Mike77

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About Mike77

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  • Birthday 04/07/1964

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  • Scale I Build 1/16

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  • Location Dwight, IL
  • Full Name Mike Perhach

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  1. Mike77 added a post in a topic Where i've been the past couple months.   

    Except for sweet a** Jenny most of this thread is a
  2. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest.   


    Hmmm...I'd better switch gears then. I was going to scratch build a cab that hasn't been done in that scale. No worries, there are plenty of kits kits/models available.
  3. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest.   

    Ditto, thank you for pinning this thread. Since the start of the contest is months away the thread won't get buried.
  4. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest.   

    Shouldn't this thread be pinned to the top?
  5. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest.   

    I have a question about rule #6. Does the build have to be from a kit/restoration or is a scratch build of something that hasn't been done yet acceptable?
  6. Mike77 added a post in a topic Any thoughts?   


    That's what I was hoping for, thank you. If you start adding categories and tons of rules and regulations it just sucks the fun out of it!
  7. Mike77 added a post in a topic Any thoughts?   

    I might be in for this depending on the rules. Would it be a simple winner-takes-all contest, or would there be categories for conventional and COE? Would it be 1/24-1/25 only? Would it be tractor only or tractor-trailer? I have to admit that the big Stepp's wrecker I did a couple of months ago was my first real dive back into 1/25 in many years after doing so many 1/16 trucks. Over those years my eyes and fingers got used to working with 1/16 parts so the little stuff was more of a challenge than I thought it'd be.

    I know there are some great builders here who can pop out a show-winning rig in a couple of weeks if they wanted to but the 10-month time frame allows everyone ample time. Like many here my ability to paint depends on the weather so starting in January is a good idea.
  8. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1/16 cabover   

    Outstanding as always William! Whenever I see you're work it really drives me to want to get back into 1/16, which I plan to do soon. I learned one thing building my 1/25 Stepp's "Mega Wrecker"...my eyes and fingers ain't what they used to be. I should probably stick to 1/16.
  9. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1/16 Kenworth Areodyne conventional due Aug. ..   

    3 down, 1 to go...all they need to reissue now is the 1/16 flatbed trailer.
  10. Mike77 added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    I didn't see it on the road...does "Shockwave" count? My wife and I went to see the Blue Angels perform today and Shockwave was there. Still cool after all these years!


  11. Mike77 added a post in a topic 1/16 Kenworth Areodyne conventional due Aug. ..   

    I asked a guy from RM about it a few months ago and he said "maybe in a couple of years." I thought his answer was strange given that in a couple of years this current flood of reissues will probably be over. Apparently they have the same thinking. I welcome the Aerodynes and I bet they don't sit around unsold like the regular 1/16 Kenworths.
  12. Mike77 added a post in a topic Ryan Derrikson 379 Pete (new pictures)   

    One word comes to mind...sweeeeeet!!!
  13. Mike77 added a post in a topic Stepp's Towing Can-Do Mega Wrecker   

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. I like to build but I don't have a lot of room to display stuff, so this one is on Ebay for someone else to enjoy. Unfortunately I didn't take any in-progress photos as I just kind of did this one a little at a time. I don't know how practical a wrecker this long would be in the real world but it doesn't really matter. I don't obsess over every little nut and bolt or whether each part is painted exactly how it's supposed to be on a real truck. To me that takes the fun out of modeling and makes it a chore.

    I did learn one thing about dipping my toes back in the 1/25 pool...my eyes and fingers aren't what they used to be!
  14. Mike77 added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Stepp's Towing Can-Do Mega Wrecker
    After abandoning two previous wrecker builds I figured I'd better wait until I finished one before I posted anything! I just got done with this one yesterday...a Stepp's Towing Can-Do 21"-long "Megawrecker". Enjoy!


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