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 topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT Trojan Horse funny car
    I got an email from R2 about this kit today.  It's due this month and has a revised headlight area, new front tires, improved decals and pad printed slicks.  Wonder what slicks they'll be?  The Kalitta FC has printed slicks but don't know if they'd fit under this body.  As I recall the roll cage on this model looked odd to me but if it is incorrect it won't matter to m as it'll be hidden even with the body up. 
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  2. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Trojan Horse Coming Soon   

    I got an email from R2 about this kit today.  It's due this month and has a revised headlight area, new front tires, improved decals and pad printed slicks.  Wonder what slicks they'll be?  The Kalitta FC has printed slicks but don't know if they'd fit under this body.  As I recall the he roll cage on this model look d odd to me but if it is incorrect it won't matter to m as it'll b hidden even with the body up. 
  3. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Anyone ever airbrushed automotivetouchup.com paint?   

    This is getting to be an old thread, but I just sprayed some automotivetouchup.com paint on 2 bodies.  It seems great, and does not seem too hot.  I put it over Duplicolor primer, and kept it light - will apply a 2nd coat when this one gasses out.  That said, I sprayed some on the back of an unprimed panel to see what happens - so far, no crazing.
    I used regular lacquer thinner (being in California, no fancy lacquer thinners are available.)  Did it about equal parts thinner and paint and sprayed at 15 psi.  The paint was $12 for 2 ounces.  Being unthinned, it is a great value  - 1 ounce would go long way - 2 ounces will probably do 4-5 bodies!.  Honestly I don't think there is necessarily a reason to use this vs. Scale Finishes.  I sort of did it for the heck of it.  It requires clear coat.   Will see how it looks after that.
  4. 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
  5. 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.  
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic The Miller High Life Warrior   

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

    Nice model!
     
  10. 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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  11. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Milwaukee NNL 24   

    Thanks for the pics!!!
  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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.  
  15. Chris in Berwyn added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

    That is great....!