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Aftermarket Resin Parts: What are you interests?
Posted by CodyJ on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:57 PM

Hello,  I am a drafter by trade but do a lot of work with 3D modeling.  With new technology I have been working on some 3D models and having them cast in resin and sometimes sell the resin parts.

Thing is, I am running out of ideas.

So if you were able to choose a few things that you wish were made for models (Detail parts only, not bodies or kits) what would they be?  Just want to get some Ideas flowing!  Thank you!

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:06 PM

Well cockpits of course followed by flaps/slats and weapons. Like to see some tactical nukes in 72 / 48 and 32nd scale. The one company that made them in 72 scale always seems to be out of stock.

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:17 PM

Hello!

How about a set to convert the MiniArt's D7 dozer into a Vietnam-era Rome plow? Or a 5kW power loader to update Dragon's M55 Quad .50? Or maybe an updated frame for the H-13, to make it a correct H-13S? You could tackle it both in 1:72 to correct Italeri's thick tubes, and in large scale for the Revell's H-13H (I forgot if it's 1:32 or 1:35). There are really lots of ideas when you get specific/picky enough. You might look at the build reports on the net and see what the people are correcting the most. One more idea - correct shape M-103 tank parts for the new Dragon Black Label problem child. I better finish now Big Smile Good luck and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by CodyJ on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:37 AM

That Rome Plow looks Killer!  Wonder why its not being produced in that form...  seems like it would be a neat subject.

Tried to find some images but only found a small amount.  If anyone knows about where I could find some profile pics from the side, front, etc that would be great.  I'd definitely need to pick the kit up so I could mic & caliper the measurements of it so everything would fit correctly.   

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:29 AM

For space launch vehicles, there are some standard boosters (strap-on) side rockets (solid fuel) that are common to many different boosters, and used in various numbers depending on payload.  One design would be useful for many variants.

Ground service equipment would be nice to display with aircraft when mounted on base.  Boarding stairs for vintage airliners?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:53 PM

Hello!

For the Rome plow - the driver's cab and the cage would probably be locally built, so it's hard to be accurate here, but also easy to get away with it. The Dozer should be updated to 60-something D7E which, as far as I heard involves a turbocharger for the motor and stuff like that. The Rome Plow Company from Rome, might have some drawings of the blade itself.

If you come up with a set of parts, I could definitely use it! Good luck and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by CodyJ on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:43 PM

Pawel- That would be really cool indeed.  If I ever did make them you'd get a free set and be the Guinea Pig and see if they worked! LOL

Don - Vintage stairs would be a easy plan.  I'm going to look into that.  1/144 I assume is the common scale for Airliners? 

You mean like THESE Don? 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:32 AM

1:144 is correct for modern airliners, but a lot of vintage stuff- smaller planes, is in 1:72.  And the older stuff is more likely to need boarding stairs.  New planes hook up to jetways.  DC-3s, 6s, Trimotors, etc needed boarding stairs, and a lot of that older stuff is in 1:72.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Friday, June 19, 2015 10:22 PM
If you're still taking suggestions, I could definitely use some better detailed cyclic and collective controls for helicopters in 1/32 and 1/35. Broke open the seal on a Monogram 1/32 AH-1G Cobra tonight to look things over and these two items are pure junk - no detail at all and some of the shapes are odd. Sadly, the Cobra Company cockpit set doesn't include these and the instructions call for using the sticks provided in the kit. The controls for the DML 1/35 UH-1 Huey aren't much better...
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, June 19, 2015 11:22 PM

Accurate 1/25 scale interior parts for existing armour kits would be nice. 

Dunno how well they would sell.

I know PITERPANZER makes resin tracks for armour in that scale, but not interior parts.

If necessary, I'll take Solid Works courses until I can create parts for my own use if none are commercially available. Hmm

From just my brief exposure to Solid Works, I find it much more user friendly than AutoCad. Big SmileYes

A local Solid Works distributor gave me a ball park price starting at between $3k and $4k for a 1 year commercial license..............OUCH ! ..........and mentioned during the conversation that, apparently, a number of businesses have been illegally using the student version instead of the commercial version.Wink

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, June 19, 2015 11:34 PM

KnightTemplar5150
If you're still taking suggestions, I could definitely use some better detailed cyclic and collective controls for helicopters in 1/32 and 1/35. Broke open the seal on a Monogram 1/32 AH-1G Cobra tonight to look things over and these two items are pure junk - no detail at all and some of the shapes are odd. 

I certainly agree about the need for upgrades to the old Revell AH-1G kit.Big SmileYes
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, June 19, 2015 11:43 PM

1/24 or 1/25 scale figure details such as heads or hands for use with figures made to display alongside auto kits.

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Posted by CodyJ on Saturday, June 20, 2015 12:13 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions guys!  If you have anymore please share.  I very much value getting a feel for what the modeling community is interested in!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:16 AM

CodyJ

Don - Vintage stairs would be a easy plan.  I'm going to look into that.  1/144 I assume is the common scale for Airliners? 

You mean like THESE Don? 

Yep.  That is probably the biggest needed.  Jets soon gave rise to jetways so folks wouldn't get wet getting off plane in the rain :-)  Stairs for DC-3s and such would be a lot smaller.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by deattilio on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:05 PM

I could really use some SL-3 gear in 1/35 for all my AAVs.  Stuff like tank bars, track-jacks, first aid kits, battle lanterns, search lights, the old ANVVS night sight and newer DVEs along with the various radio sets - RT524, R442, RT246, KY57s, AM7162, SINCGARS, EPLARS along with the MDACT and GPS antennas.  And if I were to ask for the moon, the engine compartment with separate engine/transmission/cooling tower.  Hobby Boss has churned out a good number of LVTP7/AAVP7A1 kits that are well detailed, but there is always room for improvement.

 

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 6:40 PM

Marsden Mat, aka PSP (Perforated Steel Plate) for WW2 runways and tiedowns, preferably in small sections. There's not much available, and it's in limited sizes and expensive. All scales would be nice, 1/32 would really get my tail waggin'!

Mike

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, July 02, 2015 3:49 PM

Hi ;

   Well to keep it simple ,Some hollow castings of conversion items for Revell's 1/535 or 1/400 ship kit upperworks . Mainly cabins and stacks .

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Posted by Paladine211 on Monday, December 12, 2016 10:35 AM

I live about a hour away from the US Army Engineer Museum and I could get pictures of the rome plow they have on display there. and you can get the measurements for the blade from Rome plow website

 

http://www.romeplow.com/equipment/specialty-equipment/kg-series/

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, December 12, 2016 2:21 PM

Hello!

That sure sounds interesting!!

I'd love to see those pics - just be sure to post them in a separate thread, either under "Armor" or "Reference materials".

About that Rome website - I just wasn't sure which one of their blades was "the" rome plow from Vietnam. Are you sure the modern KG is the one?

Looking forward to see the pics, thanks in advance and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Melgyver on Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:18 PM

Would love to see parts to build up the pylon assembly of the UH-1 family.  The swashplate. rotating ring. collectine lever, drive links, scissors, and such. Differences between the Bravo and Charlie models.

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by tonka on Monday, March 06, 2017 10:38 PM

How about some resin weapons for figures -- all scales but mainly 1/35 and 120MM.

There really are not a lot of options out there for an M-14, a BAR, a Pump Shotgun, pistols, Springfield 03 and 03-A3 rifles, 30-40 Krag, Modern rifles -snipers, SMGs, M4s with optics, etc

Lots of figure builders would jump on those

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 2:22 PM

Sprue-ce Goose

1/24 or 1/25 scale figure details such as heads or hands for use with figures made to display alongside auto kits.

 

 
And 1/20 scale figures, to go with Maschinen Krieger kits.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:09 PM

Used to be a bunch of stuff out there for the ESCI/AMT S-3 Viking but not any more.  You had compartments, boarding laders, and interiors.  I only see 1 interior now.  There are a mess of these kits still out there.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by GlennH on Friday, September 29, 2017 9:19 AM
Love to see a Rome plow kit come out.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by Gerhard on Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:50 AM
For modern jets the electronics bays etc, WW II Era aircraft, radios etc,

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