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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 from. 

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 was that! 

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.

  1. There is a lot of stuff I need that isn’t available.
  2. I got tired of shelling out big bucks for resin sets and getting something that was either broken, miscast, or that doesn’t fit.
  3. I suffer from severe AMS, and resin is getting more expensive by the minute.
  4. I just love to scratch build.

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. 

 

The Company

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. 

 

Mission Statement

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 priced.

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. 

 

Special Thanks

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!



 

 

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