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#21 Car Man

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:11 AM

thanks guys for posting some pictures of your really neet engines :D



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

OK, so not quite the same caliber as the other engines posted, but these two are on my workbench now.  Both are Revell 1/25 hemis.  One is in the Johan Mickey Thompson Pinto - it ran with a Chrysler engine its second year, and the other is going in a stretched Johan chassis that will go under a Revell Charger body.  I am in the midst of replicating Phil Castronovo's 1971 NHRA World Final winning car.

 

 

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The second engine will go in the replica I am building of this....

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

Very cool, Chris! Are the decals for the Castronovo Charger available, or are you going to make them yourself? That's one I've always wanted to do too. In the meantime, this is the engine I'm doing for my 1/16th Radici & Wise Vega.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

wow! nice builds guys. very clean and very nicely detailed. excellent work.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:10 AM

 Are the decals for the Castronovo Charger available, or are you going to make them yourself? image_zps0b16609a.jpg



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The decals are not available, but I have the artwork done.  It looks like someone is going to produce them.  I can let you know about that - give me about two more weeks.

 

Looking forward to seeing your R&W engine when I get hom - photos are blocke at work for some reason.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

not quite up to some of the standards posted here but

 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

great work brett. engines happen to be my favorite part of any car.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

The decals are not available, but I have the artwork done.  It looks like someone is going to produce them.  I can let you know about that - give me about two more weeks.
 
Looking forward to seeing your R&W engine when I get hom - photos are blocke at work for some reason.


Chris, that would be great and take your time with that. I'd definitely be interested in those decals. Thanks.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

Very cool, Chris! Are the decals for the Castronovo Charger available, or are you going to make them yourself? That's one I've always wanted to do too. In the meantime, this is the engine I'm doing for my 1/16th Radici & Wise Vega.

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Aaron.... i sure hope you bring this to the Desert scale Classic next month. I would love to see it in person. It looks great so far. Nice job!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:14 AM

all neat guys

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:20 AM

Chris, will the Phil Castronovo's 1971 mini charger decals be in 1/25 scale??? I would be interested in a set myself as I saw this car run many, many times when I was a kid. Please let me know any info you have, thanks!

 

Here's a 1/16 scale engine I built to take to shows I vend at to show off my new 1/16 scale parts line. The engine came out of one of the FE Revell dragster kits.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:06 AM

Although my stuff is no where near the caliber of some being shown here. There was a time when I would get a little detail crazy, but for the most part anymore I stick pretty close to box stock with maybe plug wires .
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99% of what I build are  vintage drag cars ( all makes  ) and Mopar Muscle cars
1965 Landy AFX Dodge
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1964 Hubert Platt Thunderbolt
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Dougs Headers - Chevy 2 Much
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1964 Super Stock Dodge
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

A few factory stock builds
1970 Dodge Charger - replica of a good friends 1/1 car

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Replica of my former 1/1 1969 GTX

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Also, I am building a replica of my former 1/1 1970 Challenger 340

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1969 Charger Daytona ( AMT kit )

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

Chris, will the Phil Castronovo's 1971 mini charger decals be in 1/25 scale??? I would be interested in a set myself as I saw this car run many, many times when I was a kid. Please let me know any info you have, thanks!

 

Here's a 1/16 scale engine I built to take to shows I vend at to show off my new 1/16 scale parts line. The engine came out of one of the FE Revell dragster kits.

 

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Hi Charlie,

 

I always love your work. 

 

The decals will be in 1/25.  I was going to do them as dry transfers, but it looks like someone will make decals of them.  The pic is the almost completed sheet when I was going to have dry transfers made.  I am now setting them up for decals and separating the colors right now to get things done.  Needless to say the color on the attached is a bit wacky.  The magenta represents white.  The big question is what color goes in the words mini, charger and Custom Body.  I think the fill should be gold metallic.  The last time I saw the car was in 1971 when I was 11, and all my reference photos are inconclusive.  I have a couple color photos and gold looks like the way to go.  I grew up in Rome NY, which was the next town over from Utica where the Castronovos are/were from.

 

The car went thru a few redos during 1971.  I am doing what I believe to be the "as built" scheme, just prior to what is shown in the postcard.  I am removing the "Phil Burkhart" names.  They were for another project.  Chris

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

My 1/16th BAE turbo hemi, not finished yet.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

 
The decals will be in 1/25.  I was going to do them as dry transfers, but it looks like someone will make decals of them.  The pic is the almost completed sheet when I was going to have dry transfers made.  I am now setting them up for decals and separating the colors right now to get things done.  Needless to say the color on the attached is a bit wacky.  The magenta represents white.  The big question is what color goes in the words mini, charger and Custom Body.  I think the fill should be gold metallic.  The last time I saw the car was in 1971 when I was 11, and all my reference photos are inconclusive.  I have a couple color photos and gold looks like the way to go.  I grew up in Rome NY, which was the next town over from Utica where the Castronovos are/were from.
 
The car went thru a few redos during 1971.  I am doing what I believe to be the "as built" scheme, just prior to what is shown in the postcard.  I am removing the "Phil Burkhart" names.  They were for another project.  Chris
 
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Those look real good, Chris! I'm pretty sure I have some pics of the car. I'd be glad to email some to you if you'd like, just PM me.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

Hi Charlie,

 

I always love your work. 

 

The decals will be in 1/25.  I was going to do them as dry transfers, but it looks like someone will make decals of them.  The pic is the almost completed sheet when I was going to have dry transfers made.  I am now setting them up for decals and separating the colors right now to get things done.  Needless to say the color on the attached is a bit wacky.  The magenta represents white.  The big question is what color goes in the words mini, charger and Custom Body.  I think the fill should be gold metallic.  The last time I saw the car was in 1971 when I was 11, and all my reference photos are inconclusive.  I have a couple color photos and gold looks like the way to go.  I grew up in Rome NY, which was the next town over from Utica where the Castronovos are/were from.

 

The car went thru a few redos during 1971.  I am doing what I believe to be the "as built" scheme, just prior to what is shown in the postcard.  I am removing the "Phil Burkhart" names.  They were for another project.  Chris

 

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Chris, the decals look great, are you going to be doing the pink background for the sides and top of hood/deck lid? If so will they be fittied to the Revell (I think) release. I think the inner color for "Mini Charger" was gold leaf, not sure on "Custom Body. The only pics I shot were in the pits of Capitol (or Budds Creek) raceway in Maryland but the car only had the pink sides with no lettering at all when I shot the car. Keep me informed on the decal project.

 

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

 

Chris, the decals look great, are you going to be doing the pink background for the sides and top of hood/deck lid? If so will they be fittied to the Revell (I think) release. I think the inner color for "Mini Charger" was gold leaf, not sure on "Custom Body. The only pics I shot were in the pits of Capitol (or Budds Creek) raceway in Maryland but the car only had the pink sides with no lettering at all when I shot the car. Keep me informed on the decal project.

 

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Hi Charlie,

 

I am not going to do the sides for two reasons.  First is I think it is beyond my capabilities as a Corel Draw amateur to do it and get them to fit properly, and secondly, the front and rear bumper areas need to be the same color as the sides, and I think they have too much curvature to get the decals to lay down properly.

 

Do you recall the car as being a hot pink?  I seem to recall it leaning more red, but it was 42 years ago I saw it!  The Super Stock and Drag magazine with it on the cover makes it look sort of wild cherry, and the article describes it as candy cherry.  The Drag Racing USA magazine I have has a picture that makes it look a bit redder, and they describe the car as "glowing in wild cherry" paint.  The postcard I scanned makes it look very pink, but it was on my bedroom wall for many years and the whole thing has faded a lot.   I have some HOK wild cherry pearl that looks maybe a bit to purplish, but it is bright!  Not quite sure what I am going to paint it. My brother and I stopped by Custom Body about 2 years ago and met with Fred Castronovo - I should have asked him if he had any color pictures. 

 

I am now working on the grill for the car.  That is the last item I am going to try and do.  It is very similar to the grill Slixx includes for the Hawaiian, but the CB grill has less detail.   Chris



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:06 AM

Chris, here's the only pic I took of the car (Phil included) when I was a kid. I remember the color being more vivid pink then red tone. The grill area (not sure if paint was finished in that area) was just blacked out. Hope this helps.

 

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