Chris in Berwyn

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About 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 Mustang Boss 429 Funny Car   

    Aren't there some little l-shaped panels to put in ahead of trapezoid shaped side panels,  also I thought the drive shaft slipped into the the mission.   If you can zoom in on picture it might help. http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtqsdwkkkqkqkrdxdffsrgttqwqd,vi/wgqbrtkbkxskwfgrttsxwrqfwtgqb/0/997090/13556979/Side-vi.jpg
  2. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Mustang Boss 429 Funny Car   

    Nice decals!   I am sure you know this, but I believe that kit has a hemi and not a Boss 429.  
  3. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic SOAPY SALES FC / OOB - I'm Almost Back - 6/17/16   

    What happened to the Chevy wheelstander?  Did you finish it?  I have this kit too and am thinking of actually building it and getting it off the shelf.  Strange how this kit has somewhat crude headers, while the Bounty Hunter Mustang uses the same chassis and engine but has much nicer headers.
  4. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic LA Hooker Mustang   

    The kit engine is a 392, and that engine has the magneto at the rear of the engine.   The real car had a 426, which has the magneto or distributor in the front, but I didn't want to go to the trouble of putting a 426 in.   
    The kit has recently come in either Bounty Hunter or Blue Max liveries, and both ran a 426, so the kit isn't truly accurate for either of those cars.   The kit also comes as a Hot Rod magazine car, but I believe that is a fictitious car, so any engine would work.
  5. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic The Miller High Life Warrior   

    Nice build!
  6. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic The L.A. Hooker   

    Nice model!
     
  7. Chris in Berwyn added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    LA Hooker Mustang
    With the nice pix of the Charger posted, I thought i'd show my Mustang. Its  the MPC Bounty Hunter build almost box stock.  I used Revell rear wheels to more closely replicate the wheels the real car used.  Decals are Slixx and paint is HOK Sunrise Pearl.  Clear is Testor's One Coat, although it caused some problems on the hood and roof stripes.  Therefore, hood stripes are actually Testors Chevy Engine Red.   I should have painted the roof and trunk stripes too.




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  8. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Milwaukee NNL 24   

    Thanks for the pics!!!
  9. Chris in Berwyn added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Phil Castronovo's Custom Body Mini Charger - New, better and more pix!
    Hi, a few people asked for more pictures, and since today was a sunny day, I was able to take some better pix.   I have also included the issue Super Stock Illustrated that has the specific version of the car I modeled on the cover.  The car was in a few incidents during the year so its appearance changed some, and it also sometimes had Goodyears and sometimes had M&Hs out back.  The only thing I intentionally changed were the injector lines to the scoop and the manifold.  This version of the car had sort of a mess of rubber hoses and I cleaned it up a bit.  I also wish I had used spark plug wires in a color other than gray, as you just cannot see the gray.  The rear tires are from what I think was an MPC Ramchargers FC from the early '70s.  I included a pic in case anyone knows for sure.  Without further ado, here are some pics.  













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  10. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Phil Castronovo's Custom Body Mini Charger - complete!   

    Thanks everyone for all the comments.  I will take some more pictures.  I seem to get my best shots outside, and it has been raining in SF almost all every day.  I may also fiddle with lighting inside and see if I can get some better pix.   Chris
  11. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic soapy sales funny car   

    The Kalitta Mustang won't go low enough as the tin over the bugcatcher is in the way.  I replaced the tin with thin sheet plastic.  Just look and see what is hanging it up and then see if you can solve it.  
  12. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

    That is great....! 
  13. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Fighting Irish   

    Very nice!
  14. Chris in Berwyn added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Phil Castronovo's Custom Body Mini Charger - complete!
    I grew up in Rome, NY, the next town over from Utica, where Phil was from, and he was my boyhood idol.  When he passed away at 69 a few years back, I decided it was time to honor him with a model of the car he won the 1971 NHRA AAFC championship in. The model uses a Revell body over a slightly stretched Johan chassis.  It's the Revell engine with Bantam Blast rear wheels (stripped and sprayed with Alclad Brushed Aluminum), MPC hard plastic slicks from the 70s, and a fuel tank made from a gas can in the AMT Boss Nova.  Paint is Duplicolor White with Testors Hot Pink, all of which was airbrushed.  I designed the decals ,and Chuck Boerner printed them (he also did the "Custom Body" words on the decal.)   It took almost 5 years start and stop to get this done, and I am proud to honor my boyhood idol with this build!


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  15. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Decal help   

    Agree about contacting Gene.  They sent a few new sets altho they cracked too.  They said to use water out of the tap as hot as possible.  At least with the extra sets I had somewhat better luck.