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  • Bert Mulls M2

    Just to keep Bert busy, to get him psyched, to get him...


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    ... to stand there.

    We open this thread--which never appeared at Swifty's--with a 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta. The red body and white top set off your blue uniform quite well, don't you think, Officer?

    "Mmm, don't bother me. I... I'm mulling..."

    Mull all you want, Officer, just don't touch.

    "But the doors open, kid."

    Yes, and they fit very nicely, too (on this one). But you know our protocols for these pix. No touchy-feely.

    "Yeah, yeah, I know..."

    Besides, it's not your father's Oldsmobile.

    "It could be my grandfather's..."


    Bert sez...
    "Wanna sell more?
    MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

  • #2
    I really enjoy reading these threads, when I’m bored I’ve been going through the old ones on Swiftys page by page. Bert sure has a way of entertaining!
    Joshua B at Bignboostedcustomtrucks ~ Customizer and commission builder ~ Dodge, Diesel, Dually, and squarebody fanatic

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DieCastDodges View Post
      I really enjoy reading these threads, when I’m bored I’ve been going through the old ones on Swiftys page by page. Bert sure has a way of entertaining!
      SAME as me! I love reading the old ones when i am bored!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DieCastDodges View Post
        I really enjoy reading these threads, when I’m bored I’ve been going through the old ones on Swiftys page by page. Bert sure has a way of entertaining!
        Very glad you're enjoying these! Btw. almost everything that Bert has posted on Swifty's has also been posted here on Diecast Garage. Only his Eclectic thread remains to transfer completely to DG, and we're getting close to the end of that. In some posts, text has been updated to make sense in this time frame, since Swifty's posts are years old. Others, like the pix appearing in this thread, never made it to Swifty's because of the TapaTalk fiasco. The same is true for the "Bert Tunes Up" thread.

        Bert's getting backed into a corner more and more. He can't put off "standing there" much longer, the can is running low.
        Bert sez...
        "Wanna sell more?
        MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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        • #5
          I think Burt really does nee to take a ride in that Oldsmobile!

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          • #6
            For all the nay-saying about M2, (which with models as complex as theirs are, minor glitches are an occupational hazard...though in the interest of accurate journalism I have seen more than minor glitches as well...), the 1950's oldies really were and remain their strong forte. I also like their transporters, which have also gotten scarce of late. Something as obscure as this Olds hasn't been done by any others (maybe Tootsietoy, back in the day?), and M2 did do a nice job with it. I just wish we would see more of them.
            The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

            Thank you for your understanding.

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            • #7
              The title of this thread, "Bert Mulls M2", almost implies that Officer Bert actually did touch the Olds
              (a no-no in this time of Covid19).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jt3 View Post
                For all the nay-saying about M2, (which with models as complex as theirs are, minor glitches are an occupational hazard...though in the interest of accurate journalism I have seen more than minor glitches as well...), the 1950's oldies really were and remain their strong forte. I also like their transporters, which have also gotten scarce of late. Something as obscure as this Olds hasn't been done by any others (maybe Tootsietoy, back in the day?), and M2 did do a nice job with it. I just wish we would see more of them.
                While I was posting the pic, I noticed--for the first time--the very tiny emblem just behind the door. For some reason I'd never noticed it before. I have that particular case handy, so I pulled out the model to see what it was. Had to use a magnifying glass to see that it is the word "Fiesta", tamped very straight and crisp.
                Last edited by guy64; 04-22-2021, 03:49 PM.
                Bert sez...
                "Wanna sell more?
                MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                • #9
                  Chevy time...


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                  ... with a Bel Air from 1954.

                  The wife unit had a friend in high school (class of '75) who toodled around town in one of these. (A real one, I mean.) I remember the car from my childhood, when I would see them all over town. It was the last of this body type, right before the ground-breaking '55.

                  "Doors don't seem to fit as nicely as that Olds."

                  Yes, Officer. But the hood seems to fit better.



                  Bert sez...
                  "Wanna sell more?
                  MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by guy64 View Post

                    While I was posting the pic, I noticed--for the first time--the very tiny emblem just behind the door. For some reason I'd never noticed it before. I have that particular case handy, so I pulled out the model to see what it was. Had to use a magnifying glass to see that it is the word "Fiesta", tamped very straight and crisp.
                    I forget the exact number of parts, but when Matchbox and Hot Wheels are dumbed down to 3 or 4 parts plus wheel/axle sets, and sometimes only one tampo pass, M2 I think is somewhere around 40 plus different parts. They are more like a mini model kit already assembled.
                    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                    Thank you for your understanding.

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                    • #11
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                      Haven't seen the '54 around for awhile, but it did get a few releases over the years. I remember seeing real ones on the streets too (Class of '79), never rode in one. My attraction to them stemmed from a model kit I built of a '54 Chevy Sedan Delivery...and wouldn't you know it, there was a real one of those in town too that cruised the ave on Friday nights. That car made an impression on me (so did many others...).
                      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                      Thank you for your understanding.

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                      • #12
                        A car I don't remember at all...


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                        ... though I must have seen a lot of them.

                        This 1954 Dodge Coronet is so realistically done, I remember not remembering it.

                        "The hood and doors don't fit right."

                        Yes, Officer. Those kinds of things remind me of certain aspects adorning later Chrysler products my family would... experience: mis-aligned body panels.

                        "That's gettin' a bit too realistic, kid."


                        Just enjoy the blue roof, Officer.
                        Bert sez...
                        "Wanna sell more?
                        MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                        • #13


                          borrowed image

                          This is a '52 Plymouth Cranbrook done by Racing Champions for the Petty family 50 year racing series. (I think this was the lead off model.) This is the only Plymouth from the early 1950s I am aware of (might have been Tootsietoy or Midgetoy or some other maker from the time the car was new that I don't know about). So seeing early '50's MoPars is a treat, and it is yet another I would not have expected to ever see in small scale, but M2 was bold enough to give it go.

                          Not many Dodge pickups survive from the era either. Was reading sometime back, seems their frames were inadequately engineered, and overloaded trucks had a nasty habit of folding the frame. Old '50s Ford and Chevy pickups abound, even Studebaker and Hudsons can be found, but Dodges are scarce on the ground. That may be some indication of the "body panel alignment" problem you mentioned... Chrysler was always playing catch up, and by 1961 found themselves in the position of having to axe one of their brands, and so we said goodbye to Desoto. (Now Plymouth is an orphan brand as well...)
                          The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                          Thank you for your understanding.

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                          • #14
                            A certain car that brings to mind...


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                            ... a certain uncle.

                            My Mom's youngest brother was into cars, especially Chevrolets. His first new car was a '57 Bel Air painted just like this (except his had a white roof). I remember being at Gramma's house in southern Michigan during one of our routine summer vacations, when "Uncle John" proudly displayed his gleaming new ride to us all. The white walls, the fins, the shine, and the gold-ish grill with those black nose cones...

                            I compared it to our '56, and suddenly the idiom "last year's model" became fully clear to me.

                            M2 captured the car pretty well, although, for some reason, their rendering strikes me as being slightly over 1/64. There's also something about the windshield that doesn't seem quite right to me. Is the roof a bit too rounded laterally?

                            They issued another version in this color that has a white roof like my uncle's, but I was never able to find that one. If you see it you'll know what Uncle John's car looked like. Then imagine a small boy in shorts, looking it over carefully, orange sherbet cone in hand.


                            "Kid, you didn't get any sticky hand prints on that Chevy, didja?"

                            Like I said, Officer, "carefully". Very carefully.
                            Last edited by guy64; 05-14-2021, 12:36 PM.
                            Bert sez...
                            "Wanna sell more?
                            MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                            • #15
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                              you mean like this one?

                              but yeah, the roof does seem a little more rounded than the real car.
                              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                              Thank you for your understanding.

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