Custom Mike

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  • Scale I Build 1/25th

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  • Location Whiteville, NC
  • Full Name Olaf Magnusson Dieter Albert McGuffin Smith...Jr

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  1. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1/16 1968 Charger Pro Touring   

    I love the look of the tail light panel, nice and clean. The grille looks great, not sold on the lower valence myself, but it's your baby, not mine...it may look great once it's actually on the car, so I'm probably dead wrong!
  2. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1949 Mercury wagon   

    Man, that looks great James!
     
  3. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 59 Cadillac for the wife   

    Bright colors, lots of detailing, yeah, I'm gonna watch this one for sure! 
  4. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1/16 1968 Charger Pro Touring   

    This should be a killer build John, where are you getting the '68 grille and tail light panel from?
  5. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Toney's Tribute Truck - Revell 1965 Pickup/Hemi Hydro combo   

    Thanks Marc, I hope to get some completed pictures this weekend!
  6. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Revell 56 Ford F-100 Exhaust system 30 July   

    Hate hearing that the paint is giving you fits, but you'll get it right!
  7. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    I wish Moebius would tool up a '71-'74 Javelin kit, I can promise I would buy as many as I could get my hands on before the wife killed me!
  8. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Toney's Tribute Truck - Revell 1965 Pickup/Hemi Hydro combo   

    Thanks Dave, it was a fight, but I beat it into submission!
    OK, it's pretty much done, just the lower radiator hose to install, and it'll be finished. The Alclad on the bumpers didn't come out as shiny as I'd like, but it looks good with the Candy Silver upper section, so I'll take it. Once the lower hose gets glued in place, I'll give the truck and boat a good clean-up and snap some outside pics for the Showroom. Thanks to everyone who followed along, and Toney, I hope you like it!

    I had to remove the license plate and glue it back on a bit higher, since it still hit the bumper, that's why the piece of styrene is there, gotta keep it straight while the glue dries!




    I got some new North Carolina license plates from Best Model Car parts, put one on the truck (Much better!), and made up some tail lights for the boat, and added a license plate to it, now it's 100% completed! I'll get some pics up Under Glass soon, thanks for following along!


  9. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Possibly a helpful tool for paint decisions   

    Great idea Charles, I can see myself using that app to death!
  10. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Toney's Tribute Truck - Revell 1965 Pickup/Hemi Hydro combo   

    OK, we have a near 100% bed! I've still got to find a way to fix the broken section on the lower edge of the driver's side at the tailgate, that's gonna be a bear. But the rest is done, enjoy the pictures!





    ome more prep work on the bumpers. the black was polished up, two more coats should cover the bare spots and then they'll be ready for some Alclad!




    And I tried something different for the windshield washer bottle. This was a clear part, and they always look bad to me when you paint the inside...the walls are just too thick and it looks weird no matter what. So I hit it with some 1500 grit sandpaper to give it a fine texture, and shot it with white primer. It looks better, now it kind of looks like the semi-smooth translucent plastic the bottles are made from..at least to me!

    Firewall wiring detailed...

    Same for the fenderwell wiring...

    Grille glued in place....

    And the interior and windows place...we're almost done!


    The windshield was a real pain to get in place and glued down, but I finally got it!

    The back window went in perfectly, and is almost distortion free!

    The bed and cab have been glued to the chassis, and the bed cover was placed on it's hinge...



    And one of the mirrors has been pinned and glued into place...adding the tiny piece of wire to theses was a real pain, there's not a whole lot to work with! They were de-chromed and painted with some Metalizer...

    And finally, the turn-signal decals were added to the hood!

    And these two pics are of the bed, hard to believe this was the same messed up piece of plastic I pulled out of that box!


  11. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Toney's Tribute Truck - Revell 1965 Pickup/Hemi Hydro combo   

    More progress! I got the door panels completed and interior all assembled, the set out to do the foil work on the cab.




    I also got the hood masked off and re-sprayed with it's Candy Apple Green!




  12. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T   

    Sounds like it's gonna be a good one to watch Tommy! You should be able to use AMT's '68 Road Runner glass in this one with ease, if you can get your hands on it.
  13. Custom Mike added a post in a topic General Lee   

    Awesome work James, the weathering is perfect for a "show-used" look, and it's incredibly an incredibly clean build!
    And thank you Gregg for unlocking this!
  14. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Toney's Tribute Truck - Revell 1965 Pickup/Hemi Hydro combo   

    Thanks Bob, I've used the Dupli-Color Candy Silver and Candy Apple Green before, and it's an easy paint get a nice, smooth finish with! A bit of prep work and it lays down smooth as glass every time!
  15. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Toney's Tribute Truck - Revell 1965 Pickup/Hemi Hydro combo   

    Alright everyone, we have everything polished up and ready to go together...except the hood, it's waiting to get masked and sprayed with some Candy Apple Green. Enjoy the pics, lots more to come!





    The rear fenders didn't even need any polishing, I just hit 'em with some Meguiar's #7 and called 'em good!


    The hole that the tailgate attachment pin uses cracked somehow, and left this beautiful looking missing area in its place...we'll see what I can do to either hide it or fix it....


    And the cab. I'm very happy that I messed up the paint, it came out so much better the second time around!


    And in case I forgot to mention it, the boat is finished!
    The braided line from the fresh-water pickup to the water pump was a royal PITA to get in place, but it finally gave in!


    My lovely wife Pam's contribution to this build was this...some waxed thread for sewing leather! I removed as much wax as I could, added a hook, and put it on the reel...it actually works! I can hook it to the boat and crank the handle to pull the boat up, I didn't even plan that one, it just happened to work!




    And the last bit of work for tonight night, a quick mock-up of the bed. The floor still fits perfectly, and the fenders and bed cover are also good to go!