mike 51

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  • Location california
  • Full Name mike wickland

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  1. mike 51 added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    They never had them,they only had the 71s.  I understand the run is over,but not sold out.   There is said to be a 70 shortbed coming but when is a ?.
  2. mike 51 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    ".... that internet tough guy stuff don't work so well."
    All in a vain effort to impress complete strangers....  
  3. mike 51 added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #3 - Chassis and Interior completion, and photos of completed model...   

    Thanks for sharing again Tim...love the 46 'caps.  
    I don't care for the channeling's effect on the proportions...your idea to move the radiator back might help some, but I think it would need to be chopped to return to the over the axle location. 
    Are those the largest of the 3 headlights?
  4. mike 51 added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    It sure is "pricey" for what is essentially  a modified re-issue.  
    How can Moebius,as an example,do brand new kits for so much less?   
     
  5. mike 51 added a post in a topic Bedford Tipper Truck (Emhar 1/24)   

    neat project!
  6. mike 51 added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino   

    The Revell site says the end of September now....
    The ad boasts it even features a "dome light"...chuckle
  7. mike 51 added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    looks much better..thanks for the update.
  8. mike 51 added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    Maybe...seems kinda big for that,almost like the large black borders on late model 1-1 cars. It'll be interesting to see how it looks painted, the other one I saw didn't have them painted either.
    Nice paint job by the way. 
  9. mike 51 added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    What's with the lines on the glass?  This is the 2nd one I've seen like that so I assume they're all like that?
    Doesn't seem your quick build is the issue here...
  10. mike 51 added a post in a topic '57 Ford Racer   

    "..... but the class designation seems to be for a supercharged car.  If I'm not mistaken, that's what the "S" stands for.  Am I mistaken on this?"
    Nope you're right,but those decals were included in the kit but it,of course,didn't even have the supercharged version of that motor. 
    His Ford would more likely be in Modified Production or Jr. Stocker.  
  11. mike 51 added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    Yep and Tower is *nearly* local for me....never have paid any shipping or sales tax there.  
    But like I said, sometimes I want it "right now", so I use the local guys.
  12. mike 51 added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    They only get 3 of each "early release" kits.I bought 2 and the 3rd was on the shelf when I left.  I don't know the staff there,but one guy is very helpful and the others aren't (as you found out) they are RC guys with little interest/knowledge in models. Getting a early release kit from them is all about timing (yours, not thiers)   I only buy from them when I want one of the early release kits....otherwise I buy on the web. If you watch these threads on new/coming releases, often an "insider" posts when to expect these kits.  This shop does get them promptly about the 3rd week of every month.  Otherwise you likely will wait about a month for the general release.  However it seems you have to check for them in person, I'm retired and live in Palo Cedro so I have time to do that.  Good luck! 
  13. mike 51 added a post in a topic New fun "quick project" C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible   

    nice job...looks much better as a convertible to me.
  14. mike 51 added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    so the coupe will have bucket seats,more gauges,an automatic trans, and a different firewall (just indicated from the floor pan) and I wonder what little blister at the right rear is for?  It looks like the exhaust is routed differently and/ or the rear end will be different in the next version...
  15. mike 51 added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #3 - Chassis and Interior completion, and photos of completed model...   

    Those decals (interior and exterior) sure look different on the car but...nope they don't work for me either.  
     
    The 4speed pattern decal offered for the shifter nob was kinda "funny" tho....