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About mmdm4

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  • Birthday 02/27/1954

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25/1/16

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  • Location Crest Hill, Il.
  • Full Name Mark Mason

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  1. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Magneto coil   

    Thanks these are asll great responses. I'll have to decide which way to go from here. Thanks for your help.
  2. mmdm4 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Magneto coil
    I'm working on a Funny Car chassis that I am going to put under a resin body and I have some questions about the engine. This kit has a twin magneto set up and I am replacing the kit part with aftermarket magnetos and they come with a coil and wire to run from the coil to the mags. My questions are 1. Where would be a good place to mount the coil? 2. Would a double mag set up use 2 coils (I guess)? 3. Would there be a wire running to the coils and if so from where? This is what happens when you decide to give a try at wiring things!
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  3. mmdm4 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Air bubbles
    I have some resin parts I am going to use on a build and I was wondering how to repair small air bubbles? They aren't very big so I was wondering if there is an easy way to fill and sand, or what is the recommended way to repair this small flaw? Thanks
    • 2 replies
  4. mmdm4 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Malco Gasser Mustang
    Who makes a good match for the light blue on the Malco Gasser Mustang? I shot a little Grabber Blue but it's too dark. I want to do the base color and then the darker blue also around the wheel wells and other areas.
    • 5 replies
  5. mmdm4 added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Resin casting
    I need to cast a second set of cylinder heads in 1/25 scale, is this easy? Will one of the small resin casting sets from Hobby Lobby do the trick?
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  6. mmdm4 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Glue Bomb
    How do I strip old glue off parts? I got hold of a John Milner dragster and I want to unglue the frame rails and the motor parts. Can I soak it in easy-off or something else to do this? I'm not really worried about the chrome parts on the engine because I can redo them with Alclad paints but the frame rails are done rather poorly and so is the rest of the engine, blower mounted backwards etc. etc....................
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  7. mmdm4 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    People who constantly criticize every new kit that is released tends to irk me today and every day really. Not everyone in the hobby is a rivet counter or a contest winning builder and the constant whining is really over the top! If you don't like a companys product don't buy it. I would wager that some of you buy the newest kit just so you have something to complain about. One of the major complaints that I hear working at my LHS is how much kits have gone up in price "since I was a kid" and I don't think people realize what goes into producing a kit. In my opinion most of the kits out there today build into a perfectly acceptable model to sit on ones shelf, if you want a contest winner than you'll have to put in the time and effort. The whining just seems to have reached a point where it is becoming a hobby unto itself. I hope everyone takes this in the best possible way because far be it from me to cause any more strife in your already harried life. Enjoy!
  8. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Removing Chrome Plating   

    After soaking all night in Bleche Wite, now made by Black Magic and called new and improved, I still have flecks of chrome on the parts I am trying to strip! I changed the solution once and even brushed the parts with a toothbrush. Any ideas for a different product that will safely do the job?
  9. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Hobby Shops... Are They Viable Today?   

    I work at my LHS and can speak to this question with some observations from the other side of the counter. I have dealt with numerous customers who have asked about a specific product and during the course of our discussion they make a statement about the price being lower on line, and while this may be true without the shipping cost, I never fail to point out that while that may be true you can't speak to a web site about the various pros and cons of that item. You can't easily get tips or suggestions from a website either. Don't get me wrong, I have purchased things model related off the web but they are things out of production and I usually have to pay a higher price than when they were newly released. The web has it's place but it will be a sad day when and if it ever completely replaces the LHS!
  10. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Nostalgia funny car chassis   

    I told you that green would look good Tony! So far so good now i want to see that body.
  11. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Pegasus Drag rims/tires   

    Funny they don't carry the full line of Pegasus tires! Just sayin'
  12. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Pegasus Drag rims/tires   

    I don't think Pegasus Hobbies is the same company that makes the tire/rim combos.
  13. mmdm4 added a post in a topic Pegasus Drag rims/tires   

    Thanks, I will try your suggestions.
  14. mmdm4 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Pegasus Drag rims/tires
    Who is a good source for the Pegasus line of slicks /rims and front tires and rims for dragsters and funny cars? I tried ehobbies but the search engine seems kinda screwed up.
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  15. mmdm4 added a post in a topic MPC Ohio George Montgomerys Mr Gasket aa/gasser, in clear ?   

    Anybody have any solid info on if/when the Malco Gasser Mustang will be released? I've heard rumor of this for quite a while now but nothing solid!