Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

So, the Rite Aid next to my gym has a stand where they have Beanie Babies on one side and a mix of 1/24 and 1/43 diecast on the other. It’s kind of an interesting way to sell model cars. They’re mostly Welly, with some Maisto mixed in, and since they’re out in the open with no boxes, kids play with them and door mirrors, wipers etc frequently get knocked off if they’re there for more than a few days.

But it does mean that you can see the models even more clearly than usual and handle them and I realized that some of the Welly 1/24 models are actually really nice. They are $9.99 each (or $7.99 if on sale). Whenever I go to the gym now, I always stop in to see if they’ve put out new ones out and what the selection is.

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Last time I came home with this 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo and a 1972 VW T2.

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One of the things I really like about quite a few of the Welly models of vintage cars is that the doors don’t “swing out” on toy-like hinges, they’re designed to “dip in” at the front like real cars.

Porsche only gave you a drivers’ side door mirror in ‘74. Cheap, Porsche, very cheap!

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I need to put a touch of silver marker on that antenna stub on the fender.

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