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cars i want but can't seem to find
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:14 AM
i'm pretty particular about the cars i drive, as well as the model cars i build, and there are several cars that i really like but can't seem to find a plastic model of. the main ones i've been looking for are:

'61 chrysler newport or windsor
'63 ford galaxie
'73, '74, or '77 volvo station wagon
'57 cadillac
'50 or '51 studebaker (any bullet nose model)
'58 pontiac bonneville
'60 plymouth belvedere, savoy, or fury
and an old duesenberg town car

if anyone knows where to find any of these kits, please email me at mrfloyded@netscape.net thank you.
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Posted by roadhawg on Sunday, January 25, 2004 8:21 AM
63 ford shouldnt be that difficult. the others sound like they probably available in resin but prob forget about the volvo.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 2:39 PM
I have an AMT kit# 6501 63 Ford Galaxie 500 Prestige Series model sealed. If interested e-mail me at my94teg@earthlink.net

Bobby
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:08 PM
where might one look to find resin models?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:13 PM
Check out www.modelroundup.com they have 2 galaxies. A conv.
and a hardtop. Both AMT. One of them is expensive as heck, can't remember
which one. Stoney
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 5:34 PM
i didn't see the not-expensive galaxie, only the $50 police car
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 8:05 PM

Go to the link I gave you and once you are on the page look to the left and click
Catalog: Models and Accessories. Then scroll down and click Models:
Current & Out of Production. Then scroll down to the correct year.
You can't miss it. Stoney
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Posted by roadhawg on Sunday, January 25, 2004 8:08 PM
ebay- item #3171097592

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 11:48 PM
ahh, thank you much.
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Posted by roadhawg on Monday, January 26, 2004 12:54 PM
the modelhaus has several 61 chrysler versions, a 56 caddie, the 58 bonneville, and the 60 plymouth, but these are resin kits and are more pricey that traditional plastic kits. however, sometimes its the only way to get a particular car. does this help?
oops almost forgot the link....
http://www.modelhaus.com

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 26, 2004 10:29 PM
thank you sooo much. they are expensive, but the chrysler and the bonneville are pretty important cars for me to have
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Posted by roadhawg on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 6:59 PM
youre welcome. and if you need help on working with resin, we are all here!

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 6:45 PM
okay, good to know. is it much different than working with polystirene?
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Posted by roadhawg on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 7:50 PM
not really, main thing is to wash parts very well and use superglue or epoxy. regular styrene glue wont work. i will say that if you are building your first resin kit, you couldnt do any better than the modelhaus. they are the top of the line in my opinion.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 29, 2004 2:36 AM
any idea why resin models cost so much more? i don't think the material is that expensive
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Posted by ThomasA3D on Thursday, January 29, 2004 3:07 AM
Resins are only produced in limited numbers.
Injection molded polystyrene kits are made with specialised (and very expensive) tooling, but its used for very large quantities, keeping the cost per kit down.
Resins are typically made by one man, with one mold and one kit at the time...
So its not the material, but the production method thats causing the large price gap.

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Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 29, 2004 4:32 AM
oh, i get it. would you say the quality is worth the price?
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Posted by ThomasA3D on Thursday, January 29, 2004 4:41 AM
I have never bought a resin body myself, but AFAIK most bodys hold a very high quality.
The thing with resin kits is that it is most times the ONLY way te get a specific model, so if you want the exact make/model/year you might not have any other choice.
I would stay with polystyrene as long as possible though, since I know the material and it is easier to work with (AFAIK).

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Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
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Posted by roadhawg on Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:39 PM
ThomasA3D is correct, quite often resin is the only way way to get certain cars. i`ve made resin parts for myself is it really is time consuming, so while it may seem expensive, its a bargain for the effort that was put into it. and again i say that resin is not difficult to work with, just different adhesives. any well known resin caster like modelhaus has quality stuff. and most of their kits are complete, requiring no doner kit, i believe.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 30, 2004 12:22 AM
yeah, it looked like the kits i was loking at didn't include engines. is it possible to buy engines alone or do i need to buy whole models with the right engine?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 30, 2004 12:26 AM
I've built quite a few Modelhouse kits. They are an excellent kit to start with. The fit and completeness of the kits are fantastic! I prefer to assemble the resins with clear automotive silicone. It holds well, yet can be seperated later, they can also be cleaned up easily with just a wipe , or trimmed with an X-Acto and peeled off. I have worked with a few other makers and must caution you, some of the bodies will have fit problems and need to have either the bodies sanded on the inside, or shave the chassis. A few pieces I've purchased that didn'tend up matching any interiors or chassis. One kit I nearly purchased didn't even have chrome orglass available from anywhere! Still, if you want it, you get it where you can. Good Luck and enjoy WOLF
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Posted by roadhawg on Friday, January 30, 2004 11:02 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mrfloyded

yeah, it looked like the kits i was loking at didn't include engines. is it possible to buy engines alone or do i need to buy whole models with the right engine?
it really depends on your kitbashing skills. here is one i built about 10 years ago.....

this is a resin body with a kitbashed chassis from amt 66 nova. usually a lot of resin kits come without an engine and are meant to be built curbside, or promo style. if you want full engine detail, you must use a "doner" kit. you can get some engines seperatley but not many. on the other hand, ive seen plenty of beautiful built resin models without the engine detail. unless you just have to have engine detail,i would seriously consider just building the kit the way it comes. focus on things like paint and chrome trim. does this make any sense?

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 30, 2004 11:34 PM
yeah it does accually, and i think i just realized what they meant at the modelhaus webpage by "hood molded in". i was too stuck in the styrene mindset to consider that maybe they didn't even include an engine compartment
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Posted by Drackopolis on Saturday, January 31, 2004 12:45 AM
I'm still waiting for my resin kits, lol.

Going on a month now and may be awhile longer for my Jimmy Flintstone kits.

I ordered the Cadillac Hearse, the Batmobile, and a Gran Torino. all of which have to wait for a minimum order before they are produced.

I have only worked on one resin kit to date. The Horizon Mach 5 which by the way is a terrible kit in my opinion, and way over priced.
I am having to reshape alot of the body to make it accurate and that just sucks, lol.
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Posted by camaroman on Saturday, January 31, 2004 6:58 AM
Drack you are in for a treat when you do get those Flintstones. They are great AND inexpensive. camaroman
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Posted by roadhawg on Saturday, January 31, 2004 3:18 PM
yeah, flintstone stuff is good, but you need a doner kit for them, they`re body only. i built a sci-fi resin of Gerry Andersons Supercar made by lunar models, i think, and it was a nightmare. but i still say modelhaus kits are as good as plastic kits.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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