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    Mark Johnson

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  1. It is a shame we can no longer acquire Ambroid's Pro Weld liquid cement. However, Micro-Mark sells a new product, unbelievably called 'Same Stuff' and claims to be the same formula as Pro Weld. I have purchased and used this new Same Stuff cement and it is just like Pro Weld.
  2. Have fun with the engine. You have the Ford 9" sent to you following your latest purchase. Just to let you know I finished the later version of the Ford 9" and now have both early and late style rear ends. Revell's 34 Ford is a nice kit, however I wish Revell would have opened the doors and trunk like other large scale kits. I spent a lot of time getting that detail into the 34 and yet it sits in the 'never to see the light of day' stack of unfinished kits. Good luck with your project, I will be following along.
  3. Maybe one of the 3-D print creators could endeavor to make some front ends and rear tail light/bumper panels so the 76 - 78 Trans Am version could be done using this model. Hmmm??? Interior options aside, having these parts would greatly increase the interest in this vehicle. How many of you modelers out there would pass the opportunity to have a Bandit Trans Am in 1/16th scale. Shame on Round 2 for not updating this model to include the iconic Bandit 77 Trans Am in 1/16th scale.
  4. Mike - AMT would have to tool up a new mold and we all know that won't happen....too bad too. I intend to create a 1/25 version now that the Snake Wedge kit is out, combined with the Mongoose RE kit recently released. Would look pretty cool having one in 16th and 25th scale sitting side-by-side.
  5. Wanted to share some pix of the 1/16th Snake Wedge I did a few years back, although it is sans decals/graphics. Because I can't seem to post photos please click on the link below. https://imgur.com/a/AjLCT
  6. It's okay. Don't like the combining of parts into sub-assemblies. Example; combining of the rear fenders and the truck bed, previous kits separated such parts. The running boards are combined with the truck bed floor. The roof of the cab is a separate part, and I understand that the underlying structure is the interior headboard. My critique as I like kits with lots of parts broken down into smaller sub-assemblies or better yet greater detail without all the masking needed to differentiate parts.
  7. Would be nice if the name of the kit was mentioned here. Just saying.
  8. A great new kit to offer would be the 70 Javelin SST and then follow it up with 'Mark Donahue' 70 Trans Am Javelin.
  9. Fifties era Pontiac, Olds, Buick should have another serious look. Any of the Jo-han models that haven't been re-issued in years would qualify as possible good sellers; i.e., Maverick/Comet, Cadillac, Pontiac, Olds kits. Nobody so far seems to have acquired the Rights for these kits and whoever has those Rights doesn't seem to have the where-with-all to produce them at this time (as far as I know). Seriously, a Yugo. I know it may have been suggested as a joke, but come on.
  10. Condolences to his family and friends. Still need to inquire as to the state of his business, does it continue in any way....or....on hold for now? I wanted to get some of his product and that is why I am asking about the future.
  11. Wow, seems like a lot of work to go thru in order to get this material ready for use? And how much did that body cost you? If model kits contained this same material, requiring all this work & expense in order to get the product into the same surface consistency styrene plastic already exhibits.....I don't think anyone would continue to purchase kits under these conditions. 3D printing has made significant progress in providing better materials displaying smoother finishes, but they are in no way able to create a smooth, glass like finish...yet. That said, good luck with your project and hopefully in the future we will see an immense improvement towards smoother surface perfection in all 3D processes. I do purchase 3D printed items, but not bodies because of all the extra work it takes to make them usable. And because I build in 1/16th scale, the cost of a body can reach $600.00 and that doesn't include that extra work mentioned above.
  12. I don't know what Hobby Lobby is thinking charging $39.99. Auto World has it priced at $26.99 and Model Round Up (Model King) is priced at $24.99. Even if you use the 40% off coupon (which I did because I wanted one now) it prices at $25, so what gives here? If Hobby Lobby continues to escalate the cost of kits like this they will soon find themselves without sales. NOTE: here is a pic of a real Enderle 3-hole bugcatcher. It has flat sides, not rounded sides like that of the Revell bugcatcher commonly found in most kits...Ugh!!! And these hats do indeed have a lip on the front horn. Do a simple Google search to get the facts right.
  13. I take full responsibility for my errors and have made amends where possible. I've ended my association with Ted at Ted's Modeling Marketplace and here on the aftermarket list. None of you here on this thread know anything about how I operate, it is not an established business like Comp Resins or Altered States, but as stated taking money does indeed make it a business venture. I build in 1/16th scale and began offering some of my scratch built parts to like minded modeling enthusiasts through sites like Yahoo/Groups and now Facebook. I never established a website or regularly attended any swap meets to sell my resin. Every transaction was on a personal contact basis and I would refuse to take funds until the engine package was ready to go out the door. Ted Bowe convinced me to offer them through his website so the general public could have access to my resin. I knew what I was up against by offering my engines to the public and that is where a lot of the confusion started. I'm not sure where the loss of communication took place between me and Ted, but as customers placed orders with Ted I kept telling him that I did not have professional equipment to meet mass production goals. All of my engines are custom made, pinned and test fitted before they went the door. A slow process I know no other caster even attempts to provide for their customers. A ten day delivery time frame was supposed to be stated and I kept to that schedule until recently. Ted would put in an order for 7 or more engines so he had some on hand as orders would come in. At times the customer would request a specific engine tailored for a particular vehicle and most times I accommodated that request because of the extensive amount of parts I have created. These orders took more time to get done. However, the customer(s) always seem to think these items were sitting a shelf somewhere that could be immediately put in box and shipped right away. Some customers didn't like this third party interaction and would contact me directly for better communication during this process. Well, as it turns out this venture did not work out as planned and I have marred my own rep in the process. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience I have caused. For every person here who has posted there have been 10 who have come to my defense contacting me not to give up my offerings. I am returning to that core group and will in the future only cater to that fraternity of fellow modelers in 1/16th scale. Nothing more to be said I are done here.
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