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Michael in Illinois

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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 1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible(JO-HAN)   

    Wow!!! That's a beautiful build. Your photos are also great. Thanks for sharing
  2. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1966 Fairlane GT Decal help   

    Check with Keith Marks, I see he has a listing for a 66 fairlane. Very good quality decals.
  3. Michael in Illinois added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Converting a AMT 69 GTX convertible into a AMT 69 RR Convertible
    How much work will it take to convert the 69 GTX convertible into a 69 RR convertible. I know the lower moldings have to be removed and the grills are different. What else? Saw on Graveyard cars last night a 1 only 69 RR hemi convertible that was way cool. A new project possibly on the horizon.
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  4. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic In-line fuel filters   

    I use resistors from Radio Shack. You get a 5 pack for  a couple of bucks. The leads are long enough for any engine. Just paint the resistor either silver, or you can detail it to look like a clear glass type. They come in many sizes, I use part #2710006.
  5. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic '70 Dodge SuperBee   

    Wow, That's so cool
  6. 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.
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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!!!!!!
  10. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1964 Plymouth Belvedere   

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

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

    Looking great
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic '73 AMC Javelin AMX   

    Excellent work