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#1 OFFLINE   lub oswego

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Your opinion please. What 1/43 brands consistently produced the best post WW II (up to about 1960) models of American passenger cars? Examples: Plymouth, Packard, Mercury, Hudson, etc. I found some Buby Collector Classics (Argentina) that are pretty decent. Brooklins seem very expensive and the pictures of them show a "clumsiness" in execution. What other brands should I consider?

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:33 AM

Neo has some great looking cars and they do a lot of American cars from the 70s and 80s. They are expensive but look really on point. Minichamps might have some choices too. True Scale has made some good looking Cadillac 75 Series. Sometimes they can be found pretty cheap. Also look at Matrix and PremiumX.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:53 AM

Not a fan of Brooklins, charming in some ways but not very realistic and extremely expensive. But, they make cars of the era that you desire.
As Jon mentioned, there is a smattering of offerings from a few makers, but not a lot of choice.

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:39 AM

Sorry  that  I  missed this a year ago.  I have several models from your favorite era, and I confess quickly that Brooklins are my favorite.  It helps that I also like to work with Bare-Metal chromium foil.   Durham Classics in Canada has some fine models, and more recently Matrix is doing great work in resin.  I have a Matrix Rambler on order right now. I suggest you go to Forum 43 of the Legacy site and see what's being discussed.  It's a fine hobby, and I enjoy my 1:43 models.

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