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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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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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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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Aidan’s Garage. 

Well it started when I bought a 1965 Buick Riviera in 1/24 scale by Maisto. It was the red version with black vinyl roof, second hand at a swap meet. I showed it to grandson Aidan on a Skype chat as he lives in Manchester in England.

 

Well not long after, we get the email photo with Aidan and you guessed it, his own 65 Buick Riviera. It planted the seed that he needed a 1/24 scale garage to put it in, to service it, add fuel and air up those tyres. 

 

So I set about making Aidan’s Garage, as a flat pack so we can take it over to him soon and help him put it together. And yep, he will get to keep the silver Riviera as well. Just a few photos.

 

Now, if only I could find him a ‘63 Riviera like my real one!

 

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

 

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And here it is, set back up in the UK, with his red ‘65 and the ‘53 Skylark we found in Hamleys Toy Store. And the silver ‘65 I bought over with the garage. Aidan will be getting some Buick fun on a big scale (1/24). Just need to find some scale people! 😎😎😎😎

 

 

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I brought this model back out to sit on my shelf for awhile in my newly remodelled computer (Buick) room.

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With have two more I'll rotate them to keep it interesting.

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Using Daylight Savings Time change as my excuse (and I'm sticking to that...😉) I changed out the Limited two door for the Wells Fargo model.

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It even has the steer head on the hood centre chrome.

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All in all a nicely done model of the original which by the way, still exists.

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Hello, since a moment of research a miniature model (scale) a Buick Electra 225 1969, but I can not find.
I search a lot on the internet but I never find it. Do you know if this model exists in sclale?
Thank you :) 
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AMT made a 1969 Buick Wildcat Kit in 1/25th scale and I'm pretty sure there were '69 Riviera Promotional models.   I don't know of any 1/25th scale Electra 225's.     Jim Smith  BCA #3566

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21 hours ago, jsmittie41 said:

AMT made a 1969 Buick Wildcat Kit in 1/25th scale and I'm pretty sure there were '69 Riviera Promotional models.   I don't know of any 1/25th scale Electra 225's.     Jim Smith  BCA #3566

 

Thank you for the information ;) 
I think I would not have the choice to have it made with a 3D printer if I can't find :/

 

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