Diecast for today 1-22-22 - Bird is the Word!
Now try getting that song out of your head today! This week I received a model of the 1979 Trans Am by Greenlight, as seen in the Kill Bill movie. Quiz: there is an error in the details of this model - can you spot it?
Time for a Firebird roll call from my collection. First up the '67 400 by Ertl:
'68 Formula 400 by GLM:
'73 Trans Am by Neo (why they painted it in a stupid off-white is beyond me):
'77 Trans Am by Auto World:
'77 Trans Am by GreenLight (Smokey and the Bandit):
'82 Trans Am by Ixo:
and finally a '99 Trans Am by YatMing:
The GLM Firebird is very well done IMO; I have the red one, top down. Several of the cheaper brands are good value for money too.
Here are my few:
67 Pontiac Firebird 1/38 (Welly)
68 Pontiac Firebird (Hallmark 2005)
69 Pontiac Firebird (Road Signature)
Okay, Harv. I'm looking.
This pictured car, a 1:1, does not have the gold edging around the wheel wells, and it seems that its hood eagle decal has more detailing. Am I close? I don't want to be critical of Greenlight's model, as I like their price range.
Well no one caught the error. Wipers! The GreenLight has them cast into the windshield, but in the 1970s many car companies revised their hoods to flip up a bit at the cowl, effectively hiding them. So visibly casting them in is a faux pas.