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PostSubject: Danbury Mint: expensive junk   Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:29 pm

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The Danbury Mint has made an extremely detailed Christine that goes for over $200 on eBay but they couldn't even get the car's basic lines right. Look at the angle on the windshield. I give them credit for getting the side inserts right, which most models including mine don't, but still, expensive junk.

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My AMT kit, which ended up costing me a lot in supplies and time/labor but probably was still less, has better lines! You can't really tell from this picture but the windshield has the steep slope that a '58 Plymouth should.

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PostSubject: Re: Danbury Mint: expensive junk   Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:04 pm

Way too exspensive. Sad amt looks better. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Danbury Mint: expensive junk   Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:18 pm

Despite all the mistakes I made, using the right shade of red spray paint, getting the roof white, and finding Bare-Metal foil (1,000 times better than silver paint) for the side inserts and windshield and window frames made her a serviceable shelf queen, where the car's basic lines are all that matters.

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PostSubject: Re: Danbury Mint: expensive junk   Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:58 pm

I'm diggin that Clock Serge. Who made it? What model is it? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Danbury Mint: expensive junk   Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:03 pm

Westclox "Clock of Tomorrow."

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PostSubject: Re: Danbury Mint: expensive junk   Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:43 pm

Yeah, I agree, the amt model looks like a better model of Christine than the Danbury Mint one does... Smile
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