Spending quite a bit of money I don't really have to spend, I (with my husband's encouragement) made up for a truly horrible day by purchasing a few model kits. I already have a 1:16 Phantom II in my closet (along with my Franklin Mint dolls--tell no one), just waiting to be put together. And, well, the 1:12 Datsun was calling my name. I think it'd be an awesome addition to my Horrible Rural Shack.
Which brings me to my first question: why are 1:12 scale models quite so expensive? I mean, sure, they're larger so they'll cost more...but hundreds of dollars for a box of extruded plastic? Really?
Second, has anyone else used 1:14 or 1:16 scale cars (or bikes, or trucks, or whatever) in their scenes? Has it worked?
And, finally, on a really mostly unrelated note, there should be better (or existing at all) kits of the following cars:
- Tucker Torpedo
- Stanley K Raceabout
- Delahaye Cabriolet (the 135 would be OK, too)
- Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (or the 735 B)
- Daimler-Maybach 1889 "Steel Wheel"
- Phantom Corsair
- Edsel Corsair (an ad running in "Life" proclaimed that "the Edsel is here to stay!")
- Jaguar XK120
- Stutz Bearcat (Mr. Burns owns one, as do Dirk Pitt and several of Anne Rice's characters)
- 1958 Plymouth Fury
- 1936 Ford Siebert combination ambulance/hearse (um...great)