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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:18 AM

Sun Star did an excellent job on this one. The color choice beautiful. This and the soon to be release 59 Dodge hardtop are must haves.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:39 AM

That IS a looker ... even the clear steering wheel!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:01 PM

Wow, impressive. Sun Star has come a long way.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

When is the '59 Dodge Hardtop coming out, what scale is it, how much is it, and where do you get it...... None of that info is on their website.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:38 AM

Nice. I always was under the impression that Sun Stars were kind of bottom of the barrel when it came to die cast replicas.  I was wrong. This one is very nice.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:40 AM

Scale???  Unless it's 1/24-5 I'll pass.....how do you guys keep more than a few 1/18???



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:44 AM

Guys,

The scale is 1:18 and some of the features are movable wipers, seats sun visors, real hood, doors and trunk hinges. Carpeted throughout, an underdash record player, gas cap behind the movable license plate and photo-etch grill and emblems. Rich, the Dodge hardtop will be out in the 4th quarter, but the red and with convertible is out now with a solid charcoal arriving in a couple of weeks. Prices run between $79.00 to $109.00, it pays to shop these. Dave, I have over 1000 1:18 in my collection. A cheap plastic shelving unit from Home Depot does the trick. These are beautifully done and worth the money. Their 58 Fords are outstanding.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hey Al, any photos of your collection and displays ?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:55 AM

Ray, you asked for it.  :blink:  This is 1/3 of my collection. My wife really loves me :wub:


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

HOLY OCD COLLECTORS BATMAN!

 

Are those built models or all diecasts? It looks like a dusting nightmare.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

Rob most are diecast in these pictures, there are some builds on the upper shelves. I got a monkey on my back :wacko:



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:22 AM

Wow !  That's some collection you have there. I see some Cobra's.  Also a slot car raceway I see. Very cool. I wish I had that much space to spread out in my house. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

Awsome Al,  Looks like a great place to hang out. :D   Dusting must be an never ending job. 

 

I'm with cobraman,  I wish I had that much space again. I miss those large basements, don't have them here in AZ.  



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:25 PM

Nice. I always was under the impression that Sun Stars were kind of bottom of the barrel when it came to die cast replicas.  I was wrong. This one is very nice.

 

You're right... Sun Star models used to be pretty cheesy. They have stepped up their game big time! I can hardly believe that this model is one of theirs! Good job, SS!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:14 PM

Impressive! Both the Plymouth, and your collection! I'm diggin' the slot car track too! 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:29 PM

Wow Al... that's a heck of a collection you've got there.  I see you keep your stuff in your basement as I do.  I'm really not into 1/18 scale stuff, but, I used to own a '59 Dodge Coronet.. :wub:  which is why I was interested.  



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:36 AM



 

You're right... Sun Star models used to be pretty cheesy. They have stepped up their game big time! I can hardly believe that this model is one of theirs! Good job, SS!

 

Not sure what you guys are thinking of, but Sun Star was never "Cheesy" or "Bottom of the Barrell".   From the start, Sun Star had some of the best models for the time they were made.  

The Plymouth posted above is from their Platinum Collection. Sun Star added that line about eight years ago and has made several awesome models with that detail, although like all diecast it has improved some over time.

 

Here is one of Sun Stars early models in the regular line. 

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

The 53 Chevy looks OK.....but I bet a Monogram 1/24 scale kit was used as reference!  It has the exact same look.....just a percent or two off!



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

 

Not sure what you guys are thinking of, but Sun Star was never "Cheesy" or "Bottom of the Barrell". 

 

 

I beg to differ. I have several Sun Stars from years ago. Giant out-of-scale (and completely inaccurate) dogleg door and hood hinges, panel gaps you could drive a Peterbilt through, lousy interior detail, etc. They have definitely come a long way.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

 

I beg to differ. I have several Sun Stars from years ago. Giant out-of-scale (and completely inaccurate) dogleg door and hood hinges, panel gaps you could drive a Peterbilt through, lousy interior detail, etc. They have definitely come a long way.

 

Refresh my memory, what cars are you referring to?  

 

Yes they have come along way, the 53 Chevy posted has dog leg door and hood hinges and sold for $20.00, BUT when that car was made all the other 1/18 cars being made also had dog leg hinges. Every 1/18 diecast company had some issue on some cars over the years. 

 

If you are comparing 20 year old regular issue diecast cars to high detailed collectible cars of today then yes, some may not look too good.  By the way, Sun Star still makes many of the old cars with dog leg hinges as does American Muscle and a few others.