January 6, 2022 at 16:54 #72571
I started to collect Die-Cast Models of Traditional Customs a while ago and thought i start a thread about them.
Do you guys also know some Models that exist?
Doesn’t matter wich scale but should be prefereble Models of Customs that truely exist, or are really Traditional Styled.
So everyone is invited to share here.
But please only DieCast Models, no Scale Modelling here.January 6, 2022 at 17:00 #72572
So of course there is the Johnny Lightning 1:64 Show Rods Collection.
Sam Barris Mercury / Fred Rowes Mercury / The Barris Kopper Kart / The Wildcat and Joe Urrittas 41 FordJanuary 6, 2022 at 17:03 #72573
These Hot Wheels 1:64 are the only ones ive found so far:
The Hirohata Mercury / The Ala Kart and Ed Roths Shop TruckJanuary 6, 2022 at 17:03 #72574
Matchbox Co Cal Plating Truck 1:64January 6, 2022 at 17:09 #72575
Danbury Mint 1:24
Hirohata Mercury / Dreamtruck / Watson Thunderbird / Ala KartJanuary 6, 2022 at 17:11 #72576
Leo Lyons Ultra Modern Merc 1/43January 6, 2022 at 22:37 #72577
I have always loved them, all scales. I customized a couple many years ago, just mild customs I built for my father.The visor on the Chevy was not by choice, the windshield was way too high, and would be too hard to fix. So the visor was the best option.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingJanuary 6, 2022 at 23:00 #72578Dave (a.k.a. rodncustomdreams)Participant
Nice thread! Rik, what scale are your customs?
Jus' creepin' along..January 6, 2022 at 23:43 #72579
Those are 1/43 scale Dave.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingJanuary 7, 2022 at 04:13 #72585Scott YanagiharaParticipant
Here’s a few I have, not die cast but pretty Kool….
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Hopefully finding info on my 34 Vicky in it's original Kustomized form.January 7, 2022 at 19:02 #72589Dave (a.k.a. rodncustomdreams)Participant
Very Impressive Rik!
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Jus' creepin' along..January 14, 2022 at 16:48 #72640
I have three of the 1/64 scale Hot Wheels Hirohata Mercs… love them. I will take photos when I have time. One is “stock”, one is in metallic red and and one was satin black, but I completely stripped it and I was planning to paint it the car’s second colors of lime gold and green… Got it into primer… them our son was born, and now its somewhere in a box.
I did come across this ultra cool photo of the wooden master that was hand made to create the Die-Cast model dies… Pat Ganahl did an article about it.
”Speaking of tooling, this is the sort of thing you usually don’t get to see. Larry said the large version is called an “Epoxy,” and it’s four times larger than the final piece. He said this is traced in a “pantographic” process to cut the metal molds to cast the actual cars. Up until about ten years ago, these had to be hand-carved in wood for every Hot Wheels made–even the dollar ones. Plus, he said, even though this one is “assembled,” all components had to be carved separately: bumpers, grille, windows, engine, wheels, chassis, etc. Now these Epoxies can be made on CAD-CAM computer mills.”
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingJanuary 15, 2022 at 17:04 #72644
It seems that there also was a 1:43 Hirohata Merc from a Brand called Motor CityJanuary 15, 2022 at 17:06 #72645
It seems there were a few more like the Matranga Mercury and also the first Version of the Larry Ernst ChevyJanuary 15, 2022 at 17:12 #72646
Does anyone know more about these 1:43 Motor City Models? It seems that there was a whole Serie called rod and customs.
These would be a great find for sure if they are still available somewhere
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