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  1. Amazing to see this shape, not as popular as the coupes or convertibles. The other 4 door style has a slightly taller roof style but only the old Johan's have that. Have to say the 1960 is my favourite year, check my avatar, that is a flat top sedan. Years ago I built a replica of it from the Gunze Sango 1/32 kit. It was available before Monogram's pink convertible I believe and the only thin available other than the Johan at the time.
  2. That is a beautiful model in my favourite colour for almost any car. Looks like it goes together well. I sat in one of these cars, it was for sale and previously belonged to the Italian actress Silvana Mangano. I wanted to buy it but did not have the money, £5000, so that was as far as I got. No camera phones in the early 1990s so just memories of a green Goddess.
  3. I guess the company(Monogram?) Thought 'There are some people out there who will buy another Red Baron just to have the latest packaging' Who cares if it never gets built, thats another few $$$ in the bank, Oh yes and there is a limited edition of 40,000 I did have every Li'l Coffin issue in every box at one time but I really liked the old artwork , though I built the modern issues somehow the boxes are still hanging around even though they are just to boring to be bothered. My favourite box was the Mattel era full artwork haunted House box.
  4. Hoping I am not hi jacking here, but here is my Continental. If I remember I cut the dash away behind the screen to hold the shape of the 'Glass'. The glass is not Evergreen clear but just .2mm clear plastic. It does cloud up using Super glue to fix but that can polish out
  5. Good old Wikipedia. Thanks for that, and the house of names, interesting because I gave up looking after two pages of references to car chases, directors and soundtracks etc. Appears the Bullitt's died out around 1957, leaving poor old Frank to carry on the name
  6. Yes fair enough but does/has any person living or dead ever had the name Bullitt, i.e Peter Bullitt, Geoffrey Bullitt etc. It seems a weird name that I cannot find any reference to, no obituary's etc.
  7. I have got to ask as apart from the movie I cannot find any reference to any person named Bullitt. So, it it a real name or something made up like many of Charles Dickens characters. Great kit going on here, there is another being built only a key stroke away
  8. Here's a great link for 1970s era Funny's http://www.70sfunnycars.com/FunnyCars4.html
  9. Go Gill Man Go! Really neat idea, he guested on the Munsters as a distant relative I believe
  10. Way back when the Pro Modeller 69 Charger came out I bought that, but it stayed unbuilt. I was hoping a resin caster was going to produce a 68 front and rear end but I don't know if it happened. Next thing, Revell produced the 68 Dick Landy race car and yes I did complete a sort of replica using the Revell 68 Dart hubcaps. And yes I built a sort of Bullitt lookalike using the 67 Mustang from AMT though there were definite differences here, mainly the hood and side pods for those roof vents. I never did finish that one, just painted it rattle can dark metallic British Racing Green. It came out ok and the pair were really built for my small son as he thought the chase was so good on film. A shame as they now sit boxed in my loft covered with a ton of dust that appears to be welded to them. Now I know there is a source for that hood I may restore them both some day...you never know.
  11. Thanks Paul Have you looked at the Franklin mint die cast 1/24 Eldorado hood? It is a better shape than both the Revell/Monogram and AMT Ghostbuster Ambulance. To build a mould would mean a little work but looks far better and it almost fits as is except where it butts up to the windshield chrome. I think we are the only two on here who look at the Revell piece and think it looks off, even Modelhause's 60 has the original re popped with all the faults. This is the Franklin part
  12. As a die hard 1960 Cadillac fan, in the real world it appears most enthusiasts want the 1959 version, breaking(parting out as the US say) 1960 cars to keep 59s on the road. I know a few owners in the UK but have never known anyone to break a 59 to save a 60. Most of it is the same but not every thing especially the floorpan and transmission casing as you can change a 60 trans into a 59 but not a 59 into a 60 and some other related parts. In the model world we can do what we want though it would be interesting in how may builders would like a 1959 vs a 1960. Many on here would like the 60 especially me, though I would prefer the hardtop to the convertible. A great project and I'd love to see the finished model
  13. This is fantastic, I am going to build a 1960 version as that is what I owned(see my avatar), I was also going to use the Modelhaus roof. Paul, I do hope you don't think I am trying to hijack your post but I built this 1 /32 version many years ago when Gunze Sango brought out their 59, and built a 60 out of it.
  14. I thought this only happened on overloaded Chinese Scooters Gulp. Image found on Google images.
  15. An old DKW in everyday use on the island of Crete last summer holiday.
  16. Real nice, I had heard of the JF but never seen a built up 😃. His Hirohata Mercury looks to be chopped just a little too much.
  17. A guy into early models told me that during the 1950s/60s production runs the very early kits such as Revells 1/32 Ford, Buicks etc also the 1/25 Cadillac, Ford Country Squire, parts were manually removed and the excess sprue's were sent to be put back into the pot. Another thing was that the repops of these kits had to be put into slightly larger boxes as they(Revell) no longer employed people to do this. Now it has gone as far as putting the kit into a standard Revell/AMT sized box to save even more $$$. Cheers, J
  18. I thought that too, and a great colour though I would imagine it is a little darker in real light. I had planned something on the style of Matranga'a Mercury but with a fadaway and the Ford is a little easier to obtain than a model Mercury
  19. That was the general idea Michael, I never realised so many were so passionate about things like this. In the UK we appear to go full on demonising everything when a well known personality sponsors it(David Attenborough). Also on out agenda is the demonising diesel motor vehicles. What is the connection here? That diesel fuel and motor vehicles are being are being taxed in a way to make these vehicles uneconomic to use, and will items containing a certain % of plastic also be unrealistically priced. Just my thoughts and yes will our models also be 'taxed' due to the % of plastic in the box ?
  20. I don't know if this has been covered yet so here goes, but please direct me to a relevant topic if it has In the UK we have gone all anti plastic since David Attenborough highlighted the impact plastic waste is having on our planet and it's waters. Drinking straws are being replaced by paper, carrier bags and other single use items are trying to go eco friendly, and in most cases quite rightly so. Plastic recycling has been going on for years, they know it takes so many thousands of years to degrade so why has it now suddenly become a world wide issue? Has this yet caused a rise in the cost of plastic components, will toys and such eventually be made from other materials as well as recycled plastics and will the prices of our beloved models rise beyond the everyday model builders pocket? JT
  21. I always thought a Cadillac was the car affluent american businessmen aimed to own yet there are hundreds of photo's showing rotted out, junked and abandoned of this American Icon of cars. Here in Great Britain the Rolls Royce was the dream car of many yet in all my years I have only ever seen a handful on a Banger race track and never just abandoned down a side street. As to old junker cars, we are now saying that the Euroboxes we see on our streets today have no style or soul waffle waffle. Maybe in a few years you will look back in affection at that 2018 compact especially if it was your first car, or you had your first date in it. The reason we love old stuff is really because we do not see the things we enjoyed years ago be they old cars, steam trains and even old toys.
  22. I'm loving all these ideas and renditions of this roadster, especially the cycle fendered(Mudguards to us English) versions Not model related, but nice to see a vintage 'Pepsi' bottle in there rather than the usual
  23. Sorry, a bit late replying, so many things on my mind over the last year. I think that is a bit out of my pocket range Greg. Would that be the basis of a small batch production or a 1 off? Many thanks, John.
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