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Jantrix

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About 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 Mountain Home, ID. USA
  • Full Name Rob Mattis

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  1. Jantrix added a post in a topic Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll   

    Until say .............................................. November 15? Sound okay?
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    The theme poll for next years Cannonball is up. Please vote.
     

  3. Jantrix added a topic in Community Builds   

    Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll
    Time to choose. Although this poll is open to the whole forum I would appreciate it if only those of you who plan to participate in the Community Build Project would vote.
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  4. Jantrix added a post in a topic 2018 Cannonball Theme Discussion   

    That's it. Discussion is over. We have our five. 

  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic What I've been up to lately - Warhammer 40,000   

    That's some terrific work.
  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic 1970 Cadillac Eldorado junker   

    What would totally top this off, is a logo on the door of some Vegas Elvis impersonator. Great stuff Chuck.
  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic 2018 Cannonball Theme Discussion   

    Dan, I admire your pioneer spirit, but participation in any CBP is always hit or miss. To force someone to jump out of their comfort zone more than usual isn't a way to insure a completed model in December. How many times have you, over the course of your modeling life, said "that's not coming out like I want" and back in the box it goes, never to be seen again. Speaking for myself, it's happened plenty. Doing themes is already pushing comfort zones. I've only finished three racers in nine runs. The no-shows were from life intervening or not inspired by the theme, in equal portions.
    In any case, the Cannonball IS a competition. As such, it has always inspired builders to heavily modify or scratch build parts for their model.  You cant turn your average model car into something that can cross the country in 35ish hours without doing so. 
  8. Jantrix added a post in a topic 2018 Cannonball Theme Discussion   

    How many kits with diesels are available? 
  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    I tweaked it a little.
     

  10. Jantrix added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    If you have input on the 2018 Cannonball, please add it to the discussion thread. This Friday I'll start the poll to decide next years theme.
  11. Jantrix added a post in a topic Experts.   

    My models look cool. And they would also function properly if they were real cars. Because I care about such things. I build to a different standard than you.
    I have relied upon Bill's 1:1 knowledge and expertise many times. And others like him. They are always there to help out. However, very infrequently do they offer info unsolicited. 
     
  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic What makes you decide to "curb-side" a model?   

    I haven't done many, but usually when I'm faced with a one piece chassis with everything molded in, I go curbside. In near every model with a slab chassis, the engine isn't worth building.
  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic 49/50 AMT Ford   

    I've built the coupe and really enjoyed the kit. My only beef with it is the difficulty in getting it low in the rear. I used lowering blocks and "low-enuff" was the axle resting on the frame rails. A did a slight c-notch to make it a little more realistic, but it still has a forward rake.
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic SLUMP BUSTER CBP!   

    Very happy to have you. For me at least, model life has derailed at the crossing of Moving Street and Home Improvement Blvd. I likely won't even get to set up the new hobby room until at least the new year. I WILL be back.
  15. Jantrix added a post in a topic 2018 Cannonball Theme Discussion   

    Usually we've kept it to 1/25 and 1/24. However during Aussieball, they allowed 1/20.