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About microwheel

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  • Birthday 09/29/1959

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  • Location Bellare, Michigan
  • Full Name Jim Daniels

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  1. microwheel added a post in a topic Revell '56 Ford F-100 "Street Demons"-No Awards   

    Nice turn out Joe.  I like the end result. Might have been 10 months in the making, but well worth the effort. I was going to call you the other day, but lost your number.
  2. microwheel added a post in a topic Edit function on posts quits working.   

    Thanks a bunch Dave, all seems to be right with the posts again. Happy camper here.
  3. microwheel added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Edit function on posts quits working.
    I was just wondering what is going on with the edit function on our posts. It seems that after posting, within a short period of time the edit function disappears. It does it at random periods from just a few hours of a post or reply to even a few days. This started about a week ago for me. I'm sure there are others that are having this same issue. Has anyone reported it? And if so is it being looked into?  
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  4. microwheel added a post in a topic Unable to edit my own threads   

    I just checked my posts in the cars workbench and underglass section and have the same issue. Looks like its across the the site. I checked a few other posts in other sections and no edit button for me anywhere. Hope they get it fixed.
  5. microwheel added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '72 Chevy Blazer Crew Chief   

    I picked up one of these kits the other day. I had so many builds going on that I didnt take the time to get one when they were first reissued. It's a great kit for it's age. One thing I noticed that I havent seen anyone talk about yet... I thought it was a little odd that none of the original or reissues of this kit ever came with the turn signals in the front bumper. The bumper would be right for the GMC Jimmy but not the Blazer.  I plan to do something about that problem for my build. I'll cut out the correct locations for them in the bumper and then graft in some turn signals that i will cut out of a left over 66 chevy nova bumper. Might not be 100% accurate, but should be better than none at all, that and I wont have to try to make a bumper from the amt chevy truck kit fit lol.
  6. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod   

    Here are a few pics of Both Nova Builds Together.

    Thanks For Looking Guys
  7. microwheel added a topic in Under Glass   

    66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod
    Finally got this one finished. It was the second of a two part build. The first part was a replica stock 66 nova ss I called Pop's Toy.  I wanted to do something a little different with this one.  I wanted a stock looking grocery getter with a attitude. So I built it with a beefed up 283 mouse motor backed up with a 350 turbo automatic trans, give it four wheel power boosted disc brakes, modified the front suspension with tubular A arms and rack-n-pinion steering,and to put the power to the ground, it got a late 60's corvette rear suspension.
    The body is one I ordered from Bandit Resins. I'm posting quite a few pics so it will take a bit to get them all up.  The last few sets with be of Both the SS and the Wagon reunited now that both builds are complete.
    Here is a link to the build for the Wagon..
    Mom's Toy (66 Wagon workbench build)
    Pop"s Toy (66 Nova SS Workbench Build)

    Next set of Pics will be of both the SS and Wagon together.
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  8. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod Finally Finished! 12-5-15   

    Hey thanks a lot for the kind words guys.I finally got Mom's Toy finished this past week. I will try to get it posted in the under glass section of the site later this evening. Tomorrow morning at the latest.

  9. microwheel added a post in a topic Whats your work area like?   

    Mine is a 10x12 room the wife and I built in my garage. It's insulate and heated using a electric heater that works great. I built two work stations using counter tops bought at Menard's as well as some unfinished cabinets that we painted and installed for hobby supply storage. The floor used to look pretty good, but wear and tear has taken it's toll. We plan to  redo the floor in the spring. I still need to build a spray booth yet as well, For now I use a large cardboard box I keep outside the entry door in the main garage.
    This is my secondary workbench The tall cabinet is were I store a few of my unbuilt models. The heater you see heats the entire room. Even when it got below zero last winter it kept the room right around 70 degrees.

    This is my primary work station where I do most of my work and where eventually I plan to add a spray booth.

    This section I call my wifes corner where she hangs out when she comes out to see what I'm working on. It is the area of the room directly opposite my main work station. And yes those are batteries in the corner. They belong to our motorhome. It's where I store them for the winter months. The brown dresser houses my scratch building plastics and a few hobby tools as well as a drawer I use for my extra pieces and parts. The file cabinet is where I keep all my spare rags as well as thinners. The upper cabinet houses parts kits as well as extra odds and ends supplies.

    The room is a work in progress and is always being added onto as I need more storage for the hobby.
  10. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod Finally Finished! 12-5-15   

    Mom's Toy (66 nova wagon) is almost done. I got the rest of the photo-etched script on it this morning. I also got the windshield wipers and door handles cleaned up and painted gloss black, I just got to shoot them with some Alclad Chrome and then install them. Then a couple of odds and ends in the engine bay and the license plates and side view mirror and she will finally be complete.
    Here are a few final pics before I finish it up.

    Thanks for looking everyone.
  11. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod Finally Finished! 12-5-15   

    Got the rest of the exhaust completed on the wagon chassis today. That pretty much wraps up the chassis work so now maybe I can keep it on all fours while I work on the rest of the model LOL. Thanks for looking and as always, comments always welcome.

    More coming as I get it done.
  12. microwheel added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

    Your interior is really looking nice Geoff. Been a while since I was on the site to check out your updates, but glade I got the chance to check out your progress. Nice work all around buddy.
  13. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod Finally Finished! 12-5-15   

    Hey thanks a lot guys. Got a little bit more done on Mom's Toy (66 nova wagon) this weekend. I decided to add the chrome side molding to the wagon after all. Instead of using BMF I elected to go with the photo-etched molding provided with the 66 nova script kit from the Model Car Garage. I had to modify it a little since the body is a 4 door. but that didn't take much work. I just cut the piece that would have went on the rear quarter panel to fit on the doors area and then used the section that was intended for the SS door on the rear quarter panel. It worked out just fine.I glued it in place using Testors Clear gloss Lacquer carefully brushed onto the area of the body, and then placed the script on and let it dry. Still got the passenger side to do yet though. I also mounted the rear bumper and tail lights and the tailgate molding from the photo-etched kit. The tailgate trim did have to be shortened up a little to fit right, but that too did not take a lot of work. I just trimmed the ends of it off with photo-etched cutters and saved the end pieces, then shortened the tailgate piece up and, using CA glue on a toothpick, I re-attached the end pieces and then attached the hole thing to the tailgate.The tail lights were then detail painted with Tamiya clear red for the stop lights and Testors Perl white for the back up lights. I scratch made new rocker panel chrome trim using evergreen plastic strips covered with MBF, since the kit supplied rocker chrome pieces were made for the SS version.
     I still have more work to do, including completing the exhaust system and lots more exterior bits and pieces to add, as well as a few odds and ends in the engine bay. But I think it's starting to look like I envisioned it when I started it. I'll post more when I get more done.

    Thanks for looking and as always, comments always welcome.
  14. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod Finally Finished! 12-5-15   

    got the body, interior and chassis mated together this morning. Also set the radiator core support in place. Still got lots more to do. I'll post more as I get go along. Thanks for looking. Sorry the pics aren't the best, having camera troubles this morning. I should be able to post better ones next time lol.

    Comments always welcome.
  15. microwheel added a post in a topic 66 Nova Wagon (Mom's Toy) Sleeper Street Rod Finally Finished! 12-5-15   

    Thanks guys. By the way sorry for the wrong date I listed on the main thread title. I had the 14th listed when today is the 24th. Shows you how hectic things have been for me lol. More updates coming soon