Automodello Gets Ready to Launch a Meteor

May 18, 2012 No Comments by

Automodello’s number one man – Jim Cowen – sent along these pictures of the master resin for their upcoming mid-scale Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor”, and to say that we’re blown away is an understatement. Check out the unmistakable shape and sweep of the car’s aerodynamic body, and the stance of the replica on the as-yet-untooled wheels.

This second release in the company’s venture into1:24 (the first car was the Phantom Corsair) is shaping up beautifully. Hey, photos don’t lie; this thing looks so good already, we’re thinking a raw resin version might actually be kind of cool to have around.

But of course, the car will be arriving fully decorated, and detailed with Automodello’s usual flair for note-for-note attention to correctness. These guys don’t cut corners – and the end result is always exquisite. Thanks to careful research and an eye for finesse, the maker’s pieces – first seen as high-end 1:43 images – have made the still-new company one of the most respected sources for beautiful, enthusiast-grade model cars.

Driver/owner Ab Jenkins’ strong Mormon faith is what gave the car its nickname back in its record-setting days; we’re equally sure that the model will be a sell-out success – just like that Phantom – when it hits the market later this season. Stay tuned. We are.

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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