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Updated 25 Mar 20
OLDMODELS DECALS IS LOCATED IN NEW ZEALAND. ON 2359
NZDT 25 MARCH 2020 (1059 AM 24 MARCH GMT) THE WHOLE COUNTRY WILL BE PLACED IN
LOCK-DOWN FOR AT LEAST 4 WEEKS.
OLDMODELS DECALS IS RATED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS A
NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SO IS NOT EXEMPT FROM IT AND NEITHER AM I PERSONALLY.
WHILST MY ABILITY TO PROCESS ORDERS IS FOR THE
MOMENT UNHINDERED THIS IS MEANINGLESS IF I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO POSTAL
THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW ANNOUNCED A BAN ON HOME DELIVERY OF ALL NON ESSENTIAL GOODS BY ANY MEANS RULING OUT POST OR ANY ALTERNATIVE IN NZ. FOR OVERSEAS ORDERS IT IS THE SAME AS I AM REQUIRED TO HAVE A VALID REASON TO VISIT A POST STORE AND POSTING NON ESSENTIAL ITEMS DOES NOT COUNT AS VALID.
IF YOU PLACED AN ORDER WITH ME IN THE LAST DAY BEFORE THE LOCK DOWN IT HAS BEEN DISPATCHED. WITH RESTRICTIONS IN NZ AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN ITS JOURNEY TO YOU THIS MAY TAKE A WHILE.
IF YOU DECIDE TO PLACE AN ORDER WHILST I AM IN LOCK DOWN I WILL PROCESS IT BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW RULES IT WILL NOT BE POSTED UNTIL THE LOCK-DOWN IS LIFTED.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT IN TIME I HAVE STOCK OF EVERYTHING SHOWING.
HOWEVER, MY STOCK IS FINITE AND MY SUPPLY CHAIN COMPROMISED. BULK BLANK DECAL SHEET SUPPLY NEEDED FOR THE NEXT PRINT RUN ORDERED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH IS YET TO ARRIVE DUE COVID-19 DISRUPTION IN MANUFACTURER’S COUNTRY. EVEN IF IT TURNS UP THE PRINTING FIRM I USE IS ALSO IN LOCK-DOWN BEING RATED AS A NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. A RESTOCK PRINT RUN SCHEDULED FOR EARLY APRIL IS CURRENTLY LOOKING MORE LIKE EARLY MAY AT THE EARLIEST.
IF YOU ORDER SOMETHING THAT HAS GONE OUT OF STOCK YOU WILL BE OFFERED THE CHOICE OF REFUND OR WAITING FOR RESTOCK WHICH MAY BE UP TO A MONTH AFTER THE LOCK DOWN IS LIFTED.
ANY CURRENT DECAL SET THAT BECOMES OUT OF STOCK WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT PRINT RUN,WHENEVER THAT IS, AND I WILL HIGHLIGHT ITS STATUS ON THE RELEVANT WEB PAGE AS SOON AS THAT HAPPENS. THIS WILL NOT STOP YOU ORDERING IT FOR DELIVERY AFTER REPRINT.
FORTUNATELY THIS BUSINESS IS RUN FROM HOME. SO WHILST IN LOCK-DOWN I WILL BE WORKING ON NEW
PROJECTS, PREPARING THE NEXT PRINT RUN, IMPROVING SOME MASTERS, AND PICTURES ON
THE WEBSITE, AND IMPROVING MY BUSINESS PROCESSES. IN OTHER WORDS TRYING TO MAKE
LIFE AS CLOSE TO “NORMAL” AS POSSIBLE WHILST IMPROVING THE BUSINESS.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BROWSE THE WEBSITE AND
CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT firstname.lastname@example.org
WITH ANY QUESTIONS. I HAVE FOUND THAT DIRECT
EMAIL IS MORE RELIABLE THAN USING THE HOSTED WEBSITE CONTACT FORM.
I WILL UPDATE THIS WEB PAGE AS AND WHEN I HAVE
FIRM INFORMATION ON ANY OTHER ANNOUNCED CHANGES AND THEIR IMPACT POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE – IT’S
A FAST MOVING FEAST.
ON A PERSONAL FRONT I ALSO NEED TO CONSIDER THE RISKS TO MY OWN HEALTH. I AM NOT YOUNG AND NOT MUCH UNDER THE HIGH RISK AGE GROUP FOR THIS VIRUS. IT IS MY INTENTION TO MINIMIZE MY PHYSICAL INTERACTION WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO AS FEW AS A MAXIMUM OF A ONCE A WEEK GROCERY SHOP IF I CAN DURING THE LOCK-DOWN PERIOD.
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AS WE ALL THROUGHOUT THE
WORLD BATTLE TO CONTROL, STOP, THEN DEFEAT THIS VERY NASTY KILLER VIRUS.
KEEP SAFE, KEEP WELL, KEEP POSITIVE, KEEP STRONG.
I hope you can find everything you need. Oldmodels Decals is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I will do everything I can to meet your expectations.
Ordering is automated through PayPal. The PayPal order document is the order receipt and confirmation. Oldmodels Decals is a one person operation so I do NOT send further order confirmations. I will be in touch if there are any queries or issues with your order but not otherwise. If the item is shown on the website it is in stock unless otherwise stated at the top of that page. I normally ship in 1 - 3 working days. (SEE ABOVE FOR CURRENT SITUATION)
In the PayPal checkout Cart your shipping price will add up based on the sum of the individual amounts but when you go to PayPal and select the "Default Shipping" option it will adjust down to the correct amount.
POSTAGE CHANGES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
service changes by NZ Post I am forced to change to conform. These changes do NOT affect Kit / decal
Combos which as parcels are already covered in the way they are priced.
NZ Post no
longer accept claims for ordinary mail that goes missing. This covers both domestic
Standard Post (NZ) and International Air.
There has also been a noticeable rise in domestic (NZ) mail going
missing as well as domestic Standard Post mail taking up to 3 weeks (sometimes
more) to be delivered.
Customers. The Shipping charge on the
invoice from PayPal now fully covers the items being sent by tracked packet - any loss is claimable. However those with Rural Delivery addresses (RD) need to go to the Additional Mail Coverage page near the top of the menu to the left to add the NZ Post RD charge - thanks. Its at the bottom of that page.
customers.The shipping charge on the invoice from PayPal covers uncovered
International Air mail. If the item goes missing the loss is at your expense.
Having said that the incidence of overseas mail going missing that has been
reported to me is very low. It
is my belief that it is rare for International Air mail not to leave NZ.
You know what the mail delivery risks are in
your country, I don’t.
If you wish to be covered for potential loss please click
on the Additional Mail Coverage page near the top of the menu to the left for options.
It comes at a considerable cost especially for smaller orders so I am giving you the choice of having your shipment covered or not. To repeat - the default is uncovered - shipped at your risk.
The decals are my own work and developed either initially for my own use (I am a modeler) or after receiving a number of requests. If you are looking for something (any NZ schemes not done commercially) please ask -it may already be on my "to do" list.
Note: The photos of decals on the web pages are deliberately low quality jpegs and watermarked to deter piracy. The jpegs sometimes show ragged ("pixelated") curves and edges where the high quality masters from which I print are smooth.
DIGITAL decal photos have the white replaced by a mauve spot colour - this allows you to see the white content. DIGITAL decals feature SOLID colours - see About Digital.
All of my range are now DIGITAL decals and have the word DIGITAL at the start of the description or at the head of the listings.
If you are new to Digital decals please read the About Digital pages before deciding to purchase.
Any decal I make I can generally scale up or down. I have done this for a number of customers to their satisfaction (see Feedback in "About Us"). This will be a custom job and may take up to 3 months depending on my next print run. Please ask.
I hold stock of all listed decals and kits. If an item runs out I will indicate that at the top of the appropriate web page. Out of stock decals are usually reprinted in the next print run - these are usually about 1.5 - 3 months apart. Resupply of kits can take longer.
Hobby shops, Museum shops and trade inquiries are welcome- Please contact me from the Contact Us page.
Custom decal requests please use the Contact Us page. Please also note that due to ongoing issues with needing a major shoulder reconstruction I am limiting the acceptance new custom decal requests at this time other than simple re-scales of existing decals. Please feel free to ask but please understand if I say no especially for off topic requests.
OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS - The only method of payment I can take directly through this site is PayPal. PayPal is a customer friendly process that allows you to pay by credit card - you do not need to be a PayPal member to use this service.
ALL CUSTOMERS wishing to pay by other means, such as credit card (other than through PayPal), see the page on Retailers and Partners - they have a full range of payment options and can obtain from me anything that they do not have in stock. However note the prices they charge are set by them not me.
If your favourite retailer isn't stocking at least part of my range please encourage them to do so.
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