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#21 realgone58

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Yes, B pillar needs to go back, rear door is too long, and look at the body at the base of the C pillar.



#22 Steven Zimmerman

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Why don't one of you who are so willing to criticize this, buy one and fix it ? Put your money where your mouth is.

Why don't one of you who are so willing to criticize this, buy one and fix it ? Put your money where your mouth is.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

Wow, dude, chill- not everyone has the abilities nor wants to do all kinds of body mods. Many people would like to buy and use something that is more accurate; more true to the real thing, without a LOT of additional work.  Otherwise, we would all be buying plastic pellets and injection molding our own whatevers. 



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:57 AM

This is typical of the hobby- we want a vehicle that cannot be justified to kit up and when a resin copy comes along, it gets ripped to shreds over the inaccuracy.

 

I see both arguments here- thankful to have something not available in kit form and yet, why bother when the body proportions are noticeably off?

 

Having never built a resin master or converting an existing body into something else, I can't say what goes into the process but it must take some work or else we would have resin copies of EVERYTHING!



#25 Rob Hall

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

Some resin kits are accurate and high quality, some are not so much...this falls into the latter category.  I do wonder why some resin casters even bother if they can't get the body shape and details accurate.  This one isn't at the same level as a TKM resin kit though....


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#26 realgone58

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

Some resin kits are accurate and high quality, some are not so much...this falls into the latter category.  I do wonder why some resin casters even bother if they can't get the body shape and details accurate.  This one isn't at the same level as a TKM resin kit though....

Exactly. If it ain't right..........don't do it. Then we won't have anything to complain about.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

I am inclined to be just as fussy as some of the rivet counters on here but I've found it's not worth the stress. Just do your research and find the kits that match your experience level. R & R's stuff is quite primitive but I'm willing to work with it if it's all there is and it is just plastic after all. Another challenge to improve my skills :)

 

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#28 Harry P.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Maybe this will help.

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Maybe this will help.

 

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Ok, you can really see the work needed now, so how do I fix it? Going by the pics moving the B pilliar back on it's own isn't going to work. The C pilliar should be a fairly simple to fix.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

The B pillar needs to be angled the opposite way that it's angled on the resin body-it should be angled back, not forward. The C pillar looks passable, bit that thin glass divider strip just ahead of the C pillar is also angled the wrong way on the resin body... it should angle back, not forward. The vent window divider strip, the B pillar and the divider strip just ahead of the C pillar should all lean back and lean at the same angle.

 

The D pillar is also going to need attention. Notice how on the real car it starts out much wider at the roof, then tapers and gets much slimmer at the bottom; on the model the pillar sides are almost parallel. Also, that little "kick up" where the D pillar meets the body is completely missing on the resin piece.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

This one is a perfect example of something I've maintained for better than 20 years now:  A resin transkit (or complete kit for that matter!) is only as good as the master model made to cast from.  For that reason, the really top resin casters are very careful about accuracy, and work diligently to make sure that any model they cast is as accurate as possible given the limitations that can be inherent in such a project.

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Well I'm going to go with the R&R unit. The slight problems can be changed. I'm hard pressed to shell

out the big bucks for the one on E bag. If I was still working and not on disabilty. I'd spend more.

 Just my 2 cents worth.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

 I just wanted to update this with this picture guys. Can't remember where I got this pic.

But the front door glass seams short in this pic also. Old drag car.

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#34 Erik Smith

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

Maybe this will help.
 
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Door handles are in the wrong place, too. Easy enough to cut off, but still...