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mr moto

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  • Location Baton Rouge, LA
  • Full Name Manuel J. Martinez

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  1. mr moto added a post in a topic Model T Engine   

    This is fascinating. Your detail work is excellent!
  2. mr moto added a post in a topic Monkee Mobile GTO turned Alien Vehicle!   

    I love the way you think! Very creative and fun to look at.
  3. mr moto added a post in a topic The Tomkat - '25T with a boat tail   

    IIRC, the velocity stacks came from the 'three carb setup for the Lincoln engine in the '25 T kit. They are definitely a standard item from some AMT kit that I had handy.
    Thanks for all the comments and compliments, everybody!
  4. mr moto added a topic in Under Glass   

    The Tomkat - '25T with a boat tail
    This is based on the venerable AMT 1925 Model T chopped top coupe. The boat tail was created from a spare 1936 Ford hood and the chassis has been stretched to make room for the straight 8 from MPC's 1932 Chrysler.

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  5. mr moto added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Cajun Model Fest 31 has been cancelled
    The flooding in Baton Rouge, LA and surrounding areas has forced us (Baton Rouge Scale Modelers) to cancel Cajun Model Fest 31 that was scheduled for Sept. 3. There was just no other option! We hope to have a new date soon but as of right now we don't know when that will be. No club members were injured and everyone still has their homes but nothing is normal in Baton Rouge right now.
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  6. mr moto added a post in a topic Mako Shark ll/63 split window kustom project --small Updated pics 9/25/2016   

    Very cool look! It kinda reminds me of the Chaparral 2D.
  7. mr moto added a post in a topic 72 Chrysler New Yorker   

    Truly excellent work and a very unusual subject. I was an admirer of the styling of these cars back in the day but when you see one in person it is hard to believe just how large they were! Big and beautiful.
  8. mr moto added a post in a topic 2057 AstraHAWK - Jupiter export version   

    Thanks, everybody! I'm glad you're enjoying it but the fact is that I was trumped on all counts by the vehicle that inspired this build. Check out the Studebaker Astral:
    Here's the secret recipe that I used (please erase your computer memory after viewing this or else the Men in Black will have to do it for you.)

    That's the Monogram Mythos kit, R&R Resin 1957 De Soto, Revell "Experimental Turbine" kit and assorted sporks. None of the above, except the sporks, are anything to brag about and are best used for unintended purposes. It went together about like it looks. The engine was assembled with a lot of improvisation and a few bits and pieces from the Mythos' Ferrari mill. The instrument pod is one of those TV's from the old Johan kits. Steering wheel is 1960 Dodge. Here are few random photos from the build to illustrate.

    Again, thanks to everybody for the kind comments. I'm glad you all like it because I sure had fun!
  9. mr moto added a topic in Under Glass   

    2057 AstraHAWK - Jupiter export version

    The new AstraHAWK for 2057 is the kind of car the whole galaxy has been waiting for. Its sleek modern style will reflect your obvious good taste in any solar system you visit.

    The all new AstraTHRUST reactor/turbine hybrid power unit allows effortless acceleration to near-light speeds using clean, safe thermonuclear energy.

    With the new AstraFlite reactor control system you can select any desired power level with fingertip ease while relaxing in AstraHawk's tastefully appointed interior.

    Come in for a test drive today and we know you'll agree that there has never been a car like the new AstraHAWK for 2057.

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  10. mr moto added a post in a topic ‘SPIRIT of AMERICA' added antenna!   

    Very impressive! That was obviously a challenging decal project and you did a great job.
  11. mr moto added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    This is a great project. I actually saw some of the new Pan Am in 2013 and it was a great experience. I'll be looking forward to your finished model.
  12. mr moto added a post in a topic 1948 Ford Coupe turned Custom Pickup   

    Great looking! That's showing some style.
  13. mr moto added a post in a topic RM2, with AMT's great '53 Studebaker and Avanti maybe there's room in between for a Golden Hawk ?   

    I'm a huge fan of Studebaker Hawks - all years. A few years ago I started a '56 Golden Hawk but got frustrated and set it aside. Maybe it will re-emerge (kinda like Godzilla!) in the near future but a kit of any Hawk would be welcome to me. I tried to order the Missing Link '59 Silver Hawk back in December but it was out-of-production due to molds needing maintenance. They were supposed to e-mail me if it became available again but I haven't heard anything.
    Anyway, I don't think Round 2 will create the new tooling needed to turn the '53 into a Golden Hawk. It's just not what they do. But every time Studebakers are mentioned on the forum there seems to be more interest. I have a funny feeling that it might be reaching the kind of critical mass that gets Moebius paying attention.
  14. mr moto added a post in a topic Lindberg 1:32 49 Ford Tudor   

    I had no idea that kit could be built so well! Great job!
  15. mr moto added a post in a topic 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins all done   

    That's a great build of an unusual classic. You said that you saw it at Auburn so I assume you mean the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. I've been there myself and it's the most mind-blowing collection of automobiles and historic memerobilia that I can imagine. Every car enthusiast should see it.