Chris in Berwyn

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  • Location Wilmington DE
  • Full Name Chris Williams

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  1. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic NOMAD WHEELSTANDER - Frame & Body Stuff - 9/2/15   

    I think the headers should be solve-able.  Take a look at the shot of the AMT Hemi Under Glass kit from the underside that is in this link http://modelingmadness.com/review/cars/hiotthug.htm  Based on that, you should have enough room. Also, it might make your life easier to have straight frame rails running front to back, instead of the way you have them coming in around the tire, then getting wide again.  With straight, narrower rails it'll be much easier to mount each engine to the rails. 
    Lastly, it is hard to tell, but be sure your new frame rails are not too big scale-wise.  If they are too big, it will limit the room you have for useful things like headers!
    This whole thing is quite the cool concept!!!!   Chris
  2. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic The Alan Kulwicki Underbird flies again!!   

    Beautiful build of my all-time favorite driver's car.  Nice!
  3. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic NOMAD WHEELSTANDER - Frame & Body Stuff - 9/2/15   

    Given that this will be a flip top, I think you should make your life easy and leave the doors shut.  But the opening tailgate would be a great way to get more wow factor from the dual hemis!   Great concept!
  4. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic micheals kits   

    I didn't see this post til now, but I dropped by my San Francisco (Colma, CA actually) Michael's yesterday and everything was at the usual price.  The paint section looked like it had been ransacked by visigoths - same as when I was there a month ago.  Wish they'd straighten it out and restock!
  5. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic "Tweety's Rat'   

    I smell a rat!
  6. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Wip Custom Body Duster funny car   

    I met Fred about 4 years ago at the Custom Body shop in Utica. He was emptying out the building and putting it up for sale. He was still a character. Talked about telling his crew chief he'd cut off a very important part of him if he didn't get the car qualified at the US Nationals one year!
  7. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Wip Custom Body Duster funny car   

    Nice! For some reason you dn't see that built often, if ever. I am from Rome and was a big fan of Phil's when I was young. I am working on his 71 Charger. Not much more bench time and I will be done!


  8. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic "Tweety's Rat'   

    Nice! What is the paint?
  9. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic CHARLIE ALLEN Dart F/C - Hobby Room Construction - Update 7/14/15   

    Given the effort you have already made to replicate the Dart I think you should do a dart again,unless as the decals, stripes, etc are just too hard to get as right as you want them.

    I also think that some builds just don't go 100 pct right, and you can either live with the flaws and move on, or take whatever time it needs to get it right. I have two cases in point. My Mickey Thompson Revellaser had great paint but the decals have cracking issues. I finally said it isn't what I envisioned,but it just isn't worth the pain to perfect. On the other hand, I am building Phil Castronovos 71 Mini Charger. It's a labor of love and I will take all the time it takes to get it right.
  10. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic CHARLIE ALLEN Dart F/C - Hobby Room Construction - Update 7/14/15   

    Mortgages can fall thru before closing, so cash is always preferrred.
  11. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic CHARLIE ALLEN Dart F/C - Hobby Room Construction - Update 7/14/15   

    Soooo I have been told that the right time to wait to remove tape is the amount of time it takes to clean your airbrush! So I tried it, to pretty good effect. I was using Testor's enamel, but I think you could be waiting too long. Hopefully some experts will weigh in. Probably worth checking some back issues of your favorite model car magazine to see if any painting articles provide guidance on this.
  12. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic CHARLIE ALLEN Dart F/C - Hobby Room Construction - Update 7/14/15   

    What sort of tape are you using? There is no need to tape the big areas. You can use paper over them, then just use tamiya or frog tape to seal the edges.
  13. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Revell 2015 2nd Qtr releases   

    I completely agree with you. Would love to have the updated Mopars, and those Caddys are hot cars! Would be fun to have them. Just a few years back we had Revell's Uptowns, the Magnum, Challenger,the Testor's Charger, etc. Now, nuthin!! Chris
  14. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Johan Funny Car   

    Nice! Any trouble with the flame and pure orange decals cracking? Those decals caused me some trouble. Yours looks great!
  15. Chris in Berwyn added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Slixx funny car decals keep cracking - any suggestions?
    Hi, last year I was building a Shirley Muldowney Mustang, using the Slixx Frederick's of Hollywood Shirley decals. Most went on OK, but the gold flames and orange roof trim stripes cracked. After the ones for one side cracked, I coated the other side's decals with Microscale's brush on decal film made for this purpose. Then those cracked even worse.

    I am in the midst of decaling the LA Hooker '71 or '72 Mustang. The Slixx decals came with duplicates of the red striping marked "fix" on the sheet. They went on fine, but I screwed one up and decided to use the same stripe from the main sheet. It cracked like crazy.

    Tonight I am trying to decal the Mickey Thompson Revellaser. I had read these Slixx decals tended to crack, so I was careful and one side cracked anyway. I again went the Microscale route and again, they cracked worse than the untreated side.

    I have a big inventory of Slixx decals. Is all this cracking the norm? If so, I am going to give up with them unless there is a way to fix them. I have considered spraying them with Krylon, but am then worried that Microl Sol and Micro Set won't work on the Krylon coating, meaning I won't be able to get them to bend or fit into crevices as needed. Thoughts and advice are welcomed!! Chris
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