mikemodeler

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  1. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Larry's amazing scratchbuilt '57 Jeep pickup   

    I struggle to clean up a regular styrene kit to look presentable and along comes a scratchbuilt brass piece of art! That is one awesome, well detailed replica!
  2. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 1971 F100 shop truck   

    Looks great, like the weathering and the stance is just right.
     
    Question though: Is it just me or are the mirrors slightly oversized in this kit?
  3. mikemodeler added a post in a topic I had a reality check. Leaving the hobby.   

    Fully understand your situation Dave and can appreciate the way you have analyzed it. It seems you have more than a full plate and instead of getting a bigger plate, you have figured out how to manage what you have.
    Glad you won't leave the hobby entirely, I'd hate for that to happen. I hope you can get some building done and find some happiness along the way.
     
    Take care.
  4. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 77 Jeep My first attempt at a lifted one   

    That is coming along nicely. I too need to learn the art of making arched springs, thanks for the information on how to!
  5. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 1979 Ford F150 Flareside 4x4   

    Coming along nicely, should be a great looking truck when you are done!
  6. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Gauging interest in Dodge W-300 & W-500 cab kits   

    A couple of thoughts on this:
    1. You didn't mention the glass, will that be included too?
    2. The bed would be most welcome, even if it is a separate item.
    3. The frame is almost necessary and though the instructions to build one being included is nice, why not offer the frame with the kit?
    4. I can figure out the drivetrain, although it would be nice to have that too.
     
    I like the price point, but considering how much stuff would have to be sourced or scratchbuilt, it could be a deal breaker for folks who would be put off trying to find the additional parts. The Modelhaus kits run $90 + but at least they are more complete.
  7. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Gauging interest in Dodge W-300 & W-500 cab kits   

    I would be interested in the single cab W-300 kit and possibly a crew cab W-300. What are you suggesting for the donor kit? I would like to build a 4wd version of these trucks.
  8. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    Yeah, and if Bernie Sanders wins the election Harry I think we will get a taste of what our friends to the North are experiencing!
     
  9. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 72 Olds Cutlass Hartop/Missing Link Resin DONE 01/30   

    Beautiful, that interior is outstanding, a shame it is hidden!
  10. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Revell 2016 releases   

    I'll be picking up a Nickey kit to replicate a friend's original low mile '67 Nickey, the car is unbelievable !
  11. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Ditto for Mark (Disabled Modeler) as his package got here a day before mine got to him. Trade was perfect and exactly as described.
    Would not hesitate to trade with him again, great communication.
  12. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    The best way would be to call them. They are in the same time zone as Chicago, if that helps you to determine when to call.
    I have never heard of anyone not getting their order or customer service that wasn't outstanding, so I would call them if you haven't given them any credit card information. 
    I understand that they are a small operation (3 employees) and given their high quality product, I can see where they wouldn't have tons of extra time to spend on the computer.
  13. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Brian James Trailer   

    Might have to get one of these, they look very nice and I could see one hitched up to a Meng F-350
  14. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Wanted: Mid 80s C10 Shortbed kit -complete-   

    This soon to be re-released kit is 4wd and I doubt they will correct the front bumper to a true '84 configuration as it resembles an 81/82 model year front bumper with the turn signals in the bumper. Some filler should do the trick on the bumper and if you are after a 2wd suspension, one can probably be sourced from a van kit.
  15. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    That was probably a computer generated response. They lost a son last year (unexpectedly) and took some time off to deal with the loss. 
    Don and Carol have been nothing but upstanding and straightforward in their business and I would be willing to bet that your order has been received and is in the process of being put in line for shipping. They have always had a policy of working on orders in the order they came in, regardless of what was ordered.