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      Board Status   07/20/2018

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About mrmike

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    MCM Ohana
  • 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. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340

    Thank you guys! This was a very satisfying build as I did spend a lot of time on it as well as a lot of time just staring at it sitting on the bench. I see some things that I wish I could correct, but I can't because the Dart has been assembled and I'm not about to tear it apart to correct it. The one thing that I will fix is the air cleaner. It looks horrible! I'll strip it and start over again with a new decal if I can find one in the decal stash. If I don't have one, I'll find an image of one and print it out on decal paper.
  2. 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

    I hung the doors on the body, but these are not the original doors from the kit. Those doors were mis-shapened and these came from Mr. Prestigious aka Barry! Thank you Barry! The driver's door had to be re-hung after the glue dried since it didn't want to shut properly. I still plan on having a rare earth magnet and a piece of steel in the door jambs to help keep them closed. I had these tires in my parts box, so I lettered them with a white Gelly Roll pen and my magnifier. More to come...
  3. There are several Jeep CJ-7 kits on ebay right now for various prices. I knew they were out there, just not a factory fresh tooling.
  4. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340 Is Completed

    I have finished my '69 Dart GTS 340 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.
  5. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340

    This is my '69 Dart GTS 340, painted with Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue with a white and black interior, white "bumblebee stripe, AMT '71 340 4-Bbl. engine, MAD resin TorqueFlite transmission, and Kelsey-Hayes "Recall" mags.
  6. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340 Is Completed

    The Dart is almost finished. I think the engine compartment is done, save for a touchup or two. I lost the driver's side windshield wiper and the passenger door handle earlier. I did find the door handle fairly quickly on the bench, but I searched high and low for the wiper and couldn't find it. I took a break to go let the dogs out and turned around and saw the wiper on the floor, in a spot that I had already looked at! Since the 340 is a small block engine, I need to make a longer drive shaft. More to come...
  7. New for 1953

    Both look great! Back in the day, my father had a '53 Ford convertible and my uncle had a '53 Chevy convertible and both were the same color combo. Red body with a red interior and a black top.
  8. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340 Is Completed

    Thank you Dirk! The air cleaner looks a mess. I'll have to clean that up a bit.
  9. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340 Is Completed

    Thank you Lloyd!
  10. 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

    Nice Fords everyone! Thank you for the offer of pictures of your '56 Ford, slicks56! That is one sharp looking '56 Ford! I also owned a '56 Customline as my first car and I have those pictures to fall back on if I have too. Based on the original picture I had posted, I have been able to extrapolate the visual details that I'll need. But, I also have an insatiable need for information about this particular '56 Ford Victoria. The picture originally came from Pinterest and that means that it could have come from anywhere and while I have been trying to find it's origin, I have a feeling that the extra effort will not pay off.
  11. 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340 Is Completed

    I got the body joined together with the interior and the chassis. I added the front grille. The hood striker plate didn't want to fit without pushing the grille out. I'm in the process of shaving it down for a better fit. I still need to add the radiator and heater hoses. More to come...
  12. LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury

    I have masked off the body and painted the hood, trunk lid, and fenders with Tamiya TS-14 Black. Now for some wetsanding. More to come...
  13. 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

    Well now, it appears that you have done a lot of homework on this and you should be congratulated for it. But, for me, I just want to build a good looking model and I will. That's all. All the things you point out may be good if someone is building a 100% accurate model, but I don't build that type of model...cars or otherwise. The things you have pointed out don't bother me at all. If I wanted to correct them all, I might give it a go, but I don't think so. I have other details that I would like to try and to add. I do thank you for pointing these things out to me! I once said that I don't care if a panel line or some detail of a model car body is not correct as I am only interested in making a good looking model. I have said this for a couple of decades and it reminds me of the hoopla surrounding the re-issued Revell '70 AAR 'Cuda. I built one my way and I was very satisfied with the job I did on it. Anyone else could only see the flaws in the body itself. I am not perfect and neither are my models. Sorry!
  14. AMT 1966 Mercury Park Lane

    Sorry, but one picture is not going to cut it. We need more pictures of that nice looking build!
  15. 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

    What's wrong with the Del Rio Wagon? They look fine to me especially when lowered and have a good tire and wheel set under them. Thanks Carl! I hope the '56 comes out great...