Update July 15th ….The Big move is underway………….
I have sold my house and will be moving home and the business during July and August. Plan is to set up again in September and open fully for orders. Well, that’s the initial plan, how much of it survives contact with the people selling and moving houses, we shall see? Its a big move and will take quiet some time. Disruption to EWM services will happen, but I’m trying to limit that.
What does this mean for orders to EWM?
July. From now 15th July, any orders you place are highly likely to be massively slower than normal. However, some customers have been emailing or calling to see if we have the things they want IN STOCK. this is working really well, if it is IN STOCK, I can turn those things around much easier. Feel free to ask before you order? But if you have a need to take delivery BEFORE September, when I plan to re open for business, then please don’t order from us till then unless I have confirmed back to you thats ok. We will be working on and off over this period, so we will get to your order eventually. Please be patient during this time.
August. EWM will be closed for all new orders in August. So, if you place an order on the EWM webstore, it is highly unlikely to be fulfilled or worked on until September. I say unlikely, as it could be that we can work on some orders for the first part of August? Timescales and events may cause our plan to be slipped, but I will update customers either directly and by this webstore notice.
September. Thats when we plan to open for a limited service. My new location will require the building of a new workshop and design studio. Workshop first, which I hope to get operational by late September. until then we will operate as best we can.
Shows. We have deliberately dropped out of SELWG for the reason of moving. We plan to have a presence at Crisis, how much depends on so many other factors. We shall be at Warfare in Reading, as normal. We have also committed to attend York in Feb 2020. More will follow as plans develop. I intend to visit the same number of shows as this year. I do enjoy shows so much these days and have no plans to stop or reduce the number of shows EWM attend.
I do thank you for your patience and understanding as we move the business and my home, to the Isle of Wight, in Ventnor. Ventnor is a place beside the sea, known for some of its unusual, creative and interesting characters and inhabitants. I think I will fit in just fine.
New things will be delayed, but the odd moment may occur to allow the further development of such new creations…………..Here is what we have in development:
Belgian Motorcycle Tricar personnel carrier and AA gun platform.
Belgian FN 63 tractor and trucks.
Polish Fiat 508 field cars and pick up trucks. Polish mobile SP anti -aircraft guns and crews. still ongoing but very close to completion.
Becker German conversion of the French P107 armored personnel carrier, mortar unit, ambulance and Pak carrier versions. I’m working on the hull, with its unusual shape, being a single piece casting …we shall see?
Still ongoing……..I also have a desire to list and load all the EWM Commonwealth early war infantry types that are made, but not fully photographed and listed on the site. Wow, there are lots and I found some masters I have never molded so, lots to come….
So, hopefully that will wet the appetite, so watch out for updates
Remember, its our job to tempt you………..and make you smile. I hope to be better able to do that once I have moved and set up in sunny Ventnor……
PS – I’m close to the location of the German Raid on one of our RADAR stations in WW2, so “battlefield tours” may be available in 2020….?
PPS – I shall be looking for some one to come and join me, working for EWM once I have moved to Ventnor. More details to follow………
Paul [email protected]