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  • Another Suburban and an AW fail.

    Got the dark blue 66 Suburban last week and it was the worst so far. Missing paint on the rf wheel opening and a sloppy mask job for the two-tone. The wheels ware also shy of blue paint. I touched this one up a little.
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  • #2
    Sorry to see that Dick however it does look like a work vehicle.
    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    • #3
      I was going to say it looks great in dark blue but sad to hear about the poor quality control on this one.

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      • #4
        If it's any consolation, I just received a GreenLight brush truck that's missing paint on the gunwhales of the bed. Not a thrill-killer, but not the happiest discovery either. But it too replicates a truck that would likely have had a long, hard life fighting fires....so maybe a realistic, if accidental, issue.

        Guess I'll visit Hobby Lobby today and see if this one is available. How many colors are there of the 65 and 66 'burbans, anyway? I thought I overdid it by buying two colors of each 65 and 66 models. Not sure if I can handle many more, but I still really like the casting, overall.

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        • #5
          At this point, I’d be happy to just find one. The first green/white one is the only one I have so far - I think.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lil rod shop View Post
            At this point, I’d be happy to just find one. The first green/white one is the only one I have so far - I think.
            I've seen one in the store once that's it.
            Due to the recent budget cuts,
            the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
            current state of the economy, the light at the end
            of the tunnel has been turned off.

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            • #7
              Two months later, I found the dark blue one, the one I was "missing" that I only knew existed because of this topic. Just found it at Walmart Saturday. So far, inside the blister, it seems pristine. I haven't opened any of the 5 I now have, so I don't know if the 'hidden' side (which is the righthand side) is in similar 'perfect' condition. And I never found a second of the all-red one (was that a version A or B?) which I hoped to customize into a "Fire Department" Rescue or Salvage truck.

              Now I'm wondering, without an attempt to research, if AW has or will issue some without the 2 long side windows on each side, to make it a "panel" van, more suitable for that Rescue or Salvage vehicle. (I could take a stab at filling in those windows on a second red one--if I could find another--and 'craft' the panel van...but with too many models in kit form to build, making a special custom seems ahead of my plans...)

              Oh, this blue one is Series 5, Version B, aka number "2", '66 Chevy Suburban. I couldn't locate the others yesterday and I can't remember which "series" those are from...but I have both A & B versions of each previous purchase.

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              • #8
                I've had much better luck with Auto World than Greenlight recently from a quality perspective, but no one's batting 1.000 I suppose.

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                • #9
                  i guess we have arrived to point.where we have to do a super inspection before buying a piece.

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