johnwitzke

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  1. johnwitzke added a post in a topic What's the Ko-Motion   

    My Baldwin Motion collection will begin with the only 1967 Chevelle SS427 produced by Motion Performance. This car was originally ordered new by Charlie Mason. This build will start with using the Revell 1967 Chevelle SS396 kit. Scalefinishes Marina Blue paint will be used for the exterior and interior. The car will have a black vinyl top.

    Several photo etch and resin parts have been sourced in order to complete an accurate build when the car was new. Some of parts are Torque Thrust Wheels, Redline Tires, M/T finned valve covers (low gloss), valve cover wing bolts, Mallory ignition coil, photo etch under dash gauges (two originally located on the left side of the steering column), column mount tach, Hurst T-Handle shifter, and photo etch SS427 for the rear panel. I plan on scratch building the custom steering wheel.

    I am getting ready to begin this one and will post pictures as this project moves along.
  2. johnwitzke added a post in a topic What's the Ko-Motion   

    I would like to get a copy of Joe Oldham's book too. As far as a favorite. That is a difficult question to answer. If I had my choice out of all of them, I would probably take the 1969 SS427 Nova
  3. johnwitzke added a post in a topic What's the Ko-Motion   

    Yes. I have Tales of a Muscle Car Builder. Great book with a lot of info about the Baldwin Motion cars.
  4. johnwitzke added a topic in On The Workbench   

    What's the Ko-Motion
    Joel Rosen of Motion Performance built some of the quickest tuner car during the 60's an 70's. His guarantee, they would run 11.50's at 120 mph in the quarter mile. As time permits, and as I take a break from building WW II airplane's, my plan is to build a number of cool Baldwin Motion cars, such as the 1967 Ko-Motion L88 Corvette, the first 1967 SS427 Chevelle, a 1968 SS427 Camaro, a couple of 1969 Phase III SS427 Camaros, a 1969 Phase III SS427 Corvette, a 1969 Phase SS427 Nova, a 1969 SS427 Chevelle, a 1970 Phase III Chevelle, and a 1970 Phase III Camaro. I will post as I make progress.

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  5. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Ferrari SA Aperta   

    Wow! Awsome color. Nice work,
  6. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari 250 GTO Chassis # 3505   

    Working slowly on this one. Engine is nearing completion. Next will be the chassis and wheels.



  7. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Another pair of Ferraris -- Italeri 365 Daytona and Revell 599 GTO   

    Cliff, Fujimi has two different Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona kits. One is the regular Daytona coupe and the other is the Daytona Speciale coupe. Both are enthusiast kits and are very well detailed. I have both. I highly recommend the Fujimi 250 GTO kit.
    I have attached my Fujimi 250 GTO that I have under construction now. I am building chassis 3505

  8. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Revell Germany 1/24 Ferrari 250GTO for 2013   

    The information that I have (Ferrari 250 GTO by Anthony Pritchard) about the 250 GTO 3851 was that Henri Oreiller (co-owner with Jo Schlesser) was involved in a fatal crash Oct 7 1962 during the Coupes du Salon, Montlhery. Oreiller was the only driver to be killed driving a 250 GTO. This book says that Oreiller was not wearing his seat belt when he crash into a building. The wrecked GTO was brought back to the factory and was re-bodied as a series 1 250 GTO. Chassis 3851 was originally Grigio Metallic from the factory.
  9. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Revell Germany 1/24 Ferrari 250GTO for 2013   

    The Ferrari 250 GTO is my favorite Ferrari. I have 16 kits of the famous Ferrari. In my opinion, the 1/24 Fujimi 250 GTO is the best kit for the money, hands down. I have three different Fujimi 250 GTO kits under construction along with one 1/24 MFH 250 GTO. There are many photo etch parts and resin parts made just for the Fujimi kit. Elsewhere on this site I am slowly documenting my build of chassis 3505, a right hand drive GTO using the Fujimi kit. I also have 1/24 250 GTO kits from Gunze, Italeri, MFH. The MFH kit is a wonderful kit, but I still prefer the Fujimi kit. Additionally, I have the previous ROG 250 GTO kit. Quite honestly I purchased the ROG kit for the decals. The ROG body dimensions are off, especially the rear. A new re-tooled kit is needed in order to compete with the Fujimi kit. Time will tell if this is a newly engineered kit or just a re-pack of an older kit.

  10. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari 250 GTO Chassis # 3505   

    Progress has been slow on building Chassis 3505. Other than the extensive rework of the body, here is an update on some of the parts I have been working on. The right hand dash and floor extension is from Historic Racing Miniatures. The door panels are photo etch parts from Hobby Design. Each of the rivets had to be drilled and set.





  11. johnwitzke added a post in a topic MFH Ferrari 250 GTO   

    Update - Engine assembly is under way on the MFH Ferrari 250 GTO 3729.


  12. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Ferrari 599 GTO, Revell 1:24   

    Nice builds! I believe that no one can have enough GTO's

  13. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Another pair of Ferraris -- Italeri 365 Daytona and Revell 599 GTO   

    Looks good! I just bought the Revell 599 GTO. Looks like a decent kit. I have already ordered the exterior paint for mine, it's a little different than yours. The color is a vintage Ferrari color called Vinaccia. Here is a photo of the real car


  14. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari 250 GTO Chassis # 3505   

    I very good book is Ferrari 250 GTO - The History of a Legend by Anthony Pritchard. Publisher is Haynes. Looks at the 1962-64 racing history plus a detail of each chassis. I do a lot of reseach online too.
  15. johnwitzke added a post in a topic Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari 250 GTO Chassis # 3505   

    Mike, With the exception of MFH who made different versions (although, my kit of chassis 3729 has the oil filler door on the right side and should be on the left side for this particular a right-hand drive version), most other kit manufactures seem to have taken the most common GTO design ques and produced a model. I believe that the Fujimi kit best represents chassis 3757, 4115, 4153, 4219, and a few others . Best advice is to research a chassis and modify one of the existing kits to resemble the real car. There were 32 1962-3 series 1 250 GTO's produced, one 330 LM GTO (chassis 4713), and another three series II cars during 1964.