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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=63756
Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 18  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 05-24-2007
View Stats Category: Vehicle Misc
Description:
Hudsons.


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#1
5-24-2007 @ 10:15:26 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
Knew Doc would be in there somewhere.

#2
5-24-2007 @ 10:21:26 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
How is that 1:18 scale Hudson, anyway? They sell two of them, and I've kicked around the idea of getting one (since it's basically the closest thing to a 1:18 American Motors die-cast that I can find).

#3
5-24-2007 @ 10:23:46 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
#2, I have a 1:18 AMX.

#4
5-24-2007 @ 10:26:11 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#3, me too. green?

#5
5-24-2007 @ 10:28:05 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
Aye.

#6
5-24-2007 @ 10:30:14 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#3, Isn't made by one of the shittier companies, though, like Ertl or YatMing?

#7
5-24-2007 @ 10:31:31 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
Ertl

I actually like Yatming's 1:18 line, tho. Their Mercury Marauder looks nice (plus I've never seen another diecast early-60s Mercury)
http://www.monbebe.ru/photo/yat/yat_92568big.jpg

[Edited by Adambomb on 5-24-2007 @ 10:34:13 PM]


#8
5-24-2007 @ 10:34:28 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#7, How's the quality of the AMX? Single-hinged, swing out doors? One color molded engine? Any interior detail?

#9
5-24-2007 @ 10:35:35 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#8, swing out doors, yes, not too sure on the engine, mine's in Lawrence.

#10
5-24-2007 @ 10:39:11 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
Block is blue with black piping and an air cleaner with AMX 390 lettering. Doors appear to be single-hinged. The interior is molded in one color on mine (brown) with just a few chrome accents.

[Edited by Adambomb on 5-24-2007 @ 10:40:41 PM]


#11
5-24-2007 @ 10:41:21 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#10, seems we have the same one. Mine is green with white stripes.

#12
5-24-2007 @ 10:42:53 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
After looking at some pictures of Ertl's '68 AMX on EBAY, I'm not too thrilled with the overall look. Better than I expected, though.

#13
5-24-2007 @ 10:47:07 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#7, Those Marauders DO look cool. It's about time someone started modeling some of the semi-obscure, early '60s performance cars. It's a nice change from the typical Camaro/Mustang/Charger stew.

On a slightly different subject, does anyone own any Highway 61 models? I've been looking at photos of their stuff, and it look pretty good, detail-wise. The prices aren't bad, either.


#14
5-24-2007 @ 10:48:16 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#13, I have an Arnie Beswick GTO, and a Chevy truck. excellent detail. I like them. Both were given as gifts. :)

#15
5-25-2007 @ 11:24:23 AM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
#13, I have the giant Chevy flatbed.
http://www.udisco.com/hobbies/pics/050337.jpg

[Edited by Adambomb on 5-25-2007 @ 11:25:07 AM]


#16
5-25-2007 @ 11:29:49 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Uh, I'm pretty sure this Hudson is a Highway 61 diecast... though I can't seem to find the diecast manufacturer's logo on the underside...

It's a beautifully detailled diecast... the engine looks awesome (and the hood has folding support braces), the interior is awesome (even has aviation-style seat-belts just like real stock cars of the era) and a carpeted trunk (but the spare tire is missing... either it came like that since race cars obviously didn't race with their spare on board, or it could be because I bought this diecast used and "loose")... one other neat thing, the driveshaft spins with the rear wheels, just like my Action Elite and Team Caliber Owner's models.


#17
5-25-2007 @ 11:44:48 AM
Posted By : 427 Vette Reply | Edit | Del
Yeah, the 1/18 Hudson is made by Highway 61. I believe they also make a convertible.

Speaking of Highway 61, this is nice:
http://www.legacydiecast.com/xq/asp...5/qx/review.htm


#18
10-27-2007 @ 05:00:36 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
I now own a Highway 61 Dodge Dart GTS. I'm very pleased with it. The quality is about as good as my AutoArt Mach 1. The rotating drive shaft knda caught me off guard. :)

Dunno what I'll get next. Probably an AutoArt or Kyosho European car from the 1980s. BMW E30 M3, 635CSi, Ford Sierra Cosworth, Lotus Cortina, Ferrari F40. Hell if I can decide. An '80s vintage Lotus Espirit Turbo would also be sweet.


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