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'65 El Camino

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About six years ago, while visiting Saint Louis, Missouri, I ran across this 1:24 scale Maisto 1965 Chevrolet El Camino at a Walgreens store. I had never seen the model before in any other store nor have I seen it since, so I was glad to get it. It's not my favorite El Camino model year, but hey, El Caminos of any year are pretty cool in my opinion. And I wasn't terribly happy at how plain it looked out of the box, so I did a wheel and tire swap, painted the interior rear view mirror (it was clear plastic), silvered the rocker panels and wheel wells, carpeted the interior, and lowered it all around as much as possible. The lowering effect still produced only a rather stock stance, though. To get a pronounced lowering job would require radical surgery on the chassis and body, and those operations are postponed for now. I prefer this very mild custom model much more, however, over the basic stock Maisto model. Thanks for looking... 406025424.jpg406025423.jpg406025425.jpg406025426.jpg406025427.jpg406025451.jpg

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Looks pretty good. Are these pretty close to 1/25? Most of the Miasto are made to fit the box and can run small.

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Looks pretty good. Are these pretty close to 1/25? Most of the Miasto are made to fit the box and can run small.

AzTom

Maisto labels mosts of its models on the packaging as 1:24 scale, although the following are designated on their packaging as follows:

1:25 Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen New Beetle Cabriolet

1993 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

1:26 2009 Hummer H3T

1:27 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup Truck

Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck

Ford F-150 STX Pickup Truck

I would assume most, if not all, of their 1:24 scale are true to scale.

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I know we all grumble at the differences in scale on the Maisto line, but they're pretty much building them to fit in the box. Someone associated with them posted on one of the boards that the scales didn't hurt their sales. No doubt because they're looking at the casual diecast car buyer, not us scale bigots! I know I shy away from buying stuff that's available in plastic or is odd scaled.

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