Carmak

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About Carmak

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Riverside, Iowa
  • Full Name Craig Cermak
    craig.cermak@civco.com

Carmak's Activity

  1. Carmak added a post in a topic Italeri 2016   

    I will also be in line to a Transit and a Miura!
     
  2. Carmak added a post in a topic What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?   

    The tool was labeled as a 63 Thunderbird. I will try to find it. I moved a couple years ago and I have not unpacked my kits. I can't remember if there was glass or not.
  3. Carmak added a post in a topic Round2/MPC Charger Street Machine.   

    Does it have the cheater slicks?
     
  4. Carmak added a post in a topic What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?   

    The 66 Thunderbird HT promo tool existed up to the 90's when the tooling was in Iowa. It was sampled in white ABS and I have a copy (un-plated chrome and all). Since the 66 Thunderbird convertible / glue on Landau is very common this is not that exciting, but hopefully a little interesting.
  5. Carmak added a post in a topic Those who love rebuild old model kits   

    I started building models in the late 70's. I was into Late 50's and 60's full size cars and they were hard to find on the store shelves. I was a serious yard sale/flea market junkie as a pre-teen looking for any cool subject matter. I would re-build what ever I could find that was old. By the early 80's (early teens) I learned of a couple swap meets but with my limited budget builders were all I did.
    I can't hardly think of building a mint unbuilt pre 1970 vintage kit. I always restore a builder.
  6. Carmak added a post in a topic 1962 Pontiac Catalina   

    I think the 60-62 Chrysler 300's with manual trans had the shifter next to the console.
    Nice custom!
     
  7. Carmak added a post in a topic Buying kits at swap meets   

    I have always felt there were three types of sellers at swap meets (both 1:1 car and model car): It's a business, I helps finance my hobby and I need space/want it gone.
    The business people price at what the market will bear and not that interested in trading, The hobby finance people typically price a little lower and they are more willing to trade. The need spase price it to move and also will often trade.
    When I sell at a swap meet I am somewhere between a hobby finance and a want it gone seller. I rarely bring home the same kits I take.
    Carmak
  8. Carmak added a post in a topic $7.99 models back at Ollies!   

    Those look like the leftovers of the sale I went to in Cedar Rapids, IA this spring. I was all Hawk models made before they sold to Round 2.
    I knew a buyer came in a bought everything right after I was there. Now I know who
    Carmak
     
  9. Carmak added a post in a topic Has anyone done a comparison between these 1/25 Challenger kits?   

    I have any original Plamer 71 Challenger and I really don't mind the way it looks. I know it is off a bit but not in a way that looks that bad to my eye. Interestingly my Palmer Challenger has a dual scoop hood.
    The slab sides of the Revell Challenger on the other hand look so wrong to me.
    Carmak
  10. Carmak added a post in a topic 3D printing quality   

    So I just looked at their site. I think they are castings mastered off of a rapid prototype. Nice looking work! Carmak
  11. Carmak added a post in a topic 3D printing quality   

    Those do not look like they were printed on an Objet or an FDM (the melted plastic type) machine.
    They look like SLA (pool of liquid) or SLS (box of sand) pieces.
    At work we HAD and SLA (it cost 250K) and when it was retired it was replaced with an Objet. I have pruchased both FDM and SLS parts also.
    The trick with many rapid prototype machines is support material (what hold a shape the juts out sideways as it is being made). The FDM uses a bulky scaffold matrix, the Objet uses a material similar to crumbly cheese, the SLA uses a delicate scaffold matrix and the SLS uses it's own sand (hard to explain). The only one where you can reach in an pull out a part and not have to remove support in SLS (removing support often destroys delicate details). There are some new hanging SLA builds and I do not know what they use or need ofr a support.
    I would guess that they are SLS parts.
    Carmak
     
  12. Carmak added a post in a topic Hi from Iowa   

    Welcome from Riverside, Iowa (just south of Iowa City).
    I belong to KKIM based out of the Quad Cities. I have been building since the early 80's.
    I love Des Moines, We have a week long family camping trip each year ending in the Good Guys show. If you are going to be headed to Iowa City send me a PM and we can swap stories.
    Craig
  13. Carmak added a topic in General   

    Revell's 1962 Mopar annuals - possible that tooling still exists?
    On one of the Fasebook goups there are people talking about the Revell 1962 Mopar annual tooling. They say the tooling exists and could be re-issued except they do not have the mold for the tires.

    Can anyone here confirm or refute this?

    I know these models were only fair by 1962 standards but the subject matter is so cool.

    Thanks.
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  14. Carmak added a post in a topic How many kits do you have in your stash?   

    I had to move two years ago after living in the same house for 20 years. I got boxes that would hold 12 standard kit boxes. I stopped counting at 100 boxes.

    I guess it's too many as I don't have any place to put them (more shevling is needed).

    Carmak
  15. Carmak added a post in a topic 2015 Hot Rod Powertour   

    I did a day of it last year in my 71 GTO 4spd and it was a blast. Also attend the night before get together - amazing car show from all over the country!

    If it gets even remotely close you need to do it!

    Carmak