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  1. I picked up this pair of Datsun 240Z tribute race cars from Greenlight over the last two days at the local Hobby Lobby. Had to use that 40% discount. $29.99 retail price, Sheesh. Even at $19.34 after taxes it's about $10 too much considering the quality and content. I guess I don't have to buy them, but they do look pretty good. The BRE tribute has a "roll cage" and stock seats instead of a racing drivers seat. There was never a Gulf racing livery 240z, but it lucks pretty cool. No cage in this one and the same interior otherwise. there are no engines and the hood pins are silver circles. The chassis plate is plastic with minimal detail. I did polish both of them because the tampo printing was dull. I plan to Snake-Fu" both of them and detail that later.
  2. That's pretty freakin' cool!
  3. This is Danbury Mint's 1950 Mercury Custom. This Kustom Kemp is Kool! It's also quite heavy! I really like the plum and lavender color combination with the white Carson top. If you go searching for these for sale be very wary of the Carson tops. The textured paint used on them is prone to failure. They become all sticky. This one is in good shape but I looked at a bunch for sale that were ruined and from what I have read there may be no way to strip the material off and refinish it. The only thing this one needed was a good polishing and the window glued back in the top. The Fuzzy Dice came in a little bag and some of the fuzz is shedding. I had a hard time getting it's string over the mirror because the visor was butt up against it. There is another variation I've noticed, a 1951 black primer and cream version with a Pontiac grill and flipper hubcaps. The engine is modified as well. Enjoy the photos! Big purple fuzzy dice! Snake eyes! All polished up and ready to cruise the strip! Next up Danbury Mint's 1936 Ford Hot Rod
  4. So have I Randy. I got real lucky on this one. They usually go for more in this condition with a box, accessories and papers. Right time right place I guess. I paid $41 plus shipping and nothing was really really broken other than that exhaust tip which I missed. Well actually I don't see it in the supplied pictures. I'm happy, hopefully I'll eventually find the Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde cars in a condition and price I can live with.
  5. Umm yeah paint is not the word I'd use, wrecked is more like it. No skills or patience trying to paint red plastic with jade green. Don't remember the model, but I do remember it was eventually fixed with firecrackers or model glue and matches.
  6. The original T-Bolt. Awe you beet me to it!
  7. From Franklin Mint and better known as Al Capone's 1930 Armored Cadillac Imperial V-16 Sedan. This big Cadillac is sharp and well detailed. It was very dirty but almost completely undamaged and with all accessories. I didn't think it had any damage until I started to clean and polish and discovered the right horn and headlamp bucket was unattached. Fortunately the horn was captured by its mount bar and the lamp had a second attachment point or they might have been lost. I also discovered the right exhaust tip is missing. I'll have to look through my parts and see if I have anything close. There were a lot of nooks and crannies which made this difficult to clean. I find it pretty cool they include a Thompson .45 submachine gun, a replica of Al Capone's white Fedora hat and a leather briefcase. The car has unique details like gun portals in the rear door windows, a hinged working trunk rack and the doors are piano hinged. Here are the pictures. You might be able to see in the picture the right horn is askew. Trunk rack unfolded, too bad they didn't include a trunk in this version. I think there's another version with one. All cleaned up and ready for action! Tomorrow Danbury Mint's 1950 Mercury Custom.
  8. That. Front. Bumper. 5 MPH before they were invented.
  9. Made by Danbury Mint and based on the prototype 1948 Tucker 48 better known as the "Tin Goose" this is a beautiful diecast and really captures the current condition of the 1:1 car. The prototype originally had a ginormous 589 cubic inches (9.65 L) flat-6 cylinder with hemispherical combustion chambers, fuel injection, and overhead valves operated by oil pressure rather than a camshaft. This unique engine was designed to idle at 100 rpm and cruise at 250-1200 rpm through the use of direct-drive torque converters on each driving wheel instead of a transmission. The problem was it was never fully developed, loud and difficult to start, and oh yeah, no reverse. It's too bad DM didn't model it on the original version because Franklin mint has a passable version in multiple colors. Another difference is the prototype had conventional rear doors as opposed to the "production" model having suicide doors in the rear. This is an exceptionally well detailed model and it looks much nicer than the Franklin Mint version. I do have one of those too, but it's packed away. This one had a paint smear from the tampo print on the fender. I polished it off with Zymol cleaner wax. The only other things it needed were a good polish and the engine cover support put back together. Someone had over opened the cover and pulled the two halves apart. Here's the photos after the repair and polishing. I haven't been taking pictures of the chassis on previous cars, but I made an exception. Tomorrow I'm posting Al Capone's 1930 Armored Cadillac Imperial V-16 Sedan. This car was filthy and a pain to polish.
  10. What did you do for the exhaust? The flamed version exits through holes in the rear pan.
  11. Pretty Sharp! Great song and video too! Someone needs to build that drum kit from the video though, It's pretty dang outrageous!
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