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I thought I'd show some pictures of 2 of my unique Buick model cars.   I have a fair size collection of model cars, and being the son of a Buick salesman I specialized in Buicks.  I have a lot of Promos , but these 2 are different.  The 1949 Roadmaster woodie is a resin model made by All American Models.  it was mastered off of the Franklin Mint Roadmaster  pictured next to it. A Google search confirmed something I thought had happened was that All American Models went out of Business over 10 years ago. The resin model came with chrome parts, frame, engine, windows and complete interior.  I recall that it cost around $95.   I bought a broken F.M. 49 on ebay and have plans to someday build the model using parts from both.  Someday?  I've been pretty slow getting to it.      The other model pictured is a 1965 Buick Skylark 2-door post coupe.  it's a replica of my first car, that I got when I was 18.   I built it using an AMT 66 Skylark as a starting point. The AMT 1964 GTO kit donated the top. I modified the bumpers and grille to replicate the 65. The hood required a bunch of work because the 66 hood is raised in the middle and the 65 is depressed.   It's one of my prized pieces   There was no model or promo of the 65 Skylark.      Jim Smith   BCA #3566

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I just returned from a trip to Indiana and met Dale Smith.

He brought with him the Buick Bug model he constructed from scratch.

The picture does not do the model or modelmaker justice....seeing it in person shows the great detail and craftsmanship.....Great job Dale

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On 1/7/2017 at 8:46 PM, dei said:

I know this thread goes back some but just came across three of my '58's in a box plus an ad showing paste wax and.... a can of it I had saved.

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Cool display Doug, great minds must think alike 

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These are my 32nd scale models completed as a young guy. Some are as one would expect of a young fellow quality wise.

If you look carefully there is a Buick in there. While not a correct paint job and the wheels are not right, what did I know at that age...

The wall cases are what Dad made me to house them one year after I had a fit when Mom came in my room once and started to dust them using her Hoover Vacuum Cleaner! :o:(:angry:

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The first scale model Buicks I received were dealer promo models from 1957.  My dad was a mechanic at the Buick dealership in Hutchinson, KS and the owner gave the '57 promos to his employees at Christmas in '57; one  car for each kid.  My brother and I each got one.   They stayed at the house in which we were raised. When Mom died, I took both of them. ? Roadmaster 2dr hardtop.  I imagine that they are factory colors, but I don't know the names of the colors.

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I went to the dealership one day in Sept of '62 with my dad and discovered a 63 Riviera under a car cover awaiting the grand reveal.  I showed dad and told him I had to have one. You can imagine his reaction.  On my 16th birthday the following February,  he told me he'd bought one for me.  Ha! A 1:24 scale model.  I originally painted it Spruce green with silver interior to match the one I'd seen under the cover.  When I got my '63, in 1982, I repainted the model to match what I'd bought.  This is the car I got and assembled in '63 and repainted in '82.

 

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When I discovered the 1:18 diecast models, I bought the '55 which was like the one I drove to high school and from which my younger brother and I ran our paper route.  Mine was white with red/black interior. (sorry for the fuzzy focus)

 

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When Hiway61 came out with their '64 Rivieras, I has to get a black one that looked like my '63.

 

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Ed Pentico's 64 Riviera with the Super Wildcat engine was used as the car from which Hiway61 took their measurements and pictures.  They mailed him a couple and were damaged in shipping.  I got one of those from him and came up with this.  Fun project that gets lots of comments.

 

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Here's how I display it.  I had a '48 Ford F1 at one time but never pulled anything with it. Red just like this one.

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I had this engine built but never installed it.  (I got an offer on the stock F1 that I couldn't refuse.)

 

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Here is my friction rear axle 1958 Buick Roadmaster with one of my trunk emblems for my full sized Roadmaster.

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I bought it in this condition but found out the plastic from those days does this.

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On 14/01/2018 at 1:20 PM, dei said:

These are my 32nd scale models completed as a young guy. Some are as one would expect of a young fellow quality wise.

If you look carefully there is a Buick in there. While not a correct paint job and the wheels are not right, what did I know at that age...

The wall cases are what Dad made me to house them one year after I had a fit when Mom came in my room once and started to dust them using her Hoover Vacuum Cleaner! :o:(:angry:

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I just had to add this.

I was at Mom's today and went downstairs to look in a cabinet that I knew had some car literature in it I saved when still at home.

Sorting through two deep draws I find this...

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This was a newspaper I used when I painted those models.

 

CAN IT BE THAT LONG AGO.... :o

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Fun thread... apparently our toys come in ALL sizes...)

 

This 1:25 scale '65 Riv was built and hand painted back in the early 1980's shortly after I purchased my 1:1 1964 Riv in Wedgewood blue (that I still own). Colour came close, but a tad too dark. At the time, model manufacturers were only producing the '65 Riv' scale models and they are still readily available. For the 1963, and 64 years, these models were only available in '63/64. They can be still be found on eBay, some built, some in original boxes, some $$$, and although I've since acquired a handful of the original '64 scale models, I've not got around to re-creating the 1:1 aside from this one...

 

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Although I built models as a kid,  that fad faded long ago until about 10-12 years ago when my son got to be the age that he was interested in building them, so of course, I got involved. A couple of our Riv projects... 

 

Another '65...

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'66... (the red thing on the steering wheel is a homemade anti-theft club...)

 

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I've also collected a number of first gen Riv's in various scales, some plastic, metal, a couple small slot car racers... When I find the time, I'll take a few photos of some of those...

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 1:20 PM, dei said:

These are my 32nd scale models completed as a young guy. Some are as one would expect of a young fellow quality wise.

If you look carefully there is a Buick in there. While not a correct paint job and the wheels are not right, what did I know at that age...

The wall cases are what Dad made me to house them one year after I had a fit when Mom came in my room once and started to dust them using her Hoover Vacuum Cleaner! :o:(:angry:

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Very nice. Those pyro kits are fun to build.

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This is the only one I got. It is a Brooklyn model of a 1949 Buick Roadmaster sedanet. 

 

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1949 Buick sedanet models are very hard to come by. I know there is an “American Models AM8” which is highly detailed but it’s also a Roadmaster and very expensive. Supers are as far as I know never built which is a shame because they have the best ratios. The Roadmaster is visually nose heavy.

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What scale is that Wilf?

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I’m sorry I forgot to mention it. It’s 1:43.

 

It’s quite rugged and especially the front is low in detail but the boattail back makes up for it. 

 

Also it’s a one piece model. No opening doors, hood or trunk. 

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Just as an FYI, Brooklin has discontinued most if not all of their Buick Collection models. These are high quality 1/43 scale ranging from 1933 to 1939. I am phasing out as a Brooklin dealer, but  still have some of these in stock. I will be letting these go at cost. If interested, please PM me. 

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Pm sent. Thanks for offering here

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Back at the 2016 BCA meet in Allentown,  Brooklin had a display and Bulgari had a few pages in the 50 anniversary book about their models.

In a conversation there,  we were told that Bulgari had an interest in Brooklin models......don't know how to confirm that information.

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