I have a handful or two of 1/43 resin kits and I am a big fan of the Provence Moulage kits. I have paid anywhere from $35.00 to a tad over $100 (but the one over 100 was a dual kit so it made each a little cheaper) depending on the kit. Some are hard to come by So some of them I have been a little more willing to pay a little more. I have been eyeing two of the Provence Moulage High detail kits on Ebay the XJR12 Silk Cut Jag and and Aston Martin DBR 9 Gulf colors.... But that $300 price tag is a bit too much for me and can't get myself to pull the trigger. I don't know what it is with 1/43rd scale kits for me but they fascinate me and have been a fan ever since I build my first one.
Quick search on Ebay does wonders... There are a couple there for you to look at http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2060353.m570.l2632.R2.TR6.TRC2.A0.H0.X1%2F8+camaro.TRS0&_nkw=1%2F8+camaro&_sacat=1188
Tom.... First off... I am not the original poster of this thread. Cobraman started this thread. Second... it has been 3 years that I ordered these engines. I realized a while back prior to this thread being started that I was never going to get the product and figured it is not going to hurt at all to share my experience . I wanted to post my experience in hopes no one else has to experience what I have. Third... I had shared my experience with a friend and he encouraged me that I should post what has happened to me. If you go and look at the first page of this thread you will see that I what I posted that I didn't name any names. Tommy ... no he doesn't have a website. It was all by word of mouth and email. He has a list that he would email with his products. Spike.... although I am not the OP of this thread but you were right that I have been trying to wait it out and at this point I had nothing to lose by posting my experience. I had to learn the hard way since I miss placed my money order receipt it taught me to scan all of my moving Trans action and keep copies for my records. I can only blame myself for misplacing thr receipt. Joe... thank you for the support. In one of the emails between me and mark he told me that he posted that he wasn't taking anymore orders and stepping away from the resin business for a while and I told him.that I have been off of facebook for about 2 years and I didn't have a clue that he posted that back in april. How would I even know not being on facebook I did have a friend tell me about it and I was able to look up the dedicated page by googling it and since it was an open group I was able to see it with out a Facebook account a clouple months ago and saw where he posted that. So at that point I figured I was never going to get my stuff.
Tom... Answer this question for me. How would you feel if you were in my shoes and this happened to you?? Be completely honest with me. I honestly think that you and anyone else would be frustrated as well at this point. waiting as long as I have to get product that was ordered and didn't receive it yet. I have been way more than patient on getting what I ordered. I don't know about you but I work hard for the money I earn, maybe what I spend on these engines is pocket change for you. As far as you saying I have been criticizing this guy in every way, I think there have been others that have things way harsher than me.... I have shared what I have experienced with everyone. As you have said this is a public forum and others can see but what is wrong with me saying that I hope he does the right thing and get me the product I purchased from him?? I sent him money for product that has never been delivered. Would you prefer if I was to take my posts down? You are probably right that there are people this forum that live for Drama. I am not one of those people, I am not here to cause any Drama or any BS. In all Honesty, all I was hoping for was that He would have the courtesy to respond to my email. If he doesn't want to send me the engines then tell me so or if he does great. I have been trying to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he has send the engines out, maybe not. I haven't a clue if he has or not. Communication is the Key and that's all I want, let me know either way. When someone doesn't want to respond when trying to iron things out, it feels like its a slap in the face. As I have stated at this point I don't expect anything and I know I am out of the money. During the whole time on my Funny Car thread every since I bought my first engine from him. I have been promoting his product to people when people ask me where I got the engine. A lot had asked via PM so no one would know about it. To this day I will still say that his engines are the best in the resin industry. I would more than happy at that point when/if I receive the engines I will come back here and say "Hey Mark is a stand up guy and got me the engines I ordered 3 years ago." Tell me who are these instigators you are speaking of?? As you say they will let him know and he will never respond again. So Be it that will just show his true colors then. I have already chalked it up as a loss unless I am proven wrong.
Dang Johnny Boy!!! That is looking Killer with the little details in place in the interior as well as the Rear Tail Like. You are a true craftsman brother!! Keep up the great job on this. I am sure this is going to be seeing some paint very soon.
Well fellas....I wanted to give an update on the status of things. It's been 2 weeks now since my last email to Mark. To which he still hasn't responded to my email that I sent him back on July 11th. I don't get why people just can't communicate and act like an adult and a man. At this point any response would be nice even if it's to give me the middle finger and tell me I am not sending your engines. At this point I am not expecting anything from him and feel that he is basically telling me to F off since there has been no response which is frustrating. Oh well such is life.
John... Holy Cow Batman!!! You are always amazing me with how creative yout get on your build. That phone is Bad A$$. I think you need to make a couple Dimes to put on top of the phone....lol. I just love watching you do your magic on your builds. Top Notch Brother!
Tim... I think I am starting to rub off on you with the redoing of things when you aren't 100% happy with them.....LOL. I like that fact that you went back and redid the girdle because I sorta like the girdle with the strengthening ribs a little better myself. I also have to agree with you that as the nickle plated one looked killer but this new one is more realistic. The tone and is more consistent with how the real one looks with the picture your showed. You can tell from that pic of the real engine that the girdle and block are made from the same material. Nice work on this. You keep raising that bar every time you post. I am loving this build
You should take a look at TDR Innovations on Shapeways. They have parts from 1/8th scale down to 1/43rd scale. Now they are 3D printed parts instead of resin and some will require a little prep work and sanding but you usally have to do that with resin as well since there are little pin holes in resin from time to time that needs filling. What specific scale are you looking for?