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Rasputen

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Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« on: January 26, 2014, 09:01:51 PM »
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I have been asked by a few people to make some 1940s and 1950s vehicles available.  Similar to the 1960s and 70s vehicles, these are unpainted resin castings, which consist of a hollow body and a separate chassis/interior.
You will have to do some minor clean up around the lower edge of the body and remove the flashing from the window openings before painting them.  No window glazing is provided.  These kits are $4.00 each plus $4.00 USPS postage per order, assuming you live in the USA.

So far I have eight different varieties available.

First is a 1946 DeSoto Suburban.  This vehicle is quite large compared to others, but I checked the wheelbase and overall length and it is very close to scale.  These seemed to be used as taxi cabs:


Next is a 1946-48 Chrysler Business Coupe.  Compare this with the image above and you will get an idea of how large the DeSoto is when compared to normal vehicles.


A 1949 Mercury Station Wagon:


A 1950 Buick 4 door:
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 09:08:25 PM »
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I voted "no" because I model 1971, and 20 year old cars (or older) would be a stretch. Not to say that there were no early 50s cars still putting around in 1971 - I just think they'd be out of place.


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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 09:11:27 PM »
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Also available is a 1950 Nash 4 door.  I can't recall if this is the 600 or the Statesman model but it is the longer wheelbase version:


A 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe.  I'm not sure how many I can cast of these, due to the intricate nature of the front bumper.  There is a very thin part of my mold that sticks out, that will probably tear off one day:


Also available is a 1952 Chevrolet 2 door:


And finally a 1952 Chevrolet 4 door:


Please send a PM to check availability if you wish to purchase any.

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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 10:15:44 PM »
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Nice!
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 11:44:24 PM »
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I'm in for one of each! I'm building a transition era urban layout, so these are exactly what I need.

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 12:42:44 AM »
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I'm also in for one of each, will PM later when I get home.

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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 02:53:17 AM »
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More great N scale vehicles by Rasputen!  Excellent!
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 06:29:56 AM »
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1 of each.  Those are fantastic and fit right in my layout's era.

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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 08:24:22 AM »
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I love it. My dad had the "bathtub" Nash when I was just old enough to start realizing such things. All of these are great and just what I've been looking for.

I'll PM you.

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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 11:21:43 AM »
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Gonna be tight to budget these in. Set aside a Studebaker for me. That's top of the list for me.
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 11:58:17 AM »
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I've bought almost every thing Brian has done from the 1960's era and a few of his 1950's offerings and the quality is very, very good.

Extremely satisfied.
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 03:21:55 PM »
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I'd be all over these at $4 a pop.

What would you guys do in terms of glazing? Anything?

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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 03:27:14 PM »
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I'd be all over these at $4 a pop.

What would you guys do in terms of glazing? Anything?

Jim


Most times I use a product called Gallery Glass by Plaid.  It's available at Michaels.  It's a little like Micro Krystal Kleer, except it really is clear and isn't quite as concave.
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2014, 06:29:40 PM »
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I'd really like to see someone address the utter lack of modern vehicles... other than the crappy generic Chinese-made lot on ebay... there's no decent selection of vehicles for the modern modeler. How about post-1995 Chevy's, Fords, VW's, Toyota's, Hondas... sedans, SUV's, pick-ups...etc? But honestly vehicle availability is just one of the hurdles one must jump over with N Scale.

I would like to say some of the recent 3-D Printed versions of Semi Trucks I have seen on Shapeways are very impressive.
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Re: Resin 1940s and 1950s vehicle kits
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2014, 06:46:50 PM »
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2 of each for me . Wow , how cool is the mix of styles , and my memories of them .