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Why oh why cant we get one of these in 1/25th scale is beyond me

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Wow.   Several of these cars are available in diecast.  Or close to them.   I'm not one to snub a good or even semi good diecast.   I could never get them all built if they were made.  Plue I might not want to invest time in building it.   For what a new kit would cost, I have a 57 Dodge truck like the one in the photo.  And it has more detail than I would ever want to do in plastic.  All about choices.  

For years, the Hirohata Merc was my holy grail.  But no kit ever other than the Jimmy Flintstone body which I was not willing to do.  I don't have much luck with resins.  But I have a diecast that is absolutely nuts with details.   Even rolling wheels under the bumper to help avoid grounding out the bumper.

The 53? Buick pictured is available in that color and in blue - pretty easy to find on ebay for less than a kit in many cases.   Auburn is also available in white, black, navy blue, others?  55 Olds, 57 Olds.  I used to not accept diecasts, but have found that I can have a LOT of cars that aren't available in plastic.  With details I could never hope to achieve, nor want to invest the time in, not that I don't admire those of you who can do that.    Scissor hinged hoods?  Yep?  Internal hinge doors?  Yep.   Wired and plumbed engines?  yep.   Working suspensions?  Yep.   

The build process is only part of a model car.  Having a nice replica at the end is another part.  I have built enough kits to not feel anything about buying a diecast over building it myself.  And have plenty of things to still build.  I'd rather have a diecast at this point than a kit.  

AS for the ramp trucks, I have bought several in 1/64 - they are just so large in any other scale.   But still no Dodge that I know of.  

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Agreeing with Randy!  
 

There’s so much that has been done nicely in diecast that we will never see in plastic! If indeed you need to build it, there’s nothing wrong with starting a project with a diecast. It’s then a model, just in metal!

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1 hour ago, randyc said:

...Several of these cars are available in diecast.  Or close to them....

Which is exactly why I've bought several 1/24 diecasts in recent years, cars that will most likely never make it to styrene kits.

And in a lot of cases, I've bought damaged or missing-parts diecast models, where building something custom or rodded was the intent.

 

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1 hour ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Which is exactly why I've bought several 1/24 diecasts in recent years, cars that will most likely never make it to styrene kits.

And in a lot of cases, I've bought damaged or missing-parts diecast models, where building something custom or rodded was the intent.

 

Yes ther are a wealth of good parts in diecasts as well.   They have some of the best wheels out there.  Photoetched wires and even the molded plastic wire wheels are all nice.   

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26 minutes ago, Perspective Customs said:

I would love to see these in 1/24 or 25 scale kits. Not everyone's cup of tea but I love these things.

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Yep, I would.   We'll never see those in plastic though.   Some of these resin guys could probably pull this off.   

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Ollies 2021. They’ll sell 10, ez. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, mopargreg said:

I would love any Dodge pickup/truck in 1/25 kit form. Hopefully one day!

Almost positive that exists ! Wish granted 

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How about a Plymouth scamp ? Seen one in hot rod I just have to build !!

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2 minutes ago, Ctmodeler said:

Almost positive that exists ! Wish granted 

Just looked it up. There's atleast 3 or 4 different ones and that's just from a quick search 

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1 hour ago, Ctmodeler said:

Just looked it up. There's atleast 3 or 4 different ones and that's just from a quick search 

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Just to name a few. :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

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On 9/4/2020 at 1:14 PM, Perspective Customs said:

I would love to see these in 1/24 or 25 scale kits. Not everyone's cup of tea but I love these things.

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Count me in.

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I'd expect to see a Seville as a Greenlight diecast, if anything. Maybe they could do the Gucci special edition?

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On 9/5/2020 at 7:04 PM, Ctmodeler said:

How about a Plymouth scamp ? Seen one in hot rod I just have to build !!

Ron Andrews of RMR Resin makes one (if you mean the Horizon pickup) or Kenny Shores Bandit Resin does a 71 Scamp hardtop.  

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On 8/31/2020 at 6:43 PM, gtx6970 said:

I did a '68 Cab for a truck like this.  Grill would need to be modified slightly.  The ramp portion would have to be scratch 730835527_W50011.jpg.jpg.cc31c279812d950356b51232bb7b002f.jpg 

 

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On 8/31/2020 at 3:43 PM, gtx6970 said:

Seems to me that this might have a lot of potential.

If it were able to be done to provide multiple variations it would fit the basic requirement for toolong kits these days. A well written proposal would go a long way to making it happen. Definitelyseems like something Mobieus might do.

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On 9/5/2020 at 9:09 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

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Just to name a few. :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

I remember doing this kit in my youth years. Boy, I'd love to get another crack it at again.

 

 

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Those MPC trucks were great as a kid.  Build AND play with in my case.  I think I had the 77, but it was one of the ones with the motorcycle.  I don;t think I was using paint yet, either.   Tube glue.   You can imagine.   

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On 8/31/2020 at 6:23 PM, BlackSheep214 said:

Nice! How about this... 1957 Olds Golden Rocket 88

 

 

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Yes. The BOP tri-fives are neglected

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I'd love to see the guys from Iron Resurrection do one on their show. Oh man, it would be golden to see what Martin Brothers can do the "57 Olds 88

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