jas1957

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About jas1957

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  • Birthday 01/04/1957

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Northern Ohio
  • Full Name John Strick

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  1. jas1957 added a post in a topic just acouple of newbie question   

    For shock absorber springs many guys are using ball point pen springs. 
  2. jas1957 added a post in a topic RILEY HEAD CONVERSION   

    These parts also are in the Mod Rod kit # T254 from about 1970 & the Street Rod Series kit # A129 from about 1973.   
  3. jas1957 added a post in a topic 69 GTO   

    I did this exact conversion just this year, used the MPC GTO funny car body. Which is a stock promo body & used the MPC 1972 GTO for chassis & interior. Not a perfect copy of an original '69 kit but close enough & it looks great. 
  4. jas1957 added a post in a topic 1967 Ford Custom sedan or coupe   

    AMT produced a 1967 full size Ford kit.  IIRC Motor City Resin Casters produces one.
  5. jas1957 added a post in a topic NNL newbee questions   

    First just about all the info you need are on the two flyers posted above.  The toy show is open 9-2, $7 admission, the NNL is open 10-4, $10 admission.  There is lots of free parking a couple hundred feet from the door.  For your $10 admission you may bring in as few or as many models as you wish.  Also we do not have a web site but we do have a Facebook page, search NNL Nationals.  If anyone has any more questions please post them here or on the Facebook page.  I will be checking both every couple days & will try to answer as many as possible.  There is also a partial hotel list on the Facebook page.
  6. jas1957 added a post in a topic National convention coverage?   

    You would only have missed by a hundred miles. lol
  7. jas1957 added a post in a topic National convention coverage?   

    The IPMS Nationals are in Columbus this year.  I have seen a very few pictures on Facebook.
  8. jas1957 added a post in a topic Please help ID this piece of garage equipment   

    It looks like an air powered grease gun.   I used one that looks just like that for 35 years where I recently retired from.  The whole body lifts off the base & holds a 120 pound drum of chassis grease.
  9. jas1957 added a post in a topic Need 2015 Show Dates/Info   

    NNL Nationals #36
    October 10, 2015
    Sylvania Exhibition Center
    7060 Sylvania Ave.
    Sylvania, OH  43560
    10am-4pm
    admission $10
    Theme- Demolition Derby
    Held in conjunction with John Carlisle's Toledo Toy Show
    Toy Show hours 9am-2pm, seperate admission
     
  10. jas1957 added a post in a topic Ford 6   

    The new Moebius 1969 Ford pick up has a six in it.
  11. jas1957 added a post in a topic Revell customer service vs. Round 2's   

    Within the last year I have had two Round 2 kits with a missing or damaged part. Followed the instructions on their web site & for the cost of a stamp received the parts in a few days.
  12. jas1957 added a post in a topic SC Miller Resin?   

    SC Miller was one of if not the first to do home casting of model cars. I believe he used polyester resin instead of the now common polyurethane resin. As was said above his stuff was all one piece mold slush cast. He did a lot of interesting subjects. He died a number of years ago. Even if not to build his models were an interesting part of model car history.
  13. jas1957 added a post in a topic MCW Resin Kits - Studebaker Lark   

    I have built a couple of his kits, he does not chrome the bumpers & grills. You will have to use Al Clad or send them out to one of the chrome plating companies. It is not perfect but if you want a Lark it is the only game in town. As any kit plastic or resin with a little time & effort a nice model can be built.
  14. jas1957 added a post in a topic MCW Resin Kits - Studebaker Lark   

    Like all MCW resin kits it is very nice clean casting that will build a good looking model.
  15. jas1957 added a post in a topic MCW Resin Kits - Studebaker Lark   

    I have built the MCW Studebaker Lark. It is based on the old Jo Han promo. It is a bit larger than 1/25 scale, maybe 1/22 or so. I opened the hood & made a full detail model out of it. Modified a '41 Plymouth flat six the replicate the Stude flat six.