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  1. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Revell 1969 Camaro SS/RS   

    Nice job and great details, I think you nailed this one!
  2. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 78 CHEVY SHORT BED   

    That is a great looking model and nice job on the trim!
    I am convinced that if Revell or Round 2 were to offer a GM truck kit with 2wd and 4wd drivetrains in the same box, they would sell like crazy!
  3. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Yet another Foose 56 F-100 Update-Paint Finished   

    Looks great and nice details, especially that dash!
    What color and brand paint is that? Looks very rich!
  4. mikemodeler added a post in a topic LONG SHOT WANTED: Modelhaus medium-duty truck tires / wheels X3   

    I hate to think what someone would ask for those if they wanted to sell them Bill, knowing that the Modelhaus is no longer producing those.
    Have you checked out Scenes Unlimited? Danny has many different types of wheels somewhat similar to what you are looking for, maybe he has something that will work for your project? He is always working on new stuff so drop him a line, he just might be able to hook you up.
  5. mikemodeler added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    First time in 27 years of marriage that our Thanksgiving did not include additional family members. It was just the wife and our 2 grown kids and we actually had the best meal ever as there wasn't any stressing over who was running late or if everything was cooked to everyone's liking. My wife had major surgery a week ago and came through just fine so we had that to be thankful for but the best part was my 20 year old daughter volunteered to cook the dinner this year. She made perfect mashed potatoes, three casseroles, stuffing and sweet potatoes in addition to biscuits and corn bread. My big contribution was waiting in line on Tuesday at Honeybaked Ham to get the turkey breast and I did the post meal clean up as I have been told I do the best job of cleaning, must be the OCD!
    Hope everyone had a great meal and whomever they were with they enjoyed being with them.
  6. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Here's hoping you have a big turkey day.   

    Gonna be a quiet one this year in our house- just the 4 of us, no extra family or friends as my wife is recovering from major surgery and we are laying low. Took the easy way out and got a pre-cooked turkey breast from Honeybaked Ham.
    Hope everyone has a great holiday and for those forum members from another country, a great Thursday! 
  7. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Wanted 50 ford f100   

    I will check the stash tomorrow, can't remember if I still have one or not. What do you have for trade?
  8. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Moebius 71 Ford Ranger XLT   

    Looks great, I remember seeing many in similar color combos. Nicely detailed.
  9. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Chevy crewcab   

    That looks great, as usual, and love the color you chose!
  10. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Hello after the hurricane!   

    Glad to hear that you are slowing getting back to some sense of normal (relatively speaking) and are able to see some progress in restoring services to the island. I cannot begin to fathom the devastation and how much hard work you (and others) have put in and have ahead of you, but as you mentioned, Puerto Rico will be back!
    Thanks for sharing with us and giving us some insight on what your experience was. 
  11. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Martin Truex- NASCAR Champion   

    As the OP of this topic, it was intended to congratulate Martin Truex Jr. on his winning the championship and not turn it into a pissing match over who knows more about why Matt Kenseth is out of a ride this year.
    If you want to continue discussing the state of NASCAR, sponsorship deals, how much drivers get paid and who knows more or has "inside" guys feeding them information, start another thread please.
  12. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Martin Truex- NASCAR Champion   

    Most of the drivers have made enough money and will be just fine if they invested it right.Making decisions in the heat of the moment is part of racing and admitting your mistakes is not something they all do, so props to Matt if he did own it.
    In this PC world, drivers have to be so careful as to not upset sponsors but yet stand up for their perceived "wrongs" from other drivers.
  13. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Martin Truex- NASCAR Champion   

    Most teams get support from others, usually in the form of technical information, equipment and as you pointed out, sometimes they get people too. 
    The point I was trying to make is that while there is support and resources, someone still has to drive the car and Martin Truex proved that he can drive and he earned his championship. I had the opportunity to meet him and talk with him back in his Michael Waltrip Racing days and I have to say he is one of the most down to earth guys and not ego driven like some of his peers.
    I think lost in the shuffle of all of the Dale Earnhardt retirement tributes yesterday was the fact that Matt Kenseth also "retired" and very little was mentioned of him or his contributions to the sport.
  14. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Martin Truex- NASCAR Champion   

    Nope, based here in Charlotte NC I am pretty much sheltered from the inner workings of NASCAR and which teams are aligned, thanks for pointing that out.
    Most teams have alliances based the manufacturer (Chevy/Ford/Toyota) with help from the factories in many areas.The thing that sets the Toyota teams apart is the fact that their engines are supplied by TRD whereas the Chevy and Ford teams have different engine builders. 
    As others have stated, it's good to see Martin win, he's worked hard and the team has worked harder to run with the big dollar teams.
  15. mikemodeler added a topic in General   

    Martin Truex- NASCAR Champion
    Watched the race yesterday and was so happy to see Martin Truex win his first NASCAR championship as he has worked hard to be as successful as he is. Their team is not like Joe Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske and being based in Denver certainly presents some challenges as well but they took the underdog role and made it work for them. Not since Alan Kulwicki won back in the '90s have I been so pleased to see a team win.
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