About Group 8 Models
I am a hobbyist and don’t have the intention to become a large-scale manufacturer; my goal is to keep the business small and manageable so I can concentrate on the highest quality and best customer service.
I started building ship models at an early age and progressed to scratch building radio controlled ships over 10 years ago. I was unable to find hulls of ships I wanted to build in the scale I desired. This left me with one option; I had to build the ships I wanted from scratch. This meant doing all the research, commission or build the master patterns, make the molds and lay up the hulls. I spent a lot of long hours learning the skills needed to produce components that met my standards.
What you see here is the result of my work. As each project progressed I thought others might like to have a chance to build these rare and interesting ships so I decided to offer my work for sale.
Please understand each hull, each kit and every part I make is made in a very limited number. I use no less than two sets of plans from different sources for each project. I do hours upon hours of research before I build a part or hull. After I create a hull mold and make one for myself, I will lay up an extra. As I cast parts for my own projects I will cast extra parts. I do not make hulls or cast parts to order, but instead offer them as they become available.
I wish to say this again so there is no confusion. I DO NOT cast up parts or make hulls to order.
There is no “vapor ware” here, no projects or parts that will be available “someday”. Everything you see is ready for purchase right now, in the quantities noted on this site.
I will post for sale each part I make, when I make it. I will post for sale each hull I make up, when I make it. If you see something here you would like it would be wise to order it as soon as you see it. The first person to order and pay is the first person to get it. You will not have to wait an extended time for your order. If you order something from me you can rest assured it is in stock, ready to ship. I will ship my products very quickly and in the vast majority of the time will send them out no longer than 7 days once payment clears. If I am away on a business trip or other reason and cannot ship within that time frame you will be contacted promptly with shipment date or given a chance to cancel the order. I take customer service very seriously and treat my customers the way I expect to be treated elsewhere.
Again, I would like to thank you for stopping by and looking at my web pages and work. I hope you enjoy the hobby as I do and if I happen to have something you want I hope you enjoy my products as much as I do.
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