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#1 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:45 PM

Im interested in original body molds, by Dubro, Lancer, Russkit and any others.
Just curious what they looked like and the mold maker.
Some made hundreds of bodies, so how did they make the molds so fast.
If anyone has any of the old molds and could post some photos would be nice.
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:20 PM

I agree that this would be a fascinating subject!

 

There is so much history that is quickly slipping away!

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 07:30 PM

Tom Andersen, had Russkit bodies among those he repopped. Getting ahold of him today is nearly impossible.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 07:41 PM

Bill, do you think Tom ever had any original molds?    I never heard him say he had any original molds.   i thought he just over poured old bodies to make molds.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:17 PM

I believe REH had a lot of old molds. Bob's daughter Kim would have them now.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 11:00 PM

I did find this while looking for you Gene. Most are a bit rough and basic. But you might get something out of it.Sound is bad.Sorry about that.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:30 AM

Gene, this is what I was actually looking for.  Philippe had posted these pics I thought were interesting.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:15 PM

Gene, this is what I was actually looking for.  Philippe had posted these pics I thought were interesting.


A production setup, the small angle bolted to the base plate most likely used to control webbing, or ?
Very nice example.
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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:40 PM

How about these belonging to Roger Moon from the MESAC days. Many were made by him.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:14 AM

Eddie, where are all these molds today? Still in a private collection or at the LASCM? Someone with a vac former would have fun pulling some of these. Are they mostly 1/32?


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:22 AM

MESAC ran 1/32 so I assume that’s what they all are.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:12 AM

Very interesting, I hope someone has more info on this.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:51 AM

These are a combination of 1/24 and 1/32, which is what MESAC ran, switching back and forth. Roger is in possession of these, plus most MESAC original documents in binders (rules, sign-in sheets, applications, etc.) which he is organizing in his home. It's fascinating stuff.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:03 AM

Now that’s a show, thanks for the mega mold post.
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