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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 Sacramento, California
  • Full Name Mathias

SpikeSchumacher's Activity

  1. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic A bunch of my recent builds('80 Ramcharger, '70 Cuda 440-6, '70 Mustang Boss 302, Anniversary Camaros and more)   

    The Boss 302 is just stunning! That color combination works for me.
  2. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Monogram Tom Daniel SweeTee   

    Beautiful job on a classic! The yellow and chrome really pop!
  3. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Ferrari FXX - Tamiya 1/24   

    Beautiful piece of work!
    Mathias
  4. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic Tom Daniel Tijuana Taxi   

    Hi David,
    If I remember correctly I airbrushed it... outside! Must have had perfect conditions that day...
    Thanks,
    Mathias
     
  5. SpikeSchumacher added a topic in Under Glass   

    Tom Daniel Tijuana Taxi
    Hi Everyone,
     
    Built this a few years ago but never got around to posting it for some reason...
    The Monogram Tom Daniel Tijuana Taxi. Added a Detail Master Moon tank with scratch-built mount, turned aluminum stacks, and wired the engine. Other than that, just had fun with the paint, weathering, etc.
    Color is Testors Boyd's Orange Pearl, clear coat is just Future floor polish, no polishing, waxing, etc. Wish they all turned out this good!
    Thanks,
    Mathias



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  6. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 1970 'Cuda   

    Hi Jim,
    Yes, I had to grind down the mounting hubs on the wheels to get them to tuck under the fenders. The rear wheel tubs had to be clearance at the front, and I flip-flopped the front spindles to lower the ride height a bit.
     
    Thanks,
    Mathias
     
     
  7. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 1970 'Cuda   

    Thanks for the kind comments!
    Here are some pics of the engine and interior...
    Mathias




  8. SpikeSchumacher added a topic in Under Glass   

    1970 'Cuda
    Hello Everyone,
    This is a little project that I built for a co-worker. Revell kit mostly OOB, Pegasus wheels (painted), slightly modified suspension, mesh grill, Detail Master hood pin kit (sheesh!). Shaved door handles, front bumper, rear pan.
    The lettering on the front, lower grill are his initials. Thought I would personalize it a bit.
    Tamiya rattle can TS-14, X-10 for accent colors, Testors Wet Look clear with LOTS of wet sanding/polishing. I am pretty sure that I will not be doing an all black car again any time soon...
    Thanks,
    Mathias
     
     
     





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  9. 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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  10. 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...
  11. SpikeSchumacher added a post in a topic 69 DODGE CHARGER "PRO TOURING"   

    Simply smashing!

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

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words!

    Mathias
  13. 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! )
  14. 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!
  15. 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!