02-07-2004, 09:04 PM
For all the "small" Elky collectors - just came across this new 1:18 scale model of a 1965 El Camino coming out in April.
ExactDetail 65 El Camino (http://www.exactdetail.com/new/)
Nicely detailed models.
02-07-2004, 09:32 PM
That is really cool. I wish I had the $$$ for it. :) I think I will stick to my Hot Wheel size collection. Hey does anyone know about how many different Hot Wheel Elkys were made? I have about thirty different ones and I was wondering if I was missing one?
02-08-2004, 06:45 AM
Laura - you are WAY ahead of me in both the model and full scale categories!!! I just pick up Elky models when I stumble across one in a store or flea market so I only have about 6-7 of various scales, although this '65 has peaked my interest a little. About in line with Franklin Mint models but it appears the detailing is better. Not sure if this one has working suspension like their other models but it does have a working tailgate. Seems to have interesting features that make a model neat. I hope it will be out by the time Spring Carlisle happens as there are tons of diecast vendors there so I can eyeball it before buying.
I first spotted the '65 on Ebay starting at about $95 I believe. Direct from the maker is $109.95 so it will be interesting to watch the Ebay sale and see if people fall into the auction hysteria syndrome (AHS) and bid it higher than they can get it direct. I get a kick out of watching one Elky item constantly show up, the interior light cover, which gets bid up to $7-8 + shipping and you can still get them from your local Chevy dealer for about $4.50.
02-08-2004, 10:46 AM
I have tried to build a model for every car I have had. Some you can't get a model. I built a elky like it was before , I found another model so someday I will build it as it is now.
02-08-2004, 11:06 AM
Tommy - I have tried to do the same but when I need a '52 Chevy they put out a model of a '51 or when I need a '68 Barracuda they put out a '69. Close enough but..... And how many of us old farts are gonna get exited about a model of a stock '62 Chevy Biscayne???? The only model they got right was my '55 Crown Vic - except for the color.
One of these days I have to go buy the 87 Elky reissue as it is close enough.
Go to walgreens. They have a 65' their for like $5, it think its 1/24?
02-08-2004, 11:44 AM
I've got one of those $5 ones - and I think you are saying "from across the street it looks just as good."
Sorry I missed your '72 Cutlass - had one of those. Bought it in Lawrenceburg and it came in on Christmas Eve in 1972. Put a big red bow on it. :cool:
02-08-2004, 03:06 PM
I think its sad that model building has become a dieing art. Models are becomeing hard to come by because kids today can buy detailed toys all ready built. I use to enjoy model building. It's hard to find the time now.