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#41 Chuck Most

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:45 PM

You'll need to do a bit more cleanup than, say, a Modelhaus piece, but they're very good quality, especially for the price.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

You can't beat the price on the Flintstone bodies and I have a few, although when I get to use them is another story. Jimmy's a good guy and has a lot of interesting bodies available. I might even see him at the club meeting tomorrow night.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

Flintstone bodies might be a little thicker than some of the higher dollar kits, but they are good castings.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

The one and only thing I bought of his I was very disappointed in. The body was under scale and when I contacted them about it I pretty much got the brush off, I will think long and hard before I buy anything from them again.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

Some of his stuff is betweene the very best, and some are not that great.
Most of his later additions to his list are very good, but some of his oldest stuff are not.

Generally I'm agree that You can't beat his quality when compared to price. I have several of his castings, and I'm going to buy more.

If You are going to buy from him, it might be faster to order from Model Empire. They have a big stock of his castings, and most often deliver faster then when You order directly.
This might be due too them beeing his biggest customer, and they are wall, to wall, knowing each other well. Prices are the same.

#46 Steven Zimmerman

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

I buy 2 or 3 bodies from Jimmy every time I see him. His quality is good, his prices are very reasonable, and his offerings cover a wide spectrum of topics....'Z'

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:35 PM

Plus, at the shows, he sells them for as cheap as 10 bucks a pop!!! Saw his IH delivery truck last sunday, it was only 30 bucks there, he said to use the 55/57 Chevy pick up frames to finish it. It was a VERY nice casting!!!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

Thanks, how long does it take to get the kits from him (I am talking about older kits).

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:59 AM

Thanks, how long does it take to get the kits from him (I am talking about older kits).


Check with Model Empire. They probably have it in stock, and ship out fast. Flintstone might have to cast it first, then You might be finding Your self in a que.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

You'll need to do a bit more cleanup than, say, a Modelhaus piece, but they're very good quality, especially for the price.

I agree.
Delivery when i ordered directly was about two weeks (!) over seas.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:39 AM

I have a few Flintstone resin bodies that I have bought off of Ebay and they're pretty darned nice. His '60 Chevy sedan delivery and the '60 Impala wagon are not perfectly accurate but the quality is still good as far as appearance and outright quality goes. The sadan delivery has El Camino doors that whoever made the master never bothered to correct and the back end of the Nomad needs some imagination. I'm going to order a '60 Nomad from Tom Coolidge at Promolite given that he has fixed the booboo's and his a clone of the original Craftsman Nomad. I may try one of Jimmy's complete kits - maybe the '58 Chevy sedan delivery. I am never worried when I buy one of his products and i already have a sedan delivery body of his but I want one with the proper interior rather than one that I have to make from scratch. Just my opinion.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:59 PM

The one and only thing I bought of his I was very disappointed in. The body was under scale and when I contacted them about it I pretty much got the brush off, I will think long and hard before I buy anything from them again.


Underscale? I'm curious what body you bought.....

#53 Chuck Most

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

Steve Kohler at STAR Models also stocks Jimmy's stuff, and when you order from Steve you'll normally get your stuff within a week's time if he has it in stock.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:58 PM

Now I wasn't aware of Jimmy doing any monster bodies . His work is good and for the most part , reliable . Sure , there is some "Clean Up to do ". Still, I would buy most any Jim Flinstone body if it's something I can relate to.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

has anyone ordered from jimmy what is his service like very worried shopping online when i pay for something i like to have it in my hands

 



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

Jimmie has good stuff. I have built a few of his pieces. Some needed a little refining but built into nice examples.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

As far as the product or the person you have no reason to worry with Jimmy Flintstone. He's basically one of the founding fathers of the resin cast model car sector. And you don't get old by being a fool. ;) 



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Jimmy is a great guy to deal with.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

Jimmy is one of the few after market guys who knows how to do so as a real business with volume.  His bodies are low priced, and as such do need more clean up work than say a Modelhaus kit.  But it's all in the pricing.  As far as ordering from him, I'm sure you will be treated right!

 

BTW,  Jimmy Flintstone is a vendor at NNL East on April 20th!  See him there.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

I hear Jimmy Flintstone bodies are extremely thick.  Never saw one, just heard it.