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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 67 impala wheel covers wanted   

    Sorry Doc. This is what I have from the factory stock kit. With the blue car on the box.
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic 67 impala wheel covers wanted   

    No sweat. Shoot me a PM with your address.

  3. Jantrix added a post in a topic Shipping a completed model?   

    I think BTD is on the right track. How about instead of the display case, use some cardboard to create a top with no room for the model to move, and about an inch wider than the car on either side. Tape the feet to the base. After the model is secure add side panels of cardboard. And then the whole thing taped securely. This could be your inner box. Surround the box with peanuts in a bigger box.

  4. Jantrix added a post in a topic Shipping a completed model?   

    I'd agreed with this. 
  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic Volvo "Iron Knight" Sets Semi Speed Record   

    An awful lot of money spent on something tantamount to this.

  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic Chevy 6-Cylinder Engine   

    Nah, that's been done. 

  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic I think it's time to say goodbye to Florida   

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I'll keep you guys posted on how things go. To say that I'm a little bit nervous (read- terrified) taking this chance, is an understatement. I like to live as stress free and uncomplicated a life as I can. It's just my nature. This is a huge risk. I spent nearly two years looking for permanent work when we moved to Jacksonville in '02. I hope this move goes smoother.
  8. Jantrix added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    I think it's time to say goodbye to Florida
    As of right now, the plan is for my wife and sons (both grown and out of school) to move our household to Boise, Idaho when our lease ends on Oct. 31. We went up in March and we loved it. I've been shooting resume's up there but no bites yet. A call to a local temp agency tells me that no one is hiring from out of town because they don't want to pay relocation. So it's time to get there. I'll be staying in Tampa solo for a while until my wife and sons get jobs and settled and then I'll move myself. Gotta keep the paychecks coming while we do this.
    Frankly we're just not happy here anymore. We got decent jobs but it's just so darn crowded. 4.5 million people in Tampa Bay. The suburbs keep moving further and further out. Folks are driving an hour plus, just to live in an non-urban environment. And I'm finding that the older I get, the less tolerant I am of the humidity. I love to fish and camp out and do outdoor stuff, but the heat/humidity sucks every last bit of fun out of it. And a summer that starts in April and lasts until October doesn't help. 
    Boise seems like a good location. Zero humidity, population 250,000. Hot in summer, cold in the winter, but mild snow due to geography. Tech jobs available. You can still buy land fairly cheaply. You don't have to be on top of your neighbor. 6 hours from Yellowstone, six hours from Oregon coast, four hours to Salt Lake (already planning a Speed Week trip with my brother in law) and depending how this election goes, just four hours to Canada. 
    I'm just tired of the rut we're in. It feels like we're existing, but not really living. Our days go - traffic, work, traffic, eat, sleep, traffic, work etc, etc. The rat race. My wife wants to do a hobby farm. Build an aquaponics system (she is an irrigation guru, so she would rock this) and raise our own crops and maybe some cattle to keep us fed. I think it's time to take a chance and try living for a change.
    The downside is of course the risk, and leaving my folks here. They have local support so I'm not too worried, but it will be tough on my mom. They support our move though. Another regret, is all the pals I've made in the local modeling community. It's been a lot of fun. I hope to see everyone before I go, but we'll see how things pan out. If I don't see you before I leave, take care.
    Oh and moving is like kryptonite to my urge to build, so you likely won't see any progress on my builds. 
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  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic 67 impala wheel covers wanted   

    Doc, I think I can help you out. Let me check my stash and I'll get back with you tomorrow. 
  10. Jantrix added a post in a topic Chevy 6-Cylinder Engine   

    AMT '53 Corvette might have something like that? I have an intake from a BBC that has those Webers so I know the carbs are available. If you can find the carbs then any of the I6's would work for you.
  11. Jantrix added a post in a topic Chevy 6-Cylinder Engine   

    Honestly the '37 in-liner is the nicest Chevy six this side of a Galaxie kit. I have done the AMT 51, the Monogram '53 and the AMT '37. All are pretty good. Finding one in a drag car wasn't common, but not unheard of. I did a similar query before I did this.

  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic Models at the Office?   

    Amazing how that works isn't it? When they gripe about it, my reply is, "If you want me to put aside my own projects, it becomes work. $__ is my hourly rate at work."
  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic What makes a model "show quality"?   

    I'll respectfully disagree with this. I've seen box stock models win Best of Show. In my opinion it comes down to, 1. Is it built cleanly? 2. Is the finish outstanding?
    And by finish I mean the paint and decals on every single part. Those are the keys to winning at contest in a nutshell.
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    Aerospace computer technician. Although that may be changing soon.
  15. Jantrix added a post in a topic Datsun 510 Pro/Stock "SWEET PAIN" Updated 08-26-16   

    Some great detailing going on here. Impressive.