Did You Know? The Lil' Coffin didn't always look like this.

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I always liked the Coffin...especially the cantilevered-roof and the overall lines.

Lately though, and unfortunately I suppose, the face has started to remind me of this...

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Interesting.

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It started out looking like this.coffin1.jpg

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mcoffin2.jpg400px-Dave-stuckey-lil-coffin5.jpg

And then later:

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It started out looking like this.coffin1.jpg

Actually, I think it probably started out looking like this - :D1932_Ford_Model_18_55_De_Luxe_Tudor_Seda

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I've been to the Starbird museum. He had pictures of it in various stages along with its current rendition/ rebuild after it caught fire so yes I knew. :)

Pretty neat museum actually.

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Wow, that car has been through some changes! I like the version they made the model of best of all.

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the Lil Coffin/Dexter Demon was one of my favorites as a kid. any one remember the Hot Wheels cartoon from 1968/69. the Hot Wheels vs the Dexter Demons.

go to 3:16 for a good look at the Demon. if you can look at the whole episode, notice how detailed the cars are drown.

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the Lil Coffin/Dexter Demon was one of my favorites as a kid. any one remember the Hot Wheels cartoon from 1968/69. the Hot Wheels vs the Dexter Demons.

http://youtu.be/LjrWvfzK57A

go to 3:16 for a good look at the Demon. if you can look at the whole episode, notice how detailed the cars are drown.

First Hot Wheels cartoon I've ever seen. Typical bad animation of the time, but the cars at least are fairly recognizable. Kind of cool for that reason alone. If it wasn't for that, the cartoon would have been unwatchable.

Scott

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Wow, that looks like a cut rate Scooby Doo, was this another Hanna~Barbara cartoon?

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the Monogram version of the Lil Coffin is not the first "kitted" version of this car to be sold in plastic.

Any guesses on what model kit maker sold a version of the Lil Coffin without using the name Lil Coffin?

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Dave-stuckey-lil-coffin7.jpg

would you be asking about this one?

the whole cartoon was nothing but a commercial for Hot Wheels. if Hanna-Barbara had done it, it would have been a whole lot better cartoon; however, the cars would have been lost. ahh, the Jack Rabbit Special, the Demon, the Woodie......

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nope, that's not the one.

Hot Wheels was not the maker of the kit I'm hinting at.

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the Monogram version of the Lil Coffin is not the first "kitted" version of this car to be sold in plastic.

Any guesses on what model kit maker sold a version of the Lil Coffin without using the name Lil Coffin?

Aurora img985.jpg

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Aurora img985.jpg

and Greg is the winner again.

I have a couple of these so I can make the pre-Monogram version.

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Pretty cool seeing the evolution of Lil Coffin. Thanks for the link Greg. Glad it's back to it's 1962 version.

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Wow, that looks like a cut rate Scooby Doo, was this another Hanna~Barbara cartoon?

No, but the guy in the lime green outfit was voiced by Casey Kasem, who also did Shaggy in Scooby Doo.

-MJS

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and Greg is the winner again.

I have a couple of these so I can make the pre-Monogram version.

Please post a build thread when you do - I like seeing those sow's-ear-specials made into something resembling a real car!

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No, but the guy in the lime green outfit was voiced by Casey Kasem, who also did Shaggy in Scooby Doo.

-MJS

So was the character of Tank. Mike Wheeler sounds like Tim Matheson, but IMDb lists someone named Michael Rye. Real kicker: Albert Brooks was Kip!

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I never knew this car went through so many incarnations

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Please post a build thread when you do - I like seeing those sow's-ear-specials made into something resembling a real car!

I plan on posting a thread on my project "Pre-Monogram Lil Coffin", here's a link to an example of what I have done previously with a sows ear: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=85335&p=1159792

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Very interesting stuff that I never knew! My favorite versions are the one kitted by Monogram and the early version with the Deuce radiator shell which looks pretty much like what Aurora kitted. Some of the other versions can cause severe eyestrain. :blink:

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