Mike Kucaba

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About Mike Kucaba

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  • Birthday 07/27/1949

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  • Location Mesa,AZ
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  1. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Optimizing AMT's '69 Chevelle   

    Missing link does some resin upgrade tailights  And Shawn Carpenter does a rear panel. I've yet to order either however. The item that really bothers me on that car is the under hood area and the chassis. I scribed out a cowl and front radiator support from the AMT '69 442, and used the entire chassis as well . I've heard the '68 El Camino works well too.
  2. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Cool Parts   

    Nice assortment that you have there. I have a pile of those parts/pieces and have thought about casting them. Don't know what ones would see any interest.
     
     
  3. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Bubbletop C1 Corvette?   

    I have all of the Scale Dreams resin that I am aware of . I read that they did a transkit for a GTO kit but never saw it. The Scale Dreams I have are the Nomad, Corvair, Stingray, And the Indy concept . 
    The only Corvette after giving t some thought  that would have a top like this was one made by IDEAL. It was a large scale toy that could be taken apart.
    That top would be interesting to make a pattern of and vacuum form it.
  4. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Bubbletop C1 Corvette?   

    I don't believe I've ever seen that in a kit,And I started building in 1958. I do believe there were some regular tops molded clear thru the years,but not for the years '53- '55.
  5. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Chrysler DOHC Hemi   

    Only with an electric motor powering it . According to my references.
  6. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Pontiac Banshee Concept Car 1988   

    Love your model and the real car too. I always thought the Banshee was better looking than the Corvette Indy. Has anyone ever used the frame and running gear on another build?
  7. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic A MT /round 2 1970 Camaro's   

    Just to add to the reference here.Those that followed the older mag Car Modeler,in the January 1992 issue #11 there is an article on upgrades to the older issue of this kit. It is orange on the box ,but looks like the older issue that had some front nose issues. It goes on to describe how to make it somewhat less glaring. I don't know if this is easier than grafting the nose from the newer release,but something I might investigate.
    How about a MCM update on the 70's Camaro? Anyone .
  8. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Any info on this kit   

    I have just the trailer. Have not done anytning with it.
  9. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Tool vendor...   

    Yup ! got their scriber, saw & punch set. 
  10. Mike Kucaba added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    A MT /round 2 1970 Camaro's
    Does round two/AMT have TWO separate different tools in the pipeline? I picked up one recently with an orange car on the box.
    This tool appears really worn. Lot's of flash etc. 
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  11. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Paint Strippers - What to Use?   

    Is this a diecast/ If so just get some stripper MEANT for stripping metal. I use an orange smelling stuff called Citri-strip.
  12. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Wood Longboad Surfboards   

    I have some really thin wood from cigars that it was wrapped around. Maybe I'll try that.
    Nice looking boards and great wood grainning!
  13. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic How Do U Get Tube Type Glue To Release Windshield   

    I've had success with tube glue releasing by just soaking in Super Cean. Could take a long time though short of that SMALL amounts of liquid glue sparingly applied has worked as had mineral sprits applied in the same way and allowed to soak in. These remedies are not for the faint of heart.
  14. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Any tips or ideas on a GMC conversion?   

    Have you contacted Shawn Carpenter directly?
  15. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Wanted 1/16 Charger 500 conversion   

    Paul I believe your right, so that is two. I have the Perry one and it not going anywhere.