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About mrmike

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  • Birthday 02/01/1953

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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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 1969 Plymouth 383 Road Runner   

    I sat down at the bench this morning with an idea that I had used on my '68 Hemi Road Runner from several years ago.  I had an issue with the thin scribe line on the hood and the hot MCW lacquer paint I had used burnt through the hood and showed a nasty burn mark on the top of the hood.  I am not using MCW paint on this hood, but I am using Tamiya TS-20 Metallic Green paint which is not as hot a paint.  But, the scribe mark is still there and I would like to eliminate that line as much as possible.  Using some sheet styrene, I cut a small and thin piece and filled the line with glue and layed the styrene into the groove.  When the glue has dried, I will trim the styrene level with the hood and the groove will be filled.  Since I am using the air grabber duct, I needed to find a air cleaner to match.  I can't remember where this air cleaner came from and it really doesn't fit the duct, but it is better than nothing.
    More to come...

  2. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster   

    Thank you Ken!  
  3. mrmike added a post in a topic 1969 Plymouth 383 Road Runner   

    I got my '69 Road Runner grille in the mail today and it's a really nice and clean casting, too!  I had to modify the grille area on the body for the grille to fit.
    More to come...

  4. mrmike added a post in a topic 1953 Studebaker Starliner Pro Touring   

    There have been some changes in the past month.  A Classic Plastic Model Club member gave me a sprue of parts from the Revell '41 Willy's after we had been discussing the Studebaker.  I got a sprue with the chassis, front and rear suspensions, and steering components.  Then as I was sizing the chassis, I noticed the two floor humps that would interfere with the chassis.  My Dremel was more than happy to remove them.I'm going to have to extend the chassis to fit the the wheelbase and the body.  I decided where to cut the chassis so it can be extended and I will have to build a floor and trunk.
    More to come...

  5. mrmike added a post in a topic 1969 Plymouth 383 Road Runner   

    Thanks guys!  I've done some rudimentary sanding on the body and I still need to do some more.  I should be painting with Tamiya Metallic Green soon!
  6. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster   

    Thank you everyone!  I have heard and read of others having a bear of a time getting the chassis/interior into the body.  I looked it over real good before inserting the chassis/interior into the body and found that if the interior is not properly installed, the body will not fit over the interior side panels.  Careful assembly and a couple of business cards and everything went into each other like it should.  Foiling wasn't that bad either.  I spent just over an hour foiling the body and I was done!  The lowered suspension is a must for this kit and it was easy to accomplish by inverting the front spindles and re-arching the rear springs.
  7. mrmike added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1969 Plymouth 383 Road Runner
    About twenty years ago, I built a '68 383 Road Runner and the other day I was looking at it sitting on the shelf and I said to myself, "That looks like it should be re-built."  The following day, I was rummaging through a carton of stuff and found a '69 GTX body and I wondered, "I wonder if I can make this into a Road Runner?"  Out came my sanding stick and files and I removed the side moldings and the GTX scripts.  My original intent was to re-build the 383 I had cobbled together from my parts box, but decided to find a better engine.  This one came from a long parted out AMT '71 Charger R/T.  A couple of days staring at the "new" engine and I started to hate them both.  So, back into the parts box again and I found an un-built 440 CI engine from a '70 Hemi Super Bee.  I built it last night and painted it this morning with Mopar Street Hemi Orange engine paint.  In my mind, I could envision a Rallye Green Road Runner and an online search found me an image of a Rallye Green '69 Road Runner with a Coyote Duster air induction hood and the Performance Hood Treatment.  I ordered a '69 Road Runner grille from Hart's Resin Parts and i hope to have that in a few weeks.  

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  8. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster   

    Thank you Randy!  This is definitely a good kit to build!  I had this kit sitting in the stash for almost ten years before I decided to build it.
  9. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster   

    I have finished my '62 T-Bird Roadster and it is posted in Under Glass.  I would like to thank all those who took the time to view and to comment on my WIP.
  10. mrmike added a topic in Under Glass   

    1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster
    This is my '62 T-Bird Roadster painted with Testors White Lightning One Coat Lacquer with a Model Master Insignia Red interior.  I lowered the suspension and trimmed the whitewalls on the tires.  The engine is wired.

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  11. mrmike added a post in a topic Reliable Resin?   

    I must say that I have never had the opportunity to order from him.  Many years ago, I had looked at his site and saw several items that had interested me at the time.  Then, I start to see all the stories about Reliable Resin not following through like they should on the many forums I had belonged to.  One member of my Club had ordered a set of wheels from him and got them in a fairly reasonable amount of time, but the entire Club concluded that his getting his parts was a fluke.  Do not do business with this person!!!
  12. mrmike added a post in a topic 1968 Dodge Charger R/T   

    Since the paintbootth was up and running yesterday, I primered the body and various bits and pieces of the Charger and hit the interior bottom and chassis with grey primer.

  13. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster   

    Well David, just git-r-dun!  lol  Foiling was one of my most hated jobs until I had done it enough that I was comfortable with it.
    Almost done!
    More to come...

  14. mrmike added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster   

    Thanks Tony!  I'll watch for that if I do clearcoat the T-Bird.
    I got the rear seat cover and the hood out of the stripper yesterday and I started sanding this morning.  This afternoon, I gave them both a good coating of primer and tonight or tomorrow morning, I'll sand any imperfections and paint them with Testors One Coat Lacquer White Lightning.

    Meanwhile, I've been doing some assembly of the T-Bird.  It should be ready for the Classic Plastic Model Club Exhibition on Sunday!

    More to come...
  15. mrmike added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Super Bee   

    Great job, Jim!  I even like how the windshield washer fluid is sloshing around in the tank!