robertburns

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  1. robertburns added a post in a topic 1990-1991 Ford LTD Crown Vic/1987-1989 Chevy Caprice   

    More images. (The blockiness of the corners will be rounded off) 








  2. robertburns added a post in a topic 1990-1991 Ford LTD Crown Vic/1987-1989 Chevy Caprice   

    Not sure what to do here. Shapeways printing specs are a little larger than standard and have to enlarge the grill/headlight bucket thickness. 
    If I enlarge the thickness (first photo) it might not look right. Hard to tell on screen.
    If I go with the thinner version (second photo), I'll have to print at another location which is fine for the resin & injection molded kit, but the On Damand 3D printed version comes off the table. The other option is to keep it thin and not separate the nose from the grill/headlight buckets which would be harder to chrome (masking involved) 
    Any opinions? 


  3. robertburns added a post in a topic 1990-1991 Ford LTD Crown Vic/1987-1989 Chevy Caprice   

    Thank you All!
     
  4. robertburns added a post in a topic 1990-1991 Ford LTD Crown Vic/1987-1989 Chevy Caprice   

    With my current Sci Fi projects winding down, I am finally able to start with the Crown Vic model kit and promo. I attached some progress photos. (Not the final version). 
    I hope to have the first stage ready to go by the end of this year.
    Stage 1, which would be a ready to order 3D printed model.
    Stage 2 would be a standard resin model (very limited due to my time restrictions).
    Stage 3 by this time next year as an injection molded kit. Im getting older and growing tired of manual labor. Resin casting is very labor intensive, so I think an injection molded kit might be the answer. I have access to the CNC department at work, so I'll be trying to make a mold, with the help of a local injection mold company nearby. 
    The plastic model will be mostly sold as promo police cars, but will be available as limited edition kits. When the mold is ready to be machined, I'll be starting a Kick Starter to help with costs. 
    I'll be adding photos as progress is made.
    cheers-Rob





  5. robertburns added a topic in Trading Post   

    Scale Auto Enthusiast 1979 to 2008 will separate
    Full collection of Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine, from the very first one to about 2011. Complete up to about 2008. Will separate but would like to keep in groups by year.
    Looking for Mobeus semi truck kits or Ranger, Revell Woodie, 1910s vehicles in large scale, early motorcycle kits, or real bicycle parts.
     
    please email robert burns jr101 at yahoo dot calm
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  6. robertburns added a post in a topic Anyone have any truck masters that I can mold?   

    Hi Buzz,

    Yes, definately. I'll send you a PM.

    Cheers,

    Rob
  7. robertburns added a post in a topic Interest Thread: 1993 Dodge D150 and 1977 Ramcharger in 1/25th scale   

    My Futurliner (elsewhere on this forum) was a complete new master which shows what I'm able to do.
  8. robertburns added a post in a topic Interest Thread: 1993 Dodge D150 and 1977 Ramcharger in 1/25th scale   

    If someone makes a master of one of these for me, I'll mold and cast it (if it's of good quality). Otherwise I don't feel like investing my time and cash in this if there's no interest
  9. robertburns added a post in a topic Interest Thread: 1993 Dodge D150 and 1977 Ramcharger in 1/25th scale   

    Easier said than done. You probably don't realize it costs about $1000 to make a master, molds, and castings. Sorry, I don't feel like gambling on a grand. I can do another subject just as easily and sell more.

    And I never asked for a penny. I just asked for people who would buy one. I've done sci fi products that I get about 25-50 committments to buy when completed. I figured for about 10-15 flake outs. I make up for that with ebay sales. In this case, there wasn't even 10 or a single email asking what the reeal price was
  10. robertburns added a post in a topic Chevy Corvair Ramp side pickup 1/25   

    Canceled due to lack of interest
  11. robertburns added a post in a topic Interest Thread: 1993 Dodge D150 and 1977 Ramcharger in 1/25th scale   

    Canceled due to lack of interest in both items. Thank you for posting
  12. robertburns added a post in a topic Interest Thread: 1993 Dodge D150 and 1977 Ramcharger in 1/25th scale   

    So it will be a little less than the average of $50-$100
  13. robertburns added a post in a topic What AMT Ertl big rig parts would you like to see reissued as parts packs?   

    I second that. I'll pass that along
  14. robertburns added a post in a topic Interest Thread: 1993 Dodge D150 and 1977 Ramcharger in 1/25th scale   

    But would you actually buy one? Would anyone? I'm a Dakota owner myself, but I doubt a whole lot of people would pay for a full resin kit.

    I can't post prices (moderators seem to edit every time I put a price in). Think average Modelhaus kit cost. If you want to know for sure, please email me.
  15. robertburns added a post in a topic What AMT Ertl big rig parts would you like to see reissued as parts packs?   


    Actually, no.

    I'm talking with some friends at the manufacturer to suggest which products might make good reissues as parts packs.