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  1. A few I've done after a long break

    Thanks for all the comments guys, I like 'em simple and clean. The wrecker is actually a resin cast (every part) that I did from one of the Moebius kits. My brother, Chris, did the cab and extended the frame, I made the tires and wheels in resin from a set I had from some other truck and I scratch built the entire bed and boom out of styrene. It's far from done but I needed a break from it.
  2. A few I've done after a long break

    Thanks! It's not a 4wd, I just modified the front a-arms and put taller springs in it from Menards' hardware department. This version was one GM sold for utilitarian applications.
  3. A few I've done after a long break

    Thanks guys. My '64 is actually a combination of two, a '64 2dr top half and a '65 4dr bottom half. Turns out the wheelbase, frame, floorpan and rockers are identical so I took the two best halves and made one.
  4. A few I've done after a long break

    I don't post much but I do enjoy looking at the great builds you guys come up with. I took a break from modeling for a while to work on guitar tube amplifiers and my 1:1 '64 Buick Skylark, but some serious health issues sidelined those hobbies. During my on and off recovery periods over the last couple of years I decided since I couldn't do any heavy work, I'd break out the models again. Here are a few that I've done within the last year. The Bronco is a bone-stock version. The Suburban is actually a 2wd version called the "hi-riser" that was used in commercial venues. The SuperBee is a tubbed, dual quad street car, the wrecker is a replica of one our family had when I was a teenager, The '53 Ford and the '48 Chevy are mild customs.
  5. Fender skirts are available now for the Foose Cadillac! These are handmade and fit perfectly to the body, however the kit tires and wheels are too wide to use once these are installed. If you're using the normal tall & skinny whitewalls they will fit fine as [url=https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olson-Brothers-Resin-Fender-Skirts-for-Revell-1-25-Foose-Custom-Cadillac-NEW-/253284647786]shown here[/url].
  6. Bronco Resin parts on ebay

    As promised, the new "Buckaroo" hood is available now. Link
  7. Looks great so far! If you haven't already, check out Olson Bros. Early Bronco parts too. There are rally doors, fenders, different types of bumpers, a raised hood, etc.
  8. Bronco Resin parts on ebay

    There is more there now and more in the works. Thanks for the awesome reviews, Chris does an incredible job! Check out the website at www.resincastmodelparts.com
  9. American SATCO?

    We stopped at Rodger's shop back in the late '90s on our way back home from the Mall of America. He told me on the phone that he was in a tiny town way out in the middle of nowhere and he was right. It took forever to get there because he was way out on two-lane backroads surrounded by nothing but farms. He actually had an old school building that housed the local post office boxes and he was the postmaster at the time. Either the gym or the cafeteria (I forget now) was his warehouse and I wish I had bought more than I did when we were there. He is a seriously nice guy and was fun to meet and to deal with. We also stopped at the Ertl outlet in Dyersville after we left there but there wasn't much to see except farm toys.
  10. Another Modelhaus kit ripped by Pedro

    I understand re-popping someone's hand-work without any modifications, especially if they're still making them is wrong, but plenty of people are doing just that with out-of-production parts that were designed and produced by AMT/Revell/Monogram etc. so where do you draw the line? They still hold the license for the original parts and those licenses to Ford, GM & Chrysler aren't cheap. I would venture a guess that if they wanted to they could go after the entire resin community and they would put a lot of people out of business. And for what? As was explained by someone with legal knowledge recently it doesn't matter how much or little you change something, the original work still stands. I agree whole-heartedly that copying someone's original design like JF's figurines would be wrong, and ethically making copies of someone's resin parts and reselling is indeed wrong but let's not take it too far or I fear it will bite us in the rear-ends. It's a fine line in the copyright world that we all walk when we reproduce and sell parts that someone else actually created.
  11. My wife and I spent most of a weekend in Toledo with Bob Paeth several years ago. We heard so many "inside" stories from him it was amazing. I wouldn't be able to recall most of the information but those guys that actually worked in the companies had a great time from the sounds of it. I just had a blast listening, I didn't bother taking notes but I did have him sign a box that he had a hand in making upper management mad about. That's one of my favorite pieces of memorabilia.
  12. New Bronco half cab available

    Half cabs, hoods, fender flares and more stuff are up now!
  13. New Bronco half cab available

    Hang in there, more are coming!
  14. New Bronco half cab available

    They're in the works as we type!
  15. New Bronco half cab available

    Stephen, we're looking at alternatives but between what the delivery service charges and the materials (boxes, labels, packing, printer ink, etc.) necessary for shipping, it costs us more than the $4 we charge for the lower 48 states so we just can't at the moment. We agree that shipping outside the USA is expensive, but the "global shipping program" from eBay is set by eBay, not us. We don't even see those charges as they are directly billed to you by eBay. We're definitely open to hearing alternatives for shipping if there are cheaper (but still reliable) options out there. On a side note, I was in Toronto a little over a year ago and couldn't believe the difference in prices - of everything! A $5-6 dollar lunch here at McDonalds cost almost ten bucks there. Crazy!