I just wanted to pipe in that i think it's cool everyone pooling together against a rip caster.
I had a much different experience, which is why i've been silent on those who are copying my stuff.
On a facebook group, someone had posted photos of my work and where he'd gotten it.. and someone posted "that's awesome!, i'm going to make resin copies of it!"... and the thread continued.. not a single person piping up and calling them out on it.. (i didn't say anything because i wanted to see where the thread would go)
Low and behold a few weeks later, that same person loudly proclaiming they were going to copy my part.. has a freshly cast copy of it.. and now they are selling them.
the thing that bums me out? Is that people heap on the compliments on the poorly cast copy being used, and few even mention the original that the copy was made from.
It makes me wonder why i would ever want to invest that kind of time and money again to make something else that is just going to be copied and thrown aside?
I don't really feel like being the R&D division for rip casters.
It played a big part in me abandoning R&D for anything new in 1:24th that was castable.. and switching to full kits in 1:64 at a price point that even a rip caster would lose money on.