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#21 Roncla

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Koolest Kruzers has a sub section on Modelhaus and has photos of some of the range. If your french is non existent like mine you can use google translator.

 

http://koolestkruzer...t1572-modelhaus

 

 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:12 AM

First you can bank on it that anything you order from Modelhaus will be a top quality product.  Second Don, Carol & their son work full time producing resin stuff for the rest of us.   Probably can't handle any more business.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:05 AM

Koolest Kruzers has a sub section on Modelhaus and has photos of some of the range. If your french is non existent like mine you can use google translator.

 

http://koolestkruzer...t1572-modelhaus

 

 

Those pictures helped. Did not see exactly what I need but close. Thank you.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:49 AM

First you can bank on it that anything you order from Modelhaus will be a top quality product.    

 

Thats fine for existing and/or a previous customer base , but imo if offers nothing for new or potentially new customers something to look at to see if the item is what they want . Pictures go a LOOOOONG way in  a products success,,,,, or not .


Edited by gtx6970, 09 May 2013 - 01:49 AM.


#25 JasonC

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:42 AM

I lived in Decatur IL for 20 plus years before moving in 2004. I never heard of this place, when did it start up?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:31 AM

PERFECT example of a NEW MAYBE customer. If he DOESN'T know who Don OR the Modelhaus is, Pics would do WONDERS for this gentleman. Us old guys who've known about Don from jump don't need any intros, but the NEW guys do, as is shown here.


Edited by george 53, 09 May 2013 - 04:32 AM.


#27 Rob Hall

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:41 AM

I lived in Decatur IL for 20 plus years before moving in 2004. I never heard of this place, when did it start up?

They've been around at least 20 years...I remember ordering from their print catalog and buying parts from them at the Toledo show back around '91 or so..



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

Never bought anything, but I will start in a few weeks. The standard for resin model kits, and parts for years. I just wish they had pictures.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:36 AM

I remember the first time Don & Carol were at the Toledo Show . I did buy something and have continued to do so . I think I still; ahve Catalogs back into the '80's . I cannot say enough about Good products and Service . They don't bill your Credit Card until your order is ready to ship . When they accept your payment , they check your account and charge you a Dollar to do so . This Dollar is subtracted when full payment is made . This protects themselves and you from Fraud . As a Victim of Identity Theft (X4) I like the way they do this too .   Thanx ..  



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:50 AM

I just recently bought a bed from them, and I have to say, the quality is none short of amazing. Flash is virtually non-existent try as I might I couldn't find a single air bubble. The detail is nice and crisp.

I was also a bit put off by the fact that they have no pictures on their site, but a look at their very extensive catalog explains the reasoning behind that pretty well.

And no, I'm not being paid to say this. I'm just a very happy customer :D


Here's a pic of the bed, if it helps anyone-
P1040785_zps93addad2.jpg



These might be worth a look too-
http://public.fotki....elhaus-tires-1/
http://public.fotki....an13/modelhaus/

Edited by mopar68, 11 May 2013 - 07:56 AM.


#31 JasonC

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

They've been around at least 20 years...I remember ordering from their print catalog and buying parts from them at the Toledo show back around '91 or so..

I just used Google maps to see where he was located. It took me to a house out by Mt. Zion, IL. Granted i lived by Mt. Zion and had a Decatur address to. But when i lived out there i didn't go no further then the local hobby shop (Hammers Hobbys) So anything aftermarket for a model car to me was probably alien to me lol.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

I think they are too busy to worry about attracting new customers, so pictures would not be their preference. Be sure though that anything you buy from Don and Carol are the highest quality, no pics necessary. Their replacement chrome has been detailed before plating, way better than originals, I mean mold seams and sprue mounts are non-existant!



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

Don and Carol are the kindest, hardest working couple I know, and I'm happy to call them friends for 20-25 years. Never ever had anything less than a perfect part, packed and labeled by Carol so never damaged, and turnaround time that's fast. If you need a kit restoration part, or tires, or complete kit, it's perfect. 

Searchable catalog is nice. Pics would be nice, but no time, nor server, and about nine bajillion parts not worth effort. They do shows and the French thread has some great photos. Also, if you see something you like, don't wait. Molds wear out, like the 61-63 shortbox F-100's, the 61 300 Chryslers, a few others I've missed. :unsure:

Try some small parts or tires first, then start endorsing your paychecks to them. 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:02 AM

 

Thats fine for existing and/or a previous customer base , but imo if offers nothing for new or potentially new customers something to look at to see if the item is what they want . Pictures go a LOOOOONG way in  a products success,,,,, or not .

I think this qoute above needs echoed...

 

Good words from customers go a long ways. But a picture is also worth a 1000 words! I do see people posting up, basiclly putting words in the sellers mouth (Modelhaus). Saying they need no new customers, they are to busy, no time to take pictures of their product. too many things to take pictures of, and so on and so on. But this is 2013 not 1957 when you see something for sale and it only has a description to where you need your imagination to think what it looks like.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

I just bought a 68 Dodge Coronet R/T from them at a show and it is outstanding.

I have bought many small parts from them but would buy much more if they had a website with photos to help match up thing like wheels and tires to the projects I am building.

Great casting either way.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

The rule with their products is that if you know what the original part looked like, their replacement will look just like it, just in flawless, unpainted resin. Buy with confidence!

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Lots of casters with pretty pictures on sites. Good luck getting parts.

 

Mention some, you get 8 pages of rants and closed thread.

 

Some great casters have pictures but nothing of most recent stuff.

 

Some you find pics on Ebay or on Facebook, but god forbid the rants about Facebook around here.

 

Still, some only like restaurants with pictures of the food too. Food doesn't look like pictures when it hits table.   

 

If it's a kit part, it looks like the kit part. If it's a custom part, it looks like the 1:1. Save any photos of tires and wheels you find, I can stand in front of the table for decades and not find all I need.  

 

And nope, it's not 1957. Rude to say it is, or imply about Don and Carol. They pretty much set the standards for casting and customer service for decades.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:25 AM

I bought one of the '76 Cadillacs and had the chrome flake off the front bumper. Also, the interior is for an ElDorado, and not a Coupe DeVille. However, out of all the parts and kits I've purchased from them, that's all I've got in the way of a "complaint". The Modelhaus sets a very high standard for resin casting. I like them and I like Don. I promised Don I was going to get a Dodge pickup from him, and I still intend to honor that promise.

 

For me, the Modelhaus '76 Coupe DeVille, and Missing Link's 1978 LTD are my favorites. 

 

As nice as these are, my AAM (long gone) Olds Delta 88 is my most treasured resin kit.

 

Bottom line: Modelhaus is a top shelf operation. If it were possible, I, too would like to have pictures on their site. I guess if they were going to do it, it would be done by now.


Edited by Repstock, 15 May 2013 - 03:27 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

 I promised Don I was going to get a Dodge pickup from him, and I still intend to honor that promise.

 

You won't be disappointed. I picked up one ('64 shortbed with the utility box) at the HMCA show last weekend, well worth it.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:12 AM

I live in Australia & I like to see what I'm buying before I pay so when it came to buying parts from the Modelhaus I was a bit unsure but hearing nothing but good reports since the late 80's I stepped up a couple of yrs ago & bought a couple of items & when they arrived I was so impressed I've kept buying more & will continue to do so. Fantastic people to deal with & fantastic service , I can't recommend them highly enough.