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About mikemodeler

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 12/28/1963

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  1. Lawn mower in a kit?

    Went through my workbench and organized my parts and kits the other day, I found the resin mower deck and snow plow for the tractor that I bought from SE Ltd years ago. Gotta dig out the tractor and get them done!
  2. Texaco station in 1977

    You need to offer incentives Tom and they will move out! Nice to see these pictures again, your work is outstanding, whether it is a diorama or scratch built model!
  3. Arctic Rat

    Love it!
  4. '55 Chevy Nomad 4x4

    That looks nice, definitely different! Great colors and well detailed.
  5. What did you get today?

    I spent close to 4 hours sorting and organizing around my model bench work area today. Got a lot of stuff organized and can now see what I have much easier and faster. I will tackle the workbench next weekend, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed after going through all of my clutter that was around the bench. I did use a bunch of plastic totes from Big Lots, they have ones the size of a shoe box that is perfect for storing kits that have been started and they stack nicely. They cost a whole $.97 a piece and can be re-used over and over, so once one kit is done, I can re-purpose the tote for the next kit!
  6. Scenes Unlimited

    Was looking at the Scenes Unlimited website the other night to find a wheel for someone on the forum and noticed that Danny had a couple of new items. Placed an order the evening of May 16 and by the afternoon of May 19 the order was in the mail to me. It will take less than a week from placing the order to receiving it, pretty incredible service! Danny does a great job and it's service like this that drives me back to his website.
  7. Pics from Simpsonville SC show

    Nice, wanted to go but had so much stuff to do at home that HAD to be done. Love this show, will be there next year, thanks for sharing.
  8. Any of them would be a good choice. Like where this is headed, will be watching.
  9. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

  10. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Oh so true, but that won't let a few "all knowing" individuals from speculating and yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, even after being called out on it. The reality of all of this is that most of us have enough kits to build without buying more and for those that don't have a large stash, there are a TON of models still in circulation that they could buy.
  11. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Well, that depends. I would tend to agree with you but there could have been talks going on we weren't privy to that would keep that space open. Rumor has it that there is some Revell inventory left over from Hobbico and I would think it would be offered up to those who were Hobbico customers rather than send it off to a distress merchandise buyer (can you say Ollie's) at a fraction of the original selling price. Best we can do at this point is sit back and wait to see what develops. While the new company bought Revell for a steal, if they are in it to make money they will want to have the likes of HL as a customer, probably the only reliable brick and mortar customer they have.
  12. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    All speculation and personal opinion that does nothing but stir up more speculation and doom and gloom predictions about "What might happen". I think we would all be better served waiting for something official from the new company or information from people with actual knowledge rather than ramble on and on with little to no information to base it on.
  13. Mom passed away

    Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your mother, I went through the same thing 2 years ago and while the pain has subsided, there are days that are tougher than others. Think of the happy, fun times and as you noted, she led a full life so make sure you remember her that way. Best way to honor her is live life and enjoy everyday, that is what my Mom reminded me to do before her passing.
  14. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    In an email from Jack at Modelroundup, he mentioned that there would be a period of 90-120 days where they would not be able to get Revell kits while the new company sets up distribution. The big news in the last couple of months has been the change in ownership of Revell and details are still sketchy about what to expect next. We have reached out to many of our contacts in the industry, and the only thing we know for sure is that they have a new German Owner. Distributors have been told not to expect any shipments from Revell for the next 90 to 120 days. Our best guess is the company will re-emerge this Fall and inventory will begin to ship again. We will continue to update you as we hear more news. Knowing this situation with Revell was coming, we tried to stock up on whatever Revell kits we could find. We expect their former product plans and announcements to be executed, but at this point no one seems to know anything for sure.
  15. And you know this from looking at the first picture posted? BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH, you are good!