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#21 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Bill, would these parts allow me to build a rep-stock '32 using the Revell kits? I've always heard such nice things about them, but the whole rod thing doesn't really light my fire.

 

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What I've got mastered so far is hot-rod stuff but I can come up with stock front / rear ends without too much difficulty. I'm looking into how much stuff I'd need to do to make parts mix-and-match with each other and fit the Revell bits as well.

 

Replicas & Miniatures Co. of Md. has had, for many years, most of the traditional parts you are looking for.

I'll need to look at their product line and see where the gaps are, if any. I'm thinking a couple different front axles with several drops, hairpins, split-wishbones in a couple of styles, and multiple rear ends...maybe 2 styles of quick-change, a stocker (they'd all use the same axle bells), and a Columbia, plus '39 style juice brakes and stock style mechanical backing plates too. Most of this stuff is already available from old kits, but it all takes work to fit it to the Revell chassis correctly. I'm thinking of a complete chassis as well, with a separate K-member, 2 rear crossmember options and 2 front crossmember options. Really need to check R&M though before getting too carried away. It's a good bit of work to make it happen, and if R&M already has the market covered, there's no point in me duplicating their effort.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Trying to follow through on this, sent an email.

 

Also have this contact info:

 

Replicas & Miniatures Co of Maryland
317 Roosevelt Avenue S.W, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-768-3648

replmincomd@aol.com

 

How is the timeliness usually of email replies from this company? I understand from multiple sources that the products are all first-rate.

 

 

EDIT. ...and the answer is, I got a response within minutes. Wow. Unusual for anyone in business to answer that fast. Impressive.

 

A catalog is now $5. We'll know in a few days exactly what IS already available to build traditional hot-rods.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 28 January 2013 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Norm Veber of Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland  is a master of his craft & as nice a person as you will ever meet in this hobby.

I've been buying his products for years..his nostalgic rodding & custom products  are varied ( especially his flathead hop up items )  and his collaborations with other skilled builders like Rik Hoving know no equal. 



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:11 AM

dropped i beam axle?



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

1BeamAxle_op_622x414.jpg



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:22 AM

That's some serious drop. Not a dropped factory Ford axle, but an aftermarket forging. Beautiful. I just sent the $5 to Norm on Saturday, so I'll be getting the catalog of what's already available shortly, and we'll go from there. I also saw the latest set of printed high-res parts and some resin copies yesterday at the ACME meeting, and I have to say, as far as I'm concerned, the resolution is good enough now.

 

I was kindly given a resin test-shot pair of these Kong heads in 1/25 (the masters were printed) and will post pix as soon as I get them cleaned up and primered.

 

KONGJacksonHeads-vi.jpg


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 04 February 2013 - 07:25 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

Bill, are thse Kong heads courtesy of Wes H.? I saw the protypes on line last year. I'd gladly pay actual money for set!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

Pico Elgin (Ettore on the ACME and other sites) gave me the pair of clear resin heads he cast from molds he made from a printed master. I met the guy who CAD-mastered them yesterday and promptly forgot his name. Duh.

 

The masters were made without bolt head detail, so scale bolts need to be used.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 04 February 2013 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Thanx for the info. I think Wes' involvement may have been peripheral but I know he's a member and was the one who showed them off. In any case they have always had a highly unique appearance and certainly would spice up any Flathead-motivated project.


Edited by Bernard Kron, 04 February 2013 - 02:54 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

The latest generation printed parts I saw yesterday are much higher res than anything I've seen previously and need zero cleanup. The resin copies I have are too fat, from mold over-filling, and were pulled from molds pulled from the earlier print run. I think a good scrub and one coat of Duplicolor gray will have them ready to post (along with filing the bottoms flat).



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

axle is nice, but those heads are boss


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

how much is it for a complete drop axle kit with springs brake drums etc



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:45 AM

how much is it for a complete drop axle kit with springs brake drums etc

Sorry, nothing of mine is in production yet. Still waiting for a catalog from Replicas and Miniatures to see what's already available. Address for R&M in post #22 above.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

That's some serious drop. Not a dropped factory Ford axle, but an aftermarket forging. Beautiful. I just sent the $5 to Norm on Saturday, so I'll be getting the catalog of what's already available shortly, and we'll go from there. I also saw the latest set of printed high-res parts and some resin copies yesterday at the ACME meeting, and I have to say, as far as I'm concerned, the resolution is good enough now.

 

I was kindly given a resin test-shot pair of these Kong heads in 1/25 (the masters were printed) and will post pix as soon as I get them cleaned up and primered.

 

KONGJacksonHeads-vi.jpg

Hey mate thats what I'm looking for! I need  a pair of it!



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

Produce a good, dropped I-beam/spring axle, and I'm waaaay in.  For multiples!



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

Bill, you may want to check in on ThePartsBox.com. They make very nice dropped I-beam axles. Like all resin axles, in the past they drooped over time under the weight of the completed model. Recently they added wire reinforcement which hopefully should remedy the problem. Unfortunately they are fighting the strong Aussie dollar which creates an opportunity for a domestic USA product. I have used a good many of their products, including the old production of axles which have since drooped, and the quality is first-rate throughout. The only parts vendor who exceeds their quality is Norm Veber at Replicas & Miniatures. Below are a link to their website and some pics. Also, in 2008 I wrote a review of the Replica's & Miniatures A-V8 transkit which uses the Revell 1/25 Deuce suspension bits, It will give you an idea of the exceptional quality of his offerings. Here's a link to that post: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=11731 .

 

Link: http://www.thepartsbox.com/  (Oddly, look under "Exterior" for front suspension parts)

 

Pics:

 

1137 - Axle pack (I-beam wild drop) Now reinforced with a hidden wire insert!

 

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1136 - Axle straight, adjustable shackles plus spring pack Now reinforced with a hidden wire insert..

 

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Here's their 2298 - Axle ( I - beam wild drop) which I used on a project that featured a large number of their products including a complete Nailhead Buick V8

 

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

thanks for the info bernard, i just ordered a couple of those drop axles plus some other kool stuff like a turbo rotary motor for an upcoming project!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

1BeamAxle_op_622x414.jpg

 

 

Hey Greg... Is this Replica & Miniatures Dropped axle?...



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

No, just something off the web in answer to Blazefox, wondering if he knew what a dropped axle was.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for all the good info, Bernard especially. My research continues.

 

I got the Replicas and Miniatures catalog a couple days ago, and I gotta say....anyone who is serious about custom-car and hot-rod modeling needs one. There's page after page of cool stuff, a lot I had no idea was available in resin, and all of it reasonably priced. Some of the parts offered have inspired new builds, and the catalog was definitely a great use of $5.