Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
There's an old saying: "Beggar's can't be choosers" and for years now I've pitched a fit over how the toy industry had totally ignored making any 1/43 scale The Munsters Koach or Dragula in 1/43 scale diecast versions. I mean, Johnny Lightning has a nice little 1/64th scale Koach...
...and Ertl has a beautiful 1/18 scale Koach
To the rescue - more or less - is this year's offering from Department 56, the company well known for its beautiful holiday buildings and accessories. Cast resin is a different animal than diecast metal. It simply doesn't allow for the same amount or fideltiy to detail as diecast and this version of the Koach reflects that. Detailing is a bit crude and much of it is molded on vs. separately applied as one would see on a diecast model. Details are painted, not plated, thereby giving a dullish overall appearance to the thing, and the wheels are glued on - not free rolling. As I said, resin is a different animal than diecast and while this is about as good as one can expect from resin - understand that if you choose to buy one of these it's for the nostalgia and for having a Munsters Koach in 1/43 scale - not becaase it's a highly-detailed scale model. The Koach measures 5" (12.7cm) L x 2 1/4" (5.71cm) W x 2" (5.08cm) H, and really is a nice addition to any Halloween display as long as as you accept it for what it is. Enjoy! Opa Fritz
Friday, October 8, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
New for this year's Halloween display is this cool '37 Studebaker hearse from The Phoenix Mint given to me by Billy Hill, one of my fb buddies! Thanx Billy!!! Issued last year this 1/43 scale bone wagon (or cadaver coach, or...) makes a wonderful addition to either the cemetery scene, chapel scene, or just about anywhere on the display. The front and back doors all open allowing views of the interior or placement of a coffin. Enjoy! Opa Fritz