• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About mrindy77

  • Rank
    MCM Friend
  • Birthday 06/30/1966

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build ALL

Profile Information

  • Location Hudson, WI
  • Full Name Cal Wood

Recent Profile Visitors

1,899 profile views

mrindy77's Activity

  1. mrindy77 added a post in a topic 1925 Ford Model T Track Coupster   

    I'm leaving the roof on. You can call it a coupster if you are so inclined.
  2. mrindy77 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1925 Ford Model T Track Coupster
    I've had this one on the back burner for while. Time to start making some progress. This is the initial mock up, its a AMT 1925 Model T, its an older one that was molded in black. I used the Edmunds modified front grille and scratch built a belly pan. Tires are Herb Deeks big and littles with some kidney bean Halibrands I found in the parts box. I'm going to stuff a Ford DOHC Indy motor from the Gurney Eagle kit into it. Tight fit but it appears it will work. 
    • 11 replies
  3. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Pretty much done with resin.   

    After reading this thread, it was like peeling the scab off an old wound. I too have waited 3+ years to receive product from a resin caster. I doubt I will ever receive the order for 3 Indy cars. The resin caster has left a swath of unshipped orders in our little Indy car model building community. We were also Facebook 'friends', and when I questioned the where about of my order I was unfriended. I have a string of private emails from the Indy car blog I am a member of and it is almost comical the response I'd get after questioning where my order was. All just stringing  me along until I no longer had any recourse via Paypal or Ebay. I can sympathize with anyone who has been cheated out of money by so called fellow modelers. Caveat Emptor.
  4. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Wanted 1/8th scale Monogram Kits,Parts and Built-Ups   

    I have a set of big and littles from the 1932 Roadster, tires only. Would like to trade fro wheels from the Polar Lights Hawaiian Funny Car.
  5. mrindy77 added a post in a topic What is your Favorite Auto or Truck Program??   

    Chasing Cars with Wayne Carini is probably my most watched. I like the cars and event coverage. Ass Monkey Garage is the worst and Richard Rawlings can go squat on a cactus...he is just a coked up wannabe. Legendary Motorcars is ok but Peter Klutt's Canadian accent is like finger nails on the chalkboard...arggh.
  6. mrindy77 added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe Barn Find Diorama   

    I think there is too much 'dead space' in the diorama. In other words, too much area where nothing is going on. You could make the base half the size and incorporate the same elements. A diorama needs to draw the viewer into the scene and tell a story. What story are you telling? What in this scene draws me in to look at other elements. The moss moss dumped into the scene. In this scale foliage really needs to look like real foliage. Maybe the rusted 40 could have flat tires, or no rims. Don't forget that basic modeling principles still apply when rusting out car, mold part lines still need to sanded, etc. It looks like a finger print in the rear bumper dent. Every little detail in the diorama needs to build upon itself. See if you can find a book called 'How to build dioramas' by Shep Paine. Although it is geared towards a military modeler he was without a doubt one of the best.
  7. mrindy77 added a post in a topic ferrari 250 california   

    Black is the best color for this prancing horse. Nice job.
  8. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Fantasy'60's Indy 1/20 scale.   

    Interesting...more reminiscent of a Pikes Peak hill climb car of the period than an Indy Car. 
  9. mrindy77 added a post in a topic "Hot for Teacher" '32 Ford Phaeton   

    I believe I read somewhere that they pretty much trashed the car after the video. Somehow they managed to backfire back through the blower and destroy it. The "Hot for teacher" painted on the side left a ghost image after it was removed.Dings and knicks in the body and paint. I thought I had read that in an old issue of Street Rodder.
  10. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Bill Jenkins' Black Arrow 1965 Belvedere   

    Well, this is funny, when Garrett and I were looking at the cars he mentioned he really liked that one. I took a photo for him...I did not know it was yours. I never really looked at any of the build sheets. LOL.
  11. mrindy77 added a post in a topic 1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible   

    Cute looking at your engine compartment it appears you forgot the radiator.
  12. mrindy77 added a post in a topic BRM P83 Jackie Stewart   

    Those BRM engines were some really wicked sounding beasts. Cool model.
  13. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Milwaukee NNL 24   

  14. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Social Circumcision 50 Chevy panel   

    Nice to meet you as was nice to see the completed model in person. My son, Garrett, liked your model as well. 
  15. mrindy77 added a post in a topic Milwaukee NNL 24   

    Nice show, I did get to talk to Kerry Ingram and put face to the name. I printed the decals for his Social Circumcision rod.
    The venue seems small and space is at a premium. Maybe the check in could be done outside the room where the models are to free up some more space for tables for models. The juniors table was packed as were a few others. Maybe staff could assist with arranging cars on the tables to provide more room. Not sure the PA and music system is warranted as it takes up space and is rather noisy in an already small noisy room. 
    I think this NNL has outgrown its space, especially if they plan on 400 more cars next year.
    Don't get me wrong, we had fun and met some fellow modelers...just providing constructive critique for next years event.