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I share with you your wishes and I have far more. You mentioned all the upcomming sets which are on the top of my wishlist (beside the Crimean Turks ).
But to be quiet and say nothing until Bum and Caesar bring these sets? That would be too hard for me...
Hi Arlin & Uwe,
But, Arlin! You missed the most important point. If the S*R Team makes these sets as the eBay sites show at the bottom of the pages, they will make soo much money they will be driving red BMW convertibles like Mr. Barzo. In the U.S., these cars are "Babe-magnets", and not for "Girly-men" as the Austrian Oak, Arnold Swartzenegger would say !!! I did my homework. According to the S*R World Map, the U.S. is the 2nd largest market for their products. So, come-on guys, put these sets in your Futures Radar and let us invest in your future cars
All of the sets recommended by Arlin and Uwe should sell well in the U.S. and Europe in 1/72, especially cause they have never been done before ... in truly soft plastic. After all, I'm simply a Scotish, Irish, French, and Dutch transplant to the U.S. No Worries here about favorites !!!
:-) ;-) Cheers My Good Mates!
Very good points. But, I happen to know Mr Barzso drives a Toyota Prius. I'll bet he wishes he had a red BMV convertable. I think even his wife would like that.
thank you for your message.
Thing is that convertible BMW is utterly useless for this business since you can carry too few boxes to the customers in it, 4x4 is much more convenient for this purpose . Furthermore, since it's impossible to make the sort of money in this business that will pay for BMW, it's increasingly becoming a hobby rather than business. You've got to have a permanent job elsewhere that will pay for your living and, as in any hobby, you tend to pick up things that interest you more, don't you? That's why we are focusing on Russian history more than on any other not forgetting other bits and pieces that interest us apart from our own history. Moreover, there're so many companies in the US that can cover these periods well and quickly that we simply see no reason why we shall go there. Also don't forget that several companies have already announced their decision to make sets for these conflicts and it won't be nice from our side to play on their fields.
Hi Strelets & Jay!
Mr. Barzo drives a Toyota - ugh! So do my Mom and brother. Oh well, I've got a small Jeep SUV (Liberty) with no bells and whistles, so I can understand your thinking, but mostly to haul my pets to the veterinarian. I come last in my family, like I'm sure you guys do too !!!
If not hobbying, I enjoy listening to my old "Temptations" CD and even VHS video. After the fact, I'm a big MoTown fan now. Go figure! So, S*R Team, I can understand your business philosophy too. While reading your forum message, I was listening to the song "I Love the Things You Do." I'll keep twisting your arm to make sets better than anything made in the U.S. so far, but I'm still a good customer of your themes. And I do love the things the S*R Team does !!!
There may be a few fans of yours that would love to see you make a set of Russian Sailors - some with the beautiful neckerchiefs, sailor caps, and bell-bottom trousers, and also some as shore duty marines, with gaitors, waist belts, and rifles, especially for the Boxer Rebellion !!!
Anyway, I believe you have a very loyal fan base, and we do love the things you do. Thank you for opening our eyes to the wonder and beauty of Russian history. And thank you for taking your hobby and making it our business. Does that sound right ??? :-)
Here's to more Happy Collecting!
I am happy to read that you are more focused on Russian history.
So I can hope for Potiemkin uniforms in the future, beside Russians for the SYW and above all
the Russo-Turkish wars from 1700 to 1914, especially 1877!
Many thanks for this, I will dream tonight what I can paint in the future
1877 is an option, not in 2007 but still an option.