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« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2015, 08:51:07 PM »
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Hi Jim we destroyed the model and started again as we had a few issues I would not accept.
I believe the finished date is early May so pretty close now and it will be worth the wait. The FE Vans are closing in as well.
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« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2015, 09:18:45 PM »
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Thanks for the reply John, will be good to see the end result.
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« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2015, 09:23:17 PM »
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Happy to wait for the right outcome after such serious dedication.
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« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2015, 10:10:31 PM »
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Happy to wait for the right outcome after such serious dedication.

My thoughts as well.
Keep up the good work John.

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« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2015, 05:58:54 PM »
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Final pattern, thanks Stewy.
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« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2015, 06:01:23 PM »
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« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2015, 06:15:31 PM »
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That looks fantastic John, the scale seems too be spot on and the colour is more in line with the original photos. Just needs the signage too finish it off, any idea of an eta and final cost?
Once again,well done and your persistence has paid off.
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« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2015, 06:16:15 PM »
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The previous pattern was 35mm to long and 15mm to wide. The sad part of fixing things is the huge delays. When we started the F600 project the A$ was worth US.96 now we have to pay for the truck it is .79. I paid a US$10,000.00 bill last night for pattern and modification cost on another project and it cost A$12500.00 so for  ever 10K I change I loose $2500.00.Never mind we have to keep going. FE Van and HQ LS Monaro and a HK Van will all happen soon.
Thanks for your patience.
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« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2015, 06:23:50 PM »
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What a pain, I suppose this sort of thing happens all the time with the way the dollar changes, but as you said, too much time and effort has gone into it to let it fall by the wayside. I just looked back through the post and noticed the wheels are grey and white in the original shots so that would be the only change I can see.
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« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2015, 06:24:11 PM »
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Jim that is only the undercoat so wait till you see the painted item.
Waiting for the final bills to come in it is all a bit of a lottery but as I just wrote we are going to get slugged pretty hard and what the $ will be worth on the day I have to pay them. I would suggest upward of $170.00 as the box and outer packaging has now grown dramatically which will make the freight cost also double as we have to make sure this fragile piece survives Aust Post when we mail them which will be the next test for this fragile baby.
I know we have the brains and expertise to build these here it makes me so sad that we cant. My goal when I started this venture ten years ago was to have Australian Made on the bottom of Aussie cars. I don't think I will ever live long enough to see this through.
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« Reply #70 on: April 30, 2015, 06:31:07 PM »
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It is a pity that the costs involved in having things made in Australia is so cost prohibitive, as you say it would be fantastic too have Australian Made on the box but it's just a sigh of the times.
Thanks again for your efforts, Jim
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« Reply #71 on: April 30, 2015, 06:36:57 PM »
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A pleasure Jim. We wanted to stand apart from Trax and the likes, and build with passion and love.
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« Reply #72 on: April 30, 2015, 07:09:32 PM »
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We have no doubt the passion is there John, and it's evident with every model you produce.
A Made in Australia stamp would be the ultimate but I don't think any of us will see that again, and neither will our kids I expect.
It's interesting to see the changes you made. The scale of the first version looked good compared to the photo, but I can see the latest one suits the car models loaded - & that's exactly how I intend to display it.
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« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2015, 08:18:12 PM »
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Cheers Dave.
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« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2015, 01:52:43 AM »
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Hey John.
The model is looking great.
Trailer scale looks spot on.
It will be interesting to see the final product.
Do you intend to put the posters on the trailer as well as the sign writing? (Be sure to check everything for spelling typos.)

Keep up the great work!!
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« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2015, 05:29:07 PM »
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Yes Alex it will be fully decorated and are expecting shots very soon that I will post and if colour is not right will have possibly one more chance to change but if I modify the master any further it could set us back months as we loose our production place every time we modify the pattern.
Thanks every one.
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