mad mike

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  • Location Germany
  • Full Name Michael P.

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  1. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 wheels and tires   

    Hello, have you tried ? They offer Torq Thrusts. I could make you some of the ones I used on my Vette too
  2. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    Thank you, everyone! Your comments really make my day. I'm glad you like my work, and honest feedback helps me making it through the times when you just can't seem to see how to get it done.
    @Michael: The wheels are cast of lightweight resin, painted with Alclad Chrome. I found out that a grey high-gloss primer works best for that.
  3. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    @Cobraman: I've just been waiting for you to see the group pic
    My other builds here:

    You can find them (and others) on my website too:
    I'm currently working on the whole Shelby gang, so stay tuned!
  4. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    Thank you, everyone!
    @ Mark: I heard that Revell is going to re-issue the C2 in 1/8 later this year for around 70 Euros.
    @ Henry: Sorry to disappoint you, but all my models are curbside. I build engines as separate models, and I'm working on a big block Chevy, but it'll be a Can-Am version. A full-model Cheetah is in the works too, with complete drivetrain. I've built a Porsche 917 engine, a Ford 427 FE and a Ford GT40 engine.
    @ David: At least I had a body to start with, doing everything from scratch like the Cheetah and the Cobra is even harder. All the parts on my models are scratch built, usually starting with 3d printing, finishing and making silicone moulds. I've got quite a selection of tires and rims right now. But those Torq Thrusts look good on almost any car!
  5. mad mike added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done
    Hello everyone,
    a long, long time ago I posted the WIP of my C3 here
    It's a heavily modified Monogram kit. During the build, the windscreen got damaged by solvent leaking through the masking tape and it took me a while to make a new one.
    On top of that I wanted to fit "bullet" style rear lights and had to make them first, which took quite a while too. But I think it was worth the wait, what do you guys say?
    Big hello to everyone who commented on my WIP all that time ago!

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  6. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Hello everyone,
    I hope you all have had a merry Christmas!
    Just wanted to tell you that Dominique posted some great WIP pics of the engine here:
    Have some nice modeling days between the years!
  7. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    If anyone is interested in very good pictures of the kit's contents, check Dominique's kit review here:
  8. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Hello Joe,
    their site is and the sell 3d prints of various car model components.
    Since you get 3d prints, bear in mind that you might have to pay a relatively high price and you'll have some surface finishing work to do.
  9. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Thanks for the praise Scott!
    Pete, the 427 version is in the works, but you can actually buy a 427FE from TDR in 1/8 scale, so I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to make a kit of it.
    Nevertheless I'm building the GT40 MkII engine for myself, but with a crossram intake system like on the Lola T160.
    Peteski, yeah, I would have done that too, but our customer chose to not plate them, for reasons unknown to me...
  10. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Check this out - this is the first finished engine we get pics of, from an Italian customer.
    Very nice build I think, and he was very quick too!

  11. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Oh well, I'd really like to do a F40  engine, but it's really hard to get decent reference material on Ferrari engines.
    I thought several times of buying a Protar kit and souping it up, but the low level of quality on it always stopped me cold...
    Those aluminum valve covers were very important for me since no other trick achieves the effect of those polished letters and lines like the real thing.
    Can't wait to see someone from here doing a WIP, building the prototype was something else
  12. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Just found this post and I'm glad that this kit gets so much attention, for I'm the one who built the prototype.
    Don't mean to brag though, well, maybe a little bit
    If you'd like to see some more pics of the prototype, look here:
    I think the pics there should answer some questions, especially the one regarding the quality of the parts: They are originally 3d print, yes, but I put in a lot hours to make the surface look right.
    Plus I have to say that the guy responsible for casting the resin parts has done an absolutely outstanding job - I haven't found bubbles or mold flash yet.
    About the pricing let me tell you just this one thing: with all the detail parts this kit is worth every cent. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know the work of producing something like this.
  13. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8th 1965 Corvette   

    I was planning to do a Prostreet C2 one day too, and I have an almost finished '69 C3 with a lot of scratchbuilt parts on the bench
    (see her here ).
    One of these specials is a Hooker sidepipe system which will look good on a C2 too, so if you want one, I probably have some spares somewhere...

    Same goes for a Talbot mirror, a Le Mans filler cap and several Rim/Wheel combos
    (Kesley Hayes Strippers, Cyclones, Mag Stars, Halibrand, Lola T70) .
    I'd really like to post that Vette in a finished state here, but I am working on another car right now...

    On top of that I'm working on a Chevy 327 small block engine with several intake options: Single Holley Quad, Quad Dual Webers, Crossram Dual DCOE Webers, Rochester FI.

    I really don't want to brag about my bits box just wanted to give you some more options for "spares"...
    And I'm really glad for every nice 1/8 project I get to see (especially Vettes!) and I'd be glad to support fellow modelers with parts.
  14. mad mike added a topic in Big Boyz   

    ebay offer: 1/8 Lambo Miura project ?!?
    Hello guys,

    fo anyone who wants to built something European for a change, just found something interesting on ebay:

    Article number 170736603337 on

    This Italian guy offers an interest in a Miura project he is about to start. Seems you pay 100 Euros now, and when you get the finished kit sometime in March, you pay the remaining 1100 Euro to the full price.
    Problem is the somewhat strange translation of his offer. If you want the original Italian text, go to:

    This offer seems a bit strange, but his ebay credentials seem to be ok, and his homepage checks out too.
    What do you think about it? I'd really like to have a Miura
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  15. mad mike added a post in a topic 1969 Corvette C3 WIP   

    @ Trae:

    You're the man to ask. I'll rely on you when I start that '65 C2, ok? She'll be red, I promise maybe with a little black, though!
    I'll check if I can change the emblem on my C3 to the correct one, I think it would look better on her.
    But first I've got to get her some kind of chassis finally
    Soon, there will be some new pictures with the final changes I hope...

    By the way, don't tell me you actually didn't notice the missing chrome strips on the side window frames?!!