Q: Do you have a Facebook page?
A: We have a Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/rubiconmodels.
We have a Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/RubiconModelsCommunity.
Q: How are the shipping charges calculated?
A: Our shipping rates are calculated by using standard US Postal Service and/or UPS rate tables from our shipping location (Burlington, MA USA) to your address.
For international shipments, duties and taxes may be incurred locally and are not included in our shipping charges.
While some model kit manufacturers still use polystyrene (PS/HIPS plastic), we choose ABS over PS. ABS combines the strength and rigidity of acrylonitrile and styrene polymers with the toughness of polybutadiene rubber. While the cost of producing ABS is roughly twice the cost of producing polystyrene, it is considered superior for its hardness, gloss, toughness, and electrical insulation properties. Most important of all, ABS had less impact on the environment. Discarded polystyrene does not biodegrade for hundreds of years and is resistant to photolysis.
There are sporadic reports that some plastic cements don’t work on our products... which might be true because customers are using the wrong type of cement. Liquid cements that we bought for testing work well with our kits. Most liquid cement are now PS/ABS compatible, except for a few ones using older solvent formulas. Ask your hobby store to recommend a glue for you!