mike 51

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  • Full Name mike wickland

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

    oh...yes you're probably right, I'm not really familar with the show/movie.
  2. mike 51 added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    ok..and Galaxie is doing too few to get the  volume "discount" price Moebius pays for the developement/production of their kits?
  3. mike 51 added a post in a topic 1969 Moebius ford pickup grille   

    definitely looks better...the transition from edge of headlight doors to lamp still needs smoothing it appears but maybe its just the contrast of the two colors?
    but the grille looks great and the headlight doors look like the right width now.
    yes it was kinda odd to mold the grille open but have no details at all behind it...just one of many things that make the design of the kit seem unfinished to me....
  4. 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 ?.
  5. 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....  
  6. 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.  So I guess there's an easy 3rd version here too, a highboy using the model A frame? 
    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?
  7. 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?   
     
  8. mike 51 added a post in a topic Bedford Tipper Truck (Emhar 1/24)   

    neat project!
  9. 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
  10. mike 51 added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    looks much better..thanks for the update.
  11. 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. 
  12. 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...
  13. 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.  
  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   

    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.
  15. 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!