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mikemodeler

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About mikemodeler

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  • Birthday 12/28/1963

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  • Location Charlotte NC
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  1. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Next Meng Kit Announced - How About a Jeep?   

    Wish I could get excited about this kit but I can't. Call me a purist, but the Jeeps have become too much a luxury SUV and have strayed way far from their roots. I understand some of the changes were necessitated by government standards and trying to appeal to more buyers, but I lost interest in Jeeps when they started hanging all the plastic add on stuff on them.
    I am really hoping someone would take a page from the Moebius folks and develop a series of models like the Ford F series trucks they are doing for Dodge and GM trucks from 67- 80.
  2. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Wish me luck guys...   

    Just seeing this Mark, hope you are feeling better and of course, nothing but positive thoughts and prayers for you.
  3. mikemodeler added a post in a topic MPC 1975 Datsun Pickup 3n1 Kit Parts Review   

    Thanks for the review, definitely got to get one or two of these.
    My observation- the ejector pin marks on the bottom of the hood look like they will be a bear to fix, otherwise it looks like a decent job was done to restore the tool.
  4. mikemodeler added a post in a topic C7 Corvette: Revell snap kit - 9/15/17 update: Color!   

    Looks great, that blue really pops in the sun! Take care with that second hurricane coming at you, you guys are getting it bad this year!
  5. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Rockford Files Diorama   

    Great work as usual Tom, your attention to details really shines through in your builds. That trailer looks spot on and as others have said, the truck looks perfect!
  6. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Revell Chevy Silverado kit   

    PM sent 
  7. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 72 Chevy Cooter's tow truck   

    Nice start, always thought the tow boom in that Cooter truck was a bit cheesy. Should look nice when you have it done.
  8. mikemodeler added a topic in General   

    The LHS (Local Hobby Shop)
    So today I found myself in Rock Hill SC and decided to stop in the only LHS in the Charlotte metro area and see what they had been up to. My main motivation was to pick up the latest issue of MCM because of the articles that have been mentioned here.
    This LHS- Hobby Stop- has been looking like business is hurting for some time now and the first thing I noticed was revised business hours of 10-6 Tuesday- Saturday. Walking in, there were a couple of old guys hanging out talking with the owner, but no one else. I walked to the back to see what was new in the kit department and there was some new stuff, but a lot of it was the same old, same old. I did decide to grab the new Suburban as it was marked $25.95 and I thought if I didn't do my part to support him, then who would? I also picked up a can of Tamiya paint but put it back when he told me it was $18, must have been real gold in that can of gold paint!
    My point is that I made a decision to support the hobby shop because I could. That Suburban will not get built for a while and I could have ordered online for less or waited until my Hobby Lobby had it and used a 40% off coupon, but helping the LHS felt like the thing to do. How long this store stays in business, I don't know. He does a lot with R/C but previous conversations with him tells me that has taken a hit too, with customers shopping him for advice or repairs but buying online.
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  9. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby has lost the plot with Vallejo Paint pricing   

    Squadron is having a sale on Vallejo paint, check it out!
     
  10. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 2017/18 Featherlite Transporter   

    Impressive as always, much like the earlier trailers. Any idea of what you will use to pull it? I am sure it will depend on which driver you go with.
    Thanks for sharing your build, anxious to see this one done!
  11. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 1969 GMC Pick-up   

    Bandit Resins offers a short bed conversion kit, complete with correct tailgate.
  12. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Beetle Pickup   

    As always, your builds impress me and love the subject! 
  13. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 1969 Ford F-100 - Mobius / Model King   

    Very nicely done, a great tribute replica. Love the cleanliness yet simple paint scheme.
  14. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Chrome Five Spoke Wheels   

    Are you looking for another set of the chrome 5 spokes from the 71 T Bird or just any old set of chrome 5 spokes? Keep in mind chrome 5 spokes came in many variations and kits, so some more specifics might be needed. If you have a picture, that would definitely help (if it's not the one already posted).