Originally Posted by cgian
See the following attachment . A brand new RENAULT R25 without the MLP help.You can see we can create alone the cars .We can race without MLP.
Like I said Good Job on the body!
Look we set out to give people a car I think Tamiya should have made ok.
It is and was a Alternative F1 Car! We set out to try and pull people from touring car into F1 racing and try to help the sport along.
We also came out with the F206F1 2wd car because people told me they wanted something more in line with Real F1 cars and in 2WD, and to hope that we could pull some of the pancar 1/10 - 1/12 scale people into the sport.
Then I had touring car people ask me about a touring car and what they wanted to see in a touring car and we are doing that as well.
And Now I am making a prototype 4WD belt drive F1 Car and a Champ car for 2007. 2WD car.
And last a Group C GTP or LMP because people said they wanted a car like this so this is what we do.
I also had people tell me to make a Dirt 4X4 buggy out of our F1 car Well we will be going back to work on this as well.
As for detailed painted bodies I have told people We make cars and offer a painted decaled body with it at a fair price.
Then people wanted just the bodies these we do not make much on maybe 10.00 to 15.00 per body So how much is my time worth? how long do you take to make a body? how much do you spend on one?
Last the MLP Bodies are done and we are looking forward to getting them here soon. having some problems but we will get it done!
When was the last time Tamiya made a new body ? Right!
So now that there is no major company making a F1 car we are doing it at a loss to us - but one day or one design might make it come back or make some money at it.
Plus it is your right not to run a MLP anything.
So If MLP was to pull out of F1 cars and all that we are working toward and that is to pull other people and r/c Companies to make F1 cars - everyone makes a touring car every one make dirt buggies and trucks. and so on.
Tamiya ended the F201 we are looking to make wheels and tires more bodies our cars and parts! Yes when the parts for the F201 run out (like the F103 did) what will you run? where will you get your parts - after market? well they will only make them if there are sales to support it - here even taking a loss we will try to keep F1 going at MLP! For us and all of you.
I set out to do this because I love F1 cars and I wanted more than what others had to offer.
we have not made one penny on this to date but it is even( we spend what we make no profit) could you do this would any of you? right up to this flood and stroke I had. would you keep going could you make it?
I think we will yes we have a long way to go but only with your help will MLP make it in this market.
So after our Flood and a Heart Attack and no Insurace for eather! we are still here.
And back up and running full speed today 8 hrs a day and not the 20 hrs a day I have been doing from the first of the year and orders will start going out again soon in days I would say.
And I would like to thank all of you that stould by MLP!
So I do it for the Love Of It!!!! Lord knows its not the money
And even if we do get it wrong from time to time we try to make it right!