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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  3:58:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Take a ride in the country'


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  4:28:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finally got a chance to do some modeling'. 1955 Willys Aero Bermuda'..I had to build a small diorama to show case this little beauty. I must say this is the best detailed die cast model I have, I think the detailing is second to none and as good if not better than Franklin Mint, Brooklyn, Match Box Classics, etc. The glass is the best I've seen. They detailed the vent window locks, and dash board features. I am very impressed with this company, Esval Models. the one I have is 215 of 250,limited edition. Also first time I paid $100.00 plus for a 1:43 die cast car. I will admit the quality is worth it. The Bermuda is the most desired collectable classic car of all the Willys , as it was produced only one year. They sold for just under $2,000.00 in 1955. Today if you are lucky to find one, fully restored, it will run well over 200K..

Let's take a ride in the country'..:D




























Thanks for looking'..




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Edited by - quartergauger48 on 09/16/2019 4:41:40 PM

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  4:38:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those were sold by Kaiser-Frasier-Studebaker dealers right? That is really a sweet model Ted!

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  4:54:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jim, they originally were built first by Willys-Overland, then bought by Kaiser-Willys, 1952. Only built for 3 years. The Bermuda was a last attempt to turn a sales profit. But it failed. They stopped making cars and focused on Jeeps. They did build Aeros in Brazil for a few following years... A very simple and elegant looking car. 1955 was the all time record sales year for GM. The year that started to kill all the private labels...Studebaker was never involved with WIllys. They merged with Hudson and Packard but eventually failed as well...:-bigeyes]



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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  5:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I don't know Ted, your Willys is nice but the Nash Metro is my candidate.





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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  7:15:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Ted, long time no talk!
That automobile is not only a beauty, your special built diorama is fantastic looking.
When I looked at the first picture, without first reading your post, I thought for a moment that it was a real car in the country. Great job all around.



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  7:42:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Frank, The Nash Metro also known as the Hudson Metropolitan' also a great private label Auto. They actually sold quite a few of those'..little pedal cars...

Thanks Louis'. I love making scenery and roads Been busy with many distractions. But finally got some free time to do a little modeling. I bought the car back in April, and just started this project Friday...Took more to photographing it than it did to build it.... Here is a wide shot and ariel view. It's a very small diorama, just for shooting 1:43, 1:48, and 1:50 vehicles'...













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Guff
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  11:09:32 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Ted, Nice work on the diorama. I never saw the real Willy's Bermuda but the model sure looks cool in your scenery!

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/17/2019 :  07:53:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice model and diorama as well!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/17/2019 :  3:05:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dave' and Tyson'.. I appreciate your nice comments'..



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