SpikeSchumacher

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About SpikeSchumacher

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  • Birthday 02/09/1965

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 to 1/35

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  • Location Monterey, California
  • Full Name Mathias

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  1. SpikeSchumacher added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Applying decals to rubber wheels
    Hey Everyone,
    Building a Revell of Germany DTM Audi. Kit has rubber wheels with water slide decals for the tire lettering.
    Any suggestions on how to go about applying?
    I've used dry transfers in the past, but none are available for this type of car...
    Thanks,
    Mathias
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  2. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Tamiya Porsche 956 -- 1984 Le Mans Kenwood Livery   

    Very nice! Makes me want to start the Fujimi 917K I have waiting in the wings...
  3. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 69 DODGE CHARGER "PRO TOURING"   

    Simply smashing!

    Mathias
  4. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 69 Chevy Nova   

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words!

    Mathias
  5. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 69 Chevy Nova   


    Probably true! I got the idea for the rear-end set-up from a Tim Boyd article in the "other" model car magazine. I didn't want to stress about the "correctness" of it, I just wanted to complete something & have fun while doing it.

    Am I the only one who has more "in-progress" builds, than actual finished models, that languish due to obsessing over details? (the dreaded AMS syndrome! )
  6. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 69 Chevy Nova   


    It actually does look more like silver in the pics, doesn't it?

    It's actually Tamiya Champagne Gold TS-75 out of the can....


    Thank you sir!
  7. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 69 Chevy Nova   


    I usually use Tamiya masking tape, but for this one I actually used some Fine Line automotive "pinstriping" tape. It was very thin, not sure about the exact measurement. First time I've tried this type of scheme on a car. I usually stick to the safe, single color paint jobs.
    Pretty happy with how it came out.

    Mathias


    Yeah, Chip & our own JDM Fan inspired me to try this.

    Thanks!
  8. SpikeSchumacher added a topic in Under Glass   

    69 Chevy Nova
    Just finished this one. Build details are over on the Workbench.













    Thanks for looking!

    Mathias
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  9. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Something I've been working on for a bit...   



    Hi Wayne,

    Will have completed (& underside pics) posted in the next couple of days. Just put the finishing touches on it tonight. Have to let a few things dry.

    Thanks for the interest.

    Mathias
  10. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Something I've been working on for a bit...   


    Hi Ben,

    It varies from car to car, sometimes you need to grind down the mounting stub on the back of the Pegasus wheel (depends on the amount of room you have in the wheel-well & the size of the wheel/tire combo you are using), other times I'll grind off the wheel mounting point on the kit spindles (for the front, the rear is usually easier) & I'll drill it out & epoxy an appropriately sized piece of aluminum tubing a little bit higher on the spindle, thereby lowering the front end...

    Hope this helps, sorry I don't have any pics of these methods.

    Mathias
  11. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Something I've been working on for a bit...   


    It's Tamiya Champagne Gold (TS-75) out of the can, accent stripe is Testors Boyd's Orange Pearl....
  12. SpikeSchumacher added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Something I've been working on for a bit...
    Revell 1969 Chevy Nova 1/25 scale. Added Pegasus wheels, discs, & tires. Scratch built four-link rear end & modified the suspension so the wheels tuck in. Added plug wires & machined aluminum coil.

    Inspired by Chip Foose & our very own JDM Builder (Fan?) on these very forums.

    Need to add a few final things & then I will add completed pics...



    Let me know what you think...

    Mathias
    Monterey, California
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  13. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic '66 Revell Impala!   

    Wow! That is absolutely stunning! That has to be one THE nicest factory stock builds I have seen in quite a while.

    Mathias
  14. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 1949 MERCURY KUSTOM   

    Very well done. Especially since black is a hard color to work with!

    Mathias
    Monterey, CA
  15. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Whats you pride and joy model?   

    While not auto related, this for me is my "pride & joy" model. Built for my late father-in-law as a birthday present. Looking at it now there are things I would have done differently/better, but at the time this was where my modeling skills were at....