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#41 Yahshu

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Here's what I know.......

 

Ron Cash passed away several years ago. His wife sold his remaining inventory on _bay a couple of years ago. He was from the Cleveland area. Maybe someone in that area has the masters. By this time any molds would have aged to the point of being useless.

 

 

Ron's wife was still selling off Ron's products up until late last year, I managed to get one of Ron's 41 Willy's panel vans, very nice casting.



#42 Greg Myers

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:42 AM

 Here's a few Mini Exotics

 

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Where did these molds end up? I thought these were a going concern. Guess I should of bought em when I saw em. I missed their Ferrari Breadvan, Cobra Super Coupe and a few others. Neat stuff.



#43 Casey

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:11 AM

Accu-Pro's Dodge extended cab pickup and shortbox bed conversion, with the dually bed option parts shown packaged separately:

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

Took me almost 2 years (or even more) to convince R & R to caste it again. I got one copy for me at that time....
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Sniper:
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*edit by Casey* - related topic here: http://www.modelcars...60113&hl=sniper



#45 Von Don Koolkat

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

If not enough people buy the kits and parts, they quit business. I think the Modelhaus is the only one that can make a living at it. Snooze ya lose.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:39 AM

Where did these molds end up? I thought these were a going concern. Guess I should of bought em when I saw em. I missed their Ferrari Breadvan, Cobra Super Coupe and a few others. Neat stuff.

     From what I recall 'bout R&D Unique (the guy that did the Blue Boxed Mini Exotics and last runs of Curbside Dioramics <sp?> along with one or two other lines) is he had some problems and planned on returning to production once things were cleared up. Well it's been a few years now.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

I have this Dodge extended cab. I remember when it was available, people were avoiding it because the roof is not correct. It slopes down at the rear whereas the real truck has a roof that levels out, flat.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

If not enough people buy the kits and parts, they quit business. I think the Modelhaus is the only one that can make a living at it. Snooze ya lose.

 

The usual cycle of a resin company... someone learns to cast to do a project.  Friends ask for copies.  They tell their friends. Next thing you know you are a manufacturer.  Many people place large orders.  Caster under estimates how much time and money the products really cost him, so he makes little money.  Orders pile up and caster gets over whelmed,  takes a lot of grief from waiting public and goes out of business.  

 

The big quandary of the resin casting business is that there is much more demand than time to make the product.  They go out of business because they can't keep up with the orders. Most guys try to do this after their full time job and it just gets out of hand quickly. The few people who are good business folks have made a long term success of the business.  Part of this is having a real place to do the work. I can think of a few casters that have suffered health problems because of the chemicals. I know of a few that got shut down by local officials for the chemicals in a residence.  There are strict health codes regarding the handling, storage and breathing of resins.  Even the scrap product needs to be disposed of as hazardous material.  In short, to do this correctly and in quantity, you will have a factory with employees, rent, utilities, insurance... the full enchilada! 


Edited by Tom Geiger, 12 March 2013 - 08:57 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

The really sad part is everyone suffers. I know an individual in this neck of the woods that's been in and out of business several times through the last decade. Looking at the many other aspects Tom mentions above everyone suffers.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Ron Cash White cab over.

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

'84 GMC "Fall Guy" longbed conversion for the MPC kit from Scale Production:

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

Ron Cash White cab over.

 

 

 

Does Ron have a website to check out what stuff he has?...



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Does Ron have a website to check out what stuff he has?...

 

 

Here's what I know.......

 

Ron Cash passed away several years ago.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

'84 GMC "Fall Guy" longbed conversion for the MPC kit from Scale Production:

 

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It would be nice to be able to get on one of these



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

 

Does Ron have a website to check out what stuff he has?...

His wife had some cabs left in Toledo last fall.They were just the cabs nothing else to go with them. 



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

here is a '32 smoothie cash molding

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

We should mention rocketfin.com's 'site, too, which still lists and shows a bunch of OOP resin cast items:

 

http://www.rocketfin...cars-trucks.cfm



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

What happened to Mad Dog Resin?



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

What happened to Mad Dog Resin?

 

I don't know, but rocketfin has some pics of some of Mad Dog Models' offerings.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

What happened to Mad Dog Resin?

 

The owner died some time ago.