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  • #91
    My preorder of this is coming in soon.

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    I could have had a real one like this. Story of that car comes when I get the car and post this casting's thread in the GL board

    I am also getting some small-scale plastic car and fire engine models in the mail from another collector, and have another box coming from a guy who is clearing out his excess inventory of diorama accessories. This box includes a Tyco Pizza Hut converted to S-scale.

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    • #92
      it would nice a nice touch if yours comes with full hubcaps.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by pegers View Post
        it would nice a nice touch if yours comes with full hubcaps.
        I think it will.

        Found these today.

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        • #94
          That was the best looking body style Matador that AMC made, possibly even the best looking sedan that AMC ever did.
          Doug

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          • #95
            Originally posted by Douglas View Post
            That was the best looking body style Matador that AMC made, possibly even the best looking sedan that AMC ever did.
            Thanks!

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            • #96
              Looking forward to seeing that Tyco conversion Pizza Hut and those fire engines you have coming.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
                Looking forward to seeing that Tyco conversion Pizza Hut and those fire engines you have coming.
                Thanks! Me too

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post

                  I think it will.

                  Found these today.

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                  The Ralstoy MAC Tools van is a really neat find. They made tons of variants, but some people want more out of the MAC Tools and Snap On variants more than those for some lesser-known business.

                  They are a little basic, however, since all the details (including the van itself) are stickers.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by cody6268 View Post

                    The Ralstoy MAC Tools van is a really neat find. They made tons of variants, but some people want more out of the MAC Tools and Snap On variants more than those for some lesser-known business.

                    They are a little basic, however, since all the details (including the van itself) are stickers.
                    Agreed. Also the Matco Tools one is sought after, as are the "fallen flag" truck line semis and the promos for iconic American companies such as Frito-Lay, PPG, DuPont, Bekins, etc.

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                      Box of antique model cars (and one Amercom fire truck) received at my door today via UPS.


                      The custom Renwal 1/55 scale '29 Model A Ford roadster utility, "vintage speed" build Renwal '29 Model A roadster, and custom Renwal '29 Model A depot hack were built for an American Flyer railroad layout in the 60s or 70s, as were the ITC/Union/Entex/Glencoe "mini kit" 1903 Cadillac (in orange) and 1901 Packard (in green)


                      The fire truck came with several loose parts and a bent axle. I've decided I will be making Mr. Jonathan's weathered Ahrens-Fox from the Little Golden Book "Bravest Of All" by Kate Emery Pogue (a Civil Rights era volume with important messages about racism and not taking old people or things for granted, and overtones of the show "Emergency" in its artwork) from it due to its condition. Methinks the guy who gave them to me had grandkids or nieces/nephews get to the fire truck. But I'm not bothered at all for the price of free.


                      And the plastic cars' "barn fresh" esthetics are right up my alley.

                      Showroom threads coming for the custom Renwal A's. I'm saving the brass era cars' threads for when I actually get the Glencoe Models "mini kits" and build them for myself, they aren't nearly as nice as the custom-bodied Renwals.

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                      • oldies but goodies.

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                        • Originally posted by pegers View Post
                          oldies but goodies.
                          Yep. Nice stuff too, especially for as old and improperly stored as it was. Now proudly displayed on top of my TV cabinet.

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                          Here is the ITC/Union Models 1901 Packard, in 1/58 scale, representing one of their earliest production models, most likely specifically a "Model F" and probably closer to a 1904 (Packard stopped production of these modified buggies with one-lunger engines in 1905, following advances made by Cadillac and a number of US and worldwide rivals).

                          Totally looks like a 50s/60s era amateur restoration stored in a barn, like you'd see in a small-town holiday parade. Glencoe Models still makes this kit, packed with a 1903 Cadillac vis-a-vis touring car (see below) (all of Glencoe's "mini kits" are double kits off old ITC/Union toolings), and it's one of several Glencoe two-for-one mini kits I have on my list to actually build up and detail in a more craftsman-like manner.

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                          The other car is the first production Cadillac, the 1903 Cadillac Model A rear-entrance tonneau touring in 1/60 scale, designed with precision engineering and world class technology for the era by the great Henry Martyn Leland and named for the French explorer/mapmaker who founded Detroit. This too was a single cylinder car (as was the norm with horseless carriages of the early years of motoring), but boasts rear seating for two more people where the Packard kit it's packaged with is only a two-seater, and looks a slight bit more "developed" than the Packard. This kit has been painted in an eye-searing shade of orange (not really an unknown phenomenon in 50s/60s era DIY horseless carriage restorations), like the Packard it looks like a barn-stored, older-resto parade car, and at some point I will build it too from the modern Glencoe kit reissue.
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