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  1. Seventies Land Yachts?

    The worst selling kits of all are the ones that don't exist.
  2. Is NA$CAR for sale?

    What makes you believe I'm not interested and then negative?
  3. Is NA$CAR for sale?

    Thanks God there is a lot more racing than Nap Cars and Formica ones. What's with that there No Hot Rods Allowed? Is that for sale, too? If yes, I'd bid £1.27
  4. 1958 Cadillac , which one to get

    GM commissioned them to do so, so they fit the standard Promo SKUs of the day. They are thus narrower and shorter than proper 1/25th scale. However, GM insisted that the interiors are the correct length in 1/25. Thus, much to Mr Haenle's dismay, they had to make the models ill proportioned. That's the version I was told by Dennis Doty. Citing issues from 60 years ago properly manifests a disgrace of what magnitude the model kit industry's persistent negligence of 50's Caddies really is. What have they given us in those 60 years? Some half arsed '58s, a '59 Eldo and Sev and that dismal Foose abomination. This is not good enough!
  5. 1958 Cadillac , which one to get

    Besides, those Arii kits are rubbish. The size of them alone.
  6. 1958 Cadillac , which one to get

    It's a bloody disgrace that 50s Cadillacs are so novercally dealt with by the model kit industry. One would think that such iconic, popular and historically significant cars would be total no brainers, but alas.
  7. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    They are in fact two different cars. The Merit/Smer can be nicely pimped with Heller bits, which allows you to own two T-L Grand Prix cars.
  8. Ebbro Citroen DS 21

    Something fishy about the headlights. They neither resemble US, nor Euro spec ones. Japanese spec maybe? Why the Parisian numberplates then? The rear indicator 'flutes' are also wrong for a post facelift car.

    There was more choice in the Soviet Union.
  10. AMT 1957 Chrysler 300C

    Although the letter cars were restricted to certain colours, Chrysler's special order programme allowed one to order them in any factory colour available for the year, even two tone combinations, and surprisingly many people did that. One single 1957 hardtop was indeed delivered in special order Indian Turquoise. Read: https://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler-300c.html "Officially, the exterior colors were black, white, red, brown, and green - all monotone - but others appear to have been used based on special orders."

    I'm a bit overwhelmed by the plethora of car kits being released.

    They are Argentinian Dodge Polaras built by Barreiros in Spain from CKD kits and badged Dodge 3700 there. Valiants and Darts were built in Argentina under licence until 1968, when Chrysler Argentina replaced them with their own "Dodge Polara" which is unrelated to the US Polaras. They might be technically and conceptually related to the Valiant/Dart, but have no direct North American counterpart.
  13. What is a 'promo' model?

    Promos are much more than what has been mentioned hitherto. They are the cradle of our hobby and a vital part of the American automotive advertising history. Most of the American car model kit manufacturers of yore started their business by making promotional models for the real car industry and only ventured into kit making as a consequence. In the 1950s American car corporations began to commission outside suppliers to provide plastic models of the current cars to be distributed to car dealerships, which used them as giveaways to entice real car buyers. For some reason, the overwhelming majority of these promotional models was made to 1/25 scale. The model manufacturers then went ahead and coaxed further profit from the tooling by modifying them into kits by adding additional parts, like speed equipment and customizing parts and wheels, thus the 1/25th scale American car model kit was born. Most contemporary car kits that could be built stock were promo based until the real car manufacturers stopped commissioning promos in the late Seventies - early Eighties, which explains why so few model kits exist of later American cars. Note that this is a very rudimentary description of a history that has hitherto filled numerous books and omits many a detail, but in a nutshell, this is how it went.