We still have a few of each of the F-14 sets available and in stock, but, being out of production and much bigger projects on the horizon and coming fast, we are clearing out all of our stock with free shipping worldwide. Enter the code FreeShippingNow! at checkout to take advantage! Offer good only while supplies of KAZ005HAS, KAZ006HAS and KAZ007HAS last.
...this week. There is some stock of both, but this was a learning curve and some things, from a production point of view, should've been done differently to make it easier to produce. As well as with production, it also has a lot to do with stock organization, which was becoming a nightmare....so as happy as we are with the physical sets, they are going out of production and focus will shift to new things. If you are interested in these sets, they won't likely last very long.....
A big thanks to all those who ordered and took the time to comment. All comments about the sets were amazingly supportive, and the only gripes ended up being about one specific (nameless, here) country's postal system. Those issues were, however, resolved. As always, just because it's going out of production, doesn't mean we won't support our product. If you have it, and you should run into any issues whatsoever, please contact us.
...and the first part of it is now published on the site. The menu item is the Wing Box Set.
The Wing Box set is now in production and being shipped. It is available in the e-shop both on its own and in a discounted promotion combo with the Spine set (go to Now Shipping to chose which), the Combo item is KAZ007HAS). All items are currently in stock, and the web article on its assembly will be up shortly.
The Wing Box set includes both complete boxes, left and right with more than what is shown here. The instructions can be viewed from the product page in the e-shop and downloaded as a pdf.
The Wing Box set is going together very well, in this, its final testing for fit and spacial geometry verification.
Above is a shot of the process, with the spigot in place in the right box. It's made up of two parts, and the outside section is the single piece that details everything in the wing. These parts are not even glued in place, and held nicely by friction. The box floor is a single casting, and the most laboured part of the set is cutting it free from its casting block. It really isn't a big deal, but it is a relatively large part, in terms of resin components.
There are three vertical wall pieces that are added to the floor piece, as shown above. Everything comes together at 90 degree angles, and there is some grinding to do on the bottom of the floor to allow the part to clear the intake ducting of the kit. Fortunately, no modification of the intake ducts is necessary. I was originally afraid there would be, but it is simpler than I hoped. i will detail this procedure in the build article, which should be posted next week, along with a link to the instructions.
The threaded part of the spigot fits into the wing section by snapping in place. It is completely free to move.
The loose end then fits into the main spigot arm and leaves room for adjustment.
The aforementioned build article will also describe the integration of the two sets together. It's a bit of a project and there are things to consider that I will pass along to you to simplify the process.
We will begin taking orders of this set next week, and will ship a few days later in the order that they are received. Comments, questions and suggestions are welcome, as they always are.
Enter the code FreeShippingNOW! and your shipping costs are on us, worldwide, while the current production stock lasts.
The Spine Set is finally back in production and thanks to all those who expressed an interest in this set. You should now be able to order the set from the e-store with no difficulty. The wing box set is coming along well (give it about three weeks or so) and the Avionic Bays set is at an advanced stage of being prepared.
The forthcoming wing box set superimposed on top of the fuselage with the Spine Set installed. The wing box set will include both left (shown) and right boxes and in this teaser shot is shown partially assembled with five components. each box will be made up of about fifteen resin parts plus minimal photoetched.
Despite the holiday season and the hectic nature of life surrounding it, the setup is going well. We should be receiving a shipment of resin and moulding material soon and trying out a new casting system within a couple of weeks. UMM-USA should be getting their last shipment of the Spine set soon and hopefully it will last until we are ready to ship more.
The Wing Box set is next on the agenda and will follow shortly.
Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for your enthusiastic response to Kazan Model Dynamics' first resurrected effort!
Remaining kits have been shipped to UMM-USA and can be purchased there. We are also in the process of starting up seasonal production at our European studio for the next set covering the F-14 wing box internal details. This set's page will be updated immediately after the new year.