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Old 01-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Anyone ever deal with these folks?
Im having them make a custom model of my Dads old airplane. They said they do cars, and trucks also. Whatever they can get a picture of, etc.

http://www.factorydirectmodels.com/
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Just found your post. Did you wind up having these guys do it? Now you've got me interested. My dad is hard to shop for and he just recently had the plane he built inspected by FAA for airworthiness.
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Just found your post. Did you wind up having these guys do it? Now you've got me interested. My dad is hard to shop for and he just recently had the plane he built inspected by FAA for airworthiness.
yeah. Im having a delux custom made for my Dad. A36TC, gear down, and they are gonna weight it so it rests on its gear when not on the stand. Total price for a complete custom delux was $414.00 including shipping, and sales tax (thay are local, so I have to pay tax on it).

Did you check out their site to see the details? They said they can make anything as long as they have a picture of it. Even aircraft that are experimental, or mock ups. AND......even Tacomas!
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Anyone ever deal with these folks?
Im having them make a custom model of my Dads old airplane. They said they do cars, and trucks also. Whatever they can get a picture of, etc.

http://www.factorydirectmodels.com/
My wife had a 767 done up in rockstar color's a few years back. 767 was my number when I raced. I'll ask her if she remembers who she ordered from. Said she sent them a pic of my quad and they took it from there. I'll get back to ya.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #6
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #7
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yeah. Im having a delux custom made for my Dad. A36TC, gear down, and they are gonna weight it so it rests on its gear when not on the stand. Total price for a complete custom delux was $414.00 including shipping, and sales tax (thay are local, so I have to pay tax on it).

Did you check out their site to see the details? They said they can make anything as long as they have a picture of it. Even aircraft that are experimental, or mock ups. AND......even Tacomas!
Checking it out now. I like the Bonanza, more a fan of the V-tailed model, though.

My Dad just finished (They never really are, just like any project vehicle) a VW powered Kitfox IV
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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Checking it out now. I like the Bonanza, more a fan of the V-tailed model, though.

My Dad just finished (They never really are, just like any project vehicle) a VW powered Kitfox IV
I like the V tail too, but my Dads plane was an A36TC, N63JM. They are duplicating it for me. THe hard part is, the paint was custom made for the plane, and picked out by my Mom, so there are no color samples, or codes from Beechcraft. They are going to do their best to match everything up. They also do interiors of the air craft, wich is stunning detail! I'll have to get a pic.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:22 AM   #9
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This is a sample of the interior of one persons custom model.



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Old 02-01-2013, 09:23 AM   #10
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Everything is done by hand. Pretty impressive if you ask me!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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Nice! Now to get my brothers on board to chip in.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #12
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Nice! Now to get my brothers on board to chip in.
The "Classic" one is $50.00 off right now, so it totals $199.00 plus shipping. not too bad for the detail.
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I like the V tail too, but my Dads plane was an A36TC, N63JM. They are duplicating it for me. THe hard part is, the paint was custom made for the plane, and picked out by my Mom, so there are no color samples, or codes from Beechcraft. They are going to do their best to match everything up. They also do interiors of the air craft, wich is stunning detail! I'll have to get a pic.
Is this his plane?


According to Flight Aware, she's flying today.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #14
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Is this his plane?


According to Flight Aware, she's flying today.
YUP!!!! Thats her!!!!

Only difference, is the new owners added 20 gal tip tanks, and a new paint job. She was a cream base color, with rust, and tan stripes. The N numbers were in the rust stripe, and only about 3" tall. My Dad liked this, as he would "buzz" people in the desert, or people fishing on a lake, and they couldnt get his N numbers.
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Here's my Dad's. Built it in a one car garage. He was taxi testing it at a little paved strip when a wind gust came along and suddenly he was airborne! He said he had thought about the possibility of that happening, but still had to pull seat cushion out of his butt.

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These were taken the day of my Dad receiving her.

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The pics are crappy, as they are scannned polaroids. The pic quality was never good to begin with, and they are degrading with time.
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Here's my Dad's. Built it in a one car garage. He was taxi testing it at a little paved strip when a wind gust came along and suddenly he was airborne! He said he had thought about the possibility of that happening, but still had to pull seat cushion out of his butt.

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I like your dad's red and gold scheme better than her current blue and gray
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I like the red and gold scheme better than her current blue and gray
I do too! It was easy to spot on the ramp, as it was the only plane with a cream base paint. All the others were white. It was a fun plane. Fast, and could carry alot.
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