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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
TDR Innovations
Posted by del austin on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:49 PM

Has anyone ever dealt with TDR Innovations? http://www.tdrcatalog.com/servlet/StoreFront

I stumbled accross their web-site and am interested in some of their products. As they are somewhat pricey I would like to know who I am dealing with before placing an order. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    August, 2009
Posted by topher5150 on Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:27 AM

I just spent $100 with them so hopefully I don't get bit in the @$$ LOL.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33410244@N04/sets/
  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:45 PM

Let me know how it works out for you. I would love to place an order, but with the price of their stuff I want to make sure that I will get my order! Too many bad experiences in the past Black Eye

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    March, 2017
Posted by rudyh on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:38 AM

i'm collecting inventory from them and doing all the cleaning aspect to individually store by scale and catagory. while manipulating a 1/16th scale ardun head, i cracked it. i glued back with some ca and the bond was really good. look at the parts closely so you can see where a piece might be fragile. the detail i incredible! the way heads or instance, fit to blocks, most engine parts have bolt holes with dimples to carefully drill out for detailed nuts/bolts. the're expensive...my budget is for a little something now and then. but it's awesome stuff! rudyh

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:03 AM

Interesting site. Their stuff looks very nice. Many of the parts are 3D printed, subcontracted out to Shapeways to TDRs own files. The interesting bit here is that any part that is created in a printable file can be printed in any scale you wish. The price seems high, though. Understandable perhaps since a production worthy printer is very expensive, but the process is very much less labour intensive than resin casting and the materials are cheaper as well, so I would hope to see the prices drop drastically once the technology becomes much more mainstream in our hobby.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, June 12, 2017 4:14 PM

I bought the TDR eleanor. hard to build, lots of sanding required to remove stepping lines in the bodywork. need to make all your own hinges. Also need to make your own chassis. photos here

http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/aussiemuscle308/library/Model%20Cars/Gone%20in%20Sixty%20Seconds%202000/TDR%20Eleanor

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:37 AM

That is rougher than I would have expected. I have some limited experience with 3D printing and the products that can be created. This is not what I would have expected from a high end machine, and yet the costs are consistent with high end work.

It looks like it would have been less work to modify an AMT Mustang/Shelby kit. Nonetheless, it is all steps in the right direction.

Thanks for posting.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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