Ladies and Gentlemen
Our original plan for the Admiral Cabs, and indeed anything else we do, is not viable due to the lack of quality in the Shapeways prints. Thus, we will not be going that route.
Instead, we will be going a route that will ensure a higher quality final product and allow the modeler to make their own decisions when it comes to a few minor details. For example, etched steps or solid styrene steps, which headlight castings to use, what sand filler to install, what have you. This is a base model of a cab that you add the rest to.
Another change that has been made is that we will be standardizing on the Athearn window glass, as there are too many Kato versions and it is all a little Hit or Miss... You will still be able to use the cab on a Kato model, but you will need to procure your window glass as well.
What happens next is up to you. If we can get orders for 40 cabs, we can continue. this will amortize the cost of the molds and the production master. I must stress at this point that we are not seeking to make a profit, we want to make unique models that are not available but fill a need in the modeling community.
That said, the cost for one cab will be $25. Once the first 40 are ordered, produced, and shipped, there will be runs as demand warrant. I am including a poll here to gauge how many of you are willing to buy a cab still. In time, I will post a link to prepay for a cab.
Which brings me to my final tidbit, if you do prepay for a cab you are guaranteed a cab or your money back. If you lent us a cab, you will still get your first one gratis. Thank you for your help there. I know it in my soul that these will be awesome!!!