First and foremost, thank you to all of our modelers who have pre-ordered our newest kit
- the USS Essex by Model Shipways! We've already taken orders for over 50+ kits and we're as anxious to produce them as you are to build them! Unfortunately, our designer (Sam Cassano) and our metal casting resource hit a snag in casting some of the critical pieces. As such, Sam had to go back and re-do the masters from scratch - ultimately delaying the kit by about a month.
The good news is the updated masters are on the way to us and we should be back on-track - estimating being able to manufacture and ship the USS Essex by the end of October 2012. Trust me, it WILL be worth your wait!
Also, as an FYI, Sam Cassano will be with John and myself at the iHobby Expo in Cleveland, Ohio on October 13th & 14th - and he'll have the USS Essex on display! If you're in the area, come on out, stop by, say hello, and meet one of our newest designers!