Jantrix

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About Jantrix

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  • Birthday 06/13/1968

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  • Website URL http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/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 34 Ford Pickup   

    I really like this build. A lot of cool details. Can't wait to see it done.
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2015 " The Sleeperball"   

    Looking forward to seeing it Pim. 
  3. Jantrix added a post in a topic '77 Pacer Wagon sleeper   

    I didn't know either Charlie. When I made the trade for a '77 Pacer (sight unseen) with a fellow club member, I assumed and expected I was getting the recent release of the coupe. When he showed up at the next meeting with this, I was very happy. From what I gather, it was released in it's stock form and then as a custom panel sedan. And then never again. Maybe suggest a re-release to Round2?
  4. Jantrix added a post in a topic What do you do when they ask?   

    I already have. No reply as of yet. I'll let you know how this works out.
  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic Auto ID #172 Finished   

    Wow. The ultimate Shriner car.
  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic '77 Pacer Wagon sleeper   

    Much appreciated guys. Different is what I strive for.
  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic What do you do when they ask?   

    Tom and the others that suggested a die cast, GOOD IDEA. I even found one. Red on red, like his.
    http://www.epicdiecast.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=320
    But I'm fairly certain his was a non-SS car. That makes it a little more difficult in the die cast search.
    In any case, I've decided that I'm just going to ignore him. He's family, but we're not what you'd call tight due to some serious family drama that occurred a few years ago. If fact the only contact we've had since has been about this model, and then finally at the party recently. Thanks to everyone who responded. Much appreciated.
  8. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1953 Ford Pickup - Updated 8/29   

    T
    That's cool. I find basswood has a nicer grain that still looks in scale. I'll definitely be looking into that.
  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic Custom Cobra ? We have paint !   

    I dig it.
  10. Jantrix added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    Tim, based on your photos, if someone was to add a hood and hood sides (notched to use the kit headers), the only thing that would obstruct that is the alternator. That sound right to you?
    I found a great pic of a channeled track nose '29 roadster last night in a magazine. I'm hoping the hood from the Revell '29 pickup kit will fit this new body. 
  11. Jantrix added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    What do you do when they ask?
    Build a model for me?
    Friends, coworkers etc. I have no problem turning down. But family? That's harder. My mothers first cousin had for a long time, a '66 Chevelle. Bone stock. He loved it, but there was something wrong with it. A paint job just wouldn't last. He'd have a paint job done and in just a few years, it would fade out. No matter how well he took care of it. On his last try he had the whole body media blasted to bare metal and resprayed by a very well thought of custom shop. He took out a bank loan to pay for it. Three years later it faded out again. At some point he just assumed that there was some sort of impurity in the metal. and sold it off.
    Now he wants me to build him a model of it. He asked me privately once via Facebook, and I politely turned him down. This time he asks me in front of the entire family at a party. All the while going on about how much he likes and respects my work. Man, that is a low-down dirty trick. What a snake.
    I'm thinking that I should build it with the faded paint, just to spite him. How do you guys handle it when this occurs?
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  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic How About An Old Survivor?   

    Tom, I think that one should be set in some sort of rustic "forgotten hot rod" dio-base and left as is. Don't clean up anything. As Wayne Corrini would say, "that's good dust".
  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic '49 Ford "Shoebox"   

    I've been waiting for someone to have a go at kitbashing those two kits. Very nicely done.
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1953 Ford Pickup - Updated 8/29   

    Hmm..........................tell us where you got those bed rails. A groovy idea. Looking good so far.
  15. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1960 Chevy Wagon   

    Very nicely done. I like everything about it.