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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:24 pm

Here is another interior getting ready to get dropped in its place.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Bill Murray » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:25 am

Looks good!

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:26 pm

The final details on the Fabulous 430.

It received custom made center caps on the wheels which are black with red horses to match the theme of the car. (yes, Ferrari does make those in 1:1 actually)

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front and rear license plates which are black with white letters. These were not included in the kit and I had them custom made

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and the windshield banner, which is black with grey letters as on the real car. The banner was the only emblem/decal provided in the kit, but it had white letters, it was the wrong shape and size. So I had this one custom made too.

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In case anyone wonders what is the cost of getting these made, the wheel caps, license plates and the banner cost me $80. Now if I need them again I can probably get a dozen sets for half that, because they would be just material. But the work creating them is not cheap.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:38 pm

The wheels look really sharp as does the caliper and rotor setup :okay:

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Bill Murray » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:02 pm

The center caps and wheels look amazing Michael. Thanks a lot for putting in that extra effort. A reason why I keep sending you models and money; you do a damn good job.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:36 pm

Thank you guys. Your words (and business) are greatly appreciated.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:12 am

Some Novitec Rosso goodness

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Mikey MKIV » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:07 pm

what are your offerings for models and what do you charge?

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:02 pm

Mikey MKIV wrote:what are your offerings for models and what do you charge?
Roughly about $500 on average. Some are less and some are a lot more, depending on what needs to be done.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:28 am

I got some news guys and very excited. Shortly I will run a series of premade models in very limited quantities. This means that they will be available almost immediately. However, there is an asian company, who seem to copy everything I make and this is for example the reason why Mark (Phatboi) asked me not to show the models I make for him. Every time they copy it down to the paint. So I will not announce all the models until the run is done, but I would gladly discuss it in a PM.

All of them are going to be a limited run of 13 models. One for my collection and then 3 colors of 4 models each. This means that in the worst case scenario, you will have one of no more than five (if I make mine the same color) models in that particular color.

All of them will have the same price with a couple of exceptions - $599. So far 7 models have been fully developed, with more to come. Accepting preorders via PM.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:32 am

Curious, who is the company?

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:26 pm

MG. i think it is a shame with them. Supposedly MG is the continuation of APM, but they are nothing like them. The details, attention to dail, quality are just not the same. I believe APM were built on passion and MG is just to generate money.
Anyway, way back I built Mark a Diablo and scratched our heads about the color. I sprayed it with a custom mix and was open about the build on the forums. He gets it and the maybe a week later they put the same thing on e-bay. Even got the color to be an almost exact match. He was pissed. I didn't know about it and he pointed it out. So when I started building him the Novitec Scud, he asked me not to post any pictures until he has the model. Then, when I posted the model with his permission, it took them about a month to show up on e-bay with the same model in the same colors. Then they added some other colors. These are two examples, but they have done it a few times already. I honestly don't mind much to be copied, because immitation is the highest form of flattery, but not when it can affect my business.

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by Lucky13 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:00 am

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:48 am

I like it!

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Re: MRM models WIPS

Post by StratosWRC » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:56 pm

Good lord, that's exquisite.

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