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Jimmy Wilson

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  • Birthday 05/14/1957

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  • Location Plano,Texas
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  1. Jimmy Wilson added a topic in General   

    Anybody ever built one of these?

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  2. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Hello Chris,
    I have admired your work and skills since I joined the forum. Watching the builds of yourself  and others such as John T. and "Codi's" are true inspirations. This is my first post in reference to any of your posts, and because I haven't done so,  I hope you understand that it's not indifference, just not sure what I could add to the kudos showered upon you guys.
    Anyway, I was wondering about the front engine dragster frame if some bracing for rigidity during shipping might be added, then removed for the build? I appreciate your time, and the effort of keeping us informed on your incredible work.
    Regards, and hoping you have a good holiday season.
  3. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    "Temporarily Unavailable" on the Revell site. Maybe there's a glimmer of hope.

  4. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Adventures in Soldering:'Birdcage' Masserati Tipo 61 Update 12/26/16   

    Where did you get the work surface you are soldering on?
    Great work.
  5. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Paint Done-ish 11-28   

    I remember seeing that build, it was really nice. Seems a lot more economical way to go than a laser cutter.
    Thanks for taking time to reply.
  6. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic 1/32 Wheels/Tires?   

    You might look at the "Big Time Muscle" die cast cars at Wal-Mart. Not sure of the scale, but they might work. Wide tires and nice mags.
  7. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Paint Done-ish 11-28   

    Great job !  What scrapbook cutter are you using, and are you able to use the software that came with it, or do you have to purchase a different program?
    Also what is the maximum thickness you can cut, and do you have to use the adhesive carrier for cutting?
    Thanks for your time,
  8. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Another Pledge with Future Question   

    I've purchased it Wal-Mart in the past. Once you get used to one label they seem to change it around.
  9. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Perrys Resin info   

    I ordered a body from him and it took well over a year and a half to receive it. After months of calls, "it was shipped" at least three times I had pretty much given up, and then it just showed up. There was an extra dragster body and some slicks I hadn't ordered included. I love the body, but I just wouldn't order anything else, as it was far too an aggravating experience.
    He was always pleasant, and apologetic and finally delivered. I just can not endorse doing any more business with him.
  10. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Perry's Resin   

    Honestly I had not called him in several months, and had decided it was a write off. Then one day, there it was in the mailbox.

    I wasn't trying to make excuses for him, and it is a shame because the items I received were really good quality. I also was not trying to make light of all the people whom may be still waiting for their orders after I received mine. I do feel he should not take orders if he can not fulfill them in a reasonable amount of time. I have seen posts of others whom have had slow delivery from other casters, and I can see how it would be easy to be overwhelmed with orders, and unable to fill them in a timely fashion. These are just my opinions, and not an endorsement of his business practices, nor am I trying to exonerate him for unfilled orders. I was very angry after six months were up, but there was nothing I could have done from Texas. Threats or foul language would have been fruitless, as were my quarterly calls.
  11. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Perry's Resin   

    I just didn't want any "personal" attacks. I think it is good for others to share their experiences and offer advice. I had heard "Buyer Beware" when I asked around, but decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. I was extremely disappointed, and felt screwed over. Ten years ago I would have been ready to drive to Canada and get my money's worth. I told Randy if he came up with any more Fiats to send me one, and I'd send him the money after it was received. I guess I was trying to show that Randy realized his failure to complete the transaction, and "compensated" me for my patience. Yes, I heard many excuses, and would have four bodies if I had received all the ones that had been "sent". I was very leery to order, but it was the only source I had found for what I wanted. I even tried to buy a built up on e-Bay and it went for over a hundred dollars. Bottom line is perhaps there are too many irons in the fire for Randy, but I wanted to show he does have some morals. I could still be out $35.00 and empty handed. The items I received are very high quality, but even as good as the body is, I doubt seriously I would ever order again, but would gladly purchase his work in person.
  12. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Perry's Resin   

    ordered May, 2013
    received February 2015
    Since I live in Texas, and it would have been a lot of trouble to pursue any type of recourse other than harassment I just had to wait and hope.
    Finally it showed up. I had pretty much written off this transaction to a lesson learned. At least he sent some extra stuff to make up for the wait.
    A Galloping Ghost dragster, ($30.00 retail) and a pair of slicks came with my order.
  13. Jimmy Wilson added a post in a topic Perry's Resin   

    First of all I am not opening this thread to start a negative post. I would appreciate any bad thoughts be kept to one's self, or expressed elsewhere. Back in May of 2013 I placed an order with Perrys Resin for a Flaming Frank Pedregon Fiat Dragster. I was wary, and had heard things about poor delivery. I am a Fiat fanatic, and as this was the only vendor I knew of with the body so I ordered it. I am a "want it now" type personality, and it took quite a while to finally get my order. I would call every few months all riled up, and ready to rip Randy a new one. But every time when we talked, my compassion took over, and I would just ask him to please send it. It seemed several had been shipped, but never made it here. A month or so before Christmas I made my semi-annual call, and this time told there was some work being done to part of the mold. Flash forward to today. i went to the mailbox, and when I opened it, there was a long white box inside. I didn't remember any purchases that would have come in that shape box. I pulled it out and saw the Canadian Customs label, and you could have knocked me over with a feather. I opened it up, and not only was there a beautifully cast Fiat dragster with decals, there was a Carl Casper's Galloping Ghost dragster, decals for it, and a great pair of slicks. The Fiat and the dragster both looked to be freshly cast, as the resin was a bright white compared to the "Scott" scoop that was included for the Fiat. Needless to say, I was disappointed for the length of time involved, but It's special to be compensated for the wait. In all honesty I most likely have not started the project yet, as I want to refine my skills a little more. I am retired and know I wouldn't want to be in the resin business, even if I was able to cast a quarter as well as the products I received today. I can only imagine running a business, family responsibilities, and producing inventory as well.

  14. Jimmy Wilson added a topic in General   

    Dremel 3D Printer
    I just saw Dremel has a 3D printer for sale. $999.00 at Amazon.

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