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Re: Hobby RANT!!
Posted by FCC (Ret) on September 18, 2020, 12:09:30, in reply to "Hobby RANT!!
What does it cost to research, design, manufacture, and market/distribute a kit?
What does it cost to research, develop, and produce small batches (relative to industrial production) if high quality specialty paint?
How much does it cost the small aftermarket producer to design, manufacture, and distribute small quantities of often arcane accessories?
I doubt any of these suppliers are getting rich producing models or the related tools and accessories. Most do it because they love the hobby. Do you expect them to produce for free, or at a loss?
its no wonder to me that the hobby is now only for adults!! look at the insane money it costs to build a frikin model..my nephew not too many years back wanted to do some car modeling but was shut out because by the time you buy a model at around 25-30 bucks ( thats a cheap one) and all the paints and glue your near a hundred bucks!! AK wants 7-9 bucks for 1 little bottle of weather wash!! over 10 with shipping..we better get our cooperate acts together or this hobby is gona be DEAD after the baby boomers are gone!! PPG paint or someone needs to step up and save our hobby!! im done..Jay
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