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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 topic in On The Workbench   

    Spenser's 2015 Ford Mustang GT
    I got into a discussion about Ford Mustangs and was kind of "challenged" into building a "what-if" Mustang.  This Mustang would have been the car driven by Boston private cop Spenser if the TV series, Spenser For Hire was on the air today.  Since the cars used were well used local cars, I thought let's use something newer and I happen to have the model kit handy for this build.  I started by blowing apart the Mustang and cleaned up the body.
     
    I searched through my extra decals and found some left over from previous Mustang builds.

    I decided on a color.  Model Master Fathom Green Metallic.  Yes, I know it's a GM color, but Ford never offered a dark green for the 2015 Mustang.

    I painted the wheels with Alclad II Chrome over the flat black plastic of the wheels and cleared with Alclad II Gloss Klear Kote.

    I got the body painted with Model Master Fathom Green Metallic.


    Spenser For Hire will return...
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  2. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    I figured that the best way for me to paint the trim with gloss white paint was like a pin striper.  I loaded up a small brush with paint and ran the brush along the trim molding and then wipe off the excess with a paper towel.  This worked rather well and looks better than the kit decals.



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

    Thank you Dan!
    I foiled the Impala this afternoon while I watched the Daytona 500.



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  4. mrmike added a post in a topic 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I   

    Thank you Tyler!
  5. mrmike added a post in a topic 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I   

    Thanks Christopher and Tony!  Keys, keys...where are the keys?  Tony, you got the keys?  Tony?  Tony!!!
  6. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Thanks Ron!
  7. mrmike added a post in a topic McNally's '09 Challenger SRT8   

    Well, all I can say is that there is a LOT of info out there and even us old guys can have a hard time seeing it all!  Ron is correct!  No argument over this!  I use to be so good at spotting the small details on cars that would differentiate one model from the other.  Now, not so much.  It appears that there are quite a few models of the Challenger that all look alike with the exception of a small logo or two.  I haven't had the time or the inclination lately to sort out all these differences myself.  Being so tied up with day-to-day goings on, it just boggles the mind!  I retired from working two days before Christmas and I'm still trying to get my head around that!!!  With that being said, I'm going to forge ahead with my McNally Challenger and I hope it comes out the way I can see it in my mind.  
  8. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Well, Ma Mopar is mad at me!  A Ford backed into me today when I was leaving City Hall.  I hope that this isn't a sign of things to come!
    Other than touchups, painting the trans, and putting on the air cleaner, the 409 is done!



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

    Thank you Chris!
  10. mrmike added a post in a topic McNally's '09 Challenger SRT8   

    I thought that Challenger looked like it was missing something!  Now I remember...the vents on the sides of the scoop.  Yep, it's a 392 Scatpak Challenger!  Thank you Dan!
  11. 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!  
  12. 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
  13. 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.  
  14. 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!
  15. 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!