Again, for the record...I'm no 1/43 expert; I hang out mostly in the 1/18 Forum, but I do have a small (< 200 pieces ) 1/43 collection. Growing up watching many Godzilla movies I was (like probably many of you ) fascinated with all those little Japanese cars & scale models. Thus, I blame Godzilla for the purchase of this 1955 EBBRO Toyopet Crown RS many years ago.
I highlight it now, however, because I don't recall ever seeing anyone post/discuss it. IMO, it's a charming little car, nicely done and the opening doors are a bonus.
It looks excellent and very well done ! I like that deep green color. One wonders if getting into the seats was a gymnastics event given the suicide doors ? In all events, it is a very cool replica and car !
Neat model Chris and one I do not have. Love the color and opening features.
Nice model. However, blaming Godzilla is a first.
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A very nice model that I haven't seen before in this scale. I'll bet Godzilla squashed a few dozen of these underfoot!
"Gawdzeea"...nice model !
Yes, very nice. I have a whole cabinet of Japanese 1:43s and thought this would be a great addition. Unfortunately this particular EBBRO is currently on offer from various online sellers at around £120 ($145) so regrettably . . .
Very nice shutlines for 1:43. And real aspect hinges to boot!
@mg-harv YES! So glad you noticed. I realize opening features is kind of frowned upon in 1/43 scale but...if you're gonna do it... do it right! 😎
@chris, only frowned on if not well done. There are some excellent 1/43rds from AutoArt, Kyosho, and a few others that offer incredibly accurate shut lines and minute detail. Check out this Bugatti.
Holy Hanna! I'm just as speechless as you obviously were during that taping. Just an incredible model that I didn't even know existed. As I've said previously, 1/43 has come a long way since I shunned those "blobs" decades ago. This Auto Art replica raises the bar to museum quality standards. There's nothing to frown about here! Thanks for sharing John; I'm very impressed.
Various makers from the old days have known how to make tight shutlines without interfering with the paint. It's just a matter of investing the time and talent to get it right.
...yes, that sedan is remarkably "tight." But of course the problem is that the window surround (frame ) should be attached to the door and not "left in place" attached to the A & B pillars and the roof. That Porsche is more accurate.
My FM '52 Desoto gets a bad rap for being "too gapy," but I've always liked it and the fact that the rear doors are hinged properly.
I think you meant Ferrari there Chris. Yes, the Peugeot was from Solido's cheaper line so the door frame got cast with the body. I have a Citroen Cx with the frame included, but no pics at the moment.
I think you meant Ferrari there Chris.
LoL 😀 😀 No, I meant Porsche..... I thought that was a Porsche. I was thinking of something like this I suppose.......