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I understand that the cost of making a mould is something in the region of $40,000... So the question is how much you want those figures?
$40,000 seems very high to me, 1500 boxes , well that is $2.66 per box just for the mould , never mind all the other costs and profit margins, and retailers will have a profit margin of about 33% on retail price, but they take the biggest cut per box.
Dear Mr Strelets, do I understand it right that an order of 1500 Boxes will let You on track to sculpt such a set?
Why not ask Your fans? If they order 1500 sets or more?
The cost of moulds,the design and making the masters is all relative.
Tata Nano $3.000
Koenigsegg Trevita, $4.800.000
they won't order that much.
many thanks for the reply, you being responsive makes such a difference compared to other manufacturers.
Your business your strategy of course, but I think having separate gun crews would fit your general idea well: Just like offering the marching / advancing / firing line sets for infantry, modular artillery sets with separate crews and guns would give the customer the choice of building any army in the proportions he likes.
There are many gun kits that have been in need of decent crews for decades, and hopefully you will continue to add to your artillery kit range, so there clearly is a market for gun crews (admittedly smaller than for infantry or cavalry).
If you decide otherwise, combining sprues of existing artillery crew sets (without the guns) would help as well.
WW1 early German, WW2 U. S. and British gun crews would be on top of my list. Regards, Pa
Personally I am very happy that Strelets make guns with crews and am looking forward to
all the artillery sets in the pipeline . There are still plenty of gaps to fill for artillery pieces and crews for 19th century as well as WW1 and WW2 and its great to see Strelets filling these.