Tag Archives: Car Model
Round up the Big ‘Uns
There’s a periodic trend in model kit production that sees an alternating primacy of larger vs. smaller scales. For cars, it was common in the ’70s to have large-scale kits, with sizes going to 1/16, 1/12 and even larger. However, these huge kits were relatively rare. One large scale that did seem to grab on […]
Sierra Update 1: All Things “Go”
They say you have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Well, that assumes you’re not politically connected or independently wealthy… However, for our purposes, I think it’s safe to assume that the old words are wise indeed. I often start with the body of a car, and while I actually did […]
Paralyzed by (Odd) Choice(s)!
For me, finding unusual car kits that appeal to me is an ongoing quest, and one that meters out results in “ones and twos”. While I may find a treasure trove of Luft ’46 kits at one vendor’s table and a model show, or a tonne of Matchbox kits at a flea market, finding large […]
Stealthy? Yes! Invisible? Try Again!
Born out of the aftermath of the Automotive Dark Ages, the Dodge Stealth was a very interesting hybrid. Part Japanese-engineered supercar and part Mopar brawler, the Stealth was an affordable car that, in it’s most extreme form, could blow the doors of almost anything in its day. Combining Japanese and American sensibilities and making judicious […]
Road Runner’s Last “Meep”
By the time 1980 came around, the Mopar muscle car was well and truly dead. The final nail in the coffin was also the last Road Runner until the advent of that badge on Acclaim. The 1980 Road Runner was just a gussied up Volare with some decals and a few appearance options. It is […]