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dannyi

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About dannyi

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  • Birthday 10/29/1954

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  • Location Madison, Wisconsin
  • Full Name Daniel Iacoangeli

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  1. dannyi added a post in a topic Recaster Alert   

    Here's my take on this, "meditrans65" purchased the items from me that he's recasting. The M/T Hemi valve covers were given to me by a builder who couldn't find more available anywhere. I made several sets for him and decided to add them to my product line. Same with the Cragar wheels, a request from another builder. In fact 90% of the "kit" items we sell are requested or given to us. I've been told "I picked up a vintage kit at a garage sale or estate sale and want to rebuild it" or "I'm kit bashing and would like to have these wheels and tires" and "I just bought a resin kit and need this or that". The reasons for the requested kit items vary as much as the items do. In the several years I've been casting I've received countless requests for parts and wish I could cast them all. There is not much I can say to "meditrans65" but to go ahead a cast the kit parts. Your quality is atrocious and your ethics and sense of decency are far worse. You will come and go just like several others I've seen in the past trying the same thing. There are reputable casters filling the wants and needs of modelers that have 3 main qualities that keep them in business. 1. Quality items at reasonable prices. 2. Great customer service. 3. Filling a need. There are more factors of course, but these "meditrans65" types will never succeed because they have none of them.
    Now, with that being said, casting "scratch built" or "one off" items of a any particular caster is definitely crossing the line. I'm all in for doing everything possible to stop them. I've had parts recast by others in the past and completely understand the frustration. I have good number of scratch built parts and a lot of work and time go into each one. For me, in the beginning it was a Dremel tool and sand paper. A hobby lathe came next and made some things easier but still required lots of bench time. I am learning CAD software and this has opened up a lot of possibilities for new parts, but even this is time consuming and requires certain skills that have to be acquired. All and all, a successful resin business requires a lot of time, know how, and discipline among plenty of other things. Someone trying to steal those efforts for their own gain is totally unacceptable. Bottom line, it's hard to stop these unscrupulous individuals from trying, but once they are exposed we can all pitch in to make everyone aware and do what we can to stop them. 
  2. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    ...been learning CAD programing the past 3 or so weeks to take advantage of the 3D technology that's out there. Decided to try my hand at a correct scale  hub cap for the Bronco kit. Needs a little tweaking but I'm happy with the results so far.
     

  3. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    ..got the bed of the box started, hope to get back to this soon......
  4. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    Hey Joe, sorry for the super late response, things around here have been crazy busy for us for the past few weeks. I'll definitely look into those wheels since we have a larger military tire coming up soon. 
  5. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    Joe, you wouldn't happen to have pic of those wheels or a good source to find them?
  6. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    ...started work on a 2 yard dump box. Also have a 19.5" wheel and tire set in the works as well....



  7. dannyi added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Gary, if the tires and wheels in the last picture are what your interested in the tire on the left is T47 Snow/Lugger and the tire on the right is T49 Hi-Miler. The wheels are S09 Ford Steel Wheels. 
  8. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    Thank you Tom.........
  9. dannyi added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    Thanks Mike,
    ...we have a few wheels and tires that could work. Here are some pics....the last pic has a Ford wheel with a Hi-Miler tire which fits well....




  10. dannyi added a post in a topic ICM 1914 Ford Model T Firetruck   

    Thanks Craig...
  11. dannyi added a post in a topic ICM 1914 Ford Model T Firetruck   

    James,
    ..the tire is from Missing Links 1911 Chevrolet. I tried to cast them in white when Kevin first offered the kit but had little success with it. 
  12. dannyi added a post in a topic ICM 1914 Ford Model T Firetruck   

    ..happen to spot this thread today and thought I'd post my experiment with white tires. It's not as easy as one might think, add white colorant instead of black. But what I have found with several 2 part urethane rubber compounds is that part B is dark pigmented, and adding the white colorant is tricky. Too little colorant and the tire is gray. Too much colorant the tire will not cure. Each of the compounds I've tried has different colorant ratio. These tires pictured are the beat results I've gotten so far....(didn't have the proper wheel for this tire nor any black paint on hand to show a better contrast, so I improvised)...



  13. dannyi added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    Wanted to let those interested in the snow/lugger tires that we have them now. We also have the Goodyear Hi-Miler available as well.....
    ..for pricing and info please visit our web site......scenesunltd.com
     
  14. dannyi added a post in a topic mopar valve covers, not Hemi   

    Thanks Vince for the referral......
    Jim, Danny from Scenes Unlimited, here's what your looking for..Mopar Performance
  15. dannyi added a post in a topic Ford F350 Dually & Auto Hauler FINALLY a decent update August 19, 2016   

    ....looks great JT, very nice work!.... really like that trailer too!