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1980 Caddy Seville wanted

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Does anyone make a 1980 Cadillac Seville bustleback sedan? I just bought the real one and I'd like to build a model of it.

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Ooh! One of my favorite cars of the '80's! It's also one of Bill Mitchell's last designs before he retired. If there is a good resin or 3D printed one, I'd sure like to see it!

That's one of those "love it or hate it" designs. I happen to love it as it was very distinctive for its time, unlike other stuff that was coming out in the early '80's.

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I own its "cousin": 1985 Eldorado.  To my knowledge, no 1:24/25 scale plastic kits of either one have been made.  There are however some really nice 1:43 (assembled) resin models of both cars available . The ones I own are from NEO.  I guess those are better than nothing.  I asked at NEO if I could buy an unpainted and assembled "kit" from them (so I could build and paint it to look like my car). Unfortunately that was not possible.

I believe TKM made slush-cast bodies (or even complete kits) of both of those cars , but I really don't consider those as workable.  I don't even know if TKM is still around.

Bill, Lincoln tried to imitate the bustle-back Seville in the '80s, but I didn't think it was a big seller.  Then there was an '80s Mopar car with somewhat similar rear end (was it Mirada or Imperial?).

 

NEO Model:

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5 hours ago, peteski said:

 

Bill, Lincoln tried to imitate the bustle-back Seville in the '80s, but I didn't think it was a big seller.  Then there was an '80s Mopar car with somewhat similar rear end (was it Mirada or Imperial?).

 

 

 

 

 

it was actually Imperial 80-83 I think, only as a 2 door except for a few limo conversions, was a nice looking car drove like the land yacht it is 1981-imperial.jpg.5352a8500498b223eae57ccecde662f3.jpg

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10 hours ago, peteski said:

I own its "cousin": 1985 Eldorado.  To my knowledge, no 1:24/25 scale plastic kits of either one have been made.  There are however some really nice 1:43 (assembled) resin models of both cars available . The ones I own are from NEO.  I guess those are better than nothing.  I asked at NEO if I could buy an unpainted and assembled "kit" from them (so I could build and paint it to look like my car). Unfortunately that was not possible.

I believe TKM made slush-cast bodies (or even complete kits) of both of those cars , but I really don't consider those as workable.  I don't even know if TKM is still around.

Bill, Lincoln tried to imitate the bustle-back Seville in the '80s, but I didn't think it was a big seller.  Then there was an '80s Mopar car with somewhat similar rear end (was it Mirada or Imperial?).

 

NEO Model:

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..here you go

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/35/t/128048.aspx

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/35/t/127358.aspx

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/35/t/127520.aspx

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The Seville is actually one of TKMs better offerings ,,, but it's still c.r.a.p. 

I'd view it as a start, the body looks pretty good proportion wise. But that's about it.

Here's a link  in case the pic dosen't work. 

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/tkm-resin-1994-cadillac-eldorado-body-406190134

1980-85 Cadillac Seville 1/25 TKM Models Resin Kit Please Read ...

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1 hour ago, Can-Con said:

The Seville is actually one of TKMs better offerings ,,, but it's still c.r.a.p. 

I'd view it as a start, the body looks pretty good proportion wise. But that's about it.

Here's a link  in case the pic dosen't work. 

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/tkm-resin-1994-cadillac-eldorado-body-406190134

1980-85 Cadillac Seville 1/25 TKM Models Resin Kit Please Read ...

While the photo shows the right car, the link you posted pioints to the 1994 car (which is 2 generations newer).

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2 hours ago, Grzegorz said:

Grzegorz, to są piękne modele!

Too bad not all of us have the talent scratchbuild models like you.  Are you planning on scratchbuilding the '79-'85 Caddy Eldorado?  Or have you already made one? :D

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21 hours ago, peteski said:

Grzegorz, to są piękne modele!

Too bad not all of us have the talent scratchbuild models like you.  Are you planning on scratchbuilding the '79-'85 Caddy Eldorado?  Or have you already made one? :D

Thanks for kind words, this caddys I made  for my friend, I made one copy of them. Yes i want to made a resin of 77 , 80 seville and 81 ElDo.

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TKM Seville . A ton of work to gat this far . The best I could do in the day . I could do  a better replica now . I will not change any detail or part with it . TKM kits show up on Evil Bait occasionally . Auto Touch Up used .. Enjoy . Thanx 

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I'd try one of those TKMs, maybe as a reference. Don't think I'd ever actually build one. It would embarrass my real one.

 

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