Hello and welcome!Just joined. wanted to comment on the resin v diecast thread, it is very old. I would have started a new thread but cannot find where and how to do that. My post needs editing. Sorry for the rough draft erors, cannot find a way to edit. I stumbled across this site and I think there is a lot of value for the diecast collector.. Glad to have joined.
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Some great insight into the "how it's made" part of it, good to know!I have worked in tool and die. High quality resin is ABS. acrylic butyl styrate. The industry does not advertise the real reason fro resin models. The molds can be made out of aluminum rather than the heat treated H13 steel needed for diecast. The tooling cost for aluminum molds can be 33% of steel. My problem with resin. You made it at a great savings. Why not pass the savings on to the collector? Outsized profits. I guess I know to much, but they cannot sell me a seale body plastic model car for $200.
And I agree the savings should passed on to us collectors, but you know, (bad) consumer habits is what dictate the prices, unfortunatelly.