Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mini Air Compressor Review & Commentary

If you haven't noticed already, we've added comment functionality to all of our product pages. A recent comment was made

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New projects, new product lines, new ideas

As the leader in wood and metal ship, airplane, wagon, and civil war armament & equipment model kits, Model Expo is constantly looking for new content / techniques / kits to bring to the hobby modeling community. During some recent research,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Necessity is the mother of invention!

Necessity is the mother of invention. Another way of saying this is: When people really need to do something, they will figure out a way to do it. 

I have been thinking about what to do with our hobby saw issue. After realizing we were going to be unable to manufacture the Preac Saw, I scoured the internet, I queried our suppliers, and just 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Model Expo is now on Tumblr!

After checking out Tumblr, I decided to take the plunge and see if anyone from our small tribe uses this medium to share pictures of their work. Tumblr reaches

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Final Update: Model Expo & the Micro-Precision Table Saw from Preac Tool Company

Unfortunately, after researching what it would take to manufacture the Preac Table Saw, we have determined that it is not economically feasible given all of our other projects and commitments at this time. That being said,

Friday, March 9, 2012

How Underdogs Can Win ~ Malcolm Gladwell

As everyone will attest, I tend to look at situations a little differently than everyone else - I guess that's why I'm drawn to the writings and musings of Malcolm Gladwell. In thinking about Model Expo, the customers we serve, and our obstacles,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Why do we do what we do?

Model Expo designs Model Shipways, Model Airways, Model Trailways, and Guns of History model kits -  the best, most historically accurate, and authentic wood and metal model ship, airplane, wagon, and war arms / equipment scale model kits in the world. One of the questions that repeatedly comes up from our customers, distributors, and even suppliers is - why do we do what we do? Why, in this day and age, do we

Friday, March 2, 2012

Free Resources

I've been toying with the idea of "Free" - reading a great book by Chris Anderson - Free: The Future of a Radical Price. In it, he discusses the movement from free as a marketing tool to free as a policy (look at Google). This got me to thinking