samueljr Posted September 29, 2013 Share #1 Posted September 29, 2013 I'd like to thank everyone who has become involved or shown an interest in the new ESSEX kit from Model Expo. Obviously as a Designer I strived to produce a kit that when completed will be a model the builder can be proud of. I believe I've achieved that as the finished product represents. Unfortunately it's become apparent that there are (for whatever reason) some parts that are incorrect in the kit as being produced. Let me state that both Model Expo and myself are fully committed to correcting this situation. When complete I will work with Model Expo to see that this does not happen again with projects I am associated with to the best of my abilities. I have (just) received a complete kit as produced by Model Expo and will will be reviewing the components of it to identify and address any incorrect parts. Once I believe that I've accomplished this task it will fall into the capable hands of Model Expo to honor the purchases made. That's what this thread and the task in front of me is for. To that end there are (in response to a number of requests or suggestions) a number of things that this is NOT ABOUT.......... This is not a re-design of the kit or an opportunity to upgrade the offering. This is not about inclusion of different castings, blocks, line, wood stock, etc. Those components (and others) are out of my control and are the sole provence of Model Expo. I have, when asked conveyed individuals suggestions and findings to Model Expo but that is the extent of my influence. Additionally I am not rebuilding ESSEX. I will be testing parts for correct size, and stock weight and inclusion. I will be cross referencing drawings and manual as necessary to make sure that all information corroborates. This is not an opportunity for a group design - ESSEX is already designed (and looks pretty good when completed). If there is a process, method, sequence or approach that you as a builder do not care for or agree with you are entitled to your opinion(s). I in no way believe I have the market cornered on what is correct (to be honest I don't believe that there is a correct way of doing things in our mutual endeavors). Everyone does things differently. The way I have offered and suggest to the builder to achieve what is in front of them is just that - a suggestion. As it is with any kit and any Designer............. Lastly, this is not about assigning blame to either Model Expo or myself. Rest assured we will collectively figure out what happened. I will do my very best to move expediently through the process and work with Model Expo to get things corrected as quickly as possible. Thank you for all your interest, support, suggestions, encouragement and friendship. Please keep checking back for progress and updates. This is what really makes MSW great! ESSEX didn't give up without one hell of a fight at Valparaiso - neither will I. Samuel Cassano, Jr. Designer, ESSEX chris watton, BareHook, gjdale and 21 others 24 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.