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A Model Dose... Tuesday 5/10/22

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John Merritt
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A recent release from GFCC Toys. I couldn't resist getting this one despite the fact I have this color combination in DMs 1:24 scale.

1956 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Hardtop Sedan

1956 Buick Road Master Sdn RB0
1956 Buick Road Master Sdn RB1
1956 Buick Road Master Sdn RB4
1956 Buick Road Master Sdn RB5
1956 Buick Road Master Sdn RB6
1956 Buick Road Master Sdn RB7

John Merritt
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Nickies
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Is this a newcomer in the 1/43 market and what are the weak points you can see on close examination?


   
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Jack Dodds
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It seems like good value for the money to me......do you agree John?


   
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David Green
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These GFCC models are steadily improving, especially with the wheels and trim.


   
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John Merritt
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These are excellent models and compared to the original Roadmasters that GFCC issued, way better.

I am pleased with the two I have, and I hope to get two other colors. 

I am not as critical of a model's specifics. I look for a good representation of the original, a respectful representation of factory colors-but not necessarily 100% correct.

If anything really bugs me, it is scale. I am always annoyed when it is wrong. It isn't difficult to measure and size a model correctly. Why it is sometimes wrong, baffles me.

This one seems reasonable, although I didn't measure them. The colors are great and this model represents the 1:1 very well.

I took some photos I've haven't finished yet of the Brooklin Century Riviera and the other model I got together, the Roadmaster is noticeably wider. 

Here's a couple of shots I processed quickly this evening.

DSC08052
DSC08048

 

John Merritt
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Dave Gilbert
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Posted by: @jcarnutz

I am not as critical of a model's specifics. I look for a good representation of the original, a respectful representation of factory colors-but not necessarily 100% correct.

 

Well put, John. The models I add to my personal collection only need to pass one test: If it makes me smile, it's in! That's the same system I've used since I was 5.

Dave Gilbert
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John Kuvakas
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@daveg, I love this approach to collecting. Bottom line, if you like it and enjoy it, it's OK

John Kuvakas
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David H
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Good looking Buicks!  In 1956, as in earlier years, the Century was built on the Special frame and body, while the Super and Roadmaster shared a larger body and frame, also shared by the Cadillac Series 62 in major parts.  


   
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John Quilter
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Posted by: @david-green

These GFCC models are steadily improving, especially with the wheels and trim.

David,  I am particularly pleased to see that GFCC took my suggestion in a letter I wrote them in their Albany New York headquarters over four years ago that there was room for improvement in the wheels based on comments from diehard collectors on this forum.   Copy of my letter on request.

 

John F. Quilter
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David Green
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I'm glad that they listened John. That is not often the case with many model manufacturers although I do see a few listening to comments on The Diecast Zone. GFCC and Goldvarg are to be applauded for accepting suggestions. I am sure that there are others.


   
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