Custom Mike

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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 FM3 Panther Pink 70 Challenger   

    Very bright! Who is the manufacturer of the nail polish, that's my kind of color, screamingly loud!
  2. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1969 Chrysler 300   

    Now that looks nice, how much did it set you back?
  3. Custom Mike added a post in a topic MPC 69 Barracuda   

    No matter what color you decide, there are a few issues to handle if you want it to look good. The first is taking care of the bumpers, they have gigantic ejector pin pads on the mounting tabs that will cause the bumpers to droop downward severely if you don't remove them. The second big issue is the grilles, they need a bit of massaging to get them to fit properly. Nothing major, but I've rarely seen anyone take care of those two problems, and the builds always look bad because of them.

    BTW Harry, that's a beautiful example, i might build another one just to duplicate that car!
  4. Custom Mike added a post in a topic "Up In Smoke" 64 Chevy Impala   

    If it's the new-tool Revell kit, it comes with a very nice 327....or 283, or 350, or 400 small block, they're all the same engine!
  5. Custom Mike added a post in a topic '65 Plymouth Satellite...The One That Got Away   

    The door panels look great Greg, and I have a fix for your non-sticky foil. Get yourself a bottle of Microscale Metal Foil Adhesive. paint the adhesive where you want the foil to stick, let it tack up for a few minutes, and apply the foil as normal. You can also use regular old Aluminum Foil instead of BMF. But the cheapest foil you can find (It's thinner) and you'll be set for a good long time!
  6. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Custom Clinic Photo Contest   

    Yeah, I love the fact that my last name is wrong (It happens all the time by the way!), but how he turned me into Ryan is beyond me! I got a good laugh out of it, it's not like 12th place is going to get me anything other than a couple of pics in the magazine. But in the Honorable Mention section he gets my name right for my other entry....go figure! 
  7. Custom Mike added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Custom Clinic Photo Contest
    Hey Harry P, got an issue with the issue! I took 12th place...but my name isn't Michael Sargis...or Ryan! How do I get this corrected?
    PS...I would post a picture of the page, but I can't post pictures here again!
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  8. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 54 Chevy Sedan Delivery-Street Demons Revamp   

    I watched the WIP all the way through, and the results you got with this old dog are spectacular! 
  9. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Green Hornet-----Update! More bodywork done! 11/25/16   

    Bill, that is the simplest solution I've ever seen! Yeah, there's going to be some bodywork involved, but it'll be much better looking than just swapping out the roof for sure!
  10. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1972 Dodge Charger 1/1 Copy update 05/11/16   

    Dave, I always use Testors Clear acrylic paint to get scripts to stay on the body. Paint the Clear on the back of the script, apply it to the body, and you're good to go! These were done back around 2004, and are still holding perfectly!

  11. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Michael, did you consider House Of Kolors Root Beer? I've used it, and it's a great color, but I'm not sure how close it is to what you're wanting, here's a couple of pics of it. This is over a Copper base, with Silver for the stripes and side coves.

  12. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1970 Chevelle SS 454   

    Beautiful color Mike (What is it?), and a very clean build!
  13. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Tamiya Porsche 959   

    Nice looking kit other than the paint issues, I built one years ago, and it is not an easy kit to get together at the end!
    The paint issues you have are simple, HOK paints are true Lacquers, Tamiya is a Synthetic Lacquer. The HOK ate right through the Tamiya Primer, that's all. Next time you use HOK, use a barrier to protect the underlying plastic. I use Dupli-Color Primer-Sealer myself, others use Future, Plasti-Cote, etc, just find something that will save the model from the "hot" solvents in HOK paint.
  14. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 69 nova revell > barnfind > fully detailed engine bay   

    Richard, the old AMT '72 Nova kit comes with separate fenders, if you could find one (The old issue had the "Old Pro" box art, the current release is the "Beverly Hills Cop" box art), the fender could be used, or you could take the cowl area from the AMT kit and put it on the Revell kit. I don't know how hard that kit is to locate in your area though....
  15. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 67 Pro Street Camaro   

    Nice start Todd, the color you're using looks just like what I'm using on a '67 Nickey Camaro. It wouldn't happen to be Tamiya Racing Blue, would it?