Mike Kucaba

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About Mike Kucaba

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  • Birthday 07/27/1949

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  • Location Mesa,AZ
  • Full Name Michael J Kucaba

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  1. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Alclad at high psi?   

    Have you considered Testors Brass metallizer? aerosol or bottle.
  2. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Container for Soaking in Super Clean   

    I have two buckets of the type used for swimming pool clorine. A 5 gal. and 2.5 gallon. They have very safe and tight locking lids. The I'd be wary of some plastic containers as some are meant to decompose. The one shown with the locking flaps are great.
     
  3. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Inside of a Tamiya rattle can(photo)   

    Russ, The smaller part where the tip goes  in. Look closely and you'll see where the valve is pressed into the can.
    Mike
  4. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Inside of a Tamiya rattle can(photo)   

    I use one of those ratcheting clamps. Holding the can UPSIDE DOWN I clamp on the tip and it starts to spew propellant. I hang this in a convenient place(my carport) and let it gas out. When it is completely done I remove the clamp and shake the can. Laying a rag over the top I rip the top off with a good pair of sidecutters. I can then add a little thinner and swirl the can around and dump the paint into a jar. 
    I worked at an aerosol valve manufacturer and this task I 've done 100's of time. 
    Your results may be different.
  5. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Chevoom 1:25 Scale Resin/Styrene   

    This is very nice!  I would not have thought about looking for a resin sedan to do this. I have to look a little closer at what MCW has in resin. Cool Build, Was just going thru/sorting old car mags and ran across an article on this racer.
  6. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic 1965 Sox & Martin Altered Hardtop   

    Not worth the trouble!
  7. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Radial style aircraft engine   

    Do a search on ebay. Go Toys and Hobbies>models and kits> aircraft You will see many aircraft and many radial engines some  in resin as upgrade parts.
  8. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic 1965 Sox & Martin Altered Hardtop   

    You're right too! Branster owned Amblewagon.
  9. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic 1965 Sox & Martin Altered Hardtop   

    Your right ! I have a 4 page article on these cars. I posted pics here a long time ago about just how very incomplete the bare shells were that were sent to that shop. No rear quarter panels and not even a roof panel !
    Mr. Norms first AWB was a sedan that only had the rear wheels moved forward.
  10. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic 1966 Dick Landy Long Nose Dart   

    Hopefully this works,
    http://www.moparmax.com/columns/magnante/vii_4-2.html
  11. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic cv boots?   

    If your talking about those rubber boots, you can make them by using common hole punches of different diameters and punch some discs from sheet plastic. Stack them up and glue them together. 
  12. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Satin Slipper   

    Always nice to see your work Peter. I like most everything about it,but the headlites seem to be too big in my eyes.
  13. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic A few(very few,phone battery puked) shots from IPMS Nats   

    Agreed! Been to 3 NATS and loved it. The sheer scope of what is there blows me away everytime.
  14. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic Ford GT40 recommendations   

    Yes ! great kit and with two in the stash I have much work to do. 
    You may want to check an older issue of MCM as they had a great build -up of one.
  15. Mike Kucaba added a post in a topic What cars interest you in resin 1/25   

    Thank you for that 'll have to check that out!