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How about the movie "The Giant Gila Monster?  I know we are talking about something totally different, but hey, they are cool models none-the-less...

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1 hour ago, The Junkman said:

Almost related: in the movie "The Day Of The Jackal" (1973) the assassin is seen engaged in painting figures.  Historex most likely.

There's something similar in Ronin. And a Civil War diorama figured prominently in several episode of the Netflix series House of Cards

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On 12/29/2011 at 8:39 AM, gasman said:

yesterdays Top Gear India special had an Airfix 1/32 scale MGB Roadster kit on it, There was another car kit beneath it, but I couldn't recognize it.

I think it was season 12 , top gear had a few models on their coffee table doing the news. 

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On 10/15/2021 at 12:43 PM, Sledsel said:

I swear one of the Christopher Reeves Superman movies has a 1/8 Revell 32 Ford in a scene, but it was to be a real car

 

The first one used a 1/8 '65 Vette in a scene where it was doubling for a full-size '75 Firebird crashing into a school bus, along with another Corvette and a Jag XKE:

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It's strange they didn't use Monogram's Trans Am kit with a different nose.

 

Monogram's 1:8 kits show up in an amazing array of movies as miniature effects props, such as the tunnel scene in Men In Black.

 

It's a pity Monogram didn't issue a 1:8 scale school bus.  :-)

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There are a couple of Pinewood Derby cars in the latest episode (ep #8) of American Rust on Showtime. One of them plays a semi-prominent role, actually, and gets some good screen time. 

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Bingeing on re-runs of "Last Man Standing" plenty of diecast cars in Mike Baxter's home office and one episode, which guest-stars Patricia Richardson (his wife on Home Improvement), he is repairing a tank model someone had broken.  Also remember one episode of "American Pickers" where Frank bought a collection of models, from what I could make out many of them were 60"s annuals, and he paid a whopping $20 apiece for them.

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Once while channel surfing, I caught a scene from a Mexican or South American drama in which a gentleman was playing with a remote control Porsche 356. Another guy, apparently the villain, enters and says, "Do you remember when I smashed your toys when we were kids?" and starts to stomp on the car.

Just as his foot hits it, the first man pushes a button on the remote, and the Porsche explodes, blowing the bad guy to bits. tango_face_grin.png.1d781962526dc56a6ab9437a384bf7c5.png

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On 10/31/2021 at 1:05 AM, ChrisBcritter said:

The first one used a 1/8 '65 Vette in a scene where it was doubling for a full-size '75 Firebird crashing into a school bus, along with another Corvette and a Jag XKE:

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Yea, I remember that one too.... I know I saw the 32 Ford in a city street scene at night, another car rolled back into it. Now I gotta watch the movie... UGH

 

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11 hours ago, Sledsel said:

Yea, I remember that one too.... I know I saw the 32 Ford in a city street scene at night, another car rolled back into it. Now I gotta watch the movie... UGH

 

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It was Superman II, The Richard Donner Cut per IMCDb. Another 1/8 '32 shows up in the amusement park in 1941:

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There's an episode of "Chewin The Fat" an old Scottish comedy series where one of the characters called Ballistic Bob is at a model show, it's mostly planes and military vehicles. He loses patients from his shaking hands and starts wrecking the entire display, Lol. 

 

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12 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

No you don't. tango_face_grin.png.4303ea1303e19fd9b23f94123d28c2ba.png

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It was Superman II, The Richard Donner Cut per IMCDb. Another 1/8 '32 shows up in the amusement park in 1941:

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I knew it was a Superman movie!!!! Just was not sure which one.

Not sure I'd leave my 32 roadster parked on the New York city streets at night tho.

 

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6 minutes ago, Sledsel said:Not sure I'd leave my 32 roadster parked on the New York city streets at night tho.

It’s fine if it’s a stick. Missing wheels probably, but lol

Sticks great carjack protection too. 

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6 hours ago, cobraman said:

Beaver and Wally build a wooden kit airplane . 

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Man, I can sure appreciate guys who build wooden planes like that. That must take a looonng time to finish.

Same with wooden plank-on-frame ships!

We plastic builders have it easy!

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