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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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I’m going to post a series of unique 1/24 vehicles in my collection. The post will be updated regularly. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Franklin Mint 1997 Corvette in Fairway Green Metallic With Black Interior – Color Sample. I think the color is amazing, and it’s more appealing than the standard silver/red versions.     

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Honestpolitician
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this will be something to look forward to, thanks


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David Green
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I look forward to seeing your other examples. Green is one of my favourite automobile colours.

Thanks for this one.


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Pete Rovero
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I agree, this color is much better looking than the standard issue silver. 


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John Merritt
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A really nice color. Looks great in green.


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Tony Perrone
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I echo all the above posters! Can't wait for your further additions! And I hope others add any of their own.


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Ira Gillispie
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Nice set up, I love seeing the cars in different displays. Looking forward to see more.


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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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To celebrate the new year, let’s have some fireworks 😎 

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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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Happy New Year all D4C friends! For the first post in 2021, let’s go with a red Jaguar XK150. This one is a factory-built from Small Wheels. The hood is the only opening feature. The engine bay is nicely replicated. The paint is deep and rich with no defects. Both FM and DM produced the XK120 which has a much narrower radiator grille. The Small Wheels version is a lot heavier since everything is cast in metal except the windshield, headlight lenses, and tires. This model is definitely old tech, but it’s still very intricate.

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Very nice! The windshield should also be metal. All parts were made from whitemetal that was chromed for the windshield, bumpers, grille etc.

Curious who made the brown coupe in the background?


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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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@Chav Sorry if my word choice was confusing. The windshield frame is cast in metal. The windshield itself, the glass part, is clear plastic. The Montlhery Fixed Head Coupe in the background is also a Small Wheels factory-built. I will post pictures some other time. 


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@lu I have this Jaguar bellow from Small Wheels and a BMW 507 with broken windshield.

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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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@chav Thank you for sharing. That is a beautiful car! Small Wheels/Western Models did an amazing job with Jaguars.


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Honestpolitician
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they're great gentlemen thank you. Hope to pick up one of each one day.


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Harrison Miniature Auto Museum
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This Nissan Patrol is a mystery to me. I first saw it on eBay several years ago advertised as a “Nissan Miniature Car.” This was way before the Hachette 100 Famous Domestic Car Series came out. The foreign seller was unable to confirm the scale, so I passed on it. For some reason, I kept thinking about it. Fast forward to 2019, I visited Nakano Broadway in Tokyo. The market is the Mecca for toy collectors and there are several diecast shops there. Most of these shops are small, and everything is stacked up from the floor to ceiling. I didn’t find anything interesting; as I was about to leave one of the stores, I spotted this black box on the floor underneath milk crates filled with vintage European car magazines. I immediately thought about the one on eBay; the box looked similar. The shop owner and I moved all the crates, and there it was, just as I remembered – a metallic white Nissan Patrol.

The car is indeed 1/24th scale. It is a heavy model with a diecast body and a diecast chassis; however, there are no opening features. Instead of steerable, the front wheels are posable. Most badges are photo-etched pieces. The metallic paint is very appealing. The interior details are adequate.

I’m not sure which company produced this one and don’t know why it was made. It was probably a part of Nissan’s marketing initiatives. If you have any background information, please feel free to share!

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