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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:30 AM
The Mad Science FC looks great. Is that a kit or did you use aftermarket decals? Also can't wait to see what you do with that monster body of a Firebird FC. Who made the body?
Edited by GoatGuy, 14 April 2013 - 05:31 AM.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:43 PM
Well, this is a very rare Milestone Development Firebird Funny Car body pattern. This 1/10 scale body was hand carved then casted in resin. What I was told from a friend that knew someone that worked there is, that they would first start off by designing in 1/10th scale to show their customers. Then this was the pattern that was pantographic down to create the tooling for the 1/16 scale production bodies in China. Now I was told from the person that I got it from, that it was given to him 10+ years ago by one of the owners of Milestone. So what am I going to do with it?? Who knows? I will just set it in my shop for now as a conversation piece
Edited by JDS Racing, 16 April 2013 - 06:28 PM.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:56 PM
That is a very cool Resin body. do you know if they have any more of those bodies?? Wouldn't that be fun to scratch build a chassis to put under that. Hey Joe, I just noticed that you are from Monterey Ca, I grew up in Salinas.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:54 PM
Hey Chris, well this is the only one left. It would be kool to build this up!
I grew up there as well, never left. I now live in Prunedale off of Crazy Horse Canyon Rd.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:19 PM
It's a resin master designed by Tom West, the company was Milestone Development and is out of business, The masters were not hand carved they were done by C&C. The company only had 3 people Tom West, Brian Gettings and a graphics guy.All manufacturing was done in China. They made mainly 1/16 scale diecast drag racing and NASCAR products with fiberglass bodies, they were not kits. And they only did the 1/10th scale master for a very few projects period, I only saw 4 and I saw all the prototypes. I know this company well and was involved in some projects they did, Tom West has been a friend for 40 years,But you do have a rare piece.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:45 PM
That would be great to see built into a complete car.
But how about that Oakley car? Is it diecast or styrene?
Edited by GoatGuy, 17 April 2013 - 02:41 PM.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:19 PM
Thanks Jim for the info,
I emailed the guy I got the body from to see if he had some more info, this is what he told me:
He got it body from Brian Gittings of Milestone. Brian handled all the overseas manufacturing of their products having previously done the same for Action Performance.
I got to know Brian when CSK Auto (you would remember us as Kragen Auto Parts) decided to sell diecasts of all our CSK/Worsham Racing Funny Cars back around 2000. I did all the original artwork for the cars and then worked with Action's creative department on the spec sheets and paint/tampo diagrams for their Chinese production facility.