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styromaniac

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About styromaniac

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  • Birthday 06/28/1953

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  • Location Northern Virginia
  • Full Name Steve Strauss

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  1. styromaniac added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    I just happened to pop into the Hobby Lobby in Woodbridge VA on Saturday and saw one 29 Roadster on the shelf , so I brought up the 40% coupon on the cell phone and bought it for $17.80...now it will sit in my mancave for a few months....I have other "wanna do" projects ahead of it. FYI...due to the controversy surrounding the 30 coupe I have scoured the Michael's and AC Moore stores all around N Va just to see and have seen no 30 coupes anywhere so the word of mouth along with the Internet buzz about that kit must've cleaned them all out. I myself own two or three of the original Monogram stock version of the 30 coupe so if I really absolutely had to build one as a rod version  I'd have a starting point ...my aftermarket supply would do the rest. Can't see forking over the absurd prices I've seen them going for on Ebay...even if it was discontinued...which they say it won't be.
  2. styromaniac added a post in a topic Thames Woody   

    As long as you're not doing a factory stock replica you can make that motor whatever you want....as long as it fits. Why not start with the 4 Banger with period correct hop up equipment? If a small block Chevy will fit, why not that? The venerable 283 with multiple carbs. Both mills can be sourced from numerous Revell kits.
  3. styromaniac added a post in a topic Thames Woody   

    So...will you be going for the weathered wood? Or the just like new finish?
  4. styromaniac added a post in a topic Barnes & Noble and MCM   

    Have been seeing it more frequently at the B & N  near the Springfield Town Center Mall in N. Virginia . Bought #'s 199,200, 201 there. With the loss of hobby shops it's good to have some place it can be found. 
  5. styromaniac added a post in a topic Double cobra 427! 1/16 & 1/24 (finished)   

    Looks like a good start. Always loved the Cobras. Don't know why the big one does not have the opening the little one has.
  6. styromaniac added a post in a topic TV Tommy IVO Showboat Dragster   

    Any tips youd like to share on getting this kit actually finished? Like a lot of Revell's Speed & Show kits back in the day, the detailing is good but the builds are frustrating.
  7. styromaniac added a post in a topic Fracturing decals ?   

    Thanks for the info. .
    I'll give it a try.
  8. styromaniac added a post in a topic Fracturing decals ?   

    What's the best remedy for salvaging decals?
    A clear coat spray?
    A liquid solution?
    Can anyone name a product they've used with success?
    I have a few nostalgic decals I'm sure will require some kind of treatment as a precaution if they are to hold together.
  9. styromaniac added a post in a topic 2013 America's Most Beautiful Roadster Winner! Totally Traditional!   

    Rolls Royce Merlins in P-51 Mustangs.
    Hopped up flatties in period perfect hot rods.
    They just sound so right.
  10. styromaniac added a post in a topic Revell '32 Ford : any interest in traditional bits ?   

    Norm Veber of Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland is a master of his craft & as nice a person as you will ever meet in this hobby.
    I've been buying his products for years..his nostalgic rodding & custom products are varied ( especially his flathead hop up items ) and his collaborations with other skilled builders like Rik Hoving know no equal.
  11. styromaniac added a post in a topic Revell '50 Oldsmobile Club Coupe 2'n1   

    At Last!
    I started this thread back in mid April.
    Thanks for all the photos & write-ups guys.
    Sounds like a Nostagic Rodder's dream come true.
    Gotta get me a couple...or three.
  12. styromaniac added a post in a topic Revell '50 Oldsmobile Club Coupe 2'n1   

    Cool.
    I've been wanting a new classic Olds mill for rodding projects for some time now.
    It was a popular engine back in the day.
  13. styromaniac added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram '30 Ford Model A 5-window Coupe   

    This '30 Model A coupe by Monogram is the first kit I built when I got back into modeling back in the mid-90's.
    I turned it into dry lakes racer w/ a nifty weathered paint job.
    I liked it so much I picked up a couple of more for my stash.
    It's an old tool but a goody...not too clunky being a Monogram kit
  14. styromaniac added a post in a topic Ala Kart by AMT?   

    Common complaint for the newer AMT issue was the incorrect look of the cowl/nose piece & the too small looking engine.
    Many suggested the older version of the kit mixed w/ some parts of the new version would yield an acceptable rendition.