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Chris in Berwyn

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About Chris in Berwyn

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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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 MPC Dodge 'Country' Charger Open Box Review   

    The decal choices are hysterical!  General Washington with a 13 star flag, General Grant, etc.  I was thinking a nice build would be the DOH General Lee with General Grant t-boning into the roof!
  2. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic 1969 Funny Car collection update chassis pic   

    Great stuff!! Love these!
  3. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Don Prudhomme Wedge Dragster   

    I am surprised everyone is surprised about the contents of this kit.  AMT/R2 was very straightforward that this was a new body on the Flying Wedge chassis. The only thing that therefore surprised me was the battleship rivets on the wedge.  The rest is exactly as they said it would be.   
    We got the exact same thing with the  Trojan Horse FC.  We got a strange Mustang II body on an odd chassis with bad headers and the wrong engine.  But I knew what I was buying and will end up with a shelf model of a Mustang II to go along with a bunch of Revell body FCs. 
  4. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic MPC 72 MUSTANG Funny Car (Hot Rod Magazine)   

    Great detailing!  But before you enter it in a contest, you should swap the headers from side to side - the header you have on the left side belongs on the right, and visa versa.  Also, the wrinkle wall shown on the left side should be on the right side.  Nice work!
  5. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Tom "Mongoose" Mc Ewen: 1/16 Silver Bullet Coors Corvette F/C on the Workbench 6/12/2017   

    Beautiful work!! And you build so fast!   I have a question about weathering the tires.  I bought some of the Folk Art gray after you recommended it a few years ago, and have ended up with pretty good results, but I wanted to ask how much you thin it.  And do you put on one coat, or multiples?   I am using a brush - do you brush it or spray it, and any detail on how you apply it is much appreciated!  This build looks great - looking forward to the final touches.
  6. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic 1/24 Funny Car kit, recommendation   

    I can't believe I never realized the "recent" Revell FCs are 1/24!  I have one I haven't built.  No wonder the body is so big!!
  7. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic 1/24 Funny Car kit, recommendation   

    Plus the Revell chassis is 1/25 scale.  If you want 1/24 the Cop Out or McEwen Chevy may be the only choices.  
  8. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Don Prudhomme Wedge Dragster   

    I am looking forward to getting this kit.  The real car does look long and skinny.  If the wheelbase is a scale 11 inches short it will be about 0.4 inches too short in scale - a bummer but I can live with it for such a cool car that I never thought I'd see in scale!
  9. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Pinto Funnycar question   

    While I think the Revellaser is the coolest of the bunch, I'd think twice about getting those decals from Slixx. They cracked like crazy, and Slixx said it was a problem and sent me a few more sets.  She (Becky I think) said to use very hot tap water to try and stop the cracking but it didn't really help.  i'd go with one of the other two schemes they offer.   Chris

  10. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic AMT Falcon Stocker .   

    Probably the best-ever build of that body!  Nice!
  11. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    And now n Philly!
  12. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Since we moved back to Philly after 2+ years on the west coast, Ollie's has arrived.  Stopped by the Cherry Hill, NJ one today.  Kits were split between a table and the toy aisle.  Everything listed above was there except for the LRW double kit, Ivo showboat, Hay T-bird and Surfite I believe.
    I managed to control myself and pick up just a Slingster, which I will build, and the 55 JukeBox Ford, which I am not sure why I bought!  I recall that whenever Revell originally came out with the '66 Chevelle wagon that some of those eventually ended up in Big Lots.  Wouldn't be surprised if they think they have way too much inventory they ditch it at Ollie's.  They get cash for it now instead of sitting on the inventory for years - perhaps 10,008 Boxsters were expected to sit for way to long!
     
     
  13. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic MPC Ford Mustang Funny Car   

    Really nice, and nice paint!  Great grill and headlights decal in that kit!
  14. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Don Garlits supercharger color?   

    Regarding the tires, decals do best over a glossy base.  I've had the best success sanding the tread for a used look, using testors glosscote on the sidewalls, decaling and the. Testers dullcoat over the whole tire. I've used Future on the sidewalls and dullcoted over that too.  
  15. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Round 2 AMT 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS "Fifty" Edition   

    I want to get a 50 - it's really sharp.  I don't understand the molded in driveshaft - it's a reversion to the 60s!