mikemodeler

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  1. mikemodeler added a post in a topic The Tragically Hip to go on last tour.   

    Sad news indeed. Too much musical talent loss so far this year and we're only 5 months in!
    As Wayne said above, thoughts and prayers to Gord, his family and band, may he enjoy his remaining days.
     
  2. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Got a question   

    Chris,
    I live in South Charlotte. I used to cover the whole state of NC in a previous job but now I am just in the metro market of Charlotte. Next February there will be a great swap meet in Salisbury, lots of models to choose from!
  3. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Got a question   

    Depends on what you are looking for. Not sure how long you were gone from the hobby but the price of kits has risen over the last 10 years considerably. If you shop around, you can find deals and ways to save money on kits.
    1. Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon that helps bring the cost of a kit down.There are stores in Kannapolis and Salisbury.
    2. Local hobby shows and swap meets are a good way to find kits at good prices, along with some older out of production kits. There is a great show coming up in August in Clemmons NC that will have a great variety of kits for sale along with some nice models on display.
    3.Internet sellers. Places like Modelroundup, Tower Hobbies, Megahobby, and others have sales and special offers that can get you models and supplies delivered to your door. eBay is another avenue, just be careful to not get caught up in a bidding war and pay too much for a kit.
    4.Trading with forum members here. If you have something someone else is looking for, you can make a trade and get rid of a kit and get one you want!
    Searching around at thrift shops and yard sales is also another way to find bargains.
  4. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    Very shiny! That black paint looks great and the rest of the model is well detailed.
  5. mikemodeler added a post in a topic It has finally arrived. Now I go to work.   

    Also check to see if there are any mold lines in the body before you put color on it, you will be glad you did! Not familiar with that kit and where the body lines might be, but a close inspection should show them.
    Welcome back to the hobby and enjoy. As you have found out, there are some helpful people here and don't be afraid to ask questions, that's what we are here for!
  6. mikemodeler added a post in a topic show question   

    There is a show at that location, but it is usually in February. That is a great show if you are looking for kits or parts as that is all they have. Bring lots of money when you go to that show, you will need it!
  7. mikemodeler added a post in a topic 1978 Chevy Truck From Leftover Parts   

    nice and clean! Looks great, way to use the parts box!
  8. mikemodeler added a post in a topic hobby linc   

    Thanks Aaron, I did get them confused. And you are correct about the shipping. I usually buy several at a time to cushion the blow on shipping costs or at least find additional items (paint, glue, etc) to help with the cost.
     
  9. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Future floor wax question   

    Harry,
    Nice builds!
    Do you airbrush yours or hand brush it on? I did a model a couple of years ago with Future and hand brushed it on only to see it cracking a week later. Wasn't sure if it was due to the application process or some other factor.
     
  10. mikemodeler added a post in a topic hobby linc   

    Is that a glue kit or snap kit?
    If you are looking for Japanese kits, Hobbylinc is the place to go. If you are looking for domestic kits, there are plenty of sources here in the states to find what you want at a good price.
  11. mikemodeler added a post in a topic show question   

    Stan,
    August 20th, Clemmons NC 9th annual CKM Summer Classic
    ckminfo@carolinakustommodelers.com
     
    July 9th, Lexington SC 7th annual SCMA Model Contest
    432 Ball Park Rd, Lexington SC
     
    November 12, Smyrna GA 20th annual ACME Southern Nats NNL
    Smyrna Community Center, Smyrna GA
     
    I highly suggest you try to attend all of these as you will get to see some really nice models, meet some great people who share information about their builds and they all have a nice vendor area to pick up some hard to find kits, new releases, parts and resin stuff. 
    PM me if you have any questions.
     
    MIke
     
  12. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Pictures from the 2016 Upstate Model show and contest Simpsonville SC   

    Thanks for sharing Tom, you were busy all day snapping pictures that I didn't want to interrupt you ! Great show as always and had a good time talking with attendees and selling off more of the stash.
    Wife told me I had to bring some of my builds next year, just might have to actually finish something!
  13. mikemodeler added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    Check with BNL resins, they have a lot of 4wd stuff.
  14. mikemodeler added a post in a topic model shows   

    You missed a good one today in Greenville SC (Simpsonville). There will be one in July and August in the Carolinas, I will dig out the information and get it to you. These shows have nice vendor areas and some really nice models on display, along with a great bunch of modelers to talk to!
     
  15. mikemodeler added a post in a topic C-600 Ford wrecker with a scratchbuilt Holmes style boom   

    Very nice! Incredible scratch building skills displayed there!