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Posted By: Graeme Ogg
Posted On: Sunday November 24, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Speaking of that T-Bird ...
Has anyone done a well-detailed 1:43 model of the hard-top?

I have the original Solido version, which was a great model in its day but of course it lacks anything in the way of fine brightwork, although I suppose a bit of BMF might help.

They did a later re-issue with whitewalls and a separate chromed plastic front screen, but it looked slightly cheapened, the new windscreen/windshield looked a bit too tall, and it only came either as a top-down convertible or with a pretty horrible plastic top.

"Genuine Ford Parts" and Franklin Mint only did convertibles as well.

Is there a good 61-63 hardtop that I've somehow overlooked? A beautifully balanced piece of styling, and I think it came with the purest expression of what came to be known as the "T-Bird Roof" style.

And yes, it is a shame that the "Genuine Ford Parts" series seems to have died a death.

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And another T-Bird model that I still like. (pic) by David Holcombe #26794
These are extremely well done models but also extremely fragile by Bob Jackman #26794.1
I agree. They could have filled a gap with their detail and price point. by Mark Lampariello #26794.1.1
+1 Agree it is a shame they ended. My fave of theirs is the '59 Ford wagon. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #26794.1.2
Their "upside down" boxes were prone to dropping the cars. The flat underside surface of what looks by Frank Racibozynski #26794.1.3
i have them from different colors nice miniatures and not expensive . (EOM) by Michel Gouverneur #26794.2
Speaking of that T-Bird ... by Graeme Ogg #26794.3
Graeme: There is a 1961 T-Bird hardtop that I have seen in a kit form by Ken Spear #26794.3.1
It is a Provence Moulage transkit (EOM) by Michael Majdalany #26794.3.1.1
Thanks Michael. (EOM) by Ken Spear #26794.
Graeme, I have a 63 hardtop. The base plate says Wizard. by Bob Jackman #26794.3.2
Sounds like Tin Wizard of Germany Bob. I have one from them (PIC). by Harvey Goranson #26794.3.2.1
You are correct Harvey. After close inspection I can make out the Tin Wizard logo. by Bob Jackman #26794.

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