SU-35 ground attack kit yesterday. Pretty sure that I’ll see that kit, from Hong Kong, BEFORE my AMK Tomcat. 
 I know, it’s a middle aged pouting spree but, I honestly don’t put any faith in anyone, or anything, usually. This is the one time, in a long time, that I did. Like the saying goes, first time, shame on them, second time, shame on me. 

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You would think that’s how it would work. Lesson learned, here. Last time I pre-order anything. Not just AMK that’s caused this change of attitude but, they’re the last nail in that coffin. Now, I’ll just be happy if I see it. Which is sad, as I was genuinely , and highly, excited about it coming out.  I ordered the new GWH SU-35 ground attack kit yesterday. Pretty sure that I’ll see that kit, from Hong Kong, BEFORE my AMK Tomcat. 
 I know, it’s a middle aged pouting spree but, I honestly don’t put any faith in anyone, or anything, usually. This is the one time, in a long time, that I did. Like the saying goes, first time, shame on them, second time, shame on me. 

You have every right to pout!  Have you contacted AMK? Maybe they can light a fire under someone.... 

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You have every right to pout!  Have you contacted AMK? Maybe they can light a fire under someone.... 

 

See my post above.

 

I know you are trying to be helpful with your suggestion, however it's useless trying to get a response from AMK. 

 

Those who pre-ordered from Sincere Hobbies, other outlets, and Indiegogo should at least be contacted and informed about when exactly they will be getting the F-14D they purchased many years ago . . . 

 

The AMK dude has posted on this MB. Maybe he'll take the time to take care of real business.

 

(I can say dude because I'm a Californian.:rofl:)

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Those who pre-ordered from Sincere Hobbies, other outlets, and Indiegogo should at least be contacted and informed about when exactly they will be getting the F-14D they purchased many years ago . . . 

+1000

 

At first, I blamed Sincere Hobbies for this debacle. But, in trying to track down my payment information, I reviewed many messages from that time (May 2017) and Sincere Hobbies was AMK's choice for pre orders AT THE TIME and they stated they would need 5000 pre orders to move the kit into production. Therefore, just like the Indiegogo scheme, they bear major responsibility for this and although I can't claim that AMK owes me the money (since technically I paid a third party vendor), they surely should be putting a good faith effort into ensuring that those that paid money 2.5 years ago on good faith, should be receiving their kits. I WILL take this into account when faced with the purchase of any other AMK kits, rightly or wrongly. Just as I suspect that those burned by the Indiegogo scheme will as well.

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+1000

 

At first, I blamed Sincere Hobbies for this debacle. But, in trying to track down my payment information, I reviewed many messages from that time (May 2017) and Sincere Hobbies was AMK's choice for pre orders AT THE TIME and they stated they would need 5000 pre orders to move the kit into production. Therefore, just like the Indiegogo scheme, they bear major responsibility for this and although I can't claim that AMK owes me the money (since technically I paid a third party vendor), they surely should be putting a good faith effort into ensuring that those that paid money 2.5 years ago on good faith, should be receiving their kits. I WILL take this into account when faced with the purchase of any other AMK kits, rightly or wrongly. Just as I suspect that those burned by the Indiegogo scheme will as well.

+10000
People at AMK complain that they are overwhelmed and that they have too much work ... (no comment ...) Yet, they find the time to send kits to distributors, free kits to people who deserves them or not, and to distribute special prizes in modellism contests ... (like in IPMS Belgium National.)
They forget (for whatever reason ...) those who first supported the initial project by sending money ... and, icing on the cake, they invite them to join them on their stand in Telford to greet them and chat...
This is the difference between good communication and reality! It's more than just rude, and you really have to like the product to support all this ... We do not have any animosity towards AMK yet, we just want to know when the kits we have paid three years ago now and which are currently in public sale we will arrive; THAT'S ALL !
(And please don't tell me to take contact with them, I already done this but in pure vain...you never got a clear answer, not even a word of excuse...)
I really feel sorry to have to say all this...but that's reality, not com !
Madcop.
 

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I feel truly sorry for all of you who, with great faith, put down your money years ago, to ultimately allow this airplane to be produced, only to (apparently) get stiffed in the end.  I feel guilty, sort of, in having the model in-hand before every one of you who aided AMK to get this kit ‘flying’, so to speak.  It’s just not right.  

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I have now received (this morning) an email from Sincere Hobby stating that my kits are on the way, so I am "personally" satisfied. However, the others that are still waiting for the kits they paid for (Indiegogo, etc.), need to be satisfied as well. For those that ordered from Sincere Hobby, I can confirm that I was able to receive confirmation by using this email address: continental.skc@gmail.com. I recommend you use it and not any of the message links on their actual webpage. As far as the Indiegogo scheme goes, if there is any way I can assist those of you that went that route (I am a member of both of AMKs FB groups), drop me a message here. I will do whatever I can to help get what you paid for, although I can't make any promises.

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I have now received (this morning) an email from Sincere Hobby stating that my kits are on the way, so I am "personally" satisfied. However, the others that are still waiting for the kits they paid for (Indiegogo, etc.), need to be satisfied as well. For those that ordered from Sincere Hobby, I can confirm that I was able to receive confirmation by using this email address: continental.skc@gmail.com. I recommend you use it and not any of the message links on their actual webpage. As far as the Indiegogo scheme goes, if there is any way I can assist those of you that went that route (I am a member of both of AMKs FB groups), drop me a message here. I will do whatever I can to help get what you paid for, although I can't make any promises.

 

Thanks for that e-mail address. I will give it a try and see what happens as I have had no luck with any other communication that I have already sent. Strange I was in the bloke who runs Sincere hobby shop in Hong Kong last year (Continental Models) and he was saying that it would not be long then. How wrong was that. Otherwise I shall wait for Telford and hand them in my order form.

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They response finally….
continental.skc@gmail.com
It Works, now I waiting for the shipment...

Glad it worked for you my friend! Hopefully your kit(s) will arrive quickly!

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Thanks for that e-mail address. I will give it a try and see what happens as I have had no luck with any other communication that I have already sent. Strange I was in the bloke who runs Sincere hobby shop in Hong Kong last year (Continental Models) and he was saying that it would not be long then. How wrong was that. Otherwise I shall wait for Telford and hand them in my order form.

I sent a number of messages through the links on Sincere's webpage and received NO response from either link. However, using the email address I posted above, I received a response within 24 hours. Therefore, again I HIGHLY recommend that anyone waiting to hear from Sincere, email them at that address asap.

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I also mailed to the above email adres and got a track and trace code within 2 hours, I needed to pay $14.99 shipping cost via air mail for the free weapon set if I want it. Hopefully will arive soon in Holland.

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I also mailed to the above email adres and got a track and trace code within 2 hours, I needed to pay $14.99 shipping cost via air mail for the free weapon set if I want it. Hopefully will arive soon in Holland.

 

Same here just I was a bit slower in my response to their e-mail, and I have now had an e-mail saying that it has been despatched. So now I will just have to sit and wait. Many thanks to @madmanrick for pointing out the correct e-mail address for sincere. It is a pity that we the customers are doing the running around trying to find out what is happening the product that we have already bought is or if we wanted the weapons set.

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HI All,


I was nicely surprised yesterday when I got home.  Three boxes were on my porch, two containing the AMK F-14Ds and one with the two bonus weapons.

I got to say that I was surprised because it took only two weeks to get them from the day the order was shipped. I was expecting to wait at least two months.

I haven't gone through to the boxes yet, but for me the wait was worth, $140.00 for two kits and two set of weapons shipped to my house from Hobby Easy in China.

I ordered the kits on May 28, 2017 and two years later I have them on my hands.  I really haven't built many kits on those two years, so it really didn't hurt.

 

I will definitely get my hands on them tonight.

 

Juan

 

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Glad to hear you all have made headway with your preorders!!!!

Now, if the indiegogo orders would start to arrive.

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