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#1 OFFLINE   Jon Mopar

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Anyone know who makes custom resin models?? I stumbled across a few one-offs...and it got me to thinking, who's making them? I'd love to get a few done.
I ran out of space long ago, but that hasn't stopped me! :rolleyes:

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#2 OFFLINE   thebigmacmoomin

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:01 PM

Didnt know anybody did.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

View PostJon Mopar, on 15 March 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

who's making them? I'd love to get a few done.

Me too

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

For example:

http://diecast-custo.../leistungen.htm
http://www.legende-m...gue2/index.html

or contact Uli Nowak: http://www.modellbau.../shop/index.php
He doesn't have body kits in his shop but he can do nearly everything on demand. It's all about the price...  :rolleyes:
I asked him to copy my hand-built Wiesmann MF5 two years ago and he was very kind and helpful, nice guy!
But ~500$ for building the silicon mold + ~30$ for every single resin shot (25-30pcs. are possible from one mold before it's worn) were definetely too much for me.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

I contacted them for some info :) thank you

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

as far as i know there are people who repaint resins uniquely but customs i guess just the guys above.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

thanks for the info guys. I wonder if he speaks english??

There's a fellow on ebay selling what I can only assume are one-offs. Both resin and clear bodies

I know these dont exist in diecast or plastic form. They are just a few examples...run of the mill cars, but none the less

....Nissan Maxima
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Dodge Ram Wagon
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chevy tracker
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Edited by Jon Mopar, 18 March 2013 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

You should consider purchasing kits and having them sent to the builder..From there, you can customize as much as your imagination and wallet can run...

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

One of them responded me and said the approx. price is EUR 3000

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

View PostDiego Villavicencio, on 18 March 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

One of them responded me and said the approx. price is EUR 3000

WTF BOOM!?!?!?!?!?! i can get a very very very very used and beat up but functional 1:1 porsche for that money!!!!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

View PostDiego Villavicencio, on 18 March 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

One of them responded me and said the approx. price is EUR 3000

That doesn't surprise me granted that there will be many custom, scratch built parts...world-class 1/43 builders command those prices...

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

hehehe good luck with resin guys....hope you have deep deep pockets cause that's the cost for a one-off. Sometime you should try playing with resin molds just to see how much of bugger it is. I tried it once while following the instructions of others who used it regularly.....a bloody mess that's for sure. Jimmy Flintstone molds are amazing but for 1/24 scale but they do impressive work but you have to know how to work with the molds for the final details....check out the site sometime. http://www.jimmyflintstonestudios.com/
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:26 PM

3000 euros I can replace my collection with there high end versions and still have money to spend on getting a bunch of styrene sheets and build the car I want (oh wait I am). Can't be that hard to make a few car bodies

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

Ask Phatboi "Mark".  He has had some done by a German guy.  The Ferrari cars on his sig/banner are those made by the custom builder.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

wow, $3k....wouldn't be happening. $500 would be the absolute top of my mark, and even that is steep
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

View PostJon Mopar, on 19 March 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

wow, $3k....wouldn't be happening. $500 would be the absolute top of my mark, and even that is steep

It's in EUR  :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

Just count the hours you put into modifying a model. Multiply that by a resonable hour rate. Add taxes. You'd be surpriced what a modest mod would cost. 3000 euro for a custom made, scratch built one off isn't that crazy. A lot of money, no doubt.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

$3k euros would be about $3900 USD. And although I don't know what the going hourly rate for a model-builder....I know $4k into a REAL car can get you a fair bit of value for your money. A  uilt, ported and  polished, balanced and blueprinted engine can run $4k. A nice custom paint job $4k. Heck, if you get the labour cheap enough, you can do a mild restoration on an old car for $4k.

many automotive body shops charge $20 an hour for labour....so if you're paying for labour, that would mean close to 200 hours went into that resin model?? Even if you take out taxes etc out, it still seems steep. I was a bodyshop detailer, so I know this much.

I agree that you pay for labour, but this seems high...especially for a skilled modeler.

Edited by Jon Mopar, 21 March 2013 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:58 AM

My girl drives an Alfa Romeo Giulia Super (1971) for 7 years now. We bought is for 4k Euro. Heck, the first Volvo 245 (decent looking) I got for 850 euro, put new tires, windscreenwipers and a timing belt on it. 3 years and 60k km later sold it for 600 because a shocker was gone.

A general garage or body shop would charge somewhere between 50 and 65 euro ex VAT. That is in Hollland. Germany would be aboout the same. Belgium, France and Italy are probably a bit cheaper.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

View Postmmc, on 18 March 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:

Ask Phatboi "Mark".  He has had some done by a German guy.  The Ferrari cars on his sig/banner are those made by the custom builder.

None of his models are completely built from scratch. All have been modded heavily with resin transkits, using diecast model as base.
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