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A Model Dose... Sunday 9/18/22

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John Merritt
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1955 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Catalina Hardtop - Franklin Mint

1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 02
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 01
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 06
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 07
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 09
1955 Pontiac Star Chief Catalina 10

and here's one that's seen better days...

1955 Pontiac SC Catalina BF 01
1955 Pontiac SC Catalina BF 05
1955 Pontiac SC Catalina BF 09
1955 Pontiac SC Catalina BF 12

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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George Schire
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Love it John!  I have both the "correct" white-wall version and the "incorrect" white-wall version.  I never understood why (or rather  how) Franklin Mint got it wrong in the first place.  My only guess was always that they didn't do their homework.  As for your "one that's seen better days" version, it's pretty cool how you made her a mess.  Great photos as always!

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


   
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David Vandermeer
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Really good model done in the 90's, my only small complaint was Pontiac put in those fender top "scoops" and Franklin just put a bump there with a tiny color strip.

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 Here's mine after switching hubcaps and removing those skirts...

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David Vandermeer
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Pete Rovero
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Dave, I like the changes you made.  They really improved the looks of this model.


   
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John Napoli
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I agree with Pete.


   
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Bob Jackman
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@pete-rovero +1.


   
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George Schire
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I too, like the changes David made on his model.  My biggest issue was when FM originally released the model, it had those "thin whitewalls" on it.  Drove me nuts, because to be "period correct", it would have been impossible to have "thin whitewalls" on the real car, as they weren't available until 1962.  However, the rest of the car was so near perfect, I didn't let the incorrect "whites" detour me from adding it to my collection.  Then when a CORRECTED version was released, the (my) world was in sync again.  Smile

George Schire
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John Bono
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@pete-rovero +2

John Bono
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Jack Dodds
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I have this one as well; it was one of FM's better efforts IMO.  I sure hope Goldvarg do this car in 1:43.


   
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