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Diecast for today 1-22-22 - Bird is the Word!


Harv Goranson
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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?

GreenLight 86452 Pontiac Trans Am 1979 pic1
GreenLight 86452 Pontiac Trans Am 1979 pic2

Time for a Firebird roll call from my collection. First up the '67 400 by Ertl:

Ertl 32002 Firebird 1967 pic1
Ertl 32002 Firebird 1967 pic2

'68 Formula 400 by GLM:

GLM 191003 Pontiac Firebird 1968 pic1
GLM 191003 Pontiac Firebird 1968 pic2

'73 Trans Am by Neo (why they painted it in a stupid off-white is beyond me):

Neo NEO44745 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1973 pic1
Neo NEO44745 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1973 pic2

'77 Trans Am by Auto World:

Auto World AWR1115 06 Firebird 1977 pic1
Auto World AWR1115 06 Firebird 1977 pic2

'77 Trans Am by GreenLight (Smokey and the Bandit):

GreenLight 86513 Pontiac Trans Am 1977 pic1
GreenLight 86513 Pontiac Trans Am 1977 pic2

'82 Trans Am by Ixo:

Ixo CLC366N Pontiac Firebird 1982 pic1
Ixo CLC366N Pontiac Firebird 1982 pic2

and finally a '99 Trans Am by YatMing:

YatMing 94240

 


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Jack Dodds
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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.


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Frank Reed
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Here are my few:

67 Pontiac Firebird 1/38 (Welly) 

4E2CD589 AA0A 4B6A 853C 8C127B9FDEA2
A4FB4882 9AEE 4B4F 8444 15A4900419DA

68 Pontiac Firebird (Hallmark 2005) 

66695C3C 715B 4252 9599 E43D8529D0E9
9ED2F8F2 CEB5 41C5 B384 E2777A0E3F48
7466CA64 E3BA 4B1B AD7E 096E2E892BDD

69 Pontiac Firebird (Road Signature)

D186B716 F125 4EF1 8438 32C0E06449F4
7CF8EC37 0BCD 4F2E 99DC 3B6E3488A38F

Frank Reed
Chesapeake, VA


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Karl Schnelle
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Front bumper?


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Harv Goranson
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@karl Nope. Higher up.


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David H
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Okay, Harv.  I'm looking.

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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.

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Harv Goranson
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@d-m-holcombe Nope, though that may be an inaccuracy too. Something in the cast details. And if you compare the 1:1 photo you posted David with the model, you will find the error.

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Harv Goranson
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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.


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