Jantrix

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 or 1/25

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  • Location Tampa, FL. USA
  • Full Name Rob Mattis

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  1. Jantrix added a post in a topic Glue bomb   

    I'm of a different mind when this situation arises. When a person is selling something, nice goes out the window. I don't worry about feelings like I would a builder who is showing off his work on the forum or at a contest. He wants money for it now. It's up to me to make him see that it's worth $1. I'd have found the kit on ebay and shown him the same kit new for $15. I'd have pointed out the condition. He says it's rare. Call his bluff. He's hoping for a sucker.
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1966 Nova Wagon Pro Street - 8/3   

    Looks great so far, but I think that peice between the velocity stacks is supposed to be removed.
  3. Jantrix added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Wow. As nice as the Revell kit is, I have a real soft spot for this kit. I built lots of them as a kid. The first gens are my favorite. However, the only reason I would purchase this is if the injection intake is included. The clear hood would be a nice touch too. 
  4. Jantrix added a post in a topic Pacer racer - update 7/26   

    Thanks Carl. More this weekend. I'm planning to complete the interior and get the body ready for paint.
  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    Whoa. Looking great.
  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic Cannonball 2015 build Ferrari 250 GTO 7/29/15 corroded AL door ..more..   

    I'm diggin it. 
  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic OK. how about this ?   

     
    The Merc is okay though. Very nice.
  8. Jantrix added a post in a topic stallone's Mercury Cobra   

    I've seen three or four builders take a shot at this movie car. Frankly, you're the only one who hit the mark.
    It's a great build that really captures the look and attitude of the Cobra Merc. Well done.
  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic Why brass?   

    Okay, I see what this boils down to. It is obvious that those of you working in metal are demanding of yourself a higher level of detail than any molded part can achieve. Pete's unboxed frame for instance is something we've never seen in a kit and would be a pain to achieve with styrene. Even when these details are difficult or impossible to see in casual observation. That whole mindset is as alien to me as breathing underwater. For me, if you can't see it easily, it doesn't matter. Paint the kit part, glue it in place and carry on. 
    Also my biggest issue about building with brass, is the regularity of seeing it unpainted. We build models of automobiles that for the most part have not been built using a great deal of brass for 90-odd years, and for the most part have little to no unfinished surfaces. Pete has machine turned the plate on that frame. it looks great. He obviously doesn't intend to paint it. At that point is sort of stops being a model of a car (to me) because it's not finished. Although it's masterfully done, it doesn't look any better (to me) than someone who builds a kit perfectly, but completely unpainted.
    Again this isn't intended as a rant or an attack, you told me your reasons, I've told mine. It comes down to two very different approaches to scale modeling, and there's plenty of room for all in this hobby. 
     
  10. Jantrix added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Why brass?
    1. This is not a rant. Rather an honest question.
    2. It's meant for those guys that do a lot of building with soldered brass and turned aluminum.
    What is the draw of working with metal? 
    We have a lot of guys here that show what magical things you can do with styrene stock, completely scratch building entire vehicles. Plastic is easy to work with. It glues well. It cuts, scribes, bends, very easily. Anything built from metal can be built in styrene in a fraction of the time, with a minimum of equipment.
    So. To all you masters of the soldering irons, lathes, and metal brakes, whats the draw? Why work in a medium so difficult to work with? Not to mention, it looks so good in most instances it seems a shame to paint it.
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  11. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1963 Lincoln Continental HT - Updated 8/2   

    Looking good. I'll be following along.
  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic Real or Model #234 Finished   

    Yeah, I don't know of any modeler that adds the wheel well trim screws. I think it's real.
  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic The Man with the Golden Gun AMC Hornet   

    One of my all time favorite car chases. That river jump was astounding. Oh yeah, the model.
    Bill that looks spot on perfect. If I'd have found that kit, I'd have built the same thing. Well done.
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic Revell GTX Hemi question   

    I'm sure there will be a few adjustments to be made but they are the same scale, and the same engine. Get some white glue, glue the major engine parts together temporarily and see how it fits.
  15. Jantrix added a post in a topic Pacer racer - update 7/26   

    Okay this one is back on the bench. It's gonna stay until it's done. Got the roll cage finished up. The bars aren't invisible but with the rear windows tinted they'll be darn hard to spot. First primer coat. Wheels and tires for the Cannonball sleeper version of this build. More soon.