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About mikemodeler

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 12/28/1963

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    Charlotte NC
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  1. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! I about pee'd myself reading that, thanks for the chuckle Daniel!
  2. Loadstar Brush Truck

    Awesome and impressive work Charles! Looking forward to seeing this one done, which shouldn't be much longer.
  3. Wheel I.D. Help, Please

    The six lug wheel with the red painted lug nuts looks like the rear wheels out of the old AMT Modified kits of '30's and '40's cars. I remember buying a combo kit back in the '70's that included a Ford pickup, trailer and IIRC a '40 Ford modified race car and it had wheels very similar. Being on a race car probably explains the 6 lugs.
  4. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    A more modern medium duty truck would be most welcome, along with some different bodies for it- rollback, wrecker, dump, box, utility, boom truck. I know there are plastic models of promo trucks with these beds on them, but it sure would be nice to have them available to build. Back to the topic, having the truck parts mentioned- dump bed from the AMT Ford LN8000, the wrecker beds from the Revell kits, mixer drums from the AMT/Ertl kits- all make some kind of sense if they can be done in small runs profitably.
  5. Issue #205

    Appreciate the update Gregg, will look for it at the Hobby Shop.
  6. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    I would rather see that GMC short bed stepside come back than the poor excuse of a tow truck kit. That wrecker is not representative of any 1:1 truck that I am aware of and we would be better served putting either the bed from the Revell Midnite Cowboy wrecker kit or the resin wrecker bed from Jeff Ballard at MCRC. In a perfect world, someone would tool up a new 67-72 GM pickup kit to include a real detailed chassis, long and short bed and 2wd/4wd drivetrains. Imagine the different variations that could be done, 6 years, 2 brands and if they tried hard, they could also do a Suburban!
  7. On my calendar and looking forward to going! I will probably get a table and sell off the last of my overstock and concentrate on building ! Ha!
  8. Grab those bargains off those racks... (HL sale)

    I am on the email list from Hobby Lobby and today's email has a section for Clearance items. Some of the kits mentioned on this thread are there on the HL website on clearance but are marked 40% off, not the 75% seen in the stores. I guess if you really want some of those kits, 40% is better than nothing. I was tempted to buy a 75 Corvette but decided I needed to wait and get one at a swap meet.
  9. Daytona 500

    That's true, local tracks do produce more "real" racing! But a Chili Bowel? That's got to be painful! LOL!
  10. Daytona 500

    The trouble with races at Daytona and Talledega is that one wrong move and the field gets mangled and sometimes a driver is taken out through nothing more than being in the wrong place. I agree that the banging and wrecking might seem like a good thing, but if your driver gets knocked out early in the race, do you continue to watch? I saw some of the pre-race and caught a few minutes early on in the race but didn't watch it much until the end with 20 laps to go, much like I did the night before with the Xfinity race. Between Darrel Blabbermouth Waltrip and his annoying little brother Mikey Imaidiot Waltrip, I have a hard time listening to the race. Sure wish those two could find employment elsewhere because I think Jeff Gordon brings a better driver's perspective to the table and Darrel is 18 years removed from the driver's seat. Mikey lucked out having the ride he did at DEI and the wins he got were more luck than skill.
  11. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    IMO, they were not very accurate and lacked real detail. I think we are overdue a "new" wrecker kit, either a rendition of an old Holmes 440 single line bed or a modern hydraulic wheel lift bed that could be put behind a pickup truck.
  12. The AMT Chevy short bed pickups will fit on the Tahoe chassis to give the appearance of a stock 4x4 pickup. There is no adjusting the suspension height and the detail is all molded in so some careful painting can yield a realistic but simple chassis. As Aaron mentioned, the Escalade suspension can be swapped, might take some adjusting to make it look right. Definitely more realistic looking compared to the Tahoe basic chassis, haven't tried it yet.
  13. Anyone make a resin 1 ton dump bed

    Jeff, Pics and pricing would be appreciated, if it's anything like your wrecker bed I am in!
  14. Highway thru Hell

    That is the dreams of winning the lottery and deciding to indulge in building the cars you have always wanted!
  15. Unimog

    Yes they were Hugh, I could bounce the rear end like a basketball! Our plow Unimog had a flatbed so we loaded some scrap engines for ballast. The Uni that had the end loader had a factory steel block for ballast, as did our forklift, that weighed about 1,500 lbs., and we did not have a problem with it. I would cut some thick pieces of styrene and give them the rust treatment and stack them in the bed to simulate steel plates. A friend of mine did that with the plow truck pickups we used instead of weighing them down with sand or stone. That spreader that comes with that kit would be more than enough weight for ballast.