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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:11 AM

Seriously.... is that the dude's real name? Okay, maybe James Flinstone. But really, I'm curious!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:13 PM

I thought it was Dr. Flintbone!!! B) ;) ;)

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:24 PM

I'm sworn to secrecy........ :P

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:51 PM

Good thing he doesn't post here. He'd get lynched for not using his real name :P ;)

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:28 AM

Nope ... it's James Coulliard, I believe.

It appears you are correct, Ken. I bought some stuff from JF today and paid via Pay Pal, and the name "James Coulliard" appeared. Huh. "James Coulliard". Sounds rather dignified, does it not?

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:57 AM

Here's the thing about Jimmy. I have been hanging around the edges of the model car aftermarket since it began and Jimmy is definitely one of the most honest and
straight-shooting guys in the biz. Take that to the bank.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:03 PM

Regarless of his name , the bodies he has sent to me have always been first rate . Ive always been real happy with them except when will he realize he needs to do a tail light and a licence plate bracket for the 55-7 Chevrolet panels and Surburbans . Ed Shaver

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 02:53 PM

Regarless of his name , the bodies he has sent to me have always been first rate . Ive always been real happy with them except when will he realize he needs to do a tail light and a licence plate bracket for the 55-7 Chevrolet panels and Surburbans . Ed Shaver

Agreed. He also needs to correct the beck of the body where the rear fenders end. The 1:1 rolls around the corners much like te upper body does, rather than the "fins" that are on the castings. Other than that, they are exellent bodies. I'm working on a 'Burb and a Panel from him myself. I plan on correcting the 'Burb, and customizing the Panel with Cameo taillights.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:03 AM

Here's the thing about Jimmy. I have been hanging around the edges of the model car aftermarket since it began and Jimmy is definitely one of the most honest and
straight-shooting guys in the biz. Take that to the bank.


Unlike that other guy... what's his name? Andy Martin? :P :P :blink:
I hear he's some kind of aardvark, or something.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

Jimmy is a kool guy, and we get good resin at a great price!

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Possibility of the "split personality" type? :blink:

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Hmmmm... can't you just smell that fresh resin? :P

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Now you gotta wipe that nose print off your screen!!! :huh: :D

Last photo courtesy our own Pat Redmond!

Edited by Spyder, 24 March 2010 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

Let's be fair. Jimmy's products tend to need work. I have found myself spending a few hours of prep for any Flintstone body (of course I'm anal) due to the uneven interior casting. BUT, for the price, you get more than you pay for. His selection is quite wide and his style seems to fit mine. I'd love to see him at a show until I had to pay the bill. In looking at that last picture I can see at least ten bodies I'd have to buy and about ten more I'd debate on. At ten dollars each, they're a great bargain. I know of other resin casters who charge three times the price and their product is not as nice.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:36 AM

Could be low overhead...
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:59 AM

Could be low overhead...
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Not much overhead on that other guy in the photo ...

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

I have two of his bodies.

The '06 Trans-Am Concept trans kit and the '70 something Charger Pro-Mod. The Trans am kit is nice very little flash or pin holes. The Charger is a nother story. The hood is to samll and has huge gaps and there is a large bit of resin inside one of the rear wheel wells.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

Not much overhead on that other guy in the photo ...


Is the other guy in the pic flashing gang sighns?

I have the 6 firebird also, first time dealing with resin, with the great shape the parts came in it sure won't be my last purchase from Jimmy.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:23 PM

actually, one of his bodys is/has gotten me back building after about a 5 year layoff...i've had this body for a while, got it in Toledo a hunnert years ago and just sat on the bench..painted a couple colors by this pic..i was messin with the sepia on the camera...so, just started a parts pac Caddy, one thing led to another, and now it's about 1-2 hrs worth of work to be done...anyway...

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oh yeah, it's in on the workbench as 25/34...

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:55 AM

Jimmy is a cheesehead...which means craftmanship, real prices, fairness and its been made already.....Great prices!!!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:09 AM

I think it's him that offers the '53 Pontiac sedan delivery. That one is on my "gotta-get-it" list. I love s/ds, and Pontiacs are about my favorite. It'll also go well with a project I have in mind.

Does anyone know what chassis will work well? I'm thinking a stretched AMT '51 Chevy. The wheels and tires I can come up with easily enough.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:23 AM

Charlie, I have not seen his Pontiac SD...but what about the Monogram 53 Chevy chassis? Just a wild guess!

With the way I've been feeling and building lately, I would not be surprised if a resin or two of Jimmy's came home from the NNL East with me!

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:08 AM

JF has always struck me as a really good guy who's passing on one of the benefits of his business accumen to his favorite hobby.

He does a lot of, ummm, lets call 'em 'high profit' items for the fringes of the 'replica market'... look at his X-rated catalog for hints... and those folks are apparently all really wealthy (or really gullible) because those prices are through the roof... I always wondered about his 'research' and 'prototype authentication' methods...

The JF entity has excellent products and the best prices in the hobby.