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About mecklm

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  • Birthday 06/02/1961

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  • Location Wisconsin
  • Full Name Mike Meckl

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  1. mecklm added a post in a topic Krazy Kuda paint chip code FINISHED   

    Way to go! This came out so nicely. Great idea for a model, really well executed and in such a short amount of time! Very impressive model! 
  2. mecklm added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    Wow, that looks very nicely put together! Glad to hear you're keeping the original body paint as it really suits the car and era.
    Regarding the black ink in the panel lines, could you perhaps mix up a lighter shade of black  (if that makes any sense at all) and flow really thinned amounts into each panel line? Repeat as many times as needed to lighten the original effect. I suppose you could go the opposite direction and flow in the same Ivory paint as the body. Since it would need to be thinned down so much each application would gradually lighten the panel lines. 
    Hope you take lots of pics as you make progress on this restoration as it's already so good it will be fun to watch it get even better. 
  3. mecklm added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro Z/28 (25 May *Engine Details*)   

    Not sure how accurate you're trying to be but I'm pretty sure the stripes at the rear should end at the bottom edge of the rear face of the spoiler and should not extend onto the thin exposure of the deck lid. Either way, paint color is beautiful! 
  4. mecklm added a post in a topic 1/12 69 Camaro Almost Finished   

    Wow, I frequent this section regularly but somehow missed this one completely. Love the work you've done and I especially get a kick when standard kits are manipulated for the better with custom parts, be it scratch built by hand or by 3d printer. Nice work on the seats and wheels. What material did you machine the wheels from? Also, did you machine one and mold/cast the rest? 
    Thanks for sharing! 
  5. mecklm added a post in a topic Next Office build....70-73 Bronco-box stock   

    Nice build so far. Is the oil pan a separate part? Doesn't appear to be split down the middle as if molded as part of the block. 
    BTW, your left rear tire's tread is backwards compared to the other three ;-)
  6. mecklm added a post in a topic Napalm Nova   

    Hope I'm not speaking out of turn here, but what appears to be a forward facing pipe is actually the electric cutout motor. Hit the switch, motor opens butterfly and you have instant, unmuffled side exhaust. 
  7. mecklm added a post in a topic Teresi / Blair : 1/8 Scale "Italiano" Buick V8 Drag Bike ...On The Workbench 3/23/17   

    Hi John, excellent work so far, as usual. I do have a question about the intake though. When I look at how the ends of the intake compare with the inner exhaust port I am having a hard time figuring out how the end cylinders connect with the intake. What am I missing?
  8. mecklm added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Dedicated Harry forum category?
    I'm wondering if it is possible to create a dedicated forum category for our Harry? There was so much to learn from each of his builds that I think this would be a great resource for all members, not to mention, a fitting tribute to his legacy. 
    Not knowing the intricacies of a website build, I don't really know how easy or difficult this would be. If it's not feasible, perhaps the next best thing would be a pinned post where all of his builds and "under glass" posts could be compiled and linked. 
    I'd love to see something like this happen for such an influential member of our community. 
    Thanks for your consideration,
    Mike Meckl. 
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  9. mecklm added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra CSX2260 FIA Roadster   

    Wow, you really have a knack for details and finishes that give a realistic feel to your Cobras. Even your progress photos can easily be confused with the real thing sitting in some fab shop. I hope there's a lot more Cobra variations out there because it is fun and inspiring to watch your builds. 
  10. mecklm added a post in a topic Mercedes log truck 1/87   

    Love the hydraulic lines on the crane. They look really small diameter. Do you mind mentioning what you used for them? 
  11. mecklm added a post in a topic 1955 Chrysler 300 (curbside)   

    Awesome car with stellar execution! Lol on the plates by the way...
  12. mecklm added a post in a topic 68 Dodge Dart 440 Custom Finally Finished 3-29-17   

    First reaction is to go with the black washed grille but I don't think your photos do the etched grille justice, no offense intended. Reason being, the black wash is designed to give the impression of a see-through part, with the black representing the darkness behind it. The etched grille, however, is truly open so it's letting all the light from the background pass through. If you want to be fair, place the etched grille on a black background and then do a side by side comparison. I bet the etched one ends up looking much sharper that way. 
  13. mecklm added a post in a topic 69 pro mod chevelle, update 5/19   

    Yeah, I look at the platinum price every time I upload a file, just for a good laugh. My personal high would have been  $73500. I can't imagine anyone taking a chance on a 3d print in platinum. 
  14. mecklm added a post in a topic 69 pro mod chevelle, update 5/19   

    Paul, this is one of my favorite builds, in particular your use of Solidworks and Shapeways. I use both myself and have been working on printed parts for my 1:1 for the last six months. You mentioned doing metal parts for some of the items you need and I just wanted to share my experience, in case it might help you out. I've had three parts made with the "stainless steel" group of materials and the success has varied greatly depending on the part geometry. These materials are printed directly to metal and they weren't kidding when they cautioned about 5% or more variation in dimensions. For what I needed it turned out okay but only by drilling out screw holes and spending some time at the lathe getting larger holes bored round. The material is super hard so cobalt is the only way to go to machine it. Don't even think of tapping it.
    The precious metals range of materials prints in wax and uses the lost-wax casting process to go to metal. Accuracy and staying true to size are hugely better and using raw brass let's you do finish machining with conventional tools. Downside is the raw brass is triple the cost of the steel. 
    Anyway, carry on with this awesome build and hit me up if you ever run into any snags with Solidworks. I'm always willing to help a brother out. 
  15. mecklm added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner -DONE!   

    You didn't even have to answer - we all knew what the answer was going to be. We wouldn't expect anything less on this build which is simply spectacular. Thanks for sharing!