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#1 andy1966

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

Just out of curiosity. Do you guys think there would be a market for these? & where do I start price wise?  just "wondering", Cheers. Andy. 

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#2 trogdor

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

There is always a market for hand made items. However getting back your time and material costs are another matter. As a pricing guide I would search out and see if anyone else is doing it and see what their prices are.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

Thanks Rick. Much appreciated.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

yes their is a market out their..search ebay..and google..



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:21 AM

This actually looks pretty good...I've seen other subjects in wood like this, but no real big rigs...We have craft stores here in the U.S. that this would be right at home in...If you could figure a way to mass produce them, I think you have a pretty good thing...



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:21 AM

hi jt this truck was something i deciced to build ive never done it before i built it with no plans or scale all i had were the ideas in my head theres still along way to go before its finished my plan is to fit lights into it as well which will be operated by a switch box under the hood.



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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

These are outstanding but I think you would have a better chance of selling them if you consign or sell them to a truck stop or somewhere they specialize in that type of item



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

hi romel thanks for your comments ill check out some of your builds i know what you mean about details there is always more before you finish when i deciced to build this last year i just went and bought the materials and started it with no scale no plans just ideas i had in my head i didnt think it was going to end up as big as what it is though its ended up twice the size i was going to build it its 20 inches long all the parts i hand carved and shaped out of balsa wood and ive still got along way to go before its finised my plan is to fit lights to it too ill post more pics of the progress soon thank you for your kind comments.