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    Goodness knows how often over the years I've mentioned the lack of 1940s automobiles, so one of my few and pleasant surprises is this old Caddy.

    Jada started off with a BANG, and quickly fizzled. To this day I get the impression they don't really know what they want to be in the diecast world.

    I'm probably a bit more forgiving than many when it comes to size / scale, if the model is of a car not generally covered I can be flexible within a range of about 1/72 to 1/55, give or take. So many of Jada's models over the years have been at the upper end of that range - I don't know if they coordinate with Siku in that regard, but both makers seem to like to make somewhat larger models than most billed as 1/64. The thing is, Jada isn't consistent even in that regard, they sneak in a lot of models that are genuinely closer to 1/64, but it is a case by case basis, the models may be anywhere within a range.

    The Road Rats series was an early series Jada issued, and are some of my favorites, that is where this model comes from.

    Now that Jada is merged with Dickie Toys, we are beginning to see Majorette models here stateside sold as Jada. I am hoping this will be a good thing, and finally give Jada a rudder to steer by.
    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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    .....Jada 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1/24 Diecast Model.
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    • #3
      Wes,it would look 100% better without those tampos.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BOB-LO View Post
        .....Jada 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1/24 Diecast Model.
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        You know, Bob, it surprises me how Jada can do the larger-scale pieces (which are also rather inexpensive) so well, but the small-scale offerings are, well, awkward.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cody6268 View Post

          You know, Bob, it surprises me how Jada can do the larger-scale pieces (which are also rather inexpensive) so well, but the small-scale offerings are, well, awkward.
          Jada even beats out Maisto and even Welly on certain models, especially the Porsche Carrea Gt in silver, that is an incredible 1/24

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          • #6
            A beautiful Cadelliac. I have 3 Jadas in 1/64esque scale, and their proportions are weird. Beautiful GTRs though, and at least the Caddys are nice

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            • #7
              Nice '47 Cadillac convertible from JADA - I was one of those who avoided them for quite some time because of their larger size but lost the temptation battle with their police cars and started adding most of those - realizing they really were about the same size as many of the Siku pieces in my collection

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              • #8
                Very nice Jada 1940's Cadillacs shown here, you guys!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pegers View Post
                  Wes,it would look 100% better without those tampos.
                  I agree too, Dan.

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                  • #10
                    I think I have this one and an all black one, unless the black one is a different year. Anyway, the Road Rats series was/is a favorite of mine as well. I have a Jammerz case full of RRs and the lowriders series that ran roughly concurrently with them. Many of them cost me nothing. At that time I drove a truck with 2 80gallon tanks from Ft. Wayne, IN to usually western NC 3x a week. I had to fuel up at least daily, and a Pilot truck stop on I-40 in Maggie Valley (?) NC carried Jadas. I got 1 cent per gallon on my rewards card, so I “bought” 1 or 2 a week for a long time; back then (early 2000s) they were $2.50/ea. I do wish Jada would return to the 30s-50s concentration of yor - I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d scoop ‘‘em up.

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