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Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-22-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 56tbird
"Sorry! It looks black on my monitor. I read...

"Sorry! It looks black on my monitor. I read 56tbird's post and assumed such. My bad."

It certainly looks black to me, as well. No, my bad. I may very well have misled JCarnutz and others with my...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-21-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,265
Posted By 56tbird
In spite of all of the extra work to post those...

In spite of all of the extra work to post those images, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Some of the larger scale diecast models offer even greater detail, but for 1:64 scale, the Auto World...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-20-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By 56tbird
Ahhh, my friend. You are too kind. You took ten...

Ahhh, my friend. You are too kind. You took ten years off my age with the simple stroke of a keyboard. I said 69 years old, not 59. No matter. You are only as old as you feel. And at 69, I am...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By 56tbird
Toys 'R Us! Geez, I feel like an idiot. But for...

Toys 'R Us! Geez, I feel like an idiot. But for the life of me, I could not think what 'TRU' in the context of diecast cars could possibly be. They say there are no dumb questions, but sometimes I...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-20-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By 56tbird
Quiet hardly describes the level of activity...

Quiet hardly describes the level of activity here. The sound of the crickets is deafening. I am as guilty as most, though, as I have not posted here in many months, and still have not learned how to...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 02-06-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,191
Posted By 56tbird
I wanted to reply to this thread, mostly to...

I wanted to reply to this thread, mostly to ensure that the OP will continue to post these interesting cars and comments. However, I wish that others would also parti****te, as seeing only my...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 12-11-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,216
Posted By 56tbird
While I do not collect Indy Pace cars (I do not...

While I do not collect Indy Pace cars (I do not like all of the decals, or tampos plastered on the side), I very much do collect diecast models of the Chrysler 300. I have examples of the M2 Castline...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 08-23-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,228
Posted By 56tbird
Like you, I really like station wagons, yet...

Like you, I really like station wagons, yet another example of a bygone era in American culture. I have many examples of station wagons in my diecast collection, including numerous Chevy Nomads, a...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 08-13-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,988
Posted By 56tbird
I will let you be the judge of the feasibility of...

I will let you be the judge of the feasibility of using Flickr for photo posting, and will limit my comments only to the 1957 Ford Fairlane - something I know at least a little about. Great looking...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-27-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By 56tbird
I was not aware of the Post Grapenuts Flakes 1957...

I was not aware of the Post Grapenuts Flakes 1957 Ford diecast premiums, and look forward to your pictures of them. I will certainly begin to look for examples to add to my own collection.
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Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-27-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By 56tbird
"Do you have any of the Racing Champions 57 Ford...

"Do you have any of the Racing Champions 57 Ford Rancheros?

Yes, I do. I did not mention them in my earlier post because I was keeping that discussion only about the Fairlanes. I have two of the...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 07-26-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By 56tbird
It's great to see some activity on this forum...

It's great to see some activity on this forum again, and especially good to see some more of McJbob's excellent posts.

The 1957 Ford has always been a favorite of mine, as well. I have eight...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 03-25-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,442
Posted By 56tbird
That 1955 M2 Pontiac Star Chief, in two-tone...

That 1955 M2 Pontiac Star Chief, in two-tone turquoise and white, has long been one of my favorites, although I also have the same model in black & white, brown & white, and green & cream. And I (we)...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 03-13-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,483
Posted By 56tbird
I recently located, purchased, and received an M2...

I recently located, purchased, and received an M2 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 2 door hardtop in white with yellow tail fin stripe with the Continental kit, much like the OP's example, and prompted...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 02-18-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,842
Posted By 56tbird
Looking at the near perfect results you obtained...

Looking at the near perfect results you obtained with the door alignment, I would be inclined to leave things where they are, rather than tempt fate with another 'adjustment'. The cast metal of these...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 02-17-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,483
Posted By 56tbird
While I cannot agree that Continental Kits are...

While I cannot agree that Continental Kits are "ugly growths" (I happen to like them on many of the 1950's cars, like the Johnny Lightning 1956 Thunderbird, for example), I must agree that the 'minor...
Forum: Diecast Swap and Sell 12-22-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,551
Posted By 56tbird
I have just two examples of the M2 1953...

I have just two examples of the M2 1953 Oldsmobile, neither of which am I willing to sell or sacrifice, and I do not have any spare parts for them. However, I see that eBay has several available at...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 12-03-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,883
Posted By 56tbird
Once again our tastes align. I love the AW...

Once again our tastes align. I love the AW diecast models, and have many, including that '63 Dodge in dark blue. Thank you for posting that.
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 11-10-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,129
Posted By 56tbird
Once again you demonstrate incredible taste in...

Once again you demonstrate incredible taste in diecast models, my friend. The M2 1954 Chevy Bel Airs have long been a favorite of mine, and are available in several, equally attractive color...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 10-26-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,612
Posted By 56tbird
"Port Hole Mobile is not slang for Oldsmobiles....

"Port Hole Mobile is not slang for Oldsmobiles. its insider slang for Buick."

Ahhh. Now it makes sense. Had you used that expression to describe Buicks I likely would have understood the reference...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 10-25-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,612
Posted By 56tbird
I've always liked those 1950 Olds Super 88 models...

I've always liked those 1950 Olds Super 88 models by Johnny Lightning. They made many very attractive color combinations for them, including a two-tone light and dark green, a light pale yellow, plus...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 09-20-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,182
Posted By 56tbird
Although I was never fortunate enough to own one...

Although I was never fortunate enough to own one of these beautiful Pontiacs myself, a fraternity brother of mine owned a gorgeous 1967 GTO convertible, in robin's egg blue with white top and...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 08-22-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,038
Posted By 56tbird
That's very interesting. I do not believe that I...

That's very interesting. I do not believe that I have ever seen the M2 version of the turquoise and white 1957 Nomad station wagon before. I have both the Johnny Lightning and the Hot Wheels versions...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 08-09-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,903
Posted By 56tbird
As I commented about your 1955 Pontiac Star Chief...

As I commented about your 1955 Pontiac Star Chief in turquoise and white, the 1954 Mercury Sun Valley in yellow and green is gorgeous. I have five of the 1954 Mercury Sun Valleys, all in different...
Forum: 1/64 Scale Models 08-09-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,554
Posted By 56tbird
Those 1955 Pontiac Star Chiefs are absolutely...

Those 1955 Pontiac Star Chiefs are absolutely beautiful - in my mind some of the nicest M2's made. The turquoise and white is stunning, and attractive enough to make one tend to overlook a slight...
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