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 Earth
  • Full Name Mike Perhach

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  1. Mike77 added a post in a topic Super Boss trade   

    Got your email Mark, but I have a Super Boss already and want to trade it for the KW.
  2. Mike77 added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Super Boss trade
    Looking to trade a new, sealed, reissued kit of the AMT Super Boss (from a smoke-free home) for a new, sealed, reissued kit of the AMT Kenworth K-123. I prefer a trade within the USA to keep shipping costs to a minimum. Please contact me at perhach2@mediacombb.net. Thanks! Mike
     

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  3. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O BJ and The Bear Custom   

    I've used those amber and red craft "rhinestones" for years, they work very well. I've bought them at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and even Ebay when I couldn't find what I needed in the stores. All the lights on the 1/16 wrecker I did about 15 years ago, as well as all the other 1/16 customs I did, are stones from Michaels, trimmed down to the size & shape I needed with a Dremel...
     



  4. Mike77 added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    Not technically big rigs but these were at a huge car show I was at in downtown Springfield, Illinois today...
     


  5. Mike77 added a post in a topic Another Bill Signs Pete....   

    Very nice Pete and nice haul on the awards!  I've never built one of those but I might have to if I can snag one for under a fortune!
  6. Mike77 added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    I was at a nearby Hobby Lobby today and they had a couple of the Super Boss kits there. I passed on them as I'm not really into racing rigs. If the Freightliner SD kits start showing up there I might grab a couple of those.
  7. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

     
    The clear coat had a reaction with the paint. So I tried the oven cleaner stripper thing I've heard so much about. That had a reaction with the clear coat, the paint, the primer, and the body filler. Then I had a reaction to the whole thing.  
  8. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

    Hey guys, my KW has suffered irreversible damage to the cab/sleeper so I have to pull out of the contest. I'll use the chassis and fenders for something else eventually. I hate to have come this far only to have to sit on the sidelines but there's nothing I can do.
    Best of luck to the remaining contestants. Hopefully there's another contest next year with better results for me!
  9. Mike77 added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby Clearance Sales.   

    The Hobby Lobby stores in my area seem to only have an endless supply of WF DD COES, maybe clearance sales will make them finally disappear.
  10. Mike77 added a post in a topic Highway thru Hell   

    I'm sure they're well compensated for their inconvenience!
  11. Mike77 added a post in a topic AMT Super Boss 2016   

    The next time they want you to order from them just say "hopefully next week".
  12. Mike77 added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. Kenworth W900L...7/17 update...with color!   

    I finally got tired of stressing over paint color I finally made a choice. It's hard to photograph the model and get the color to show properly but it's Burnt Orange. I'm not sure if I'll add a second color for contrast but I'm glad to see it in color.
    On a side note, I've decided to scrap the rolled front bumper in favor of a traditional Texas bumper.
     


  13. Mike77 added a post in a topic Bill Drennen 379 hood???   

    Thank you very much for that information Kevin. I was trying to decide what to do with the hood and at least I know now what it'll mate up to. I might try to hunt down a resin Ultra cab or just stick with a regular kit cab or make a 379 wrecker or, or, or...
  14. Mike77 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    What kind of builder are you?
    In any hobby there are different degrees of builder/collector. I'm curious to know what kind of builder you guys consider yourselves. This is not a thread to put down a novice builder or worship an advanced builder, I just thought it would be neat for us to tell others how we look at our own build styles. I'll go first...
    I'm an "if it looks good on the shelf" builder, but that's not to say that I'm lazy about building. I don't have the detailed knowledge about trucks that a lot of guys do so I don't sweat over rivets, bolts, and every little hose or air line. If an occasional hood doesn't open or an axle doesn't roll so be it. I do my best to make those things happen but if they don't I'm certainly going to lose sleep over it. I'm just as happy with a decal of a dashboard gauge as I don't have the dexterity to paint a needle on a speedometer gauge! LOL!
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  15. Mike77 added a post in a topic Bill Drennen 379 hood???   

    I know it's hard to tell from a photo but this seems to be pretty good material as resin goes. I've had a lot of resin parts that are gritty and grainy and these are nice a smooth. Besides the cab what other parts does the original Drennen kit come with?