Futurattraction Scale Products - New aftermarket website

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Hi,

I wanted to formally announce that my website www.futurattraction.com is now operational. I offer mostly 70s-80s vintage drag race-inspired parts, with an emphasis on Ford- and Fairmont-related stuff. Much of what I offer comes in multi-media packages that include resin, photo etch, aluminum and stainless tubing and a few aftermarket parts, such as RB Motion rod ends and MAD pre-wired distributor caps. I've also started expanding into the area of larger scale drag parts. I do most of my own small parts casting and product development, however I do have Ed Fluck cast my pro stock Fairmont body and related parts. If you ever need any casting done, I can't recommend a better person than Ed...

As with many modelers, this is a part-time venture for me, since I still have a 40-hour a week job, so my time is more limited than I’d like. I've got some interesting projects in the works. Take a look!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Scott

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Great to hear!

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Looks like your off to a great start. And I sure wish you the best

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Thanks guys...

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Good luck to you in 2013!

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Awesome Scott, I have some of Scott's parts, Top notch stuff.

Scott, what's the eta on the stock fairmont body?

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Good luck to you in 2013!

Yes , me too . I will monitor this site to see if you offer and I can buy as a Factory Stock Builder . Thanx ..

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Hi Scott,

It's great to see you are starting a site. I do like the Smooth-On products. I personally moved away from using the 300. They have a resin called task 8. This resin cures harder than the 300 and will withstand a good amount of heat. It will become chemical proof as well. People building models and traveling to contests will appreciate this resin. I have made bodies out of the 300 that warped from just setting on the shelf. Really hot water will make it easy to change shape. I would be happy to send you a sample that you can try and you can do your own comparison. I made a tool for my job out of it and it sets in a Dodge Caravan most of the day. I picked it up after it was first made and set in the van in the hot Arizona heat and it did not flex one bit when I gave it a good squeeze.

Greg

http://www.smooth-on.com/tb/files/TASK_8_-_TB.pdf

http://www.smooth-on.com/Smooth-Cast%3D-300/c1209/index.html

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Thanks everyone, for the good wishes...

Joe - Thanks for the kind words, bud! I am in the latter stages of getting a stock body version ready to go. At the speed I work and wish all the other irons in the fire I've got going, I'm hoping it won't be more than a couple more weeks before I have the basic body ready to go. All the major work is done on it. It's mostly finishing up a few surface imperfections and getting the finish on the body as close to perfect as I can. The bumpers need some work and I'm trying to figure out how I can make it so they attach where they should. I'll still have the interior sides and extending a floorpan to do, but first things first...

John - my plan all along has been that my stock body Fairmont would use the AMT/Ertle Fox Mustang as the donor but with Revell's announcement about their coupe and the greater detail that Revell's offerings typically have, I might have to rethink that. The coupe might make a better floorpan donor since the coupes actually have a trunk, of sorts, unlike the hatchback cars.

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Thanks Greg. I appreciate your input. I'll have to consider the TASK 8 when I need to reorder. As you saw in my intro paragraph, Ed Fluck does my body casting and I know he has been using Vagabond resin. I know that resin is somewhat more rigid than what I currently use. I'm going to send Ed my pro stock pan and see how he gets along casting it. The ones I've cast with 300 have been a bit more flex-y than I'd really like...

If you don't mind sending me a sample, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

Scott

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Great testimony brother! I'll be checking your drag stuff. Can I suggest/request pics of parts down the road?

Thanks!!

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Thank Karl. Praise Him. John 3:16 is my life verse. In the case of PE, I should be able to post an image of the drawing. Is there anything in particular you are curious about what it looks like? I'd be happy to do what I can to let people know. I don't have too many trade secrets - maybe only one or two... LOL

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I'll check it in detail soon, I just like to match a look to a given project.

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Very Cool Site. Good luck to you in the future Scott. Do you have a time frame on the Centerline Autodrag wheels yet?

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Very Cool Site. Good luck to you in the future Scott. Do you have a time frame on the Centerline Autodrag wheels yet?

Thanks for your kind words, Gabriel. I don't have a timeline on the Centerlines at this moment. There are several more pressing projects I'm working on that require more fab work, i.e., stock Fairmont body and the 15" SuperTrick wheels, plus trying to finish up about three orders' worth of PE drawings. I'll try to post updates on the products page as parts come on-line or if I've got a significant announcement about something new and different. Thanks for your interest!

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You'll be offering a full Futura pro stock kit the way your going! I'll be ordering more goodies when my work pics up. This is the sloooow time of year. :(

You have really come out with some great new stuff!!!!!!!!!!!

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Looking good Scott, good luck with your new venture. By the way your kitty cat looks like she was spoiled, I know it's hard not to spoil them being a pet parent myself. I've lost many myself but the memories will always be close to our hearts.

Charlie

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I got the Pro Stock Gairmont body from Scott... this body is AWESOME!!!!...

Scott have you been able to get the chassis developed yet?...

Dan

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Scott,

I remember in 2006 when you started to work on getting that body ready, and I'm thrilled to see you're finally going live. As soon as the stock body is ready and I have a little extra money, I can promise you will have at least one more sale. You will have the stock interior for that as well, I hope?

As a couple of suggestions for additional products- some stock wheelcovers for that Futura would be nice, or the cast-aluminum wheels (which I always thought were very nice-looking, too), and a period-correct intake/VV carb/C-whatever goes behind a 302 for that would be a nice offering. Barring that, I'll probably order one of Ken Kitchen's 200/C-whatever it is.

If you really want to get tounges wagging- how about a Fairmont wagon? A lot of my friends had those when I was a kid and they bring back fond memories, as do the Fox-bodied LTD/Marquis (perhaps another product for down the road)?

The products look great. You have worked for, earned the right to, and I sincerely hope, will have a great deal of success. Perhaps enough to make this your full-time job. Just remember the downfall of a lot of aftermarket providers- lack of communication. If you hit a delay, let people know immediately, even if only a few days. Over-communication is better than none.

Best wishes to you for much success and happiness with this venture.

Charlie Larkin

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Order is forthcoming. VERY nice gear indeed sir.

Bob

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Best of luck with the business Scott! :)

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Catching up on comments…

Ben - This whole modeling thing has morphed from the early stages. Originally I just planned to do a Fairmont stock-style, then decided a pro stocker would be cooler yet. Twenty years ago I’d tried to make some Lenco levers that never quite made the grade. When I got introduced to PE a few years ago, I said to myself, “I really want to make some PE Lenco levers for realism”, then the chassis came along and things have sort of “blown up” since then. Yes – my goal for some time was to eventually create all the major subassemblies to build a pro stock Fairmont and the builder/buyer can choose as much or as little as s/he wants. Thanks for your kind words!

Thanks Charlie. Izzy was a wonderful kitty. Yes, she was spoiled but she deserved it. Since we don’t have any “bald kids” she, as our furry kid, was very, very special to us. She’ll always be in our hearts.

Thank you for the kind words, Dan. I have the chassis pan developed and have cast a few of them. The next “phase” is fabbing the forward frame rails and tin work, which I’ve done. For the most part I’m happy with it, but not 100%. A relieved dash (for roll cage clearance) is done, but may need some rework now that I've developed a new pan. I’m planning to add new photos and such in my Fairmont thread I started last summer and got off-track on in the fall. You can watch there….

Hi Charlie L. I’m getting pretty close to having the stock body and pieces ready to cast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you after I have them available. My original plan was to have the AMT/Ertl Fox chassis as the donor, but as stated earlier in the thread the new Revell Mustang coupe that’s coming out makes me wonder whether I’m farther ahead utilizing that as a platform for a lengthened chassis, which would then be the foundation for an interior side panel set. I’ve started pieces, based on the AMT/Ertl kit, but I’ve improved considerably in my skills and confidence in fab work since then, plus I’ve raised the bar on what I expect my quality to be, so I’m sort of in in no-man’s-land at the moment with the interior. I’d never thought about driveline pieces for the stock build; just always figured guys would drop in an EFI motor or something, I guess. Your suggestion on the VV carb and related is an interesting suggestion… Guess I’ll have to think about that one. I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a sedan body, but hadn’t given too much thought to a wagon. Guess that’s more food for thought. Of course the sedan body would be a logical step in the development of the wagon because I believe the wagon has the same windshield configuration as the sedan, if I’m not mistaken. Did any wagons ever come with the quad headlights or were they all dual headlight? As you said, communication is a key in keeping people happy. I’ve tried to stay on top of that, but I know it’s an easy area in which to slip-up. Thanks for all your wishes and kind words.

Bob – Thanks for your comments. I’ll be waiting… :)

Thanks for your wishes, Al!

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Very well-executed site , Scott !

Lots of eye candy there ; lots of beautiful work !

My sincere condolences for the physical , organic passing of your beloved Isabel . She looks like she'd be a *typical* Calico : fiesty , a great hunter , and a true lover :wub: .

Keep up the great work , brother !

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Thank you, John. I appreciate your encouraging words. Spent a lot of itme on it. Still trying to figure my way along with it in some regards. Thanks, too, for your condolences regarding Izzy. As already said, she was very special to us. She'd meet us at the door when we'd get home from work and seemed to greatly miss us if we were gone for an extended length of time. She could be feisty, but was for the most part was a very sweet kitty. If she got "the look" you knew you needed to keep her at arm's length, but that rarely happened. It was tough watching her decline the last few months of her life, and my wife still feels guity for us putting her to sleep, even though we both know it was the best (and only) choice we had remaining. :(

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Best of Luck! I'm a Ford man myself although I haven't really did any Drag cars yet you never know. Some of the stuff may be able to be adapted to my NASCAR and Street builds.....I certainly have you bookmarked for my future needs!

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