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renato bardi
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David H
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   Congratulations, Renato!   Your great settings really make these fine cars look like the "real things."   Your very first picture features a Chevy much like my first 1:1, except mine was the 2-door version.  Long time ago!  Thanks for a fine post and for sharing your collection.


   
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Bob Jackman
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Wow Renato you have been busy. Thanks for sharing.


   
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John Kuvakas
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Awesoem dioramas! I love the scenery!!

 

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
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John Merritt
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Nice selections. Great diorama and photos.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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John Quilter
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Who makes the grey Chevy Suburban?

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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David Knight
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John, the gray ‘55 Suburban was made by Brooklin. There was one just like it on the campus of Lenox School where I went for my high school years back in the last century.  Mine is letttered to replicate that one on campus.

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David Knight
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Ed Davis
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Nice set of models. Is the Edsel the WMCE model?

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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Michel Lemieux
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This is the first time I've noticed the Goldvarg 1950 Chevy Fleetline with the sun visor. I don't have any model with the sun visor. I thought to buy my first one but the small piece that holds the visor to the open window bother me a bit. I have the USA model 1951 Chevrolet in almost the same color as well so I'm thinking of going with the Chevrolet Cream instead with no visor.

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David H
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@michel-lemieux    Michel, I understand your hesitation over that sun visor.  I started driving during the era of sun visors and I never liked them.  Yes, they cut down the sun rays in our eyes, but it was very hard to see a red light overhead, especially if you were the first or second car in line.  They also became shaky, even unstable at speed.    I have never had a sun visor on a 1:1 and I don't like them on my models.  Call that a personal gripe, but so be it.    Good luck in your continued purchasing!    David H 

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Bob Jackman
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My dad owned both a 49 and 51 Mercury with outside visors and every year we would go on vacation from the midwest to Florida. I can never remember them being a problem at speed. Dad always had the prismatic reflectors on the dashboards which allowed you to see the overhead traffic lights.


   
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David H
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@bob-jackman  Thanks, Bob.  I was trying to remember what that little gadget on the windshield was that helped us see the red lights.  Prismatic reflector!   Wonder if they're still around.

Just checked Amazon. Yep. 

IFM Efector E20005 Prismatic Reflector for Red Light and Infrared Light Retro-Reflective Sensors, Plastics, Round   $15.70

 


   
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John Quilter
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I've had to fit those prism lenses to my Morris Minors as I am tall and here in Oregon they insist on placing all the traffic light fixtures way up high, unlike other states that place at least one on a less than 10 foot high pole on the RH curbside.  Trying to influence public works how they could do this better has fallen on deaf ears so far.  And my cars have no visors.

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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Ken Spear
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Renato: your picture above of the 1958 and 1957 Chevs really highlights the problems with the Brooklin 1957 Chev. Firstly, the tires on the '57 Chev are oversized for the model making the car sit to high. The trunk in relation to the hood length is too short.I passed on this model for those reasons.The Brooklin model is however a great caricature of a '57 Chev.By the way, your 1958 Chev looks perfect and is how the '57 should have been proportioned.


   
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Michel Lemieux
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@ed-davis I think it's a WM because I saw this Edsel in the same color at least 15 years ago if not more on the Toys for Collectors site when the owner was Patrick Lacombe in Watertown, NY. I took the pic on his site. I think it was one of the most detailed WM model as well as the one of the most detailed model in general. I have the WMCE in white over Red. I like it very much. I have never take the time to compare the WM versus la WMCE. 

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