MODEL BUILDING SERVICES:
Each project will be constructed with the highest quality materials to the highest level of craftmanship. The choice of options of the look of the finished product are up to you. Each proeject is built to your specifications. You may choose to have the kit built straight from the box or have modifications, conversions or upgrades.
Extensive research on each projects in terms of accuracy, color scheme, detailing, etc. to get it to look as close to the original subject as possible. Any reference material you can provide will be appreciated.
Upon completion, each project will be photographed and added to the photo galleries.
MODEL RESTORATION SERVICE:
In addition to building "new" projects either from a kit or from scratch as described above, Model Restoration Services are also available.
When a project arrives for restoration, the first step is to disassemble the model. It is then stripped of all old paint and decals. The parts are then carefully washed to remove all old paint, glue and other residue. This is followed by a complete rebuild. The model will be sanded and puttied so that no seamlines are visible. The last step is to prime, paint and apply a protective clearcoat and decals (if appropriate). You will now have a fully restored piece which you may display in your collection.
See the"AURORA RESTORATION" gallery for a full photo spread of the restoration process.
It may, in some cases, be necessary to replace unusable pieces with parts which have been reissued, recast or scratchbuilt. Original parts from the same issue will be used whenever possible.
Each projects is built to order to the specifications of the client. We do not build assembly line style as are many of the "pro built" models offered on the popular online auction sites. Each project requires a separate price quote. The cost of each build-up will depend on the size and complexity of the options which you choose. The cost will be higher for modifications, custom bases, aftermarket parts or additional diorama componants all of which are available. Price quotes may be done by phone or via E-Mail using the link on the "CONTACT US" page. Terms and methods of payment will be finalized when an order is placed.
The lead time will vary depending on the complexity and size of the project and current work load. There are many factors to consider when doing work of this type, so your patience will be greatly appreciated. Upon request, "in progress" photos will be provided via Email.
SHIPPING & HANDLING:
As the finished projects are extremely fragile, each piece must be carefully packed for shipping. The cost will vary widely depending on size, weight and special custom packing requirements. It may be necessary in certain cases to separate figures or sub-assemblies to insure protection in transit. Smaller projects will be shipped by USPS unless you request another service. Larger projects which requre special packing will be packed and shipped by the UPS Store in Tucson, AZ.
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