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About ERIK88

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  • Birthday 08/29/1988

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 / 1:25

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  • Location Milwaukee wi
  • Full Name erik rodriguez

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  1. ERIK88 added a post in a topic 90s Corvette for trade   

  2. ERIK88 added a topic in Trading Post   

    90s Corvette for trade
    I am looking to trade for any muscle car , hot rod , sports car etc. the corvette is opened, everything is complete sealed.
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  3. ERIK88 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I got these for $6 a piece. Idk why I really love Indy cars from the 80s. I think it was a great time in that sport.

  4. ERIK88 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Ain't I a lucky dude? I got all the versions of my favorite year Ford F-150! These are quite rarities nowadays what do you guys think?

  5. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Is it me or is it my builds?   

    Oh and please do not use cursive font style on your threads like many do on here! It's to hard to read. I tend too just glance at the pictures when this happens, and go to the next thread lol. Can I also say something else for those guys that claim they only build for themselves? I don't think that's completely true, if you only built for yourself you probably wouldn't be on this website, but I do understand it's the masculine thing to say. I do not think builders that claim they only build for themselves would bother posting pictures of their models on here if that was the case. If I were to take a guess I would say forum members do value others opinions to a certain extent. people post their works on here seeking to get some type of confirmation of their good work. There is nothing wrong with positive reinforcement, we desire it all the time. We seek positive reinforcement t in our careers, children, wife/ significant other, hobbies sports etc. if you've ever won a trophy, got a raise, got lucky on that date in which you've a
    had your A game, or were told how good you were making a certain dish, well , you just experienced positive reinforcement. And its a beautiful feeling my friend .. ...... 🎉🎊🏆🏁🏇🏻🚀
  6. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Is it me or is it my builds?   

    I would not worry about it my friend, I think it's safe to say it happens to all of us every now and then. However, Just to give you some pointers that  I think would be a mutual benefit for both the builder, and the viewer would be to make sure you have decent pictures. Please have good steady quality pictures, multiple angles, and somewhat decent grammar. I cannot stress how many times I've attempted to read a sentence from a forum member, which hardly makes any sense. To be honest, this happens 80% of the time I attempt to read what a person is wanting to get across In a  model kit they've built. I'm not sure if it's laziness, or not enough of a proper education. I am not saying I'm perfect either, I'm sure an English professor can spot many mistakes within this paragraph ! Nonetheless, what you are experiencing happens thru cycles as the other guy mentioned earlier,especially if your building a run of the mill kit. Don't be so hard on yourself, and do not let anyone's opinion or lack of thereof affect your enjoyment of the hobby. I am fortunate enough to have my daughter use positive reinforcement on me whenever I complete a car lol. I know my builds are possibly a 7  out of 10, but as long as I'm happy with the paint job,  or detail work , I'm good with that :). I have decided a long time ago not to lose my mind in this hobby, otherwise it would become a chore.
  7. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Kits up for trade   

    hey good to see you back here, I will definitely take a look at what I have! You sure do always have some goodies haha 
  8. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Kits up for trade   

    Kits have been traded
  9. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Amt 1964 impala lowrider   

    thanks guys, and I hope everything is well by you Ken! I hope to see more of your builds on here. 
  10. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Amt 1964 impala lowrider   

    Thanks a lot for the kind compliments guys, I'm glad many liked it.  I'm really digging the yellow on the impala as well, I keep glancing every now and then in its display case. 
  11. ERIK88 added a topic in Trading Post   

    Kits up for trade
    Here are some kits up for trade, I am interested in  60s, 70s, 80s muscle , sedan or exotic

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  12. ERIK88 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Amt 1964 impala lowrider
    Well here is my rendition of a 64 impala lowrider by Amt. it is a simple kit from decades back, but looks much more realistic to me than the revells 64 Impala. I've only added engine wiring, and Pegasus lowrider rims. The paint is by createx, I will wax the body a little more to get more gloss out of the paint. As all of my builds, I like to build clean paint jobs. If I owned a lowrider it would have a clean custom paint job without any crazy designs or murals ( no disrespect for those who like that sort of stuff). Let me know what you guys think, and yes I didn't paint the impala emblems or bmf as I am not that advanced yet .

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  13. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Revell ford escort XR-3 for trade   

  14. ERIK88 added a topic in Trading Post   

    Revell ford escort XR-3 for trade
    here is a complete model kit by revell of the ford escort X R -3 . I would like to trade for a
    MPC mustang get wild breed, snake bite, pace car or anniversary car. 
    Amt 59 el camino 
    tamiya nissan skyline gtr 
    tamiya Nissan 300zx
    tamiya Toyota supra 
    tamiya f40 Ferrari
     monogram 1984 mustang convertible or 79 pace car
    amt Chrysler 300c custom

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  15. ERIK88 added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/35 scale Tamiya m41 tank U.S. wheel tracks
    hello, I figured this might be a long shot given this is a model cars forum. However, I recently purchased a tamiya m41 tank that is missing the wheel tracks . I'm not sure if they are rubber like. If anyone would like to trade , please let me know , I would greatly appreciate it.
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