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racprops
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have proven to many that his earlier model was/is a ripped off copy made off my model three. (And that 80% still is..)

So why has he not beaten me to market? I "lost' about three/four months laid up with a bad back, IF he really makes his own masters he should have gotten it done way ahead of me.

Rich


Anson James wrote:
racprops wrote:
Well I gave him enought time with my health problems, by the rights he should have beat me.

Interesting is it not???

Rich


That's not very subtle.
Maybe he's really taking his time so he can get it absolutely spot on.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's been making Mal guns for QMX.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I must admit that despite my general opinion of Rich's resin piece(s) and finishing ability, the pictures I have seen of this specific version look good.

I would still lengthen the grip a little and angel it a tad more, clean up some of the metal flash a little more, but the details in this model are far superior to any of his previous pieces.

The cast of this by the metal workshop he goes to did a great job.

On the finishing, it looks like the metal is getting coated with a protector, which is great and the paint is not chipping off as I believe the metal is being treated chemically. It still could look more worn and beat up like a service revolver, but overall it appears to be a very nice piece. I look forward to seeing how the other pieces turn out.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, I do not think Siderio is going to produce a worldcon version. It is really unfortunate as I do believe he would have made an outstanding kit.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last I heard he is still working on a worldcon version, since I also lent him a scope knob for him to cast off of, that he sent me stuff in trade for. He also has been trying to get actual gun parts as well, but I am sure it is not as easy as it is in the US to do. He knows he will be held accountable if any of his pieces are cast off of Rich's gun, so he seems to be going the extra mile as not to be accused it. Of course the issues with the Mal gun and QMX may have changed some things, and I have not heard from him about the project in a while.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My information is from about a week or two ago.

I do not believe he plans on doing a kit.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, I must get a lot of conflicting info than everyone else does when it comes to bottles and wallets. Now I get it with blasters too. Laughing

Bryan is referring to this email I received from Siderio when I asked him how the WorldCon blaster was coming along:

"Dear Sir,

Seen that I spent a lot of time to help the collectors to obtain a quality product spending a very honest price but people continue to support a speculators as R. Coyle. I decided to stop the production and the worldcon version would be no more relised. I think that is better support other people that support me for other interesting collecticable items. I am sure you will be happy of the new " super expensive R. Coyle production"

Beszt regards
Siderio."


So there you have it. Sounds like he either won't be doing it or he is just pulling my leg.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I LOL with this line: quality product spending a very honest price But Not honest made, when you rip off someone’s model.

And I wish this was true: " super expensive R. Coyle production" I am barely making a living so I wish the market was willing to support a higher price.

Rich
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also find the implied bit about honest price a bit insulting.

I ask a honest price for my model, there is no dishonesty in asking what I want for my work any more that is there for what he asks for his.

I work very hard on these models and very hard in making them accurate.

Companies whom go to Hong Kong and buy for $25.00 a model and then resell them for $350.00 well that is a bit more dishonest that either Sid or myself.

That IS taking advantage of our lack of knowledge of the cost of making these models overseas.

Rich
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
...there is no dishonesty in asking what I want for my work

Exactly. Charge what your time and skills are worth to you - nothing less.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
I also find the implied bit about honest price a bit insulting.

I ask a honest price for my model, there is no dishonesty in asking what I want for my work any more that is there for what he asks for his.

I work very hard on these models and very hard in making them accurate.


"Not many people can afford my work" -- Abdul ben Hassan, Blade Runner

It's not dishonest if you make the best. I wish I could afford your work, but I don't begrudge your ability to command those kind of prices. If people want the best, they'll have to pay for the best. And the best doesn't come cheap.

I just want to say I admire what you have been able to accomplish. In some respects you have improved on what the actual propmakers did.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

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