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Scott injector scoops

Postby mad_manx » Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:47 am



Just a quick "heads up" for all those building "Black on Black" models from Torinos or whatever....I found a source for what appears to be nice(& inexpensive) resin Scott injector scoops. Check out http://www.alteredstatesmodels.com; they have a 1/25th-scale scoop for $3.00 plus postage. I'm getting one for the Revell '70 Torino-based model I've already started on, and making one from scratch for the 1/18th-scale Biante diecast version I got as an unfinished project from Grant Hodgson. Here's a link to the first photo of the Biante car here in NY. Enjoy.


http://home.nycap.rr.com/plasticman/falcon.jpg


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Postby mad_manx » Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:58 am



Current Scott scoop update: 1/25th-scale piece from Altered States Models is on the way, and I should see it very soon. The guy was really great to deal with, even though I was a first-time customer buying just a $3 piece. I am the customer service manager at a mail-order 1:1 auto parts place, so I really appreciated the effort the owner made.


Just figured I'd share a little; I'll give a mini review when the 1/25th-scale piece arrives from Altered States. Thanks for listening.





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Postby mad_manx » Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:17 am



I know I've gotten diddly for responses, but I've gotta do my part anyway. I take back my recommendation of Fremont Racing Industries. I now have confirmation that he DOES indeed have a crappy way of doing business. His web address has been deleted from my previous posts as well.


After not getting a response to my postage rate query, I started a thread on a model car-only discussion board I go to asking if I was wrong in politely challenging the postage quote. I got a lot of good words about the guy & his products, but no confirmation about any 'minimum order' policy(his site lists no minimum, but doesn't quote postage for orders less than $10...hence my original request). I just got a less-than-friendly message from him this evening, informing me that my piddly $3 part order wasn't worth his time, and that I didn't possess the sense to know better ahead of time. Nice, buddy. Reeall nice. All I know is this: A first-time customer buying an oil filter or repair manual gets the same respect from me a returning customer gets when dropping $500 on a set of Bilstein struts. Happy new customers come back..and bring their friends IMO. I'm not going to bash him or divert potential customers, but he is definitely off my "preferred vendors" list.


Sorry for the long rant, everybody. Our hobby just got a knee to the groin and ice cream in the eye, and I just had to report it. Thanks.
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Postby mad_manx » Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:26 am



Interesting note to add: The guy I dealt with at Altered States Models had no problem selling me a $3 part, and his $2 postage was more than fair IMO. He also dug the idea of my project, which I was impressed by(even if it was BS, we 'bonded').


I got the word from my "buddy" over at the other place that he will institute a $20 minimum order policy ASAP, and he says it's because of me. Ooo! Good one, tough guy. He already lost my business, and now it will be cast in stone. For all I care, he's got a $3 resin suppository there.Image Better lube that 'bad boy' up; it's got a couple of sharp edges.
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Postby Bronze21 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:14 pm



Do I dare post on here? It's all you man... I don't want to break the chain of ranting...lol. That's a bummer when people do crap like that. Personally, I've made all of my scoops from 2 pieces of styrene, shaped to what I think are the cool dimensions. Yeah, it might take you an hour to make, but it's what you want...without dealing with the dumbarse rude people. Sorry 'bout the situation...


Lube it up...This guy sounds like such a big arsehole, he might be able to stick his fist up there with the part...might fit nicely next to his head...a classic case of Cranial Rectitus.


Yep, cheese off the people who put food on your table...somebody needs to hear the popping sound.
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Postby mad_manx » Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:41 am



Thanks for the positive response, EJ. I was planning on fabbing the scoop as a backup anyway, as the resin one may be a bit large(1/16th vs. 1/18th). I had hoped to broadcast the guy as a source if the part was decent, but it wasn't meant to be. It reminds me of something my grandmother once said to me: "When life keeps handing you lemons..........You better get used to eatin' lemons, kid."(She never really was firing on all eight anywayImage)


"Cheesing off?" There's a saying I don't hear too much here in the northeast.........You don't happen to be a fan of StrongBad, do you? Just curious.


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Postby Bronze21 » Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:47 pm



Nope! Never heard of him/her actually. Who is/was he/she?


To get "cheesed off" is just a polite way of saying getting Pi$$ed off, or getting cheesed. Maybe it's a Wisconsin thing...don't cha know...


By doing the scoop out of say .020" styrene, it'll be thinner than the cast part anyway and look more realistic.


Do you know where the term "Cool beans" came from? I've been saying it for like 13 years now...another expression picked up from the ex.
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Postby mad_manx » Thu May 01, 2003 4:02 am



You read my mind; I figured the thickness of sheet styrene would be more accurate than any cast piece ever could be. I only ordered it to try it out, and pass the word. I'm guessing that the sheet styrene scoop would also look good airbrushed in Alclad II semi-chrome. I've seen good results with that paint at my buddy's shop, and can't wait until it's out in a spray - very soon as I hear it.


On the "cool beans" thing, I am no help at all....I say it too. For me, the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of my older brother.


StrongBad is a cartoon character over at http://www.homestarrunner.com who responds to fans' e-mails, acts tough & hilarious, and generally cheeses people off. I really can't explain the characters over there at all, except to say it's possibly the strangest & funniest stuff I've seen in a while. As you can tell from my posts above, I could definitely use some humor lately.
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Postby Mitch » Fri May 02, 2003 4:13 am



Strongbaaad!!! Trogdor!!!! Gotta love it!


My take on the lemon thing is:


"When life gives you lemons, make lemon juice and squirt it in life's eyes!"


Cool beans Maynard!


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