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About mchook

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  • Birthday 05/05/1973

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    upstate new york
  • Full Name
    Mark Jay Hook

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  1. Thanks guys for all the great comments. My way of weathering is really more laziness than technique. I usually rebuild old buildups I get from ebay or swap meets. The good part about that is sometimes they're painted & I don't strip them. I never know what kind of paint someone used before me so I just lightly layer some red oxide primer, flat black & new paint color right over top. I always get cracked paint or it wont stick well in spots so I end up with a crappy paint job and that's just what I'm looking for. I don't even wait for the paint to harden that good, I use an old foam sanding block (dollar store nail fine) to get through the layers and chip and scratch the paint with a toothpick. If I sand too deep & hit the plastic or find a spot that the paint wont stick well I use "sophisticated finishes rust". I wish I had taken a picture of this before I redid it. It was blue, red, green, purple candy with spear style scallops on the nose and the chrome painted yellow. It looked like a clown & unicorn puked on it.
  2. Calling it finished. Nothing great, just a rebuild of an old kit. I built the wrecker boom, added a newer engine & some other goodies from a 96 Firebird kit that was laying around.
  3. Plowboy, the rat tractor

    Great looking poor mans tractor or "Doodlebug". I'd like to see a real version at a tractor pull.
  4. I like it a lot. Weathered models are my favorite & this one looks great!
  5. 1950 Ford junker - Learning curve thread

    I love the engine, your on your way to a great looking piece of junk.
  6. Cool! We have a 33 Ford doodlebug with a different style Manley wrecker boom we still use too.
  7. It wasn't today but Tuesday, our house is here & it wont be long now.
  8. Hi Tom, My father had a 1:1 of this boom so I had it to use for reference. He sold it years ago but I do know who has it. Next time I see it I can try to get some dimensions for you. He brings it to shows once in a while & it's going to be that time soon. He has it mounted on a 47 Chevy 1 ton.
  9. I built one too. It wasn't that bad building it, just time, measuring & lots of styrene.
  10. Thanks guys! Your right it needs mirrors but I couldn't find any. We moved into a temporary house & most of the model stuff is packed away, I dug this out & finished it because I needed something to do to keep me sane.
  11. Calling it finished. Started as an old built Ram monster truck. It has a Ramcharger front & rear ends, 69 Charger 440 & some scratch built stuff.
  12. Thanks a lot guys. I think I'm calling it done. I'll try to get some better pics later.
  13. Hey Carl, this is a picture of what I used. I used it right out of the can, the interior is the same paint with a satin clear over it. Hope this helps.