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AMtech Announcement

AMtech EC-135 kit Fuselage Warping Update

Text by Alan Griffith


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AMtech Announcement


Alan Griffith from AMtech has supplied the following information:

"AMtech is aware that there is a problem with some of the EC-135 fuselages being warped and/or stretched. The tails may be warped in your kit as a result of the way they were packed in Hong Kong, and the fuselage may be stretched wider as a result of the way the pieces were stacked when they came out of the injection molding machine. Frankly, the tail bending is endemic to nearly all the releases on the KC-135 variants since its original release. However, the fuselage stretching is "new."

While both of these problems are definitely fixable with moderate modeling skills because of the thinness of the plastic, (we fiddled the three of the worst ones we could find and had them together and straight in about ten minutes) we are having new fuselages run and sent to us as replacements. We expect the new ones within two weeks or so.

If you purchased an EC-135 that has either of the above problems, and once the sprue has been removed feel that it is too severe to be fixable, please mail us the UPC/barcode from the side of the kit(s) you purchased, and we will mail new fuselages to you free of charge just as soon as we have the replacements.

Shipment of additional kits to distributors has been suspended until we have the new fuselages.

All newly shipped EC's (what few we have left) will contain the new fuselage pieces.

We apologize for this problem. Apparently EVERYTHING that comes out of this factory needs to be checked closely for quality, even when it means putting off release of a kit if there is a problem.

Thank you for your understanding.

AlanG - AMtech "


AMtech models are available from good hobby shops and online retailers. For more information about AMtech future releases, please see their Preview page here on HyperScale or visit their website at http://www.amtechmodels.com

Text Copyright 2003 by AMtech
Page Created 31 January, 2003
Last updated 15 August, 2003

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