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GFCC's new high detail '56 Buick Roadmaster

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Clifford Read
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For a few years GFCC has made some well done "Corgy/Dinky like" diecast models of a small variety of cars, including the '56 Buick. at reasonable prices with inexpensive shipping.

This new '56 Buick seems to be their first foray into the higher end high detail diecast models (similar to the 1/43 resin vehicles) but still at a reasonable price point .

GFCC's Buick is available in a variety of colors, including one colored like the Danbury mint 1/24 Buick Roadmaster 4 door .

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D Crowe
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This is different from the usual Chinese resin cars in the use of molded and plated pieces.  Certainly looks better than 2D photo etched trim.  I hope we see additional models of this type.

Wonder why different colors are priced differently?  Maybe they are pricing them based on anticipated desirability of the various combinations.  


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John Quilter
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I have been quite pleased with these GFCC items and have done some interesting things with the earlier Buick and the '59 Pontiac as shown in early posts.  I did write them in Albany NY back in 2018 suggesting they improve the wheels and I am pleased to see they did just that.   I look forward to an expansion of their range.

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Mike DeTorrice
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This looks excellent ! I have their earlier '56 Buick Roadmaster and I am very happy with that one, too. This higher-end version is a great choice and GFCC has been very good in a price/budget way.


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D Crowe
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I did write them in Albany NY back in 2018 suggesting they improve the wheels and I am pleased to see they did just that. 

Sorry, John, if anyone ever read your communication to them about wheels, it was as quickly disregarded as suggestions for them to make Mr. Mooney's 1957 Edsel.  And those who disregarded it then are long gone and disregarding similar minutia at other companies now.  Unless you are with letter of credit in hand and ready to order 300 units of a finished product, your words are never heard.  


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John Quilter
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Not sure if letters can be attached or not but here is what I sent, but it did take four years to happen.

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John F. Quilter
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John Merritt
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That's a nice-looking model. I love the colors.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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Nickies
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This is a very nice model and the detail is impressive.


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JayGolan
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Tongbotoys was the only dealer for GFCC on Ebay at one time. I wrote to him inquiring about a replacement trunk emblem that had gone missing from a Lincoln I had purchased. He sent me one also the hood emblem just in case.

Renato Bardi posted some pictures of updated models GFCC was working on. They included the Buick, a hardtop 1959 Pontiac Bonneville, a 1954 Cadillac hardtop and an updated 1955 Studebaker.

  GFCC updated – Forum 43 – The Diecast Zone Forums


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