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 '65 Plymouth Satellite...The One That Got Away   


    That AMT Super Bee is probably the kit I have robbed for parts the most over the last 20 years...lots of goodies in the Pro Street version for sure!
  2. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1990 BMW 850i------'Lil spoon test.....4/26/16   

    Gorgeous color Bill, and the flake size should look pretty good on the body, this is gonna be a pretty one!
  3. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1990 BMW 850i------'Lil spoon test.....4/26/16   

    You're building box-stock? Well, at least we know it's gonna be the cleanest box-stock build ever, that's for sure. I've never seen one of these outside of pictures, I always thought it was a gorgeous car.
  4. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Re-built after 21 years (71 cuda')   

    I remember that hood being called a Pitchfork hood.
  5. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Re-built after 21 years (71 cuda')   

    Marcelo, it's beautiful! The work on the headlights was worth it, it really does improve the looks. Great paint, awesome details, and a very clean build!
  6. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1968 dodge charger straight axle gasser with flipfront   

    That's beautiful Richard, and seeing what it started as makes it even better!
  7. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Re-built after 21 years (71 cuda')   

    You got it, simple L-shaped styrene strips, if you really wanted to go all out, you could add little screw heads on the inside, but I'm not that far gone...yet!
  8. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Re-built after 21 years (71 cuda')   

    Marcelo. and even easier method of making the wheel well trim is the angle styrene strips that Evergreen makes, I've used it many times. You simply lay it in the wheel well, glue it down, and foil it! Here's the angle strip in place and foiled on a '68 Satellite I did a while back, since I still can't get a picture to load, you'll have to click on the link.

    BTW, my name is Mike, the Olaf is just to mess with people! 
    http://media.fotki.com/1_p,sgqqwgrtkrbtbrgxtbbfqgtgtsbk,vi/kkdbqktbxttsrkfrwk/1/879761/9764454/Jays68Satellite0131-vi.jpg
     
  9. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Re-built after 21 years (71 cuda')   

    This looks like it going to be a beauty when you finish it, and it seems like your skills have increased just a bit since the last time you tackled this model! Great work on the headlights so far and fenders, it really does make a difference! Lowering the nose a bit is also a good idea, I always thought this kit sat a bit too high, at least for my tastes!
  10. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1972 Dodge Charger 1/1 Copy Paint update 10/04   

    Tell John he does nice work, it  looks to be a perfect match for the  real car!  The 2k Clears are a great product, I use 'em occasionally...that means when my can of activator hasn't dried up!
  11. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----FINALLY DONE! 4/9/16   

    Absolutely gorgeous Bill, I'm glad you didn't give up on it!
  12. Custom Mike added a post in a topic Food Dehydrators & Paint Dryers   

    Colby, keep your eyes on harbor Freight, they have them all the time for a decent price!
     
  13. Custom Mike added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Nice use of the A-10 engines!
     
  14. Custom Mike added a post in a topic The Packin' Pacer   

    I prefer the "Eyeball it, cut, cuss a lot, measure, cut it wrong again" method, it's so much more satisfying when you finally get it right! 
    Ben, who care how long it takes, build for yourself above all, and every mistake you make will just make you a better builder in the long run. No matter what, finish it off, even if it isn't what you pictured in the first place. The biggest stumbling block to scratch-building and customizing is not finishing. Once you've got some success under your belt, whether it's right or not, you can move on to the next one with the confidence that you'll finish. And amazingly, the next one will be better!
  15. Custom Mike added a post in a topic AMT 1953 Corvette   

    If I don't repaint at least once, I'm not trying it seems, so you're not alone. 
     
    Looks like the rest is coming along nicely at least, I hope you don't have too much bodywork to redo!