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About Carmak

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    Riverside, Iowa
  • Full Name
    Craig Cermak
  1. Choosing a glue bomb..

    I feel there has been a significant expansion of what a "glue bomb" is. People use is now to refer to any built model. I have rebuilt dozens of built models but only a few true "glue bombs" To me a glue bomb kit that has really been fused together, typically glass fused to the body, custom pieces fused to the body and interior. A true glue bomb is very tough to restore to stock or even rebuilt into something remotely presentable. As stated above they often become a custom, hot rod or race car. For a built kit I also agree with what is stated above about glass,.I also look for trim removed from the body and missing pieces. Now that Modelhaus is gone missing pieces are very hard to find. Lastly I look for currently or recently available kits that share parts with the built model in question. An obvious example would be a 62 Buick convertible built kit would only need a usable body and boot - everything else needed for the model is available from the 62 Buick hard top kit. I have a 68 GTO with a melted roof but otherwise decent body. I am going to graft the roof off of the MPC "The Judge" funny car 69 GTO onto it and help hide the seam with a vinyl top.I will use the glass also. Carmak
  2. The Flintstone 57 Country Sedan (no wood-grain) sits very nicely on the Revell chassis.
  3. Revell's 68 Mustang GT 2n1 kit

    Is it possible to tell from the box art which kits have the correct interior?
  4. 1968 Bengal Charger

    If I remember correctly a Bengal Charger was the only way to get a 318 (or any non-R/T) Charger with a stripe.
  5. '58 Fairlane 500 Semi-Custom! Finished at Last!

    I like your direction for color. I painted my 1:1 57 Cadillac amethyst over bright white. Carmak
  6. Super Bee into a wagon

    I like your progress! I used to have a 68 Coronet wagon. When the 66-67 B-bodies were updated in 68 the 2 and 4 door models got a slight top chop but the wagon and convertible models did not. This should not be an issue with your build since the Monogram 69 Coronet has always looked a little tall to my eye. Carmak
  7. '63 F100 - XL

    Take a look at Monogram 58 T-bird seats. The pattern is very close to what you need. They are 1/24 scale so it would be your call if they look right.
  8. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    I thought it was made into the vampire van.
  9. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    I did not get glass with it. I have the convertible glass and it fits well (front and rear).
  10. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    I thought all the tooling went from Iowa to Mexico then to China. I can't remember when it left Iowa, I have had the T-bird 15+ years.
  11. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    Just before the molds left Iowa the 66 T-bird promo / craftsman tool was sampled in error (wrong label on tool). This was not part of the hanger shot program, it was someone looking to find a particular model for personal reasons. I received a full set of nice looking parts (with engine block off plate) from a friend in Dyersville. The parts look good and very little flash. Would be interesting to know how many times something like this happened.
  12. Hum3d - Large Source of 3D Modelled Autos

    So would it be safe to assume the files are based on high quality laser scans? That would explain the exterior surfaces only aspect of the model. How good was the import file? Surface gaps and multi layered surfaces? Is the import a single file and you break it into multiple components to print? What cad are you using? Thanks. Carmak
  13. You Ford guys may know the answer to this.

    My 63 is a Country Sedan. Not sure if they used the name all the way to 1970.
  14. You Ford guys may know the answer to this.

    I could not agree more. I bought those wheels from the original owner who bought them in 67 for his new Camaro as summer wheels. When he traded the Camaro for a 73 Monte Carlo they would not fit (14") so he put them in the garage attic. I have owned them since 1992.
  15. You Ford guys may know the answer to this.

    Here is a picture I took tonight. My son and I were working on the brakes. She has been off the road since the mid 90's.