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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #75 on: June 15, 2020, 05:01:08 am »
OooooooooOOOOOOOOoooooooooh!  ;D
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2021, 10:45:01 am »
Any prospect of you making some more Exint pods in 1/72?

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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2021, 06:26:06 am »
Any prospect of you making some more Exint pods in 1/72?

Was it Spot-On who made them in the first place? I got mine 3D-printed from someone on Shapeways.
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2021, 09:23:16 am »
Any prospect of you making some more Exint pods in 1/72?

Was it Spot-On who made them in the first place? I got mine 3D-printed from someone on Shapeways.

Have you seen Shapeways prices? 12 for the plastic and 14 postage. They must be handcrafted on the thighs of a virgin, wrapped in gold and hand delivered for that money!

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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2021, 01:53:02 pm »
If there are any decent scale drawings for them it would be quicker and far cheaper to build them yourself!

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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2021, 02:21:50 pm »
Any prospect of you making some more Exint pods in 1/72?

Was it Spot-On who made them in the first place? I got mine 3D-printed from someone on Shapeways.

Have you seen Shapeways prices? 12 for the plastic and 14 postage. They must be handcrafted on the thighs of a virgin, wrapped in gold and hand delivered for that money!

10 in 1/72nd scale, and you get two for that. As for the postage, there's no way I'd have paid that much, so I can only conclude that their prices have gone up. Maybe its' a Brexit thing?
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2021, 02:33:30 pm »
Any prospect of you making some more Exint pods in 1/72?

Was it Spot-On who made them in the first place? I got mine 3D-printed from someone on Shapeways.

Have you seen Shapeways prices? 12 for the plastic and 14 postage. They must be handcrafted on the thighs of a virgin, wrapped in gold and hand delivered for that money!

10 in 1/72nd scale, and you get two for that. As for the postage, there's no way I'd have paid that much, so I can only conclude that their prices have gone up. Maybe its' a Brexit thing?

Nope, not a Brexit thing.  Just for Essess and Gees, I took a gander:
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2021, 03:37:02 pm »
On their website it says that shipments (their European factory is in the Netherlands) to the UK incur a 2.5%, min 11.50 disbursement fee, applied by the carrier, for customs clearance. That would explain the 14.14 P&P charge they're applying to my test order. As for Scooter's $9.99 for internal shipment in the US, that's about 7.20. I don't whether that's reasonable or not: If it isn't, then maybe US carriers are charging more for COVID precautions?

EDIT:

Found the order I placed on Paypal:

Date: 10 Mar 2019
Cost: 18.59 GBP = 20.72 EUR at a rate of 1 GBP = 1.1146 EUR (current rate is about 1.16)
Assuming the EXINT pods were the same price (8.64 for 1 open + 1 closed in 1/72nd), that means the P&P was 9.95.



Off-Topic, but the pricing of the pods themselves makes little sense:

(1/72nd / 1/48th)
2 x closed: 9.45 / 14.48
2 x open: 9.25 / 14.75
1 x open, 1 x closed:  8.64 / 14.50

So in 1/72nd, 2 x closed is the dearest option, but in 1/48th, it's the cheapest!  :-\
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2021, 04:34:48 pm »
The bits & pieces I've bought from Shapeways recently, the postage has always been on the high side. But I got the parts inside two weeks -- that included manufacture and traveling time --- and it's because they use a courier service and not US mail service. The parts came from the mid US south and I'm in Alberta Canada.
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2021, 12:34:52 am »

Off-Topic, but the pricing of the pods themselves makes little sense:

(1/72nd / 1/48th)
2 x closed: 9.45 / 14.48
2 x open: 9.25 / 14.75
1 x open, 1 x closed:  8.64 / 14.50

So in 1/72nd, 2 x closed is the dearest option, but in 1/48th, it's the cheapest!  :-\

One of the factors in Shapeways pricing is the volume that the parts take up, ie not just the amount of material in the part, but the amount of space they require in the printer. They pack as many parts as possible in a single print run.

So you can influence the price by cleverly arranging the parts. The 1/48 prices make sense: the closed pods take the least amount of space.
I suspect the 1/72 parts use a different arrangement.


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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2021, 10:55:02 am »

Off-Topic, but the pricing of the pods themselves makes little sense:

(1/72nd / 1/48th)
2 x closed: 9.45 / 14.48
2 x open: 9.25 / 14.75
1 x open, 1 x closed:  8.64 / 14.50

So in 1/72nd, 2 x closed is the dearest option, but in 1/48th, it's the cheapest!  :-\

One of the factors in Shapeways pricing is the volume that the parts take up, ie not just the amount of material in the part, but the amount of space they require in the printer. They pack as many parts as possible in a single print run.

So you can influence the price by cleverly arranging the parts. The 1/48 prices make sense: the closed pods take the least amount of space.
I suspect the 1/72 parts use a different arrangement.

Fair enough in principle, but I don't see how you can arrange one closed and one open pod to take up less space than two closed pods though...
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Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when
mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

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