Featuring 1:64 scale diecast vehicles of all makes and models.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

M2 Machines Auto-Thentics Preview

Just over a year ago, a new diecast company started doing business. Their commitment was to produce highly detailed 1:64 scale vehicles of solid construction and quality materials. Having found a few in my area and purchased them, I can say that I am totally satisfied that they achieved their goal! These models are marvelous. I posted a 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria in a previous post, but I wanted to talk a little bit more about them here. I'm planning on another more detailed post showing these cars inside and out, but this little look should at least whet your appetite for them. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are several thousand words' worth of pictures for you to get acquainted with the fabulous line of vehicles in the M2 Machines Auto-Thentics line. The above lineup includes, from the top, the 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria I posted previously, a 1955 DeSoto Fireflite, a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air and then 2 different 1955 Pontiac Star Chiefs, with different paint schemes.

Here is a closer look at one of the 1955 Pontiac Star Chiefs. You can see the detail is terrific! The doors open, the hood raises and the tires are made of rubber and feature whitewalls. The interior is fully embellished with all the appointments of a real 1955 Pontiac Star Chief. Two-color seats and a realistic looking dash.

From this view, you can see that they have used several dozen parts to complete the vehicle. There are chrome headlight bezels with clear headlight inserts, the hood ornament is a separate piece and there is a generous amount of chrome down the length of the car. They have even replicated the brushed aluminum look over the rear wheel wells. Below, is a recreation of a 1950's diner using some of the M2 Machines in my collectin to add to the realism of the photograph. I can't wait to work up a closer look at these vehicles so I can post a follow-up on them.

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