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  • Bert at Auto World

    Finally, at last, Bert gets to Auto World!

    It's a world where the ideal scale of 1/64 is respected, and the first car he sees is...



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    ... a 1992 Camaro Z28.

    As a Chevy guy, Bert is happy to welcome this black beauty to his back lot. He doesn't see a whole lot of Camaros, and the ones that do show up are rarely on the 1/64 scale button.

    "I'm feelin' good about this one, kid. But... could we...?"

    Crunch it anyway?

    "Meanin' no disrespect, a'course..."

    Of course not, Officer. We'll crunch it respectfully...

    Length---------------------1/64
    Wheel Base--------------1/64
    Width-----------------------1/64
    Height----------------------1/62

    Pretty respectable numbers there.

    "But it's got some excess tallness."

    I think that's due to the suspension, Officer. The body looks exactly right, but the car has more ground clearance than I'd expect a Camaro to have. Maybe AW was making sure to respect your aprons?

    "Nice of them, but I gotta GLARE at a Z28 anyway."

    Do you have a "respect" setting on your GLARE intensification dial?

    "Nope. Got a toggle switch..." [Click.]
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    Bert sez...
    "Wanna sell more?
    MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

  • #2
    That looks like a really nice, accurate model.

    Love the black paint and wheels also.
    A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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    • #3
      "Kid, this is beginnin' to look like we're takin' the weekend off."

      We are, Officer. It's a long Resurrection Day weekend. See you here Monday.

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

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      • #4
        ...and the creek don't rise.
        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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        • #5
          Bert's still at Auto World...


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          ... and is visited by a 1970 Mercury Cougar.

          Mercury is a brand we don't see much of, and when we do see one...

          "It's usually a '49 that's been chopped and slammed and generally made kinda useless for anything but drivin' slow to get to nowhere in particular. With attitude."

          This Cougar doesn't appear to be chopped or slammed, Officer.

          "Nor does it look like it's meant for goin' slow. But it sure gots lotsa attitude."

          Nothing sticks out of the hood.

          "So they're havin' a nonchalant attitude about goin' fast. I see that a lot around here, kid."

          Well, don't you want to know about its,,, "numericaloid proclivities", or something? [He said, in an attempt to distract Bert from the apparent meant-to-go-fast look of the car.]

          "S'posed to be 1/64 all around, innit?"

          Let's see...

          Length------------------------1/65
          Wheel Base-----------------1/63
          Width--------------------------1/65
          Height-------------------------1/64

          "Kinda jittery about its 1/64-ness, kid."

          Well now, keep in mind that those numbers are subject to rounding error. The wheel base is actually more like 1/63.4-something-something, IIRC.

          "Uh-huh. It's a good thing I don't hafta worry about any 'rounding error' with this..."


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

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          • #6
            Looks like another great model from AW.
            A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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            • #7
              A color I'd expect to see on an Impala...


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              ... not on a Stingray.

              In fact, an uncle of mine once owned a '59 Impy in just this color of yellow.

              "Seems like met light blue would be more Stingray-ish..."

              Just what I was thinking, Officer. But, given how few AW castings I see around here, I wasn't going to leave this '67 Corvette Stingray on the peg. Having a true 1/64 scale model of my favorite generation Corvette in hand was a high priority. The color didn't matter so much.

              "I bet the numbers matter."

              Yeah, they do...

              Length---------------------1/66
              Wheel Base--------------1/64
              Width-----------------------1/64
              Height----------------------1/61

              "They tallee-fied the altitude of this one, too."

              Just as they did that '92 Camaro, though once again, excess ground clearance seems to be the culprit.

              I'm not real happy about the shortness. Also, it looks like the front end is curved down too much, leaving no grill space over the tops of the bumpers as the real one has.

              "Those A-pillars look like they could hold up the Parthenon."

              They are kinda thick, Officer. The upper edge of the windshield isn't quite right either. Overall, now that I see it closely next to you, I'm somewhat disappointed in AW's rendering of the C2 coupe.

              "Stand clear, kid. I'll give it a GLARE with the respect switch off..."


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

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              • #8
                From Pontiac's days of glory...


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                ... the 1966 GTO.

                Based on the Pontiac Tempest, it's what we used to think of as a "mid-size" car.

                "Mid size? Kid, I'm havin' real trouble with seein' this thing as mid-anything."

                Officer, the Bonneville of the same year is over sixteen inches longer and over five inches wider.

                "So yer tellin' me this 'mid-size' shtick is kinda relative..."

                Exactly, Officer.

                "Sorta like having a 'mid size' yacht..."

                That's... sorta the idea, Officer.

                "And it's really s'posed be this big, huh?"

                Officer, I anticipated your skepticism so I documented its bigness with careful crunchination...

                Length------------------------1/64
                Wheel Base-----------------1/64
                Width--------------------------1/64 (Measured at door handles.)
                Height-------------------------1/64

                "They aced it."

                They did, Officer. They also captured the very GM color, a "just barely hinted at" green.

                "Well here's my 'just not at all hinted at' GLARE..."
                Bert sez...
                "Wanna sell more?
                MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                • #9
                  AWESOME!
                  Mr. Bowtie
                  Past President of the Diecast Liberation Movement & maybe possibly a member of the "Black With Flames" Classification Committee (if such an entity exists and has a classification committee) Which I deny ever being part of.

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                  • #10
                    66 is my personal favorite GTO. Now if someone would just do the 2+2, like a half step down in trim level from the GTO.
                    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
                      Originally posted by guy64 View Post
                      From Pontiac's days of glory...


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                      ... the 1966 GTO.

                      Based on the Pontiac Tempest, it's what we used to think of as a "mid-size" car.

                      "Mid size? Kid, I'm havin' real trouble with seein' this thing as mid-anything."

                      Officer, the Bonneville of the same year is over sixteen inches longer and over five inches wider.

                      "So yer tellin' me this 'mid-size' shtick is kinda relative..."

                      Exactly, Officer.

                      "Sorta like having a 'mid size' yacht..."

                      That's... sorta the idea, Officer.

                      "And it's really s'posed be this big, huh?"

                      Officer, I anticipated your skepticism so I documented its bigness with careful crunchination...

                      Length------------------------1/64
                      Wheel Base-----------------1/64
                      Width--------------------------1/64 (Measured at door handles.)
                      Height-------------------------1/64

                      "They aced it."

                      They did, Officer. They also captured the very GM color, a "just barely hinted at" green.

                      "Well here's my 'just not at all hinted at' GLARE..."
                      How do you get the measurements?
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                        How do you get the measurements?
                        "it's kinda weird. He's got this huge measurizing stick thing with jaws on it, and pointers. Numbers are all over it. One of the jaws can slide around, and he sticks a car between the jaws and squeezes them together around the car 'til there's no room. Then he gets some magnifying glass thing--looks like it came out of a big telescope--and peers at the sliding jaw thing's numbers. He squints a lot while all this is goin' on, too. It's something to see, unless you got a weak stomach..."

                        It's called a "caliper", Officer. Mine is old, and a little rusty, but it still tells me what the dimensions of the model are. I then compare those with dimensions found online for the real car...

                        "Yeah, then he does all kinds'a mathematicalizationating stuff, which I won't even try to describe..."

                        Arithmetic is becoming hard to take for those in some of our current public school systems, Officer, but there's really nothing mysterious about it.

                        Not when you have a calculator, anyway.
                        Bert sez...
                        "Wanna sell more?
                        MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                        • #13
                          MS-Excel makes it even easier, it can do the calculations for you:
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                          True size from Wikipedia/Internet, and indeed, model sizes with a caliper (I got a digital one, makes reading the value lots easier.)
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FoolTrottel View Post
                            I got a digital one, makes reading the value lots easier.
                            A digital readout is nice, but my caliper needs no battery!
                            Bert sez...
                            "Wanna sell more?
                            MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                            • #15
                              A big car...


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                              ... to have just two doors.

                              "They're big doors, kid."

                              Just like I remember them, Officer. This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Hardtop epitomizes the age of "full size" in the automotive world.

                              Auto World outdid themselves with this one. Emblems and badges are perfect (and almost microscopic), the hood fits well and opens easily, even the tire size is perfect. Look at those skinny bias-plies!

                              "It'd be great if the numbers were perfect, woonnit?"

                              Yes. yes it would be...

                              Length----------------------1/64
                              Wheel Base---------------1/64
                              Width------------------------1/64
                              Height-----------------------1/64

                              "The score is perfect..."

                              And the Indiana plates take me back to the state I'd left just a few months before cars of the 1964 model year were unveiled.

                              "So it's all nostalgicalized for ya..."

                              Rolling nostalgia, in 1/64 scale. It's what we look for in diecast.


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

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