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Mikey56

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About Mikey56

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 9r 25

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  • Location Bonaire, Ga
  • Full Name Mike Coonfield

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  1. Mikey56 added a post in a topic First new project in years-Rubicon   

    love this jeep! I cut the doors out tho...i'm doing a post apocalyptic theme to mine....more a get the BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH outta dodge type....looking for taller and wider tires and better rims...the stock ones are good, but i'm thinking they are a bit small.....
  2. Mikey56 added a post in a topic NASCAR fantasy build   

    ruger predator rifle in .223/5.56 is one of my favorites to shoot with, so this to me, is one great build!  nice, crisp and clean model!  been thinking of doing one similar to this with colt or smith & wesson....two passions....shooting and model building, so your build hits on both counts! 
  3. Mikey56 added a post in a topic AMT Falcon Stocker .   

    first off, I love the scheme and the cleanness of it...the paint looks flawless and the combination of the kit parts, paint and tires/rims comes together in a great way!  i really love the stance....too many times I see race cars that start as great builds and then the builder doesn't look at giving the car a "proper" stance...this in turn gives the model a weird look.  yours doesn't....it looks great!   give yourself a pat on the back!  you deserve it!
  4. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus test shot.   

    ya know one thing that I would like to see is a plain ole box with the model name on top along with what's included....nothing else....no pictures...no three hundred different languages (like we really speak any of them)....and no decals....a plain jane white box with black lettering...means that they don't have to aquire all the rights for having a thousand little decals or proprietary names other than "Chevrolet" or "Ford".....let us decide what decals to use....ain't like there aren't a thousand companies producing anything you want...what we call it....what we want to do with it....and then cut costs to us, the ones that are buying the kits....there are numerous ways to cut costs in anything on the market today....but then, they don't want to pass any savings on to us because it cuts into their profit margin.  I remember when model companies kept us happy.....
  5. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Revell Full Detail/Glue NASCAR Kits   

    for all......I am waiting on the new glue kits because I am a racer at heart (owned and raced my own) and a nascar fan....but I've been modeling for over 40 years....nothing noteworthy, I just enjoy building my own way....but, I need some help.....i'm looking for a full containment seat that I saw....it's not one of the metal ones that are offered (which are awesomely done!)....i'm building the Jim Cushman duster right now....cut the front clip off and replaced it with one of the nascar kits front clip....cut the floor board apart and re-did the tunnel and shifter area and cut the molded in seat bars....now i'm looking for a full containment seat that I saw either on here or on another site, but my laptop crashed and I lost the address....they were 3d printed, great in detail and sold for about $5.00 a piece.....if anyone can help I would really appreciate it... also, i'm using the current snap nascar kit rims and tires....they fill the wheel well better than the stock stuff and I like the "rounded" sidewall....sanding them down and using a hoosier decal makes the tires look a lot like the ones I raced on....thanks in advance!!!!    mike
  6. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Revell Full Detail/Glue NASCAR Kits   

    Have to add this about the tires and rims....I'll wait to see if the tires are taller and wider than what is currently run to get the proportions right...but the rims...teams have gotten to the point that they don't paint the rims unless it's part of the overall paint scheme of the car (2, 22, etc)....the rims are usually bought black from either aero race wheels (yellow trim ring) or bassett (red trim ring). Bart racing wheels also have some that have no trim ring color. one way to tell is the decal near the valve stem....bassett is an oblong shape while aero is an arrow....as far as knowing the difference, I have to say that I like the aero wheels better for latemodel and mini stock racing....plus they cost me a lot less when I bent a rim....must have spent at least $1000 on rims over the years I raced!!  and id love to see a superbird or Daytona decked out with today's chassis and motor combo....we'd be looking at 200 easy and without restricter plates....I figure well over 240....
     
  7. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Revell Full Detail/Glue NASCAR Kits   

    love it!  I can see where some imporivements will have to be made....side window naca ducts is one....wondering tho....is the dash the old analog style or the current digital? 
  8. Mikey56 added a post in a topic New Revell NASCAR kits   

    From Revell-Monogram:  http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0095p?FVPROFIL=&FVSEARCH=851472
     
    Kits look good and the price is right in line with other snap kits. Plan on ordering several!
  9. Mikey56 added a post in a topic New Revell NASCAR kits   

    As with any model that was ever produced or thought of or dreamed of....true modelers will take what they have at hand and do something with it. Whether it's a snap tite or a Tamiya, doesn't make any difference....we will make them into what we want, be it a current cup car or a fictional one. Some on here said that it's not a Chevy/Toyo so I ain't buyin it....so be it.....leaves more for the rest of us. But!!  Like it was also said, you don't buy, don't bitch when they cancel all of them and your stuck with another shoulda - coulda - woulda situation.
    Me?  I'm going to buy a few of them...i'll probably pull out the older chassis that I have and modify them to fit....maybe.....maybe i'll hang on to them and not touch them for a while...then if the "I don't / I won't" guys start crying then they can't get one, i'll sell them....maybe....depends on how much they cry.
    Face it guys....we build models for fun, not money...otherwise I wouldn't be sitting behind this computer day after day inputting code for somebody else to get a paycheck and make a living so that I can afford to buy them!
    Give it a break...bottom line? don't like them...don't buy them....
    oh....and just to give ya all a little thought input....imagine....Chase Elliot driving a current Ford with Dad Bill's old Coors sponsor?  I've met and raced with Bill and Chase when he was growing up....couldn't ask for a nicer family and a nicer young man.....wish him luck this season to defend his championship and going forward next year....
  10. Mikey56 added a post in a topic New Revell NASCAR kits   

    don't matter what is produced, as any true modeler will attest, we'll take them, modify them to any extent we want and call the build done. whether it's out of the box, mild or wild....we all take things as they are and make do. here we are being given a chance to decide and hopefully the model buying public will respond in kind. whether it's stock, drag, oval, road course or out of this world....we are modelers first and foremost...

    for the negatives voices? keep listening to them negative voices in your head....while your on the fence deciding which voice to listen to, I'm going to be buying me a few new nascar models and changing them to fit my tastes!
  11. Mikey56 added a post in a topic New Revell NASCAR kits   

    E-mailed Revelle....the kits will be in the new level 2 Snaptite Max line and are tentatively scheduled for a September release.....

    Can't wait!!!
  12. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Henry A. Yelinek Sr - '37 Ford NASCAR Racer build   

    Super Nice!!! The "A" frame was part of the front suspension with the lower "legs" attached to the front suspension and the top of the "A" was attached to the transmission cross member....but y'all did a great job putting it all together!