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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Riverside, Iowa
  • Full Name Craig Cermak

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  1. Carmak added a post in a topic Strange Boondocker Blazer on Ebay   

    There was an AMT/Ertl 69 Blazer kit that was red. It was a 1/25 scale diecast. It was also sold assembled in stock and promotional form (I remember a "Wix" version.
  2. Carmak added a post in a topic Will we ever see this Dodge ever come back again?   

    I have a 68 HT and vert that I got at the Old Town Escorts swap meet in 85. They cost me $12 each.
    I have a 1:1 68 Coronet 500 vert but I can't get it's picture to upload.
    I would love to see a 68 Coronet reissued!
  3. Carmak added a topic in Wanted!   

    Allison Thunderland body parts
    I just found an original issue 69 Thunderbird. It is missing the glass, tail lights and rear valance.
    If anyone out there used another body on their Allison Thunderbird I'd like your extra parts.
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  4. Carmak added a post in a topic Italeri 2016   

    I will also be in line to a Transit and a Miura!
  5. 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.
  6. Carmak added a post in a topic Round2/MPC Charger Street Machine.   

    Does it have the cheater slicks?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.