Welcome to Royale Resin, and thank you for taking the time
to check out my products. I thought I might
tell you a little bit about myself, so you all will know where I am coming
Growing up, my hobby shops were Wal-Mart, K-Mart and
Michaels. I pretty much built Monogram,
Revell, and Testors kits – whatever my parents would buy me. I can still remember getting my first really
expensive kits, a 1/48 Hasegawa SBD Dauntless, and a 1/48 DML Fw-190A-8. I was amazed at how different they were from
what I was used to. I can still remember my mom yelling at me for the four
letter word that came out of my mouth when I opened the box. I saw PE for the first time, what the hell
It wasn’t until my first model contest back in 1997 that I
was exposed to what was really out there in the modeling world. Anyway, not having access to aftermarket
parts, all the detail I added to my models was scratch built. So naturally, that is my favorite part of
modeling. To this day, my favorite kits
are still the old Monogram ones, especially the Century Series.
When I moved to Rochester
and joined the great IPMS chapter here (yea ZVSM 5-33), that is when I was
really exposed to the world of modeling.
It was so nice to hang out with a bunch guys and just talk about
models. One meeting, I brought in the
wheel bays I was scratch building for my Trumpeter Wellington kit, and one of
the guys said he wanted a copy for his kit too.
So, I consulted with Mr. Nick Majerus,
resin caster extraordinaire, and he said that it could be done. So, with a little coaxing, and a lot of
support, Royale Resin was born as of April 2007 - never thought I’d start a
company at the ripe old age of 26. In a
nutshell, I started Royale Resin for a couple of reasons.
As far as what I build, I like 1/48 aircraft from WWII up to
present day, 1/35 armor, and a little bit of space/sci-fi and figures. I will update my gallery as I do things, just
in case anybody is interested.
is a lot of stuff I need that isn’t available.
- I got
tired of shelling out big bucks for resin sets and getting something that
was either broken, miscast, or that doesn’t fit.
- I suffer
from severe AMS, and resin is getting more expensive by the minute.
- I just
love to scratch build.
Well, Royale Resin is pretty much just my wife and me. My wife does the website and helps me with
packaging, and then I do everything else.
Like a lot of small companies, this is what I do in my “free” time, and
everything is done out of the house. We
do the casting in the laundry room (a.k.a. the “resin dungeon”), and packaging
at the kitchen table. Nothing fancy
except the product.
My goal at Royale Resin is to bring you a first rate product
that is accurate, well researched, free of defect, easy to use, and reasonably
I put a lot of effort into these things from conception to
the finished product. I do pretty much
all of the masters myself, and I inspect every casting before it is packaged
and sold. If you should ever receive a
product that you feel is defective, please let me know so that I can correct
the problem. I want you to feel
confident that when you purchase a Royale Resin product, you don’t have to
worry about what you are going to get.
I would mostly like to thank my wife for her help and
understanding, even though she has better things to do. Without her, I don’t think this would be
possible at all.
All the people who are so generous in helping me with
reference material for various projects.
The guys from my club for their support and help.
Mr. Nick Majerus and John Hanson, for teaching me about
resin casting, so I didn’t screw up everything and waste time.
I would also like to thank Steve Bamford and Brett Green
from ARC and Hyperscale. I know I would
not have the skills I have today, or this business, if it were not for their two
websites. I discovered them right when I
came back into the hobby after college, and I have learned so much, and have
met so many great people through them, and I just think they deserve kudos for
all the hard work they do for us. Of all
the tools available to us modelers these days, I think they are the most
essential. Thanks a lot guys, and keep
up the good work!