GreenLight Goes Vampy: 1:18 “Bella’s Chevy Pickup” Rises Up

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments by

Okay, here’s the checklist: She’s a hottie. She likes to ride motorcycles. She drives a beat up old Chevy pickup truck. And, as seen in the Twilight series of films, she also has a thing for bloodsuckers. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad. While we can’t attest to character “Bella’s” taste in men, we can definitely get behind item number three, as seen in this release by GreenLight Collectibles, arriving just in time for the latest installment of the fanatically-followed movies.

Based off a Sun Star mold set, this model of the movie vamp-in-training’s Chevy truck is painted and deco’d up to look like it’s been ridden hard and put away muddy (or something that rhymes with muddy). The airbrush-applied weathering is everywhere, including the moderately detailed interior and on the grease-spattered old Chevy V8 under the hood. The wheels steer, and the tailgate opens on the pickup’s rear (we’re assuming a stake bed would have been a no-no), making it a great place to stash those plastic glow-in-the-dark fangs you’ve been hiding. Yes,  it’s a ’65, and Bella’s truck is a ’63, which makes for some differences in the side trim; if you’re a movie fan with a thing for brunettes who consort with the undead, you’ve already bought in. Got a teen-aged daughter (or youthful wife or partner) you want to give chills to? Here you go.

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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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