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Old 10-20-2016, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Blackfoot Bed Kits are BACK! + Giveaway!

With the re-issue of the Tamiya Blackfoot, I have chosen to re-pop these spectacular bed kits! I just scored a couple bods & NO WAY I'm keeping the factory, ah, 'Bed'! They were originally done in 2011, and only a few sold at the time as finding a body was a BIG issue back then- Not so now (Thanks Tamiya!) Always a personal fave, it needed a kit that went beyond just being a drop bed. So, this beastie has it ALL- The kind of detail only previously available to truly experienced modelers. After I built this one for the pics, I must admit I've rarely been so pleased with how a project came out: These are Stunning, plain & simple. These will fit any 'Stepside' BF body.


The original 1:1 truck had a wooden bed, so I got to thinking about a sweet way to do a show OR utility type (Up to you) that was easy for the average Joe to cobble together. The kit has all the pre-cut Styrene, 1/32" Aircraft-grade Pre-Scored Birch plywood, and Nickel-plated pins for the bolt heads, including the factory fender-mount bolts, plus full Instructions and tips. It can be made plainly for an everyday rig, or stained/clearcoated for that 'Show Truck' look! (I stained mine and squirted some gloss Polyurethane for the pics.) A new rear body mount (Not included) is fairly easy to rig up, and is explained in the tips: And slightly more motivated chaps will find it a simple matter to figure out how to hinge their tailgate.

A lot of guys are hesitant to build something like this, and I understand: My kits have gotten fantastic feedback for ease of assembly, and if you have a little patience, yours will come out as nice as mine. I build one up & fix any hassles before they get cut, to assure you of the easiest build possible, so if you think you can't do it, not to worry!

DESCRIPTION

Like our other bed kits, these are .1 (2.5 mm.) solid Styrene, machined just like metal for the kind of precision and detail that CNC is so great for. Thicker than your kit body, these are STIFF units when done so your truck does not turn into a Spaghetti Wagon. (Tailgate piece is 1mm. so the gate isn't too thick.) All ends & edges are square and have mating grooves so the parts go together easily & properly the 1st time!
The fender wells are multi-piece, and you assemble them square & sand/file the curves on: To make this as easy as possible, a Radius Gauge is included to show you your exact profile. This simple piece makes it Super-Easy to do, and is the only thing that will require a little time. All you need is Plastic Welder like Tenax 7R, a file, sandpaper, and MAYBE an end-nipper to flush-cut the pins- no special tricks or previous plastic or wood experience needed! Full instructions & tip sheet are included. (3.99 nippers here-
4 In. End Nipper Pliers )


One parting thought: I get SO many Emails wanting more parts AFTER the run is made, and I usually have to tell them they are not available as I do not stock inventory. I may toss a few on Ebay (Or not, I rarely do) but even if so the point is there are no guarantees unless you order by Halloween! So you might think about future projects, trade goods for later, etc. when deciding if or how many to order.


PRICING
Kits will be $54.99 shipped FREE in US, please add $23.00 for Int'l.: This covers your whole order no matter how many kits. I only charge REAL shipping, even Domestic is $7.00 on these! Body not included, but you knew that eh?




ORDERING CHECKLIST!

This what you need to do to complete an order, simple! I need:

1- Your Mailling Address (Do NOT send your Payment/Deposit as 'Gift', and I should get it from Paypal)

2- Total Number of Kits

You may then pay one of two ways-

3- You may send a $5 deposit to my Paypal account, chris@rogueelementcomponents.com by the cutoff date of Halloween (Oct. 31st.) You will be sent a Balance Due via Paypal when they are ready to ship, around November 15th, to the same Email address used for the deposit.

4- Or simply send the total (with Int'l. shipping if applicable) to the same Paypal address listed above, also by cutoff date of Halloween, and you will ship around Nov. 15- Nov. 20th.

That's it! The Cutoff date is when I will be cutting, so be sure to get on the list of guaranteed customers by then: Ship date is estimated as I never know how many will be ordered.

-Deposit Due/Order Cutoff date: Halloween, 2016

-Estimated Shipping Date: November 15-20th, 2016


Notes


We are a specialty manufacturer that does single runs and does NOT maintain an inventory, and most items are never re-done again. Feel free to Email with any questions or suggestions for future offerings, I value customer input!


Many Thanks,
Chris Cazan
Rogue Element Components
Paypal/Email address: chris@rogueelementcomponents.com

-------------------------GIVEAWAY-------------------------------

You know the drill by now! Just post up here, & you MAY get picked for a FREE Bed kit. No, really! Only ONE rule, if you are the winner you MUST get back to me via PM or Email with your SHIPPING ADDRESS within 7 days- This is all your responsibility. Simple enough eh? Winner picked on the 28th, Best of luck to everyone! Chris REC
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:35 AM   #2
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Wow, Chris these look great! I'm definitely in for one, and of course I'm in for the giveaway.

Nicely done!
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:22 PM   #3
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How did I miss the BF getting re-released? Wow, I'm behind the times. Trying to build a mud truck over the winter and I'm torn on a body OG BF was on the list but the bodies were so hard to find. This is a game changer. In for the change and a big thanks!
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:43 PM   #4
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I may have to buy in on this. Wasn't planning to pick up a BF body, but this is may be a good reason to.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:40 PM   #5
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I am in to win Chris! Thank you for the chance! I love all your products!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:25 AM   #6
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Count me in for yet another great product from Chris.

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Old 10-22-2016, 09:27 AM   #7
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I'm in. Love the stuff.

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Old 10-22-2016, 10:39 AM   #8
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Very nice, im in thanks
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:21 PM   #9
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Well Gents, I am quite sad to announce that the bed kits will have to be cancelled. At this point I have 4 paid units. Four. There is no way the total after 10 days will be an acceptable quantity to do a batch. I had no idea these would do so badly, my worst response yet in fact. I cannot justify the time or materials to do these from a business standpoint, I truly hope you can understand why this decision had to be made: It takes more than you'd ever think to do these kits.

Any time I must bum people out it bothers me on a personal level. My sincere apologies to all! My call is occasionally way off the mark, but this one really surprised me. Chris REC
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:37 PM   #10
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This super sucks Chris. Too bad. I was gonna base a build around it. Even the best miss the mark every once in a while
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:46 PM   #11
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Sorry Chris, this awesome product hit the shelf at a bad time for me or I would have picked one up. I totally understand the time and cost that you speak of. I do custom leather work and people freak when I give them a quote. They have no idea how much time setting up planning layout meteral etc goes into stuff like this. Keep up the good work!

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Old 10-24-2016, 11:00 AM   #12
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Yup, I stink! Every item is a gamble as I don't have a crystal ball, but DAYUM these were a bad call. I think the Blackfoot is one of the best-looking scale truck bods of all time, but it seems that opinion is not nearly as widespread as thought.

They were also a tad pricey, as my domestic shipping is included & these were $7 each to ship. Oh well, the only true regret is disappointing a few chaps as well as potential contest winners- However, as a business, to gear up to do what looked like 12-15 kits in the end was not in the realm of practicality.

Thinking of doing my Wraith interior kits, THAT truck is popular at least: Get the price down from the originals & maybe? Chris REC
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:01 PM   #13
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I love the idea of Wraith kits. This was a very cool kit too and a bummer you couldn't make it go. Thanks for trying and keep up the amazing work Chris!
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