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'67 Impala 1/24 Photo Review

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As promised, here's the pics of the new Supernatural '67 Impala in 1/24. IMHO the thing looks pretty darn good except something is very whack about the roof. Either it's too tall in the front and/or too short in the back, or the side window upper line is cut to give that impression, or some combination of all three. I'm going to see if that can be fixed, as otherwise, it's quite a nice model.

You can google-image to see pics of what the roof/window line SHOULD look like. Lotta pics of this (real) car on the net.

Your own comments/impressions/suggestions/observations/ideas welcomed. BTW, I've never seen the TV show so I'm not a fanboy, but I DO like '67 Impalas.

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Wow! That IS a nice looking diecast Snake!

As far as the DLO...........hmmm...........seems to me the rear quarter window upper line could stand to be raised just a wee bit.

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The roof contours look fine as is.........just that upper line raised to be more like the 1:1, but only ever so slightly. There's a very subtle rake I see. ;)

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Cool...B)

Have you compared it to the AMT '67 in styrene yet size-wise?

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Cool...B)

Have you compared it to the AMT '67 in styrene yet size-wise?

No, but I don't doubt that it's 1/24. It's pretty big--almost certainly my biggest diecast.

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Anyone know if wal mart stocks these? Would like to build a granada gold with a black vinyl top.

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My local Meijer got these several weeks ago, and I nearly pulled the trigger, but the side window shape stopped me.

I still can't decide if the opening could be filed a bit to raise it up, and make it right, or if part of the problem is the slope of the roof.  Depending on the angle I looked at it, it could be one way or the other.  Since it was about $25, I drew the line for something with a pretty obvious proportional problem, that I wasn't sure I could fix.

If I could score one under $20 I'd probably bite.

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The way the roof drops, I have a feeling GreenLight started with a fastback coupe and modified it into the sedan. A few years ago I was working with a different diecast manufacturer and their factory did just that. My job was to try to explain the different rooflines in a way that could make it through a rep and a translator

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