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Russell C

My Shelby Collectibles 1:18 427 / Wix-Icons 1:24 427

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Since someone else wanted to see a photo, I thought I'd pop this one in, a Shelby Collectibles 427 that I was able to snag a couple of years ago at a swap meet for just $20. Not bad overall to my otherwise untrained eye, but the model builder in me wants to fix the reflectors for the turn signals and taillights and tidy up other details. I'd prefer silver colored wheel spinners, and much better looking tires if such a thing was available. Bright sunlight makes the metallic paint look like fuzz specks are all over the surfaces in this photo, but it is really much more eye-popping in person.
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..I have a few myself. : )

Probably an understatement, whereas my humble collection consists of that one plus a cartoonish Muscle Machines one, a red/yellow stripe Hot Wheels, some generic cheapo 1/64, and a Model Power white/blue stripe 1/87 scale. I figure I can round out the collection by acquiring maybe a 43rd scale one that jumps out at me, and likely a Wix/Icons Inc 1/24 version. Or I suppose I could get in gear and finish my long-dormant Cobra berlinetta.....

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The aforementioned Wix Filters / Icons Global collectible in 1/24th scale, scored from an ebay sale where I was the only bidder. Fun to compere it with the 1:18 scale one. Until a person really looks closely at it, this 24th scale one could pass for a well-built plastic kit, but if you know what to look for, then the 'die cast-style' toy car details start to pop out. I remember a time when no die cast toys could get away with looking like a built kit.

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I bought the "Spinout" version of the Wix car a while back, like you I was impressed that they got such a relatively cheap diecast to look as good as it does.

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