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Posted by Bazzboe | Mar 13, 2020 @ 10:05 AM | 5,319 Views
I am moving this weekend into our new shop finally. I had to bite the bullet to get this all moved today and tomorrow... so if I have an outstanding order with you I am sorry for the delay and will be back on them tomorrow afternoon to get them done. So far I pray and hope everyone is safe and healthy against the virus.. Everyone here is good... but cautious still. I will post back when we are fully operational and active again next week.
Thanks, Mike
Posted by Bazzboe | Feb 29, 2020 @ 07:55 AM | 2,591 Views
As you have seen my post and hopefully visited my current website. I am still working to get this business extremely more efficient with the funds available.
We've had disappointments with securing a long term lease in a functional useful shop and my health this year has still been an issue . Anyway new things are happening and more opportunities are waiting to be birthed and we should be able to meet customer expectations on a much faster more responsive level.
Please contact me for being on a newsletter we are publishing and will be showcasing, products, offering giveaways and discount purchases, and customer showcases. Call me at 779-243-9964 CST or email me at [email protected]

Also we maybe be changing the name of the company because of domain conflicts with another company of the same name. I will let you know.
Bye, Mike
Posted by Bazzboe | Aug 10, 2019 @ 11:51 AM | 1,835 Views
I have had to make the decision to close shop for a while due to health reasons and financial issues too.
Im not going out of business just having to finalize some aircraft kits and other work out of state and will not be available on a daily basis to work on new projects for now. If you have a project pending with us it will be completed ASAP and if you need something still contact me and i will see what i can do to help.
Thanks, Mike!
Posted by Bazzboe | May 01, 2019 @ 09:27 AM | 1,752 Views
I am cleaning house of some of the pilot designs i have sitting on a shelf. I will list them here at a great reduced price as i go through them and deem them sellable. I am also finalizing any outstanding or pending orders ASAP.
I will be focusing this summer on finishing all new designs and completing our web site and catalog. Pretty much starting over and developing much better looking products with our ministry employment opportunities. The increase in material costs will be evaluated too to make these as affordable as possible with loosing integrity or company losses..
Also we will be advertising here and in other media sources to give more exposure to our products....in the interim of the summer shut down if you have a need just call me at 779-243-9964 CST and maybe we will be able to accommodate you.
Thank so much for your support.
Michael Hicks
Posted by Bazzboe | Mar 09, 2019 @ 07:33 AM | 4,044 Views
As of April 1st, I will not be showcasing or selling any Benchmark pilots, etc on RC Groups for at least that month . Our group of people (Disabled vets, etc) are going to be knee deep in training and production. My goal is to have readily available (in stock)... at least 6 of every pilot depiction we create boxed and ready for sale within a short period of time. We will still be taking orders by request at [email protected] or thru our web site https://mhartfab.wixsite.com/benchmark-rc but just not soliciting them here. Hopefully I can also complete our web site which will have a purchase link direct too.

I want to thank all who have purchased our stuff and the order response is overwhelming.. A good kind of hurt!!
We should have an aircraft kit on the market by Summer and plenty of new items to choose from.
Once again thank you for your business.
Sincerely,
Michael Hicks ( alias Bazzboe)
779-243-9964
Posted by Bazzboe | May 14, 2018 @ 11:32 AM | 3,795 Views
Just wanted to give a heads up on new pilot creations completed & whats coming available within the next month.
Foamie scale.... WW 1 & WWII German, American, British busts (completed)
1/12 scale Jet pilot (completed)
1/9th scale Jet pilot (completed)
1/5th scale WWII American - Navy & Marine ( bust and full body- completed)
1/4th scale WWI Bust ( completed)

Pending:
WWII 1/6th scale American, Japanese , German- bust and full body
1/5th scale "new look" American , Japanese, British, & German-bust and full body
1/5th scale Civilian Male & Female -bust & full body
40% aerobatic pilot- Male bust
Posted by Bazzboe | Mar 31, 2018 @ 10:56 PM | 3,609 Views
I am putting together a catalog of all our pilots and stuff we are selling . I will make it available real soon so that you have it at your finger tips and don't have to go search all over the internet to find it. If you want one please send me an email request straight to [email protected]
Thanks, Mike
Benchmark R/C sales.
Posted by Bazzboe | Mar 12, 2018 @ 10:41 AM | 3,908 Views
Our pilot figures are hand-sculpted and designed to be works of art. Even though 3-D printing is amazing technology, it has diminished true artistry and has and will put many talented artisans out of business. I agree 3-D printing works wonders with industrial and mechanical engineering applications... and more power to it for that. But as for me and my colleagues, there is nothing more satisfying or gratifying than to scan an image with our brains and transfer it to our hands and create our art. When we create a piece of art ,the artist leaves a part of their soul in its creation...There is a life in it. Digital rendering and printing in art try to be too perfect and actually create sterility. Help us to keep promoting true hands-on artistry...and the teaching and exploring of art to all who wish to try.
Posted by Bazzboe | Feb 21, 2018 @ 11:39 PM | 3,807 Views
Welcome to my Blog,
I wanted to let everyone know (and especially those with current orders pending ). I have finally joined forces with several local organizations in the Evansville Indiana area to offer job assistance and employment to disabled Veterans, and special needs people.....and soon an ex-offender program to give them a restart into society. I will oversee the quality control of all our products , and with my management staff will continue to grow and offer you new and exciting thing in the future. I am adamantly opposed to the way America has chose to give China 90% of our production rights . This industry is no exception and a major contributor to that.I have nothing against China ...but more the American way of farming out everything for the cheap buck.
There are those (mostly disabled Veterans) , who would love to have opportunities to work and have purpose again ...and have a place available to accommodate them when they have special needs and requirements. They gave their lives for us in service for our country... why not give them ours back.
We are just starting to roll...FINALLY! So we ask for patience as we develop the "how to's and the where for's"...and grow this ministry into an amazing adventure.
If you would like toknow more about us please, drop us a note and we will send information.