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An afternoon of fun with a Mustang 1:43 style


David Holcombe
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It's a pretty little model (a duplicate) when I took it out of storage and released it from its box:

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So I've been having some fun with it this afternoon.

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That meant chromed accents (parking, running, warning lights, also orange & white touches to "glass"), touches to dashboard and interior hardware with "chrome," blackwash on wheels, and probably some other little bitty things that I've already forgotten. I gave it a tag from Mississippi because those good people can enjoy a top-down experience about 50 weeks a year, leaving 2 weeks for a Mississippi-style winter.   (to be continued)

 

 

 


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David Holcombe
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Continuation:

Pops just showed up and said I had to do it over.  He says I got the whitewalls dirty when black-washing the wheel covers.

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Well, maybe there isn't much difference.  But I'm going to put this modified one in the display area anyhow.

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100Ford2003
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I like it !!


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John Merritt
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Looks like a very nice Mustang. Another one I've not seen before.


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Skip Johnson
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David, you have selected one of my favorite Solido models.  I've just always liked it, and it was certainly a good value for the money.  I just checked my records and I purchased this one in January 1997 for $10.70 -- from an outfit just down the road from you, Asheville Diecast (how's that for irony?).

I think you've done a nice upgrade here -- maybe I'll send mine down to you for similar treatment.....  Grinning  


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David Holcombe
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Skip, I'm holding the box mine was in right now.  I have a hunch it is a bit older than yours.  Check this out:

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    Enjoy!    David H

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Harv Goranson
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The original Solido, issued in 1966, was a hardtop. It had an operating dome light feature, activated when a door was opened, but I never tested mine since it took an oddball battery.

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Chris Sweetman
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Posted by: @mg-harv

The original Solido, issued in 1966, was a hardtop. It had an operating dome light feature, activated when a door was opened, but I never tested mine since it took an oddball battery.

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That oddball battery was a mercury 1.35v and a popular one for powering camera light meters until the late 1970's. My Olympus OM1 used one. On a mercury battery power didn't fluctuate during the battery's life span as is does on Alkaline ones but then this isn't as dangerous as mercury. 

BTW Harv that's an amazing model. Hopefully, when toy fairs open again in England I might find one.

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