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mrmike

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  • Location Nashua, NH USA
  • Full Name Michael R. Siesicki

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  1. mrmike added a post in a topic McNally's '09 Challenger SRT8   

    And, once again I end up with old, outdated information.  I stand corrected.  Thank you Ron!  
  2. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    OK.  If anyone asks, there is an adapter for a spin on oil filter.  If anyone asks...  lol
  3. mrmike added a post in a topic McNally's '09 Challenger SRT8   

    I guess I do get things done.  I do have a couple of projects that have been stalled for whatever reason, but I will get back to them someday.
    I went looking for pictures of that Challenger especially since I don't watch NCIS-LA.  The Challenger is an SRT8, but I don't think it's a Hellcat.  
  4. mrmike added a post in a topic 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I   

    Thanks for the nice words everyone!  
    No, it's not hand painted.  I tried to get a friend of mine who can do that type of detailing and he couldn't because of the slippery paint on the ball.  He gave me a 4-speed decal and said "Good luck"!  It took me almost ten minutes to get the decal positioned correctly after I had coated the ball with Solvaset.  After a few more minutes, I put a dallop of Solvaset on the decal and a few minutes after that I pushed the decal on and squeezed out all the extra water and Solvaset.  I must have lost 4 shift knob decals over the years and I have been able to save two...this week alone!
  5. mrmike added a post in a topic McNally's '09 Challenger SRT8   

    Sorry about that Ron!  wasn't my intention to get you to build the same model as I!  lol  You know what they say...great minds think alike!  I'm sure your Challenger will look great!
  6. mrmike added a topic in On The Workbench   

    McNally's '09 Challenger SRT8
    A new project and the return of McNally, Boston PI!  The story is only to show what is driving this build of Revell's '09 Challenger SRT8.  The people in this story are not related to anyone living or deceased.
    The Story
    After a hectic weekend of chasing down a murder suspect, McNally, Boston PI relaxes at home watching the Red Sox take on the Yankees on TV.  The doorbell rings and he makes his way to the front door to see his ex-girlfriend Tracy Balidon.  It's been over a year since he last saw her and their greeting was short and sweet.  Tracy is returning to Boston to restart her business when it showed that she wasn't going to make a profit in the Las Vegas' job market.  They tell each other that they are not seeing anyone which gives them hope that they can restart a relationship together.
    Meanwhile, two men get off a plane that had landed at Logan Airport from New Jersey.  They rent a car and drive to a secret location to receive money, guns, and instructions for a hit on a person of interest...McNally, Boston PI. 
    The Build
    I am using the Revell '09 Challenger SRT8 Kit #85-4220 for this build.

    The body will be painted with Dupli-Color Forest Green Pearl and is not a stock color for this car.  My influence for this color comes from the Mustangs used in the movie Bullitt and the TV show Spenser For Hire and the Mannix Dodge Darts and Plymouth 'Cudas.  I'm hoping to use the optional tires from the Revell '65 Chevelle SS396 Z-16 kit instead of the truck-like tires in the Challenger SRT8 kit.


    McNally, Boston PI will return...
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  7. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Yeah, I found out from someone that the filter was suppose to be a black canister with the filter inside.  Too late to change anything now as the filter has been repainted and the decal put on.  Once the engine is mounted in the chassis, who's gonna know?  Except me...and anyone else who reads this...LOL  
  8. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Thanks guys!  
    Mike, the decal for the shifter ball was a bit of a challenge trying to keep the decal on the ball straight and not to lose it to the shop gremlins who like to steal things that go flying through the air or fall on the floor!
    David, I use embossing powder for carpet.  Paint the floor pan with watered down glue, sprinkle the embossing powder on and let it dry.  Paint it the color you want for the interior.  Looks better than flocking and less messy with no fibers floating all over the place.
    Bill, the seat decals come in the kit.  I used some setting solution to get the decals into the seat back bottoms.
     I found a goof in the instructions.  It said to paint the oil filter #65 white and apply decal #26 to it.  Decal # 26 is also white and it will not show.  I removed the oil filter and painted it a dark blue which is cirrect for that era.


    I made a tachometer for the steering column out of bits and pieces here in the shop.

    More to come...
  9. mrmike added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I Is Completed   

    Thank you Jim, Chris, and Clifton!
    I have finished my '65 Belvedere I and it is posted in Under Glass.  I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my WIP.
     
  10. mrmike added a topic in Under Glass   

    1965 Plymouth Belvedere I
    This is my '65 Belvedere I painted with Tamiya TS-18 Metallic Red with a Model Master Insignia Red interior.  Wheels and tires are from the kit and the engine is wired.  The hood scoop is from the Revell '67 Charger.






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  11. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Been working on the interior today.


    This I'm proud of...this is the third shift knob decal that I have been able to install correctly without loosing one!

    More to come...
  12. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    The body has been repainted and set aside to gas out.  Now I am working on the 409 CI engine and the interior.  I'm using the chrome plated headers and I decided to try and "blue" the chrome with some Tamiya X-23 Clear Blue and X-26 Clear Orange.

    The dash, steering wheel, and side panels have been foiled.

    The floor has been coated with embossing powder and painted, then the seats were added.

    More to come...
  13. mrmike added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I Is Completed   

    Thank you Rusty!  I'm hoping to finish the Belvedere today!
  14. mrmike added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I Is Completed   

    I'm getting close to finishing the Belvedere!  I started assembling the body to the chassis and found that the front sat way higher than I really wanted it to.  I carefully pryed the spindles out and reversed them back to the stock position and now the stance is right where I want it.



    More Mopar to come...
  15. mrmike added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I Is Completed   

    Thanks John!  You have a good week, too!
    I went and bought a new cutting pad for the workbench and in the process, I spilled a small container of lacquer thinner on it and messed up the rear panel.  That is now sitting in some oven cleaner and I'll repaint and re-clear the panel later.