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#1 Ramfins59

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:54 AM

Hey guys.  I'm considering ordering a kit from Hendrix and wanted to get some feedback here from anyone who has dealt with them.  How is the quality of their stuff..??  I know that their "chrome parts" are NOT chromed, but can they be either sent out to be chromed, or Alcladed without much or any prop work..??  Recommendations, comments, good or bad are appreciated.  Thanks.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

Richard,

   I just bough the 51 Pontiac from Hendrix and I've bought several other cars from him. Not up to Modelhaus standards, but by far better than R&R. If you have built anything from either, you shouldn't have any problems with Hendrix.

  Most of what I have bought from him are figures. He has quite a selection.

Just lately he's branched out into custom parts, Skirts, cont kits.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

Rich, I've got their 53 Ford two dr post coupe conversion and it is VERY nice. The usual VERY small pinholes in the inner surface, but the outside is PERFECT! A little flash ,but thats expected from a resin kit. All in all, I'd say they were pretty nice castings. NOT Modelhaus or D.R.A.G. quality, but still a very nice starting point for any project. HTH.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Thank you for your feedback David and George.  I'm considering getting the '51 Pontiac kit myself, which is why I put this inquiry here on the Forum.  Do you guys use Alclad for the chrome parts or do you send them out for chroming..??

 

I don't have an airbrush, compressor or spray booth so my options would be to either send them out for chroming or find someone to Alclad them for me.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:48 PM

I've GOT alclad, but I've never used it! I HAVE sent my chrome out to "Little Motorcar Company" a while back and they did a GREAT job on it, and it was back in about 30 days. VERY nice plateing too, I must add.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:32 AM

I have three or so of Hendrix Products . I did have some issues . I contacted Steve Kohler . He made the probl;ems go away . I am quite satisfied and not discouraged from getting more , more . Did you say you got the '51 Pontiac dh1908 ? I think I must check ...

   Thanx ..



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

Rich- I have bought and used Alclad in a spray can.  It works very well.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

Rich- I have bought and used Alclad in a spray can.  It works very well.

Alclad in a spray can you say...I was sure you had to be mistaken about it coming in an air-sole can. Then I Goggled it and low and behold there it was at E-Hobbies as well as several other hobby outlets.    Happy days now I don`t have to hassle with the air gun cleanup when chroming parts!!!



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:06 AM

Alclad in a spray can you say...I was sure you had to be mistaken about it coming in an air-sole can. Then I Goggled it and low and behold there it was at E-Hobbies as well as several other hobby outlets.    Happy days now I don`t have to hassle with the air gun cleanup when chroming parts!!!

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I've had people doubt me, so I took a picture!   It works great for me.  Just like the airbrush product, you still need to do the gloss black paint coat prior to using it. I had good results spraying it over existing kit chrome as well.  I've also sprayed a bit in a small cup to use to touch up sprue connection points on bumpers and even painted scripts and molded in door handles on models. 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:08 AM

How about automotive chrome paint would you have to put black under it to or no?

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:12 AM

How about automotive chrome paint would you have to put black under it to or no?

 

 

John- I just sprayed it over the existing chrome on a few bumpers and it worked fine.  The chrome under it acted as if I was just adding a second coat.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:43 AM

Tom thanks for the info on Chrome Alclad in a aerosol can...I`ll have to order some.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:58 AM

Can anyone tell me what quality to expect with a Hendrix casting?  I'm looking at buying a '32 Ford four door sedan.  TIA!



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:49 AM

Can anyone tell me what quality to expect with a Hendrix casting?  I'm looking at buying a '32 Ford four door sedan.  TIA!

 

 

From my limited experience with Hendrix, Don, the bodies I've seen (a few) plus the couple I've owned have been a little better than typical R&R quality.  Which is to say, about average to a little above average for the mainstream aftermarket body casters.  Not the Modelhaus/Promolite/MasterCaster/MissingLink level of excellence, but generally good and all have been very "do-able." 

 

About the same level of effort as R&R; usually good dimensions and proportions; usually reasonably priced. 



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:54 AM

 

 

From my limited experience with Hendrix, Don, the bodies I've seen (a few) plus the couple I've owned have been a little better than typical R&R quality.  Which is to say, about average to a little above average for the mainstream aftermarket body casters.  Not the Modelhaus/Promolite/MasterCaster/MissingLink level of excellence, but generally good and all have been very "do-able." 

 

About the same level of effort as R&R; usually good dimensions and proportions; usually reasonably priced. 

 

Thanks! 



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:29 PM

Can anyone tell me what quality to expect with a Hendrix casting?  I'm looking at buying a '32 Ford four door sedan.  TIA!

I bought one of these a while back. They are very well cast and drop straight onto the Revell chassis.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:58 AM

I have always had good experiences with his products. Once I even sent him too much money for an order(my mistake) and didn't know it until he sent me a refund! Who does that?

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:49 AM

Hey, Dean!   Welcome aboard.   

 

Now, don't be a stranger!!   B) 



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

Well, lemme see. I've got about a half dozen Hendricks kits and have been very happy with what I got. I think his work is better than R&R, at least in the conversions and parts I've bought. Everything I got was clean and well-cast, with no pinholes or other flaws. And things FIT like they were supposed to.

 

I don't think you should have any problems you can't handle.

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

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I've had people doubt me, so I took a picture!   It works great for me.  Just like the airbrush product, you still need to do the gloss black paint coat prior to using it. I had good results spraying it over existing kit chrome as well.  I've also sprayed a bit in a small cup to use to touch up sprue connection points on bumpers and even painted scripts and molded in door handles on models. 

Thank you Tom for posting the spray can.I can stripe the chrome off the bumpers of the 77 Cadillac and respray them.