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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 topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Racing Kart in 3D
    Here's one for the 3D printers and other after-marketers out there.....I raced a kart for a few years on a paved track here in Georgia.  Did pretty well finishing fourth in the points a couple of seasons....missed the championship by 19 points when the hauler broke down on the way to the track.....

    my question is simple.....who wants to take on the task of making a current type racing kart to scale (1:24/1:25)?  I bet that it would sell.....I figure it would be easy to do because almost all of the things required are on line to scale down.  parts?  chassis, four tires, seat, steering wheel, one cylinder motor and a body...as there are literally thousands of racers out there in the competitive world of oval track kart racing, I think it would be a seller....
    I haven't seen anyone take up this type of model, not have they looked into legend cars or bandelero's....which I think is a crime as these are grassroots type racing.....look at Chase Elliott....I was in the pits working on our race cars and karts when he was racing with us in legends and late models....and see where he is now?
    I think it's a missed opportunity that should be looked at.... I'd love to build a bunch of them to match what my son and I raced!!  Last thing....I'm still looking for a four cylinder ford engine (complete) because that's what we had in our mini-stocks.....
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  2. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Fictional Wrangler Goodwrench No. 3   

    why dream it?  I've sent stuff to race shops in the past and gotten answers.....send a couple of pics to Richard Childress....who knows?  he might sign one and send it back with a word of thanks....or he might just look at it and saw "BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH!  we need to do this!"...take a look at rcrracing.com
     
     
  3. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Revell Foose Pick up   

    I like it....wife says that I can't build a model without cutting it to pieces, gluing something odd to it, painting it an outlandish color....or simply messing it up from what the box looks like....that's me....a modeling outlaw!  love the color...but really, shine it up....only way to go!
  4. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Freaky Fast Ford Fusion Finished.   

    adding my two cents in.....great looking build....nice and clean....the added extras really make the whole thing pop....give yourself a pat on the back...nicely done!!!
     
  5. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Freaky Fast Fusion (wip)   

    actually, it was a nascar decision on the body style.....before it was a production model sedan, but realizing that they needed to open more doors to manufacturers, so an influx of cash is what prompted the change.  nascar could have said no, and Chevrolet would have been allowed to stay with the SS body for five years while another body style was in the works. but, seeing that the trend is for sleek, aero cars on today's highways, the Camaro was the obvious choice to start a new trend.  I really see dodge and either Nissan or Honda come on board.  with all the publicity that Toyota gets in nascar, I know that other manufacturers are worried that it will take away from their sales.....what wins on Sunday, sells on Monday.....
  6. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Darlington throwback paint schemes   

    I love the throwback schemes....,
  7. Mikey56 added a post in a topic 1964 Pontiac GTO Is Complete   

    like they say, hindsight is 20/20....had a 65 mustang fastback...wife bought it for $500....sold it for $650 before going to England (we drove my 65 goat home from texas, before we left....sold her car because we were both active duty air force. never saw the car again, but like always, thought we could get another one when we got home....should have put both on them on blocks in my dad's garage....still shed a tear today after seeing what they are worth now....
  8. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Don Prudhomme Wedge Dragster   

    I see so much potential in this kit...using a modern rail and adding the wedge....reforming the wedge to my own tastes....reducing the wedge to give it a sleeker appearance....so much this kit begs to have done to it.  You want accuracy? Not to step on your toes 202p51, but modeling is supposed to be fun...your "upset" because the shifter isn't right or the body isn't exact or the inaccuracies aren't to your liking, then the fun is gone.....
     
  9. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Drag race car trailer   

    Built one of the 44 foot tri-axle trailers a few years ago...excellent kits....with one exception!  After a short while, the tires/rims start to "seep" out a yellowish color goop....like the plastic draws it out of the plastic the tires are made of. Makes the whole thing look crappy.  I would suggest changing the tires/rims to something else before you finish it. other than that, its a great trailer and I'm looking at getting another one. The first one suffered a traffic accident on the way to the track (meaning my grandson got his hands on it when he was about 5!)....
  10. Mikey56 added a post in a topic 1964 Pontiac GTO Is Complete   

    you ain't gonna believe this.....in 1974, I bought a 1965 Pontiac GTO....the exact same color, interior color and 389 tri-power setup!  boy does this bring back memories. Shortly after I bought it, I enlisted in the Air Force and in 1975 I left for London, England. After being over there for a couple of months, my dad called....someone had stolen my GTO and after a high speed chase, tried to molest a concrete bridge.... nothing was left that wasn't beat, bent or destroyed beyond recognition.  I paid $500 for the goat and figured "oh well" insurance paid me $750 for the car and I can get one when I get home in 1978.....right...so much for wishful thinking!   you've done a great job on this one! Give yourself a pat on the back!  Excellent work!
  11. Mikey56 added a post in a topic Revell Nascar Fusion?   

    there was talk about going to a 16 inch wheel at one time, but the lead time for goodyear to produce a tire and to have enough for the all the racing series that use the tire wasn't in the cards...at least that's the last thing that I heard about it...
     
  12. Mikey56 added a post in a topic More and more sanding (Shapeways 66 Pro mod Nova)   

    While I really like the progress you've made on this and really love the Nova bodylines, I can't help but wondering about the 3D process if it comes out this way.  it looks like the body is very rough when you get it and have to spend hours in getting it smooth. I see the other pics with the circular lines and it just seems like so much work and effort to get it into shape for painting.
    Not saying that your efforts aren't worth it and that the finished product won't be slick and wicked, just wondering about the whole process and why it can't be smoother than this. I've heard that larger tips versus smaller 3D tips is easier to produce, but the end results isn't as satisfying.
    Please keep us all posted on your progress....like I said, I think that once it's done, it's goona be a killer!!
  13. 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.....
  14. 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! 
  15. 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!