Jantrix

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  • Birthday 06/13/1968

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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 Anything Good at Harbor Freight?   

    Yep. But for the relatively gentle use they get at the hobby bench, they do fine.
    I've bought clamps, calipers, files, sandpaper, needlenose pliers and flush cut diagonal cutters. 
    Also for one or two time use tools I recommend them. I needed a socket big enought to change out a heating element in the my hot water heater. I got a whole set of them for $15. You can't beat it.
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic '41 Plymouth Gasser Barn Find - Updated 2-07   

    Looking good ............um bad.....................but in a good way Bernard. 
  3. Jantrix added a post in a topic For Trade - Monogram 1966 Mustang GT 350H 1/24   

    A deal has been made. Thanks folks.
  4. Jantrix added a topic in Trading Post   

    For Trade - Monogram 1966 Mustang GT 350H 1/24
    It's the Revell Motor City Muscle version. Still factory sealed. I'm told its a pretty good kit.
    I'm looking for hot rods and muscle cars from the 20's to the 60's. No real pressing needs just shoot me a PM with a list of what you have trade.
     
     
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  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic Dupli-color paints   

    1. Are they more toxic than tamiya TS acrylic paints? Would it be fine if i spray Duplicolor outdoors with a mask (not respirator)?
    Yep. Wear a respirator. Your health is the most important thing.
    2. Would it be okay to spray Testors gloss enamel over it?
    It should work, best to test on a spoon or spare hood or something. 
    3. Would it be okay if i use tamiya primer under the dupli color?
    Again, it should work. It's hard to do better than Duplicolor primer. I usually put it under everything.
    4. Any other advice on using Duplicolor?
    Get a good clear. Most every Duplicolor I've used, dried matte. I'm sure some of that is the humidity, but it polishes out fine and then I use the Testors Lacquer Wet Look Clear.
     
  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic Mud Flaps   

    I have a build that will call for them shortly. I was planning to try plastic medical tape, with the adhesive removed with acetone. A little flat black should take care of the rest. That's the plan anyway.
  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic Moebius 61 Ventura exhaust system locator holes   

    I quite agree. 
  8. Jantrix added a post in a topic Primer rods CBP   

    SInce I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with some flat black on this Olds, I'm gonna include it in this CBP. Anyone else interested? Lets get this CBP active again.

  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    The government continues to mandate a minimum MPG per class of vehicle, and it's going to continue to get harder to hit the mark. So we'll never see the 15mpg gas guzzler again. Regardless of gas prices, the reason for this is to reduce CO2 emissions. Climate change is the name of the game we're playing now. OPEC has backed off prices because it has to make future domestic drilling less appealing to American consumers, and less financially appealing to American companies. If it stays low, the population will stop screaming for relief which is what prompted American companies to find domestic sources. Between the US and Canada, there enough untapped sourses that we could tell Opec to shove it where the sun don't shine. But with the prices low, it's not worth the cost of exploring.
    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/autos/story/2012-08-29/fuel-standards/57383050/1
     
  10. Jantrix added a post in a topic Why do we like the makes we do ?   

    For me it is purely aesthetic. Certain models appeal to me, simple as that. I have no favorite brand though I do lean toward Mopar. 
  11. Jantrix added a post in a topic '50 Olds Ute - some cutting going on   

    I added some material. Lots of careful sanding sanding and test fitting ahead.

  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic '50 Olds Ute - some cutting going on   

    Thanks very much guys. Some more work done. The first shot is with the chassis, floor pan added to the mix. The bed isn't going to work unmodified. So I got cutting. Next job is adding material so that the fender sides meet the bed sides as well as getting the back of the cab to get smoothed into the cab. More soon.



  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1936 Ford Custom Small Update-1/19/2016   

    Awesome work. Top marks.
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic '50 Olds Ute - some cutting going on   

    I got some bench time today. Per Davids excellent suggestion, I took a different path. More soon.






     
     
  15. Jantrix added a post in a topic To which super hero does this car fit?   

    The Phantom was a fella who wore purple in the jungle on a white horse.

    I think perhaps the Shadow or Will Eisners the Spirit would be a better fit for this one.