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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Daytonatim is offline
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      Ok....... It has been a long time coming........

      Syd has been shaking down this kit for the past year and is rapidly approaching the finish. We hit a few bumps in the road but with Syds help we have made design changes to correct the problem.

      The new TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! 427 is breaking new ground in many areas and is changing the way you will build models in the furture. Gone will be the days of setting around wishing you could purchase this part or that part to customize your latest build. We have broken up the TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! 427 Roadster kit into multiple "Package-kits" that will allow you to purchase the necessary parts in smaller groups and allow your model to grow at a rate you are in control of.

      Heck.......just think of how much space you will save in your model room when you do not have 5 large scale models setting on that shelf.....and under your work bench......and maybe in your wifes closet.....!!!

      OK, enough chit chat. Here is the link to the new Shapeways store front for TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! Innovations.

      TDR Innovations by tdr.innovations on Shapeways

      The new store front only has about 40 some kits in it. It will be growing over the next couple of weeks.

      You will find the individual "Shops" over on the right hand side of the page. These shops are a convient grouping of our kits to help you find what you are looking for. You will find two shops that contain all the printed parts for the TDR 427 Roadster, they are the "TDR Roadster Frame Shop" and the "TDR Roadster Trim Shop". Since the Package-kits in these shops are designed to produce a specific project, you will find them numbered. This is the recommended order that the modeler should purchase them in as his project grows.

      This new manufactureing process has really opened a whole new world to TDR. We will begin to offer individual parts for you the modeler to buy. You will be able to purchase as many Holley carbs as you want, and maybe pick up a new Nitrous Oxide kit, and what the heck throw in a universal kit too...... Just think of TDR as your "Model Buffet" pick out what you want....when you want.

      One of the major benifits of using the Shapeways rapid prototyping company is that we can now offer our parts in many different materials. If you are on a tight budget, there is an economical material though it will need a little more finish work. If you have a little extra coin in your piggy bank and not much time for finishing well, there are more expensive materials that produce near styrene quality strength and finish on its parts......and some amazing details too.......!!!

      Now we have limited your selection of materials to just those that we feel will provide a good quality part for you. You do not have to worry about picking the wrong material. Not all materials are available on all kits. If the kit is made up of very small high detail parts....we limit your selections to the high detail materials. If the part is large and usually rough in real life...we give you the option of the more economical materials. Here is a brief summary of the materials that we offer our parts in.

      1) White Strong Flexiable (WSF): This material is good for the larger parts we produce. It produces a very tough part, has good detail, and is the most economical material for our products at Shapeways. It does produce a "sand cast" finish but this finish is about 1/3 as rough as our old parts that you are use to, so it is smoother than our old materials and it produces better details.

      2) Frosted Detail (FD): This material produces a finish that rivials styrene injection molded plastics and produces very very good detail. It is a good middle of the road matial and is my choice for all detailed 1/8 scale parts.

      3) Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD): Is the ultimate in detail and finish. I strongly recommend this material if the kit contains tiny parts and it is the only material we offer 1/16 scale parts in.


      Oh.....thats right.....I need to mention that we are now offering many of our parts and kits in 1/12 and 1/16 scale now too, with many many more still to come.

      To find the smaller scale parts, just click on the 1/8 scale kits you like and if they are offered in the smaller scales you will find a link to them in the body of the text for the 1/8 scale parts!! The links are at the very begining of the text, so you will not have to search around for it. We plan to offery most of our parts in these smaller scales but we have to check the designs, one by one, and make sure they can be scaled down and printed in these smaller scales.

      Ok, well go to our new store and look around. Let me know what you like, what you don't like, what kits you would like to see put in the store and in what direction you would like to see the store grow. We are at the begining of this store's development and it is a lot easier to change it now than it will be to change it later.

      [U][B]Lastly, I just want everybody to know that our old store at TDR Innovations Home Pageis still acive and still in buisness.

      [/B][/U]Thank You
      Tim
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    OKAY GANG............If you've been wanting to build one the time is at hand.

    This is all fairly new to most of us as modelers. Rather than get run over by technology TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! has made state of the art modeling availble to you with out having to do all the design and leg work. Let's see a few of these Roadsters get built...Syd's doing a fantastic job with his and I'm sure some of you "pebble beach guys" could have a ball with it.
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    Been watching this all with interest. I wonder when the bodies will be available?
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    And the price for the complete kit is??? I am not trying to be sarcastic, I want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaky View Post
    Been watching this all with interest. I wonder when the bodies will be available?
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    [B][I][U]" For those of you who have been following Syd's build of the TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! Roadster, a couple areas of concern were discovered. We at TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! have reviewed Syd's concerns and are now looking at what options we have to make to ensure that this kit will allow the modeler to construct the TDR TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! Roadster to the best level of detail possible. We have decided that the master pattern for the body, and thusly the fiberglass molds do require some slight modifications before we will release any bodies for sale[/U][/I][/B].[B][I][U] It is anticipated that these modifications should be completed, molds revised, and the initial run of bodies should be available for sale starting 1 Oct. " [/U][/I][/B]
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinellid82 View Post
    And the price for the complete kit is??? I am not trying to be sarcastic, I want to know.
    David, I wish I could give you an exact retail price for a complete package and we're working on just that now. I'm assuming you (and you should) want to total up the price of the sub-assemblies and compare that figure to the price of everything bundled together in one shot?

    Our reason for the sub-assemblies is that it allows a builder to assemble and detail the car as his hobby budget allows and the sub-assemblies are set up in order that way. If we only sold it as a one shot deal there would be savings in shipping etc. sure, but many folks would not be able to afford it.

    Also some folks many only want to purchase a few sub-assemblies & body preferring to scratch build TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! some of it.
    As far as using the words "complete kit" goes......actually it would be better to view it as a builders kit.......it's builds up into a sterling model but it isn't and doesn't claim to be an open the packages, glue it together, paint it and call it day model.


    All that being said........I can't help but think of Pocher kits and those stick built boat and plane kits. All the good stuff is there but you have to add a good ol' heaping dose of basic modeling. Isn't that what it's all about?

    Anyway...I've babbled long enough, we'll post a package price as soon as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinellid82 View Post
    And the price for the complete kit is??? I am not trying to be sarcastic, I want to know.
    This is not a simple question to answer. It is complicated because of all the options you have as the modeler.

    I will try to put it in a nutshell though. Roughly speaking the kit will run about $1000 for a curbside kit and between $1600 to $2100 for everything.

    Now with that said, the modeler can reduced the cost of the kits significantly by making the sheet metal parts himself. He could make these parts out of aluminum, like we do, or he can uses styrene TDR 427 Roadster is Now Available!!!!!! plastic sheeting. I will get the patterns and plans posted up to this thread very soon.

    Also, all of our parts from Shapeways can be purchased in different materials.

    The white strong flexible material is the most inexpensive choice of material. It gives you a good strong tough part but it does require some additional finishing work

    The frosted detail is a good middle priced material that offers good detail, strength, and surface finish. This is the choice I would recomend for most parts.

    The frosted ultra detail material is the most expensive material but it offers the best in finish, detail and strength.

    The final price of the kit is all dependent on the type of materials you select for your parts............Like I said, it is not an easy question to answer.
    So use the numbers above as a rough estimate. The final price is ultimately up to you.

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    That is a lot of beer cans. I could call it a birthday present to me...for all of he birthday's I have left (and Christmas' and Father's Days and Easter's and Veteran's Days and Holloween's and every other holiday I can think of before she fimds the bill.)! I have a feeling that once the body is ready Mr. Visa and I are gonna take a walk into a dark closet and do some covert operations. Susan is gonna kill me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinellid82 View Post
    That is a lot of beer cans. I could call it a birthday present to me...for all of he birthday's I have left (and Christmas' and Father's Days and Easter's and Veteran's Days and Holloween's and every other holiday I can think of before she fimds the bill.)! I have a feeling that once the body is ready Mr. Visa and I are gonna take a walk into a dark closet and do some covert operations. Susan is gonna kill me!
    David perhaps you could convince your wife that you were buying the kit to save money?
    Tell her that what you'd really like is a real one (show her the going price of a full size compared to the model) but being the thoughtful family man that you are, you'll make the sacrifice and settle for the model to save the family gobs of coin.
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    Hey guys, I wanted to demonstrate the level of quality and surface finish these new materials are capable of. Here are some pics of a body I just got in. Can anybody guess the scale?













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    Look closely guys.....I think you'll be surprised.
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    How about some bigger pics and at least a hint.
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    I'm going to have to delay my purchase. My wife just got me a couple of collectible coins and they cost a few semolians.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    How about some bigger pics and at least a hint.
    So you want a hint Dan? Okay, it's smaller than a bread box.........
    Tim's having some 'puter problems opening this thread so I'll post this for him.............

    Acutally it is 1/43!!

    This is a test I ran for the Frosted Ultra Detail material. I wanted to push the material to its limits of thickness and detail and it did very well in both catagories.

    This body will remind you of a vacuum formed slotcar body. It is only .020 thick so it is flimsy but the detail is all there. If you look closely at the back of the car you can see the Bugatti emblem.

    Keep in mind that no finish work has been done to this body at all. All I did was soak it in Blech White for about an hour, washed it off, let it dry, and hit it with a very very thin coat of primer to bring out the details.

    This material FUD is the best plastic material Shapeways offers. It has the smallest minimum thickness and the highest detail capabilities........it also has the highest price

    The material that is a very close cousin to FUD is the Frosted Detail material (FD). This is the material I recommend for most parts. I have had identical 1/12 scale carbs and jackstands made in both the FD and FUD materials and I could not tell the difference between them. The best part is that the FD material is only about 60% of the cost of the FUD.

    These new materials are a game changer. They are the materials that are allowing TDR to break into the 1/12 and the 1/16 scales. So if you are looking for these smaller scales, just click on the 1/8 scale parts in our catalog. If we offer the same kit in 1/12 or 1/16 then there will be links in the text to take you to the listing for these smaller scales. To see what I mean, just click this link and you will understand.

    http://www.shapeways...tml?gid=sg93489

    So you guys that like the 1/12 and 1/16 scales, stand by, we will be expanding our products into these areas. It will take some time and some redesigns of our produts but it will come.

    Tim
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