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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 Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    That's an excellent question.
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic Least popular kits   

    Ditto. I had a 75 but that would be close enough.
  3. Jantrix added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    I agree with all of the above on voting. Do whatever is fair to everyone.
    As for the completed builds that seems to be the case with most theme build offs. The theme will sound good to most folks, but when it comes right down to inspiration, it's another story altogether. I think the sleepers theme was an exception because I know it's something every car guy has dreamed of doing in 1:1 and we've already got plans in our head. For me this year the problem was that as a modeler I try not to repeat myself. So when I started planning the build, I realized that I'd already built this model when I did my Cherry 2000 Mustang. At that point I lost interest. I'm already planning next years model though.

  4. Jantrix added a post in a topic AMT '39 Ford Sedan   

    Yes, absolutely. With the chop and the rake it already brings the salt flats to mind. The wheel discs just finish it off. 
  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic Opinions on B&L resin 6.1 HEMIs   

    Oh, I didn't realize the AMTs were curbsides. Excellent info thanks.
  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic AMT '77 Pacer Wagon - a new loser out of box!   

    Some pretty extensive scratchbuilding and kitbashing, but I enjoyed this kit.

  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic How do you highlight/wash something black?   

    Dirt stands out on flat black just fine. I'd come up with a road dust colored wash or maybe some pastel chalks.
  8. Jantrix added a post in a topic File this under what were we thinking.   

    What? An image of a maniac using hot pokers on a helpless woman, as a toy intended for children and you see nothing wrong with it?
    You guys drinking the airbrush cleaner again? I'm a pretty liberal dad but I find this one too creepy. 
  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic Opinions on B&L resin 6.1 HEMIs   

    Yes there are several of the BNL 6.1's that use that belt. It looks about 6 inches wide in scale. I am kicking around a Challenger purchase. I'm guessing the Revell's are superior to the AMT's? Thanks again Bill.
    What I'm also kicking around is adapting a modern intake/valve cover, to a classic 426. Just for flavor. I may try to cut one down from a Viper engine I've got floating around.
  10. Jantrix added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Opinions on B&L resin 6.1 HEMIs
    I'm planning a future project and am perusing my resin options and I really like the look of the B&L resin 6.1 hemis. But the look really TALL. Has anyone used one yet and did they fit under the hood in a 60's muscle car or will I need to get creative? Also the belt seems thick on the website photos. I'd likely replace it with a piece of bicycle inner tube so it's not a deal breaker, I just want to know what I'm getting into before I spend the $$. Thanks in advance.
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  11. Jantrix added a post in a topic ProTouring '70 Roadrunner Revell   

    That is seriously impressive fabrication.
  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic '75 Suburban [First post]   

    Outstanding idea. Looking forward to seeing more.
  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic Flashback Review - AMT 1992 "Heritage Edition" Camaro Z-28   

    Very interesting kit. No something I'd usually build, but it does have some cool features. That has to be the most wonky turbo set up I've ever seen though. 
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    Absolutely. Feel free to post it after the opening post. That would be great. 
    I'm very glad other folks have gotten as much out of this CBP as I have. I've only finished three models in 9 runnings, (although I didn't try every year), but I believe what I've turned out was good stuff. This build off really forces you to be innovative and eye catching (or not) and I think that's really what the Cannonball is all about. Had I thought things through I think I would have put off my current project for next year, but that's how it goes. I'm thinking of fully embracing the pro-touring genre for this next one. 
  15. Jantrix added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    I was the same way Fred. I have too many builds involving scratch building still waiting for my attention that to start another seemed silly. Maybe next year.
    And speaking of next year.
    Next year will be the 10th running of the Model Car Cannonball Run. When I started this back on SA forums back in 2007, I never dreamed we'd still be at it. I'm very proud of this CBP, the community we've built and all the fine builders we've seen. So unless someone has a major malfunction with it, I'm going to announce that I will be running next years CBP and that there will be NO THEME. This what we have called "unlimited" in the past and it's always very popular. Build whatever you would want to drive cross country with. When I start it I'm going to open the thread with a honorarium post with all our previous winners. 
    http://s53.photobucket.com/user/Jantrix/library/Cannonball Winners?sort=3&page=1
    Our previous runs and the themes.
    2008 (SA) - Unlimited
    2009 (SA) - Unlimited
    2010 (SA) - Route 66
    2011 (SA) - 30th Anniversary - 1981
    2012 (MCM) - American Graffiti - 1962
    2013 (MCM) - Unlimited
    2014 (MCM) - 1979 (honoring Brock Yates final run)
    2015 (MCM) - Sleepers (our most popular run to date)
    2016 (MCM) - Australia (on and off road)
    As far as the future of the CBP, I intend for it to continue as long as there are interested builders. Or at least until I win one.