Thursday, July 31, 2014

M2 Machines Foose 1968 Pontiac Firebird

My exploration of more premium 1:64 scale continues with this M2 Machines 1968 Pontiac Firebird, customised design by automotive designer and Overhaulin' reality show star Chip Foose, who in 2009 was inducted into the Diecast Hall of Fame. A fondness emerging for these muscle cars in general, I love the sparkle green with flames running down the front panels through the doors on this Firebird! It also has separate headlight pieces, and excellent chrome trim and incised panel detailing throughout, including a FOOSE rear license plate- a real looker...! It comes with a plexi display case, the car's chassis screwed into the metallic, tread base, which sports model signage in front.

A hinged hood exposes the engine underneath, perhaps the 350 V-8, replacing the 320 in that year (Wikipedia)...

The M2 has a lot of the same great detailing that the Auto World Pontiac Firebird I reviewed in my last post, and has the added benefit of wider, more even rubber tires for a smoother ride...

While these make a great pair, I lean toward the green FOOSE for it's superior tires and flashy styling- what about you?

Will "Kim's" 1968 take "Moe's" 1969 in a quarter... ?? I know these "young adult" model miniatures by Scene Setters aren't really in scale, but they're fun to stand next to these realistic 1:64 scale cars   :D

Make it FAST- Make It FUN!

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