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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:10 AM

I got a few items from him a few years ago. The bodies are gorgeous but hard to find... anyone know whats going on there? I want to build a few scratchbuild Le Mans style cars...


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:14 AM

From the TrueScale website:
 

6-20-2015
I have begun to consider taking a break from accepting body orders.
Most of you know that long delays in order processing is normal for TrueScale. Something I’m not happy about.
I have little time any more to produce bodies and fill orders and I need to devote my time elsewhere.
I am still completing and shipping orders I have.
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

Dang... that stinks.

 

Is there another company that prodces something like that in 1/24?


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

Parma, Betta (England), Outisight.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:43 AM

Parma and Outisight i know of for flexi cars. Betta looks like some nice stuff though.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

Not sure of the maker, but Patto's has some variation as well.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:13 AM

Which bodies are you looking for?

 

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

Nothing in particular honestly. I like the Daytona Prototype style and i can easily get them through model kits and what not but TrueScale had them as Lexan or what ever at .030" and they were rather detailed.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

TrueScale is probably the supplier of the most accurate molds and detailed bodies in 1/24 scale. His real "scale" bodies are superb. However, availability is difficult at the best of times since demand far outstrips Victor's ability to produce them. Victor has a "real" job and producing bodies is a labor of love for him. If he ever comes back to producing bodies get an order in and be prepared for a long wait.

 

Meanwhile, Betta does have some very good stuff in the "scale" arena as well. Also not super easy to get because they are in the UK. Still, it is at least doable given some patience. Failing the availability of TrueScale, Betta is really an excellent choice.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 06:36 PM

Not sure of the maker, but Patto's has some variation as well.

 

Bruce Patterson (Patto) is the maker.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

I'm glad I ordered a bunch of Ti22s awhile back when Victor was not that busy.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

Try Electric Dreams for TrueScale bodies.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:13 PM

Electric Dreams does not carry TrueScale bodies. They have MAC bodies and their own. The MACs are pulled by Parma and Parma has the same ones.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

Sorry, I meant Prof Motor... my mistake for not checking their websites first... was going by memory... what were we talking about???   :)


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:30 AM

Well, they might have but if you look just about every listing shows "Out of Stock".


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:33 AM

Any news on True Scale? 

 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:50 AM

They're still on break. When they go back into doing bodies they will most likely post here to let us know.  


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 06:26 PM

They're still on break. When they go back into doing bodies they will most likely post here to let us know.  

Don't hold your breath....


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:23 PM

Scott is correct, of course.

Also, here is a link directly to his website news:

http://www.truescale...ts.com/news.htm


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:22 PM

I was in conversation with Victor and had made him an offer to purchase the entire retro body molds and start producing bodies under a new name "RetroScale" under his banner. Things were progressing well untill he "changed his mind"....

It is my understanding that this has happened before. He has a M/F job and has to travel to and from work across Southern California, so he's burnt out most of the time, and I'm guessing that his priority's are on his full time gig.

I've e-mailed him that the offer still stands, but he has yet to respond. In the meantime, I'm ready to backpour his bodies and start my own supply.... 


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:00 PM

I was in conversation with Victor and had made him an offer to purchase the entire retro body molds and start producing bodies under a new name "RetroScale" under his banner. Things were progressing well untill he "changed his mind"....
It is my understanding that this has happened before. He has a M/F job and has to travel to and from work across Southern California, so he's burnt out most of the time, and I'm guessing that his priority's are on his full time gig.
I've e-mailed him that the offer still stands, but he has yet to respond. In the meantime, I'm ready to backpour his bodies and start my own supply.... 


Do you have a web site where I can keep up with your progress on this?

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:16 AM

Wouldn't back pouring his bodies while there is still a chance Victor may go back to his business if his job situation changes be a little harsh? Are there not other scale bodies from manufacturers no longer in business that are available?

Just asking ...

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:32 AM

Making back-poured bodies for your own use is your own business. Making back-poured bodies for sale to others has been done before with questionable ethics. 


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:52 AM

Victor's bodies have been back-poured before and sold by another body manufacturer and still are.  I can name several bodies.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:47 AM

I know Victor cares a lot about his work but I guess making them for your own use is ok but not selling them IMHO. Smokie I know you were saying for your own supply and I didn't mean anything negative on your account.

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