Post by smhardesty on Aug 29, 2018 18:10:40 GMT -5
I accidentally got my interest in diecasts drastically increased yesterday. I was involved in a conversation about something different and diecasts came up. I went ahead last night and did a search on eBay for 1/24 diecast and found some that really surprised me.
So I now have a couple of questions. The first thing would be which brands are worth buying and which should be avoided? The second thing would be how difficult, or easy, they are to disassemble and reassemble. I don't really want to just buy a completed car and put it on the shelf. I'm looking for diecasts that need detailing to make them better. It may be engine detailing, interior, or even some additional work on the exterior.
So, which brands should I be looking to buy? How hard is it to disassemble them? Any feedback appreciated.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2018 18:12:02 GMT -5 by smhardesty
really cant help you there, bur we have guys who can. are you locked into 1/24 and 1/25? I have a disassembled 69 road runner in 1/18th that I would / could part with. and a few more that are together. no, not an ambulance chaser, more like an opportunist.
Post by smhardesty on Aug 31, 2018 17:18:39 GMT -5
Yeah, I've noticed the high prices on the better models. I was kind of hoping to find at least a few of the lower priced cars that aren't available as plastic kits. I'm not turning up very many that meet those guidelines though.
Post by stangfreak on Feb 20, 2019 16:05:56 GMT -5
Johnny Lightning issued 1/24th scale diecast back before they closed the doors in 2000 or so. They came back a few years ago with 11/64ths only. The 1/24ths were solid and good quality and easy to disassemble. They would pretty hard to find now. I bought this Coke truck to rebuild as a replica of my real Ford van I hauled my Mustang to the track with. If you didn't want to pay the price the Johnnys go for on ebay, I would suggest Welly or M2 brands for 1/24th diecast to work with and modify. They still sell for 18 to 24 dollars each. By the time you build a plastic kit now, after paint and other materials, you could easily wrap up 50 to 75 bucks...