Michael in Illinois

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About Michael in Illinois

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  • Birthday 04/24/1953

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  • Location Cary North Carolina
  • Full Name Michael Stypolkowski

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  1. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Western North Carolina Car Modeling   

    That would be great, There is nothing here in Cary, hobby store wise. I'm willing to try and help get something started.
  2. Michael in Illinois added a topic in NASCAR   

    Amt vs R/M Nascar kits
    Haven't built any nascar kits in a very long time. They were all from R/M. I know one of the differences is that AMT kits are 1/25 and R/M are 1/24. What else? Is one more detailed? More accurate? I want to build the Days of Thunder cars and I know they were issued by R/M. But I don't like that they were molded in color. Too hard to cover using lacquer, Lots of bleed through. So I was looking for alternatives.
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  3. Michael in Illinois added a topic in How To Use This Board   

    how do I change/edit my forum name?
    How do I go about editing my forum name? I no longer live in Illinois and I want to edit what is shown. I really don't want to start a new listing, that means I will loose all my info that is connected with my original log in.
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  4. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Western North Carolina Car Modeling   

    I've been looking for a group for the past year. Live in Cary but will be willing to travel to meet a bunch of modelers who want to share, and talk modeling. Don't get alarmed by my log in I no longer live in Illinois, don't know how to change it!!!!!!
  5. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1964 Plymouth Belvedere   

    Very nice. Like the exterior color
  6. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Golden Oldies   

    OUTSTANDING workmanship
  7. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1952 Hudson Hornet   

    Looking great
  8. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    My bank has given up the practice of taking change, they no longer have a counting machine. I can take it to a supermarket where the machines there charge 10%. What about kids who save change in their piggy banks? Poor kids save their nickels dimes and quarters then lose 10% because banks don't want to deal with the coins.
  9. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Airbrushing Duplicolor - How Long Between Coats AND Clogging/Texture Problems?   

    I have decanted duplicolor many times. I always reduce the paint with lacquer thinner to a consistency of skim milk. I always shoot clean thinner through my brush between coats. I allow about 20 min or so between color coats. Hope this helps.
  10. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic '73 AMC Javelin AMX   

    Excellent work
  11. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic MCW 1966 Chevy Biscayne kit.   

    I finally got my interior, body and chassis to come together. I needed to trim the rear package tray so that the interior assembly would snug up to the body, (I'm using the resin interior) as well as the trimming I have mentioned before. Its been a chore so far but fun. I'm not a rivet counter so if its not 100% correct, big deal, I build for me. If I could figure out how to post I would. I'm also not computer literate so the instructions from the host make no sense to me. Keep us updated on your progress.
  12. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Resin 66 Biscayne is done   

    Looking good Ray, I found the same issue with the interior and body, needed to sand the inside of the body to get it corrected. Havent shot color on mine yet, but all the sub assemblies are complete.
  13. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic ENGINE WIRING DIAGRAMS   

    After I fill them with high test, turn the key and say vroom mine start!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic MCW 1966 Chevy Biscayne kit.   

    Ray,

    If you are using the interior from MCW, make sure you spend a lot of time test fitting it. The interior bucket will be too wide for the dash. You will need to sand the floor so that once the side panels are glued on the dash will reach both sides. I'm still messing with mine.
  15. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 383   

    Very nice build, like the color combo