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      Post #77280, posted on 01-04-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Has anyone received any updates on the status of the project? The last entry on their Facebook page was 9/2/20. I sent Neil an e-mail a week ago and haven't received any reply.

      I certainly hope I haven't kissed $99.00 goodbye.

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      Post #77282, posted on 01-04-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Neil has been going through some serious family issues recently. He told me it will involve a move from Georgia to Texas, so I suspect that's what's happening.

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      Post #77304, posted on 01-05-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Great, thanks Jennings. I figured something must be up when I didn't hear back from him.

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      Post #77472, posted on 01-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello guys.

      Jennings, thanks for your words mate.

      I was just concerned about Neil's lack of updates.

      I hope things are ok to him.

      All the best to you all.

      Jose Maria.

      Cheers from Brazil!

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      Post #77473, posted on 01-22-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Sorry if he´s having personal issues, but at least he must put a notice on his social media and Webpage . Just my personal opinion, it was very suspicious from the beggining to ask for finnancial support to start a modelling project, so far i guess its the only modelmakercompany-guy who started a project using advance donations.

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      Post #77482, posted on 01-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I was wondering about the status of the models, I have the 200 and 500 on pre-order. I’m waiting to get both of those before I order the 300. Thanks for the update Jennings...

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      Post #77520, posted on 01-31-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Sorry if he´s having personal issues, but at least he must put a notice on his social media and Webpage . Just my personal opinion, it was very suspicious from the beggining to ask for finnancial support to start a modelling project, so far i guess its the only modelmakercompany-guy who started a project using advance donations.



      Sorry you're feeling suspicious Jon, but I've seen no evidence that Neil is anything but honest. Sometimes real life intervenes. Family *always* comes first.

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      Post #77932, posted on 04-04-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Folks!

      Happy easter to all you guys, despite being a bit late here now.

      Does anyone received some news from Neil about Aeromodl models?

      There are several months without any word about it.

      Regards.
      JM.

      Cheers from Brazil!

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      Post #77937, posted on 04-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Nothing here. I've emailed them several times and no response.
      Ordered the -200 back in April 0f 2020. A simple update would be nice.

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      Post #77938, posted on 04-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      That is unfortunate, his 737 CAD renditions were absolutely gorgeous.

      If no money changed hands, I would say there should be no reason to be nervous. Probably just a matter of a few months delay.

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      Post #77940, posted on 04-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Unfortunately they took my money and it's been long enough that there's no recourse with my credit card now. Nor do they respond to my request for a refund.
      I agree that the parts look phenomenal. It seems that something has happened to hang things up, but it would be a courtesy to keep us informed and at least respond to emails.

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      Post #77941, posted on 04-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Unfortunately they took my money and it's been long enough that there's no recourse with my credit card now.



      Outch, that is a different story then, your point of view is entirely legit, fully on your side.

      I never felt comfortable with these crowdfunding campaigns, even if big discounts applied for the 1st customers. I guess I will continue spending on fully released kits only, even at full retail prices.

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      Post #77942, posted on 04-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I have read this thread with interest in that people see the same issue differently. Some argue that this individual is having a hard time and people need to be patient. Then you have individuals that are out their money. Have had no reply to email requests for an update or a refund. This is not the first time that I have seen people pre funding a new kit and offered a lower price to get them to invest. I have yet to see one come to frustration satisfactorily. I remember a group using Kickstarter to fund a series of models for the Apollo models. With gantry and towers that looked really impressive. A friend of mine lost $400 on that deal. So I prefer to wait until the kit is released and I will pay what it costs to get it if I really want it.

      In my view there is something wrong when when a person has your money and does not reply to requests for information. I am not saying that Neal is not honest and I do agree that family does come first. But it doesn’t take much to send an email to a person. He could have made a post here to the group. So as much as I feel for a person going through a difficult time. I cannot support the idea that because he is going through a hard time he can’t respond. The obligations and commitments that person has to someone who has paid their money must be respected with no excuses. Otherwise that person, as good as he or she may be, now has to deal with a tainted reputation.

      I am a business owner and as I have mentioned before I lost a daughter. I had every right to fall apart and to a point I did. I was doing everything in my ability to help my family.I have 2 sons that lost a sister, my wife lost a daughter. So I do understand the meaning of family first. Buy my clients were also depending on me, they too paid their money. My problems were my own, so I kept my commitments even though I was broken inside. Not everyone can do this successfully. But a person has to at least try. My sincere hope is that all of this turns out right for everyone involved. My suggestion is not to fund a project unless you are willing to risk losing your money. In my book this is a risk I am not willing to take.

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      Post #77945, posted on 04-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I agree. Lesson learned.
      So sorry for your loss, Jaime.

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      Post #77946, posted on 04-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      You guys noticed, that he has put all 737 versions on sale on his website? Dont know, but i guess its all fraud and no one will ever see anything of the kit or the money. He possibly just keeps squeezing out some poor people by now that dont know about this crowdfunding campaign. Alltogether he took about 7000$

      edit: on facebook his last sign of life is from january this year, way after he stoped responding to any emails. So he keeps fooling people. Prove me wrong please...

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      Post #77947, posted on 04-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I've filed a donor claim with GoFundMe on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation. I'd suggest others to do the same. Here is the link to the required form.

      https://www.gofundme.com/contact/suggest/donor

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      Post #77950, posted on 04-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      I've filed a donor claim with GoFundMe on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation. I'd suggest others to do the same. Here is the link to the required form.

      https://www.gofundme.com/contact/suggest/donor



      yepp, did the same.

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      Post #77962, posted on 04-10-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Just thinking to myself if Fundekals actually did any of the decals yet?

      If they haven't then it would be a good indication that this project is dead in the water.

      Im in for a couple of these kits also.

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      Post #77969, posted on 04-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      I have read this thread with interest in that people see the same issue differently. Some argue that this individual is having a hard time and people need to be patient. Then you have individuals that are out their money. Have had no reply to email requests for an update or a refund. This is not the first time that I have seen people pre funding a new kit and offered a lower price to get them to invest. I have yet to see one come to frustration satisfactorily. I remember a group using Kickstarter to fund a series of models for the Apollo models. With gantry and towers that looked really impressive. A friend of mine lost $400 on that deal. So I prefer to wait until the kit is released and I will pay what it costs to get it if I really want it.

      In my view there is something wrong when when a person has your money and does not reply to requests for information. I am not saying that Neal is not honest and I do agree that family does come first. But it doesn’t take much to send an email to a person. He could have made a post here to the group. So as much as I feel for a person going through a difficult time. I cannot support the idea that because he is going through a hard time he can’t respond. The obligations and commitments that person has to someone who has paid their money must be respected with no excuses. Otherwise that person, as good as he or she may be, now has to deal with a tainted reputation.

      I am a business owner and as I have mentioned before I lost a daughter. I had every right to fall apart and to a point I did. I was doing everything in my ability to help my family.I have 2 sons that lost a sister, my wife lost a daughter. So I do understand the meaning of family first. Buy my clients were also depending on me, they too paid their money. My problems were my own, so I kept my commitments even though I was broken inside. Not everyone can do this successfully. But a person has to at least try. My sincere hope is that all of this turns out right for everyone involved. My suggestion is not to fund a project unless you are willing to risk losing your money. In my book this is a risk I am not willing to take.

      Jaime



      Couldnt be better said Jaime, sorry for your loss, and as i mentioned above (sorry jennings) but the guy ripped off many of us.

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      Post #77971, posted on 04-11-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I have not filed a claim nor will I; too much work involved from AeroModl for a measly 7K or w/e he's supposedly taken. I will keep the faith and be positive in my belief they will come thru in the end. Fingers crossed!!
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      Post #77976, posted on 04-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi All,

      I truly hope that Bob is right and I am wishing for the best. I am in it for two kits.

      If no information from AeroModl is forthcoming, I will have to start my 1/72 737-300 BPK/Welsh kitbash to make N654SW (Southwest Ochre Scheme), an airplane that is very special to me. I have been wanting to build it for years. Now, I know if I get through the major surgery required to convert a -200 to a -300, Neil will certainly release the model! I should get rolling on that straightaway as a valuable social service to the AC community;-)

      Fingers also crossed!

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      Post #77978, posted on 04-14-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hi All,

      I truly hope that Bob is right and I am wishing for the best. I am in it for two kits.

      If no information from AeroModl is forthcoming, I will have to start my 1/72 737-300 BPK/Welsh kitbash to make N654SW (Southwest Ochre Scheme), an airplane that is very special to me. I have been wanting to build it for years. Now, I know if I get through the major surgery required to convert a -200 to a -300, Neil will certainly release the model! I should get rolling on that straightaway as a valuable social service to the AC community;-)

      Fingers also crossed!

      Dan



      200 to 300 would be quite the procedure: stretch, dorsal fin, engines, wing leading edge, wingtips, gear, and probably several other bits and bobs. Now I gotta ask, why's 654SW so special, was that your first logged line flight? Met your wife on board?

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      Post #77979, posted on 04-14-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Merlin!

      Great to hear from you!

      Yes it is a bit of a project, but it will be helped by using the engines and stabs from the 1/72 Welsh 737-300 kit. The America West decals will be repurposed for the new BPK 737-100 later.

      N654SW was the first jet I ever landed and was the start of many happy years with the 737 (and hopefully many more now that the A220 thing has been dispelled). I plan to go further with the build by extending the flaps and slats, and possibly adding lighting to it. For both of those additions, using the BPK wing (slightly modified) would be better than a solid wing from Welsh or even AeroModl. Grafting on the Welsh pylons will be the biggest challenge, I figure.

      Cheers,

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      Post #77993, posted on 04-15-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi everyone
      The guy from AeroModl is not genuine. If anyone has paid money to this company I hope you get it back.
      I would get the Welsh models as I don’t think you will not be getting this anytime soon. I was supposed to be doing his items in China as a
      Finished Diecast item. The guy is unreliable and not to be trusted.

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      Post #77999, posted on 04-16-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Dan, that'll be a fun build! Found an a.net thread on the topic of the wing: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=747409



      That also answers my question about the length difference 300 vs 700: it's just the overhang of the tail feathers.

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      Post #78004, posted on 04-17-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the drawing. Thank goodness I am not trying to make a -700 out of it! That would be too rich for my blood!

      The -300 conversion is doable (given the Welsh kit in hand), and is actually made easier by my plan to drop the slats. The additional 4% coord added to the wing LE when one compares the -300 to the -200 really means that I just need to add some bits on the leading edge near the pylon and at the very tip (along with the small tip extensions). I think I will need to put a metal spar in to give the wing some structure because it will be pretty well chopped up for the conversion. By comparison, the fuselage extension should be pretty straightforward.

      I am not sure exactly when I will start it, but when I do, I will post a step-by-step post here. I still need to make headway on the 1/12 DASH-7 too:-)

      Cheers,

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      Post #78009, posted on 04-18-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Sounds like fun, excited to see the result!