mike 51

Members
  • Content count

    943
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About mike 51

  • Rank
    MCM Ohana

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1/25

Profile Information

  • Location california
  • Full Name mike wickland

Recent Profile Visitors


4,510 profile views

mike 51's Activity

  1. mike 51 added a post in a topic `67 Camaro RS/SS NICKEY-Revell   

    speaking of "goofs" your link goes to the instuctions for thier awfull 914 kit....
  2. mike 51 added a post in a topic Dodge Charger   

    very nice!
  3. mike 51 added a post in a topic Goodbye Scion   

    We had a 09 XB...ran and drove great but got very poor gas milage (geared too low and poor areo) and while it was trouble free it wasn't as well built as our previous Toyotas.  
    Our new Camry gets far better milage (35+ highway vs 28) and is much better built and it only cost about $1200 more.
  4. mike 51 added a post in a topic Does anybody make a '68 Impala kit   

    AMT did a kit and a promo in 1968.  
    The Modelhaus makes a very nice copy of the promo for $95 + shipping.
    These are 1/25th scale....
  5. mike 51 added a post in a topic Delage D8 SS   

    looks great.
     
  6. mike 51 added a post in a topic new form of doping for cyclists   

    Interesting...I can see the commercial use(unhidden)..I.still wonder if it was used in racing before yet unnoticed (?)  I would think the bikes were weighed during inspection (maybe they didn't inspect them until now?) 
    Thanks for the info Bernard... 
  7. mike 51 added a post in a topic new form of doping for cyclists   

    Electric or gas?  Hard to imagine how it might work or how it could be concealed ( yes, I saw the scope they were using but..)
     Hope we learn more...I'd like to see this "motor" soon. 
  8. mike 51 added a post in a topic Factory assembled Tamiya 300SL   


    I was thinking "bout the Merc...comparing it to a 'Mint model for example.   The Merc is pretty simple to build (is what I should have said)  it goes together quickly and easily and would not take an experienced commercial modeler more than a few hours to build a nice one,especially with practice.  So I kinda doubt the workers are being exploited.  
      I've no experience with the La Ferrari. 
  9. mike 51 added a post in a topic Factory assembled Tamiya 300SL   

    30 hours to build?   I doubt that's the case..I could assemble mine without paint in about 2+ hours....adding paint would add another couple of hours.  These are pretty simple kits but quality examples  could be built fairly quickly assembly line style with skilled builders that knew how to build them... 
    they live and work in the 21st century too, you know.  
  10. mike 51 added a post in a topic Factory assembled Tamiya 300SL   

    If you loook at your link..it says plastic.   Its a factory assembled and painted 1/24th scale model.  
    You can also buy them unpainted and unassembled.
     It's a very nice kit..the best ever of this subject.
  11. mike 51 added a post in a topic X-Files: Your opinions on the premiere episode?   

    LOL...I hope you don't lose any sleep trying to decide..
  12. mike 51 added a post in a topic X-Files: Your opinions on the premiere episode?   

    " I guess that a lot of my views on the world today is because of the X-files. I don't really trust any one (especially not anyone with a high position) and I always think that politicans, the media and the big-wigs of this world is keeping the truth from us."
    It's too bad you didn't have anyone around you to explain that the show was fiction....nothing more than harmless entertainment for most folks...
  13. mike 51 added a post in a topic 53 ford victoria 1:1 question   

    The 53 Ford Victoria brochure shows a 3 tone interior in light and dark blue (with a white stripe on door panels)  the headliner is shown in the dark blue,  The pics don't show if it had chrome bows or not but I don't think it did....
  14. mike 51 added a post in a topic X-Files: Your opinions on the premiere episode?   

    You're quite welcome...enjoy!
  15. mike 51 added a post in a topic X-Files: Your opinions on the premiere episode?   

    My TV guide shows part 2 is on TONIGHT  at 8pm (west coast time on the Fox channel) on DISH.    
     
    Not a fan but I wouldn't want those who are to miss it.