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Already a fan favorite - Forces of Valor - under new ownership - has fine tuned and upgraded their latest thrilling lineup. Seven World War II legends combine with the first ever nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to create a dynamic selection of ships that salutes maritime technology dating back to the 1930's. American, British, German and Japanese warships.

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01/07/2021

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Recent Visit to Ford Dealership in Raleigh, NC was a pleasant one. As I got my truck serviced I found a Great restaurant inside the dealership. I also enjoyed seeing this old Ford truck as well the diecast cars at the front lobby.

Ford Dealership in Raleigh, NC
Mustang Charlie Restaurant
Vintage Ford truck
Vintage Ford Truck
Diecast car models at Ford dealership
Diecast models at Ford Dealer ship

I like the look of the Ford Mustang. I would buy the convertible White Mustang if I were in the market. I did not like the new look of the Ford Bronco. The lights do not look modern. The body style looks a little weak. I did not see many new trucks. Must be because F-150 is still the best selling truck on the market. Chip shortage might be a problem as well.

New Ford Bronco at the dealership
Frod Mustang convertible
Frod Mustang in Baby Blue and Orange colors
Ford Mustang Cobra at Ford Dealership

31/05/2021

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The Complete Guide to the Different Scales of Model Cars



Whether you’re returning to an old, nostalgic love for model cars, or getting into the hobby for the first time, model cars are an amazing pastime for car enthusiasts of all ages. They are an amazing way to combine a love and passion for cars and automotives with a creative flair and DIY fun. Still, the world of model cars can be fairly confusing and overwhelming to many newcomers, and some may find it difficult to really get into the hobby. We are here to help with this. In this post, we will run through the basics of model cars, and break down the numerous different scales of models that are available.


What does the scale really mean?


There are obviously a lot of factors that go into choosing your first model car. While you might focus on the overall look of the model, or choose one that you have a personal sentimental attachment to, the size and scale of the model is always something important to keep in mind. 


At the most basic level, the scale represents the size of the model automobile in comparison to the size of the original object. As you could probably have guessed, at-home models are generally always smaller than the real object. Following this logic, let’s look at an easy example. If the stated scale for a model was listed as 1:8, the finished model would be 1/8, or 12.5%, of the size of the car in real life. The number you see on the left, which is normally always 1, is representing the model, and the corresponding number you see after the colon, in this case an 8, shows how many times bigger the real-life vehicle is. Obviously, the best scale for you will depend on the size of the original object that you are building, or buying, the model of, and how much space you have available for storage.


What are some of the most popular model scales?


Understandably, the most commonly used model scales differ between different automobiles. It depends on the original size of the vehicle, and what is considered to be the most manageable scaled-down size to work with, and what will look best when placed and presented alongside other models. Here is a run through some of the most popular scales in the model car world:


We offer an impressive range of cars and trucks in this style, including a 1952 Chevy Coe Pickup in red, and a 2008 Batmobile Tumbler (figure included).


1:43- One of the most popular model scales across the rest of the world, but slightly less so here in the USA, 1:43 is a scale popularly used for model trucks and larger vehicles. We have an incredible model of a GMC Vandura from the hit series The A-Team in this scale, and a Monaco Police vehicle from The Terminator. See 1:43 Scale Models



1:64- If you’re looking to get into farm models and US trucks, then this scale is for you. Whether it’s the 1972 Chevrolet K10 that was your first truck, or a bright orange Chevrolet Silverado, we have the model truck of your dreams in this scale. See 1:64 Scale Models



1:72- This scale is a bit different from the others, and slightly more niche. It is most often used in military aircraft and Die cast models. We have a number of these on our site, as well as a set of the fan-favorite Coca Cola Pickup Set. See 1:72 Scale Models


1:87- This scale is a bit specific to train sets, and slightly more detailed. It is most often used in Model Railroading/Train model layouts and Die cast models. We have two scales (N and HO Scales) of this category on our site, HO used to be more popular but N scale is becoming more of the fan-favorite due to less space requirements. Model Railroading. See 1:87 Scale


ModelsWhat else will I need to get started?


On top of our impressive collection of models and kits, we also offer equipment, tools, and supplies that will be key to anybody getting into modelling for the first time. Here are a few of the most important things to keep in mind when stocking up on your model cars.

1.Knives:

You won’t get far in your model car journey without investing into some good quality knives. We offer a great set of AMT Hobby Knives on our site. They consist of a sharp blade made of carbon steel, which can seamlessly cut through wood, cardboard, cloth, paper, plastic and thin metal.


A number of high quality blades are essential to any successful model building, and this kit offers an easy and quick blade change process of around five seconds. They also have a great safety cap allowing for safe storage.

2.Paint kits:


A good-quality paint kit is another essential investment for successful modelling. Due to the intricate nature of many models, especially those on a smaller scale, it is integral to have a variety of paint brush sizes and styles to meet all of your needs. One of the best kits for beginners is from Testors, and is easily available on our site. 


Whether you’re interested in large scale models that are not far from the real-life object, or smaller scale models that can be arranged and displayed in large group collections, there are plenty of model options available for you. The hobby can be an extremely fulfilling way to spend your free time. It allows you to combine your love for cars and automobiles with your creativity and artistic flair. The feeling of satisfaction at a perfectly executed model really is second-to-none, and your collection will be growing in no time at all. This post has run through the basics of model scales to give you a basic understanding of how they work. Once you have decided upon the scale that will work best for you, head over to our site and select the option to filter by scale to begin your shopping. And be sure to add any tools and equipment you might need to your basket!



31/05/2021

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Had a chance to see the real cars (vs diecast that I see all the time) at the local Car Show presented by Good Guys car Show. Location Raleigh, NC Fair Grounds

Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars
Good Guys Car Show - the real cars

Are you ready for the 1:1 version of your diecast model?

Good Guys hot Rod Classifieds

Took a trip to New Bern, NC to see what it was like and tripped over another Car Show downtown. Saw some of the same cars as I had seen in the Raleigh, NC car show. If I keep seeing this Camaro I may have to have it.

17/05/2021

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