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  • Birthday 07/04/1955

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  • Location Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Full Name Jim Sulli van

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  1. DPNM added a post in a topic '68 Firebird 400   

    You are doing a good job on this.
    I built one of these for my brother when the kit was first released. My brother had a '68 400 back in the day. It had a vinyl top. I made the one for his model with the facial tissue method. I have not looked at the model I gave him lately to see how it's held up though.
  2. DPNM added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Just had a great trade with afx. Excellent trader!!!
  3. DPNM added a post in a topic 58 Impala Low Rider   

    EXCELLENT!!! Amazing!!! Great build!!!This car is Awesome!!! I really like the work you put into this.
  4. DPNM added a post in a topic What are your model building resolutions for 2015?   

    No resolutions either but my plan is to sell the models I know I will never get to and start on another hobby.
  5. DPNM added a post in a topic Does anyone look at eModelCars? Guess not   

    Lee, If you click the link in my first post on this subject it seems to me you can reference putting items on eModelCars. Maybe I'm wrong. If I am correct it may have been the best way for people to draw potential buyers and the site would have more listings than it does or, then again, maybe it is aliens???
  6. DPNM added a post in a topic Does anyone look at eModelCars? Guess not   

    I am giving it a try. If it works correctly the auctions should end on Saturday, January 3rd. It is a short window of opportunity. I started my auctions at a lower cost than if I would have listed them on eBay. If you feel they are priced too high that is your opinion. I believe that the pricing is fair.

    I'll see how this goes and may put more items on later or just say the ***heck*** with it.
  7. DPNM added a post in a topic Does anyone look at eModelCars? Guess not   

    To all that have responded so far, I appreciate your input. I would only list items at the same price that I would if I were putting them on feeBay. I have a pretty good idea of what they are worth and that is the price I would go with. I'm not trying to rip someone off nor do I want to lose money. I feel that my prices would be fair and for the most part sell on feeBay. I usually offer free shipping with my items and that is what I would do on this site. As the buyer I would hope that people would understand that part of my shipping cost is included in the starting price. I would also offer a "bundle" discount if someone was interested in buying more than one item. That is possible because of having no seller fees.

    It would be nice if there was more interest in the site. Being that we aren't allowed to sell on the forum I, for one, was unsure if I could mention my listings on the MCM forum for items I would list on emodelcars. That, to me, would be/is the best way to draw interest to the site in general and my listings in particular . I may just give it a go. My user name on eModelCars is the same as it is here.
  8. DPNM added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Does anyone look at eModelCars? Guess not
    I need some quick cash and I want to sell off some of my models. The usual way I would do this is list them on feeBay but, as you can see by what I call it, I am tired of paying their HIGH seller fees. Does anyone on here look at emodelcars? It is a small site like the giant one but it seems that the stuff on it has been there a long time. It's sad as there is a tab for it at the top of the forum page. It could become huge if more people read/used it. And it's free!!!

    As said, I need my cash quick so I'm not sure that emodelcars would be the place to post them unfortunately. I prefer not to list them on feeBay either.

    I have read most of this thread (I couldn't take it all, too much bickering and whining) http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=70679&hl=emodelcars and it seems that if I do post my items for sale on emodelcars that I can mention in this thread that they are listed and anyone interested can go there to see them. I am not selling on the MCM forum, just referencing emodelcars. Is this correct, I can reference?
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  9. DPNM added a post in a topic Jus' call me Bonehead!   

    WOWZER !!! I may be presuming too much but my guess is you got your user name from your ex . Nice collection and it's cool to see you got the bun size dog.
  10. DPNM added a post in a topic Ferrari 350 CanAm (conversion from P4 Coupe)   

  11. DPNM added a post in a topic MCM Forum - expert work expected?   

    Being we are referencing dictionary terms I would suggest this one when you wish to comment on another members build.

    tact [takt]
    noun 1. a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations. If you want to offer helpful advice by all means do. An explanation of how to do it would/could be useful. If you just want to criticize without trying to help the builder improve it seems to me it would be best not to comment. I have seen plenty of builds here where the builder is praised even though, in my opinion, it doesn't deserve it (bad/orange-peel paint etc). I have also seen builders raked over the coals for small details of omission or addition. When I find a build I like I comment on it positively. I do not think that I've ever posted a negative comment on a build but that is by choice, because I choose not to. Usually any negative comments I would make have already been posted by someone else so I do not need to pile on. Criticism can be a good thing, depending on how it's given. Just my 2 cents.
  12. DPNM added a post in a topic 57 Ford, as a 2nd Family Car?   

    I was born in 1955 so I am only going by my memory and a 8mm home movie we had. My dad had a 1956 Corvette that I know he purchased new (I mention it in a different thread). He had a 1958-1960 Thunderbird (it was in a 8mm home movie). I remember riding in it once as I put my hand out the window at a gas station and my Dad closed it. My hand got stuck as the window had to go all the way up before it would go back down. He wasn't happy. I also remember that he had a Chevy pick up at the same time. There were two instances I remember about it. One, he had thrown a match that he lit a cigarette with out the wing window and it went around the front and burned my brothers cheek when it came back in the passengers window. Also, I remember my Dad hitting the brakes hard once and my brothers face bounced off the dash and his front teeth went through his bottom lip. Come to think of it that truck must not have been fond of my brother :-)

    It might not have been 1957 specifically but it had to be around that time period.
  13. DPNM added a post in a topic What is a "girls " car ?   

    IIRC the recently redesigned VW Beetle was done to make it look less like a "girl's" car.
  14. DPNM added a post in a topic Mad mudder blazer   

    Excellent !!!
  15. DPNM added a post in a topic 1:1 Cars that had an effect on you, and why.   

    1956 Corvette. My Dad's car. I got to drive it ONCE. I drove it to where I worked, at 7:00 AM, in the rain, with him in the car. I sat in the car a gazillion hours as a kid.

    1960s Cadillacs. Also my Dad's cars. He had 5 at one point. The cars I learned to drive in.

    1967 Cougar. My first car.

    1967 Covette Coupe. 427 car with a 350ci transplant before I got it. Auto trans. 2 speed, low and go. Also a 1966 Corvette convertible. A true 396 car with a 4 speed.

    1978 Dodge D100 short bed/step side 2wd pickup. It was black with the Warlock gold striping and wood bed stakes. It also had side pipes and a custom tonneau cover.

    Datsun 240/260/280 Z and ZXs. I had a multitude of them and these are when I learned to drive quickly. One I had was set up for gymkhana/autocross. I can also corner. I learned to love turns in the road.

    Volvos. Ive had a couple from the mid '80s and I am always keeping my eye out for the next. A 245 wagon.