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Never order from Scale Repros Plus.........
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:13 PM
I just recieved a BBC pro mod engine from scale repros plus and this is the quality I get for $20.SoapBox

Trust me I'm getting my money back on this dealAngry




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Posted by kevracer on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:19 PM
I looked at some of those pictures for a long time before I could really recognize what they are supposed to be. Some of those shots resemble food left too long in the refrigerator, not model parts. Thanks for the info!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:20 PM
Wow...that's pretty bad...
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:39 PM
what is the 2nd photo of? it looks like a resin loaf of bread. thanks for the heads up on the poor quality of product. how can anybody even think of sending something so horrible looking out ? keep us posted on the refund situation. good luck
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:43 PM
The first pic is of the engine block
2nd: the supercharger, unbelievable huh....
3rd: some peice of the oiling system
4th. one of the cylinder heads, this is probably the nicest peice from the package.



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Posted by FreightTrain on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:47 PM
WOW!!! thats realllly bad! geeez! Angry I hope they have a really darn good explanation for this cause they are off my list. Please do let us know how this problem was corrected. Sorry, you had a bad one there and I had my share of bad ones too. Keep us posted ok? Thanks for letting us know about it! Dead geezz!
Jeff
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 6:52 PM
I just got done emailing detail master about. Scale Repros sales their products through DM. I'm surpised they would even back up selling an item this bad. I'm pretty sure they'll refund my order.
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Posted by big sully on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:06 PM
Thanks for the heads up Stingray. How can any one, "with any self respect" , take money for these pcs. of junk. Wish you luck on getting your money back
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Posted by FreightTrain on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:08 PM
I think both of these companys are members of this forum. I know the Detail Master people are good folks and I have got a few items from Scale Repro but they were in a excellent condition when I got them not like the way yours was.. thats really bad! That stuff you got looks like some 5 year old packed it or somebody that didn't even care.
Jeff
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:13 PM
Wow, those pieces are absolute CRAP! Keep us informed on the outcome on this situation.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:39 PM
Holy moley thats bad. If they can get off charging $20 for that, I'm going to start selling pieces of chewed chewing gum for $15.
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Posted by jneace40 on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:47 PM
Looks like they sent you cheeseDinner
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 7:48 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jneace40

Looks like they sent you cheeseDinner

LaughLaugh I still can't get over this. I've never seen resin that bad.
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Posted by 1320wayne on Monday, October 03, 2005 8:52 PM
Stingray, that stuff is pretty bad. I have purchased from Scale Repros before and it was nothing like this. It was quality stuff.
Before everyone goes off and breaks out the noose wait and see what their explanation was and what they do to correct the issue. Honestly, it looks as if these were defects that probably made it into the wrong pile.
If this be the case there is still no excuse for shipping out something as bad as that but people shouldn't react so negatively until you know the whole story.
Stingray, let us know what the outcome is and if they are a reputable company they should make good on this. If not, then everyone should cross them off their lists.
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Posted by lscrima on Monday, October 03, 2005 8:55 PM
WOW! I never realized four week old tofu could be used to mold parts. Talk about surface finish. Just by looking at it I could tell it was in scale. What that scale it is, is anyone's guess. Twenty bucks? Stuff like that should sell for twice that. Only if shipping is free and they include a fifty dollar bill with every order.

Those aren't pinholes. They are rebored oil way passages in the upper heads.
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Posted by Gerard on Monday, October 03, 2005 9:02 PM
Can't be any blunter than saying those parts are unadulterated crap. I hope to hell you got 'em because their quality control person had smoked a joint on their lunch break, and not that it represents ongoing quality policy.
Thanks for the head's-up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 9:26 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 1320wayne

Stingray, that stuff is pretty bad. I have purchased from Scale Repros before and it was nothing like this. It was quality stuff.
Before everyone goes off and breaks out the noose wait and see what their explanation was and what they do to correct the issue. Honestly, it looks as if these were defects that probably made it into the wrong pile.
If this be the case there is still no excuse for shipping out something as bad as that but people shouldn't react so negatively until you know the whole story.
Stingray, let us know what the outcome is and if they are a reputable company they should make good on this. If not, then everyone should cross them off their lists.


Well was kind of skeptical of their resin parts to begin with. They have pictures of all their turned aluminum items on the site but the there isn't a single pic of one their resin products, maybe due to the fact that there resin products aren't that good. I have to say there turned aluminum stuff looks good though.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 03, 2005 9:30 PM
But still as I re read what I said, they sell their stuff through detail master. Why would Detail Master back up such a lousy product? Thats just not like them
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Posted by FreightTrain on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 12:21 AM
The only orders that I placed with Scale Repro were their aluminum parts and I was very happy with the parts and I had never order any resin parts from them before. Iam sure that Detail Master is not aware of this problem and perhaps even Scale Repro themselves either cause its hard to imagine a company would be crazy enough to shoot themselves in the foot selling stuff like that!. Like I said in my 1st post, theres got to be a good explaination for this and I sure do hope your problem gets some fast attention from those people. Its prolly just one of those freak human errors that does happen every now and then.
Jeff
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Posted by lordairgtar on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 12:28 AM
Looks like they were trying to extend the life of their molds.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:37 AM
As most of you know, I've been dealing with resin kits, and accessory conversion parts big time as of late. I have delt with Detail Master before and have always been satisfied with the products they offer and represent. I have never purchased anything made by Scale Repros Plus....and after seeing these photos, thank the Lord I haven't! It will be interesting to see what their reply is to your concern, and how they handle it. Stingray69, many "kadoo's" to you for posting this imformation and photos for us. I will reserve final judgement until they have a chance to respond. However, AFX Resin, MCW, Modelhaus, and especially Ross Gibson Engine's are looking better every day! [:0]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:27 AM
You sure those parts weren't made by TKM? No matter, they are not even recognizable...... whoever would actually pack and ship them has no conscience
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Posted by JakeCouture on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 11:00 AM
1320, thank you for your level head. People do make mistakes, and until SR+ has a chance to explain themselves, let's call off the lynch mob, eh?

I had courted a large customer a few years ago and was doing the first of what promised to be many projects with them. Every month they gave 25 employees a certificate for extraordinary service, and I was framing them all. When my frame-maker built the frames, his usually perfect corners looked like hell. The blade on the saw was probably just dull and he was hurrying. When I saw the pieces all framed up and in the box, I wrote "All F-ed Up!" on the box and put it back in the woodshop. Unfortunately, when the frame-maker came in the next morning and saw the box sitting out, he thought I needed him to deliver them to the new, important client. When I realized the box was missing, I was horrified. And when I realized it had been delivered, I was even more horrified. Shortly after he got back from making the drop, I got a call from the president of the company they went to, saying we would never be working together again. He said the pieces looked terrible. He said the quality of work was unacceptible. He said we were irresponsible for delivering such a terrible product. And he said it was most reprehensible that we did so knowing the product was garbage. "What do you mean, sir?" I asked. And he told me that right there on the box, it said the frames were "all f-ed up."

The moral of the story is everybody makes mistakes, and these parts could have been shipped out for any number of reasons. Cut them some slack until you know the whole story.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 3:17 PM
Great news Detail Master said they'll take it back and I'll get a 100% refund.
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Posted by lordairgtar on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 3:38 PM
Eyelevel, how come you didn't attempt to explain what happened to save that customer. I would have told the story just as you did here, plus I would have been on the phone first warning the customer about the bad product, and could they send it back to be replaced for a discount of course. Also , how come the frame builder didn't realize the awful work. As an artist myself, I would have not let that continue even if I was in a hurry. I also would have fired his a##.

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Posted by FreightTrain on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 7:19 PM
Very interesting story Eyeleveleast!! and interesting reply airtgar! Same here.
Stingray, Glad to hear you are getting a refund! Thumbs Up However, I really need to know if those sorry pieces of resin is what this company is really selling us?? Is this normal? or just a honest mistake? I still cant decide to take them off the list or not. Thanks.
Jeff
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:11 PM
It might have been an honest mistake, but every peice had terrible casting and was just crude. The thing that has me really thinking is on their page on Detail Master's website they posted pics of all their turned aluminum stuff but every resin peice had no pic. Could it be because their resin quality is bad and they don't want you to see pics before you buy, I don't know?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 06, 2005 3:42 PM
Hey Stingray, I'm glad to hear that you had a satisfactory customer experience with Detail Master. Its a top drawer operation and the owner is completely honest. I am a graphic designer by trade and have a pretty good handle on what quality is expected by the customer. Polyurethane resin is a hygronemous substance and will absorb moisture from the air. From these photos it looks as though the resin has absorbed its fair share, which results in an Aero Bar-like consistency. The odd bubble is hard to avoid, but yikes, these images...

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