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quote:Originally posted by Dan L.Received my models a couple of hours ago. Well these models appear to be 1982 versions according to paper work found in original boxes. The Gravitron is broken. The front panel is broken loose. I suspect that it was like that before they shipped it, and that they honestly forgot to disclose that fact.[;)]LOL. Talked with Don on the phone and he told me how to fix it.
quote:Originally posted by Dan L.Exactly Chris. I forgot to mention that when they packed the Sizzler they just put it back in the box unwrapped. When you get a model from Cummons it is wrapped up in a cotton type sheeting material and then placed in foam peanuts.My advice is buyer beware of what you are getting. Even if the model is in good shape, it has to be packaged properly to survive the trip.
quote:Originally posted by Matt C.Yes I agree with what everyone was saying. In fact, the packing material was orignal from the 1980s... old newspapers, old cotton, and some old pillow stuffing. All in all, I am happy with what I got... but it is true, they could have been packed a bit more carefully. My shaft was bent on the Scat, but I was able to straighten it out. Since all my damage was minor, I really cant complain too much.Like Jay was saying, you would think that since Cummons models are made of metal they would be more durable... well no, thats completely wrong. They arent steel- lol. They are low heat cast pewter (spelling?), and most of the parts are fragile, and could break if bent slightly. This is why packing is so important [:)]Good luck Brett, I hope everything arrives OK!